This came out way far better than I thought it would, I was so tired while working on the coloring for this last night I wasn't even thinking. And I do seem to do my best work when I don't overthink things and just .. do them.
I've been experimenting alot with brush settings in Photoshop and how they can work with my tablet. I've also been focusing on color alot more if you couldn't tell.
Anyway, odd motivation for this piece. The biggest was: it's mostly for fun. I've been hankering to draw Azrael in a costume like this and a sketch I did came out so good I had to do a final. I'm going to explain the rest in bullet points cause it's easier:
I figured Azrael probably wore a different outfit when he was the practicing Angel of Death/Destroying Angel. This isn't final, however. Either way its kind of dumb to think he's worn the same thing for several thousand years
I've seen several paintings of the Angel of Death wearing robes of this color scheme.
I've been thinking alot about changing Azrael's sword, making it smaller/thinner. This too is not final. In fact this sword I drew here is kinda crappy.
You can see the face styles for the angels changing here. Overall I've been putting more detail into the nose/lip areas of my characters, but the angels are going even more to the realistic side than characters from other worlds/stories. Which is fine by me.
I haven't had alot of finished art lately because I've been sketching like crazy, defining the faces of the angels and actually doodling out older characters of mine and improving on their designs. I'll upload sketches on my website in time.
That fire came out friggin' awesome.
Azrael is missing his scar because this would be him before the war in Heaven.
It sucks that the hand I actually drew well is mostly hidden by the flames.
To get the shadows and highlights on Az's face right I referenced several pictures of faces lit from below, and also set an Obitsu drawing doll over a lamp to shine light on it's face (better for tones as the heads are rubbery and flesh-colored, as opposed to the glossy and grey Art S. Buck models which I also own/use)
Despite the refreshed computer having no MP3s I did manage to get myself some mood music going for this piece, luckily I have plenty of good CDs to rip. Alot of E Nomine and Modest Mouse went into this (odd combonation, eh?). Some Cowboy Bebop music too
Lineart: Traditional India Ink on Bristol Board Color: Photoshop CS, Wacom Intous2
XD ..... I was bored so ... there was a notebook.... there was a black marker.... and there was a Rammstein Cd O_o .... and that's what came has a result of the mixing @_@ ... well =.o
first of all.... THEIR NOT HAVING SEX! O.Ó .... no... not yet XD ... it's a little child.. [duh] been hugged for her inner demon :3 ... that inner self that we have... and talk to us on the nigth *¬* .... or at 3am ! [ ............... ] also... both are crying BLOOD xD .... is not oil o.Ó ... or petrol O_o ... .... even if that sounds nice >XD ... but... well o.o ...
only used a bit of photoshop for cotrast and the font =.o ....
From my little EXPERIMENT today. I wanted to have something to upload today, on DA's birthday, since so many people are advocating not uploading anything at all, or only yellow things. So I just wanted to stick it to them and celebrate art ^_^ cause thats what I do.
So I stayed up all night and tried to see how many illustrations I could get done by 7:00 pm. I only got two done, but they're extremely different from each other and a little odd. All and all a good experiment.
Don't read too much into this one, its more of a "for the hell of it" pic. I've been having an urge to draw Azrael as a modernized yet more conventional/cliche Angel of Death. So thats where this is, but its nothing like I originally planned. It's much more solemn and beautiful. He also looks good in a hoodie.
I knew I wanted it to be mostly brown (since Az is a pretty monochromatic guy), so I brushed in brown across the lineart before coloring anything else. I actually ended up doing that a second time after an experiment with white and sepia ink failed and I needed to wash out the mess. I ended up with that kickass background texture because of it (Though I hadda color his hoodie, hair and skin and stuff again). The falling leaves were added in on a whim and I'm glad I did it. Autumn is the season of death, afterall.
You will probably never see Az with that scythe again, as I said this is a "for the hell of it" pic . I like how the transparent wings come out. I'm extremely happy to have white ink again. Can you tell?
India Ink on Watercolor Paper
Art trade with . Yesh, I finished it!! It took like, 2 or 3 days off and on, but it's finally here @.@ I really, really like the way this one turned out. I found a new friend, the color Chartreuse. :0 I love it so much, thus the background Hahahaha! Anyhoozles, I think I might could have evened up the lining for the background a bit nicer... but thus overall I think it turned out awesome.
I hope you like, Cassie!!!
**PLEASE PLEASE** FULLVIEW. They make me happy inside.
And Cassie!!! Just because I already finished the piece doesn't mean I'm somehow telepathically telling you to rush on mine. Art takes time, and I understand that. So please, don't think "OMG, she's finished, crap, I have to get to drawing hers..." Because I dun want you to think that, so take your time. ^_^ I just have no life and draw 24/7. hahaha!
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Media: Sketched with 2H pencil, colored with Prismacolor colored pencils and inked with a Bic ballpoint pen. Time: 2 or 3 days, on and off. Detail Shot:[link]
I apologize for the insanely shitty quality of the above photo. It was taken with a camera phone, and is the only record I have of this piece, as it is no longer in my possession. I tried to save it in photoshop.