My Etsy shop just got opened!
And my first product? Zap to the extreme! Sonichu, Rosechu and Magi-Chan keychains! Featuring my own take on the characters!
USA based spanish artist. I love seafood.
Joined on 2/12/18
Posted by Sony-Shock - 1 month ago
User ofer135 asked me about my art process, so I put this together for them! After receiving it, they reccomended me to post it publically, so here it goes! 0v0 Be free to ask questions!
Program: Paint Tool SAI 2 (Will also work for SAI 1 for the most part)
That's a little long, but basically... First, I sketch the pic out... obvs
The lines are in a 'Multiply' mode layer!
Then, in more 'Multiply' layers, I add tones! I prefer to always keep it unsaturated, since the next step include lots of saturated modes
I add lights and colors with 'Overlay' and 'Screen' layers! In this step sometimes I add different colors, but most of the time I maintain the hue. It's good to start with a single hue!
Once I'm more or less satisfied, I add more colors! I add these with a mix of overlays, screens or even 'Color' mode layers.
Generally, Overlay is for saturation and color. Screen is for unsaturated lights and contrast, and color is for neutral tintying. If it starts to look too saturated, I can reduce the saturation in any of the layers to compensate. Lowering the luminosity is another valid option.
With the picture more developed, I also might add more Multiply or color layers in order to adjust contrast. I let my intuition guide me
Since the picture has gotten a little messy, sometimes I add a layer where I paint over what I already have using the marker and pickying colors from the image itself
See it's a little more defined? I also add contrast and mix colors as needed.
After that, I use a mix of layers as needed to make adjustments so the picture's colors are ready to work! Using filters like upping contrast or depth is also fine!
Picture is ready for rendering!
Then, I merge all the layers together! Usually I put them in a folder and duplicate that folder, so I can keep the original layers. It's a big loss of information otherwise ;v;
On the merged image, I use a blending brush and start dragging colors, defining shapes and the like. Sometimes (in this picture it's very obvious) I still use extra layers to add more color and contrast where needed~!
My blending brush is a modified version of the 'Watercolor' default brush in Paint Tool SAI. It's set so it never adds color on its own, but only drags colors that are already on the layer. The dragging becomes more transparent if the pressure is low, allowing me to do gradients here and there. Think of it like when you use your finger to drag pencil on paper, but not messy and you being able to hold the pressure for as long as you want! (Btw do not use your finger to drag colors, it's greasy and will ruin your art)
Posted by Sony-Shock - April 20th, 2021
Today it's Papercut's 1 year anniversary!!! Sparkles One whole year since I jumped right in and did not stop ever since! I used to fear getting my original stories into 'paper' might be too difficult for me, but one year ago I started the journey to prove to myself I could do it
Posted by Sony-Shock - February 28th, 2021
So apparently Tapas has an option to add a music track to the pages and that made me consider the possibility of commissioning or collaborating with a musician to make a Papercut (my webcomic) soundtrack. It'd be really cool!
Now, I'm an artist with next to zero musical knowledge and I have no idea how to commission, what pricing to expect, or where to find musicians for it... I only know the 'vibes' I want from it and I have a small playlist with songs that are similar to what I'd like.
I know I'd like ecletic, melancoholic, atmospheric and maybe a little weird and unnerving tracks. Quiet instruments and maybe non-lyrical vocals. Maybe with some character songs here and there. No lyrics needed.
So any help, any ideas? Anybody interested? It sounds like a really cool idea which can be benefitial for both.
Paid work, of course. Although art trade is also a possibility if someone likes my work.
This is more of a question than an offer right now, but I'm open to any advice or offer, even if I'm not taking it right away.
Posted by Sony-Shock - January 6th, 2021
So, I have this idea for a custom printing website~ Artist custom artbooks to order!
Artists can submit their art, then customers could select any artwork from the one uploaded to the site and build custom artbooks, which would be printed to order. Every time an art piece is selected for an order, the original artist gets a little percentage of the sales.
I do not have management skills or resources for printing, but I think it's a great, interesting idea which I'd love to see realized. I know I'd be a customer myself! Or, you know, if someone knows how it could become a reality...
Posted by Sony-Shock - November 29th, 2020
My patreon will be paused through january! I will be dedicating the whole month to Sounds of the Heart, making it impossible for me to fullfill patreon rewards or commissions as usual.
It's likely I will still post progress in my patreon, so for these who remain as patrons, you will still get some activity.
A headsup! Thank you very much for your support and for understanding!