I hate posting this when there's a drama bomb going on over on tumblr, but I really like the painting, sue me! And the sentiment is still true. I really do wish Jon Sprague luck, he's got a big adventure ahead of him and I know he'll do well. If there's anyone on this planet that can find little joys here and there its Jon Sprague. All he needs is a hula hoop.
J: Bad feeling Kay, bad feeling. K: Last time that turned out to be gas.
One of the companions of the Seventh Doctor was a young woman called Dorothy "Ace" McShane. A girl so badassed she made her own explosives and beat a Dalek with a baseball bat. MihoshiK thought Ace would make a bang up MIB agent... as long as she's not Agent Dorothy... she'll cut you.
Hatchworth was originally a stove rebuilt into an automaton by Peter Walter himself. He is powered by a Blue Matter portal housed in his chest and accessed through a hatch in his breastplate. Most the time this interdimensional portal is abused in the kindest ways - like making sandwiches and delivering kittens, although often it becomes a means of destruction by turning the kittens into badgers and releasing them on summer tea parties. As far as war goes, Hatchy keeps a collapsable canon in there. I drew a version of this with the canon coming out, but it didn't please me so I started over. I may post the other over on my tumblr someday, but for now, this is Hatchy an inch away from launching cannonballs at you from across the abyss of time and space.
Steam Powered Giraffe is a band and a lore... look them up and be appropriately impressed, please
More Steam Powered Giraffe. I wouldn't draw them if they weren't so fancy, you know. This is Rabbit, he has a collapsible Gatling gun for an arm. He hasn't used it in a while, so it's really oxidized and covered in petina. I accidentally swapped his green eye and his blue eye... I may change it back if it bugs me. He's got a blue light in the long lens of his goggles and I stupidly used that as a ref instead of looking at the AEH video. Ahwell, maybe I'll change it if it keeps bothering me.
Who's next you guys? The Jon or Hatchworth? Leaning toward Hatch to respect the current threesome.
SPG is a band. Rabbit is actually , you can see the original drawings that inspired this on her page.
"And oh, maybe it's alright, 'cause baby it fights for some time just to be held tight"
My first contribution to the Steam Powered Giraffe fandom. I fell in love with The Spine during the bridge of this song. [link] That said I am really into the image of these robots being built for war but awakening to something more significant and intangible. Music would be a great transition from logic to feeling wouldn't it? Its a mathematical language man and machine can understand with the emotion of the former and the programming of the latter. Perhaps I've thought about it too much.
Anyway the song made me feel like drawing something epic.
I freakin' love Sarge. I chose to draw Sarge in MarkV armor because this, specifically, is the Sarge of Seasons 1-3. The one who was enthusiastic and patriotic to a fault. The one that could build a cyborg out of Simmons, Grif and a Fax Machine but needed Lopez to fix the jeep. The one who was zealous and overconfident but not crushingly stupid... definitely too proud to admit he's wrong.
I had no choice on his heartblade, it basically designed itself. His heart is his shotgun and the keychain is the flag of the Red Army. Sarge is such a simple man...
Panel1: I'm Jameson. I remember getting a friend in college to burn me rvb episodes on disks because my computer was too slow to stream them. Oh the old days...
Panel2: I'm really rather ambiguous which side I like... but I pick red because I'm such a Sarge fan.
Panel3: I'm such a Sarge fan. If I'm going to be specific though, I fell in love with Sarge back when he was eccentric but pretty smart. He was the guy who could make a cyborg out of a Simmons and a Fax machine but couldn't fix his own car. I liked that Sarge. He wasn't so stupid. Good thing is in Season8 it looks like we get him back for a little while at least
Panel4: There are lots of characters I honestly don't care about... and I could pick someone like South because she's a backstabber, but she's got history that I find interesting. Sister just seems... well let's face it - she's a whore. That scores her barely lower than South on my character list. Although jokes at her expense are pretty funny most the time.
