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Daily Practice 2018 [Week 3]

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 11, 2017, 10:11 PM

Daily Practice 2018 - Week 3

Daily practice again for 2018. Bit more like weekly practice and not everything will be uploaded. Going to let it be a bit looser and not only just do the square thing. Maybe that'll help consistency this time around. Things will still be as loose and unfinished as ever, so as I get back into the groove of things, perhaps they'll get more interesting and varied again, if they were in the first place:

Jan 2018
Julesta Sketch WIP 01 by Voleno! Daily Practice (2018) - 0002 by VolenoNeph Story Outfits WIP 02 by Voleno
! Daily Practice (2018) - 0001 by Voleno ! Daily Practice (2018) - 0002 by Voleno

Feel free to click each one for comments, etc if you're curious. And if you'd like to pick up the template to do this yourself, here's the .CLIP and PSD along with a preview of the blank template.

And also, just a reminder, anything traced in these studies is purely for practice purposes and not with intent to claim ownership of any other artist's drawing. For the most part, Pixiv artists have been the subjects of study when applicable, but I'd still just like to state it just in case. 

Maybe after being on here for 2 or 3 years, going back to things like tracing might seem odd, but I have always felt like I've had a bit of trouble in terms of determining what shapes and what kind of detail I can show to make my drawings look more interesting. 

I will definitely not be using any of that to try and get credit for other people's work, so I hope that's clear that if I mark something as traced, it won't be part of a published work.

[October Challenge 2017 Archive]

Journal Entry: Mon Oct 10, 2016, 5:17 AM

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Inktober/Sketchtober/OCtober 2017

[23 SKT] Julesta I by Voleno

SketchTober / OC-tober 2017 Week 4:

[23 SKT] Julesta I by Voleno [22 SKT] Shastir II (Dressup) by Voleno

SketchTober / OC-tober 2017 Week 3:

Inktober 2017 Week 2: 

Inktober 2017 Week 1: 

Inktober 2016 Week 1: [Poll]

[Inktober 01] Daias by Voleno [Inktober 02] Nephryst by Voleno [Inktober 03] Ranna by Voleno [Inktober 04] Cassanna by Voleno [Inktober 05] Limera by Voleno [Inktober 06] Rona by Voleno [Inktober 07] Shastir by Voleno

Inktober 2016 Week 2: [Poll]

[Inktober 08] Fractal (from Prisma) by Voleno [Inktober 09] Eiyan by Voleno [Inktober 10] Nephryst by Voleno [Inktober 11] Rona by Voleno [Inktober 12] Subject #4 / Phosphorous (seen246) by Voleno [Inktober 13] Julesta by Voleno [Inktober 14] Eiyan II by Voleno

Inktober 2016 Week 3: [Poll]

[Inktober 15] Nathemia by Voleno [Inktober 16] Seraphina by Voleno [Inktober 17] Sifrona by Voleno [Inktober 18] Illiam by Voleno [Inktober 19] Nephryst by Voleno [Inktober 20] Ophelia by Voleno [Inktober 21] Artfon-tan (for artfonproduction) by Voleno

Inktober 2016 Week 4:

[Inktober 22] Pazu (for Kaiyuan) by Voleno [Inktober 23] Julesta by Voleno [Inktober 24] Alie by Voleno [Inktober 25] Shastir by Voleno [Inktober 26] Magic Golem by Voleno [Inktober 27] Daias by Voleno [Inktober 28] Nephryst (as Ramlethal) by Voleno

Inktober 2016 Final Days:

[Inktober 29] Landscape by Voleno [Inktober 30] Nephryst (as Astarotte) by Voleno [Inktober 31] Asami (for MuuMiu) by Voleno

Journal History


[3D] Neph 0002 by Voleno
The shape's coming together a bit more now. Still a lot of adjusting to do. Arms seem thin and also, I forgot everything about proper edge flow around the shoulders...And neck.

Also forgot if there's a better way to deal with how the legs are on models that will be rigged. Bit more research to do again before I keep going.…

Looks like this folder's about to get a bit more relevant again. I've gotten Maya 2018 for now just to see. Last time I used it was 3 years ago and I was using Maya 2012 for those models. And some Mudbox, a dash of ZBrush 4R6 and some other stuff. 

Now, the UI seems a bit better, though all the old stuff is still around. I still need to declutter some of the buttons there that aren't used much, but I still like it. 

And I've already started remaking Nephryst from a cube, too:
[3D] Neph 0001 by Voleno

This is before adding any extra edge loops to start shaping the body. I think I'll also take the time to draw a model sheet to keep things on track, which is something I didn't do for either of my other human models, since I didn't draw at the time. 
Sometimes it's not enough for me to just redesign a character if I really like what the result was. Gotta get everybody else on the case too. :>
Katsumi by Shen-fn-Woo
By Shen-fn-Woo. Who is also open for commissions.
[Collab] Katsumi Redesign by Voleno Katsumi, Ninja Thief by Ignatz20xx
Art Collab: Katsumi Redesign (My Side) by Ignatz20xxIn case you're interested in what's next, Ignatz20xx and I have been doing a collab from the journal I posted a while back. We agreed on a redesign of their character Katsumi, and above was their part from my sketch.

