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About Digital Art / Hobbyist Rune KnytlingMale/United States Group :icondetune-community: detune-community
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Rune N Manfred 2017 by Rune-K Rune N Manfred 2017 :iconrune-k:Rune-K 5 0 Aion and Ashe V2 by Rune-K Aion and Ashe V2 :iconrune-k:Rune-K 2 0 Aion Design V2 (January 2017) by Rune-K Aion Design V2 (January 2017) :iconrune-k:Rune-K 1 0 Ashe Design V2 (January 2017) by Rune-K Ashe Design V2 (January 2017) :iconrune-k:Rune-K 0 0 Chronologue Series - Ashe (November 2016) by Rune-K Chronologue Series - Ashe (November 2016) :iconrune-k:Rune-K 0 0 Chronologue Series  - Aion and Ashe (November2016) by Rune-K Chronologue Series - Aion and Ashe (November2016) :iconrune-k:Rune-K 4 0 Chronologue Series - Kevin (November 2016) by Rune-K Chronologue Series - Kevin (November 2016) :iconrune-k:Rune-K 0 0 Painting Practice by Rune-K Painting Practice :iconrune-k:Rune-K 2 1 Kouki Character Design (September 2016) by Rune-K Kouki Character Design (September 2016) :iconrune-k:Rune-K 0 0 How I draw by Rune-K How I draw :iconrune-k:Rune-K 0 0 Manfred Character Design (September 2016) by Rune-K Manfred Character Design (September 2016) :iconrune-k:Rune-K 1 0 Coloring Practice by Rune-K Coloring Practice :iconrune-k:Rune-K 0 0 Lineart practice WIP by Rune-K Lineart practice WIP :iconrune-k:Rune-K 2 0 Roland by Rune-K Roland :iconrune-k:Rune-K 3 0 Rheto the Radio Boy by Rune-K Rheto the Radio Boy :iconrune-k:Rune-K 3 0 Before and After -Rune by Rune-K Before and After -Rune :iconrune-k:Rune-K 2 0


Talwyn by dleoblack Talwyn :icondleoblack:dleoblack 239 17 poke go by sakimichan poke go :iconsakimichan:sakimichan 20,990 507 Overslept Weeping by ippotsk Overslept Weeping :iconippotsk:ippotsk 129 2 Meme: Before and After by Bampire Meme: Before and After :iconbampire:Bampire 43,091 18,698



Rune N Manfred 2017
Somewhat a 'Draw this again' thing from this:… , though not exactly.

This was done hugely for practice purposes because I feel that my skills have been stagnating and have been having problems in finishing a piece.  So, what better way to improve than hitting the books and look at techniques and ideas?  I also began to share my WIP online as well and tbqh, that immediate feedback where everything is still in the process.

Turns out, this pays off almost immediately, I'll say.  This picture might not be the best ever, but I can see a big difference from what I'd drawn in January (that I have kept hidden from everyone due to how terrible it is :P ).  In the middle of working on this too, I've also learned of 'other techniques™' that are way better than what I've done here.  Of course, I wanted to commit myself in finishing this one first before moving on because I'm also learning a different thing with this :D

Either way, I'm happy to finally be able to post something 'presentable' again on dA and it's been a huge morale boost.  Thankfully, I can keep all of these terrible drawings on my hard drive.  THEY'LL NEVER SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY.
Aion and Ashe V2
And... here are both of the Time Brothers side-by-side.  With this, I think I can finally move on to drawing the rest of the characters in the story.  I'm loving this new technique!  It's not perfect, but it's quick!  I hope that I can get the rest of the characters drawn and posted soon.
Ashe Design V2 (January 2017)
Just a quick one really.  I was just testing Kyle Webster's brushes I just bought.  This came out way too anime too, which is probably a side effect of me, also trying out a new sketching/inking technique.

The technique seems to have some potential so far, if some time in the near future I'd like to draw a comic or something.  It's quick and gives me flexibility in terms of poses too.  Still need to experiment some more, but it's looking good so far.
Chronologue Series - Ashe (November 2016)
Finished this a couple of days ago.  As Nanowrimo draws to a close, and I need to find every reason to procrastinate, I decided to tap into my other skill and draw instead.  How long's the challenge is running again?  5 days?  Glory glory!

So here's Ashe.  I don't think there needs to be that much introduction as I've said quite a few about him here: <da:thumb id="644847313">  Not much has changed except his last name which is now 'Adams' instead of 'Grey'.

Now then, this picture is probably the first time where I've felt satisfied with the rendering of the face turned out digitally.  For a while, I've been trying to find a balance between realism and cartoon look that I can call 'my style', so to speak.  With this drawing, I think I've managed to make quite a lot of progress on that front, as well as, topping my earlier charcoal drawing of Antoine de Saint-Exupery: <da:thumb id="492517408"> at least, I feel that way.  Sure, I still have a long way to go but I think I've finally nailed 'the style'.  It's a far-cry from my anime styles of old while at the same time, it's not too leaning towards realism either.  I feel pretty satisfied with my progress so far and I hope I can continue to improve in the future!

Also, I didn't use any reference for this (except my older pictures for motivation).  Since I'm doing this painting in conjunction with nanowrimo, I've been seeing his face all the time inside my head and he's probably somebody I must have seen sometime in my life lol.  I spent probably way too long of a time just to get the face right but it's worth it to finally see him.  I rarely want to use a face reference pic because I just want to try to get what I see in my head to look right but the end results have been a pretty stylized face or even ended up looking pretty different.  I can say though, yep, this is indeed Ashe.  If my novel ever comes out and you want to see how Ashe looks like, you can look at this picture.  I might even include it in the appendix or something.  I'll do it for every character, because I enjoy drawing as much, if not more so than writing!

But enough of that!  Imma go back to this nanowrimo now.  Yay... just 30,000 more words...


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Just a guy who's trying so hard at art but fails :p


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A3DNazRigar Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Happy Birthday Mate!
Rune-K Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist