Hello and welcome to The timelapse of the Rosa Rejects to celebrate vonn’s 23rd Birthday!
Total Time: 9.5 hours
So for this birthday, I wanted to take and break and draw something for myself. I haven’t drawn my little Reject characters in almost a year, so I figured now was the perfect time for an update!
However, that doesn’t mean i didn’t want to challenge myself. For this piece I wanted to set some guidelines for myself that I had to follow:
- NO using more than the basic circle brushes
- NO overlay or multiply layers
- NO zooming in
- NO background
- NO levels editing
I am doing this to challenge myself as a concept artist and push myself to work outside of my comfort zone. You will see in the timelapse that there are some times that I struggle, especially for the times I was dying to zoom in and detail on a closer scale.
Another new method I was trying out was to not focus on one until the detailing stage and keep moving from one to the next to have them feel like they were being completed together rather than individually. I started with a basic thicker line sketch to figure out the poses and sizing of them. From there I made the brush smaller and started working on details to flesh out the character’s personality a bit more and to differentiate them from one another.
When it came to lay the color on, I created a new layer underneath the lineart and I was color picking darker hues and laid it on pretty solid. From there I would create new layers ABOVE the lineart layer and start working on my shading and value build up.
Rinse, wash, repeat for 9 hours and this is my end result!
The Rosa Rejects – September 29th 2012
You may remember a chibi tutorial series I did last year with these same characters:
Exclusive: Drawing Chibi Style Characters
- If you are wondering what these characters represent or why they have meaning to me, they are the three friends I met in art school and we would do everything with each other. I started the “Rosa Rejects” as a joke but it stuck and that’s what we would become known for around the school. So ever since then I’ve been drawing different interpretations of the rejects ever since.