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Posting the things I've scanned for Tumblr, so this isn't my entire sketch book or anything. I figured I'd put mini-dumps here and there, since I'm starting to scan more for other sites than this one.

So, I guess if you want to see these things ahead of time, check my Tumblr.

Concepts for Estrella, a character for a children's story in Creative Writing that I'm still trying to figure out. The basic story is that she wants to become a star (literal star), until she learns about the size of the universe and begins to feel insignificant. Then... SOMETHING, some kind of mystical-but-not-really-because-I-don't-want-to-suggest-that force remedies those thoughts.

Like I said, working on it.

Have I ever posted Fritty here? Yes, no? Okay, I consider Fritty to be my first original character, even though I hesitate to use the word "original." He was heavily based off a Pikachu knock-off I made. (Basically Pikachu painted brown with black stripes and given a machine gun and a puffy tail. Yeah, don't ask.) Despite not really developing much, I still love the little guy, as he represents an important step in the evolution of my art. This is my first time drawing him in a very long time, since once I started to stray from my anime-phase, which he is linked to in some ways, I drew him  less and less. So a bit of a redesign here, just in the eyes and markings. He used to be far more cartoony and stupid looking.

Also, another character, this one I assume your recognize, Josephine the Pirate Queen. I've been reworking her to fit a children's story (in poem form) while also being accessible to an adult audience. Or perhaps making her an adult character accessible to the younger audience. I have no idea. Again, Creative Writing is a part of this.

Big difference here is her hair. It's less afro-y when she's younger, and becomes rounder as she gets older. I've always struggled with drawing this character, so I'm glad I sort of have a grasp on her now. My favorite is the sketch of her and the rat - I just love the shading.

What, you thought I'd do a sketch dump and NOT include some LinkxZelda sexy times? Please.

This started off as a rather innocent sequential kiss study (lack of clothes explained by the fact that I just didn't FEEL like it, kay?) but evolved into something less innocent. If you want to read it properly, start in the middle, go down left, right, up, left.

To be honest though, it actually turned into something else: a hand and movement study. When it got to positioning the bodies, I thought about how the hands would move, which is why it turned sequential (which was not my original intention). Though anatomy is kind of shot, I do sort of like the awkwardness of the positioning, like it was unplanned. 
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So yeah, this is what I've done over the last.... 20 days? Yeah. a little, and like the last post, the portraits are all of people in my Creative Writing class. I think they started to catch on by now, so I draw them when they're on the podium reading stories and can't focus on me. Muaha. But let's start off with the cover of my moleskine.

This is probably my favorite of the various covers I've done in the past. I'm pleased with how it turned out. I have to fix it up every so often because it fades a bit, but otherwise, it's held up pretty well.
Portraits, Nuzlocke Run and more under the cut )

I'm sorry the pictures are smaller than usual. I had to try a different scanning method that doesn't use Photoshop, as it was causing a lot of issues and crashing a lot. It was much faster and scanned with much more detail, but it's difficult for me to determine what's a good size to resize the pictures for. I'll work on this for the next post.
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Got a new Moleskine after finishing up the last one. It's one of the larger, soft covered ones. I like the paper in these much more than the one used for the hardback moleskines simply because it scans better. The only big problem is that it's easy to press down too hard on pencils and all and create impressions on the other side. Oh well.

I didn't feel like scanning everything that I've done in it because some pages just weren't interesting or what not.

Porch copied from a picture I took in Greece.

18 )
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Lots of sketches under here, some from the moleskines and others from random pieces of paper. The last 9 (except the very last one) are kind of old, some of them drawn last year.

Think I'm going to color this soon. Looks like a fun experience.

more under here. Some nudity, nothing too scarring. )
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Okay, first off, the WIP.

Worked on this during the livestream and decided the skin needed reworking since it didn't really reflect the light too well. Still experimenting with that.

Here the changes are more obvious. I'm trying to fix Zelda's eyes - I think they look better but I need to clean them up a bit.

And here are two other things that I was working on during the stream )
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Updated with comments because I got distracted and didn't write any the first time :D

This post is nothing but Zelda fanart (and one not-Zelda), since now I can draw Link and Zelda, don't want to stop drawing Link and Zelda, but can't draw Link and Zelda doing normal things. That's why this is a not-safe-for-work/safer-for-work-but-still-nekkid post.

Except this. This is work safe. And the clothes didn't last long. Maybe it's because I can't draw their clothes, as is clearly demonstrated by this picture.

These would be the not safe pics [3] )

These are the safer, cuddlier pics [5] )

Okay, I love my moleskine, but I hate the way the paper scans.
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I've been livestreaming for 8 hours.

We watched AMV Hell 3, Akira, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and a couple episodes of Samurai Jack.

Anyway, here's the picture as it stands now:

Finished the shield and added a rock to make the angle work. Not sure if it fixed anything. Detail shot:

Might have to fix the lighting since it's now angled away from the light, but we'll have to see.
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Yeeeah so all I worked on for 5 hours was a shield that isn't really even at the right angle.

I'm hoping to fix that tomorrow.

