2013 New Year illustration

Software: Open Canvas, Photoshop

Hardware: Wacom Intuos 3

Time: 10-15 hrs


I was suddenly interested in the western game character drawing style. The artist usually starts with a rough sketch and builds color layers to achieve the thick color effect. The result was very exciting. I added the oriental dragon and lion dance elements to make it more “Groovy”.

Sketch done on paper and pen

Concepting is a lot of fun

Color Planning

I hope the color was a lot more vibrant. I always like to start with full background coloring so it sets a clear tone for the image.

Planning the background.

I constantly have to switch between Photoshop and Open Cavas to make the color adjustment

Details on character appearance

Almost always my favorite part. I like to add highlights to the eyes and lips.