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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Art Dump: Headless Torsos

Guys on Grindr be like...



I was back on the apps (Grindr and Scruff) for about 2 months. Nothing has changed. It is still littered with headless torsos, spam bots, and local catfishers. 


If there weren't spammers (stuff that the developers can control) I think these apps would be great. Not much can be done with catfishers and headless torsos.


Not without infringing on people's privacy. But then again, should we expect privacy when we use these apps?


There has got to be a way for apps to ensure discretion, privacy, and anonymity of their users. But then again, you have to consider the safety of the users. It's complicated to think about.


Anyway, I deleted the apps. I might reinstall it when I go to Amsterdam and Paris in March.

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Thursday, December 6, 2018

The Devil Is In The Details

I really admire other artists who can draw with consistency. I wish that I can draw in the simplified line/contour line. The problem is that I have troubles with long strokes. I tend to draw in small dashes or connecting/overlapping short strokes to create the image.

I am re-learning how to draw without a lot of details.


See the uncensored version after the jump.


Saturday, November 24, 2018

Mixing Styles

Experimenting with a new technique to achieve depth using bokeh effects overlayed to the artwork. After a couple of attempts, I learned that

  1. it's best to account for it when doing in the initial sketch/line art 
  2. or when applying the base color
  3. it is not as simple as applying a filter
  4. Caravaggio, I'm not
Here is one that I created this week. 


I'm starting to use a more "simplified" lines for that manga look. 

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Portraits: Art Dump

Trying different techniques. 




Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Inktober: Thirsty

This one took a long time to ink and color. I did not expect it to turn out this well when I was playing with the opacity of the color layers, adding shadows and highlights, and trying different filters. All in all, I am happy with how it turned out.