Ragnarok Addiction

Suffrie x Rainee forever ♥

Last year, it was announced that the first MMORPG in the Philippines will return. Ragnarok Online opened its servers once again. Obviously, I made fanarts.

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During my marker phase. ♥ I drew differently back then!

I’ve already mentioned my addiction to Ragnarok from this post. So, obviously we (those on the cover image) hardcore played the game. It was our first time to play together on an official server though! I don’t think I’ve mentioned here before, but I met Inggo at RF Online instead of Ragnarok. It was also a good thing that are chosen jobs are perfect for each other! ♥

Full Support Priestess & Agi/Dex Hunter. ♥

The 3rd jobs: Ranger & Arch Bishop.

I’ve also mentioned this on Instagram. I think that you need to be obsessed with something in order to improve your art. I’ve accumulated a ton of fanart because I was this obsessed with this game! If I would compare my artwork from 2003 to now, I could say that there really was an improvement on everything: anatomy, color selection, inking, etc. Not the best, but there’s personal improvement.

Left: Watercolor practice | Right: Color pencil practice.

These were some requests from my former guildmates on Fenrir server.

I would also like to note that the watercolor pieces were made with canson paper and prang watercolors. They’re the student grade representatives for watercolor and I still love using them! I don’t have to worry about anything, I just had to create. ♥

And I think I have to draw more with this style. I still need improvement!

Ragnarok Online – Marker process

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.

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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:

Sketch! ♥

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.

Finished! ♥

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!

Lineart

Last year, adult coloring books became popular in Manila. Being the kuripot/hipster person that I am – I bought a plain notebook so I could make my own coloring book HAHAHA. I also did the Inktober Challenge that time. So, anyway!

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Feeling a bit guilty for not painting – I brought my plain notebook and markers to work. This used to be my main medium but it got too expensive for me so I switched. And the fact that I feel limited to the colors. Right now, I’m in the mood for inking linearts again. So here are some artworks that I did this week.

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2016 06 lineart wanderer

Ragnarok Online wanderer. I plan on coloring the left side with color pencils.

I also did a fanart of my Arch Bishop in the same notebook months ago:

2016 06 lineart gypsy

This is the reason why I can’t use my markers on the left side.

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Sola ♥.

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The left eye is wrong :c

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I did this today. Obviously I only brought my flesh tone markers HAHA.

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I did the hair using a cheap ballpen.

Ahhh. Satisfied ♥. Time to do more artworks later!

Time & Instagram

Have you read this quote from other bloggers before? “I’m sorry I’m too busy to blog, but please follow me on my instagram, I update more often there!“. As for me, I can’t even give that as a reason HAHAHA. I feel guilty for not posting as much as I want to here. But no, I’m still not giving up! I just need time to draw. Life is too busy due to overtime at work almost everyday, sigh. But that is not a reason to stop and try to do a little art everyday, no?

Back in the early days of my IG account, I posted my lineart drawings. Mostly anime-ish, pencil / pen line art and sometimes rendered with markers. You know, quick sketches that you could do easily every night. I read somewhere it’s better to keep continuously making art so you won’t lose your momentum.  I should do that again sometime. As for now… let me reminisce.

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Late night doodle 🙂

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Well. I stopped because I noticed that I was drawing the same girl with bangs facing front, hahaha. But it’s better than nothing, no? Again. I promise that I’ll make more time for art. So I could post it online and document my progress.

Cheers.