Redrawing YOUR art in my Style! | #drawthisinyourstyle

Redrawing YOUR art in my Style! | #drawthisinyourstyle


today I’m gonna be recreating three
drawings that you have shared with the #drawmewiffwaffles over on
Instagram and I’m gonna be redrawing them in my own style (and don’t worry
they aren’t all gonna be mermaids)
[laughs] ♪ so first up, this is a drawing by Vanessa.draws and I fell in love with the color scheme, it so beautiful – so I’m starting out
with a pink I think it’s the rose Col-Erase colored pencil and I’m
quickly sketching out the layout of the drawing this pencil is very light which
I really like when I start layering Copics on top of it or when I want to
do line art and I don’t want the sketch being super distracting and let’s just
ignore the fact that I haven’t purchased a pencil extender yet – I don’t know where
to get it around where I live and I don’t want to like buy it on Amazon and
have them ship it in a box that could fit the entire Encyclopedia
Britannica just for this tiny little pencil thing so I’ve just been living
without – but yes, I do know they exist with some of these drawings I did change
some things up but for this one I mainly drew it as I saw it but in my style – I
put like the hand where the hand is, I put the elbow where the elbow is, I put the
shoulder where the shoulder is, the hair where the hair is, and don’t forget
the bunny ears as well! and this was definitely a warm-up for the day — I don’t
know if anyone else gets this but sometimes when I’m drawing and I haven’t
drawn like in a couple hours or a day or so, my hands, it feels like there are
little ants running up and down my veins or something and it like I don’t know
it’s like shaky feeling I don’t know if anyone else has ever felt that before
but it’s like really weird and it feels like I don’t have control over what I’m
drawing and I was definitely feeling that when I was trying to draw this and
I remember at the time I was like getting kind of frustrated but this is
now a couple hours later and I’m looking at it and it did not turn out bad at all
so I don’t know I think it was mostly just a mental thing like feeling like my
hands felt weird and my brain was like “ah something’s gonna go wrong!” now the
sketch is done and there are some little problems that I made a mental note of
like the eyes I did a little too heavy on the eyeliner because the pencil is so
light that pink color is colored pencil I can go over with the lines and you
know fix it up when I do the liner I don’t recommend leaving something for
later you to do because I usually but I went in and did the eyes almost
first I don’t know I started with the bangs but I did the eyes first and that
way I had it like in my head I’m like do not mess this up! do not mess this up!
do not mess this up! and I think it turned out alright – oh that’s another
thing like I usually use very thick and bold line art I feel like it just hides
a lot of my mistakes so because I drew this illustration filling up entire page
in my sketchbook which it’s not something I do very often I felt a
little insecure about using these like thin lines and like you could tell when
they were wobbly but once I started adding in the color I definitely saw a
lot of that insecurities kind of fade away a little bit because I was able to
hide them with the color which brings me to the color scheme yeess I love it so
much something I noticed right off the bat was the only thing that’s blue in
this drawing is the eyeball so I made sure I did that first then I started
picking out pink colors that I wanted to use for the rest of the illustration —
I ended up finding three that I thought fit the original drawing very well, the
original drawing is a digital illustration but mine is obviously
traditional and I’m using Copic markers and I lucked out because I only have, I
think 70 Copic markers, and [whispers]
*only 70*
[laughs] I am very thankful for my 70 Copic
markers, but it’s obviously not a full range that you can get with digital art
so I was very lucky that I had the colors that I needed which honestly
these are three colors that I use very often so so basically I used a pink
color for everything even the skin and the dress and like the ears and
everything [talking to herself]
“what colors did I use wait let me look -” okay I put the markers away
but I think for the skin I’m using “pale purple,” RV000 and that
it’s actually R83, “Rose mist” for all the blushy bits like the nose around the
eyes and like the elbow and underneath the chin and then I also think I used it
to shade underneath the bangs yeah there it is – this just adds a little bit of
depth and makes the bangs look like they’re sitting on top of the forehead
instead of like being within the forehead if that makes any sense and
then whenever I use the dark color I’ll switch back to the pale purple and blend
it out a little bit here I used the “Rose Mist” to shade like the edges of the
fingers but honestly it looks like she just dipped her hands in blood
you be the judge of that one – and then for the hair I’m actually using “lipstick
natural” which is E04, I use this for hair probably nine times out of ten
yeah I know I need to add a little diversity here it’s kind of the color of
my hair maybe a little bit lighter but I just love it it’s it’s it’s basically
the “potato Brown” of Copic markers at least for my collection and it’s a
little tricky because the cap looks very purpley but then when you start drawing
with it it’s definitely a lighter brown I wouldn’t say it matches the cap
exactly but I’ve learned to see that cap and know it’s the marker that I want
because I love it so much and even though it’s a brown it definitely has
those purpley reddish undertones which makes it work really really well with
this illustration because there are so many pinks that when we want to add a
