Hi everyone - I am ArtBunny :)

in #art3 years ago

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I am pretty new to Steemit and still trying to figure out, how things work here. Actually, I kind of stumbled upon this platform - as @therealwolf asked me to draw a profile picture for him. And to be honest - I was quite surprised to see all the impressive artwork, which you can find here.

So - here I am.

Clueless about the future, fed up with the past (well - at least jobwise) … and now determined to start something new and getting back to my passion.

ART.

After neglecting it for so many years, I finally pulled myself together and am trying to improve my drawing skills - both in traditional and digital art. I am a big fan of pretty much everything Disney and Pixar related, but was way too scared about the prospect to actually DO digital art.

Believe it - or not, but my first ever digital drawing is actually the profile picture for @therealwolf. He convinced me to give it a shot and it took me half an eternity to get it done. I am not even joking - I drew and deleted, drew and deleted, drew and pretty much deleted everything again. It was a nightmare … but somehow I did it. And it felt good. :)

It felt so good - that I decided to share my art journey with you. I enjoyed the fact to draw again and although I can only do it on the side, I will try my best to at least post once a week (prefereably on sundays - but we will see I guess.).

So - for my first post, I will show you the drawing process for my profile picture.


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1.) I always start with sketching my idea on paper. Although to be 100% correct my first step is to look for some reference pictures - and then I start to sketch. Here you can see my rough pencil sketch, which I uploaded in Photoshop - as my first layer.


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2.) Then I did the lineart on a second layer - and as you can see I changed the hair and ear-accessories for the final look.


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3.) In the next step I tried to do the base layer with the monochrome technique (for creating depth), where I blocked the value of the skin, hair, clothes and ear-accessories. But as you can see, I finally gave the dress a light-teal colour - breaking the monochrome technique…


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4.) After my glorious monochromatic colour blocking attempt, I started to colour the skin. Skin is one of the hardest thing to paint, as you want - or at least I want - to achieve smooth overall nice looking beautiful skin. It is mostly a matter of picking up colour and then drawing over it, picking up the colour next to it and drawing over it again, in order to create interleaved colour transitions. (I also tried the smudge tool, but I wasn’t too happy of the result). For the finishing touches - I even tried to give her a little bit of blush.


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5.) Over to the eyes - and I have to admit, I love drawing eyes. In my opinion the eyes give the character her (or his) very own personality. „The Eyes are the Mirror of the Soul“ is a quote that pretty much sums it up for me.


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6.) Oh - and then the hair. I think - nothing gives me more headaches than drawing hair. I can’t remember how often I already heard, that you are not supposed to draw every single strand - as it only look very messy and not like hair at all. I doubt that you can even see it, as everything looks kind of black - but I actually tried to give the hair some texture.


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7.) In the next picture - we still are on the hair. Here I wanted to give it some balayage-style of look with black going into silvergray. I also tried to draw some highlights, but - well - comment below, if you think that it gave her more of a granny-kind-of-look.


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8.) Finally, I got to draw the clothes and ear-accessories. I do struggle with shading. As I find it quite difficult to determine, how much shading is necessary - in order to give the whole picture the 3-dimensional feeling. In my first attempts - everything was pretty dark, as I shaded mostly with blackened colours. But after looking at other pictures more carefully, I realised that it is not only the value that is important - but also the saturation of the shading colour.


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9.) And here, the final result - with a splash of pink in the background. Of course, I also needed my very own „artbunny-stamp“ - like every true artist does. ;)

To wrap everything up - I did a little GIF, so you can see the drawing process more properly.


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So - here we have it. I hoped you enjoyed my first ever post. If you liked it, please follow and upvote. I will try posting every Sunday. :)

Thanks for reading - and I wish you a great start into the next week!

-ArtBunny-

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Welcome @artbunny and this is some fantastic work I have just seen. I'm sure you will do something very unique here. Best of luck!

Thank you very much - @ghulammutjaba! I will try my best. :)

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Welcome! You have a talent, @artbunny!

Thank you - very much, @ladykatybit!

Welcome to Steemit. I love your artwork.

Thank you - I am happy, that you enjoy my art. :)

Thanks for sharing @artbunny .

