Today I would like to share with you my soft pastel drawing of the Dark Arts Magician Avatar.
I thought how great it would be to create a cartoon style avatar for my blog as at the moment I have a pixelated magician on my YouTube channel and other social sites, even the main banner of this blog has the pixelated version.
I will not replace the pixelated avatar on my social sites or even the main banner of this blog, but I will use the cartoon style on the about page and contact page.
The creation of this avatar was fun. I first started by sketching out my line art, then I used Derwent soft pastel pencils to colour the magician.
The idea for the Magician came after I searched online for several dark magician sand wizards to get ideas. I searched from game ideas, through fantasy art and even went as far as looking at Harry Potter costumes. I went about adding a few details such as gold trim along the edges of the robe and blue-magical flames erupting from the right hand to slowly spreads up the arm. The added book was to break up a plan black-robed magician as I guessed it would have been boring.
I hope you enjoy my time-lapsed recording of my Dark Arts Magician Avatar.
Today I would like to share with you my soft pastel painting of Koi Fish done with soft pastels.
I first drew my line art of three koi fish swimming in a pond with a few lily pads off to the edges and one of the koi fish breaking the surface with a few ripples as an effect.
I enjoyed using soft pastels and once again found how easy they were to blend the colours just with my fingers or with the aid of a blending stump. The more I used them, the more I want to throw my oil ones in the back of my art box.
The only issues I had with this painting was the recording itself. I once again didn’t set up my camera in the correct angle and managed to capture the top of my head more times than I would have liked.
To remedy this, I thought I’d be smart and add a title at the bottom of my video to try and hide my head, but I ended up blocking out a good part of the painting. I still have a lot to learn when it comes to recording and editing, so it’s going to be a trial and error experience until I get it right.
Anyway, I hope you enjoy my time-lapsed recording and I apologies that the recording is not as I usually produce.