I promised myself that I will make an artwork of Miata in her awakened form the moment I see it revealed in the manga. And here it is!
First time I saw her awakened form I puked rainbows. She's a dragon with many many wings! Claymore wiki says, her design is reminiscent of the Aztec god Quetzalcoatl. It's supposed to be a serpent with rainbow colors. Like Nyan Cat. But... I didn't color this in rainbows... It'll look not right.
Anyways, was happy painting this. It's good stress relief. Yeah, I did this during work. It wasn't a busy day (I guess).
I kinda drew Miata's awakened form here a little different. I kept her more Claymore self, retaining her body, her pretty long hair, her face, etc... If you're curious, this is how her awakened form really looks like - images3.wikia.nocookie.net/__c...
She is back! The queen! The goddess who graces her victims with a faint smile! That last page of chapter 149 - got me all hyped. Teresa seems to be back.
Excitement equals fan art. And here's a tribute to Teresa. Though I can't say I'm satisfied with this - lots of warping on her face and hair area. Tsk. Damn flimsy paper. I had to Photoshop it away the best I can. I colored it in shades of brown (except her eyes) - wanted to make it look like a memory.
As promised, here is that other Claymore art work I planned on uploading, featuring *drum rolls* Clarice and Miata! My two other fave characters in the story.
Ugh. I actually want to redo some stuff in this painting - like making Clarice's face look less fierce, make her hands a tad smaller, adjust the size of Miata's head, omit the blue sky... Tsk. The sky most of all. Covering that big of a space with poster paint sure wasn't a good idea (especially when the drawing pad paper's not up to the task). But I wanted it to look more natural than just filling it up with a block color using Photoshop. Arg! Can't do much about the crinkles and the warping too... That's the downside to traditional art - no Layers to edit, no Undo button... *sigh*
Yet despite all that, I think I'm fine with the finished work. My fave part was doing Miata's hair. I love this duo - a mother and a baby. They're so sweet it makes me go "awwww..." (especially when Miata does that "thing" with Clarice).
Damn! Can't wait for the next chapter. Miata's AWAKENING!!!
I'm not sure if I'm happy with how this painting ended up. It... Just isn't how I had imagined it in my head. Also, somebody else already thought of a similar idea to this. Found that fan art after Googling Riful's images. Should've Googled first before putting to paper what idea my mind has come up. Too late though. But I still made it look unique and unmistakably MINE. (Claymore and its characters don't belong to me by the way, this is a fan art. )
Actually, the picture that inspired me to draw this is this particular page from the manga - [link]
Damn! Riful is so awesum! She's so cute! But freaky! That's exactly what I wanted to convey here, mixing sweet/innocent with maniacal lunacy and sadism!
I actually tried to mimick how the author (Norihiro Yagi) colors the characters - especially the nose!
Just some random Claymore drawings I did on my little notebook. I drew these on one page each and just put them together with Photoshop. And if you look closely, the lower right on both drawings is a little blurred 'caue I had to edit out a Sanuk logo. Yeah, the notebook seems like a freebie from Sanuk. I actually just found it abandoned in the office long ago and saw that it didn't have lines in it so I thought... SKETCH PAD!
So on the left is Miria (love drawing that scar on her face) looking fierce and on the right is Miata (looking a little mature) calmly awakening.
I used colored pencils for these (that I "borrowed" from a friend).
I have another Claymore drawing that I did in the notebook here:[link] And it's crappy. Don't click.
This is (young) Clare and her beloved Teresa from the anime/manga Claymore. Like what happened to Kaito in HXH, Teresa's sudden death also took me by surprise.
The style I used here is similar to the previous drawing I made of Pitou and Kaito, but I wanted to show more of pure love and a sense of utter loss (instead of sadism).
Again, I drew the blood in a symbolic shape - this time a wing. It usually gives a feeling of flight or ascendance, reflecting the fact that Teresa never really died, she continues to live on as a permanent part of Clare's body when she chose to become a Claymore.
If you thought Deneve had an impressive stock of spare limbs you should see her blood supply. And I don't care what you say. Irene is still alive and this will happen whenever they're done kicking Priscilla's ass.
Originally, I was gonna have Clare say, "I've come to repay my debt... with interest." I'm still not sure which line I like better. I only flatted this one 'cuz I got a bagillion ideas floating in my head and I work way to slow to do more than just flats .
Geeze, why is inking so hard, I messed up so many times on this one, I seriously can't draw a straight line. Aaaand I still don't know how to work blood spray, I think I'll do a study or something... so morbid . Btw, I'm still not sure whether I like the Ghosts' outfits in grey-ish or navy-ish better...
In a fit of incredibly rare inspiration and motivation yesterday, I did a little painting in Photoshop! (Of course, this 'little' painting took me about five hours, but I blame perfectionism.) This was mainly intended to be an exercise, since I wanted to practice eyes more, and what better excuse than to paint the eyes of a Claymore?
Yes, this can be considered Claymore fanart, since the idea behind this was to paint those gorgeous silver eyes they have. And which Claymore character is it, exactly? Well, the fun of this is that it is entirely left up to the viewer! It wasn't intended to be any particular character, but I suppose people can interpret it as whichever character they want.
Completed with Photoshop CS4 and a Wacom Intuos3 Tablet.