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Posted by Sony-Shock - 16 hours ago


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!


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Shop link

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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

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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

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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!

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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.

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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.


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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

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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

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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!

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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~!


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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)

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Posted by Sony-Shock - May 16th, 2021


Streaming whatever is in my SAI window~
https://www.twitch.tv/sonyshock



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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


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Posted by Sony-Shock - April 9th, 2021


I'm in twitch finishing the kofimissions from yesterday! <3 https://www.twitch.tv/sonyshock



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Posted by Sony-Shock - April 8th, 2021


Will be taking kofimissions at 17:00 Central time~!


Twitch link- https://www.twitch.tv/sonyshock
Kofi link- https://ko-fi.com/sonyshock



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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.


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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...


Some ideas:


For artists

  • Artists profiles include an username, art style (optional) describing their art type (anime, furry, cartoony, abstract...), bio and social media links.
  • Artist accounts would include galleries of their artwork, with the choice of dividing it into subgalleries for different subjects if they so desired.
  • When an artist uploads artwork, their pieces would be checked for resolution, with the art not being uploaded unless a 300ppp piece is submitted. This wouldn't be displayed in the page itself though, but used by the website for printing, in order to protect the piece from stealth!
  • Art can be named, tagged and can have a preferred disposition for the artwork: Horizontal or vertical.
  • If the artist wants it, they can limit the amount of prints of specific artworks, and when the artwork has been printed that many times, buyers wouldn't be able to choose it for printing anymore.
  • The artist does not lose their rights to their art! They are only giving printing rights to the site, and the right to earn money with the production of the artbooks and no other ways for as long as the art remains in the site.
  • To avoid copyright problem, probably it'd be wise to limit works to non-fanart. Wouldn't stop everybody, but a good rule of thumb.


For buyers

  • Artbooks can be made as a guest, but if you make an account, you can use it to save artbook collections, so you can reprint a specific set of artwork. Handy!
  • They can also save favorite artists and artwork!


Printing process

  • Technically each artbook is made based on an automated set of templates, leaving the buyer to just select the art they desire and typical printing choices like paper quality and cover type . Price would be generated based on these.
  • The last page would be automatically generated with credits to the artist/s, collected from the artist' page in-site.
  • For extra revenue, artbooks might feature advertisements in a few pages, similar to comic books. Offering a suscription method could give buyers the choice of eliminating this.
  • Customers can look for work not only through the artist' gallery, but through tags and art style! Using the search engine, they can easily find art with specific tags or in a specific style. If you don't know specific artists who draw anime girls, you could search for pieces tagged 'girls' that belong to an artist who selected 'anime' as their style

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Posted by Sony-Shock - November 29th, 2020


Announcement!!

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!


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Posted by Sony-Shock - November 1st, 2020


And most likely it is because of my settings which I don't remember changing.


I'm mad, I was missing reading people's comments in this site! Sorry if it seemed like I had gone radio silence~


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