It finally happen... I am openning COMMISIONS!
If you want your favourite super-hero/character done by me, hit me up! If you want your OC done send me a sketch and I'll do that too. If you aren't really sure (or just don't really know how to sketch) give me your idea and I'll do my best. In both cases just be sure to offer your best description... everything else I will use my own artistical freedom and creativity for it.
Prices range from $5 for a pencil sketch of a head shot, to $100 for a full colored character (background not included, prices may vary a little depending on complexity).
If you are interested send my a Note!
A few examples can be seen here...
Working on some CG stuff latelly, ence a new logo/icon was a must.
Hope you like it!
maybe this year will be better than the last."
- Counting Crows
It has been a long december and I am now returning from a long, long iatus. It has been almost a year since I regularly posted on dA, and I must say: I missed it.
I had to be away for a long time because I was felling stuck in my drawings. For the longest time I tried upgrade my skills by drawing on tablet but everytime I tried, I just felt disapointed. Thus, I decided to do something completly different and earn some money in the process. I did several workshop on completly different thing, meet new people, learn new thing, and am now comming back.
It has been a slow process, and I don't think I'll get into that rythim of "a drawing a week" for quite a while, but still, I will try my best this year to post more work in this platform.
Thank you for all the fav's, comments, llamas (I do love me some llamas) and support.
I will do my best to be up to your expectations, and have all a very, very good year.
PS- It's open to everyone so you should also participate if you like.
[EDIT: This contest is over. Thanks to all those who voted.]
Here are two examples:
After many tries and tribulations, it seems I am finally getting the hang of it.
I am now more confortable with using the "stylus on glass" (so to speak) for the coloring process, altough for sketching or pencilling I still go to (and prefer) the "pen and paper" aproach. Still, I do think I am improving and have some entire digitally illustrations planned for later this year.In the meantime, I'll be posting what I have been coloring along with the process I am using (if that is helpful to anyone).
Also, just so you know, I am using Skecthbook Pro on the iPad. It doesn't alow for very big pictures with lots of layers and/or effetcs, but it is very practical and easy to use, specially for simple illustrations like those I am working on right now.
Thanks for following/watching me. There will be more works posted here, soon...
I have been uterlly dispointed at anime show latelly (yes, it seems to be a recorrent theme these days, but still I wanna give my 50 cents). We all know that there's some good anime, but mostly it's just garbage. But, the worst of it, is that as it becomes more "industrialized", the more even good shows turn out awful. Let me explain...
Studios have contrats to produce shows to fit specific slots in Japanese channels. So they rush production and massificate all the animation in order to fill/sell as many has they can. That is why we see litlle to no variation is character designs on anime shows (there's about 3~5 types in my opinion), so that every studio can work with every other show/anime, and an excess use of psycological talk so that they can just do lip-sinc and escape the actual action/animation work.
Unfortunatelly, this castrates and canibalizes some potential great shows/stories/heroes. This past season I found two shows that had that potential, but after 3 episodes I has enough. Either they lacked a good director (cuz there's only about a dozen of those... and they're all taken - "Space Dandy", despite not being for everyone's taste, is a good example), or animation (lots and lots of just 'still-frames'), or both. I've always learn that, in animation, the time it takes to do bad animation, is exactly the same time it takes to do good animation... If you have to draw 200 pictures, at least make them worth your while!
I'm not gonna mention names, but one show was about a detective agency in wich the detectives add paranormal powers, and it evolved into a goverment conspiracy. Another was, teens that were given powers based on historical characters and defend the planet against an alien invasion. Both add a somewhat "different" look to them in terms of character design (one was very lean and colorful somewhat "persona", and the other add special suits in a "megaman" flavour). Both were interesting: one had the different paranormal powers side and even a school (like "X-Men"), and the other had an historical interest, which could be used for kids to learn more about the role these characters played long ago. They both add, in my view, great potential... Unfortunatelly, they lacked ANIMATION. They lacked action. They lacked depth, They lacked excitment.
I've seen more and more of these over the years, and became more and more disapointed... recently only "Kill La Kill" escapes this norm. But even he/she falls a bit into the "massificatrion" by putting panties and nude girls/women all over the place. And let's face it, the enemy was a piece of thread... What happen to show like Conan? Like Ghost in the Shell? Like Cowboy Beebop? Even remakes like Saint Seya Omega just fail my (and I believe our) expectations over and over again...
I don't want to be a downer and say it's all bad. But seriously, after Dragonball Z, only one other show rose to the occasion, and that was Gurren Laggen (that I recommend to EVERYONE).
I hope the japanese industry comes together and create a really good show, cuz I... we are in need of it.
So, hold on tight... more art is coming!
Thanks you so much for this. It was one of my goals for 2012, and I though the world was going to end before I achieved it. Good this I was wrong! Now the world can end... hahaha
I wanna thank everyone who made it possible and I promise I'll draw something to celebrate this soon.
Many, many thanks again.
For the longest time, I was praticing coloring in my iPad Sketchbook, and I believe I finnaly nailed it.
I've just completed a few new artworks that I'll be posting here in the comming weeks/months.
I'm currently planning some new drwings and "fan-art", and also, will be trying to take my colors a bit further.
Hope all is well with you guys, and please enjoy/fav/comment my new pics.
You have given us: two wars agains Iraq, unease in the Middle East, inflated oil prices, propaganda media that everyday scares us about terrosim, the biggest economic crisis the world has ever seen, and that arrogance phrase "USA is the best country in the entire world"... and we didn't like that.
BUT, all is forgiven and forgoten, because you have given us this movie!
IN THE NAME OF GEEKS, NERDS AND ZERO-WANNABE-HEROES, IN THE WORLD... WE THANK YOU!!!
[PS- I am now gonna stop using the word "awesomeness" and will begin to use the word "avengeress"]
Happy New Year!
Kung Hei Fat Choi!
Boy, it's been a while since I've write something to you guys.
I'm currently trying to get a job to cope with my expenses (and it's not going well... I do live in Portugal after all), wich leaves me little peace of mind to draw and post something here. I've got an iPad this year and I am trying to color using Sketchbook... it's not going that well, but I've only used it a few times. I hope to get better has time goes bye so I can share it with you. For the time beeing, I've done only two full pictures, but I'm really ashamed of the result... so, I probably won't be posting them here.
Still, if you got some tips about coloring and/or using Sketchbook (a tutorial would be nice), I would much appreciate it.
This year promises a lot of good stuff.
Between movies - Avengers, Ghost Rider, Batman, the Hobbit, and many others); and videogames - Asura's Wrath, Darksiders 2, MGS: Reveangence, and many others; I can only say that, if this turns out to be the last year of Earth, I'm gonna go a happy man.
But still... let us hope not.
Hope all is good with you guys.
I've been so busy these past times, that I just couldn't stop.
I've been trying to improve my coloring, but it hasen't turned out as good as I expected, so I decided to color some previous uncolored works with my 'old technique' - just cuz I know you like colors better than black & white.
Origin Rage: leonidas666.deviantart.com/art…
War Is Coming: leonidas666.deviantart.com/art…
My Little Pet: leonidas666.deviantart.com/art…
Also, my bro got me a gig at is work, so my hands are pretty full.
I hope to color all my previous posted works (with one technique or other) and also, I got something pretty awesome planned for later this year... I'll show it has soon as I finish it (and I do hope I can finish it before the end of the year).
All the best for you guys!