Two nights ago, @TheAmaare had given me ArtRage4 as a Christmas present and just now I was toying around with it and Paint too SAI while Livestreaming it to Link Between Worlds music. I never got the hang of inking in Art Rage so all the inks were done in SAI and then imported back to Art Rage where Hilda was painted.
It has been lots of fun!
I’ve beaten the game, but some of my friends haven’t played it yet so I did my best not to scribble any spoilers. Whoop!
Fun Fact: When I had printer ink left over for Otakon, I printed a bunch of these on a whim and brought them with me.
After all the work, hype, and tears that went into all the prints I drew intentionally for the con, most of my print sales were of this very Hilda drawing, and I wound up selling out of them.
I personally thought it was awesome that people were interested in this. If you have fandom sketch pages that you can throw onto your artist alley table, you should try it.
I’ll have this on my shop (along with my other prints) as soon as I set that up. Right now I’m working on comics and patreon updates.
I had the most stupid idea while getting ready for work this morning, but I’ve had no time to draw anything for it.
Basically, it’s a KI Uprising AU set on a massive school campus in the human world. Goddess Palutena is the head of the student council and Pit is the captain of Palutena’s hall monitors. Palutena gives pit the power of- erm, PERMISSION TO RUN THROUGH THE HALLS which can only go on for about five minutes or else his shoes will catch fire.
Palutena’s school uniform is kind of like Mitsuru’s from Persona 3 except loaded with shiny gold jewlery and accssories, and Pit is wearing a dress shirt and slacks but also the dorkiest cardigan you can imagine.
Medusa was one day allowed back in the school after being suspended for a very long time and she is after Palutena’s role as the school’s queen bee. Her underworld delinquents are causing chaos and Pit has to defeat them. She’s dressed pretty goth punk, think Nina Cortex from Crash of the Titans, but as accessorized as Palutena.
Thanatos, Hewdraw, Pandora, and all the other underworld bosses (as well as other gods like Viridi and Pyrrhon) are teachers/faculty members, which Pit also has to take down because they’re sending their students after him. Magnus is the only human professor there because… goddamn!
Viridi still hates humans, and thus, she reset-bombs the stadium and makes Craggalanche the new captain of the football, wrestling… every sports team.
And then when Dark Pit comes out of the mirror of truth, he rebels everybody, but he is also the most well-dressed boy in the whole school. All black but with a neck tie like he is so much more smarter and classier than Pit and is high above Medusa
And of course there is Hades, who is revealed to reign as principal of the school, and wow! Pit’s gotta defeat him so the humans can be educated in a sane and safe environment by gods.
And all the sink faucets and gym showers pour out hot spring water.
My flex markers finally came in the mail today. After I finish comicking for the week, i”ll play with them
I was given a story to work on last week. I attempted to get some shapes down with the n-trig tablet pc.
Okay I was planning on purchasing the cintiq companion today after I got paid, but now I’m reeeaaalllyyy questioning whether I should get it or not since there have been so many people that have had problems with theirs and the charger and it not turning on after 4 months. Maybe I should go with the surface pro 3. Urgh I really need a new laptop/ drawing tablet but now I’m not so sure.
The pen works almost completely different on those two machines so it depends on your needs as a digital artist.
There’s few cases where the replacement Cintiq sent to those with power issues had said issues again (my replacement has so far lasted five solid months without as much as a glitch). You can get one and expect to send it back in 4 months and things should hopefully be okay from there.
if you feel safer with the SP3, just do some tumblr/google/youtube research on your favorite art programs and you’ll be fine. The pen is really good when you work with its strengths and weaknesses, but I have yet to try it on a finished art piece.
Lunch break sketch on the Sony Tap11. I consider the machine to be a low-cost introduction to N-trig digitizers (with Wintab drivers), which is the same pen used in the Surface Pro 3.
There’s a lot of Wacom/N-Trig comparison articles on the internet so I won’t get into that. Those of us that are accustomed to higher-end Wacom tablets with over 2000+ levels of pressure sensitivity will definitely see/feel a difference drawing with an N-Trig device. If you absolutely NEED that kind of control with your brush strokes and pressure (Like if you’re a digital painter who’s detail-oriented with blending), stick with a Wacom-powered tablet or tablet PC.
This is otherwise not bad at all. The only drawback with no workaround is that the pen buttons can’t be mapped for most software.
Give me a few more days, and if there’s enough interest, I’ll make a post on how I get by using SAI on an n-trig device.
Said device being a moderately-used Sony Tap11
A few weeks ago, I took pictures of my room to post here. Then I forgot to post them.
The left computer is a Sony Tap 11. I needed a smaller, lighter computer that I wouldn’t be deathly afraid to carry around outside. Having it refurbished means I’ll feel a lot less bad if it gets banged up through regular commute. Its one of the least powerful of today’s computers, but that cintiq on the right handles all the heavy stuff I have to do.
The kirby anime has reminded me who my favorite bishoujo is.
(which is actually Escargoon, but Tiff is cool, too.)
Comic updated. http://www.highlyexperimental.net
Updates will be on Saturday-Sundays-ish now. Weekdays aren’t working out for me anymore.
Venny. He came a long way from being created as a roleplay background prop to the germaphobic headmaster of a webcomic asshole academy