Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Post-it Art #2 - Deku Shield

The second post-it art is a Deku shield to go along with the previous Kokiri sword. Throughout both of my post-it arts I have tried using more displaced shadows and shadow edge blurring to create an effect of height. In this one I focused on the shading of the Kokiri emblem as well as trying to create a reflection.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Post-it Art #1 - Kokiri Sword and Sheath

My first post-it art for this school year is of the Kokiri Sword and its sheath. This has been my first time working with mechanical pencils for a while and I feel like I will have to get adjusted to having a finer tip. If I can I will try to also use my wider mechanical pencil (heard of last in my Hylian shield drawing in June) to create better shadow effects. This worked out well so expect another one tomorrow.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Blog Update

With school coming up and my current level of interest in this blog I am concerned about the future of this blog. I have created a plan for some in-school art, which is to take a post-it notes (i have white ones hehe) and draw something (probably a Zelda thing) on it. This is a better idea than a notebook because it is smaller and more discreet, it is much more portable (my notebook system uses one per subject), there are no pesky lines that would get in the way, and it is much easier to scan a post-it than it is to scan a notebook. I would hopefully get one done every day or two and they would go up if I can find time. This will probably mean no digital art for most of the school year. I hope that it will work and I can keep the blog running until next summer.

Vacation Photos and Zelda Sandcastles

I was on vacation for a few days and I found a way to put it into my blog. The sunrise photos involved me waking up at 5:30 in the morning and going to the beach to take them before the sun rose. The sunset photos were much easier to get. I also made two Skyward Sword-themed sandcastles; however while being at a beach where my phone could easily get sandy and wet I could not make them completely like the original. I made a few photo albums which will be in the captions of each of the samples.
Skyview Temple (multiple creative
 liberties taken), see more here
Sunrise photo, see more here
Sunset photo, see more here
Earth Temple (taken through a plastic bag
and with no good reference), see more here

Sunday, August 21, 2016

I Have an NSM

I have recently created a account on the NinSheetMusic forum. For those who don't know, NinSheetMusic is a website where people post piano arrangements of video game tracks. The forum is where members can request and submit sheets. I go by Lkjhgfdsa_77 on the forum. I have already submitted a sheet (Lanayru Sand Sea from Skyward Sword) and this will probably take up most of my free time for a while. I will probably make posts here or on my Google+ when one of my sheets gets on the site.

Colored Pencil - My iPhone

I drew this to see if I could draw something without using any lines. I feel like it turned out alright but I still need lines.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Digital Messing-Around-With-GIMP - Link Playing Ocarina GIF

This GIF is of Link from The Minish Cap playing the Ocarina of Wind with swaying grass. well yeah lkj i have eyes This took a ridiculously long time to make and you will be hearing it. First I had to find the correct sprites online to create the image and I created a tiny GIF with a black/transparent background. Then I decide to use the tall grass and make it sway. I could not find the Link-in-tall-grass-effect (i'm done i promise) sprite so I had to find a screenshot of the sprite and use other sprites to cross match every pixel to get the effect. Then I scaled it up and added the signature. To be nice I am including the effect that I had to create myself. You can take the effect, but don't say it's your own. (because it's mine haha)
The Effect

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Pencil - Goron's Ruby (OoT 2/5)

After beating Ocarina of Time a second Spiritual Stone has finally been drawn. In this one I tired to focus on the translucency of the gem, but I feel that I could have added a slight reflection and other effects to the gem. I might re-upload a scanned image later but for now just take my art.