Here's a close up:


Any advice on how to fix this and NOT have to redo the entire thing? I think it can be fixed just by changing most of the perspectiv-y lines, if that makes sense.

... maybe this would be a good time to look for shield replicas and zelda cosplay...

Livestream was a blast. We watched Mean Girls, Starchaser (i.e. The Legend of Zelda Star Wars in Space), and the pilot episode of Samurai Jack. Definitely more entertaining that just music.
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Livestream'd for 3 hours, which brings to the total time spent on this image up to around 30 hours.

As you can see, the focus here was mainly fixing Link's anatomy and tweaking the tunic to make it more accurate to the Twilight Princess design, since that's the game that this image is based in. Here's a comparison:

Yup. I think I'll see if I can't make some changes to his arm tomorrow, but one of my goals for this is to add the shield. Yup, the shield. I don't know when I'll ever finish this, but it's a fun experiment.

Oh, and thanks to [livejournal.com profile] milokey  and [livejournal.com profile] footnoodles  for dropping in :3 I appreciated it :D Hope you guys had fun
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So my goal was today was to finish the sword, fix some issues I had with Zelda's anatomy, and experiment with lighting/shadows some more. Yeah, we never got to the last part. It took a lot longer to fix Zelda than I expected, and I had to do a lot of recoloring. I eventually finished, but I will probably work on the dress some more. But that's some other time. Here's a comparison:

I haven't fixed the toes yet. I also want to fix the face a bit - the eyes especially.

Here's the image as it stands now:

Just as I redid a lot of Zelda's anatomy, I'm probably going to work on Link some tomorrow. I don't know if I'm going to go quite as over the top with him as I did with Zelda, because to me, it just looks like the torso needs to be shortened. However, I will probably add detail to the tunic, and that may take some time.

Actually, that's another thing. I want to add some designs to Zelda's dress - she's a princess, even her romp-in-the-field clothes have to be somewhat fancy. That's probably going to happen on a later date, though.

And I did get the sword more or less finished, though I still need to work on the gold details on the scabbard.

Now THIS was fun to color.

As always, any help/advice is appreciated. For instance, Zelda's left (our right) arm. It's been bugging the crap out of me. I want to fix it, but I do not want to redo the hand. What do I do?

Posting this early because I am absolutely exhausted. I even took a nap during the livestream because I was scared that I was going to just fall asleep right then and there. I do volunteer work all day tomorrow, so I'm debating whether or not to livestream or even work on this thing until Saturday.
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I think I worked on this for, like, 6 or 7 hours today.

I started off by adding some grass, but after about half an hour of that, I got really bored. So I decided to add a sword!

Not done, clearly. It's based on the sword that Rusl made in Twilight Princess, the one that Link starts out with. The scabbard was a bitch to do because reference was hard to find, so I took some liberties with the design. Based on the sword, this picture takes place in the Twilight Princess universe of Zelda, so I might be making some major changes to Link's tunic soon. However, I will not for the life of me add chainmail. He's on a date with Zelda - he'll take his sword but he doesn't need a suit of armor. (Link has the Ordon sword because he put the Master Sword back in the stone thing, remember?)

That's my reasoning anyway.

Shut up, I'm not lazy.

The coloring of the sword is based on how it's colored in the official art, but I tried not to reference it to the point of copying the style. I still looks copied... I used a guide that [livejournal.com profile] ikage  recently made to color the metal, so this has been an active learning process.

This picture is coming along nicely, but I feel like it's far from done. I want to add more stuff, like maybe a shield, random floating light things. I also want to add more highlights and maybe re-color Zelda's skin. Seriously, I plan on going full out on this thing, it's so much fun to work on.

And this is why you should join the livestream:

Yeah. What now.

(Guys, if you see any glaring problems with anatomy, lighting, coloring, whatever, please tell me. The sooner I know about it, the sooner I can fix it and the more I learn from this drawing. For instance: do you think the sword is too small? Thank ye)
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About 8-9 hours of work put in today (so I've currently put around 17 hours into this). Half of that time was spent fixing anatomy/clothing issues that were bugging me and doing general cleanup, and the other half was spent working on a passable background. Still lots of work to do, though. Hope I don't run out of steam before it's done.
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Hey guys. I'm doing a livestream of me coloring the recent Zelda/Link sketch I posted earlier today. Feel free to watch :) http://www.livestream.com/orangeinah?t=62285 Oh man, this was a long one. Thank you so much to those of you who stopped by and kept me entertained while I was working and sitting on my ass for hours on end. This is what I accomplished in 7 hours:

Posted the original earlier today. Didn't have to make too many changes to the original lineart, just minimized Zelda' ginormous head and fixed some minimal things that were bugging me. The original images are huge, over 4000x7000 pixels.

Definitely a work in progress. The night version was just for fun, so I'm going to try and finish the day one tomorrow. I'll probably do another stream for that one.

Close ups:


einahsketch: (Snow White - daze)

8____8 I did Zelda fan art that was something other than a head shot. Omg.

I like drawing Link with long hair. He just seems like the type that would be too lazy to cut it.
Hopefully it doesn't make him look too feminine...

