I am going to post a drawing for a contest and go ahead and comment if you want, but don't favorite it yet. I need you to favorite it between: 12:00:00 AM (PT) December 16, 2009 and 11:59:59 PM (PT) December 22, 2009
Those favorite between those times, will be counted towards a community favorite. I don't think I have a chance for the first-third place... so I am going for that.
Anyways... I hardly ever have good dreams... so I decided to do my dream as a nightmare. I might do more then one entry... but this is it for now.
So, I did this for the I Dream contest here on DA. The theme was (roughly) to draw your dreams in an anime/manga style.
Well, since I want to become a video game character artist, I decided to revolve my drawing around that concept. Becoming a concept artist would be like bringing my characters to life, which is what is happening here. My characters Ruben Aran and Kyoko Tumura are standing behind me, watching as Maiee is being draw out of the paper, being brought to life.
As far as the image itself, I'm really happy with how it turned out. Granted, I rushed on bits of the background because I only had a week to finish this before I leave for the beach (not including when I had to work or was busy), so needless to say my time on this was hard-pressed. It doesn't really bug me though, because I wanted the main focus to be on the people, not the background.
Despite the rush, I'm really happy with how it turned out. I tried a lot of new techniques that I really like. And for the record, yes that is me, and yes that is my actual room at home (minus a lot of other junk I have lying around, just because it would have taken too long to finish the drawing if I had included everything). I know there are probably some perspective errors. As usual, I had to wing it because I didn't have a reference (if the viewer was in the picture they would technically be one with my bedroom wall).
Sketched in pencil, inked and colored in Photoshop Elements
An interenting note about this phoenix - when I was baking it in the oven, it caught fire (and set off the smoke alarm in my dorm -_- and had to be mostly redone).
It wasn't as funny at the time, but its a very nice irony, the phoenix burns and has to be made anew.
-- Dreams are funny things, sometimes you lose sight of them, and sometimes you think you have lost them to the past.
Your dreams never forget you.
When I was little, I wanted to be a vet. Then I got into art and dismissed the idea of being a veterinarian. Now its back! I'm taking Biological Illustration classes and considering getting a masters in veterinary illustration. Plus, I'm looking to intern at a pet food company and design packages for them.
The bead in its mouth is a small frosted glass bead. Originally I had planned to place a somewhat larger crystal there, but while looking for the crystal I found a small collection of these beads. They came from my grandmother's necklace. She was a watercolor artists and taught me all of my colors, so it seemed important to have her in here.
I chose copper and gold to paint this sculpture because no matter how much copper tarnishes, it can be polished and look as good as new. Gold is warm, and the metal is soft and pliable.
No matter how hard things get, you can always dream. As my mother says, the sun is always shining above the clouds.
Sculpey and model magic over a wire frame, and it stands with one wing fully in the air.
Life Around the Fountain is about celebrating spare time and relaxation. The people in the picture do not represent anyone in particular. I would give this to my mom. She enjoys relaxing after long work days. She could look at this as a reminder of the calm moments she will have after work.
Tools used: Wacom Intuos 5 touch small pen tablet with its drivers installed on a OS X Mavericks Photoshop CS5
my entry for the contest ... ever & forever in to the dark side
Dite "the Wraith" evil soldier I'm not cute, i'm ot pretty, i'm not good... i'm not human.....in the war.. we have two only options... kill or be killed... i think that the dark side have their reaseons for opposing to the other side... i think that, in the line story of the game... i'm only a soldier that have protect her land... & conquer new lands... well... finally i finished my entry... like ever i make in traditional... i do this work markers & chart paks... i love chart pack ejejeje... on albanene paper and i make up with prismacolors...