In Private, Or in Public as the mod, I see you are doing the Shadowbolts from a picture made by PoorYorik for an old story that predates S2. I am having a picture commisioned except I find that only Blueball's cutie mark is around when none of the others are. Can we or atleast I see the designs for the cutie marks you plan for the others so I don't have to make my own for them?
Mod here: The Shadowbolts in my tumblr are pretty much PoorYorick’s versions, give or take a few creative liberties. I am not sure what he had planned for their cutie marks, and truth be told I have not designed my own marks for all of them yet, although I have designed Blueball Blitz’s. It’s a robin egg being cracked by a bolt of lightning, which I think suits her personality and backstory well (see attached image). Nightshade will probably have an actual nightshade blossom as her cutie mark, though I am toying with the idea of putting either a black heart or a broken heart behind it. The rest I still need to brew some ideas for.
(question for the mod) why do you update in bursts doyou like to draw out a bunch of updates before hand?
How my creative process works, unfortunately. Sometimes I will have creative dry spells where I don’t feel like updating, and when I finally get that burst of creative energy I try and get as much done as possible while it lasts. The other thing is that life continually presents me with new distractions that often times need to be sorted through before I can resume my creative endeavors.
To mod: If I may be so bold to ask, how do you color and/or shade your art? I can get a good sketch, but it drops in quality once I apply color. If this has already been asked (and all the better if replied to with pictures) than I apologize for be redundant. Thanks!
I get asked this question once in a while. My technique for blog entries is actually pretty straightforward, although I suppose it’s about time I did a tutorial. Perhaps this weekend I’ll get around to it.