Monday, May 26, 2014

"Horror" Book Cover Commission

Forgive me it's been too long since my last post. A lot has happened in the past months, including some personal things & experimenting with new digital illustration techniques (some of which are posted on my tumblr).

Here's one of my more recent commissions, a book cover for a private client. It was no easy feat working on it, including coloring the whole thing in grey tones. But for the most part, it turned out much better than expected. It was a great learning experience for me for experimental inking & a different method of coloring.

Materials used: Bristol board, Faber-Castel markers, Holbein Ink, & Photoshop

Monday, December 16, 2013

Monster Fest part 1

Been a few months since I last updated and was very busy with my personal projects, including this one. It's part of my Monster Fest 2013 sketch challenge in which I wanted to draw one of my chosen monsters for the month of Halloween. Unfortunately, I was able to draw roughly 20 (with a few I haven't inked). Now it will be finished, with my goal being the end of next month. But in the meantime, here's part one of my Monster Fest challenge.

From top to bottom: Slenderman and Slendermane, Chimera, Naga, Hellhound, Kasa-okabe, Sphinx, and Mermaid

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Vritra Maquette - Finally Completed!

Took me pretty much all year to complete him and I'm so glad he's finished! Hopefully, my next maquette/sculpture won't take a year to complete. Though to be fair, that mostly consisted of my lack of motivation to finish this guy, mainly because he's filled with so many tight spaces! Never again and will plan better next time.

Anyway, enough of my mini-rant. Here's Vritra, the main baddie of my graphic novel in progress in his full glory! Despite some hardships during making him, he was a lot of fun to work on.

Materials used: Wire armature, aluminum foil, small beads (for his eyes), Sculpy Clay, FolkArt acrylic paint, model grass crumbles (for moss), and wooden base.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

MLP: FIM - Come Back and See Us

A long overdue gift art for a good friend of mine, Alicia Schwalm. Drew her three favorite characters (Applejack, Big Macintosh, and Discord) from My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Original - Creature Concepts Part 1

Did some more experimenting with digital painting and for my willing guinea pigs, two of my creature creations. On the left, a wolf-lizard like creature I named "Drarowk," and on the left, a creature that I'm temporarily naming "Aquaerpent." Out of both subjects, the Aquaerpent is perhaps my best effort. Still trying to work out on how to digitally paint fur, but at least it's a start.

As for the creatures themselves, I will make reference sheets of them in the near future, but for now, here's their current designs.