It has been awhile indeed.
Thank you for your opinions... I'll prioritize on the donkey one sometime later then. XD Currently working on the Heraldic Beast guy digitally.
The paper has dots for guidelines for measurements of area or volume for those who choose to use them. I use them sometimes for more mechanical, boxy, or geometric looking characters... But, otherwise I just ignore them.
I've actually seen Wordgirl on Netflix... But, I never bothered to watch the show. Regardless, never seizes to amaze me how you make these traditional mediums so well. Especially love the detail and patterning on the foliage. How do you apply the extra bit of detail on the grass and bushes? Do you color them a flat color and let them dry first? (Yes, I've no experience with an actual brush pen... So the question maybe a bit on the dull side. XD )
As for the LWA sketch. I love the dynamic angle and gesture. It captures the clumsy nature of the character quite well. My only concern is that the foot in the foreground looks like it is in an angle almost as if she fractured her ankle upwards. I mean I know the intent is the dynamic angles and foreshortening it just looks a tad off is all. Maybe a little more a tilt downward of the foot would remedy that.
For the bushes, yes. I colored them solid with the lighter green (Copic Marker's color code is YG17). The darker green was improvised. Wasn't fully sure what to use.
The straight-forward formal way is to use a marker in the same color family (in this case a YG marker) but at least 2 numbers lower (like 15 or 13 instead of 17). That results in a darker version of the same.... but I often disrespect this rule. I add different kinds of greens or even add red or purple for the shading. It depends. The actual shadow of the bushes I used was G99, which is very unrelated... Just added dots irregularly, more concentrated down and putting less of them as I went up until it looked alright. It dries pretty quickly so by the time I finished the lighter solid green, some of it had already dried and I started there. No blending for those in particular.
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For the other one, yeah... That sort of perspective is kind of tricky and one of my weak points. I don't think I've ever tried it before... I mean, I've tried in the past but during the sketching stage it usually ends up changing into a position that doesn't use those foreshortening tricks before the inking takes place xD
I know about WordGirl because PBS Kids still plays the show three years after it ended and I did watch it for a while (not that I cared for it much after a while). But the art is good for what it is.
(Really wish they'd get a Math boy spinoff or something because math is something people lack ability to perform nowadays, but that's irrelevant to drawing. IDK, maybe potential sketch later.)
As for the LWA art, similar critique about the left leg, but perspective probably does that a bit.
To be fair, only stuff I'm drawing nowadays is free body diagrams, but that isn't artwork.
I used to bump into it, but over here in Mexico it aired on Discovery Kids. The cuteness of the art caught my eye but the channel it was at and the choppiness of the flash animation, combined to always being accompanied when I bumped into it, always made me a little bit ashamed to sit down and see what it was about xD
I found this DeviantArt page the other day that had a ton of cute fanart of the show and I remembered it existed so I just recently checked it out.
It's clearly for little kids with the word defining segments and how 99% of even the villains aren't really bad. Though I found it entertaining and kind of charming. IDK how to feel about me having liked it haha....
I also recognized the voice of the Ice King and Mabel Pines (Gravity Falls) in the show. It is a little surreal to hear them argue.
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When you two said LWA, I got a bit confused because I'm so used to that being an abbreviation of "Little Witch Academia". Eventually it dawned on me that you were probably saying "Little Witch's Apprentice" xD
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Here's an update. I now need to figure out the background and it'll be set: