Saturday, September 15, 2012

Weekend Painting Practice

A painting that dominated my Saturday


OK, so here's the deal. I want to move quickly on the things I'm working on for my senior show. However, I have to meet with my committee before I...uh... commit to anything. At the same time, I feel like my painting skill has atrophied a bit. So I NEEEED to paint to practice.

Once my ideas get approved, I'll be pushing forward hard with them, but until then, I need to stuff like this to keep my head from exploding.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Older Toph Dressed as Korra


Not refined, but I like the idea. Korra's outfit is flattering if your muscled and stacked...

I am glad I'm not a drug user.

I say that because I do things that I'm addicted to even though I know I shouldn't. For example, I ate nearly an entire bag of vinegar and salt potato chips. Not good for my diet at all.

I also decided to sketch tonight even though I posted on DA saying that I wouldn't. I wouldn't because, my computer has been over heating. I think the transportation of my computer damaged the thermal compound and now it's running 30 degrees hotter than what it was.

During the sketching I opened OCCT and ... well... judge for yourself.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Lilith from Darkstalkers sketch

Settle a bet/argument/conversation I've been having with a friend. Is lilith loli or not. I say not because of dat ass, dat figure and because flat chested adults do exist. He says loli because he thinks she's under 18. I've always seen loli as something else, as little girl pedophile stuff. He says loli includes jailbait. It's a long standing argument.

Anyway, yeah, Lilith....

Yoruichi

Boring pose is boring. Also her legs are too thick.

Chun Li Commission Sketches

 Based on 3rd Strike version.
If you go to TVtropes and look up Chun Li there is this section that talks about how Ono and the character designer (whose name escapes me at the moment) have a difference of opinion on what Chun Li should look like. The artist prefers thunderous thighs. Ono prefers the "slimmer" interpretation of Alpha.

My thought was what if she developed Thunderous thighs as a result of the events of Alpha. What if her Alpha outfit was a gym uniform of some kind or something (I'm sure it isn't, but this is where my mind went.)

Anyway, one of the best ways to get thunderous thighs is squats so that's why she's doing squats. This is her transitioning from her body type on Alpha to her body type afterward.

Drawing squats is almost as hard as doing them.

Toph Mega Milk Sketch

Kind of a shitty drawing, but eh... 

A terrible sketch of Valentine

from Skullgirls

Mika grapples Cammy Sketch

This is one of this things where the only reason I haven't moved forward with it is because the perspective on the legs makes them looked deformed, and I'm just waiting to see if I have sudden inspiration or find a good reference, and am able to make it more acceptable to the viewer.

Blue Mary WIP Sketch

Need to fix/finish the legs and feet

Gally or Alita (whichever)


Unfinished Bolin x Korra Sketch


Original Characters



One is a commission, the other is not. 10 points to whoever guess which one is which.

Anatomical Practice 1



Fair warning, many posts incoming

So, my main art HD just died, and all that survived were the sketches I was currently working, so in the interest of not losing anything else, I'll be posting those sketches here and on tumblr. (Yes, I just got a tumblr, I'm an art slut, I want as many people to see my work as possible.) My twitter account is tied to this account, and so you twitter followers will see many updates as I'm going to be separating these sketches as best I can.

Here we go.

Monday, May 7, 2012

A painting of Toph I found on my HD




I need to learn to stop fucking with my paintings. I found this on my HD as I was doing some spring cleaning and I think that this is a better painting than what I eventually posted.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Geisha Sculpt and Character Design

The sculpt isn't going well. I didn't pay attention to edge flow, and as a result the mesh isn't deforming properly, which means posing it has been a bitch and a half. I'm trying to make up for my mistakes, but it's an up hill battle. I've completely given up on the feet and several other areas.


video



The character design is turning out better though.


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Android Geisha - The Warmest Spot

At this point, I'm just being finicky. Gotta call it quits and move on.

The idea is that this woman sold her consciousness in to servitude as an android geisha. In my mind she misses her family, and thus keeps a photo of them near. Additionally, the amount of hard drive space required to hold a human consciousness is so immense that her chasis suffers from regular over heating. As a result the hard drives which run up and down her spine need to be cooled at least once a day. She does this in a super cooled room, yet being a "pleasure model" she still feels heat, pain, pleasure, etc. so in order to make it bearable she has to find the warmest part of the room. To endure the psychological coldness of her situation she escapes in to a psychological warm moment presented in the photo.

So... yeah... double meaning... not gonna explain that anywhere else. I wonder if people will be able to see it. ... Probably not.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Android Girl painting continues

It's even sloppier and harder to read now, but I made some very basic color adjustments that will serve to eventually make this piece better.

Korra Wallpaper Thing



tried to stay on model, but in my style. Used a ref for the pose, but that's it. Trying to grow as an artist. Trying to shed that "huge tits" thing in a lot of my previous work. Trying to make work that the creators of Avatar, should they browse the web, would take notice of.

