I struggled quite a bit with his face. When I read a book I imagine how a character looks, but when trying to make him/her a portrait I realize I actually don't have a clear imagine of the facial features, but the image I had of him/her is more of an impression, something the features of the character make me feel or think. And getting that right takes a bit...
To be honest I didn't really care about them earlier, neither that particular theory about them. But lately, after all those hints in the latest season (and since rereading the books) I slowly started to love everything about them, and I can't wait to read those lines in the next or last book where the big secret will be finally revealed! Go Howland Reed!
Year: 2008 Client: DC Comics Media: Pencil & India Ink on Strathmore 500 Series Illustration Board, then colored with Adobe Photoshop CS2
Promotional giveaway poster for DC Comics at 2008 conventions. A big job. Woof.
The reason why Catwoman is the only character wearing black (DC wanted everyone in white) is because DC didn't want Catwoman included! Her book was being canceled at the time, and it was felt that they shouldn't be 'promoting her' as a result.
I argued and argued for her inclusion, and decided to draw her in for my own benefit, all the way on the end, knowing I could Photoshop her out in the coloring phase. Typically when DC saw Catwoman, they loved her and asked if she could be included. This was about 12 hours before the piece was due.
Catwoman was only penciled at that point, so I knew I could ink her in a black dress and there'd be no time for it to be changed, so.... there you go.
If you're looking for a STORY reason why Selina is in black, not just my behind-the-curtains explanation: Selina gets invited, at the last minute, to this 'Women of DC' photo-shoot, and is told to wear white. Out of spite, she wears the blackest dress she's ever stolen. She DID bring a white cat, though!
From the left side: Catwoman, Barbara Gordon (seated), Zatanna, Black Canary, Powergirl, Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batwoman (seated), Vixen, Poison Ivy, & Harley Quinn.
Peter! Facebook: www.facebook.com/Lokiable --------- So, about the COLD`s Band logo. This was one of the first ones I made. Back then it was all just a joke. And for the sigils I didn`t make the vectors myself as I do today, but looked for them on google images. So google gave me this spider. I won`t remove the image because... well, internet! But I won`t dare to profit from this image in any way. Here is the band`s facebook page: www.facebook.com/coldofficial
Harry Potter and the Game of Thrones! (because my brain has this terrible urge to make connections between everything I've read, have the Harry Potter characters sorted into the houses of Westeros xD) I left out some houses and characters because I couldn't match them (sorry Baratheon! >< let me know if you have any ideas!) but here goes...
♣ Harry Potter as House Stark: the boy who was promised, a thing for honour and "saving people", and a house of orphans destined for great things.
♣ Hermione Granger as House Martell: headstrong, intelligent and outspoken - there's a reason Hermione was sorted into Gryffindor.
♣ The Weasleys as House Tully: a loyal family of redheads, seemingly rustic but can surprise you with their badassery.
♣ Neville Longbottom as House Tyrell: because Tyrell's words are so appropriate! although not as political, he's a power that grows throughout the story, and the sigil fits Neville's love of herbology.
♣ Luna Lovegood as House Arryn: an association with air and high places that fits Ravenclaw Tower; seen as detached and a bit kooky by others.
♣ The Malfoys as House Lannister: arrogant blondes loaded with old money that they use for political power... they are a close-knit family, in their own way (and Narcissa's actions at the end are very much "a Lannister always pays her debts")
♣ Severus Snape as House Greyjoy: harsh and unforgiving; the house of Turncloaks and self-proclaimed Princes who make terrible life choices. (ahaha so basically all my favourites are Greyjoys... /hides)
♣ Dolores Umbridge as House Bolton: creepy and manipulative; fond of pink and controlling their enemies by cutting them open.
♣ Fenrir Greyback as House Clegane: the Mad Dog, or the Mountain That Bites... employed as a vicious bruiser by the other Houses.
♣ Voldemort as House Targaryen: 'madness and greatness are two sides of the same coin'; ambitious, ruthless and scarily powerful.
