This is one of the commissions I had in the holding pen that I promised I'd finish... it's for of her wolf character looking all elemental and stormy. ^^ I'm not sure I got the lighting quite right, but in the end I just sort of went for what was pretty and/or fun. What's the point of art if you can't take artistic liberty, yeah?
I did get permission from ucumari on flickr to use this photo: [link] ... I started by tracing it, but then filled it in and really turned it into my own thing, in the end. :}
A commission for of her characters - Linan (the tiger), and Jeckle (the rat), just basking in their own awesomeness. :} They are from a comic called Pull Down Heaven, which is entirely fantastic, and very much worth checking out in Moonsong's gallery!
A commission for from ages ago...I just kept dragging my feet with this one, fiddling with all kinds of detail and lighting and texture and composition and atmosphere and... probably a bunch of other stuff that ended up buried or pulled, by the end. Anyway, she gets points for her patience! This is both a digital painting and a photo manipulation... though there's more of the former than the latter. The paintover bits are mostly the deer and a couple background branches, I think. The deer photo came from [link]
There's still a few things on this I'm not 100% happy with.. buuuut I tend to obsess, and I'm trying to break the habit.
Title is a snippet of some Counting Crows lyrics... lyrics being what I tend to fall back on when I can't think of a better title all on my own.
On the left is the black wolf that was the final image I created for the 2013 Werewolf Calender (and was unfortunately unable to be used in the final product). On the right was one of the MANY versions I'd done before I arrived at the final image. I thought it might be fun to show just how much my art will evolve as I work on it.. as often, the earlier versions never see the light of day. This also made it easier to create a print out of, in case anyone wanted one. You could keep the two together, or cut them apart or... whatever. :} If you'd like to have all of the other gorgeous art created for the calender hanging on your wall, make sure you order one from their website! [link]
Yet another long overdue Japan relief commish for , this time. She'd thrown in some extra moolahs for extra detail, as I recall. :} Leg and chest/neck/back relied on a fantastic photo from the fantastic Tambako the Jaguar, whose amazing gallery is guaranteed to inspire: [link]
Still slowly, slowly picking away at my lengthy commission list.. this was one of the left over Japan relief ones, for I shall now be very specific about how I created this - I used one of Tambako the Jaguar's photos, which I have permission to use, and is here, in his amazing gallery: [link] The wolf itself I completely re-painted myself, from the ground up, though as is my perfectionist obsessive tendency... it didn't end up deviating much from the photo. Oh well. Better luck next time? The background is a combination of painting some random blobs over the original photo and a photoshop filter or two. I'm being so specifically weird as to how I created this because it has ended up straddling the "paintover" and "digital painting" categories...it does lean much more heavily into "digital painting", but I didn't want anyone to think I was trying to pull the wool over their eyes, or something. :}
Finally catching up to some of this art that shoulda been done ages ago... has been waiting ever so patiently for my side of a trade.. so this is her guy ^^ The character sheet I had for him said he was half wolf, half german shepherd.. and as it turns out, I used to have a dog like that! So I got to use one of my photos of my ol' kerby boy as a ref this time, which was pretty fun.
My sister's dog, (cattle dog mixed breed), Tyrone, passed away a week before christmas, so sat aside my commission list temporarily to make this for her as a gift. She says she loves it, except that she hates looking at it, because it makes her cry. XD Oooops...