brown color if we find a brown that is just like you know a little bit of pink
and it looks really really good together and it creates that soft look that I
just love and then all I had left to do it was color in the flowers and I
basically just used every marker that I had used within the illustration for the
flowers as well and that gives it a little bit more variety and doesn’t make
it like once same colored flower surrounding her and I really like that
idea I think Vanessa’s creativity really shows there! – then I brought some more
pink in there for blush because I looked back at Vanessa’s drawing and hers was a
little bit heavier on the blush and I thought “yeah that looks like fun I’ll do
that too!” it kind of makes it look like she has allergies but in a cute way you
know? so this was my finished re-creation of Vanessa.draws’ illustration and
thank you Vanessa for sharing it with me and allowing me to recreate it! yeah
thanks for collaborating with me! and let’s move on to the next one! this next
illustration will be a recreation of snapshots_of_a_fool’s illustration over
on Instagram as it is May I can’t and go without doing a mermaid (I am not
sick of drawing mermaids yet) and so when I saw this one all like I want to I want
to recreate that so what I did what this one was a little bit different than
with Vanessa’s drawing because for this one I thought why don’t I take the idea
and try to see how I would tackle it without kind of like using snapshots_of_a_fool’s drawing verbatim so what I did was I didn’t have it like opened while I was
drawing it and anytime I needed a little bit of help I would take a look but for
the most part I left it up to what decisions would I make if I was drawing
this illustration and if it was my idea to create it and I thought that would be
a little bit more interesting of an exercise to see how two different
artists would kind of tackle the same drawing and what I really liked about
this one was the simple background and the composition of it because the
character’s head is circled by the moon and then the hair like flows
into the water so those are the elements that I took from it and also the crown
the gorgeous seashell crown oh! this person knows how to draw seashells I
could learn a lesson or two from them oh my gosh and you’ll see when I get to the
part where I start adding a lot more detail to the seashells they’re not my
specialty. when I was looking at the reference I thought it looked like they
drew the character kind of looking down a little like the face is pointing
downwards and then their eyes are looking up because they have those big
gorgeous almost fish eyes I also enlarged into the moon and this kind of
like centers the character inside of it a little bit more and I think that helps
with the composition again I’m putting a lot of time into those eyes because I
feel like the eyes are one of the focal points of snapshots_of_a_fool’s drawing
because they’re just so bright and like icey blue and they definitely grab
your attention right off the bat which I absolutely loved about that drawing. for
the hair I remember in like the original drawing it was definitely sitting on top
of the water so I tried to recreate that one thing I did differently than
snapshots_of_a_fool was that I realized that this is a mermaid out of water so
maybe when a mermaid goes out of water (this is just my thoughts obviously) maybe
when a mermaid comes out of water they lose that like magic that gives their
hair so much volume so I tried to flatten the hair and give it that like
wet look so I took it in and like had it come almost up against like the sides of
the face and then pulled that almost straight down into
the water and then when it hits the water it starts getting a little bit
curlier like it’s sitting in the waves and definitely on top of the head as
well I flattened it down and then because the hair is flattened
I made the crown a lot bigger for more contrast and that like shows you the
difference between this huge gorgeous ornate crown and the hair that’s
wet and flat underneath of it and and I thought that conveyed a little bit more
contrast than if I had left the crown the same size as it was in the original
drawing now here I am erasing the drawing because I thought maybe I can try and
use Copic markers on top of pencil but I decided against it – I decided now that
I’ve erased this for whatever reason I’m gonna go over it with another pencil and
just refine the lines a little bit more this is how I usually go about things
but it definitely worked and because I did this I was able to play around with
the facial structure a little bit more so I sunk in the cheeks a little bit I
feel like that made it look a little bit more fish-like and I also included like
the scales around her nose that was from the reference and I feel like that’s a
key feature of the original illustration so I’m a little bummed that I didn’t
cover the right eye with hair I feel like that also adds to the mystery of
the character so I like that a lot better in the original drawing I kind of
wish I could have pulled that into my drawing a little bit- I’m a little bummed about that – now I
still really wanted to add some color to this drawing and I had used graphite
obviously and I don’t really like mixing graphite with colors too often except
digitally so I took a snapshot of this drawing and I imported it into Photoshop
so here we are on my Wacom Cintiq 16 and I start outlining the basic character
with just you know any color it doesn’t really matter because I’m going to be
using this as a clipping mask and clipping masks are like a shape that you
can clip other layers too and it makes it so you can only draw within that
shape – once I have that basic shape out I can start adding in the more simplified
colors so I color in like the eyes white and I color the hair and
