I took a short break from translating my novel and made some artwork. I was actually hesitant to take a break, because the translation for the last few chapters have gone really well. I felt like I didn't stumble as often over little words, thanks to the vocabulary I've learned while working on the previous chapters. I also learned to manage my time better.
Here are a few pictures I quickly churned out before I dive into draft 7 of my novel!
Last year, I started building a website for my novel. I made a header that, in hindsight, I don't feel is strong enough to represent the story anymore. So I've been working on a brand new header image.
We never get to see Kabi and Sano’s life in the forest, so I decided to draw a few snapshots. I have ideas for more, but let’s start off with these.
Seeing other artists' process of making artwork is always fascinating to me, so I thought I'd post mine. I'm only an intermediate artist, so this is not going to be as complex as others you might have seen. I think my process is pretty straightforward.
Two new sketches of Sano
This isn't a tutorial or an official guide, as much as it is my own study based on several references. Many artworks inspired by precolonial Filipino culture focus on aristocratic fashion. However, my own characters are quite poor, so I thought I'd compile some information about commoners. I hope you find this helpful! (Warning: large image)
At the beginning of last year, one of my new year's resolution was to make at least one coloured art piece a month. I totally failed that resolution. At first it was just because I didn't have time, but as the year progressed it was because of an increasing dissatisfaction with my artwork. Even at the sketching stage, I felt increasingly frustrated with my art that I just didn't bother to colour them in.
Another artwork of my OCs. So far, I've only drawn them being silly and dorky. I think this picture better shows their true dynamic.
A mutual on tumblr suggested I draw my OC's dancing, and that's when I realized that I didn't really know any precolonial dances. Yikes! Because my story is set in precolonial times (well, inspired by precolonial culture at least), consider this artwork an AU.