Week 223 | My Splinterlands Art Contest Entry | Death Elemental
I am yet again to share another entry for Week 223! Congrats to all winners and entries who participated last week. You can check the winners here. As I mentioned in my last blog, I will be experimenting and trying new art styles. I am planning too to make a compilation of my progress for 2023. Would that be cool? Also, I might do a separate Splinterlands art progress. :D
For this week, I chose Death Elemental to draw in my art style. It reminds me of a grim reaper, but with a different shade of cloak. I like the glowing eyes too!
Sketch and concept
For the concept, I searched for images on pinterest with a flowy cloak. I want to challenge myself on clothes folds, honeslty.
Being good with imagination is a blessing in terms of cloth flow, and I do not have that. 🤣 So, pinterest and Google is a big aid for me. So, this is the picture I chose as my inspo for Death Elemental's cloak.
For the background, I thought of random black buildings with hints of red lights.
I just copied the eye and the teeth, nothing much for facial expression.
I switched to different brushes between the flat brush and the pencil. I was just experimenting on this part if two tools go together.
For the fold of the cloak, I just randomly do the curves, and just be random with the flow. In my head, I am imagining also where to put the light source and hard shadows.
The hands are kind of meh this time but will fix it later on. I chose a dark blue-ish purple for the background.
For the second picture, I filled in the color of the eyes and the teeth. I chose a blue color for the base of the cloak. I used airbrush for the drak shadow parts of the cloak.
Details, glows, and background detail
As I said earlier in the sketch part, my background will be structures. I imagined those ancient arcs and buildings.
To make it more interesting, I put some red glow on the edges of the buildings.
In this part, I added the glows of the cloak. I mixed the color purple, white, and pink using the airbrush tool.
After airbrushing, I use the blender and smudge to get a smooth texture.
I added another layer to make the lower part a bit darker. I set the opacity to 50 percent.
I made the eyes more glowy to make them pop from the dark background.
I use the glow effect using mixed color of white, purle, and pink. On the background, I added more of the red lines.
Noticed that I masked it with a draw shadow on the upper part of the canvas. Also, I put some random droplets all over just for the whole art looks busy.
A little polish here and there, and tada~ Death Elemental is done! 😌
Software: Clip Studio Paint Pro
That is it for this art blog. I will see you at the next one!
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ang galing ! it reminds me of gloo one of the characters in mobile legend
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Aww, thanks, siswa. But you will always be the best, and I want to be an apprentice of yours hehe!
Yeah, they have resemblance of that character.
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I'm seeing improvement already. You made a fine choice to use red trim lights on the character. It really suits the purple colour. As for the folds, yeah it's one of the toughest things to draw. I have problems with it as well sometimes.
I need some advice about blog formatting. The way you post the images here is very convenient for readers. Which tool in here should I use to get it? I usually use pics art to make collashes of wips but if hive offers such features then I'd like to study and apply them to my posts.
One more thing about the folds, I'd like to talk about it on our discord server if you are interested :)
Thanks, Sol! Babies steps until I mastered it, hehe! By the way, thanks for the tips over Discord!
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I like this representation very good nuances you achieved with the blue and the flashes of lights, excellent @jijisaurart 😉
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I really like the pink energy particles.
Ang astig tignan ng brush strokes. Keep it up and share more awesome artworks!
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Making the eyes glowy is a great choice, I think.
Halloween came too early, jiji it's still January 😅
Every Monday is Halloween for me! 🤣
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