Aw, poor Eoal. Nowhere is safe when you're that cute.
He's the same little centaur boy from my Brave Little Tailor illustrations. I just love him so. This is slated for painting, fer sure, though it'll have to wait until this quarter is over. SPEAKING of which, I really should be working on my flash animation. Bad Kelli! BAD!
I primarily do digital paintings, but lately I've been wanting to do something handmade. This contest seemed like the perfect challenge, especially since I love the autumn theme.
One of my memories of autumn are of going to Apple Hill, an area up in the foothills of the Sierra Nevadas filled with ranches and farms. When I was younger, one of the main reasons we went was to pick out pumpkins at one of the several pumpkin patches, although now I go for the scenery and the amazing bounty of fruits, vegetables and baked goods. At almost every ranch are massive crates of dozens of varieties of apples, the smell of fresh apple pie and apple cider in the air. Something that really stuck with me, though, were the beautiful vistas overlooking the farms, orchards and vineyards on the hills, with the Sierra Nevadas rising up in the distance. My grandparents and I used to do the 10k walk through the hills in the fall that took you along several farms and vineyards and let you really appreciate the scenery. This scene doesn't depict one specific location; instead I tried to capture a feel of the atmosphere, which ended up being a lot harder than I thought it would be considering I'm not used to working this way. X)
I didn't have a shoebox on hand, so the box was constructed to the dimensions specified out of thick illustration board and painted on the outside to look like an apple crate (though that doesn't show up well here). The interior pieces are cut from cardstock and colored with chalk pastels and colored pencils.
I tried to color and ink this six times. It never worked. And since some people asked me to upload sketches and Yvie *always* bugs me , I decided I will. She said all, but I'll spare you.
This is Odd VanArdum, one of my newer creations that I've grown rather fond of. He's wooden in a quirky way. He'll stand quietly and military style for six hours and then spray glitter on himself because he simply was "not shiny enough". Then he'll go back into attention. It's just how he is. He also has a large hammer and a flamethrower, and I learned how to draw a flamethrower just for him.
You'll see him in the comic I'm doing with my sister (Aiwa).
Ha! This is Hina-chan (why do I keep on calling her that)? O.o Drawn for Not like how Nick described it...O.o;; I'm quite happy with her face and her hair ^.^ But her hand looks weird and the dress doesn't seem that great...<_< Oh well...hope the Hinata fanboys like her...^.^; Aw...Hinata's not that bad (not my favourite character of course...LEE KUN!)...I feel so sorry for her sometimes...
Edit] dA Is fucking stupid and even though it's set to view original size, it's gross and blurry. Right click > view image, or download to quickly see it sharp and clear like it was intended. ^^
Yes, I actually drew these. No, it's not at all my usual repertoire.
And goddamn, they were hard.
This is one of the more important races in my boyfriend's sci-fi fantasy, insect-like humanoids. Roger basically told me 'wasp people' so I did. Although, I didn't reference anything at all yo make this so it's kind of like 'lol wat'. They have four arms, but trying to draw in the far too would just add finger-detail clutter around the outline and be a bit confusing. This is one of the male soldiers. Their colonies are mostly females, however, and they are the workers. They lack wings, so they can pack loads on their backs, and their armor is less prnounced, making them more flexible. They are excellent climbers, and excel in hand to hand combat like no other because of their speed and flexibility. They are super spiritual and one of the only natural magic bearers. They tend to carve designs into their exoskeleton/armor and whatnot a lot, like the face on this one. Their mandibles fold under their jaw very neatly, giving them an exceptionally clean and intelligent looking face. When they are open you get this huge, splayed mouthful of alien teeth, haha, terrifying!! Different clans survive in different environments, and have slightly different adaptations, colors, and crests/wings/arm spines. Overall, an extremely diverse species. This is the design for the deserts edge and forest dwelling kind, the heaviest concentration of their species, that work to deliver goods to and from the Mesa, where the capital of the nation is. Basically, good-natured, kung-fu bug slaves.
The gold one is my favorite because when I upped the contrast, the shading got really bright and pronounced and nice looking.