Ren Draft 2 (OC)

I am continuing to design and create my characters for my Web Comic! Right now, I am experimenting with different line-art styles, but I think that I have decided on using a thicker styled line art. Thicker lines are easier to draw and are more efficient.

This drawing depicts Ren and it is based off of a reference image. I traced the image to save time, but the colors and shading were all original.

What Went Well:

  • Shading
  • I think that the shading went better than usual; the character looks less two-dimensional than previous drawings (especially the sweatshirt). I am also pleased with the cel shading on the hair.
  • Lineart
  • The lineart went pretty well. I felt that it was clean despite not spending terribly long on it.
  • Color Palette
  • Usually before coloring, I don’t have a color palette, and I just choose colors that look “nice.” This time, I chose a blueish color palette beforehand, and I think that this helped unify the piece as a whole.

What Didn’t Go Well:

  • The background
  • I tried to draw a restaurant background, but I struggled a lot. It did not look great at all, so I scrapped it and lazily put some stars in the background.
  • The cup
  • I did not know what to do for the cup, so I took the easy way out and added a night sky with stars in it.

Final Thoughts

Overall, I am quite pleased with how the colors and piece as a whole turned out, although it is not one hundred percent original (reference: Right now, my script for the prologue and episode 1 are nearly finalized. All that is left in the pre-production process is finalizing my characters, background, and art-style.

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