um…unfortunately i’m not really sure how to explain it? like…i think it’s a very simple technique in itself…it’s basically cel shading, just with more geometric shapes. the application of color isn’t very fancy imo, it’s just that the shapes i employ are different than what most people seem to use, and as far as those go i just kind of wing it — there’s no specific formula or choices for it i can put into words, other than the fact that i try not to overdo the effect on skin since totally crystal-textured humans would just look polygon man strange! overall i think it requires a good sense of form, i.e. being able to envision things in 3D in your head…i’m sorry i couldn’t be more informative!
i did make a process gif of the pink image you mentioned, though. it’s a little different from my usual work since i just painted on top of a doodle, versus doing clean inks, but…here you go!
#ask #process #style #coloring
usually somewhere around 8.5x11”, 300DPI, though it’s not uncommon for me to work bigger
as for popularity, i’m not totally sure since it was never a primary goal for me, i just really liked making and posting art! but my best guess would be to keep improving and keep posting. networking is really important too (you can do this by following/giving feedback to other artists online, going to conventions and talking to other artists there, entering contests, doing gift art and requests, etc) but imo it’s most important to have work that’s interesting to look at, to put it in places where people can find and share it easily (i.e. art communities, social media) and to post fairly regularly, since people will lose interest if you’ve never got anything new to show. doing fanart and process images/videos/streams helps too. just remember it takes time — literally years in most cases — so don’t force anything and stick with it the best you can! good luck!#ask #self-promotion #process
thank you!! i used a gray pen to outline everything behind her glasses, and then shaded that area with gray markers. very low contrast-y compared to the rest of the pic#ask #process #traditional