I’ve been digging around my external hard drive and found some photos that I haven’t shared yet. These are my work in progress / process photos of a fanart that I did years ago. How old? Around 4 years.
I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it before on my blog. During my teenage years, I’ve been obsessed with the MMORPG Ragnarok Online. I played in the official Philippine Ragnarok Online servers from 2003 – 2007 (Fenrir server represent!) and played at private servers from 2007 onward. At around 2011 or 2012, I played with my friends from another game called Fantasy Earth Zero on a private server after FEZ closed down. These are our characters from the said private server:
From upper left: Vorg (Royal guard), Kharn (Sura), Lhaikz (Geneticist), me (Arch bishop), Lower left: Melt (Geneticist)
Right of me: Pants (Sorcerer), Below me: Fols (Guillotine Cross)
Inked version. I used my leftover unipins from college.
You have to check your inking pens first if they’re compatible with markers. Some pens bleed when used with markers. I learned that the hard way huhu. I also use various thickness for the unipins namely: 0.05, 0.1, and 0.3. 0.05 is the hardest to find.
I dunno what happened to the fur HAHA.
It’s either lack of skill or laziness.
Coloring process. I always start with flesh tones first.
During our third year, we had an interior design class that required our plates to be rendered in markers instead of watercolors. I only had zig kurecolor and shin han touch markers back then (and a limited color palette for interiors) because they were expensive. After the said class though, I still collected them and branched out to flesh tones and other colors. It was also during that time that a local store named Fullybooked started selling the Letraset Pro and Tria markers.
I also worked from right to left because I’m left-handed. (with a handkerchief because of sweaty palm)
Doing all the same colors will also save time.
Close-ups. Even though Melt & Lhaikz were the same class, they had different color schemes. (Because its a private server lol).
Lhaikz & I. They did that pose because Fols’ headgear was a bunnyband.
I think it was only Pants and I that had the original Ragnarok colors. The others customized theirs.
Sometimes I use a very light violet for shadows. I think this was Mauve Violet – Touch marker.
From what I remember, this was my first artwork that I did with a lot of people on it. Although not anatomically correct, I still had fun. My friends also liked this image too. They’re been asking recently if I could make another one soon. Maybe I should? If I have time. I’m not sure if I’ll use markers or watercolor, though!