Lady Etta, Time Traveller Extraordinaire

in steampunk •  7 months ago
Etta had an ordinary beginning, she was born in the eighteenth century era as the second child of a merchant. Due to a very interesting life that she led, she was thrown out of her timeline into the far future, where she met and married a genius who invented the time machine. Together they had fun adventuring all around the world, visiting various different periods, making so many memories and friendships. When they were done with each other, the couple separated amicably and became good friends. Both agreed that she should keep the time travelling machine, so these days Etta led her own adventures as a time traveller extraordinaire.

I really like her character since she has an indomitable spirit, the kind that never gives up, despite all odds! She is actually a cheerful lady with upbeat personality so I think my drawing makes her seem too serious. Just assume that she is hearing some important grave news here XD.

I’ve always wanted to make a steam punk art since the genre meshes both sci-fi and fantasy together. I went to a steam punk museum some time ago and it was filled with pretty things, both intricate and delicate. And the steam punk people, they dressed superbly too. So fun to draw ^_^.


Drawing Process

Character Sketch

First I drew the idea I had in mind. I prefer to put as much details as I can on this stage so I can see the whole picture.

Lady Etta

Character Outline

Now I redrew the character outline. On this part, I made sure that my lines are looking good and no longer sketchy.

Lady Etta

Background Outline

Then I outlined the background. Steam punk gadgets, woo!

Lady Etta

More Background

I added fluffy clouds behind her.

Lady Etta

Inking and Cross Hatching

On this part, I detailed the drawing with inking and cross hatching. Both are good methods to insinuate lights, shadows, and volumes in black and white picture.

Lady Etta

Toning

Lastly, I added some light toning to the background. It’s important not to go overboard with toning, or the picture will look too busy. I was actually struggling not to overdo it ^^.

Lady Etta

Finished illustration

More fun inking and finally, Lady Etta is done✧!

Etta
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Animation step by step

The whole step by step, in animation.

Lady Etta


My Steemit Journey

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Great work and process!

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Thanks Sander :).

Good thing I made it a habit to look into discord steemartists more often - found it there, and I love it!
This would make a great painting too!
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PS, like @beryspider I am a fan of Steampunk, and I got the hat and glasses to prove it:

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Whoa, your hat is awesome. Did you make it yourself or did you buy it from a shop?
And you dress really well too, with the lady beside you and her kickass mask, what a great photo!

Thanks Otto :D.

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i love steampunk * ___ * this is a genre of art that i think needs more love and wonderful arts !!!!

gorgeous post, @scrawly~ i love the intro! she seems to be a very formidable lady, independent and intelligent <3 love that so much !!!

also the pose is so elegant and lovely, and the inking and crosshatching are so nicenice <3

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i really like this one <3 might return later with even more unintelligible comments XD

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Thank you spider.
I welcome your unintelligible comments, they make me feel happy joy joy!! Wheee!

Dear Artzonian, thanks for using the #ArtzOne hashtag. Your work is valuable to the @ArtzOne community. Quote of the week: Art, freedom and creativity will change society faster than politics. -Victor Pinchuk

The step-by-step animation is great!

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Way too cool! I wish I could draw like you. I really like the shadings you had done to her clothes. I can really feel where the material gathers, bends and flows to.

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Your comment is super, supersoju! XD
Thank you for your nice comment, it cheered me up! :D

And I've seen some of your plant sketches and food art (mmm food art <3), just keep drawing and I'm sure you will be a great artist since you are artistically talented.

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Awww you're too kind. But I've tried to draw and I just don't have it lol I struggle to colour between the lines as it is. Though I did practice a little to colour better when the adult colouring books came out lol

My older brother is artistic and can draw really well. So too could my sister who is also older than me. But when it came to me... well I think they both stole all the artistic genes 😭lol

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Adult colouring book? I didn't know there are such things :O.
But your cake is so artistic, professional looking even, so I think you have mad art skillz! You just channel it through a different way than your siblings. Anyway, my cooking skill is abysmal so maybe there's a trade off between drawing and cooking lol.

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hahahaha that's probably because you don't need pre drawn images because you can already draw them and colour them yourself lol. There are heaps of adult colouring books, they just call it adults so adults don't feel silly buying them. I must admit though, I've purchase a lot hahaha I couldn't help myself, the pictures were too good.

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You just channel it through a different way than your siblings.

That's a nice way of putting it.
Though you may be onto something there about a trade off between drawing and cooking. My brother's kids do like my cooking better than his kekekeke

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I loved to colour those books when I was a kid, but I stopped after becoming adult since I didn't know they make adult colouring books. We adults are so silly about our images lol.

Now I'm curious to see your art, you better post them on Steemit if you decide to colour them :D.

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hahahaha I don't think my colouring book art is worthy to be put up on Steemit, lol. I've completed a few images. Some are ok, others are only worthy of a laugh lol.

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Hehehe you are shy, that's cute. It's ok, if you ever feel like sharing, you can show me privately on Discord. No pressure :).

This is extraordinary! I love her boots and jacket... and her dignified pose. I'm in awe with your talent, Scrawly!

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Awww thanks a lot, shiny! <3

Amazing! you got a great way of inking your illustration and I can totally see this as being a potential book cover

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A potential book cover, wouldn't that be awesome.
That is kind of you, I am very thankful ^_^.

I love this. Don't you love making the gifs as well to show the build up. It's always a bit magical. Well done and I love her outfit, but you know I'm a sucker for victorian and antique style clothing :)

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Those old style period clothing are the best, aren’t they? I mean, I like wearing my comfortable clothes, but for art, they’re really hard to draw nicely.

Thank you :).

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