This is the beautiful Mitama from Magia Record, a mobile game that ended its service outside of Japan. I originally planned on drawing my top 5 favorite magical girls. However, I was invited to participate in a zine for Ashley Taylor, so I’m drawing 6 instead!
Anyhow, I actually really liked the drawing. My style even looked different (at least to me). But I think it may be because her eyes are too far apart. And her right eye maybe was badly drawn? I can’t tell. Nobody points things out for me, unfortunately.
I like the soft shading on her skin, but skin only. I was learning how to use the regular brush and airbrush on Clip Studio Paint. Problem about that is that I overdid it on the clothes. As for the hair…well…that’s certainly the first time I’ve painted it like that. Not sure I dislike or like it.
Since I’m posting this weeks after finishing it, I may re-color it to cel-shaded only since I liked the simple coloring on the next drawing that I’m close to finishing.
Anyway, this artwork took me a very, very long time to finish. It took me almost 2 months, from August 27th to October 20th. I was recording hundreds of videos of Magia Record (before it ended its service on October 29th). I was also learning how to do brush tool techniques I learned from YouTube. There were other interruptions as well. Both my Raspberry Pi 4 and BMax B2 Plus mini PC were giving me huge problems with their OS crashing. And to top it all off, my XP-Pen Artist 12 graphics tablet was also giving me problems! I had to order another cable, which helped but the USB socket is now faulty.
And so, this is my last completely drawn and colored artwork using the Artist 12~