SPRITE'S ART BLOG


Expect lots of BL and fandom-hopping. All fanart tagged by series and characters (first and last names). All questions answered publicly unless asked otherwise. Not taking art requests.


ART TAG | PERSONAL BLOG | DEVIANTART


OC's: Original Art | MAGE | Zero 00 (Mafia AU) | Liar Liars


Fanart: Free! | Homestuck | X-Men (First Class)
| Ragnarok Online


Other: Art Tips & Tutorials | Asks

  • Anonymous asked: I have an important question: do you have a Pixiv? I just saw some of your art sourced to one and I know you're here and on dA but idk about Pixiv...

    Yes, I do! I think my name on Pixiv is just “Sprite”? Admittedly, I don’t use it too much, but I’ve posted a small handful of my fanarts from Free! and other series before.

  • I put off answering my inbox for like a month and now I have so much backlog omfg…. /SOBS GOMEN GUYS—

    @ anon 1: Ahhh yeah, that’s my art. I don’t give people permission to repost my stuff without credit, but this always happens anyways awekfjfsdk… orz

    @ anon 2: Ahaha thanks. o/

    @ hermit-hero: Oh wow, small world then! LOL Thanks a lot!

    @ theprincecapricious: LOL Thanks!

    @ anon 3: Yeah, I skip around fandoms a lot. Woops.

    @ unalterredpsychosis: Excuse you, potatoes are already amazing as hell on their own. But ahaha thank you. o/

    @ demeaniac: /squints…….

    @ gambulge: YES I DO AHAHAHAH— I can’t seem to quit that game. orz

    @ harlequinqueen: Aww thank you!

    @ fluffycuppycakes: O V O….. Welcome to my blog then…!

    @ sportyshorty818: Ahahah well, I’ll certainly try to! Thanks a lot!

    @ anon 4: It’s not that I don’t think looks super un-quality… but I know that most of the time I draw, I don’t put my 100% into the picture, which is why I say that lmfao.

    @ anon 5: D-Doki….!!!!

    @ dead-not-sleeping-413: O-Oh my…. LMFAO;;; Well, I’m glad to hear that! /pats your vocal chords…

    @ anon 6: A-Anon please, you make me so hazukashi… /////

    @ anon 7: That’s unfortunate…

  • @ frozenwaterparticles: WOW PLEASE DON’T???? But yeah, thanks a lot!
@ iaikaa: Well, I’ll see if I can fulfill that request ahaha… Thank you very much!
@ patychan: Did you mean “your” instead of “her”…? LOL Thanks though!
@ frenchtoastandbelgianwaffles: Awww I’m glad, thanks! View high resolution

    @ frozenwaterparticles: WOW PLEASE DON’T???? But yeah, thanks a lot!

    @ iaikaa: Well, I’ll see if I can fulfill that request ahaha… Thank you very much!

    @ patychan: Did you mean “your” instead of “her”…? LOL Thanks though!

    @ frenchtoastandbelgianwaffles: Awww I’m glad, thanks!

  • Euuuggh what the hell, that’s so shitty. 8[
Thanks for giving me the heads up about this, I hope all of this gets resolved soon!!! ;;;; View high resolution

    Euuuggh what the hell, that’s so shitty. 8[

    Thanks for giving me the heads up about this, I hope all of this gets resolved soon!!! ;;;;

  • So I get these questions every few weeks, and I’ve put them off all this time ‘cus I didn’t think I was fit to teach people (and I still don’t think I am), but after some point I felt bad about it, so here’s a shoddy breakdown of my art process:

Sketch and lines, you know the drill. I do both in Photoshop with the default brush, though SAI works too. Whatever floats your boat.
Most of the pictures on my blog skip the lineart step, ‘cus I’m too damn lazy. In those cases, I just go back and erase stray marks as I color so the sketchiness isn’t too obvious.
 

