Progress diary: Rikios the Chirein, 4

Saturday, 21.5.2016

About half an hour of drawing as I waited for Iwisoft Free Video Converter to finish converting my recordings so that I could begin playing SWTOR (Star Wars: The Old Republic), since I really don’t think my laptop’s cooler could handle them both at the same time.

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What do you think? Is it going well? Is there something I should fix (other than some of the scales’ lines)?

Progress diary: Rikios the Chirein, 3

Sunday, 15.5.2016

Alongside fighting with a slow internet connection as I am downloading Star Wars: The Old Republic on my laptop (it’s kriffing huge) I decided to continue the scales. I hoped that it would help my nerves.

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At this point, as I was talking with my boyfriend on Whatsapp, I asked some feedback from him about the changing of the size of the scales. He noted that the change should be evened, and that I started to do. I also noticed that the “pattern” of the scales had distorted as I had proceeded, as you can see there.

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First, getting rid of the distorted stuff.

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Then, getting rid of the scales which got too big too fast. I left some stuff so that I can evenly make them that big.

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This is it. Now I should seam them naturally here. Seems difficult, though… Lemme think about this thing, because there is a size difference…

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I am in such a good flow with what I started that I decided to erase the part I had left earlier. It’s easier to get the size change good then.

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But but but but…. the pattern seemed like its starting to go off as you may be able o see in the previous picture. I erased that part.

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I sure got to a good flow then but I need to fix these lines a little bit when I am done. I am sure you notice why…

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I gave it a thoughts and I decided to erase the preliminary scales I had made there. I can continue easily from this. No need for additional stuff or anything that chains the things into something.

This was Sunday’s work. I’ll see when I continue this.

Progress diary: Rikios the Chirein, 2

Wednesday, 11.5.2016

Ok, I am back home from my school trip. I am tired (it was a long day), but I decided to see if drawing more scales would help me feel at least a bit better; I’ve noticed that my thoughts become very negative when I am tired.

I’ve gotten so far, that for the sake of proportioning I am attempting to make the next scales bigger. Anyhow, I am not sure if I should clean some small scales which are quite dark. What do you think? Should I do that or should I leave them for some premade shadowing?Näyttökuva (168)

In the end of today’s drawing session, I drew some preliminary scales to the beginning of Rikios’s tail so that I know how much I need to enlarge the scales. I doubt I’ll have time to draw tomorrow as I need to write my stuff and go through that history paper of mine. And I should check my French essays before I email them to my teacher, too.

Progress diary: Rikios the Chirein, 1

Tuesday, 10.5.2016

The pictures of this day were taken with my phone camera, hence the bad quality. I apologize for that.

I finally managed to get myself to start drawing the scales. I checked a couple of tutorials and began to draw them the way I draw scales. Here is the beginning:

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At this point there are some scales; I began with the tail first, because it’s the smallest spot, and it feels logical to start small and then continue to everywhere else.

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It looks like this in the pixel level. The zoom in this picture is 1600 %, but I noticed that I tended to use 2400 % zoom at this point.

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It got this far fast. I found drawing these scales quite relaxing, really; it was just perfect to do it in the evening after playing an exhiting hour and a half of Star Wars: Republic Commando.

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I got this far today. It’s really faster to do than it seems on the pixel level! 😀