“Realm of Elves and Fairies” coloring book flip through.

The paperback of my fifth coloring book “Realm of Elves and Fairies” has arrived! Have a sneak peek inside and flip through its pages with me!

It took me a really long time to make all these drawings but it was worth it and I am happy with the result! 

Here is the flip through video I recorded:

And here is some “official” description:

The coloring book features the art of shoujo-manga and anime style,  26 drawings of elves and fairies including pictures of different complexity levels.

If you enjoy coloring cute fairy girls with pointed ears, this coloring book is for you! 

☙“Realm of Elves and Fairies. Manga girls”❧ coloring book contains:

✅26 original hand-drawn designs of pretty manga/anime styled girls

✅Elves

✅Fairies

✅Flowers

✅Butterflies & Dragonflies

✅couple of other animals and one bug

✅Cute manga girls

✅Coloring for relaxation

Calm down your stress and relax immersing yourself in the enjoyable craft of coloring various female characters. Recommended art-tools are colored pencils. If you decide to use markers or something which may bleed through the paper, it would be better to put a sheet of paper beneath the page you color to prevent spoilage of the next drawing. All pictures in this book are one-sided.

All drawings made by me.

And, here are some photos:

New Coloring Book – “Realm of Elves and Fairies. Manga girls.”

Hey there!

Recently, I’ve been working on a new coloring book. And it is finally out!

May I present to you “Realm of Elves and Fairies. Manga girls.” Here she is:

It’s a paperback collection of 26 one-sided drawings featuring elves and fairies of various kinds and complexity level for fun and relaxation coloring. I’ve been working illustrations for this book since last summer, and I am really proud of their quality. If you compare my first coloring book published in 2017 and this one – there is a big improvement in my drawing skills and designs of the girls to color. At least it seems so to me.

This time I’ve been partially using me new drawing tablet to make line-arts. In the previous books most of the drawings were done on paper.

Here are some examples of the drawings featured in this coloring book. As usual I’ve getting most of my inspiration from nature.

It is the fifth coloring book in the series. I have couple more ideas for other coloring books, so I am going to keep working on them. Stay tuned for more news!

Pretty manga girls for coloring. Coloring books by Heiseihi.

I am also planning to make a downloadable printable PDF version for those who tend to take books apart, scan, and print on their own paper of choice.

XO, Heiseihi

Drawing on Samsung Galaxy tab S 6 lite with Clip Studio paint and Ibis Paint apps.

It’s been two month since I bought Samsung Galaxy tab s 6 lite (pc tablet) and all these time I’ve been using it mostly for drawing purposes. Tablet comes with S-pen included. I really like how soft and smooth the touch of the stylus on the screen and it is very responsive and overall drawing experience is very nice and pleasant for me. On the other hand, I’ve never owned either PC tablet or any kind of drawing tablet with draw on the screen feature before (I`ve been using Wacom Bamboo for drawing since 2011). So I have nothing to compare with. Anyways, I am quite happy working with what I’ve got for the price it costs.

With that being said let’s move on to the drawing apps I’ve tried. One thing that I really like about drawing in both of these apps is timelapse feature, which auto-records your drawing process and squeezes it into small time frame ranging between 15 sec and 3 minutes if I am not mistaken (don’t quote me on that) on Ibis Paint. The longest video I managed to record on CSP was about 6 minutes. I have not quite figured out how to regulate the length of timelapse there,aside from picking between 15 seconds,30 seconds,1 minute and

IBIS PAINT APP FOR ANDROID

Firstly, I tried Ibis paint app, barbecue CSP didn’t have timelapse recording feature at that time (now it has it, since December 10, 2020). I really wanted to try video recording process.

Interface was quite intuitive and easy to understand. There is free and paid version of the app, I used free version and it works fine for me. However, I found the brushes there a little bit harder for me to operate because I got used to other apps where my brush of choice was very smooth and sensitive. I really liked using this Ibis Paint app!

