WOW! IT HAS BEEN A WHILE!
So, so sorry that I’ve disappeared for quite a long time! Between work and life stuffs, I haven’t time nor energy for artwork, so I’ve been away for about a year.
I’m still not fully back (can’t take commissions), but at the very least I wanted to start arting for myself again to work out all the rust I’ve accumulated since I’ve been away. My post today was inspired by a cute dog photo I saw on my Facebook feed one day:
Originally this wasn’t going to be a new version of feral Kaze that has been floating around in my head for months, but once I started to flesh this piece out, I just knew I had to draw feral Kaze in one of her more “canine” moments. (She is part husky after all. LOL!)
art and character (c) Leslie “Kaze Breeze Katakage” Pierrot
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I started watching Markipiler’s YouTube channel around a year ago, mostly because I was bored, lonely, and looking for some information on Five Nights at Freddy’s. Little did I know that I would become attached to Mark and his lovely, positive wisdoms. He has inspired me to continue to pursue what I love, despite my ever present depression and lack of motivation to continue. (I’m yet another hard working young person who made it through 4 years of college with an art degree and is not professionally working in their field because of lack of jobs and capital to be able to travel to where the jobs are.)
The idea for “Markipillar” came into my head when I first started watching Markiplier’s YouTube channel. I commonly mispronounce names, so I used to say his name as “Markipillar”. From then on, I would always imagine Markiplier in a caterpillar sleepingbag, pretending to be a caterpillar, and speaking similar positive wisdoms like he usually does. It made me giggle, and helped me get through my sad days.
Thank you, Markimoo. Continue to do what you do. ❤
My artist friend, Lacey Patterson, recommended the program Manga Studio 5 for me to try. After some reluctance (since I am absolutely in love with Paint Tool SAI), I decided to give it a try.
I was NOT disappointed! Manga Studio 5 is the almost perfect marriage between Photoshop and Paint Tool SAI that I have been looking for! Plus, it has amazing tools for comics, which is something I dabble in on occasion.
This doodle-derp of my real-life self was created entirely in Manga Studio 5 from start to finish. The lines were made using the vector line tool, which is very similar to the line layer in SAI. The screen tone feature is a completely unique feature to Manga Studio 5 that I’ve always wanted to play with, so I gave it a bit of a go. I think I did alright.
I look forward to working more with Manga Studio 5 in the future. I have little to no complaints about the program. If you want to try it out, you can find it here: http://manga.smithmicro.com/mangastudio5/
There’s a lot of art theft going around on social media lately. I find it funny that most people don’t understand that this “magical” copyright policy called “Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA)” protects artists, such as myself, from getting their work stolen.
Just because you can use a Google search, that doesn’t make the work “free use”. This also doesn’t mean you can take the work, and ESPECIALLY so without citing the sources.
Tonight I experimented with a lovely, free, 3-D Modeling program called Sculptris. After about 3 hours, this is the result. I’m still trying to figure out how to paint the models, but for now enjoy these silly dog heads. The top is a rotation of the original model. The bottom is the same head with different materials applied to it.
I’ve been watching a lot of Soul Eater lately. The character of Soul is just awesome, so I thought I would do some fan art in the combination of my style and the style of the show. It’s been a while since I’ve done fan art, let alone a full painting. I’m reasonably happy with it.
art (c) Leslie “Kaze Breeze Katakage” Pierrot
Soul Eater (c) Atsushi Ōkubo, Bones, and Funimation