Flat colors are done in two steps. First step uses very dark colors, which I do in SAI ‘cus I like its Magic Wand tool. Using dark colors helps me easily see parts that weren’t completely filled in, ‘cus white spots will show underneath. (I know some people choose to use a “green screen” in the background when flatting, so you can do that too. Both methods achieve the same goal.)
Second step is done in Photoshop, ‘cus it has that nice Gradient tool. (If you only have SAI, you can make gradients manually with the Water tool.) I lock the flats layers and play around with the colors until I’m satisfied. (Ctrl+B works really well for this if you use Photoshop.)
(For those of you who don’t know what layer locking is, select a layer and click the checkered box at the top next to the word “Lock.” In SAI, check the box that says “Preserve Opacity.”)

After the flats are done, I make new layers for the shadows and clip-mask them onto the flats layers below.
(In Photoshop, right-click and select “Create Clipping Mask.” In SAI, click the checked box that says “Clipping Group.”)

I lower the opacity for the shading layers (as shown in the SAI screencap), but that’s the only real “trick” I use… Everything I do is cell shading, so I don’t blend or use filters or anything like that. Just good ol’ default brushes, yup.

And there we have it. Occasionally I’ll go back to Photoshop to add some shitty text backgrounds, but that’s pretty much the gist of it. (Underwhelming, I know.)
So yeah… HOPE… THAT HELPED AT LEAST SOMEONE OUT THERE??? No, probably not. View high resolution

    So I get these questions every few weeks, and I’ve put them off all this time ‘cus I didn’t think I was fit to teach people (and I still don’t think I am), but after some point I felt bad about it, so here’s a shoddy breakdown of my art process:

    Sketch and lines, you know the drill. I do both in Photoshop with the default brush, though SAI works too. Whatever floats your boat.

    Most of the pictures on my blog skip the lineart step, ‘cus I’m too damn lazy. In those cases, I just go back and erase stray marks as I color so the sketchiness isn’t too obvious.

     

    Flat colors are done in two steps. First step uses very dark colors, which I do in SAI ‘cus I like its Magic Wand tool. Using dark colors helps me easily see parts that weren’t completely filled in, ‘cus white spots will show underneath. (I know some people choose to use a “green screen” in the background when flatting, so you can do that too. Both methods achieve the same goal.)

    Second step is done in Photoshop, ‘cus it has that nice Gradient tool. (If you only have SAI, you can make gradients manually with the Water tool.) I lock the flats layers and play around with the colors until I’m satisfied. (Ctrl+B works really well for this if you use Photoshop.)

    (For those of you who don’t know what layer locking is, select a layer and click the checkered box at the top next to the word “Lock.” In SAI, check the box that says “Preserve Opacity.”)

    After the flats are done, I make new layers for the shadows and clip-mask them onto the flats layers below.

    (In Photoshop, right-click and select “Create Clipping Mask.” In SAI, click the checked box that says “Clipping Group.”)

    I lower the opacity for the shading layers (as shown in the SAI screencap), but that’s the only real “trick” I use… Everything I do is cell shading, so I don’t blend or use filters or anything like that. Just good ol’ default brushes, yup.

    And there we have it. Occasionally I’ll go back to Photoshop to add some shitty text backgrounds, but that’s pretty much the gist of it. (Underwhelming, I know.)

    So yeah… HOPE… THAT HELPED AT LEAST SOMEONE OUT THERE??? No, probably not.

  • behappy4evah asked: Please teach me manliness *bows* My art is all like "oh you wanna draw Haruka? Or better, Rin? Ohhhh no my dear, you, draw Nagisa, and make sure to make him look like a baby"

    I-I don’t think I draw any characters particularly manly??? LOL…

    How about we trade, ‘cus I can’t draw Nagisa’s stupid shota face for the life of me, even though he’s my favorite. //screams

  • Look at all these asks that I’ve been putting off for like WHAT, A MONTH??? WAEKUFJDSH;KLFJ— I’M REALLY SORRY.

