sketches from today

i tried sketching directly in paint, which isn’t the smartest idea for getting anatomy right but it was fun to be a bit more spontaneous for once.  ulv’s hair gets longer and messier every time i draw it.

Johan, remembering his first encounter with any sort of preternatural creature.

The story is a Norwegian one (though i’m sure it crops up in the folk belief of other countries) where the drums of the hidden folk, “dystetromma”, signal the outbreak of war.  I altered the time and place of the story; many of the Norwegian variants I’ve seen take place in 1814 but here 1808 should be when the start of the Finnish War occurred.  Johan, the narrating character here, was a child in Finland during the war. 

ANYWAY this probably doesn’t make sense because it fits into a larger scene in my head and obviously you can’t see all the context there but hopefully it’s interesting to somebody in any case.  It’s my first time trying to seriously make a comic or series of related drawings so that probably shows a little but I had a lot of fun making it!

i meant to sit down and actually watch the berserk films but then i ended up drawing this instead

sketches from the past few days. johan & ulv, ulv alone, ylva (an alternate universe lady version of ulv, sort of)

i don’t think lutheran priests wear that little capelet thing over the shoulders, but i wanted to draw johan in one.  i can get away with it by this being a fantasy story.

carmarthenfan:

noyades:

so i am no good at drawing actual irl people, but i wanted to do a quick study of some interesting colors and lighting and Elisabeth is really good for that.  i really love Haruno Sumire as Death a lot!

What do you MEAN you’re no good at actual irl people, I’m not even hardcore into Takarazuka and she’s immediately recognizable. Also this is utterly gorgeous, ahhhhh.

(paging sadademort and apfelstrudelz if you have not already seen!)

thank you!!  i think this actually turned out better than most of my attempts but in general i have a hard time stylizing and simplifying people’s facial features.. i’m really glad she’s recognizable though and i’m happy you liked it!  (hopefully i can try doing some drawings of the other characters and from other productions too)

so i am no good at drawing actual irl people, but i wanted to do a quick study of some interesting colors and lighting and Elisabeth is really good for that.  i really love Haruno Sumire as Death a lot!

very small study in gouache of some swedish cottages, referenced from photo

i haven’t been able to draw much lately but here’s some oc junk

oh, those are lovely!

thank you! i tried to pick ones with colors that i normally don’t use but i think i still picked some pretty easy palettes in the end :’)

darvll