Inspired by Miniature Melo stufftodraw.tumblr.com/post/10…
with their vibrant colors, though they aren't really a squid.
It looked more stunning in my head but the understanding of transparency and vibrancy coming together got complicated for me. It looks better when the image is smaller.
I honestly have no idea how to deal with transparent colors with a proper method; simple coloring would have been fine, but it had to mesh with other colors and also 'folds' of the clothing, and the colors got really funky. Someday I hope to be able to somehow eyeball the colors (which I did, but with studded sense), I guess my future practice will involve see through, transparent objects, physics of light, color alterations, etc....basically general coloring technique stuff.
Haven't been able to draw for a long time, but now I will be having more free time. So I might as well use it to get back to drawing. But I wanted to try something different with a warm up, and I am definitely not familiar with this kind of coloring. The colors were not manipulated to the whole character so image unfortunately do not do justice for the essence of the dress, but that gave me too much trouble. Maybe I'll do redo of this later with more experiments. Phooey. Small steps I suppose.
A bit of Caribbean inspiration used as well.
Also, screw backgrounds, who needs them. OTL
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