It also has big variety of brushes to choose from and materials library, where you can find backgrounds, screentones, patterns and use it in your art.  It’s awesome bonus. Ibis pant also has online platform where you  can share your art through Twitter. (You log in using your twitter account). I didn’t use this option myself, but I watched other people’s arts and drawing process recordings. That’s awesome!

Here is an example of my doodling process in Ibis paint:

Erifeya from my comic “Fallen Clouds”

One more simple sketch, background from Ibis Paint material library:

Sketching characters from my “Time to Live” manga in Ibis Paint
Katie and White from “Time to Live”

CLIP STUDIO PAINT APP FOR ANDROID

Clip Studio Paint turned out to be the best comics drawing app for me among other several apps I’ve tried. It is a fantastic app and I am completely in love with it. It has gorgeous resources (assets) library where you can fine literally anything you need.however, in my personal opinion overuse of pre-made brushes (flowers, hair, sparkles, castles you name it)could make drawing look stiff and lifeless. On the other hand, if used wisely, those assets are priceless, especially when it comes to speeding up the process,which is crucial when you have comics publishing deadlines to meet.

There is one time purchase for PC version, and monthly or yearly subscription price model for clip studio paint app. The price is reasonable for what you get in return. I am more then happy to pay this price to continue using this app!

I’ve tried clip studio paint on PC before, however it was rather hard for me to get used to, but, on my tablet it works perfectly for me. The interface seems more intuitive and easy on app version.

Here is some video process of me doodling my original characters in CSP:

Sketching characters from my “Time to Live” manga in CSP

And the drawing itself:

Shane and Christine – my original characters from “Time to Live”

I guess, that’s it. I will update if I have anything to add in the future. ^_^

Heiseihi

How I make anime postcards. DIY scrapbook postcards.

I like making postcards with cute amine girls and decorate them with various stationery for scrapbooking.

The ones above I made for myself out of pure joy of making them. The process of creating anime postcard is very stress-relieving and calming. I mean, who can resist putting hand on glittery butterflies and washi-tapes? Definitely, not me.

I want to show the process of how I make such postcards in case anyone is interesting and want to make it themselves.

Let’s take a fanart postcard with Princess Yona from “Akatsuki no Yona” (Manga/Anime). Character belongs to Kusanagi Mizuho.

My process including few stages:

  1. Rough sketch of the picture I want to draw for the postcard.

2. Actually drawing a picture of a character I want to put on the postcard. I use small A5 size watercolor paper or paper for graphics or any kind of paper which would go well with the materials you are going to use. I mostly use Markers. Sometimes watercolor pencils to color the skin. But mostly markers. Sometimes I also use washi-tape to decorate parts of the clothes or other details of the drawing. To make more interesting and funny. I typically stick washi-tape on the top of the drawing and use extractors knife to cut out the shape I need.

3. The part where the magic happens: I take two-sided sticky tape and stick it to the opposite side of the paper (backside opposite to the one I was drawing on). It would look like this from the backside with the double-sided sticky taped glued to it:

4. Cut the crap! Take my scissors -friends and cut out a shape of a character with the double-sided sticky tape on the back

It is really easy. The tricky part is to decide what kind of decorations yo want to use and what kind of picture you want to draw.

5. Composition. I take a bunch of stuff out of the box where I keep my scrapbook supplies and a blank postcard made of colored carton. Then I try to rearrange these pieces on the postcard and try to fit this picture of the character on the postcard. I move things around until I like the result.

6. Finally stick all the stuff together and TA-DAM! The postcard is ready:

7. More decoration! Sometimes I also decorate the back and inside of the postcard as well:

The following postcards were made for my friends, mostly including their Original Characters, and sent to them.

^_^ Until the next time,

Heiseihi

How I make coloring books.

How I create coloring books. 

By no mean this is a rule set in stone it’s just the way I do it.  I want to share my process and give you a little look behind the scene.

Step 1. Pick a theme. 

This step is not necessary but I find it so much more easier to come up with the drawing ideas if they are within one theme. But you can go without any theme. My first coloring book was just bunch of random girls thrown together. In later books i made drawings according to the themes like “Dark beauty” or “Russian traditional outfits”

Some people might be interested in coloring only certain themes. Like the one who prefers coloring fairies may not want to color creepy spooky witches and werewolves. 

