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June 1, 2012

Finding my art style: 2012

 This is where my coloring style perfected. I was on a roll in 2012. My style has changed a lot since then, and some characteristics have been lost over time. I made a list of the style choices I would like to keep / bring back.

  • Notable characteristics

    • I personally think this is where my art style peaked

    • Perfected the art of soft, ethereal coloring

    • Glowy special effects

    • Floral and other ornamental patterns

  • Drawing

    • Thin linework

  • Color and shading

    • Pastel colors

    • Small accents of more saturated color

    • Shading is crisp and rich with color, but also subtle and soft

    • Narrow range of values for shading

    • Less important details blur together

    • Soft, glowy coloring

    • High contrast shading used sparingly

    • Bleeding glow

  • Face

    • Cutesy art style

    • Minimal shading

    • Rich yellow tint for the skin

  • Eyes

    • Blurry eyes

    • Emphasis on the eyes

  • Hair

    • Narrow range of values

    • Bleeding glow

    • Soft, subtle shading

    • Minimal highlights