They are waiting for you... ...Ghosts are waiting for you.
I started this one enjoying my miserable days in Shanghai. I guess it'll be my own birthday gift. Hehe. ¬¬ He is a character from an old story of mine... I don't know exatcly if I like to draw him when I'm down or if when I draw him I get down. Anyway, here he is... "enjoying" his hangover, as always.
Done entirely on Photoshop CS2 (because I don't have a scanner here), listening to "Sweet Mary" of Noir Désir repeatedly, and drinking gallons of coffee.
I don't how much time it took to be finished. One shall never count the hours to make a Lucien's picture.
I would post the text about this scene also, but... I don't know, I think it'll be non-sense since you all don't know the story and probably won't understand a word. So I think that sentence from Gagnants-Perdants, by Noir Désir, is the only thing I have to say about this drawing/painting. I believe I never painted anything that took this long to be near finished.
Sketched on paper, painted using Photoshop CS2 and Intuos3. 45 hours.
The huntsmen of Eiran woodlands watching the break of a new day. (Of course this is only symbolic.) The standing guy is Shepher, their "leader". You can see a portrait of him younger here: [link]
Old work. I did the lineart 4 months ago and never found motivation to finish it, although in the beginning I was totally inspired. This time, references used: for the kneeling guy (from Posemaniacs www.posemaniacs.com) and for the prettiest wolf (the middle one).
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This time presenting the taciturn captain Einar of the Zephonian Division. If it's not clear enough, his hair is - or should be - dark grey. It's terrible to paint this colour of hair because it always end up ruining your picture. It's ugly, but damn... What can I do? I dont create characters thinking about how pretty they will look like in a painting. -_-
Armours are also a pain to create, draw and paint. -_-
EDIT: His face was awful. Now it's little better.
Done in Photoshop CS3 About 12 hours, I don't know
Finally, my second entry for Arcea's Contest ([link]), held by *VyrL. Luckly I was able to finish it before the deadline!
So this is Elwen, a wild spirited woman descendant of a magical people called Efraet. She is a powerful sorceress, but she also uses a sword to fight... I believe it's problaby because she doesn't have total control of the magic inside her.
There aren't many references of Arcea's landscapes in her gallery, except the classical Ausros, so I took the liberty to create one for the sake of the illustration. (And I added a cape too... )
And that's it. I hope she likes it for I have tried my best to make her look like Elwen, and not just a random fighter girl. You can see her here: [link][link]