AHA! Cracked you open you freakin’ archways of ENDLESS TORMENT
GODDAMMIT THIS PERSPECTIVE AND CURVES

AHA! Cracked you open you freakin’ archways of ENDLESS TORMENT

GODDAMMIT THIS PERSPECTIVE AND CURVES

Actually I think I’ve got it. I made brand new lines - which are only estimates and not careful measurements - and things are balancing out that way. So I guess it isn’t fatigue making it look good.
Great. Now I can paint the archways in tomorrow and make some lovely patterns and plants on the columns. Not sure what I’ll do for windows. Might have to look around on the web for ideas.

Actually I think I’ve got it. I made brand new lines - which are only estimates and not careful measurements - and things are balancing out that way. So I guess it isn’t fatigue making it look good.

Great. Now I can paint the archways in tomorrow and make some lovely patterns and plants on the columns. Not sure what I’ll do for windows. Might have to look around on the web for ideas.

Hardly proud that I haven’t touched this canvas in weeks, nor am I proud I sunk three hours this evening into working out how the archways supporting the ceiling would logically appear.
I’ve removed the mess of ‘construction’ lines because they were simply not helping me work out the curve and angle correctly (helped with scaling most of the room itself though). I ended up turning their layers off and using a curve lineart tool and my better judgement. Now, I’m feeling they are almost there but I might have fatigue from concentrating so much on one part of the picture. So I have but one question for you:
Do these red lines, which basically represent the supporting arches, appear right to you?

Hardly proud that I haven’t touched this canvas in weeks, nor am I proud I sunk three hours this evening into working out how the archways supporting the ceiling would logically appear.

I’ve removed the mess of ‘construction’ lines because they were simply not helping me work out the curve and angle correctly (helped with scaling most of the room itself though). I ended up turning their layers off and using a curve lineart tool and my better judgement. Now, I’m feeling they are almost there but I might have fatigue from concentrating so much on one part of the picture. So I have but one question for you:

Do these red lines, which basically represent the supporting arches, appear right to you?

I’m slowly making some progress on this. the perspective is what’s killing me. I have a tendency to try really hard things instead of gradually challenging myself. This image by the time I’m done will probably rival the album cover for Destiny in terms of detail.

I’m slowly making some progress on this. the perspective is what’s killing me. I have a tendency to try really hard things instead of gradually challenging myself. This image by the time I’m done will probably rival the album cover for Destiny in terms of detail.

I wonder if anybody at EFNW saw this Applejack on the fort. I made a point to visit the crafts room every day to take pictures of people’s creations

I wonder if anybody at EFNW saw this Applejack on the fort. I made a point to visit the crafts room every day to take pictures of people’s creations

I never posted the finished result of that sketch from Wednesday.

Lookie dat cute Fluttershy

I never posted the finished result of that sketch from Wednesday.

Lookie dat cute Fluttershy

Five hour layover yeah!

Five hour layover yeah!

(Destiny) I Feel A New, Dark Presence by Mattatatta
I just want to extend my thanks to those of you who like and reblog my work. It’s great knowing others wish to see my artwork spread.
I’m down to just two illustrations left to do. I must remind everyone that HeyLasFas only opened up 90 slots for people to order their physical copies of Destiny: A Tale of Unicorn Wings. Most of those are already taken by the most patient saints awaiting this album. If you want to hold this two-disc, lovingly illustrated concept album in your hands, you’d best act now and grab those last slots before they go!

(Destiny) I Feel A New, Dark Presence by Mattatatta

I just want to extend my thanks to those of you who like and reblog my work. It’s great knowing others wish to see my artwork spread.

I’m down to just two illustrations left to do. I must remind everyone that HeyLasFas only opened up 90 slots for people to order their physical copies of Destiny: A Tale of Unicorn Wings. Most of those are already taken by the most patient saints awaiting this album. If you want to hold this two-disc, lovingly illustrated concept album in your hands, you’d best act now and grab those last slots before they go!

Almost done. Just need Luna’s shoes and a couple of other touches which I’ll tackle tomorrow.

Almost done. Just need Luna’s shoes and a couple of other touches which I’ll tackle tomorrow.

These clouds are gorgeous.
I also managed to complete the lines and flats for Best Princess. If you’re wondering why her mane and tail have streaks, these are colours I’ll be later blending once I’ve sorted the environment’s light sources out.
Would anyone mind suggesting some northern hemisphere constellations for Luna’s mane? My sketch placeholder wound up looking like a circuit board.

These clouds are gorgeous.

I also managed to complete the lines and flats for Best Princess. If you’re wondering why her mane and tail have streaks, these are colours I’ll be later blending once I’ve sorted the environment’s light sources out.

Would anyone mind suggesting some northern hemisphere constellations for Luna’s mane? My sketch placeholder wound up looking like a circuit board.

In which Matta attempts wing anatomy again (While Fluttershy wishes the best of luck).
Rough sketch that doesn’t exactly say ‘Luna’ when you first look. I’m still doing the basic groundwork before I start messing with details and sketching into a specific body type.

In which Matta attempts wing anatomy again (While Fluttershy wishes the best of luck).

Rough sketch that doesn’t exactly say ‘Luna’ when you first look. I’m still doing the basic groundwork before I start messing with details and sketching into a specific body type.

(Destiny) Something New That I’m Getting Used To by Mattatatta
Got a bit behind, but I’m using this weekend to catch up. Can’t stop and chat, you know how it is.
It’s a shame I didn’t upload a version that allows you to really zoom in and stare at those eyes. I impressed myself with them.

(Destiny) Something New That I’m Getting Used To by Mattatatta

Got a bit behind, but I’m using this weekend to catch up. Can’t stop and chat, you know how it is.

It’s a shame I didn’t upload a version that allows you to really zoom in and stare at those eyes. I impressed myself with them.

WIP of the bookend image to my last piece.
This image is actually the first part of the pair, I just did the group shot first because it was harder and needed a lot more attention.
New sky, new clouds, new stars and shadings, and right now an almost done sketch I can probably create a complete render before the 12th is over.
Luna will be the next subject. For my favourite princess, I really don’t draw her often. Then again, I tend to draw Fluttershy at any opportunity.

WIP of the bookend image to my last piece.

This image is actually the first part of the pair, I just did the group shot first because it was harder and needed a lot more attention.

New sky, new clouds, new stars and shadings, and right now an almost done sketch I can probably create a complete render before the 12th is over.

Luna will be the next subject. For my favourite princess, I really don’t draw her often. Then again, I tend to draw Fluttershy at any opportunity.

(Destiny) I Want You To Look Up by Mattatatta
Just look up, and you’ll find your way home.

(Destiny) I Want You To Look Up by Mattatatta

Just look up, and you’ll find your way home.

Destiny artwork - some general picks I’m most happy with, arranged in order of creation to try and help me stay motivated.

LasFas is right when he says one can see me hone my style with each image in this project.