WIP sketches: https://www.weasyl.com/~guineapigdan/submissions/2110618/james-painting-wips
Earlier this month, I did a mushroom painting at a friend's house. https://www.weasyl.com/~guineapigdan/submissions/2107672/mushroom-painting The last time I painted was in a color and design class from 2009 or 2010, and I only posted one of my assignments. https://www.deviantart.com/guineapigdan/art/Sunset-painting-324995881 Doing this mushroom painting encouraged me to try painting again, and I decided to try a painting of one of my characters. Since I'm out of practice with painting, I decided to do something easy and paint my red panda James with a controller in his hands. I sketched and inked a drawing and then very carefully painted James, mixing different types of paint to get colors that I liked for his shorts, shirt, fur, and the color for the couch. I'm pretty happy with how this turned out. Next time I might try a more free form style painting without inked outlines and see how that looks.
The outlines were done with micron pens, and the paint used is a combination of watercolors, acrylic, and gouache on Bristol paper. I still had a few tubes of paint leftover from my color and design class, so I made good use of them here.