Panel5: I actually finally bought the Trocadero album in prep for season8. My favorite song is "No one"
Panel6: This moment gave me such fits of amazment glee and wonder I was compelled to share. I decided right then that I was going to take my two friends ~newtypeshadow and ~Rosalynian, girls who had never played Halo in their lives, and force them to watch all five seasons of RvB just to get to Reconstruction so they could see THAT SCENE. That scene bred two new RvB fans because I was compelled with a will other than my own to let them experience the rush I experienced the minute this happened. Thankfully they've not kept up to date past Recreation because the events of S08ep03 are giving me the same kinda compulsion.
Panel8: Master Chief (in the design of my comic Company0051 (shameless plug: [link] ) ) interacting with one member of the blue team and one of the red. I think this would make a fun side comic sometime maybe? I'd need to think of some jokes first, but designing MC's face is what inspired me to design the RvB faces... no reason why I shouldn't maroon him on some other dirtclod in space for the sake of my own amusement ^^
Panel9: He'd make me do things I didn't want to do... I'd never kick puppies.
Panel10: Battle of the Bands! I had this idea in my head before I decided to do the meme and thought "why not apply"? There are so many characters though that I drew it on a normal sized canvas and copy/pasted. Here's the original: [link]
Panel11: After all the work on panel 10 I didn't feel like arting anymore. So we have shameless tracing. I used my favorite RvB quote (or at least my fav Sarge quote since I used my favorite quote up top in the Fav Scene panel) on a promo design I did for the Red Team over at roosterteeth so I traced the same body position and drew my face on top of it really sloppy. I also corrected the quote since it's wrong over here: [link]
So there's that I guess. It was fun, i'm glad to finally post it. I've got a couple more memes sitting around to eventually work on but I think I should try do some real art first eh? Like stuff I get paid for ><
This is actually a panel from the RvB meme which I've been working on filling out. I don't usually do large-scale panels in memes... but the question was "Draw everyone with their helmets off" and do you KNOW how many characters there are in Red vs Blue? There's a lot, that's how many. I've already designed a bunch of faces for them... so I decided to draw the principle 8 in a scene that's been living in my head for a while. This scene. I've been wanting to draw it for months but never sat down to it. I've thought very hard about who would play which instrument in a band. Faces: jameson9101322.deviantart.com/…
Red: Sarge - Drums I figure he'd want to be the one keeping time for them. You know "one two three four! Stay on tempo, what are you deaf!?!"
Simmons - Bass Backup and rhythm, he'd do what Sarge told him to do and try to play the support role. He wouldnt want to be the front man doing all the show boating. I'm not 100% happy with Simmons in this picture. I couldnt' get him to look the way my imagination wanted him to. In the end I gave up and posted this.
Donut - Vocalist I dare you try to tell Donut his years of musical theater don't qualify him for this job.
Grif - Guitar I know Grif doesn't really get passionate about anything but booze and food... but he's also a total pothead and I bet he'd dig the guitar. Tucker's insulting his skill or calling him fat or something to get him riled up.... he's not really into band loyalty.
Blue: Church - Vocalist He's the mouth of the Blues. He'd also want to lead for certain and shout profanities into the microphone.
Caboose - Drums Caboose likes to hit things with sticks.
Tucker - Guitar Definitely wants to be the frontman. The ladies love the guitarist. He talks a big game and backs it up with hot riffs.
Tex - Bass The band she'd make if she were in charge would be a lot more efficient and organized. She's totally annoyed by everyone else in her band. Also Stella of the Interstella5555 played bass and i thought that'd be a fun tribute
Rest of the meme to follow soon... maybe tomorrow.
K: "Mr. Prime? MIB. We'd like a word." Optimus: "Of course. What's the problem?" K: "Mr Prime, your resident alien agreement clearly states that you and your entourage are only to appear publicly when IN DISGUISE. I have with me several eyewitness accounts of giant intelligent robots interacting with the populace in or around the city of Pheonix Arizona. Is there anything you'd like to share?" Optimus: "Uh... we try to maintain a low profile but, the Decepticons..." K: "Uhuh... were the Decepticons willingly giving rides to American teenagers and transforming for entertainment purposes?" Optimus: "Um..." K: "That's what I thought."
