I was given the assignment to make an Earth Day poster. Thats easy enough, but then I was also given the task of doing it without using black. As you can see I use alot of black and dark tones in my work so this proved to be a challange. I actually really like how this turned out. I can actually do light happy stuff just don't be expecting it to often.
This painting was a commission for a Turkish Van dressed as a classical musician playing the violin. I was inspired by Mozart in particular. His father, a violin teacher, taught him to play various instruments at a young age. By five, he was already composing his first minuets!
The original was an acrylic painting on a canvas panel, measuring 8x10.
I surprised myself with this pic. I was looking for an idea and found a book with this pose on it. I was so cool I wanted to try it myself (tho the pic and chars in it are my idea, just so you know!) heh. sure it different huh?
I was also aiming for something in black and white but I just couldn't resist adding a little color (it's me after all!). I am really lpeased how it turned out ! enjoy!
Nothing too fancy here--The folks at Rocky Mountain Fur Con ( [link] ) asked me to do this fella on short notice for their conbook as an advert for next year's con.
Their theme for next year is (if you couldn't guess!) the Old West.
This year's RMFC is coming up next weekend and I'll be there! Really, I can't help but be there, since it's my hometown. ;]
I might be taking a couple sketchbooks this year in the Dealer's Room, though, that will be directly related to the amount of alcohol I've consumed before, after and during the Dealer's Room hours. I'll also have typical things, like prints and so on and so forth, and some of the original art and pages of the Nordguard comic ( [link] ) if anyone's curious to see.
I finally finished this little project that I had started somewhen during the end of 2011. It lay dorment till several weeks ago and I finally crunched through it during the entire December.
A whole while ago I had applied to join a certain project and was declined with the comment that "my art style wouldn't fit the entire thing". I checked their homepage and found a few pieces that were what I'd call semi-reliastic to realistice style, which is - I guess - what you could call my main field of expertise. I was rather taken aback by this as I contacted these folks again, stating that I could adapt to many different styles. I never heard back from them again.
I guess this hurt me more than I wanted to admit and I started this little thing mainly as a proof to myself that I was capable of more than just ONE style.
Those turned out to be all black and white because otherwise I probably would have lacked the consistency to finish them. All in all I am rather proud I brought this to an end. Some of those were clearly drawn in already existing and (famous) styles, others might be indirectly influenced or are drawn in certain art styles and again others are what I'd say "my styles".
Anyway, this turned out to be another case of tl;dr so I'm gonna leave you now. ^^
I've been doing so much with markers lately that I wanted to go back and color with 100% colored pencils, so here's a pair of traveler coyotes.
This took 3 days total, thanks to a bunch of interruptions, and as much fun as I had with this I was just as glad to finish it (or at least call it finished). The background is a little bland--I'm so used to marker backgrounds, which require a little less patience since they're able to cover a greater area in a shorter amount of time, but I like the markings on the coyotes themselves. It was fun to work on a black-phase coyote, but I definitely need more work on black-phase fur, so it actually seems black and not dark grey, without sacrificing shading.
As the afternoon turns to evening Little Rommel's group of fighters find themselves the victors of a battle in a deserted village.
Who knows why the battle even happened. Maybe they accidentally ran into government forces while passing through the area? Maybe it has the only freshwater well in the area and an ambush was set up for her and her troops by the Army? Perhaps Little Rommel found out the Army was caching arms and equipment in the village and she decided on a shopping trip? Maybe it is one of her base of operations? All I know is that after the shooting has stopped. The wounded have been treated. The dead have been buried. On both sides. She's wandered away from her men and is now dwelling on questions that leaders like her have to considered.
Should she and her troops stay here for the night and rest or move out immediately? Did the enemy get a transmission off before being neutralized? Can the wounded be moved yet or will they even make it to the morning? How much ammo do her troops have? Will they have enough water to reach their next objective? Should they change their objectives in light of this battle?
With all this on her mind, she is suddenly visited by this small brightly colored bird. She just stares at it. In the midst all of this desolate land is a bright splash of living color. It stares at her for a moment then in a flurry of wings and notes it flies off into the setting sun, and once again our Little Rommel is alone. Better go check on her men.