Ehehe..this is just something I doodled to relax and cause I really wanted to paint something red and via the miraculous Dead Fantasy duo: Namine and Vincent. This isn’t a finished piece ;__; but just something to show you how I’m doing…
Little cafes and shop studies for a Main Street on the island Hachi lives in. I can’t do shop-design so well so I had to study ;__;
While the island has plenty of old weathered buildings from long gone by, the main town area is more modern. Not city-like modern. It’s still an area in the middle of a quiet forest so I wanted a quaint, calm/soothing atmosphere.
The back area of Main street hosts rowdier restaurants and entertainment areas. Which are great for the festivals.
A funny note: that festival pic; without the confetti, it looked like a red district LOL and I was like NO THATS NOT THE WAY TO GO HERE. So I added something to lighten it up—confetti. Or maybe it’s coconut flakes.
Does Someone Have a Little Crush?
edit:fixedLink my bad @_@;;;
Hope and Light taking a break from saving the world. Title from here cause I think its cute when they get snarky on each other in LR. What are they playing? ACNL DUHHH.
ideas for what the Prayer hall looks like in the Temple atop the mountain. I should give it a name!! Idk what yet.
The first pic is the room beyond the blue flags. It’s an old forgotten god. I don’t think he’ll play a part in the story..but he wears the symbol that Hachi’s family wears. So you can say he’s their old family guardian. Throughtout the process, he has been called turd lord by me and my sister. Cause it didn’t look like a bird for a while. And it was shinier and more prominent..but due to his smaller role, Imma hide him away.
It’s a very open hall. Lots of fresh breezes!
You would think this place would be nasty because no one comes to pray anymore..but the spirits still remember him and they come to clean it themselves every once in a while. And in thanks to Hachi’s doctor-grandmother.
The mountain temple.
The temple Hachi lives in with his granny. It sits atop & amongst the mountain forest. It’s much cooler air than below along the coast of their island. Temples are no longer visited by humans because in Hachi’s world, spirits live among the people in their little spirit houses. Here in the oldest temple, Hachi’s granny acts as a nurse tending to sick spirits. So the temple has become like a hospital for ill/agitated spirits. They can take refuge in the little houses by the stone statues.
This was based on Jinja/Shinto temples and Thai houses. I liked the idea of an open gate and spirits need places to live as they rest.
I have learned that painting forest foliage takes away half your life. Bamboo, ferns, firs and everything was learned here.
Hope Estheim doodle :P as some kinda thief but not really sobs.
Color sketches from photos of that time I went far far away to a town by the sea….
Process of this
And a detail shot.
Sketched and moved him around to make him seem like he’s floating. Painted and cleaned linework! I thought of doing a separate line-art on top buuuuttt I liked the thin sketchlines. Background also changed. It was originally gonna be more foliage..but then that’d distract from his foliage outfit..and I want eyes on him not the bush. I didn’t wanna stray from a winter look, so blue/green colors were stuck with. And his red blush and freckles from the sun. He’s out all the time, gotta have some sun not just a winter glow!
Went off from Y’s Peter Pan post and decided to illustrate a winter-esque version of Peter :) Thought he came out very nymph-like….The plants are based off Christmas rose, ivy, and wisteria.
Starting a cool-something with some fabulous ppl. This is what I did for my turn (:
Hachi’s grandma..and some practice sketches cause I need to draw senior citizens more often!!!
I wanted her hair to have little wing-things like Hachi’s..hence those weird jaggy hairs on her back.
Color/storyboards for certain events: a leisurely morning run to school with Yun and Hachi, and Hachi transforming in front of Daisung (triggered by a past memory of him).
Dai’s school hallway..I was experimenting with color.. I didn’t mean to, but now that I look at it, both came out looking dreamlike when i was going for afternoon atmosphere o__O
And then some sketches of the area where Yun would live. It’s much cluttered and tighter than the other characters. He’s a responsible boy who lives such a busy lifestyle so I felt like a tighter space would fit him…
Daisung at night
idea rumaging for environments..