Hey, everybody! Ms. M here!
I am honored to say that my first piece of artwork that I am going to submit on My Wander Mind will be a piece of fanart of Izuku Midoriya, or Deku, from My Hero Academia!
This is my most recent piece I have drawn lately, so I thought I would start where I am at skillwise before I uploaded my past work!
So, let’s get right down to it! 😀
Here is Deku in his full glory, via scanned by my printer!
Sorry everyone, I do have to put big ugly watermarks on my pictures because of art thieves unfortunately. : / I hope you guys can forgive me. ❤
But anyway, in this picture Deku is basically saying the same thing he is saying in the title of this blog post: “Hi, Ochaco! You look beautiful today!” And then Ochaco hears him saying this to her and she *faints* Maybe gets sick as well before passing out from absolute shock? xD Haha…
Anyway, I drew Deku in his school uniform in this particular picture because I always see Deku in a lot of fanart in his hero outfit, so I thought I would try something “different”. 😛
The Art Making Process
In this section, I will break down how this picture got made little by little because I managed to get some pics of this piece being made in the process which I will most likely post from now on now that I have a blog to post my artwork and fanart to! 😀
I’ll explain everything little by little. 🙂
Step 1: The Rough Draft
Oh this particular rough draft… You can baaarely see it in the pictures but I SLAVED over the eyes on Deku to get them looking so perfect that if I made anymore touch ups to them, the paper in the eye area would have ripped eventually. Yup, I wore that place on the paper pretty thin, haha. 😛
Step 2: Inking the Picture
As you see in the picture above, Deku is finally under a very strong light and is finally getting inked over with my little ol’ micron pen! 😀
Now, the hardest part I always find on all of my drawings that I have to do in this process is inking faces; especially on people! One wrong stroke and BAM! Everything is a mess. : ( Luckily, I pulled off inking Deku’s face this time no problem!
I also used another piece of paper to ink Deku onto instead of on the original because the lines come out cleaner. Professional drawings going to be professional. ❤
Step Three: Shading and Crosshatching
Now that the intense part is done, it is time to move on the harder part of the picture and that is to shade it and crosshatch it. In my head, I was always thinking on what could make Deku pop out more and more and have him or any of my pictures to not be so static. And that is what I did!
The Process Below:
Now, to an eagle eye artist, you are probably wondering what those white dots are on my picture for… Well unfortunately, my white gel pen to take out stray micron lines made too thick of a white ink spot in certain places on my final draft and they are just stuck on there. Can’t really do anything about them… *sigh* : / But if you can see really closely, I am pretty fond of my white gel pen because you can add certain effects to things in your micron pen drawings! Like shading Deku’s shirt for example… 😀 I also put some white streaks in Deku’s hair because of where the light hits Deku in the picture. The light is coming from the top right corner, but you cannot really see the white ink streaks in his hair unfortunately. : / Or fortunately? I don’t know, haha… xD;;;
Art Mediums/Tools Used
‘Sakura’ and ‘Copic’ Micron Pens were used to crosshatch lines and used for pointillism to ink Deku and on the background.
‘Prismacolor Premier’ Markers (from 10% – 90% gray colors) were used for gray scaling, pointillism on Deku, and pointillism for the background.
‘Sakura Gel Roll’ 0.5 and 1.0 Pens were used for white ink crosshatching and error correction in the picture.
Well anyway everyone, that is Deku! It was pretty fun drawing him and I slaved over his hair to make it look perfect, haha. I mostly draw fanart, so I will be uploading more fanart as time goes on!
It took me about a week to get this piece of fanart of Deku shaded and completed. It is never easy to make art, or fanart in this case, to look perfect and we artists slave over the little details that make our pictures pop out like this one. : )
Anyway, here’s hoping you guys enjoy my My Hero Academia fanart! I have a rough sketch of another Boku No Hero Academy (My Hero Academia/ BNHA) piece that I want to complete soon, so I am hoping I will stick with it, haha. 😀
Have a beautiful day, everyone!