Saturday, November 12, 2011

Characters, Characters, AND Characters!

Hello all! This will be a massive post, so fair warning for loads of images ahead!

I'll start with these turnarounds. If you remember a while back I posted these before, but here I "updated" them a bit. (AKA: made the lines less horrendous)

These turnarounds aren't for anything in particular, just good old fashioned practice for myself.

These guys are new. Wanted to add some creatures to the mix. :)

I think I posted these guys before too, but once again the lines that were once jacked up are now presentable. These characters are also my practice pals, and I plan to cel shade these in the near future.

Now for some characters I actually care about! Well, at least I'll keep saying that until I get the story finalized.

Anywho, here's an old turnaround that was sitting on my computer far too long. I never posted it online because it sucked pretty bad, but I decided to redo it since I was already in a 'turnaround' mood.

Found some sketches I did of my characters in a more simplified form. Thought it be fun to line art, so I went ahead and did it. (As you may notice, I'm trying to up my digital line art game.) Also plan to cel shade these too, should be fun.

A more detailed version of the other three main characters. Still a WIP, and plan to color these just like I did the first three.

That's all for now! :P

Saturday, August 13, 2011

GenCon, Sketches and Ceasar

YAY, another post! :D VERY image heavy just to warn you!

First off wanted to say GenCon was amazing. I met tons of nice people and fellow artists, and had a blast hosting my first art table. Here's a pic I snapped of it.

I later on added a line of sketches at the bottom to display as well.

This Mario and Black Mage sketch ended up getting sold, and I also drew a Luigi to display after Mario was gone. But he sold pretty quickly like his bro. :P Unfortunately I didn't mange to take a picture of the Luigi sketch, but I was pretty happy with it too.

Many people seemed to overall like the prints and sketches, and I was drawing almost endlessly the whole time. It was majority OCs and semi self portraits I drew for people, but there were a few fanarts thrown in as well. Here are a few of the fanart commissions I managed to capture before giving them to the clients. Let's see if you recognize them, lol.

And these are the some of the scanned fanart sketches I had on display.

I definitely plan to attend GenCon next year as well, it was a great experience.

Moving on, here's some life drawings I wanted to share. Gotta keep that game up!

And lastly, I saw Rise of the Planet of the Apes recently, and I loved it! Ceasar was a pretty cool main character, so of course I had to show my appreciation by doing a fanart of him. :B

It's a weird mix of the cell shade and painterly style, but I suppose it came out okay.

That's all folks!


Monday, August 1, 2011

Pre Gen Con Post!

Holy cow! Feels like its been ages since I last uploaded. :O But don't worry, this post is going to be MASSIVE.

I'm leaving for Gen Con Indy 2011 (a video game convention) in two days, and there I'm going to be in the Artist Alley! It's my first time at the alley, so I've been preparing madly for it. In only two weeks prior to today I managed to complete seven new pieces. Four fanarts and three new originals. I'm probably more blind than I already was gazing at Photoshop like a possessed artistic zombie. Curse you procrastination!

Anywho, I'm very excited about the con, and I hope to make somewhat of an impression. We shall see...

Here are the new pieces I worked on, as well as the prints I'm going to sell. These will all be printed on 13" x 19" in both semi gloss and matte.



Harry Potter: Yeah, it' not a video game...but I felt like doing a pic, especially since the last movie was just released.

Jazz Jackrabbit: One of my most favorite PC platformer games from my childhood. I hardly see any fanart for it, so I decided to give it a try. I'm curious how many people will recognize it at the con.

Sonic the Hedgehog: Those who know me, already know I love Sonic. Simply had to do it.

Angry Birds: Oh man, this was a last minute addition. I suddenly thought to myself (while playing Angry Birds lol) why didn't I make a print of this already? It's clearly one of the most popular and enjoyable games made in recent times. It might be a good idea to make one.

Durr. :B

And finally some older pics I did about a month ago, but for some reason didnt upload here. My bad. :P These are simply old characters of mine and my sis we created years ago. Just wanted to draw them again for nostalgic purposes, and to also try and enhance my digital line art and cel shade skills.

And that's all for now, hope you enjoy!


Thursday, March 31, 2011

MEGA Big Post of Art! :D

Hello there!

Got a little behind on my own deadlines I've been setting for myself, but still managed to get some stuff done.

Firstly here's some sketches of some characters from a story that's forever WIP. -_- Even the title/font is still rough, but I wanted something a little more official looking than just plan text.

Anywho, just trying to get some character layout practice, since I still feel a little weak at that.

Some more side characters from the same story. I plan to do more along with these.

I really love working with this cel shade style! It fits my characters very well, me thinks. :B

More animal gods from the same story (lol). I had LOADS of fun working on these, especially the lizard. :)

And now a random sequential! This was really just practice to get used to the process, using my animal characters as guinea pigs. XD . I'm probably going to do a few more random ones with other characters, just to practice layout and such. Either way, I'm quite happy with how this came out.

Yay for kicks in da FACE!

Lastly, here's some stuff that's kinda finished, kinda not. I think doing cel shade for actual illustrations is harder than just characters (or maybe that's just me.) It's tricky for me to make them look "finished" and not flat. Bleh, but I'm determined!

So these will be posted up when I feel they're ready-- who knows when that'll be. :P

Oh wait! And VERY LASTLY, I touched this image up again. (mainly the hand because it was pretty hideous before. )

Which can also be seen at my new DeviantArt page:

So check it out there!

Okay I think I'm done now, peace! :D

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Art Mode GO!

Hello guys, long time no see! :D

A lot of the sketches were done late last year, and due to my lack of scanner, it's been tricky to show more recent stuff. -_- But for now these will do.

The majority of the colored stuff is fresh off the press however. Hope you guys like! ;)

Lately, I've been falling in love with the cell shade style. Somehow I feel like this style suits my characters better. Still getting used to it, but I would like to get as comfortable with it as I am with the painterly style.

Some practice pics.

Sketches from late last year.

Some old characters that I finally think I got right.

Two animal gods from the same story as the characters above. A story I doubt I'll finish. -_-

I'm inspired by nostalgia. These are incredibly old characters of mine that I wanted to see in cell shade form. I'm personally happy with the final result.

More to come soon! :)