September212014
darthempress:

artfella:

Hi Raph, remember me? by *bleedman

That’s a really cute Mona design! <3

OMG! This is so flipping cute! I love it!

darthempress:

artfella:

Hi Raph, remember me? by *bleedman

That’s a really cute Mona design! <3

OMG! This is so flipping cute! I love it!

5PM
darthempress:

Raph (who looks like he got into some advanced mutagen lol…and just how does he fit in that sewer hole???) and Mona Lisa by Mia Elise

This is kinda of a cool pic. I don&#8217;t recall seeing this one before.

darthempress:

Raph (who looks like he got into some advanced mutagen lol…and just how does he fit in that sewer hole???) and Mona Lisa by Mia Elise

This is kinda of a cool pic. I don’t recall seeing this one before.

5PM
crestinestar:

Oh my god. I finished something! I spent way, way too long coloring this. Oh well it let me learn a huge amount using Sai. My version of 2012 Mona Lisa.

She is so cute here! She looks like she belongs in a high school musical or something!

crestinestar:

Oh my god. I finished something! I spent way, way too long coloring this. Oh well it let me learn a huge amount using Sai. My version of 2012 Mona Lisa.

She is so cute here! She looks like she belongs in a high school musical or something!

5PM
carareed:

MONA LISA IS SUCH A CUTIE WHO COULD KICK SO MUCH BUTT AUGHHHHH I WISH THEY WOULD HAVE USED HER MORE&#160;; M&#160;;
LIKE NOT EVEN AS A LOVE INTEREST FOR RAPH. I MEAN SHE WAS A COLLEGE STUDENT WITH MAJORS IN PHYSICS. SHE AND DONNIE COULD HAVE DONE EXPERIMENTS TOGETHER AND SHE COULD HAVE TRAINED WITH THE OTHERS AND AND AND JUST IMAGINE HER SIPPING TEA WITH SPLINTER, LISTENING TO HIS STORIES.
AUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGH
*finishes vent*
ok sorry. but she is probably the only character in any fandom that i wish there was more of. I MEAN UGH SHE’S SO ADORABLE.
also drawing belongs to me, Cara Reed 2014

I agree with all this! And such a cute pic! I keep finding cute pics of Mona that aren&#8217;t on DA! Must share and also put in them in a place where I can find them later to brighten my day. &lt;3

carareed:

MONA LISA IS SUCH A CUTIE WHO COULD KICK SO MUCH BUTT AUGHHHHH I WISH THEY WOULD HAVE USED HER MORE ; M ;

LIKE NOT EVEN AS A LOVE INTEREST FOR RAPH. I MEAN SHE WAS A COLLEGE STUDENT WITH MAJORS IN PHYSICS. SHE AND DONNIE COULD HAVE DONE EXPERIMENTS TOGETHER AND SHE COULD HAVE TRAINED WITH THE OTHERS AND AND AND JUST IMAGINE HER SIPPING TEA WITH SPLINTER, LISTENING TO HIS STORIES.

AUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGH

*finishes vent*

ok sorry. but she is probably the only character in any fandom that i wish there was more of. I MEAN UGH SHE’S SO ADORABLE.

also drawing belongs to me, Cara Reed 2014

I agree with all this! And such a cute pic! I keep finding cute pics of Mona that aren’t on DA! Must share and also put in them in a place where I can find them later to brighten my day. <3

4PM
crayonkat:

TMNT 2012 Mona Lisa chibi design :D 

This is the cutest little Mona chibi ever. I adore her so much and even more adore adorable fanart of her. &lt;3

crayonkat:

TMNT 2012 Mona Lisa chibi design :D 

This is the cutest little Mona chibi ever. I adore her so much and even more adore adorable fanart of her. <3

September162014
TMNT Sketches
Just going through my sketchbooks and cleaning things out. Here&#8217;s some turtle sketches, mostly from the 2012 series.

TMNT Sketches

Just going through my sketchbooks and cleaning things out. Here’s some turtle sketches, mostly from the 2012 series.

2PM
Sketches!
My little cousin drew these in my sketchbook. I believe she was only about 14-15 at the time. Girl&#8217;s got some skills.

Sketches!

My little cousin drew these in my sketchbook. I believe she was only about 14-15 at the time. Girl’s got some skills.

September142014

fayren:

I get a lot of questions about my process so I thought it’d be cool to break down and talk about some of my steps for illustrating covers! I hope this is helpful or interesting, it’s not quite a tutorial but perhaps it’s a glimpse into my thought process.

Step 1 | Thumbnail. The point here is to do several very fast, small, drawings, so you can’t get hung up on details. Here I’m thinking most about composition and subject. I had four originally and this one was picked to get finished.

Step 2 | Sketch. I draw on top of my thumbnail, nailing down more of the actual details. I fix any proportion isssues but I still try not to waste too much time making final lines, the sketch will go away in the end, so it just needs to be good enough for me. 

Step 3 | Background Painting. A lot of lightning and mood is set by the environment, so I start with determining their background. I browse through lots of inspirational paintings and photographs during this stage, and try to get a palette in my head for the overall piece. I use the lasso tool to fill in their silhouettes with black and lock the layer transparency. The silhouette is very important for readability, so I make sure even without colors the shapes are distinct.

Step 4 | Rough Color Blocking. I block in base colors and basic lighting under the sketch layer, blocking in the different materials and colors. 

Step 5 | The Fun Part. Here’s where I just get to zone out and paint. I flatten the sketch onto the color blocked layer (if you’re nervous, you can always duplicate these layers and tuck them into another folder before you flatten and commit) and finally get to painting. The sketch eventually gets entirely painted over. Things I’m thinking about during this stage: different materials, changes in planes, drawing from the background colors. 

Stage 6 | Details. I use the lasso tool and fill to do very tiny details like scratches, small specular highlights, etc. I add some wear and tear and knock out a bit of Fulcrum’s teeth. (huhuhu)

Stage 7 | MOAR BLOOD. At this point I decided there wasn’t enough energon dripping off of Tarn and I added more on a new layer. Again, grabbing areas with the lasso tool, filling, and erasing parts of it to make it appear transparent. 

Stage 8 | Lighting Effects. I add some soft glows to Tarn’s lights, but keep his forehead light the brightest. I want it to be the main source of light in the scene so I don’t want to distract. Light is bouncing through the pink energon, so I made the light falling on Tarn’s face more pink. 

Stage 9 | Final Lights. I add a harsh white rim light to both of the figures, really pulling them away from the background to finalize the painting. 

August272014

grypwolf:

… AND THAT IS THE WAY I MAKE FIRE! Simple and messy “how to gry”.
I will add quick smoke tutorial / step by step too Just wait. \o/

EDIT: Sorry for small images >8C I am not good with tumblr image sizes and I have never understood them. But by copying the image URL you can see bigger sized images!

Fire tutorial in case I need it later!

(via dataglitch)

10PM
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