A making-of picture I did for the german Bildbearbeiter (Advanced Photoshop) magazine 07/13. Four sites full of explenations about techniques, composition, brushes, storytelling and so on. There is also a bigger interview about my art in that edition, so be sure to check it out if you live in germany.
Follow me on Facebook. There are also some steps to see, and a brushset to download:
This is kind of a funny story... She is supposed to be a celtic/viking witch so I wanted her to look charming and beautiful without having the classic doll face, you know, but still with hints of her provenience, so I decided to make her lips not so full, with a thin but elonged face and nose and bigger than normal green eyes, with this red hair... it took quite a bit to get her face features as I wanted them to be... as soon as I finished this piece I come here on dA to have some relax browsing and I stumble upon profile, I couldn't believe what I was seeing I mean, she's her! This made my day! . . . . .
Also, I want to say thank you to and for their amazing pics, they helped me a lot figuring out how to make the clothing!
Phew! This one would not get finished! I tried a bunch of different things and experimented some, then didn't like that - so I added some things, took those out and over all tweaked this for days and days!
I think I have some steps of it, so I may put together a basic step-by-step of my work on this. I'll make a journal if I do, I know some of you have asked how I work.
Also, some of you may recognize this fellow.
Always a pleasure to work with *admcewen! Thanks, man!
My entry to the D3-RoS competiton. Took a lot of work but i had a lot of fun doing it and learned a thing or two along the way. Big thanks to my friends and colleagues who helped out with constructive crits. Good luck to every one who entered !
Gah, I can't believe this took me three whole days to do (then again, the first time I drew this out the file got corrupted after I finished the lineart; had to start all over). Anyway, more PnD, where I draw humanized My Little Pony characters in a Dungeons and Dragons type setting! Here we've got some of the most popular 'background' characters, assembled into their own party of adventurers. I haven't made stats for them, but here are my thoughts (left to right): BonBon: I see her as the tank, for whatever reason. I'd go barbarian, with a double handed war axe of some variety. Lyra: One of three potential bards in this group, though I consider her less of a musician than Octavia or Vinyl Scratch; more like someone who enjoys playing, but isn't a professional. Class-wise, bard could work, but I'd also look at taking dips in any dex-based class, with an emphasis on archery (I picture hand crossbows for her; no real reason why, I just do). Carrot-top: I've always been a fan of the fanon of Carrot and Derpy being room-mates, with Carrot as the 'straightman;' a role I'd extend into the party, and probably peg her as leader. Class-wise, I say meat n' potatoes fighter, all the way. Octavia: My first thought was to go with a support class, like cleric, or even a martial class that puts some emphasis on culture (like samurai or knight, or something); in the end, however, you can't divorce Octavia from her music, so a bard she will be. Vinyl Scratch: Vinyl gave me pause. On the one hand, bard could work for her. On the other hand, being a sorcerer who dual wields wands of 'ghost sound' and 'dancing lights' (the closest D&D analog to a set of turntables I could think of) sounds pretty cool and different way to perform music, as well as something that would clash with the more traditional bard (i.e. Octavia). Then I thought her belt could make an interesting magical item if it did something musical (note the turntable buckle), and there you go. So Vinyl could either be a sorcerer of some kind, or a bard, or even a rogue with lots of ranks of the 'use magic device' skill. Works for me. Derpy/Ditzy-Doo: My first choice is rogue, but any class with max ranks in the "Hide" skill would do. For character building purposes, I'd focus on 'luck' abilities-feats, classes, and skill tricks and such that give a character the ability to re-roll dice if things go south.
Este foi o desenho com lápis de cor mais trabalhoso e demorado que já fiz. Apesar de parecer imenso na tela , no papel os detalhes são bem pequenos. Fiquei bem satisfeito com o resultado. Aprendi bastante com este desenho.
Thiswasthe drawing made withpencil colour morelaborious and time consumingI've ever done. Despite appearinghugeon screen,on paperthe detailsare really small. I was verypleased withthe result. I learned a lotwith this drawing.
Character: Judal from Magi - The Labyrinth of Magic
Since Judal seems to be in favour I decided to upload another photo after all. I may not look pretty in this one but I do look madly evil like Judal has to be. :///D And again, I certainly will improve the wig next time when we shoot it it. `^´
Costume by me
Photo taken by *//°//* (her photos pimped my costume <3)