Above is my speed painting process through the whole thing. Comments are always appreciated.
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Saturday, February 14, 2015
Of course this is being recorded and is going to be on my Youtube channel this month...hopefully. I plan on releasing a video for my Youtube channel once every month.
I am very happy with this image. I think I have improved over the years. To think I only have four images left to do, amazes me. I keep missing details on Amenti's (the mermaid) arms. Thankfully, unlike the last piece, I got this mistake in the rough draft process.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Just like last post, I said I was going to make a Youtube channel, and now the first video is up. If you want to see how I draw and color, please look at my channel.
Of course, I am open to any input, advice, constructive criticism, whatever.
Monday, January 12, 2015
Happy New Years Everyone!
I have some goals for this year. I have been posting videos of me talking about something art related on my vlogging channel; especially in this video.
One of my goals for this year is to make a youtube channel for Dark Siren Games. The channel will have me showing my progress in visual novels and game engines but only when the work I am doing is related to a project I want people to see. There will be progress videos for Bernard's Secret and Captured.
Drawing random or fanart characters will go on my vlogging channel while speed drawings of characters for my visual novels will go on my Dark Siren Games channel. Does this makes sense?
Throughout 2014, I brought RPGVXAce, Spriter, and some tutorials for Unity. I also have flash. There might be videos on those software as well. Not tutorials but just what I have been doing with the programs.
When Captured is done, I will devote a ton of time to drawing male anatomy and real people in general. It's time I make my anatomy in my drawings much better.
Monday, January 5, 2015
It's been some time since I have won National Novel Writing Month. National Novel Writing Month is an challenge that happens once every November. This is when a person decides to sit down and write 50,000 words in a month. I won last year's nanowrimo and won this year's challenge again.
Next year, I want to publish my first electronic book on my indie author website: www.indieauthortiffany.com. I will be publishing my 2013 nanowrimo story on that website but this year's nanowrimo challenge was different for me. I decided to make the challenge about my next visual novel story. Captured (previously known as Trapped) is nearly its final stages of development. I can not work on the visual novel's artwork on the go, so why not write a story while I am out and about?
Bernard's mermaid mother tried to escape with him at an early age of twelve year's old but failed. Forced to live with his paranoid human father for years, Bernard has grown a low tolerance for everyone on the island he lives at. One day, he hears the voice of his mother calling to him from the sea. She tells him that if he does not find her during his eighteenth year, he will die an agonizing death at the hands of the gods.
There's a reason why he's stuck with his father and why his mother is unable to come get him. Bernard's Secret is a boyXboy visual novel. I had lot's of fun writing the rough draft. The story is really dark right now and hast a ton of metaphors. I'm going to have fun with it.
Monday, December 29, 2014
A few weeks ago I began working on the final scenes for Captured (formerly known as Trapped). I'm not used to doing drawing with multiple characters and a background. Most of my work on deviantart has just a character and no background at all. This image above has made be think about perspective and my character designs. I accidently left some details out on Amenti (mermaid main character).
I will try to color in those details and not not forget about them on the other special pictures. My next issue is that I'm not sure how to put these scenes into the ren'py engine, but I will get to that part later. Maybe I will make a thread of this on the lemma soft forum. Maybe...
Coloring multiple characters and the background will take a while but I am putting 1 to 3 hours a day into making this visual novel now.
Saturday, December 20, 2014
As it has been brought to my attention that the tittle Trapped has been taken. I have been thinking of a new name for my visual novel right now. I'm thinking of Fish Tank and Caught! Anything to deal with a mermaid being stuck in a tank for long periods of time.