24 | He/Him | Masc Trans NB | Certified Dumbass | Supposedly an Adult
Artfight submission I did of Ailyurant (https://artfight.net/attack/956598.leggy)
Here's the progress gif for the skitters paint, for anyone who was interested in seeing this.
Worked on a couple sketches last night. I think I'm finally wiggling myself back into being able to sit down and do work instead of immediately getting incredibly frustrated when my cold hands cannot produce gold.
(previous version of Cybil sketch here: https://stararts.waterfall.social/post/344242
proof that my eyeballs are, in fact, working better)
If anyone guessed "eared nightjar" you were correct. Threw in some tabby markings to make it a bit more interesting. Went a bit heavy on textures, but I definately didn't want this guy to seem flat. Shading... is still the bane of my existence when trying to make it kinda soft.
#still not sure thats how I should have angled the lighting #but whatever #first owlcat in like #what? #4 years? #i hate that it actually probably has been that long #i dont think I've made a single owlcat while i've lived in my present house #and I've been here nearly 3 years this summer #owlcats #art #my art #My goal for this year #if I do end up putting a lot of time into OCs #will be to improve my fucking shading #its always been so-so at best imo #with a few exceptions #its always a battle of "do i want the shading to be spectacular" and "do I want the markings to take the show"21 notes
So this is what 14 year old Star was up to 10 years ago. All Owlcats in the first image were drawn between Aug and Oct of 2010.
Now, I don't have dates fore most in the 2nd image because of some file shenanigans that happened in the past decade, but that big ol' black and white boy with the yellow beak was that latest drawn in this group and he was drawn in October of 2016. What I can tell you is that the ones with shading are much older by probably 2 years at least.
Incredible glow ups aside, these dudes should help convey the idea of what an owlcat is, how they started and where they ended up. As you might be able to tell, I did start with random designs in mind (with some taking harder natural influences) and we morphed into something way more elegant. Owlcats have sort have been a benchmark for me. I don't know what kind of Owlcats I'd give the world in present day 2020, but I'm giddy as hell to find out. A long time ago I decided to not let medium or style dictate how I created these boobs, which is part of why I'm ready to jump back into them. There aren't any constraints I have to worry about. I can just do whatever with what I have and it still be perfectly fine.
#I hesitated posting this as actual art #but it really is #especially the newer ones #Please #if you're an artist #dont ever stop creating #I'd be way more skillful now if I had created more in the past 4 years #there isn't a huge skill jump between the last OC I made and now #owlcats #my art16 notes
I was taken by the intense need to draw Cybil. I then realized I could use some help drawing caracal ears and then made some abominations.
Most of this is study. It's also done traditionally (I'm used to fine tuning proportions and lining things up digitally) so take it at face value.
Practice is almost never meant to turn into something to show off (which is a self reminder even though I'm putting it here, which works on myself not being ashamed of any marks I put on paper regardless of purpose)
So I was trying to doodle some cats earlier and realized that I must have forgotten what cats looked like, so I looked up some pictures of cats and drew them.
I now remember how to draw cats.
#I had been trying to draw them more dog like #segemented #ususallly starting with the ribs #and uh #yeah that doesn't fucking work for cats at all #my art #sketch #heavy refs #all the refs were on a royalty/copyright free stock site if anyones worried #I love cats #bonuses to anyone who can read my comments #also these were done very quickly with only mind for form in most cases #so much of a cats form is really a suggestion by shading or slight fur shapes7 notes
As promised, one digital skitters. And now ya'll know that the inside of his mouth is white.
Bonus on a dark background:
#Most of the galaxy patterns were diff brushes i had lying around #I really really wanna do one thats mostly manual brush work and manual color blending #but this kinda got outta hand #so I'll have to do that later #any manual work i did on the colors just didn't look good so I gave up #i probably needed a larger cavas for what I was trying but cest la vie #skitters #art #my art #bird #void #voidling #OCs #OC #original character #this would make a really good sticker one day67 notes
Sketches I did the other day trying to drum up another idea for a skitters painting. While I didn’t start on any of these, I am really wanting to do the top left most skitter and the one with the glasses.
Also feat. Billy looking real funky.
dont tell me how to display my body
Working on a green skitter today. Wanted to show off what the painting table looks like. It’s great bc I can just move it wherever if it’s in the way so I don’t have to feel as bad if I don’t finish my task (or put it completely away) in one sitting.
Also im having some difficulties getting these greens as dark. Big hmmm but I’ll figure it out even if this skitter ends up being a bust quality wise.