Moonchild still lives in my heart

I started on this Sailor Moon piece last year, but felt like I screwed it up when I started laying down my flats and abandoned it. It’s a common occurrence with me, tbh. I never really like my coloured pieces as much as I do the lineart.

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When I found myself a little antsy last night, I thought I’d try to save it. If anything, I could do with working on my colour palettes and such.

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“Usagi”, 6″x9″, watercolour and acrylic on paper, 2017

I might re-do this in the future. This was meant to be the first of a senshi series that I’m not sure I’m ever going to get around to. We’ll see if I can get my head out of ass and get to it. 😛

Hey, Sailor.

“Wouldn’t you think my collection’s complete?”

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First painting of 2016, omg. I regret not using ye olde trusty techpen to line this because I just can’t get the crisp lines I want with a brush.

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“Hey, Sailor.”, 2016, 13″ x 18′, Watercolour on paper.

Regardless, I’m over the moon to have finished something after so long. Watercolour and I aren’t close friends yet, but after this, we are at least on speaking terms haha!

But paints and WIPs excite me

Finally got out of that funk I’ve been in for the past year and am painting again, yay! In an effort to update more often, here’s what I’ve been up to the past couple of days.

Got off to a rocky start because just as I’d finished the lineart, I realised that I had forgotten to stretch my paper. I hadn’t used watercolour in years, you see, and it completely slipped my mind. Pallon suggested stretching a new sheet and using carbon paper to re-do it but I didn’t have the heart for it. This was already a re-do as the original was on regular sketchpad paper and I don’t think I have it in me to draw this fucking mermaid a third fucking time.

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Skelly love. ❤

I did a really wet test on some scrap and found that it didn’t warp too much once it dried, so instead of risking stretching the paper with the lineart, I decided to start painting.

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Watercolour’s scary, and it’s scarier when you’re out of practice. You make a mistake with acrylic, you just cover it up with more paint. Watercolour’s a touch move haha!

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Anyway, my day job beckons. Looking forward to finishing this over the weekend.