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wavering between anime and realism
Art processes, selective portfolio:


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Art Goals since December 6, 2009
To improve technically and thematically.
I will comment on every single picture I add to my favorites. (From now on, because I am not going through the hundreds in my Favorites already...)

JAN 2012
Some specific aesthetic goals...
1. lighter/more graceful outlines (anime style).
2. lower color saturation. Dec 2013
3. at least one well-worked, epic, dynamic piece.
4. at least one un-sloppy, finished anime piece with unfudged background.

AUG 2012
One high-key painting, one low-key painting.

JULY 2014
Predictably, I have met none of my goals!
You have entered the :sun:Sunburst!Era, where almost every image has garish back-lighting featuring a sunburst!

:bulletred: ethereal/beautiful/softer works
:bulletred: character interactions and scenes
:bulletred: full environments with better perspective and angle

free counters


Exercise, one of many... 

~3 hrs
Paint Tool SAI + Photoshop CC
Thumbnail looks better than full-size, but now I can see how I messed up. Eh.
Didn't end up following reference for the face.

Reference used, credit to Valentine-FOV-Stock
Reference 6 by Valentine-FOV-Stock
Fell Asleep Again
"Speedpaint" based on a screencap, but I did a gender swap and anime edit. Hope to keep doing more until these feel less effortful, and meanwhile learn something about framing and context clues.

Reference used (as mentioned). 
Time: 3-4 hours
Velocity [Revised]
EDIT: Fixed a few details and adjusted the color balance.

This did not turn out anything near what I wanted or originally aimed to achieve, although I did end up getting a lot of practice with painting hands and arms + confusing my light sources.

Moral: Be more concise with brushstrokes. Once you start laboring over something, the picture is doomed.

Paint Tool SAI, Photoshop CC


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Ralenore Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2016   General Artist
Your work is beautiful.
vitellan Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2016
Thanks! I notice you are an amazing portrait artist :)
Ralenore Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2016   General Artist
Not at all, but thank you. :heart:
75ronin Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2016
Happy New Year!
vitellan Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2016
Very belated thanks :3 Hope the year also started well for you.
RyuuOvO Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so happy to found such great artist~~! <3 ur gallery is super amazing!! the colour lightning anatomy ahhh TwT so gorgeous!! lemme touch them lol x'3 
vitellan Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2015
Thanks for the kind words and the watch ^^
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great art! :thumbsup:
vitellan Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015
Thanks! :)
DamaiMikaz Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'll be happy to see more from you :dummy:
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