I had the idea to paint a series of half-size portraits of various Mooncalf characters. This actually the only mooncalf character proper that I've created, the only one with a name. She's called Amethi - yes, I suck at inventing names.
I deliberately kept highlights to a minimum and used fingers a lot to blend the paint. I wanted to try to give the dual impressions of a formal eighteenth century portrait and a war-photographer's snapshot. With the former in mind I semi abstracted the background,
Kudos and a cookie to whoever can tell me what kind of gun she has (it is real).
Knuckles is a pretty cool character design, I like the way he looks, even if I know almost nothing about the Sonic universe.
I wanted to make Knuckles look more feral and fierce than he does usually. I rarely do multi-figure compositions with as many figures as this, so testing my abilities in that respect was a major aim of this piece, although I ended up just winging the figure placement in the end....
Feedback and critique would be much appreciated.
Acrylic on paper, 42cm x 29.7cm / 16.54 x 11.7" Knuckles (C) SEGA
*gzegzolka asked me if I could depict his character Ruff in my own style. I'd just gotten Jim Burns' artbook Transluminal for Christmas and was feeling all inspired to do some hard sci-fi, so I decided to amalgamate the two.
For those of you unfamiliar with his work Jim Burns has a very slick, detailed style incorporating a lot of airbrush. He's amazing at making things look genuinely futuristic and alien, to the extend he's been called the greatest sci-fi artest ever. I agree with this statement. Check out his agents website - [link]
As a consequence of this inspiration I decided to my usual practice of working quickly and instead exercise the virtue of patience. I spent way too long designing the gun; originally I tried to design a laser gun, but ended up designing what I hope is a realistic looking assault rifle.
I ripped the title from a well-known song, tell my who it's by for a cookie.
This is the first piece I intended for my portfolio. I've always found human skin difficult to get right, so I pleasantly surprised myself with this. I used my own arm and hand as reference for his pointing arm. I have quite flexible fingers, which is why the pointing finger looks a little odd.
I was trying to practice atmospheric perspective to get a sense of distance with this one, to make the monster/giant seem really big.
The skulls are too small, but they can be kiddie skulls!
I wanted the mountain to look solid and aggressive, hence the somewhat exaggerated crags and symmetrical composition, with the mountains themselves looming up, taking up almost the entire picture plane.
I like the painting in theory, but the execution is a bit of a mess, as I started it days before the project deadline. I painted the entire thing in a day, without time to solve any problems that came up or to give it a decent finish, and it really shows. . . Get orgaised, kids, don't mess up paintings!
She had come from a long line of ruthless conquerors, dictators, which ended when her great grandfather, King Gunfire, had been forced to give his kingdom to the Plutarkians to save his family. As evil as the Plutarkians were, they murdered the king and his family anyway and the Plutarkian war broke out. All but one little girl named Midnight perished, who was raised by her mother, whom the king had an affair with, in an unknown land. Her past was forgotten until she was old enough to understand the truth. She and Vinne were crowned and ruled just long enough to create the beginning of a new democracy. Their reign ended when their youngest son Silverfire turned 21. He was crowned king and ruled for 45 years, bringing much growth and change to the empire. After his reign, an attempt was made to prevent Silverfire's oldest daughter, Malika from becoming queen because she was female and had obvious Catatonion genetics. Silverfire's youngest son, Marius, was crowned the next king when he was 18 years old. His reign was short and turbulent, burning many religious relics and war criminals at stake. He died of illness ten years later and became known to historians as Malicious Marius. Then shortly after, his older sister Lavinia was offered the crown to become queen, but she declined the role and created a charity organization to help her father and the rest of her family rebuild a war torn kingdom and help the orphans as well. It was Princess Malika who succeeded him shortly after and became queen. She never married or had children and ruled the Firestorm Empire for fifty years. Her long and peaceful reign was called the golden age. In Silverfire and Malika, The Firestorm dynasty produced the two most famous monarchs in Martian history. Approximately 13 years later after Malika's reign... the Firestorm Empire vanished. Some say it was conquered by foes from another planet while others speculate the whole population vanished by a plague. Centuries later, evidence of a fire was found amist of the ruins of that kingdom. Perhaps that fire simply made the Firestorm capital weak and it merged with another empire named Brimstone. No one knows what happened to the kingdom for sure and the truth had been forgotten. Over time, the Firestorm legend had been reduced to a simple fairy tale...
Malika is my character. Please don't use in any way or form without my permission. Thank you!
Abigyle waited in the Great Room, wondering how would Carmena would look in the dress she had made for her. She nervously thought to herself how would it look on her or whether it would fit. All of sudden, a beautiful young shark emerged into the room and immediately caught Abigyle's attention. It was Carmena, dressed in a long gorgeous blue dress. Her hair was done in a Victorian bun with heavy side-swept bangs with curly fringes and she held a fan that made her appearance complete. Abigyle squeed with excitement. "Oh my goodness! Carmena you look so gorgeous in that outfit and your hair is beautiful!" Carmena responded "Thank you for the lovely comment! ^^ You did a wonderful job making this dress! These dresses are amazing and I love them! "Well then, Madame Carmena, I think your coach awaits you outside to go to the ball. "
This is a gift drawing for who did this gift drawing awhile back. When you've got it . I figured if Carmena showed Abigyle the ways of "flaunting it" then why not have Abigyle show her the ways of Victorian dressing uvu I hope you like this K and sorry it was late ;v;