@ anon 1: I’m guessing the character you meant was Levi/Rivaille/??? (I watched 6 episodes of the series but gave up after that, though it’s 80% of my dash right now ahahaha—) Well I’ll take that as a compliment, since everyone seems to think he’s a pretty cool guy.
@ tea-solves-everything: LMFAO I DIDN’T WANT TO GET INTO FREE… But thank you. o/
@ anon 2: AHAHA! Thank you!
@ hollowmakara: Ooohh wow, yeah I’d love to! Just send me a link please!
@ the-alphakids-have-the-tardis: Arigato. o/
@ scienterrorist: Oh gosh wow, thank you very much! View high resolution

    Look at all these asks that I’ve been putting off for like WHAT, A MONTH??? WAEKUFJDSH;KLFJ— I’M REALLY SORRY.

    @ anon 1: I’m guessing the character you meant was Levi/Rivaille/??? (I watched 6 episodes of the series but gave up after that, though it’s 80% of my dash right now ahahaha—) Well I’ll take that as a compliment, since everyone seems to think he’s a pretty cool guy.

    @ tea-solves-everything: LMFAO I DIDN’T WANT TO GET INTO FREE… But thank you. o/

    @ anon 2: AHAHA! Thank you!

    @ hollowmakara: Ooohh wow, yeah I’d love to! Just send me a link please!

    @ the-alphakids-have-the-tardis: Arigato. o/

    @ scienterrorist: Oh gosh wow, thank you very much!

  • tea-solves-everything asked: Free! is starting to consume your life too? I know those feels, come let us swim. *hands you a kiddie pool*

    NO, GODDAMMIT I AM STRONGER THAN THIS—

  • Anonymous asked: With those many layers, how big do your file sizes usually get? After maybe 10 layers on a 1500x1500 or larger for me, it usually starts taking a while to save and I get kind of nervous hoping it won't crash lol

    The original canvas size of the picture I showed was 1200x1800, so it was around 14MB. My computer is pretty resilient though, so it’s not a problem. I’ve handed up to 300+ layers before when I’ve done animation projects in PS ahahaha—

  • Anonymous asked: You use photoshop?!?! I was heavily convinced that you were a SAI user omg!

    I use both. Sketches and lines are by PS, flats and shading are by SAI (for both cell shading and painting, though I go back to PS to gradient the flats), and color adjustments and other miscellaneous effects are also in PS.

    I guess overall, PS is used more than SAI.

  • Anonymous asked: How many layers do you usually wind up with when you do your art? And how long does it usually take you? And how do you decide on poses and expressions? It seems so difficult and overwhelming!

    It depends on the how many colors/parts are in the character’s design, but it usually ends up something like this: 

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    Top layer is Sketch, bottom layer is BG, and everything else is organized by color (darkest to lightest) with a flats layer and shadows layer for each.

    Poses are less systematic. For standing/sitting poses I usually just wing it and see how it goes ahaha… If it’s something more specific like two characters interacting, I would do a quick skeleton sketch before detailing it.

    Expressions just vary by character. AKA One expression per character. /GUFFAWS—

  • ask-jeff-and-liu asked: Ooc: do you have a good picture of Gamzee?

    …………………………………….. No.

  • @ godtierteenager: Thank you very much!
@ gamtav88: Oh man, I remember that picture ahaha… Thanks!
@ cecily-farron: Awww thank you very much! You’re very sweet. 8)@ulquiloverforever: Ahaha thanks a lot! View high resolution

    @ godtierteenager: Thank you very much!

    @ gamtav88: Oh man, I remember that picture ahaha… Thanks!

    @ cecily-farron: Awww thank you very much! You’re very sweet. 8)

    @ulquiloverforever: Ahaha thanks a lot!

  • taniushka12 asked: Your art style is very cool!!! And, I don't really know what is Zero oo, but the desings look great!! :D (have a nice day c: )

    Ahaha thanks a lot! o/

  • umekozaru asked: wow you're probably my favourite arist. You inspire me to draw and whenever I see your art on my dashbord i get insanely happy! please never stop! I hope i'll be as good as you one day :)

    Oh jeez, really? Thank you so much, that’s very sweet! 8) And I’m sure you can, nothing practice can’t solve. o/

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