Added 1 new A* page:Finally worked up the nerve to use the big brush to define Selenis' facial features; I've used it as the first step on male faces once or twice, but when it came to Selenis I always felt I had to start off with the small brush for precision so I wouldn't make a mess of things—and this would tend to come out either scribbly, if I just traced all my pencil lines, or more cartoony, if I tried to form the pencil lines into smoothed out features.|
And that can work sometimes, but maybe the big brush is better at capturing the sort of rough realistic look I tend to prefer. It has a bold, graphic style—and it's also way more fun to make! ^_^
I did get something like it here and there last episode when my initial, small brush try had failed me and I had to paint over it with opaque mixures of watercolor pigment and white ink, which is kind of fun and gets all painty and weird and even finger-painty sometimes, but for the sake of my own sanity, schedule, and art supply budget, I don't think I can afford to make a habit of taking *that* route to the big blocky look. : o And the big brush way has the advantage of still allowing me to go in with the small brush afterward to add just a *few* scratchy details, which also gives a useful fat/thin line contrast.