• Created by Aaron Hill
  • Created on 21 Oct 21
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Oct 11, 2021
Practiced Coloring
More entries in the Cthulhu Coloring Book. This one was the first one I streamed on Twitch (Edited a timelapse and posted here: )!

These were both started last week and I forgot to take progress pics, but the stream shows the finishing
Sep 18, 2021
Practiced Coloring
Another entry from the Cthulhu Coloring Book

I had mulled over this one for a very long time, finally deciding on a heavily backlit and also lit from inside the mouth.

 The base colors went on pretty easily. I considered stopping there. 😂 With these markers I like to start with the lighter colors everywhere and then add layers of contrast; so even though the bulk of the body was going to be darkened, I wanted to start with an even flesh tone base.

Adding the first layer of contrast onto the body was TERRIFYING - good rimlighting isn’t apparent until it’s nearly all applied. I started with a generous application of 20% warm grey, then a 50%, then started adding spots of 70% and Sepia tones. The darkest shadow points I also hit with a very dark violet.

The hair was accented with chartreuse (for rimlighting from the glyphs) and goldenrod (for contrast on the hair). I also used goldenrod on the vignette in the background.

For the mouth, I knew I wanted it to be a source of point light, and the little bit of Y-shaped flesh in the back to be also rim lit. The bulk of the mouth was base coated in Pink (on the darker side) and chartreuse (for the lit side). This was really fun, and made the contours of the inside of the mouth really start to stand out. I kept layering darker tones onto the Y-piece, and also the ridges.
Sep 12, 2021
Practiced Coloring
Inked a new page in the Cthulu Coloring Book.

For the initial base coloring, I used mid-tone hues for the fabric and snakeskin. The fabric is mostly Blue Slate and the snake skin is Burnt Ochre. I wanted the glyphs in the background to have a faint glow to them, so I used a lighter-toned ink outline for each of them. The outer glyphs were Pink and the inner glyphs were Rhodamine (or maybe Mulberry?)

After the base coloring, I did two passes of contrasting tones.

The first pass of contrast was to add darker colors (Violet on top of Blue Slate, Carmine Red onto the mantle, Burnt Umber onto the individual scales) to add more contouring. 

The second pass, I used neutral tones -- warm greys for the mantle and snakeskin, and cool greys for the cloak. I had to do a couple layers to get the tone I wanted.

think I am done. I may want to go a little bit darker still. It's always terrifying making it darker because you can never undo it.