Art Attack #138: Itto the Trolly Oni from Genshin Impact! 👹

in OnChainArt • 3 months ago


Hey Hive!

We're back again with another Art Attack! If you're new to the series, this is where I share my drawings and the process behind them. A behind-the-scenes look at my artwork, if you will. This is not to say that I'm very good at art, or that I'm a professional in any way. In fact this is the opposite, and serves as a reminder to how I first started, and lets me track my progress too!

If you missed my post from 2 weeks ago, I shared about a new series I started where I use this template to draw different characters based on suggestions from my viewers on Twitch!


I decided to make a channel redemption where viewers could use their channel points to get me to sketch a character from their favourite series! So I would do a quick sketch on stream, and then polish it up after the stream on my own time. This was back when NFTs were still a thing and I was thinking of venturing into it, but needed a series of characters and I thought this was a good starting point.


Of course this costs quite a lot of points since it interrupts the stream and I have to setup my iPad and sketch. My mod, Nightsy was the first person to redeem this and after the first one, he requested I draw Itto from Genshin Impact! He was a new character that got released at the time and this is what he looks like in-game:


So after the first one I did I learned to put a time limit on stream so I wouldn't take up too much time, especially since I draw quite slowly. So I gave myself about 5 minutes to sketch on stream and this was what I came up with:


It looked pretty okay, but after I outlined and coloured this version I thought it was kinda meh. I was initially just lazy to draw Itto with his claymore but after I drew him proper it felt like something was missing.


So it's back to the drawing board and I reworked the sketch to include his claymore. Turns out I wouldn't actually need to change too much, it's just his arms and the actual weapon behind his back.


From there I could retain most of the outline and colour from the first version just with a few tweaks.


And after adding the colours I thought he looked a lot better this way, and I think this pose definitely captured his personality better, although I'm still salty over Genshin not giving him more buff arms.. That's the whole reason why his arms look noodley - it's because he's actually not that buff in-game, weirdly enough.


For the background I wanted something cool but also simple. And I thought of incorporating Itto's oni symbol, which appears when he uses his ultimate in-game.


So I pretty much traced the oni symbol with a light pen, then added in same extra effects like clouds and mist behind him to give it more detail.


It's a shame that he blocks most of the symbol but I also used the symmetry tool to make it and it came out really well! You can check it out in the timelapse here:

When I first saw Itto I thought he was going to be a badass gangster character but Genshin really surprised me by making him into such a troll, joke character instead. While he might not be the brightest, he's still really sweet and definitely has the best voice actor in the game. Here's a clip of one of my favourite lines:

Hope you're liking this series and thanks so much for reading!

To find out more about me, check out my intro post here!

Check out my previous post in this series!

Art Attack #137: Succing Toes for a Birthday Gift? 🎂


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