Thursday, April 11, 2013

SnowWhite Sketch

Sketch of SnowWhite
Hey everybody! Right now I'm working out ideas in my head and on paper of how a new SnowWhite could look. I'm inspired by Yoshitaka Amano so expect alot of that in the costume/clothes. I did this simple sketch in ballpoint pen and then added some pastel colors with Painter12.
     Not much to say, but I wanted to share what one of my sketches look like. Not at all like my paintings, but its much faster this way to get the ideas out of my head.


Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Keith and Black Lion

Keith and Black Lion in Painter12
Hey everybody! Here is the portrait of Keith and Black Lion. I was very happy to finally get to this piece. This painting has the Black Lion, a red leather jacket, and a super mullet.
     Of course, while painting this I was thinking of a good cover of a video game. I kept thinking back to the old NES games like Golgo 13 and Xenophobe. So I wanted to make Keith the hero with a gun with his 'faithful' Black Lion creeping in the shadows (i know, i know he's supposed to pilot it).
     I wanted to redesign Keith's jacket too. It seemed a bit like a windbreaker jacket, so I made it a red leather jacket similar to a motorcycle jacket I wear (i own a Kawasaki Meanstreak). I have been trying to pay more attention to details and edges which really make a fabric and textile seem believable. Also I think I am getting the hang of hands. Short hatching with a chalk brush works best, and redefining the lighting with charcoal helps to unify the overall shape. Throughout the entire painting, I kept an eye on Hard, Soft and Lost edges as well.
   Done in Painter12.
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After I paint princess Allura, I'm celebrating with a Guinness and 18 year old Glenlivet. Maybe twice.
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Keith from 80's Voltron cartoon

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sven and Blue Lion

Sven and Blue Lion in Painter12
Hey everybody! Well I haven't posted in a while because there was hope that the remaining Voltron portraits could be used in official trading cards. It didn't quite work out, so I'm sharing them here.
This painting was a bit of a pain because I was hoping to make it more of a combat piece. In addition I was really trying to make the characters seem a bit more personal by showing off their culture a bit. Sven is from Norway/Sweden so I added some stitching designs to show this. The blood was more of a spur of the moment idea that I did in homage of his death while fighting Haggar the witch. In the U.S. version, Sven was only too badly injured to pilot the Blue Lion. Hence, Princess Allura being its new pilot.
Done in Painter12.
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Sven from the 80's Voltron cartoon