color the shells a separate color and I have these each on separate layers so
that I can easily grab them and then stay within like that shape
I also added pretty simple gradient to the green because I wanted that to seem
not oily but like you know how fish-out-of-water kind of has that like
shine to it I wanted that to show forth on the skin and I thought using
gradients would be the best way to achieve that – I also did the same thing
with the background blocking out the shape on its own clipping mask and then
adding in the sea as its own layer and then the moon as its own layer and
because this is digital I’m able to use the circle selection tool and make a
perfectly circular moon just like that Isn’t that great? mm-hm! and I also added
like a gradient to that so that there was some more texture and because I used
a lot of darker colors in the background this moon just looks like it’s glowing
and that is just the beauty of contrast my friends and because I realized that
about the background I thought oh-ho-ho-ho-ho we could take this idea into
the actual character and add that same kind of contrast and make the moon look
even brighter by darkening all of the colors in the character and making it
look backlit so I used the hue saturation tool and just [mouth fart] down through the darkness
and now see how it looks like she’s in the night like there’s nothing lighting
up the front half of her face and when I did this actually duplicated the colors
layer so I actually had a layer that was still the old brighter colors and now I
had this new layer of the character that was the darker colors and I was able to
erase the outside edge of the darker color layer and the lighter color layer
which was underneath it was now showing through and that’s just started that oh
it’s glowing from behind kind of look I’m getting really excited and that
gives it that basic idea of being backlit then I went into the face and
started shading it to give it a little bit more texture and to give it a little
bit more three dimension – one of my favorite things is to just add a little
bloop on the nose make it look brighter there and I just kind of colored in with
a lighter color places that I thought would protrude from the face and then
places I thought would be you know less protrucive…[realizes that isn’t a word]…what?! darker? when it comes to painting a face it’s a lot of experimentation on my part
especially because I’ve never drawn a character being backlit so I’m like well
where would the light be reflecting and like if the water if there’s like the
Moon is hitting the water in front of her would that reflect? and like no because
I’m going to be a shadow and like but how would the face be lit and I’d really
didn’t know where to look for references for this so I just kind of played around
with it to see what I thought looked good and what I thought didn’t really
make sense and in the end I’m not gonna say the lighting makes sense but it
looks….[dramatic pause] okay you know? and shading the faces is like my favorite thing to do so
I don’t really care I just had a lot of fun with it and then I decided to do
something a little crazy I thought oh we have this glowing moon behind her right
and we just have this very dark backlit character what if her eyes are glowing
that’ll add some like interest to those eyes because like I said one of the
first things I noticed about the original drawing by snapshots_of_a_fool
was those eyes so I thought I better make those a focal point in my drawing
too so the way I thought I would do that was by making them glow just like the
moon so it’s almost like this mermaid gets their power from the moon I don’t
know I thought it was interesting — a lot of it is just going over the same places
and tweaking it just a little bit or like redoing something completely and
then tweaking that a little bit and that’s really the glory of painting
digitally is just your ability to fix things even after you’ve messed up oh…heres me struggling
to make seashells as beautifully as snapshots_of_a_fool
does and struggling so the hair is wet right? when hair is wet it tends to stick to
your face right? so if you had like a little strand of hair that was in front
of your face and it was wet it’s gonna like stick and like you know caress the
curves of your face so I decided to add some strands they like break up in bits
but then they become like one strand a little bit lower cuz I don’t I’ve seen
hair do that that’s just something I’m taking from like recollection and I feel
like once I did this it really just made the character
I feel like they’re more in this environment and not just you know
sitting there and then once I had most of the details down you know his
detailed as I get I thought the character still didn’t feel like they
were within this environment so I took a very soft round brush and then like the
color of the moon and I went around the character and added this very soft
glowing and then like around the water as well and see you can see when I turn
it on and off the difference that that made and then he also added this around
the eyes as well and that just gives it that glowing effect instead of just like
the piercing blue it’s like a glowing blue and I have to be honest I don’t
know how I feel about the glowing eyes I feel like the character lost some of its
friendliness when I made the eyes that like piercingly bright and I really
liked something about it before I had done that but anyway this is what the
drawing turned out to be I do want to thank snapshots_of_a_fool for sharing me
their drawing so that I could recreate it and draw it in my own style to see
how I would tackle that drawing. honestly I had way too much fun with it ah I love
mermaids so seeing how someone else would draw mermaids and trying and
pulling that into my own style is a lot of fun which brings me to the last
