Napoleon’s Golbat, Moonbat
You’ve probably seen this before seen this guy in the big ol’ TPP International Artist Collaboration project thing, but I figured I’d give some commentary on him like I typically do with my stuff. I’ll be doing that with the 3 others I worked on.
So, Moonbat. I actually drew him once before, but not with coffee. The coffee thing started with.. I believe Reddit User Dirtytabs. I loved the idea, and I know I’ve seen this before.
Moonbat was the first one of the collab pieces I worked on. Out of all four things I worked on, this was the one I spent the most time with, and struggled the most with.
I think it was a whole bunch of things that caused me to stumble. I was still getting used to using Clip Studio Paint. I only drew Moonbat once, so I don’t have enough experience in drawing a Golbat. Also, figuring out how Moonbat actually held a mug.
The sketching part didn’t take me much time, actually. The inking part was where my problems actually began. My lines were super shaky, so I wound up attempting to go with a sketchy direction. And I started applying color in the way I had been applying color around that time. Everything thing just didn’t.. didn’t work well together. The way the lines looked made it seemed like it was still a sketch (which is funny considering how Cabbage the White looks now), and the texture on the color just.. didn’t feel right. I decided to scrap the work I did and tried to go with the clean inking, and it was taking me a while. And again, the lines were bothering me again. That is, until I decided to mess around with the stablizing settings, allowing me to quickly make lines without worrying as much about the jittery lines.
The next thing that gave me trouble was shading. For whatever reason, I couldn’t wrap my head around the idea of shading a Golbat. Maybe it was my art inexperience, maybe it’s because I didn’t have a proper reference. Fortunately I got something figured out.
Wow, I sure said a lot. I apologize if it doesn’t look very coherent XD