J is totally broken in this picture ^^ He's flabberghasted. I bet he read the comics when he was little.
I'm sorry its so sloppy, but the idea was too perfect and I was feeling sketchy. The Transformers are Alien Robots... so if the two universes existed simultaneously, they would TOTALLY fall under the Men in Black's jurisdiction. Cracks me up.
I'm in love with this whole long-weekend thing, I got some modeling done on one of my characters in my short and still have time to draw for fun, sew on my plushie, drink Hot Chocolate and watch a stranger play Fatal Frame on youtube. Its a good vacation, I needed this ^^
C: MC! We do not discharge our weapons within view of the public!
MC: Yes Mother.
I love you *MihoshiK, you keep paying me to do pictures of stuff I like to make ^^ And good job, I probably wouldn't have revisited the Halo in Black crossover pics if not for you ^^ I really should do more, they're so much fun. I love the Chief in a helmet and a suit, its just so ridiculous.
I also think its funny that Agent C is so ticked off that MC is shooting laser guns in public but Agent A is OBVIOUSLY an alien so what difference would it make? ^^
I should design a Human-Suit for A like X's suit he wears, although I get the suspicious feeling A's human suit would look a lot like Keith David.
It's another MIBHalo crossover pic! The girls and their BFGs have killed Cthulu Jr or something apparently... after the boys were used to mop the floor ^^ Zed gives them props.
Go Agents L and C!
The MIB characters are series-model for those unfamiliar with the 97 MIB cartoon.
Mihoshi, this is widescreen format. If you click 'download' on either of the pictures, you'll get an oversized image (i didnt know what your dimensions were) that should stretch to fit any widescreen monitor.
Mihoshi was nice enough to play right into my hand ^^ Requesting a sequel to my Agents A and MC pic! Here we see Agents A and MC hanging in the kitchenette with Agent C (computer interface specialist) and the Worm Guys having some coffee. I love this pic, i worked really hard on it, harder than I should have probably for the quality of linework we're seeing. But fun is fun right ^^ I hope its what Mihoshi wanted.
I may have to make more of these... maybe a miniseries or something, its just such an attractive scenario^^
You all dont understand my obsession with this show. Fosters is genius, and since its animated in flash and i'm an animation major the replay value is through the roof. I could watch that show with the sound off and be thrilled. But Wilt is my favorite friend because he's so nice and helpful and his limbs are so frickin long! Plus have any of you watched his mouth move!? I wait for him to speak so I can... there are some very cool little shapes... okay, i'm done. -_-
WAAH!! I'm done with my PajamaChibi series!!! I am a woman without a purpse! But I digress
Its chibi Wilt! Wilt is hard to chibify because he's so spindly.. but I think I managed it at least a little bit ^^ I wanted to accent his love of basketball so he's got a basketball pattern pillow and basketball themed jammies ^^
Pic was lying around my harddrive hoping to have something done with it. I decided just to post it as is. Maybe I'll go back in and turn it into a real painting sometime, but its been a while since I posted a graphite piece and I really loved this pose.
Scarlet doesn't care that Snake Eyes' face is ruined, she loves him anyway. And she doesn't care if he can talk or not as long as his lips still work ^^
fyi, Snake is blond haired and blue eyed in most the pictures of him maskless. I had a really pretty pic of him from the comics but have since lost it. The one I found instead was horrifying: [link]
Still on the lookout for the pic of him wearing sunglasses and looking all badass. I feel like I found it on a wiki page somewhere. If anyone tracks it down or has it saved plz lemme know, I want it.
