Hey guys, welcome to another episode of Ross Draws. And I just got a brand new studio! James say hi! I’m still setting everything up, but I plan to do a whole studio tour soon. We want to give a really big thank you to everybody, for help making this possible. So we’re doing a really special video, turning a fan into a character! I recently asked on Patreon for photo submissions of you guys posing or doing something cool. And the lucky winner is…nice! This is my patron, Samanda. She’s holding some sort of candle thing and it looks really cool. So, let’s just jump right into it. Ross Draws! A fan into a character! If you guys know me or my work at all, my favorite thing in the world….are capes! I love capes so much, so let’s just start with a cape. Let’s choose the general direction. Let’s make her edgy and evil looking. Ooo! More of a darker essence here. This is what we started with and this what we have now I’m giving her more of a dark, moody, badass look. Making it seem like she’s a villain! Just gonna work on it, and I’ll check back soon This is what we started with and this is what we have now! The dominant color over here is white on her cape and then we have accents on her face. While I was painting I was thinking back to the evolution of my YouTube channel and where I started. Some of you guys we’re here from the very beginning, when I had my little, tiny, small room, where I couldn’t draw at all. And then, I moved to a slightly bigger room, and then I got Milo! And then I got to a bigger area, and now we have all of this! Which is absolutely crazy. Oh my gosh. I just want to say, thank you guys again for being part of the adventure, being a part of the journey. Watching everything just grow really slowly. I think we’ve made something really amazing. So, thank you I’m just gonna keep working on this and I’ll check back soon. This is the piece, and I think we’ve gone a really long way from the original image of Samanda. We’ve made her a lot more villain-esque. You know, shifted the color, the mood, and the story and I think it’s going in the right direction. Something I haven’t shown you guys in a really long time is color balance. Color balance is amazing. We use it to shift the mood and the story really easily. I’m just gonna make a copy of my entire image. So we go to image, adjustments, color balance. And we have all these options. We have the shadow. We have the mid-tone. We have the highlights. So let’s play around with some. Whoa! There it is. Okay. Let’s stick with that mood. Isn’t that cool. Look at that. I really like this new essence. You know, it’s a lot more blue. I feel like we can trust her more. You know, blue is the color of trust. I feel like we can trust her more than this! So it’s amazing how simply the colors can shift your perception of the character. But I’m just gonna commit to the original idea I had. I’m just gonna try to finish it and I’ll check back soon. Yo Samanda! It’s color dodge time! Aaaaghh! Milo! Graaa! Samanda, what are you doing!? No! Samanda! Guys! Samanda’s too strong! We need to call…my patrons! Oh my god! Shark Girl! Attack! Go pizza man, go! Alright Ness, your turn! Pistol girl! Shoot her! Laser gun girl! Alright, one more move let’s finish her off! One, two, three! Hey guys, I hope you enjoyed the new video! We have a new set, new studio, everything’s new. If you’re wondering where the new studio is, it’s obviously in the jungle! Right Mi- Oh! When the place is completely setup, I plan to release the video tour, so stay tuned. Thank you all my patrons who submitted a photo, they look so great. There were so many of them. Thank you Samanda for letting me transform you! I really hope you enjoy it. Sorry we had to defeat you. But yeah, it was a whole lot of fun. And if you want to learn more. An in depth process of how I created this illustration. I have process demos, the files, and everything. You can visit my Patreon! If you want a chance to win one of these prints this videos question is… What was the best thing that happened this summer? For me…it’s probably uh, seeing all your face again at Anime Expo, Comic Con, and all the conventions. How about you buddy? What was the best thing about your summer? Huh? I know! Totally! Let me know in the comments below and we’ll choose a lucky subscriber! We plan to make so much fresh and new content inside this new space. So don’t forget to subscribe to remember, every day is a color dodge day. No capes!