Here's the original design:
Katsumi  Character Sheet by Ignatz20xx

Later this week, I'll be putting up the part that I drew for the clothing reference. With a front and back view, 'cause I like going overboard and I need the practice. :>

[Collab] Katsumi - WIP 03 by Voleno
Here's a preview!
Nephryst (Commission!) by CorytheCRanna vs Cassanna!! (Commission!) by CorytheCCOMM: Cassanna by Uvodd-AFCass Commission 2 by Shawn-obliviousLia by Gehn94
Bellated OC Request pt. 1 by soul-crafter Cassana by soul-crafter
Sharing more commissions done recently for me. Love them all and thanks again everybody!

Also, I've been doing more practice, it just so happens that it's been for some instances where I can't upload the results. Not due to anything bad, but just a character privacy thing. 

For the next things I'll be doing though, they should be able to go up. I do need to plan more pieces for myself, like always, but I did open that request one, so I'll start things from there. Though the collab priority would be first before then. 
Art Livestream (ONLINE) by CorytheC
Just sharing a livestream where you might see some familiar characters of mine. :>
Forgot to do that count thing. I'm still drawing and I've drawn some other stuff. I did finish this a collab or two, though they're not ones I'd like to post. 

This is one in progress though:
[Commission] Calypso - WIP02 by Voleno

Thanks again for liking my stuff and watching my page, though. It's cool that you're all still caring when I don't post all that frequently.
Work Practice (1-22) by Voleno
Was at work practicing some more of that bounding box idea that I was doing with the butt pose from the other day.

Julesta Sketch WIP 00 by Voleno
Though the box is zoomed in that case, it's the same thing with trying to mimic a 3D space or canvas roughly instead of just either bringing in an actual grid tool or doing the usual flat, 3/4ths standing character. 

There was also a reference to the butt pose, but the two sketches above were constructed with no reference. Just purely by thinking about and placing the body differently with that cube in mind. 
! Daily Practice (2018) - 0002 by Voleno Julesta Sketch WIP 01 by Voleno Neph Story Outfits WIP 02 by Voleno

Sketches and practice from the stream today. Learned a bit of technique that I was trying to put in use just with spacing everything inside of a cube and trying to map out where it would be within that. 

(Somehow, that resulted in a butt pose, but I learned a lot doing that, honestly...)

Also, it looks like my line style has changed once again, but I felt a lot more comfortable with this pen where the thin and thicker lines were a lot easier to achieve in terms of getting a more varied look. The Turnip pen style just seems kinda stale to me, now, so we'll see how that looks when coloring it in some way.
Streaming: Online (Jan 20, 2018) by Voleno
(Going to stream after XSplit updates.)
My work schedule is back to normal finally and I've been taking some steps to manage my time about the game I've been wanting to make. 

So far, it's been a whole lot of wanting and not a whole lot of making, so I decided to go the obtuse way and sign myself up for a time clock app that an actual company would use.

I clock in at a certain consistent time of day after work or for at least 8 hours on days off. So far, I've been using that time to do a final brainstorm compiling all of the systems and characters and story bits I've been thinking of with a deadline of the 31st. 

After then, I'll be making an actual design document out of it all and seeking out those who can help me get this thing off the ground. Can't really do much yet other than pay people out of my own pocket, but that's just kinda the way it goes. 

Already after a week of this, it's changed how I view my time and given me an actual routine that seems to lead up to a proper start on this game, so while the rate of art might take a while to start back up, hopefully, there will be some shareable concept pieces of Nephryst and other characters coming in the next few weeks.

For now, here are some sketches:
Neph Story Outfits WIP 01 by VolenoArea Thumbs 01 by Voleno
Two other amazing birthday presents came today! I think I could get used to this year, so far. Going pretty well. :3
Julesta by Patt-Fry
Limera by Average-Hanzo
By Patt-Fry and Average-Hanzo 
Thanks again!
Had an awesome birthday today! Thanks again everybody for the birthday wishes and to those who drew presents, you really made my day!

Nephryst by Protosasyn
Gift for Voleno: Nephryst Miraga (OC) by Azure-Suzume
Nephryst By Borockman

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(For some reason the one by borockman is not showing up in the thumb...probably some oddity with Muro, but click his name at least and you'll see it. Thanks!)
Happy New Years, everybody! And to those of you for whom it was hours ago. 
2016 Summary of Art (PSD) by Voleno


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Just using this for the summary again this year. Available if you all wanted it. Was originally an edit of this one:
2013 Art Clock Meme by roika-elfili
So credit to them, as well.
Just now realized I didn't do a December poll, but I still wonder who all is still here.
Just to clarify, my birthday is next Wednesday on January 3rd, so I'm not 24 quite yet. It's pretty close, though. Year went by pretty fast.
Merry Christmas, everybody! I'm with family till about Tuesday, so no fun Christmas Nephryst this year, but I might try and at least put up some sort of drawing by January 3rd or so.

Having birthday and Christmas so close always makes time seem to travel faster. Can't believe I'll be 24 already. That's like... a year away from what I used to think was pretty old...


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Nice style you got there.  Especially the fantasy-themed works and design of them characters.
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