11 Ray 'Surfr' Tracer - Reboot 30 Character Challenge Other Characters [link]
I'm so sorry Ray. I used you to try and break my drawing funk tonight and you suffered for it. Oh how you suffered. I'll draw you a better portrait sometime.
No character list of mine would be complete without Ray Tracer. He and I are a case of love at first sight. I love him because he's laid back, adventurous, and altruistic. There's no reason in his mind why people shouldn't help each other out just because they need it. He was totally cool with dying for our cast despite meeting them only a few cycles prior. Plus I'm a huge fan of he and Mouse. Like my attraction to him, hers was also instant. They were smitten from the start... wearing their hears out on their sleeves together holding hands.
Look how much of a slacker I am. This happened during my nine hour shift at work. It took that long becuase I mostly worked on it while the tutorial was talking instead of instructing. You know how it goes "Now, we won't actually use this tool, but i'll just show you what it does" snore... drawing.
I wanted to try something new. Something stylized. Its not Vector because there is no math involved at all. I call it cut paper. And I think its awesome, so I hope you all like it too.
Hex is more stylized than Ray, who was real stylized until his suit became so complicated, but I like the result (and I like Ray's abs :yummy: ) so thats okay with me.
I know its probably not what you had in mind, B, but I have a feeling you wont be dissappointed.
Everyone's from Reboot btw... and you can download it for the freakishly large version
Alright, been without power for nearly three days.... I could have sworn today was Saturday too.
But I got home to air conditioning (praise the Lord) and really wanted to post something so I wrapped this up. THe background is less than stellar I know, but really I drew this picture as an exuse to put them all in pretty dresses. They ended up being Wedding Dresses, and are all shaded to match their eyes.
These are the Reboot Ladies btw... Mouse, Dot, AndrAIa, Daemon and Hex...es.... ^_^
I'll take this moment to say Thank you Hex for saving the net.
Then I'd like to say "Sorry Hex, I overdid you with the bangles and veils and now you look like some sort of winged bellydancer" ^^
I decided to go over the top on this one adding all the cool like tricks I love to do when I design magic costumes... ribbons, veils, dangly things, clasps and rings and ribbons ^^ I had a lot of goals with this pic. I wanted to encorporate both Viral Hex and White Hex in one design so I leaned heavy on the gold black and red. Her eyes are closed, and her veils cascade through all the various eye colors she has as a virus. And in case youre curious, she's wearing a white boddice and white boots so she's not nude. I tried to overlay the scratchy pencil on the parts that weren't her skin and shade with a red tone instead of the gold I use on her face and belly. I hope you can tell. Well, what do you think? This is the end of my elements series afterall ^^
I'll admit I had no interest in Ironman prior to the movie, but I loved the movie intensely and used it as a springboard to learn more about Tony in his various other incarnations. I knew Tony would be a member of the Heartblade series from day 1 but it's taken me this long to design draw and color him. I like how he's hiding the Ironman keyblade behind his back but not very well. It's the same as his relationship with his secret identity...from word one he wanted other people to know he had it.
Bwahahaha! I'm sorry, this is just such an odd match! I mean look at him! He looks totally ridiculous! I mean his face is almost out of character even - like "Whoopdiedo! I've got a key shaped beat stick!" omg I totally did this ^^
Okay, the rule with the keyblade series is that my favoritest favorite characters get in. And Grissom is my favoritest favorite character from CSI: Crime Scene Invstigation. He's adorable with how fatherly he is, while simultaneously being childlike and curious. He's such a geek ^^ and his heartblade was HARD to come up with. Its got caution tape and a flashlight and his badge at the bottom and the Las Vegas sign and ... and a bug as a keychain! I mean of COURSE!!!
Kenshin dates way back. He is a fan favorite of just about everybody's The strong and unstobable hitokiri battosai who can do dishes and make a beautiful stirfry. He may be old school... but anyone who hasn't seen Kenshin is missing out on one of the really great milestones of anime! All praise to Kenshin
This is prequal ObiWan obviously. He was cool in the prequals... cool in the real thing too... but he was my favorite character once QuiGon kicked the bucket so he makes it to the first rank. Apologies if it doesnt look like Ewan McGregor, but I was referenceless.
