Artwork commissions are re-opened finally!
For the first time in a long time I have opened all types of commissions, from comic/manga style character art to caricature commissions and ACEO cards.
You can see the full range here, or check out the links under 'shop' in the menu.
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It's March & I've had enough of winter now, so of course I end up drawing a very summery picture with my OC, Minnie!
So, I had sketched this & then I decided to use the picture for my new commission info. I scanned the inks + then printed them out so I had two copies. The second image is my layered ('cell shaded' like) marker colouring style (which I did on the print out, since that wouldn't smudge the ink as much) & the third is my fully blended, mixed media colouring style, which is a lot softer but nicer.
This isn't the usual way I'd do things - if I am going to be colouring a picture, especially in a very blended style or with mixed media I will lay off the heavy/thick inking until after I've coloured. This way there is less chance of smudging the artwork! (& going over your marker colouring with thicker ink lines means you can sneakily fix up any marker bleed...)
INKS | Fineliners + brush pen
SECOND DRAWING | Pro markers + Sharpie marker + triplus pens + white ink (I did blend the sky a little in this case)
THIRD DRAWING | Lots of different marker brands + pencil crayons + triplus pens + white ink
During April I did the drawing challenge #adventureapril on Instagram using characters from my webcomic, Legion of Kats!:
These were a commission type I offered for a while from 2013-2014 - They are a great deal of fun to do so I will likely offer them again one day!
They are simple, character art images featuring an original multi-patterned outfit in single flat colours. The character art was drawn traditionally & marker coloured with a flat colour background in Photoshop.
It all started with four pictures I made of my own original characters for fun:
Here's the finished marker artwork of my original character, Lonnie, as a vampire bride!
Not sure marriage is what she's really thinking about here...More like her next meal D:
| Markers + fineliners + white ink + stencils
The colouring page & full colour prints are available now to purchase via my Etsy (www.etsy.com/shop/theteabug)
A partly experimental illustration - I inked the character lineart with a brown fineliner (Pitt artist pen) & did the rest of the lineart (for the rose bushes) with a light brown pencil crayon before colouring with markers. I rather like how it came out, especially the shading on the roses. I think I am getting a little better with lighting coming out like I want it to.
Anyway, this is my girl, Amity - from another comic project : )
| Markers + Pitt artist pen + pencil crayon + tea + various markers + Triplus fineliner
Something I was playing around with in my sketch book earlier this week :)
| Markers + fineliner + brush pen + white posca fine pen
♢ KEH | Kate Hayward
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