I've wanted to do some drawings of some of Ito Noizi's characters since I was in middle school and my friends and I were pretty into the Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, so I figured I'd start with Haruhi. If I continue, then Shana is likely to be next. Shakugan no Shana was the first series I watched fansubbed, so it has a special place in my heart
What was supposed to be done quickly ended up taking way longer than expected (that's nothing new though >__>). I had the sketch and inked lineart done in roughly 2 hours or so and figured "Since this is just a really simple portrait-type drawing and it didn't take me that long, I might as well color it for good measure", not realizing that just because it was simple to sketch doesn't mean that it'll be quick to color >___>;. Although this doesn't really look that
much like Haruhi to me, I still enjoyed doing this, and I'm content with the result. I'm not sure why it doesn't look like her to me, but.... it just doesn't xD. My brain is telling me that it looks like her just drawn in a kinda different style, but my gut says it just doesn't look like her.
btw, if anyone who actually reads my ranting happens to use colored pencils - what colors do you guys use for skin tones? I'm clearly still trying to figure out what colors to use for that >___>;