Sephiroth is awesome. I dont know a soul who'll contest that. I mean, the man is just cool. And in my opinion, he's especially cool in the flashbacks before he goes crazy. I mean, he knew he was hot stuff, but he kinda took it in stride. I mean he posed for a picture for crying out loud! And when he was laughing about his father, that was funny. But enough of that. I'm particularly fond of Seph's heartblade because I think I hit aces on the design. Its one of my favorites.
Basically I was sad seeing that the majority of Marauder pictures lacked Peter. I mean, Petey might be a total scab LATER in life, but back then he was a mousey little teenager. I dont have any love for Peter Pettigrew, but I wanted to draw the four of them chilling and being normal students. Sirius is getting tired of Remus studying all the time and has enchanted the book out of his hand. James thinks its hilarious
lol Poor Ray, he's had to watch as I've gushed over Wash for the past month. Wash is from Firefly if you all recall ^^ You get the sense Wash wishes he could explain but he doesn't understand it either? Its okay Ray, I still love you ^^ :nabs plushie:
This was my first attempt at open Canvas... what do you guys think?
Some of you might recognize this screencap. I was doing a ZoeWash study and this came out so cute I had to colorize it. The colors are added in Photoshop, but I did nothing but spray and multiply so I'm really emphasizing the pencil in this work.
Wash looks near nothing like Alan Tudyk... I think his hair is too red, leaning more toward the 'Knight's Tale' shade... but Zoe came out really well.
Zoe and Wash are from Firefly, my most recent obsession
*Edit: I decided to fix his hair, I'm meaning to stick this on the gallery and I wanted to make it look good before I did. What do you think now? Better? More... washlike?
Birthday present for my friend and Draco drooler. Premise is that he was studying and fell asleep in front of the fire in the common room....with his shirt open... Kinda makes ya wanna be a slythering dunnin it?
MacMillan: "You know, you really shouldn't be drinking with a head wound."
Kurt: "I've had worse."
Two soldiers nipping off for a pint after getting patched up. I'm thinking MacMillan's been injured for a longer period of time, his bruises are healing. Kurt probably just rolled in off the front. He took a heavy hit on the left side. He's got lots of open wounds and extensive bruising there. He's a little wreckless and was more than likely out of armor for whatever reason.
These guys are hot, and I worked a long time on them. I enjoyed painting their abs and their bruises.
*CreativeImages, Ive been working on your pic a couple days when last night I realized that I was unhappy with the mood of the piece. It was not as relaxed as it could be, that was largely kurt's fault, but the only solution I could find was to erase and redraw both their faces, but I couldn't let this expression go. I was in love with it, so call it a preview or something, but I went ahead and made him a portrait.
Felina asked for a post Fall of Reach pic of John remembering his fallen friends Fhajad, Sam, Kelly, and Linda at a memorial to those killed in the glassing of Reach. They appear as he remembers them from training, their memories always with him as he places a flag at their monument.
For further clarification: this was a commission and the above paragraph is what Felina wanted. The children are not ghosts, they are memories of his friends from when they were all in training - when they were "happy". I hope that better explains.
And if you click 'download' it's freakishly huge.
This has also become a tribute to all veterans, since I posted it in time for veterans day. So here's to all those who have given their lives to our safety at war and at home. To those of you serving now, we all pray for your safety and success, and thank you for your sacrifice on our behalf. To every soldier who has ever carried our flag into battle, the US thanks you and loves you for all you have done for us.
edit Thanks everyone for all the great comments. Thanks no one for comments pointing out who is and is not alive without reading the description where I clarify I know who is alive and dead, I read the books and was paid to draw this picture. Thanks to constant frustration you innocent souls probably think me petty for being so angry about I've turned comments off. No one dare note me about how undead everyone is.