Continuing the composition challenge, now for 2019 themes. At first, I aimed to just do some simple scenes/compositions without using too many complex shapes or shading, but this didn’t last long, as starting from around the third month it got more complicated compared to the previous ones, lol. Done with Inkscape, some effects and finishing with GIMP, there’s one animation too made with Blender. Complete entries is in this folder.
Theme: animated drawing (or animation in general), you can view the animated version here (as I’m not sure the video is uploaded correctly here). The animation part is rather simple, only on the rotating patterns. Been trying out using simple manual animation, but upon realizing I had to do the rotation manually for each frames I then jumped to Blender and let it interpolate the movement/rotation automatically, and I need to take care of the keyframes on some frames only.
The girl, the background and the patterns are separate objects/images, with the character and background remained static while the patterns were animated.
Theme: shape. Using semicircle patterns/shapes here, with the word ‘arch’ chosen for the title as it has both the meaning of the shapes and also signifies a high ranking that represents the character’s position/status (countess, princess, etc.). The concept itself went down from a full body at first (but it seemed there will be much wasted space), then to waist (still felt too much), and finally just a bust. Compensated the reduction with making intricate patterns on some elements.
Theme: sketch page / collage. Featuring character Illumia that created on last year challenge. Using this theme to practice on expressions. Not using shading here, which was actually made in such way in connection to the character traits. To be honest I always feel more enjoyed in making shadeless sketch like this compared to a fully rendered one.
Theme: study. Was about to study values at first, but then ended up with studying about hands. Studied some references, and summed them up here, while this is the base sketch. After done with some practices, proceeded to apply it using a fanart. Nico Robin (One Piece) is very suitable due to the Fleur ability that allowed her to sprout many limbs like hands. Thinking of adding more hands actually, but some of the time already spent on studying references.
Theme: scribble. Almost similar to a last year theme, but this time is making something based on a self-made scribbles (see below). The fourth one is the one I used, next is the overlay with the finished product. Initially thought of using the first one but seemed too general.
Theme: duo / group. Basically making at least two different characters interacting with each other. Featuring the Sentry and Demoness character from composition challenge in 2018 (you can also see them on some previous posts above), been always wanted to draw them together in one image. At that time, I was also making a contest entry and doing Inktober too so I didn’t aim for a fully rendered drawing or else I’d be too exhausted… Instead, I was trying some kind of ancient drawing on parchment effects. I didn’t do detailed coloring/shading, but had to make some non-existent ancient font/writing to complete the scene.
Theme: new subject. Drawing something that I am not usually do it, that was the objective here. Was about to draw cats at first, but after some more thinking, I tried on drawing weapons instead. The bazooka/gun was intended to be much bigger initially, but scaled down then to get a better composition and more realistic size. Enjoyed making the gun, so I didn’t regret switching the topic. Seeing it’s looking good made me want to use it as reference and bring the gun to the third dimension, but let’s see later.
Theme: freebie. Free to choose any topic, but from this challenge, either the 2018 or 2019 themes. I chose the ‘minimalist’ theme, which was in last year challenge, so as I won’t need to do too many detailing, also because I was not satisfied enough with the previous result (which is the first image in this thread, btw). Character is Rory Mercury from GATE anime series.
And that completed the 2019 challenge, yey! For this year (2020) I might not participate that much in challenges or contests (the same goes with my 3D works), as I want to do more personal works, also thinking about doing more non-fully rendered simple drawing. Anyway, hope you enjoy this simple gallery! Will keep updating it later.