WITCHSONA WEEK ’16

Listen so Witchsona week was LAST WEEK but I don’t even give a hoot, gotta draw me some witches!!!

This year’s Witchsona is technically a mage- it’s based on this Sweet-As-Heck drawing I got in, like, 2014.

So I did a whole bunch of sketches DURING Witchsona Week, but the two I finished were both completed¬†this week. They’re late but I don’t even care- they were a blast to make!

 

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So I inked it with my little Pilot petit1, scanned it, put this gradient down, and adjusted the levels on the inks.

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Flats

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Put the flats under the gradient, set the gradient to overlay, and used the purple from the gradient to shade- and then set that to Multiply and 51% opacity.

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Mussin’ with some of Manga Studio’s Effects Brushes

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And then I added this little white border! My buddy Dom does (use to do? sometimes does?) this white-border thing and I was like “you know what would be a good idea.” (They also do like the shapes-to-break-up-the-background-color-field thing to, so that is absolutely why there are so many pentagons.)

So I decided to try it out and it worked out hecka nice, I think!

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I wanted to see what he looked like with the mask and hood up, too- after all, magic is dangerous. Don’t wanna breathe too much of it in!

I did this one in the same sketchbook at the first one- but I inked it with a Copic Sketch marker.

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Scanned it, adjusted the levels, decided to go with my favorite set of colors for the gradient this time!

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Flats

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Set the flats to overlay, shaded with the orange from the gradient and set that to overlay.

I had to go back in on a new layer and re-do the face and glasses. It’s the same orange, but set to multiply.

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Put in that border again, and went in with a soft white brush to make it look a little bit more like the light was coming from the head of the staff.

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Spent a lot of time fussing over the stars! Big shout-out to HypotheticalWoman, for pointing out that I would probably need to make the stars lighter than the background- and also for pointing out that the bigger, more outline-y star brush existed.

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I’m still super duper pleased with how this second one came out. Gonna have to make an effort to do more stuff with fun colors like this!

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