Ink Sketch

Hey everyone, I haven’t been feeling too good this week so it’ll be a short description.

This sketch wasn’t my initial plan for this week’s post. I wanted to do something different, but it wasn’t coming out right and just stressed me out instead. I figured that I should try to loosen up and have fun drawing again. I’ve been getting pretty stressed from sketching and not being able to make what I envision which halts my workflow. Hopefully drawing more loosely helps.

I did have fun with it though!

More head sketches

Hey, Ultra here!

I am unfortunately sick and haven’t gotten a lot done. I’m still working to improve my human drawing skills and tried to focus more on hair and some eye coloring. The one on the left was drawn with a reference and the right is more stylized.

That’s all I have for this week, I hope to get better so I can draw more.


Shocking Umbra

Hey everyone, I have another pixel art gif for this week. I wanted to animate differently, mostly by using fewer layers. I ended up using 3 layers for this and found the process to be a little easier than my last animation. I’m not sure if this way is better for making games, but I’ll just have to continue experimenting and find what works best for me.

Regarding my game design journey, I was researching which game engine to get into and practice. I think GameMaker is the best choice for me right now. I might make super small Game&Watch esque games to start off and get used to the program.

Lastly, I was really feeling burnt out this week. I was drawing on my iPad, but I just didn’t like anything I made. This week marks 42 of posting something each week. I am so close to my goal of one year so I’m not gonna give up.

That’s all for this week, later!

Misc. Character Designs

Hey everyone, it’s been a pretty rough week for me in terms of drawing. I think I’m starting to feel burnt out. I really didn’t like any of the sketches I made, so I decided to change course and try something new. I did this exercise where you draw random blobs and make characters out of them. It was pretty fun, but … I don’t know. I think not being able to draw what I initially wanted to put a bad taste in my mouth. I also still wasn’t able to move up my post date. Hopefully, I’ll have a better outcome next week!

Copic Clouds

Hey everyone, I have a traditional drawing for this week. I used my ink brush and copic markers for this. I was going to also use my fountain pens, but I realized that they both ran out of ink. Really unfortunate, but more is coming on Wednesday. I got some grey copic markers and wanted to see how they would blend. I also found out the paper I use isn’t very good for blending, oh well…

I hope to get my next piece finished soon so I can post earlier in the week.

Pixel Ships

Hey everyone, I’ve decided to do some pixel art for this week’s piece. I followed this tutorial and used this color scheme. Initially, I was only going to do the pixel art without any by itself but decided to do a small animation. I’ve never really done any pixel art animation but this tutorial really helped. Anyway, making the ships was pretty fun, especially experimenting with a limited color scheme. Still learning pixel art and getting into animation, I hope to reach the level that I envision!