EDIT 03/07/13: This piece has been licensed by the BBC! Now available as an official Sherlock print in the BBC Shop, as well as from Big Chief Studios!
Painted this over Livestream in about 4 hours, you can view the full recording at my new Youtube channel. Thank you very much to all who stayed and watched! I have always loved all imagery of Sherlock Holmes playing the violin, I find it very striking and it's one of his most recognizable and interesting character traits. This piece is inspired by BBC's Sherlock (I cannot possibly recommend this show more!)
Time-lapsed process video can be watched here. Drawn and painted in Adobe Photoshop with a Wacom tablet. Reference from here.
Available to buy as a phone case and other products here.
EDIT 10/09/13: I have provided this high-res wallpaper as a COURTESY to fellow Sherlock fans, and I expect my work to be treated with respect. Time and time again I have seen art thieves download this painting, PHOTOSHOP OUT MY SIGNATURE, and re-upload it to their own websites as a "free wallpaper," or, even worse, print it as a poster or on a phone case to sell on eBay, Amazon, Etsy, StoreEnvy, etc. It's absolutely ridiculous and disappointing. I'm leaving the wallpaper up because I know most don't do that, but I'm going to say this once again since it's apparently not clear: DO NOT REMOVE MY SIGNATURE FROM THIS ARTWORK FOR ANY REASON . If you see this painting on any of the above sites, please do me a favor and report it. If you see this painting on any products or websites without credit to me, I ask you not to buy it, and JUST REPORT IT. Thank you.
I've been wanting to try making a little penguin hoodie for a while now, and when I ended up with lots of scraps of fleece after prepping for Metrocon, I saw that I could make a whole rainbow of them >w< This is what I ended up with I just love the little plush beaks!
The Man of Steel's at a happy point in his life--he's got some good news to share with Batman. But tragic times are just around the corners as one of Batman's deadliest foes is in Metropolis on a surprise visit!
This is just a sequel to the other meme that I made. This time that is proMakorra. It's a damn shame that Mako had his characterization and relationships destroyed to create Korrasami and how because of this Mako Iwamatsu was disrespected since Mako was named after him, and that is one of the reasons I dislike both Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino now, since now people like to portray Mako as an abusive asshole when Joffrey Baratheon/Lannister, Ramsay Snow/Bolton and Jeff Fecalman are worse people than Mako is or make him a joke now by saying he is the Nickelodeon version of Randall from Clerks: The Animated series, and that really disgusts me now. I mean a person can make mistakes in real life about romance, why not a fictional character? But apparently not to some people and so in my opinion, Mike and Bryan are disrespecting a friend's memory to jump on board the SJW train by ruining the character that was named in his memory since that apparently makes more money now. That is just sad and makes me angry when they did that. Of course, that is my opinion since I heard the show was originally going to be one season and the last three seasons proves they had no idea what to do with the show. Just my two cents before you all start carrying the torch and pitchforks and start chasing me down. I use to be a fan of the original show, until I realize what type of people Mike and Bryan are and how mean spirited they are. That is another reason I don't like those two anymore
Edit: To I am not talking about the moderate Korrasami fans who are alright with Makorra, I'm talking about the ones who have basically became Bronies and Sonic fandom who are rabid. So I'm sorry if it seems like I was attacking those who are neutral and those who are okay with Makorra
I'm really starting to fall in love with this pairing. It's become my favorite Pokemon shipping next to Advanceshipping. There's already so much potential for it to happen. And I'm really hoping that this pairing somehow becomes canon. I'm not sure if it will though.
Yeahhhh...so does everyone in the anime Well everyone who actually watched BW001 and don't think for some stupid reason that Ash was 13 in DP because he 'looked older' Sure guys, by that logic Iris 'looks' like a palmtree, therefore she can grow coconuts on her head He's 10, do we wish it was different? Yes, would we change it if we could? Yes, are the writers likely to listen to the fandom? Oh Please!