I've been making good progress lately on designs for my planned comic. This is Foruth Station, the space station operated orbiting a moon near the Gas Giant Foruth, in the Colony 12 system. It is operated by the Colonial Republic. There are two other nations that operate stations around Foruth.
The design is a modified O'Neill Cylinder- what is called "Island 3":
It is 10 km long, and is capable of housing several hundred thousand citizens comfortably, though at the moment only about 3000 people live there. The primary cylinder has the housing and light industry, the secondary cylinder has the agriculture and gas processing systems, along with manufacturing capabilities.
Because it is far from the system's sun, it does not use mirrors for light- instead it has internally generated lights. This also allows a sturdier outside structure for protection. The tall rod-like structures are radiators to allow for cooling.
I was able to show a couple of my new designs in this picture. Leaving the docking bay is a shuttle, and nearer to us is a space tug (the thing with the orange spheres and the little arms).
This station, and the space surrounding, is where most of the story will take place, and it is also where Mindy and her friends live- though she just arrived there.
Just wanted to draw a Space Battle. Since i was tiny, i havn´t drawn that kind of picture. So the last time i had tried this kind of picture was quiet a long time ago. I started for several times but never endet a pic of this, because i havn´t got the skills to finish it. Now i tired it again. I hope you like the result. My inspiration came from several animes and especially from the game "Project Silpheed". I think. it is the remake of a §D Scrolling shootem up game of the arly 90´s. I used to play that on my Mega-CD. Last Week, i saw the game and picked it up imediatly, because somenostalgic thoughts came up. Finally i have to say: "The original game was better"
More Manga/Anime styled art and thematically light-hearted.. I was going for a Makoto Shinkai look with the colors and mood I got pretty sloppy and rushed with the bike (which is made up, thus looks kinda weird) rendering. Sketched in PS, clean outline in SAI, colors in PS.
I've done this digital painting a few years ago during the CG art contest "Grand Space Opera" organized by CGSociety.org. I've put this one in the category "Anime & Manga" since it is obviously inspired by Final Fantasy, thought the painting style is influenced by Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Beksinski. You can visit cgsociety.org for the work in progress, or my online portfolio at :: fewlines.com. Tx for your visit!
This is another older piece, well the pencils are, with a recent pimped out CG color treatment. This is a bit of concept image art for an animated TV series proposal our studio has in the works, one of several. The pencils on this piece were fully shaded and then treated with polyurethane, which tends to tint the paper yellow to sepia, depending on what type used and it also boosts the contrast of the pencils darks a great deal. Now of course going in with CG effectively makes that tinting pretty much moot but the contrast and dirty texture of the pencils remain giving the piece a rough dirty lived in feel. This piece is a prototype of future work in this project's setting which is a very neo noir dark dystopian urban landscape. This project is also very heavily littered with an art deco aesthetic hence the deco-ish diner. The little mech fella in there is a bio-organic entity of which populate the setting with human beings. I always liked this one so I thought I'd toss it up here.
Rendered pencils treated with polyurethane CG colored in Photoshop 7.0
There are lots of influential friends in my life that I should draw, but I just happen to do him for now, especially since he already took a bunch of his time and made me this without me even asking, [link] as well as unwaveringly never stop to motivate me against my powerful self-doubt.
Also he owns that super rad boots for real. It's probably what motivated me to finish this the most.
I really wish I can draw more real people if only it doesn't take me so much procrastination damn long to finish one.
I was supposed to draw him a real badass and technically detailed camera thingy as well, but I suck so I just drew it as a sihouette.
Well here it is anyways, hope people like it. Illustration done rightfully by *RadenWA, for ~thxapproved, whatever he intends to use this picture for.
This is the proof I've had too much Dr.Who. Someone have to stop me. It actually came out prettier than I thought... even if the orange lights don't convince me much. But I really like the background (I got crazy doing all those dots.)
An picture I never ended up finishing, but I quite like it. I was going through my old pictures and I found the little guy and decided I should post it anyway. At the time, I was trying out a new lineart style if it isn't as apparent as I had intended it to be.