Happy 10,000 and 15,000 pageviews! Majority vote this time was for that super-cool super-teen quintet, the Teen Titans!
AND IT'S FINALLY DONE!! *faints*
Again, sorry for the delay with this pic. It was a nightmare to do, especially since Photoshop kept crashing when I tried to save.
The Titans are settling on a rooftop (heck, maybe it's the top of Titan Tower) before a night's work of crime fighting. I tried to mainly keep to my own art style, but hints of the Titans' art style kept slipping in. End result is a kind of mesh of the two styles. Kinda cool.
I've decided that spandex is reeeally annoying to shade. Usually I just use two colors when shading, unless something is shiny (like metal, eyes, and hair). Spandex however, is a shiny matiral, so I ended up having to use three colors to shade most of everything (save the blue cape on Raven and the black on BB; I think his mix of spandex and regular black fabric was pretty cool).
Cyborg. Oh, Cyborg. >_< Probably THE hardest of the Titans to get right. I'm still not sure I pulled him off 100%. I had such a hard time shading his bluish-glassy mech parts, that I just copied the cartoon shading style, and faked the rest. ^_^ It was certainly interesting experimenting with the different kinds of patterns I could make out of blue electric lines. I hope they look decent.
Beast Boy's fun. Again, I like his costume. And I want those boots; those are cool. I don't think there were cuffs on them (or his gloves), but I liked how that looked so I ended up not changing it. His hair was difficult, because I'm not good at drawing short hair. But it worked out. I was amazed at how many shades of green I ended up working with, some different by just a hair (no pun intended, but I'll take it anways, heehee...this IS BB we're talking about after all; a lame joke has to come in SOMEwhere).
Raven's awesome. She's my favorite. Actually, she's nearly everyone's favorite, darn it (I hate following the crowd), but that's probably because she's so cool. Don't get me wrong though; the other four are also seriously cool. Anyways, the way her costume is shaded almost gives it a velvet look to me. I'm not sure if that came off in my shading; I've never been that good at velvet. But if it looks like more shiny spandex, I'll go with that too.
Why did I give Robin that pole? That was a pain. Oh well, he keeps it so it can be a pain to everyone else, so why not me? I'm not sure if the gray on his boots is indicitive of metal or not, but I decided what the hey. It adds even more pain to his blows, as if the pole wasn't bad enough. His costume was the most annoying, as it required the most shiny spandex fabric. I can't tell you how tempted I was to yank off that mask; I've always wondered what he'd look like under that.
Something's weird about Starfire. I had trouble with her in the figure drawing stage; she kept assuming a boyish figure. Huh. She was the easiest to shade. I don't know why; that's just kinda how it turned out. Shrug. I'm not sure if I drew her tall enough though. If Robin stood next to her they'd probably be the same height; she should be taller than he is. Whoops.
LOOK!! A detailed background!! That took more than an hour!! I'm so proud of me! ^_^ Again, all done with vectors, because I must hate myself or something. Some of the bricks look off, but who cares. Maybe the building's mason was careless. Heaven only knows it couldn't be the artist who's careless. ^_~
Teen Titans are copyrighted to Cartoon Network, Time Warner, and DC Comics. They can fight out the rights.
Um... Yeah... Another Teen Titans picture I really liked this one when I started out but now... Now I really dislike it -_-
For this picture, I experimented with a different coloring style and actually TRIED to use Adobe Photoshop. The result is... this strange picture O.o It's alright in some respects, I'll admit, but BB's hand on Raven's shoulder looks...odd. Probably because I just kind of added it in after I'd already drawn everything else. So it looks like it's just kind of there O.o
I was going to recolor it in Paint (which is what I actually prefer, oddly enough) but I decided to stick with this one.
Alrighty then, that's basically all I have to say about this picture ^^ Now I must begin what I'm SUPPOSED to be doing *heavy sigh* I need to stop procrastinating...
I had to draw the girls from this show at some point - they're all just so cute. Hard to say whether I adore Raven's monotone always saddened voice or Starfire's goofyness more.
Most of the time i write fan art off as fun wastes of time I work on while I chat - but this was an extreme excersise in proportion and comp coloring - both of which are getting slightly better. don't think I've ever colored cloth so well as in this pic. The heads are all slightly smaller or bigger than they should be but it's better than I usually do with groups.
And here I am again. Only this time I decided to draw Raven of the Teen Titans. I've trying to do a fanart with little success, but I think this turned out well.
I had some troubles with the background, since I couldn't come up with something I liked. Also, although she is in some kind os fight pose, I decided to draw her unhooded. Actually, I like to see any super hero who has a mask, helment, etc. with their faces uncovered. I really don't know why that is.
Well, I'll try to do some more fanart, and since I have a thing for goth girls, maybe my next 'Teen Titans' fanart will be of Jinx
This is a request for my cousin. It depicts Beast Boy and Raven among a battle scarred field. If you noticed bits of Cyborg and Robin's belt is shown. How you interpret this fanart is your choice.
One would be that Beast Boy and Raven are the only survivors after a fierce battle. It would seem Robin, Cyborg, and Starfire are missing and presumed dead. Only such horror would this effect Beast Boy and Raven like this. Raven can only comfort Beast Boy while she mourns silently. She sees three faint orbs of light before her heading upward.
The initial pose was inspired by an old RPG called Langrisser provided by my cousin.
Total number of hours where I got decent sleep since Friday morning: 1.5 hours...
But I wanted to finish this. So there.
I know the "Titans-in-a-box" thing has probably been done so many times already, but I wanted this to match with the wallpaper I made for the Titans East, so I stuck with the theme.
I'll be honest when I say that I'm not particularly happy with how I drew Starfire here, but maybe that's just me. Robin, however... I got a crick on my neck when I tried to imitate his pose just so I could draw him! (It still hurts a bit every now and then, btw...) I will never, ever imitate him again!!
Size is 1024x728.
I'm off to bed now...
Edit: With the way things stand, I'm highly afraid that this wallpaper might get removed granted that I had used a screenshot as a background. Until I render the tower on my own, I had decided to leave the background blank for a while. Sorry for that...