AND FAILING AT ALL OF IT. WOOO!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Still more Android Lady




I'm completely unsatisfied with it atm. Parts of it feel sloppy and unresolved. However, I need to show something to the class.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Starting over and over again




Blogger is being weird... sorry for the multiple posts.
I started with color sketch, but the composition, mood, and anatomy were off. So I started from scratch. I completely redrew the character in a new and better composition and improved anatomy. When I loaded that drawing in to photoshop, I noticed her neck looked broken, which forced me to completely redraw the head. I think this looks better. She's more vulnerable and despondant.


Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Pair of Soranik Natu works

I got a commission to draw Natu. I've been doing a lot of life drawing lately, and I feel like it's starting to pay dividends. I just wanted something that looked cute, sexy, and fun, but not exploitative.
This was my first attempt at the commission, but I felt it missed the mark, so I did the one above it.

Huge Update of Work Part 3 - Super Bowl Speed Painting

Making this was the most fun I've had making a piece of art in... ages. You see, it's an expression of my creativity. It flowed from me, and I wasn't concerned about anything. It was the first time I've felt like an artist in a long time. I need to do more works like this.

You can see a sped up vid of me making this here.

Huge Update of work Part 2 - Korra related stuff


These two pieces are part of a running joke. Basically, whenever someone asks nick information about the release date of Korra they say "soon ;)" Even with that fucking winky face. We (the fans) are being constantly teased about the damn show, so I thought I'd personify that teasing with this. I thought it was funny...

Request from a popular member of the "pro-Korra" community requested this. I felt like I under performed for his request, which is why I made the additional pieces above. I thought those would make up for this lack luster showing.


Korra doing Yoga was based on a video I saw. The video blatantly used sexuality to sell spirituality. I thought that was an interesting combination, and one that fit Korra. I used to do Yoga until very recently when I learned my routine increased the chance of a stroke. I found out that most people actually shouldn't be doing Yoga, and that if they did, they should be doing it much more lightly than they are.
In one of the recent leaks. (Yeah, I watch the leaks, and I don't feel bad about it. Until I see hard evidence that the leaks have done anything other than generate interest and possible ad revenue, I refuse to feel bad about downloading and watching them over and over.) Anyway, back to what I was saying, in one of the recent leaks there was this great shot of Korra's back tensed. The muscles were beautiful. The back, by and large, is beautiful, and a well developed back is gorgeous. So, based on that image, I made this. A guess as to the entirety of Korra's backside.

Huge Update of work Part 1

This was a commission. It really sucks. The guy wanted Raven showering. THe thing is, the first thing that comes to mind is someone with their arms over their head. I felt like I had been using that pose a lot as a crutch. So I wanted to try something different with her in the shower, twisting for some reason. It just didn't turn out like I envisioned.
This is the finished Virgil Concept Art. This kind of work, this kind of painting is close to what I would like to be doing for a career.
A commission, basically the client wanted a sexy image of the venom symbiote mid transformation on Naruko from Naruto. Naruko is Naruto himself transformed in to a girl. The guy who asked for this was really really patient with me. It took several months for me to draw this actually because it just seemed so... weird. I mean, I don't judge, I just draw and I thank the dude for his patronage.
Female Link. Another commission. Client wanted a female link. That's it. This was the second line experiment I did, and I think it turned out much better.

I have to be honest, I almost didn't want to post this. There are a couple reasons for this. First, it brings out an anger in me because of the response I got to it. To put it simply, I love women, but hate neo-feminism. The kind that tries to dictate to men what they can and cannot find attractive. The kind that tries to tell me what it means to be a man. The kind that is close minded, arrogant, and stupid. I caught a ton of flak for their breast sizes and I defended the hell out of it. Because of my stance, I defended it to the point of being a real dick about it. The reason why is that I've been worn down about these issues, and my stance boiled down to "if you are physically threatened by a drawing, you aren't worth my time." I drew this for a client according to their specifications. I am well aware of how to draw realistically proportioned breasts. However, even if it weren't for a client, I find it obnoxious when other people try to unload the hang ups they have about their body or what other people are attracted to on to you and your work. What someone else finds attractive shouldn't affect you. There are people who love scat. Why should I care? There are people who love enormous tits. Why should you care? It's almost as if this boils down to "if it isn't my body type they find attractive, then they are wrong." The arrogance of it makes me so fucking mad, especially as a guy who gets turned down a lot based on my looks.

The second reason I didn't want to post it is because, quite frankly, it isn't very good. I was experimenting a lot with line and color, and it just didn't work out very well. There are some people who liked it, but it isn't what I'm going for in general.
Yet another commission. I'm not a big fan of it to be honest. The way she's twisting just doesn't seem... natural. It's like her back is broken or something. Freaks me the fuck out. But the client was happy, and that's all that matters.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Geisha Color Concepts



Just showing the evolution of my color concept for this piece.