Another "Rebuilder of Yria" made their way on the canvas! This time, it's the character of the lovely Wolftale, who wished to see her as a dragon rider. This is one of the character illustration perks from my kickstarter. The ones who pledged on those perks will see their character, drawn in the style of my graphic novel. :> Inbetween the big pile of comic pages, I will take Sundays off to work on the remaining perks!
Quintessence of myself, my heart, my life, of nature.
My head is BURSTING with ideas and inspiration but my time schedule forces me not to think about it too much and therefore I'm stuck in a bottleneck. I finally want to revive the story and continue working more on it. Here some recycled concepts between Myre and her little secret.
Finally, I came around to draw her standing in armor. It's very light and flexible which is just perfect to move around a lot and quick. A little glimpse of personal work really is neccessary for me these days otherwise I just go insane. *____*
Y'see, I was an odd child- as opposed to falling for Jack on the Titanic, or, say, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, I fell in love with the most hadsome of our founding fathers- John Hancock. I really was quite the anomaly, wasn't I? But, hell, according to one of my books, he was awful cute. Tee hee. Cough.
Our first assignment in Illustration II this semester was to illustrate a single word, and to do it in a way so that it wasn't blatant nor achingly subtle. The word crocodiles kept cycling through my head- not as the word to illustrate, but as the subject matter- and so I chose "awkward" as my word and came up with the idea of a crocodile businessman bring home a wildebeest friend from work only to find his wife preparing exactly that for dinner.
Leigh, when she was a young child, looking into the distance from atop a mountain. Growing up on an isolated island with her kind she often wondered what was out there beyond the sea in the rest of the world. As she grew up curiosity and the desire for something more eventually led her off the island and into that world she was so fascinated with.
All done in Painter IX with the harnessed power of DEATH
My interpretation and outfit redesign of Canty's Vixianna. Relaxing in half uniform she is taking a break outside of a war center.
Originally I had painted more of the background with a heavily overcast/cloudy sky, but it ended up detracting from the image and bringing focus to the detail in the BG instead of the character, so I went with simplicity that seemed to better suit it.
pencil and techpen on typing paper, coloured in Painter IX
Decided to update my character version to represent me since the last one I did w as years ago and I don't really like it so much anymore. So once again a teched out dragon with a gas mask, which is totally a big surprise coming from me and all. Drawn an painted in CS5. Thanks~
A mini-comic. I've been asked a few times what, if anything, would make Mordecai smile. There's more than one answer to that, really, but this is definitely the most saccharine. I blame this itty bitty, unexpected kitten who recently came to stay. She was almost as much inspiration here as she was a distraction. -------------------------------
This is actually a panel from one of the comic pages in the early part of the storyline, but I got stuck at work late, late last night waiting for a meeting, so I pulled it into Photoshop and added some color...sloppily, but it was fun.
Rocky, who would agree that it's important to enjoy your work.
My customer wanted this werehyena's human form to be less "great White hunter" and more like the sort of really practical, beat up outfit associated with the Boers. There are some things I wish I'd done better with this one, like that little bar of vaguely TLK inspired background just doesn't work for me, but I really like the sort of unified brown-sepia-reddish cast to the picture.