Step 2. Sketches. 

There are two ways you can make sketches: traditional (on paper) and digital (using graphic tablet). 

I prefer to make sketches on paper using graphite pencil. Either way is totally ok, it’s just my preference. Also, I try to minimise the time spent staring at the monitor so this way if transfering a little but if work away from computer. Besides, I tend to make majority of sketches away from home, so caring around my computer and graphic tablet is not an option. 

 By the way, traditional artworks require a little bit more of effort while turning them into a coloring book but we’ll get to it in one of the next steps. 

Step 3. Lines art (or inking). 

Lineart is making a trace over your sketch with smooth lines. Do not forget to make variety in the thickness of lines. Main shapes should be lined more thick than insignificant lines within these lines. And, if possible, try not to break the lines marking the borders of one shape – not to confuse the possible colorist. 

If  you make digital sketches, this leaves you with no choice but make a digital line unless you want to print it out and trace using light table, which is totally possible but heck a lot if work. 

If you make traditional sketches, this leaves you with two ways of making lines – digital, when you scan your pencil sketches and trace it in graphic editor program. And traditional with actual ink and pens. 

I tried to make both and they have their own advantages. The only thing  you need to keep in mind is that traditional linearts require cleaning after a scan copy is made where you need to look very close for any potentially uneraised pencils, earasir strokes clung to paper, dust dots or whatever small fragments may stick to your sheet of paper. Everything should look clean and smooth. 

I prefer to make line-arts traditionally on paper. I usually use sakura pigma micron multiliners and sometimes copic multiliners to ink.  However, in my 5th coloring book most of lines are digital.

 Step 4. Pdf

Alrighty, you’ve finished all you drawings. Now they look clean and pretty. It’s time to slap our book together. Depending on the format of your choice you may use different templates where I strongly recommend to mark margins for yourself to avoid any lines go over the edges of printable area or the borders which would be cut off when the actual book is printed. 

At this step you need to keep in mind that the book itself must have images printed only on one side to avoid bleed through the page. Don’t forget to place blank pages after each drawing. Since we are discussing amazon kdp here, the paper they use for printing is rather thin and it is better to have drawing on one side of the paper. If you use any other company for printing your coloring books, which allows to have thicker paper, go ahead and place images on both sides of the paper.

Do not forget about additional page for isbn (which you could purchase or use  kdp publishing isbn) and other information in the beginning. Also you may throw some blank pages on the back for people to test their coloring materials. 

Some people like to duplicate their drawings in coloring book twice. I personally don’t do that but consider trying this out one day. 

Convert all the pages into PDF file and combine PDF pages together using any PDF redactor of your choice. 

Step 5 the cover. 

Cover requires  a special template depending on the size and page count. You can download template from your KDP account. Don’t forget to leave the space where bar-code would be placed on the back!

Step 6 . FInal!

Upload. Order physical or download PDF proof-copy. Check it for any mistakes. 

Enjoy! Your coloring book is ready. You can put it on sale or use as a gift to your friends and family if they enjoy coloring. I used my coloring books as gifts for my nieces. They were from 6 to 9 years old and they totally loved it. I also have my coloring books available on Amazon and printable PDF version on gumroad.

Recently I’ve been working on creating my new coloring book – “Realm of Elves and Fairies. Manga girls”. So, I’ve recorded video footage of some parts of the process and combined it together. Here is the video:

Webtoon creators’ collaborations of 2020

Happy New Year 2021!

Last Year my friend LisHikaru, the creator of “the Sands of Gods” webtoon had introduced me to the thing which is called webtoon collaborations, which is a collectively created by fellow creators art in a form of vertical scroll, where everyone draws their original characters from webcomics (or webtoons – which is a term used for comics hosted on webtoon comic publishing platform)  all entries in these collaborations are united by one theme, sometimes color palette and/or background.