drawing of today’s video which was this one here by Drawmewiffwaffles which is
a suspicious name…. but who am I to judge? what really ‘drew’ me to this drawing [pun laugh] was
that was the tones in the drawing you don’t ever see two similarly toned
objects next to each other you have the dark hair you have that mid-tone skin
you’ve got that light-colored crop top and then you have the mid-tone skin and
then you have that dark belt and then you have like a lighter dark pants and
you never see too similar tones next to each other and that is something I’ve
been working on for so long and I’ve had so much trouble with that seeing it done
so well here with just like oh I need to try and recreate this so that maybe I
can like retain some of this knowledge but I started the same way I start
everything you know loosely sketching out the idea making sure it fits on the
page and yet somehow still managing to draw it too low on the page but deciding
it’s probably not worth the effort erasing it and then continuing by
darkening up the lines that I like I (found that way too easy to say..) something
I did change from the original source of drawing was that the original drawing
was straight on so the face was looking straight at the camera the body was
looking straight at the camera and that’s just not usually considered very
flattering in photography so I took the head and just twisted it the smidgiest so it’s
still almost head-on but it’s not as forceful as it would be if you were you
know looking directly at someone like making perfect eye contact you know how
that can make you feel a little uncomfortable well the same thing
happens with like when you’re drawing there are times when you do want to draw
that’ straight on and it’s for specific reasons but when we’re trying to draw
just like a little friendly drawing I like to just twist it a little bit
obviously you can do whatever you want I’m just talking about what I like to do
then when it came to the body I twisted a ton like I took that thing and just [mouth twist sound]
almost like 30 degrees right? – this again just shows off the curves of the
character a little bit better and it’s just overall a little bit more
flattering and you’ll notice when I am drawing this I’m not worrying about tone
right off the bat because if you add too much graphite you’re going to be
smudging it all over the place so I’m just worried about getting those
central lines and the line art and the shape of the character the way I want it
before I’m adding in all of that tone except for the eyebrows I just really
wanted big dark eyebrows I couldn’t help myself
now because the hair is going to be shaded in very darkly when we get to the
end there and the skin is a bit of a mid-tone I thought it would be fun to
break that up a little bit by adding in some kind of earrings that would be like
paper white again we’re not putting any two tones next to each other that are
too similar and because we haven’t used any light tones around the face we’re
able to add those in and I think it works really well
but I looked back at the source drawing and I realized her hair is a lot more
voluminous at the top near her scalp near her scalp and then it kind of like
tapers in as it goes as you follow the length of the hair so I decided to
adjust that and do the same thing so now it’s poufier up
near the scalp and it kind of tapers in when it gets down to
the waist then I just had to draw in the hand again following the source drawings
pose and make sure I’m not varying too much like I did with the last one this
time I had like the source drawing open so that I could reference it a loteasier now that I’ve made basically all the decisions I need to make for the
drawing when it comes to pose I can go in and start adding in that tone which
was the whole point i’m so excited about this that mid tone skin avoiding any shading
around the tube top to make sure that there’s a lot of contrast there and then
darkening up the pants I personally like there to be like visible hatching from
the pencil I like when it looks like it’s a sketch and it’s not like a photo
I mean obviously it’s a little cartoony to look like a photo but when it comes
to like shading and stuff I like it to be visible that it was drawn with a
pencil so I’m not too worried about filling in every single space with
graphite to making it a perfectly even tone I like those little splotches of
paper that you can see through it and so when I’m coloring it in I’m kind
of just layering pencil on top of each other over and over again and I’m not
pushing too hard except for where I want it to be really really dark
and here is the finished illustration this one was a lot of fun because I’ve
really been enjoying just drawing with pencil lately you don’t need a lot of
art supplies to be able to make art and I want to thank everyone for being such
good sports and allowing me to recreate your art and to see how I would go about
drawing something very similar to yours if you’re interested in having me redraw
your art in a future video I’m going to make a new hashtag it’s #drawthiswithwaffles and you can use that on any of the social media and I’m sure
I will bump into it – it’s kind of like doing a collab with you guys and I think it’s
fun and of course I don’t know if I need to say this but I want to say this and
that everybody is on their own art journey and it’s not about being better
or worse than anyone else but being yourself and creating art that you want
to create and improving on the things you want to improve on and this video is not
about being better or worse at something but about trying and really putting in
your effort and seeing what you can create! – I want to thank everyone for
watching and I’ll see you guys all next week! I hope you
have a delicious evening full of waffles!!! bye ♪

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