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Sinister Kid

sinisterkidwebI realized I don’t like writing blog posts because I find them tedious, but it’s a necessary evil.

I’ve been trying to get myself to finish more things, even if I don’t like the way they’re going, to try and improve my coloring techniques. I love coloring, I just don’t do it enough.

I wanted to color this without overthinking it, adding way too much shadows or working the colors until they got muddy and irreparable – which are some of the carnal sins I’ve committed when coloring in the past.

This was inked with prismacolor pens and colored with copic markers and prismacolor pencils.

And in case you were wondering, that’s a girl. Female characters don’t always have to make pretty faces, have their boobies hanging out or be contorted in ways that the viewer can see all their girly parts at once.

Image and character © Indira Jainanan

Musical Demon

mandolin-pencilsThis year, I’m making it my business to step up the portfolio game and try to get more commissions/freelance work. I still love drawing more than making jewelry, hence, wanting to get more drawing jobs.

Last year, I kinda beat myself up over doing “pretty, detailed, predictable stuff”, I second guessed myself a lot and held myself back for no reason at all. I like doing pretty, detailed, predictable stuff and even if it’s predictable, I should still do it. I’m pretty sure the only person who’s judging me is me anyway.

I’m in the process of inking this and it’ll be colored with watercolor. I want to do more digital work, as my traditional stuff doesn’t scan very well but I can’t help it. I still love traditional media even though it looks awful on a computer screen ;__;

Image and character © Indira Jainanan

Speedpainting – LokhTharr

lokhtharrAnother marker sketch done with the Copic toner markers. I recently started replaying Dragon Age: Origins because it was super cheap on steam and I enjoyed the game. While looking through my screenshots folder, randomly, I found a decent reference picture for my character and I thought I’d take a crack at trying to draw him. The lighting in the screen cap was weird, which is why the lighting looks weird here, too. I’m pretty sure I screwed that up, anyhow. I also wish I’d have captured his permanent smirk better.

His name is LokhTharr (yes, you might have seen that name in Buddy and Friend as I have many incarnations of him) and he’s a city elf rogue. He hates other elves more than he hates everything else – even though he really hates everything else. Despite him being a HORRIBLE man, he is a devout follower of Andraste.

There is quite an extensive history of the LokhTharr lineage that I may get to in another post. Basically, his character is consistent in the sense that he’s either some sort of thief OR wizard or a hybrid between the two. He takes things from people, not because he wants those things, but just because he doesn’t want anyone else to have them. He’s also a murderer. A horrible, horrible murderer. He murders because he thinks it’s funny.

Currently, he’s a main character in Buddy and Friend, because I couldn’t waste such a terrible character by just using him in video games :D