Chibis on Hive | My Splinterlands Art Contest Week 215 Entry | Dax Paragon

Hello!

Last week's entries are all freaking good! As I am scrolling down the entries in the comment section, I discovered many talented artists in the community. Everyone has their own art style and interpretation of Splinterlands characters. Congratulations to all entries and to the winners! Yippee~

You can check out the list of winners here

This is my second time having an entry in the weekly art contest. This time around, I chose Dax Paragon to draw in my chibi style. I see Dax as this prince of a celestial world. He has this ball of cosmos as if it holds all the stars and heavenly bodies.

So. without further ado, let's turn Dax Paragon into my Chibi style!


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Sketching the Concept

I first started the concept with a sketch. Dax as a character is already given. Now, I have to think of a concept that will match Dax. Hmm, definitely the concept is the part that makes me think harder. I went for a heavenly, starry concept for Dax. I drew clouds in the background, as well as a line of clouds, the moon, and the stars. Dax is holding a glowing ball (I did change the position of the hand later on).


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Line Art

For the line art, I use the tool called color-pick and copied the colors of Dax first. This then will be my guide for the colors. It is not always the accurate colors so I adjust it by comparing it to the original photo. It is just like copy-pasting texts but with colors, lol. The line art colors are a bit darker than the flat colors to emphasize edges and separations of the line (Ugh, sucks at explaining things).


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Flat Colors!

What is your favorite part? For me is the coloring process. I find it satisfying to fill in the white canvas, also this is the part where the subject is coming to life, don't you agree?

From the color-picked colors, I just used the bucket to fill in the canvas. I purposely made the colors lighter, shadows will be added later. The ball is a mix color of cyan, light blue, purple, and hints of white.

For the background, I used a gradient tool for a dark and light shade of blue.


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Details! Clouds, Glows, Shading, Shadows

As for the clouds, I go to Pinterest to use a reference. Sometimes, I use clouds reference that I took pictures on my phone. I want my clouds this time to be a bit gloomy, like a celestial cloud. I added the half moon and stars. To make it more interesting, I put a line of clouds.

To make the clouds pop, I played with different brushes to make them fluffy. I put darker shades on the lower part to show the glow of the moon above. A lighter shade on the top, and will add more glow later for the final output.


Final art of Dax Paragon

dax paragon.png

Final touches! I put more glow on the clouds by using the airbrush. Put some sparkles on the ball to make it more celestial feels. I find the stars a bit dull so I gave a 50 percent glow. I added additional layer on top for the colored beam of lights. I adjusted the colors, checked if I missed something (I always do!), and taaadaaa! Dax Paragon in my chibi style is done!

I am getitng the flow of the Splinterlands art contest by now. I truly enjoy transforming the characters in to my chibi style, plus I met great artists along the way. I commit myself to do an entry every week. I hope that I will not get busy by Christmas time, hihi.


Software: MediBang Paint
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That is it for this art blog. I will see you at the next one!
📸 All photos are owned and taken by me, otherwise credited. The image is from the official website of Splinterlands.
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This is such a neat interpretation! I really like the vibes on this one. It's so awesome how you are branching out your chibis into different realms, but they always maintain their original charm. Love it!

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Aww, thanks! The character itself is very charming. Just added a touch of my style for the contest! 🥰

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I so agree with thr coloring part Ji. Talagang nagkakabuhay ang arts with it ee. The brighter it is, the brighter it sparkle, charrr haha. As usual this is too cute ✨🤩

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you actually made the idea go true!! this one is really awesome!!

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it reminds me of a certain skin of Alucard from MLBB , nice and cute :)

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