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Magi’s Drawing Shenanigans – Beacon Pines Fanart – Indiecator

Magi’s Drawing Shenanigans – Beacon Pines Fanart – Indiecator


So, fairly some time in the past, I performed the demo for Beacon Pines throughout one of many Steam Subsequent Fests… and I beloved. I fell in love with it. I even did an interview with Matt Meyer from Hiding Spot concerning the sport (I even recorded it. Audio was dangerous)!

Anyway, the opposite day, it was “Nationwide Coloring Guide Day” and I figured I’d take part on this contest that Fellow Traveller (the writer) and Hiding Spot had been internet hosting on Twitter over right here. The concept is to color on this web page depicting Tish, Iggy, Beck and Luca at that scene on the finish of the demo.

And like, as talked about yesterday, I needed to possibly share it as soon as I’ve submitted it. I figured that I needed to shine it sufficient to have the ability to say that I’m happy with it earlier than sharing any insights. You may see elements of it in my final Drawing Submit over right here!

The picture is an enormous file so it could be a bit compressed. It’s also possible to see it on Twitter over right here… though compression might not do me any favours over there both.

The entire thing took me roughly 5 to 6 hours, I consider? At first, I struggled with eradicating the “white” from the unique image however it appears which you could merely take away white with one thing referred to as “alpha” in Krita. I don’t what precisely the factor is known as however it’s someplace the place the Layers and Colors are. Anyway, I then created completely different layer teams for every character, grabbing some reference footage and including within the colors to roughly what they’re within the sport. Clearly, I didn’t need to copy the sport fully, so I brightened and darkened a number of the choices from the color picker.

The following step was including the Hiding Spot emblem to Luca’s shirt (little man on the left). This took me a couple of minutes as I wasn’t certain concerning the angle. It’s not the brand, truly, as I not solely needed so as to add it in as a bit easter egg however I additionally needed to make it an OwO…

Anyway, I then made the tree stump darkish brown and added gray to the fence there. Yup, that didn’t take lengthy.

I additionally made the “flowers” or “butterflys” purple, then added a little bit of blue to them within the type of strains after which ultimately, I added a little bit of a light-weight cyan to them with the “color dodge” mixing mode which turned it into this mutated blue color of types… It seems to be fairly cool if I do say so myself!

Then, I made an entire group of layers for the background. The bottom is fairly brown technically and the background is that this poisonous inexperienced of types. There’s a puddle in entrance of the stump that I was a really vivid “poisonous”-looking inexperienced shade with some layers types to make the ooze extra mysterious, much like the thriller that it affords within the sport!

Subsequent up, I basically messed with the background, including a little bit of purple, blue, pink, and different colors to the bottom with various opacities and layer types, to create this “nonetheless inexperienced wanting however it’s evening time so it’s blue” look. The sky/background is a mixture of purple, pink, blue, extra purple, after which I additionally added this cyan color with the saturation mixing mode sooner or later. It creates the nova-looking impact there whenever you use texturing brushes and whenever you don’t cowl the whole lot. Later, I sprinkled stars into the combo however tried to maintain the large ones to a choose few due to how vivid they really look.

Eventually, the precise laborious half. Shading and Lighting. As talked about beforehand in that different submit from yesterday, lighting is tough!

Simply Shade!
No Shade! No Gentle!

So, for the shading, I select to shade with a darkish blue color in a Multiply layer, including shadows to the bottom of the characters and something that isn’t going through the ooze. Tish’s (the rhino’s) hat, as an example, is vivid on the underside however darkish on the highest. On the similar time, her horn is darkish however loads of the remainder of her face are vivid due to depth. The arm is illuminated on the entrance aspect however the fingers (curled in direction of again) are in the dead of night. This was tough to attain and it took nearly all of my time however it was nicely value it because it turned out rather well.

The opposite half is the lighting. Often, after I shade, I don’t want so as to add “lighting” because the shadows themselves present the place gentle is. “The place there’s gentle, there’s shadows!” – Anyway, the brilliant elements, naturally, stand out due to the place the shadows are, as you may see on the appropriate right here the place I disabled the “ooze lighting” that’s giving Tish some further gentle. The rationale why I added the additional blue gentle although is that I needed to problem myself and check out that out… but additionally, it seems to be severely cool. Once I imagined this, it appeared fairly creepy. Seems, it’s actually creepy!

For comparability, right here’s additionally the view with out the shading. Tish simply seems to be “flat”. 2D might be a greater time period right here. With out the shading, you may’t inform the place there’s a depth. With the shading, I can principally dictate the place depth is meant to be!

And nicely, it’s the identical for the others. Beck is a problem as a result of Beck is a black cat… and I principally used a really darkish blue for her… so the shading doesn’t stand out fairly as a lot however the lighting does much more so and due to how our mind works, we will have a look at the shirt and see that there’s shadows, so naturally, we attempt to see the shadows on the prime of her head as nicely, in concept at the very least.

Iggy was extremely enjoyable to attract. The pants had been a problem, truly, however like, the lighting and shading right here labored rather well, in my view.

And nicely, clearly, I added some blue to the Beacon Pines emblem, giving it a little bit of that “Outer Wilds – Echoes of the Eye” really feel, in a approach. I additionally added lighting and color to the stump making it look extra purple-ish within the course of however it’s nonetheless profitable and you’ll see what it seems to be like from that. Eventually, I additionally was bothered by the shortage of shadows so I added slight shadows to the 4 characters that one can barely see however when you do, you’ll admire them, lol.

Anyway, I’m tremendous happy with how this turned out and I had loads of enjoyable difficult myself. Trying ahead to exploring extra Drawing Shenanigans sooner or later!

This submit was first revealed on Indiecator by Dan Indiecator aka MagiWasTaken. For those who like what you see right here and need to see extra, you may test me out on Twitch and YouTube as nicely.



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