Monday, May 28, 2012

Viking paint (photoshop)

A tiny viking I did to test out my new cintiq21UX. A decent investment I hope.
I think I made his wooly sandals too 'poofy'. Maybe they should be more shaggy fur-like...

Friday, May 18, 2012

Ace, colors

This was created for the amazing showcase at Game-Art-HQ for the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Tribute Project. Every character is going to be represented, with artists contributing specifically for this project, and the character list is almost complete!

Ace is one of the more obscure characters, from Street Fighter EX3, but he was no less fun to draw. Check out Game-Art-HQ for the finished piece which has a bit more to it than the one posted here.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Kilt girl: The WildCelts

I may have ended up using the kilt girl in this mock rock poster, but I assure you the WildCelts are a real Irish rock band that are based in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Foliage Beast 2

I went back to this pencil sketch to tighten things up a bit. I also decided to change the head. That animal skull really adds a unique quality to the overall design, I think. There's nothing wrong with going back to an illustration and changing things around. That's what erasers are for, right?

Comparing the new results with the previous rendering I think I'm on the right track to a really neat illustration. The next steps: the tail and wings. Stay tuned.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Kilt girl, inks

The flyer this was originally drawn for ended up going with a photograph. But I liked my little punk girl so decided to finish her anyways :-)

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Kilt girls

These were for a flyer, which needed a "kilt girl." I originally did the punky one, but then was asked to try more of a sports bar look. Which one would they choose???

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Mega-Snail Vs. Tiger Cub

Changed name to Mega-Snail. Rolls off the tongue better. Who will win? Stay tuned! This is going to be fun to ink.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Soccer Girl: The Artist's Curse

The Artist's Curse:

This loose pose looks like soccer pose. I'll make it a soccer girl!

What team does she play for? I don't know anything about soccer so I'll just make one up. This will require a logo, of course.

Dragons? Too ubiquitous. Hmmmm. A Roc? Yea!

But I like horns on things. A horned Roc bird thing. A Devil Roc!

Accidentally created a new mythological creature-- should probably contemplate origin of Devil Rocs. Later.

Where do the Devil Rocs play? What kind of town is cool enough to research and choose the Devil Roc for a young adult soccer team? 

Whisper Cliffs, that's fairly normal yet unique. Do they just have cool people who choose cool mascots or is the town itself fictional in origin to support such choices? Where are the cliffs? Why do they whisper?

Is the mayor of Whisper Cliffs hiding a dark secret involving the last existing egg of the once mighty Devil Roc?

(by this point the doodle has already been done for ten minutes)

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Ultra-Snail 2!

Not to be confused with the Giant African Land Snail, eh Super Edco? This is an enormous beast, but mythical. The next illustration will give it some scale. Stay tuned. In the meantime, enjoy the pencil work demonstrated here : )