Gallery Update: Kira (OC)
To preface this post, I would like to clarify that I was recently studying for a college examination. My supply of time was limited, hampering my ability to post on schedule. However, when the fall season commences, I will post frequently throughout the week.
My latest piece of art was an excellent learning experience. A multitude of mistakes were made. Now I know what works well and what does not work well.
The character I drew is named Kira. She is going to be one of the supporting characters in my upcoming Web Comic. I am still in the process of figuring out her exact appearance.
What went well:
The background composition
This is my first time drawing an actual background (digitally). I am pleased with the layout and design of the furniture behind Kira. The lines were very clean as well.
The color palette
I am happy with the colors that I chose. Evidently, I went with many shades and tints of pink in the background and on Kira. Color is a weakness of mine, as I believe that I have color deficiency.
What didn't go well:
Everything looks so flat! Like my previous drawing, I decided to shade in relatively random places. There is no sense of depth whatsoever.
The character design
The character's choice of clothes were alright. However, she looks pretty ordinary and bland. Next time, I will attempt to make her look more "kawaii."
The lineart is clean, but I feel that it contributes to the overall two-dimensional look of the character. It's a bit too thick in my opinion and does not have enough variety.
The fingers on the hand making the peace sign are a bit off in length. Additionally, the right shoe on Kira is kind of looks like it's backwards.
I am inspired even more to continue drawing on Clip Studio Paint, albeit I failed utterly in this drawing. I have learned many new skills from this that I will apply in the future. Tomorrow I will begin drafting another character, so stay tuned for that!