Animal Crossing Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Here’s a Copic drawing that I actually did last year, when I was still playing the video game Animal Crossing: New Horizons every day (I still do it at least once a week.)

I drew the outline on Affinity Designer and did the coloring using Copic markers.

Happy holidays!

K

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Update!

Wow, it’s been over a year since I last posted on this blog…

So much has happened. I graduated college and will be moving to start my graduate school program in the fall!

I haven’t done a ton of art, but here’s one that I finished last week, done with Copics. I actually started working on it in 2019, I think, but stopped because I didn’t like how the fish on the left was going. I think I managed to salvage it though!

Fishes, Blue and Yellow

K

Copic Color Chart

For my birthday, I got some Copics from my grandparents! They let me choose which colors I wanted, so I decided to finally make a Copic coloring chart to help me see which colors I needed. I’ve been wanting to make one for years now! When I got my new Copics (which made me so happy!) I added them to the chart, so this is now my full collection of Copics!

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I got this coloring chart from this website. My collection makes me so happy, and I really thank my grandparents for buying these for me. Look forward to some Copic sketches coming (relatively) soon!

K

Colored Christmas Card

Today is the last day of Christmas, and so I’m happy that I’ve colored the Christmas card (somewhat) in time! I meant to do the background in Copics as well, but my B00 ran out while I was doing it, so I completely redid it using Affinity Designer.

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My scanner is strange, so the gray strips on the third bauble are actually purple on paper. I like the gold bauble quite a bit. Although it’s streaky, it actually looks like gold! And the highlights were lighter on paper, so it looked more reflective.

I don’t like the font much, so please let me know if you have recommendations to make it better.

Happy Epiphany!

K

Peaches on a Cheap Plate

This was done a while back. Around the time when I had bought the new Copic sketchbook, I was wondering what to draw with my Copic markers. I ended up coloring a line art of my backyard shed and drawing some mountains first, but I also saw some ripe peaches on my countertop and thought they would be really nice to draw with the markers, what with their vibrant colors and gradations. I did this shortly before the fall semester started.

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I actually think that this is one of my more successful Copic pieces. For one, I drew it from scratch (not that coloring in something from a digital stencil is cheating, but I do need to improve my sketching skills as well). Secondly, I think the blending turned out pretty well.

K

Mount Baldy

I go to Pomona College in Claremont, California, and we have the more or less “famous” Mount Baldy. It snows there in the winter, which, from below, looks like powdered sugar. ¬†The church that I go to has a nice view of the mountain, so I took a picture of it after finishing Mass. I had been wondering what to draw with my Copics on my new Copic sketchbook after my renewed interest in that medium, and I thought that the mountains would make a nice subject.

I am posting it here today. This is also the piece that was shown slightly in my post about Copics. To be honest, I am quite unhappy with it. I am very displeased with the trees, and I think that the blue shadows on the foreground mountain (which I did first) do not go well with the rest of the brownish hues. It looked nice when it only had the shadows. Oh well. At least it’s done with.

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Here’s a photo before I “ruined it”, although you can start to see that I was filling it out in the bottom-right corner.

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Looking at the photo of the finished piece, I suppose it’s not too bad. And practice makes perfect!

Also, I’ve scheduled my posts to go live on Wednesdays every other week at 6am PST. I read that Wednesdays are a good time to post to get traffic and that 9am EST is also a good time. So look forward to that!

K

Backyard Shed

I posted recently that I’d gotten back into Copic markers and gave a sneak peek of my Copic drawing. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to work on that drawing for a while because I was waiting for the delivery of a new gray marker that I had bought. I will finish it though (eventually)!

I thus finished the one below first. It’s from a photo of a shed in my backyard. I used this website to turn the photo into line art that I could use to color in. I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out!

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Also, this is the first of a series of scheduled posts that I’ve written. What with the semester starting next month, I wanted to pace myself so that this blog wouldn’t be abandoned yet again. You can expect posts every two weeks for a while. I hope this will help my efforts to resuscitate my blog!

K