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...Pierre, could you BE any more ominous?

Anyway. I'm opening a character ask blog. Submit questions to some French guy in 1193 AD and see if you get an answer:

ask-a-warlock.tumblr.com

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So in case anyone was unclear on why I was studying random disembodied parts of -real- humans, it's to get better at painting -imaginary- humans

Pretty pleased with progress so far, but there's still so much left to learn!

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I did a small series on borked fantasy tropes at one point. Here is the first one.

"The reverse mermaid tries to warn sailors away from dangerous rocky shores, but alas, the sailors are compelled to sail closer by the reverse mermaid's supple legs"

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Here is day 3: Poison.

Margo the barn swallow, and some medieval antidotes.

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Hair compilation! Thank you for watching, commenting, liking, sharing. I'm going on a two-week break because I have a convention to attend and some projects to catch up on. Thank you for your patience, and happy hairday!

Large braid, wavy brown hair, really enjoyed this one and think I have hit upon a nice production process for rendering this type of hair in the future!

Studying subtle layering paired with a wiry texture on this person's hair, interesting how aged hair gains this thicker texture while seeming more delicate

...Pierre, could you BE any more ominous?

Anyway. I'm opening a character ask blog. Submit questions to some French guy in 1193 AD and see if you get an answer:

ask-a-warlock.tumblr.com

Sometimes I wonder how social media algorithms will react to strange phrases I never thought I'd type into their input fields, such as 'BABY SCALP'

More practice with different textures in a single cut, messy hair, and some salt and pepper facial hair

Found a CC0 photo with beautiful white hair -- Perfect for if I ever want to paint Sephiroth!

Another experiment in texture, tried to use fewer brush strokes as well (stroke economy is something I could work on!)

Today, just trying to get together a turnaround sheet sketched of this guy for the numpteenth time

So happy with the variety of techniques required to do wiry mutton chops!

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Do you guys like #vikings and #Loki and #norsemythology? Then check out my #webcomic Thistil Mistil Kistil! Maybe you'll enjoy it.

Start here: tmkcomic.com/comic/ch01-pg00/

So in case anyone was unclear on why I was studying random disembodied parts of -real- humans, it's to get better at painting -imaginary- humans

Pretty pleased with progress so far, but there's still so much left to learn!

Very very challenging layers and shapes here...veered from the reference quite greatly, but was favoring overall texture over accuracy of each individual curl

CC0 reference: Pixabay

Super cropped short hair is tricky to render, but a combination of edge control on the scalp and stippling on the main hair texture really helps

I enjoyed the sheen and colors on this one. Even the cleanest silhouettes still have stray hairs if you look closely enough.

CC0 reference by Pixabay!