Last Year my friend LisHikaru, the creator of “the Sands of Gods” webtoon had introduced me to the thing which is called webtoon collaborations, which is a collectively created by fellow creators art in a form of vertical scroll,where everyone draws their original characters from webcomics (or webtoons – which is a term used for comics hosted on webtoon comic publishing platform)  all entries in these collaborations are united by one theme, sometimes color pallette and/or background.

Not only I got a chance to meet other fellow-creators this way, but it is also a very fun and creative activity which also serves promotional purposes. It is very hard to find any title on webtoon unless it is a part of add revenue program, and gets advertisment from the site staff.

Webtoons have two parts of the website

Originals –  for contracted comics which are being published by the site itself on a weekly schedule.

And webtoon Canvas – for anyone who want to use this website as free hosting for their comics. I am only talking about webtoon canvas’ creators in this post.

So, enough talking let’s have a look at the results of our collective creative activity

I have two comics published on webtoon canvas.

TIME TO LIVE COLLABORATIONS

(my manga Time to Live on Webtoon)

1) Maslenitsa collaboration dedicated to our slavic holiday. Creator- Lis Hikaru

Here is my entry:

Here is the link to see full collaboration – MASLENITSA

2) Mermaid feat. Annabelle from “Time to Live” who turned into  a  Mermaid for this special occasion. Creator- Lis Hikaru

And the link to see full collaboration – MERMAY

3) Zodiac feat. Annabelle again ^_^ collab leader that time was dreamcakes, the creator of “The prince and the wolf” webtoon. Every Zodiac sign was represented by two characters one girl and one boy. Annabelle was Libra, I have chosen this sign because I feel like it represents her the best always balancing between her dark and light sides.

Link to see full collab – ZODIAC

4) Canvas criminals organized by MarieJaneWorks, the author of “The Alley Cat” feat my pretty demon Shane from Time to Live.

My entry, background drawn by the collab leader, MarieJaneWorks

Here is the link to see full collaboration – CANVAS CRIMINALS

FALLEN CLOUDS COLLABORATIONS

(My webcomic Fallen Clouds on Webtoon)

1) My first collab in Fallen Clouds was magical boys and girls collab organized by M.RedDragon the creator of “Dissonant Paradise” webtoon. The date of publishing was 30th June because of SailorMoon’s birthday.

My entry was Erie as a magical girl:

Link to see full collab – MAGICAL BOYS AND GIRLS

2) Summer Beach collab .Creator – Lis Hikaru The Sands of Gods. I enjoyed drawing my characters in sweatsuits

My entry:

Link to see full collab – SUMMER BEACH COLLAB

3) Summer rain

Warm summer rain, colorful Hydrangea flowers in full blossom, umbrellas of various vibrant colors; couples hiding from rain under the trees, jackets and umbrellas. People running, dancing and having fun in the puddles splashing water; 

Summer rainstorm with heavy clouds and lightning. Raindrops on the window while someone sitting on the windowsill with a book and cup of coffee.

mer Beach collab .Creator – Lis Hikaru The Sands of Gods.

My entry:

Link to see full collab – SUMMER RAIN

4) For Halloween we had a party of characters from webtoon canvas, with supernatural/magical abilities and various kinds of fantasy/paranormal creatures flying from every direction to celebrate Halloween together!

mer Beach collab .Creator – Lis Hikaru The Sands of Gods.

My entry:

Link to see full collab – HALLOWEEN

5) The magical and cozy conclusion of the year is a photo book collection of memories, collected by webtoon creators with our characters celebrating winter holidays.

My entry:

Link to see full collab – WINTER PHOTO BOOK

That was a full year of collective creativity in review. Thanks to all amazingly talented creators who took part in these collaborations and the ones who organised, put together and made beautiful designs for logos and backgrounds.

Coloring book “Russian Fairy Tale”. Unboxing parcel and flip through.

Hi!

