Seika’s Character Collection

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Hello Everyone,

This is just a short blog to introduce my new character collection weebly, it’s a website that features all information, art, and bios of my original characters, fan characters, and personas.

I figured to create a site to showcase my OCs bio and backstories so I can link from my site instead of having to copy paste the info over and over again. Basically its my OC masterlist.

It is incomplete so some info is missing and not all characters are there yet.

It features all art I have done + recieved from people, bios, and ref sheets + colour palettes. Just a place where I can put all information of all my OCs (plus making websites is fun ;3 )

So if you ever wanted a full complete bio and art of my OCs just visit the site.

Seika’s Character Collection

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Tutorial – Crawling into Reality

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Hello everyone. Recently I did a series of photographs and artworks for my photography class at school (See them here). I chose to do Mixed Media Digital Painting, and I also had to do a tutorial on how to do it.

So I thought why not share it here too.

Here is the finished product

(It was kind of rushed cause I had to get it all done for my class)

Speedpaint available here

Editing

After taking the photograph, I open Gimp to edit the image. Play with the hue and saturation levels until you get the desired effects. Use the burn and dodge tools to lighten or darken certain areas. After editing, export the image so it turns into a PNG file.

Drawing Tutorial

Step 1 – Open up the program of your choice

   ****I will be using Paint Tool Sai

Step 2 – Create a new layer above the photo

Step 3 – Sketch your person/idea onto that layer

    ****Use different colours for sketching, so when you do lineart, it’s easier to see it.

   ****Always create new layers when sketching new things (New layer for hair, new layer for clothes, new layer for face, etc)

   ****Create a folder and put all the sketch layers in it to keep track of them

   ****You can also turn down the opacity of the bottom layer so you can see the sketch better

Step 4 – Start sketching the body and pose of the character

Step 5 – Sketch the hair onto a new layer in another colour

Step 6 – Sketch the clothes and extras onto new layers with new colours each time.

   ****If there is something you don’t like about the sketch, feel free to go back onto the layer and change things

Step 7 – Erase lines that shouldn’t be visible

Hair lines behind body or clothes, etc

Step 8 – Turn the sketch folder’s opacity down until you can faintly see the sketch

    ****I hid the background layer so I could see the sketch better when I turn the opacity down to line it

Step 9 – Use your lineart brush or pen and start lining

   ****Make sure you create a folder for the lineart layers and the folder is at the top

   ****After you finish lining, hide the sketch folder

Colouring Tutorial

Step 1 – Once you’ve finished lining, you can start colouring. Create a folder for the colour layers

   ****Make sure the folder is above the sketch folder and under the lineart folder

Step 2 – First, do the flat colour

   ****I colour using darker, more grey tones as the image itself is quite dark

Step 3 – Add light shading

Step 4 – Add darker shading

   ****Use colours that are a shade or few shades darker than the light shade

Step 5 – Repeat step 4 with a darker colour

Step 6 – Add highlights from the bright screen and shade the parts of the screen behind the character to make it seem more believable

And there you have it. I hope it helped! I’m not the best at explaining things.

You don’t have to only draw your character coming out from a screen, you can do anything you want with this technique.

Crawling into Reality

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These images were done for my photography class, I chose to do mixed media digital painting. Something I haven’t done before, so I decided to try it out, I will be doing more of these in the future because they are fun to do.

Speedpaint available here

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Please DO NOT copy, claim, steal, use, re-upload, or edit my work in any way without my written permission.

~~~​Thank You~~~


Crawling into Reality

 

 

Tutorial available here

Art Status

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PLEASE READ BEFORE ASKING FOR TRADES, REQUESTS, COMMISSIONS, OR COLLABS

🚫I will not be completing your request or trade if the OC you send me belongs to someone else (taken from google, stolen OCs, etc). 🚫

Check out my commissions queue here

Check out my Art Trades queue here

Definitions

Requests

-To receive free art from an artist at no cost.

Art Trade

-To ‘trade’ art. The artists get together and discuss what they want the them to draw. It’s kind of like a payment but with art.

Commission

-To buy a piece of art from an artist.

Collaboration

-Where one artist does the sketch/lineart and the other colours

ART STATUS

Art trades: READ HERE for Art trades

Requests: Post a blog with your OC and tag it to #seikadrawme or comment down below

Commissions: Ask

Collabs: Ask

Rules for requests

-Tag a blog (or exisitng post) with your OC in it to #seikadrawme or comment down below on this blog

-Don’t comment on my wall or any other blog

-When doing a request, I reserve the right to do it how I feel like doong at the time (sketch, full colour, headshot, etc)

-If there is something specific you would like me to do for your request, please say so in the blog with the tag

-I won’t be responding to anymore comments on walls or other posts about if I can draw your OC

Rules to request an art trade

READ HERE for Art trades

  1. Have a (clear) visual ref of your OC ready
  2. State what type of trade you want to do (traditional/digital, headshot/fullbody, icon, etc)
  3. Whatever type you choose, I will do the same (I won’t do it digitally if you are doing it traditionally and vice versa)
  4. I have the right to say no to a trade
  5. Don’t keep bugging me to trade if I have said No
  6. I will not respond to comments if its on my wall or other posts
  7. Please don’t rush me. I’m often slow because I want the art to be “perfect”

Commissions

Click here for prices

Click here for my Terms of Service

Order Form

Collaberations

-Comment or PM me asking for a collab

-State what you are going to or want me to do (example: I line. You colour. And vice versa)

-Tell me what it is you have in mind (Our OCs together, canon characters, etc)

Things I can do

-humans

-ponies

-anthro (I can try)

-pairings

-outfits/dresses

-canon characters

-ocs

-chibi

Things I can’t/won’t do

-NSFW

-blood/gore

-animals

-complex/complicated backgrounds

-realism

Supplies

I have access to these supplies and the art may vary depending on what I use.

-copic markers

-prismacolour pencils

-watercolour pencils

-paint tool sai

If you submit a request (through the hashtag or comment) it will be random whether I do a fullbody/headshot, sketch/coloured, digital/traditional, etc. Whatever I feel like doing at the time.

If you want something specific done for your request. Please say so in the blog with the hashtag or comment.