Thank you - for your visit. :)

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Welcome @ArtBunny Welcome to the drawing, I appreciate your drawing when I understand it from the picture.

Thanks, @unforgettable. :)

Hey! Welcome to Steemit. Very well done. That is beautiful, thanks for sharing. :)

Hi @firepower! I am glad, that you like my art. :)

Very nice drawing skills, great to see the steps and effort demonstrated.

Thank you, @lordnigel! I appreciate your positive feedback and will continue to post my drawing process.

Nice to meet you dear freind, welcome to steemit, hope you are comfortable here,This is a new home for lovers
of bloggers and the best platform today,Very good intro,I like that,No forget to Visit my profile For Info and tricks about cyrptotrading.

Thank you - for your kind words, @alokkamboj! :)

This post has received a 5.43 % upvote from @booster thanks to: @therealwolf.

Thank you so much - for your support! :)

Hello, welcome to the Steemit community, it's really great to have you here with us, i hope you have a great time here and achieve great success.
I would be looking forward to reading your post. Interesting introduction you got there and great pictures.
I'm @Janrotas, would be great If you could check out my page and follow back. I have some interesting write ups I'm sure you would or can relate to. Welcome again talk more later.
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Hi @janrotas! I just briefly checked out your page. Your writing style is very honest, which I really appreciate. :)

thanks for reading, i'm glad you appreciate the effort i make. i would keep to writing to tackle issues that affects us individually so we all can be motivated and become fearless

Hello, @Artbunny, I'm just here to leave a nice Hello ^^. Unfortunately i don't have much voting power, but i will be back and vote my followers. Need to grow a little ^^. Have a great time @rightuppercorner

Thanks for your visit. :)

A new Steemian ^^ hello @artbunny I hope you enjoy your time here, its a great community ! Nice post, wish you much luck! I will follow your account. Don't hesitate to contact or follow me at any time :-) See you around @tradewonk

Hi @tradwonk! Just checked out your account - you cover a very interesting mix of topics. :)

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welcome @artbunny your art is swag and if you like anime from jepang i wont to say your art is " kawaii" the meaning like beautiful , charming and every thing with the same mean. im sure you can develop your hobby. by the way i love watch webtoon maybe you can make your art in webtoon later, i will be seen
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Thank you, @anitarasuna - for your kind words! Actually - I do like animes. So - I am very familar with the term "kawai". ;) I also know webtoon, but I think that I have a ... looong ... way to go, before I can actually put something on there. It did have taken some convincing - on @therealwolf 's part, in order to scrape up my courage - to even make my first post here on steemit. But do tell me - what are your favourite webtoons?

from many webtoon i like, i prefer "winter wood" is my favorite, and i have watch film version of that webtoon just different at romance part.

Hey welcome i'm also new here I can't wait to see your content and pictures your drawings look pretty cool I'll be posting about my chameleon so I'll follow your post and if you wanna see cool pictures follow me

Thank you - and I will definetly check out your chameleon. :D I do like his colours. Oh - is it a he or a she?

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Ola, @artbunny. Can't wait to see all the passion you'll be unleashing in your art...

Thanks - for your comment. It made me blush a little ... ;)

That is super cool! I never knew how much work goes into creating artwork like this. I am horrible at drawing so I have the utmost respect for people who can create art (like you). Looking forward to more of your work. Welcome!

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Thank you so much - for your kind words. I really appreciate your compliment. :)

Hello! Welcome to steemit! I'm from the Philippines. I hope we can be friends! :) Have a great steemit day ahead. steem on!

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As @therealwolf hopefully told you already, I really like your art style and would love to commission a few pieces :) Looking forward to seeing more of your work!

Yes - he did. I feel very honored. Will get back to you - shortly.

I like how you mentioned the steps, welcome to steemit,have good time,fallowing you now. @darius1993

Thank you - for joining my art journey -@darius1993. :)

Nice. I like seeing other creatives getting onto this platform and seeing the things they come up with.

Thank you! Same here - just checked your account and think that your photography is inspirational!

wow..I've always wanted to try to draw like that digitally .. this makes me eager to start drawing again (:

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