I was listening to this while making these and a few other sketches:

 I absolutely love this song.
I have other sketches to scan and post, but I wanted to post these two early because I'm, like, ecstatic that I can do fanart of these guys now. I've always had trouble with it, probably because I can never draw guys and I don't ever think I can do Link justice.
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So I watched the Nintendo press conference.

Let me start with my impressions of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. (Yes, I laughed at the title.) I was both satisfied and disappointed, which left me just wanting more. I was really hoping there would be a real trailer, one that shows off not only gameplay, but gives insight into the story line, character interactions, and gives and idea as to what makes this Hyrule unique to the others. There was nothing but gameplay, which, technical difficulties aside, looks promising! I wish the demonstration had gone better (poor Miyamoto...) but it's clear from the gameplay trailer that there's fun to be had in the game.

Probably one of the most talked about subjects though are going to be the graphics. They're a strange mix between Twilight Princess and Wind Waker, with the Twilight Princess character models and environments, but Wind Waker-style cell shaded graphics. It's hard to swallow, I'll admit, and I feel a lot of fans are going to be displeased. It does look like a last-gen Gamecube or PS2 title. However, I have faith that Nintendo will do what they can to answer these problems and improve on the graphics. They have a year to develop the game, and in the years between Twilight Princess's announcement and it's release, they made graphical changes to the Twilight realms and other regions, so they can do the same with this game.

I want a more mature Zelda, and I'll admit that the new graphics don't suggest one. We won't know until more on the story is revealed, and I have a hole in my stomach that's telling me we won't get that information until the next E3. I guess we should begin the count down.

Zelda aside, I found the rest of the conference to be amazing, especially when compared to last year's craptastic, casual-gamer-marketed show. Pretty much all of the titles were sequels, yest, but Nintendo is losing it's hardcore market, so it makes sense that they would whips out the nostalgia card to pull everyone back in. I'm actually interested in a lot of the new Wii titles, and I haven't played my Wii extensively in almost two years. The last game I bought for it was Super Mario Galaxy. (Granted, it's broken and turns off every 40 minutes, but the point is, I've had to no reason to get a new one because none of the games are of any interest to me.) Other M looks beautiful (and basically is what I want Zelda Wii to be, but so much for that?) and there are other titles that I'm interested in reading more about.

Finally, the 3DS. I am so stoked for the new handheld. The confirmed titles are amazing - Professor Layton? Metal Gear Solid? Resident Evil? Hell yeah, sign me up! Even though it's 3D, I don't feel like it's a gimmick, maybe because of the lack of glasses. This actually feels like an amazing step forward for video games and not just a new device trying to jump on a passing trend.

There are some things I wish Nintendo had announced, though. I really would have liked an HD Wii to be announced, or a Wii with greater graphical capabilities. Like I said, I wish there had been more info on Zelda rather than a broken demo and gameplay trailers. A Pokemon Black & White and a Pikmin 3 trailer would have probably added to the excitement, but I feel those will come later in the year. I wish the show had been slightly flashier, but maybe that's just me - we don't want them to go out of their way and do something like hire Cirque du Soleil, right? Cuz that's stupid, no one would ever do that. They need to announce a Wiimote that has MotionPlus capabilities without that ridiculous peripheral.

Thank God they didn't talk about the Vitality Sensor though. Thank. God.

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Ugh, I'll make the pictures smaller in the next post. Also, my scanner, like all scanners in the world, for some reason, sucked the color out of some of these. Damn scanners.

20+ under the cut! )
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In 9th grade, I made my first Speakerdog. It was cute, and I planned on making more. I made one other, and then stopped.

2 years later, I somehow came across papecraft projects of all sorts of things I loved: Zelda, Nintendo, Pokemon, and more. It wasn't long before I found myself starting the small hobby back up again. Here's what I've made so far (in order):

Spirit Tracks Link!

3 more projects and a rant about Spirit Tracks under the cut! )
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I'm lazy, so I'm just gonna copy pasta from my dA description

It's hard to describe this picture because it has a lot of backstory. Yes that's Link from The Legend of Zelda series, but he's what I like to call my!Link. He lives in an apartment he hand built under my room with my!Zelda [who is a major slut :D]. For the last 4 years, he's gone on many adventures with [livejournal.com profile] gothicdementor  and [profile] apple_rocket  and their characters. The character in the picture is [profile] apple_rocket 's character Welsley. Link has pretty much "adopted" her and has become a fatherly figure in her life.

I know there are a lot of problems with this picture. Hell, I'm just glad I drew a guy for once. But, you know, there's also the issure of "YOU CANT PUT YOUR THUMB DOWN BOTH YOUR SHIRT AND YOUR TRUNKS". I'm gonna try coloring this digitally, BUT I may also redraw it. We'll just have to see.
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Wow, that title just BARELY fits.

Um, but yeah, as it states, I has a picture! I've put two nights worth of work into it but... iiiit still ain't great <:D I just don't do too many romantic... cuddly pics, it's something I attempt very rarely. And, uh. kinda NSFW? I mean, it's just post-sex. Of Zelda characters. Of Link and Zelda. Oh my god I'm a loser.
Cut because it's... um... yeah :D My own personal reasons. )


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