Storytime here: I`ve ordered 4 copies of my coloring book “Russian fairytale. Manga girls” – to see how would they look on paper. I always do that and usually give them to my nieces later ^_^ But Amazon sent me 3 copies. Probably, there was some mistake during processing the parcel. And they send one more copy separately ^.^’ for this one copy they used the super fast delivery method so it arrived two weeks prior to the second parcel with three copies. I didn’t film the first parcel’s unboxing because I got it snatched out of my hands and unwrapped by someone else =D

But as the second one arrived I set up my camera and here it is:

Here are some pictures of the first one, which arrived at the beginning of October.

This coloring book turned out to be really pretty. I am kind of proud.

 

Now I have four of them in total. A collection of 105 drawings .

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if you are interested you could grab a copy here 

New and old manga on Tapas and Webtoon

Hi!Hi!

This journal entry is dedicated to my manga ^_^
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I`ve been waiting for 10 years for this to happen.
I started this series in 2008-2009, then trashed all the pages I had by 2010.
Then I started again in 2013.  And paused for many reasons.
My story doesn’t wish to vanish. It wants to live. So, let it be!
It is Time. Time to Live. ^___^
As much as it “time to live” for my OCs inside the story, it is time to live for the story itself.
I`m uploading it on Tapas. The first episode was up this week, and I’m planning to upload once a week, We’ll see.
It’s paranormal/urban fantasy/romance with demons, witches and bunch of other supernatural creatures.
And I love this story, I can’t even express how much! I am so excited about this project of mine like I`ve never been before. :happybounce:

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Read on Tapas|or Webtoon
When I first started, I had no idea, what I was doing, but now, since I`ve finished my manga “Videira” earlier this year (Yay!) I have a little bit of experience ^.^

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Videira on Tapas

Also, I’m in the process of translating and uploading my “Valkyrie” manga to Tapas as well. It’s finished as well.

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Read on Tapas

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With all that being said, I would be very happy if you consider to check my stories out!
Thanks for your attention!
XOXO, Heiseihi <(^_^)>(”’)

☙“Russian Fairy Tale. Manga girls”❧ New coloring book!

I am so happy to announce that my fourth coloring book is finally live and available on Amazon. I called it “Russian Fairy Tale” as it features various representations of Russian traditional culture and mythology. I’ve spent this summer working on these drawings and I am glad how drawings turned out. I tried to include various levels of complexity and the number of details.

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If you enjoy coloring manga girls in historical and traditional outfits, this coloring book is for you.

“Russian Fairy Tale. Manga girls” coloring book contains:
✅27 original hand-drawn designs of pretty manga/anime styled girls
✅Traditional Russian outfits
✅Attributes of Russian culture
✅Mythological creatures
✅Flowers, patterns and ornaments
✅Cute manga girls
✅Girl’s power in its beauty
✅Russian musical instruments
✅Few animals
✅Delightful historical scenes for relaxation
✅ Rusalka
✅ Firebird
Coloring book suitable for children, teens, and adults featuring the art of shoujo manga and anime style, including pictures of different complexity level.
Calm down your stress and relax immersing yourself into the enjoyable craft of coloring various female characters.
Recommended art-tools are colored pencils. If you decide to use markers or something which may bleed through the paper, it would be better to put a sheet of paper beneath the page you color to prevent spoilage of the next drawing.
All pictures in this book are one-sided.
All drawings made by artist Heiseihi.
Have fun and happy coloring!

Here is a photo of some drawings included in this coloring book:

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New coloring book theme reveal.

Hi everyone!

Thank you for stopping by!

I want to share my new creative project with you all, which would be the 4th coloring book in my series of random pretty manga girls.

I had this idea for a couple of years on my mind, and only this year I became brave enough to pull it out and do something with that. Which is to make a series of drawings inspired by Russian traditional outfits, fairy-tales, and mythology. I really love everything pagan and Slavic but I want to avoid cliches or try and play around with them. I was afraid my skills were not good enough to make justice and to represent these things in a beautiful way. Anything we create always looks so much better inside our heads than it does on paper.

Anyway, I’d spent this summer gathering these artworks together and trying my best to make justice to the culture of my country. Here are some drawing examples:

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I hope you’ll like it.

Until next time,

Heiseihi XO