I had a big cold that exhausted me recently, so I wanted to try different things to be able to quickly draw some anecdotes that would be interesting.
- - sketchbook
- - blue pencil for building shapes
- - grey pencil for lineart
- - soft eraser
- - tablet Samsung GalaxyTab S7 with Krita
Quand le rhume m'a "mis la fièvre" (when the cold got me fever, like in an NTM song)
My favourite brush on Krita for desktop behaves differently on my Android device, because the pressure of the stylus is handled differently (I had made a demonstration video about this). I tried another one, and though the strokes are a little bit hesitating, I feel better with it now.
This short scene represents the moment where I was at the lowest, with fever, and that Symphonie, my lovely fluffy cat came close to me, as if she tried to heal me.
When Symphonie thinks I sneeze way too loud
I was looking out for a way to draw myself quicker and easier, but I think I look like a Christmas elf in this comic strip. I don't think I really look like myself, or at leat this is not the way I want to present myself to the world. Yes, my pen name is Petit Lutin (tiny elf in french), but I want to look less childhish.
In this strip, I already felt better - I was out of bed -, but my hair still look terrible! 😅
The traditional Christmas family picture but everyone is sick
With the two previous illustrations, I had the confirmation that I needed a detailed sketch before making final lineart on Krita, and liking the final result. But what if I did not traced a lineart in Krita? What if I stopped at the sketch stage, making a really detailed and polish one? This is what I tried to do here. It enabled me to focus on the composition, and not waste time and energy on being grumpy because I did not achieve the perfect "inking" in Krita.
I first built my sketch with my blue pencil, and I traced over with the grey one. I took a picture of it, and adjusted the filters in Krita in order to remove all the blue, but this made the texture of the paper more visible. I corrected some details by earasing (pun intended) what I thought was wrong and I added strokes with the brush pencil.Though this brush was made for sketching, it does not fit me for this use, but it's perfect to recreate fake pencil. I also added shades of black and grey on Moustache and Symphonie, in order to give them a more fluffy aspect..
For Moustache, the panda with a drop of snot, I was inspired by Cubchoo's design, which is a Pokémon with an even bigger drop from his nose. And yes, Symphonie, the norwegian forest cat, is chewing a branch of the tree, because she thinks it's fun 😂