Tag: design

Cloud Nine: Sky References

Cloud Nine: Sky References

Those who know me may know that I’m in the “planning stage” of several projects. This means that none of said projects have begun yet, because I’m still working out stories, character designs, and other important details. One of my projects is Cloud Nine, which would be a webcomic! It’s still in the works, and I recently drew up some references for the main character, Sky.

I’ve actually redesigned this character since the last time I drew her on this blog. Instead of long hair, I gave her a fluffy fauxhawk – long in the middle with the sides shaved close! I also changed the color of her eyes to a gold-ish yellow to appear a bit more magical. Below you can see a portrait of her plus a partial turnaround with four outfits!

Cloud Nine - Sky
Sky next to the Cloud Nine logo
Sky Turnaround Base
Undergarments/The base I used to create other outfits
Sky Turnaround Regular Outfit
Sky’s regular outfit, at least for the cold
Sky Turnaround PJs
Sky in her PJs, ready to go to sleep
Sky Turnaround Work Outfit
Sky in her work outfit – she’s an inventor, and her workshop gets messy!

This was all really enjoyable, because I love doing character design work. References for other important characters will come in time, but right now I’m working on designing some “Adoptable” characters to sell on DeviantArt. See you soon!

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Cute Character: Octopus Lady

Cute Character: Octopus Lady

FINALLY! I drew and inked the third fourth main character of my bee detective story, starring Sweetie Bee, Detective Bumble, Bucky Lambert, and now Via Creed!

Octavia Creed
She looks super elegant. My mom says the third eye creeps her out!!

I’d been stuck on this character for a long time, and she went through numerous redesigns (in fact, she was originally a cat. How about that!?) I always knew I wanted her to be a psychic or empath of sorts, and I thought a black cat would emphasize the superstitious aspect of her personality. However, a psychic black cat lady character already exists in a franchise I like: Katrina from Animal Crossing!

Octavia Creed, or Via, for short, is a palm reader and fortune teller whose business is failing. She is patient, intuitive, and comes off as a little weird and cryptic to her friends Sweetie and Bucky. She isn’t one to judge, and does her best to see the good in everyone. She’s very quiet and reserved, and usually not outwardly expressive. Her third eye opens when she uses her psychic powers.

Wanting to stay true to my character’s personality but not seem like a copycat (no pun intended), I struggled to think of another animal that would fit the bill. As Craftie B helped me brainstorm, we thought of an octopus character as a reference to Paul the Octopus, who predicted the results of the World Cup a few years back. In addition, my cast is now a little more diverse — it consists of two insects, a mammal, and a sea creature instead of two insects and two mammals! I got to work, and designed Via! Hopefully I can start fleshing out this story’s world and characters now that I have this sorted out.

Look forward to hearing more about this bee story in the future! Until next time, keep bee-ing yourselves, Citizens.

New Design: On Cloud Nine

New Design: On Cloud Nine

Since I’ve figured out how to color my traditional lineart with online programs, I’ve had a lot of fun making new designs with fun, bright colors. Since I didn’t have too much work to do over Thanksgiving break, it was a great way to pass my time! In addition to the character icons I made for a couple of my OCs, and the art I created for my Splatoon remix, I also made a new work for my RedBubble store. Check it out!

On Cloud Nine

This girl was originally designed back in April of this year, based on the prompt “Keeper of the Storm.” I loved her cloud hair so much that I wanted to draw her again in my current art style! I thought of the expression “on cloud nine,” which means very happy, so I gave her a cute smile. I think it turned out well, and I love the gradient in the background. The artwork is available on stickers, phone cases, and more thanks to RedBubble.

I may be busier now that school is back again, but hopefully I can still find time to draw and create! As always, thanks for supporting me as I strive to improve my art. PenPrin awaaaaay!

Free Icon Requests

Free Icon Requests

Hello, readers! For a short time, I will be offering one free character icon to each of my blog followers, as a thank-you for supporting me. Here are some examples of what a character icon from me looks like:

F-Stop - Icon - Colored and Fixed     Sou Icon - Colored

These are my two characters, F-Stop and Sou. They both happen to be girls, but I can do male characters, too! A character icon is a picture of the character’s head down to their shoulders, a white “shadow” behind them to help them stand out, and a simple gradient background. (It’s okay if their hands, tails, or other special features are in the picture, too.) Here are the steps for claiming your free icon.

  1. You must be following my blog.
  2. Send me, via email or comments, a picture or detailed description of the person/character you would like an icon of. (If you eMail me, you must prove somehow that you are, in fact, one of my followers! Thanks for understanding.)
  3. Please have patience! I may be busy with school, but I will do my best to get these illustrations done.
  4. When I finish, I will post the icon to my blog! Depending on how you contacted me, I can email you the picture or reply to your comment with a link to the blog post. Afterwards, feel free to use your new icon however you like! (I won’t make revisions to the picture once it’s already posted, sorry!)

My eMail address (please only use it for commissions and other important inquiries) is mixquest101@gmail.com. If you don’t want me to post the icon online, or you want multiple icons instead of just one, you can commission me instead. I’m always open!

Thanks again for your continued support. ❤