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Redrawing YOUR art in my Style! | #drawthisinyourstyle

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  • 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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What to see more videos like this in the future? Want to 'collab' with me? Submit your art for a chance to be featured in an upcoming video with and maybe see me draw one of your characters! I can learn a lot from you guys. I tend to get in ruts where i draw the same thing over and over. (A Ferris wheel of redundancies.) I had so much fun diving into your creativity today even if it would seem we have similar interests. Thanks for inspiring me!

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https://www.instagram.com/snapshots_of_a_fool/
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