Thursday, August 27, 2009

Two Contest Entries Done.

I've spent most of this month working on an illustration for that Bayonetta contest I mentioned before.

As I was wrapping up the Bayonetta piece, someone told me about a fan art contest for Muramasa: The Demon Blade.

Lucky for me, I had already done one. Soooo, I pretty much just slapped some color on it and made a background pattern. I submitted it yesterday and it's already up on the site among the other entries. It's the one with my user name "burntmoth19."

Here's the progression.

I dropped in a bg color, added values (with a lavender tint) , and changed hue of line-art to be pinker. I wanted the overall feel to be reminiscent of cherry blossoms.

I then eye-dropped her colors from her official character art and muted them down. As this point the umbrella still saturated.

Here, I decided to just mute out the umbrella as well. Then I drew in some highlights here and there.

Gave the umbrella shadows a slight magenta tint and colored the ears.

In this last stage, I created a sakura pattern for the bg and repeated it. I only wanted a slight implication of a bg element so I dropped the opacity down on it. It also gives the overall piece some texture.

In the next post I'll post my progression of my Bayonetta fan art.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Monster Monday cont.....

Ah, here's the final. I wanted to clean it up more, but I've been here at the office waaaay longer than I should be.

Blast from the Past Pt. 2/ Monster Monday

In this installment of blast from the past, I present to you a monster I drew six years ago in my 1st year of college. For some reason it possessed me to draw some monsters in my 2D Design sketchbook. One of which was this thing.

I don't know what exactly I was going for. It like a wingless griffin with a gorilla torso, donkey ears, and a unicorn horn. Well whatever it is, I chose it to begin a series of illustrations in which I take and old drawing/concept and update it.

It's also my first entry for Weigy's Monster Monday.

I'm too lazy to link directly to whatever his latest installment is.

The 3-month old pic below was my very first attempt.

These next two, I did today. Orginally, I wanted to keep the pose relatively the same for compare/contrast purposes. In the end I just couldn't resist giving it something better.

This one's the closest to the final. I just have to clean up the lines a bit. Notice my creative usage of watermarks? hehe

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Blast from the Past Pt. 1

Last month, I was going through some a couple of portfolios filled with old work. Most of it is stuff from high school with a few works from SCAD. I figured in the next few posts I should show a few.

These pix are some mastercopies I did 9 years ago.

(The scanner cut Raph off below)

I drew them from a TMNT book I sent away for.

When I ordered the thing, I thought is was a graphic novel, but it turned out to be an Role-Playing Game.

Wiki can sum it up better than I can.

At the time I had no idea what an RPG was, so I was a little confused when I opened it up. After reading through it, it seemed pretty interesting and there actually was a decent amount of artwork, and comic scans in it.

The art alone made it worth the purchase. This was one of the few times I had ever seen the original TMNT in any form of print. I wasn't one of those hip kids that read the comic before the cartoon aired.

Just for kicks, here's a real oldie.

This little gem was a product of my own creation. It's not dated, so I don't know when I drew it. I think I was around five. The image looks weird because I scanned it still inside the frame. I was paranoid about taking it out.