After much procrastination I've completed this image. I don't have too much to say about it. The image speaks for itself mostly anyway. I was thinking of doing some streaming of my editing. Like I would be editing anyway and you guys could just throw in your two cents while I'm doing it.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
alot of Mizore images. And almost all of them have a lollipop in them. So I figured instead of wasting time making it over and over again, I could just make one really good one and save it to it's own separate file that I could import into any image needing a lollipop. Then just change the hue of the candy to change its flavor.
I've also made the SAI and the PSD files available for download to hopefully help others make more Mizore art.
SAI file: lollipop.sai
PSD file: lollipop.psd
Sunday, February 2, 2014
I've neglected to ever post about the logo, arguably one of the most important images I've ever edited.
It started when my friend Jacob and I (Jacob and Derrick J&D) made "The Crowd Favorite". It was the best image we had created up to that point, and we were afraid that someone was going to go around posting it on the internet without giving us any credit at all. So I suggested a logo we could put on all our images. He wasn't expecting much and was surprised when I showed him the first version... So we used it until I realized later on down the road that even if our logo is on the image people aren't going to be able to know where the image came from, much less who made it. So I made the second version. All was well. The third version came along when I decided the logo could use a bit cleaner look, the blog address could be added to the image separately. (I only used this on one image so far because big logos can be a little obnoxious) The fourth version I have yet to use. The "J" is changed into a "T" in order to symbolize "TwoDerrick" instead of "Jacob and Derrick". The reason for the change is because almost none of the images put on this site are made by both of us anymore (most are made solely by me), and the change would be fitting, although I will still use the J&D logo on images we both worked on. The fifth version was meant to look more artistic and less obnoxious, The idea was to use it more like a watermark than a logo but the idea was throw out because it would worsen the overall quality of the image if the watermark overlapped any part of the hentai. And while I would like credit, it's more important to me that the image look good. The last one? Well... The rest looked so colorless. And seeing as I used Sai Paintool it seemed fitting that I use the color wheel in the logo. I don't think I'll use it, but if thats the logo others wan to see thats the one I'll use.
Leave a comment and tell me which you like the best.
When I originally took on this image I thought it would be a quick job. But, after checking my folder I couldn't find the SAI file. So I basically had to start from scratch. I started on this the day after an anon requested it in a comment to the image. Then things just kept coming up, it kept getting pushed back.
I know it's not much, but I thought I should at least post what I have done so far, considering it's been so long since it was requested. I owe at least that much.
(This is the oldest request in my queue so it should get done first, but considering that it's the farthest from being done I figured it would be better to have 2 more complete images soon rather than 3 incomplete images in the same amount of time)
This image is taking way fucking longer than I thought.
After Christmas I just got majorly sidetracked. I didn't even want to go through the trouble of working on an image. It just seemed like all work and no reward. It didn't help that I bought GTA 5 too. After about two weeks into January I was like "fuck, I need to get this shit done" and I started occasionally working on images for like 15 minutes at a time. Averaging about 1 square centimeter of image completed a day. I reached the tipping point and started to actually start working when I ran into I problem working on the image. The eyes were fucked. And it didn't look too bad in the outline so I couldn't tell. But, once I added in the pupils, it was more than obvious. I spent hours trying to figure out the problem, tweak after tweak didn't do anything. So, I remade both eyes, reset their place, moved the nose, tiled the eyes, moved them again, re-sized one eye, and shaded them. And... well fuck it. I eventually just set it where it kinda looked okay and went to sleep.
Over the weekend me and my friend decided that we were going to make an image together.
After he gave me a bitching about how all my images are of Mizore we finally agreed on a character to make an image of:
Misaka Mikoto A.K.A. Railgun from "A Certain Magical Index" and "A Certain Scientific Railgun"
I found a base image for us to work from and we divided the work; I get the head and he gets the body.
It didn't turn out too bad. I like it at least. It took probably about 4-5 hours between us. (including all the fucking around) The image shouldn't take too long to color.