Commission for Nevermint of his wolf/deer hybrid, Jager! This time Jager is featured in archery gear, generally being badass. I went stupidly overtime on this because I wasn't able to sit down and just power through like I usually do. With only a half an hour to a couple hours of work time between family/holiday obligations, it was tough to concentrate. So while this normally would have taken one or two days, it dragged WAY out. I have lost track of the hours, but it's definitely over time. XD
P.S. the title means "A student or lover of archery"
Some hours (maybe 10) in Photoshop with an Intuos 3 tablet
Commission for Kirinafa, of her pastel colored snow leopard gal. It was requested that I go a bit lighter on the background this time, which was a good experience! I favor dark tonal schemes and rich colors on blacks. It also forced me to treat the background texture a bit different than usual.
8 hour in Photoshop with an Intuos 3 tablet Comments disabled, my apologies
Commission finished a couple days ago for Kikivuli and Utunu! This is a follow up piece for the other large illustration I did for them, “The Final Moments” - [link]
After a successful hunt and a fulfilling meal, the pair settle down around a warm fire and break out their favorite instruments for a fireside story. Retelling the day’s exploits through each note played, the fire before them wreathing into pictoglyph representations of the action. Their flame selves chase the gemsbok across the path of the milky way as the high spirited song plays!
A work in progress walkthrough can be found on my tumblr here - [link]
Ray and Mercedes, talking about Ray's anxiety problem. Poor guy struggles with anxiety due to things that happened in his childhood, and is terrified of being alone or being abandoned. SPOILERS AHEAD: when Spike starts dating Mercedes' roommate, Lillith, Ray is afraid that he'll lose Spike as a friend since Spike is spending more time with Lillith. All this worrying causes him to have many anxiety attacks when he's left alone. He decides to talk to Mercedes (who he feels is sort of like a big sister to him) and get some advice on what to do.
so that's briefly what this drawing is about. I could tell more, to let it make more sense and have a lot more depth to it, but I'd just spoil things.... :c it'll make more sense when the novel is done
art and characters (C) Elise M. S. / oomizuao 2013 (Mercedes is also (C) who originally created her. I just used and altered her - with permission )
Ray has previously been portraited as this happy fella who's always smiling. And while he is a sweet and nice guy, he is more than just 'all smiles'.. He has his struggles, things that would normally make it very hard to put on a smile.
I don't think I should write too much about Ray right now (don't wanna spoil things for the novel ), just that I've been working more on him as a character, as a person, and I've dug deeper into his mind and stuff... He's grown to become one of my favorite characters that I have. I love writing about him.
I hope you'll like this drawing It's actually my very first deviation of 2013..!
And Happy New Year, everyone!
(also, yes, I know the pose and colors might look very similar to an earlier drawing I made of Spike, but I just wanted to do one with Ray as well )
art and character (C) Elise M. Syvertsen / oomizuao 2013
It's been like a months since I last worked on my commission. I should totally get things done now.
It almost felt like forever making this piece because of my artblock @_@ but I'm happy now that I finally finished it. and I really had fun playing with the lighting here. but I realize that there's lots of things I need to improve more with my future works.
Thank you everyone for being patient with me also for following my work.
8D got some designs back and revived some old ones! wee im so happy I get to use these again
Cleanse, she is Cactus' sister Pasta <3 8D so glad I got to keep this, I fell inlove with her. Fonda I always liked how she turned out, and her colors are so pale xD Finnur, bought this design back 8D because the person were selling it. And I always liked how this dude came out. Faunix, I NEVER did anything with this dude xD but hes fun so I included him. wee for old character designs