PNG4D Art Jam Entry

Posted by Astryl on July 16, 2018, 2:49 p.m.

Welp, got an entry. Posting it in three pieces, with an explanation to follow:

So what happened? Indecision! It's kinda hard to come up with a "Summer" piece in the middle of South African Winter. So I sat down with a bunch of references, drew out a grid of thumbnail sketches, couldn't decide which one to go with… ended up using over half of them on a 7200x4800 canvas. ClipStudio Paint started to choke a bit towards the end, and exporting the full sized image as PNG takes about 3 solid minutes, with a 13mb file as the result. XnView chokes on that.

I decided, instead of uploading the full-size picture to upload it in 'pieces', first a resized overview of the whole, then two zoomed in crops of the main elements. I'm going to try upload the full-size image to the file manager and let people peruse my hasty line and brushwork at their leisure.

Big lesson learned? Don't overreach my design for art jams either, I don't have the time to work on super-complex pieces and maintain some sanity.

Thanks for the excuse to draw something Jani.