and the ultimate destination is getting our art to the main page (usually through many nominations) but getting there doesn't mean you win.
It helps boost your self-esteem though.
Everyone is encouraged to join. I believe it can help improve our talent and the art we can offer to our community. So to those who have Tegaki, you should join~ It's open for OCs and fanarts and the theme is 'bond'. I know I have very little chance in winning but I still hope to join and just have fun and improve on my art.
So far I've submitted two entries and singled out one to show you a walkthrough of how I did it.
First of all, to those who don't know how TegakiE looks like.
Everything is done on a single layer. You can zoom by right-clicking and zoom in and ctrl+z allows you to undo.
Do you get the basic gist of it?
It used to be really troublesome for me but now I'm smitten over them.
I'm there near 24/7! (exaggeration much)
I always have trouble colouring in TegakiE due to the absence of multiple layers so I gave it a few thoughts and finally decided to give it a full outline look.
Thus why I started with the outlines.
First was using a low opacity on gray colours to sketch then I used the darkest gray and thinnest point to lineart. I erased the sketches with the help of zoom and WALA!
I think I should mention at this time that I used littleMinna's TegakiE for this - thus the credit ^^;
Next, I linearted the background with colours. It's optional to do this.
OTL My background is so friggid simple -_-;;
Who knew drawing scribbles and calling it Wisteria could work so well?!
Next I coloured in the background. I used very simple techniques for this seeing as I wanted to emphasize more on the lineart. Most of the colouring contained a main colour and shade colour and mixed together using the lowest opacity
HRE's (the kid) cloak was hell to do since I had to be careful about the amount of strokes. His cloak used four colours - three shades and 1 to darken it.
Colouring in Italy completes it~ His was pretty simple.
It kind of looks like water painting now
orz orz orz
I'm not giving up! I want to do better and improve!
I can't use my TegakiE yet atm ^^;