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Friday, April 30, 2010

shiny. very very shiny

Card I made for my buddy, Frankie. Happy birthday broseph!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

recnt drawings

What if boba fett had two compadres with him. The other to outfits are based on fetts original design- the second one more based on stormtrooper armour and forest camoflage pattern. I didnt come up with names for these two but my thought process is you have tough as nails fett, a young hunter in training and an ex-trooper.
A drawing using some of my older research oh ant structures. I wanted to make an intellectual insectoid. I included a larval drawing

one of the chainsaw majini from resident evil 5. I originally wanted to draw one of the red panted ones however the purple works a lot better in contrasting the bloodstains

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Keiri Let's Plays: the white chamber Part 1

end of the year artstravaganzo part 3

This is the first of hopefully several special pieces I'm making for a let's play series forwarded by a man who goes by cmsturdy/keiri over at youtube. This first one is for a game called "White chamber" which is best described as Silent Hill in Space. Check this guy out! He does a lot of horror games and its a riot when he gets startled. I'm just teasing, he played through Afraid of monsters and I refuse to go back to that. nearly wet myself playing it the last time.

end of the year artstravaganzo part 2

Ok so this is what all the ant studying has been for. I've been waiting weeks to finish this one so I could put it up here. So here it is, the honey pot ant. Fascinating things. they're basically living refridgerators in the ant hill. They start off as workers but mature and spend their lives on the ceilings of the colonies. Other workers bring them food which they process into sugary nectar and store it in their abdomens which can grow to the size of small grapes. During dryer seasons when there isnt as much food for the colony to function as normal, the honey pot ant will regurgitate the stored nectar and feed the hive with it. There are usually dozens of these guys per colony and they never ever leave the ceilings. Interesting to note that the abdomen of a honey ant makes a yummy snack. If I ever get out to australia I should try one myself. It would be nice to encounter an animal in australia that isnt deadly poisonous eh?

end of the year artstravaganzo part 1

Some drawings I've been doing in my spare time last few days. The ant is based on a lot of ant biological studies I've been doing for another project which I will post in the part 3. I really like how his shell turned out actually. I thought it was a chance to try the warm grey but it gives it some colour without being too distracting.
Next is a drawing of Wesker from the first part of resident evil 5's final battle with him. He's supposed to be covered in vine like tentacles from a virus known as Uroboros. I was a bit worried when I was drawing them that they may not come out as clear or as organic (especially as organic) as they needed to be but they worked out nicely. I even took some liberties from the original design. theres a tentacle wrapped around his left leg and on his human arm there are a couple fighting for space. In the game they seemed to like to keep to themselves on his body.
And finally the top one. Yes that is based on matt groening's flying hellfish tatoo design from the simpsons. Dont ask what inspired me to draw that but I just had a strong urge to reimagin it. I tried out the original design first on the top left THAT IS PROPERTY OF MATT GROENING OR FOX OR WHOEVER ISNT ME. I then took that original and made it a bit more my style. with some shiny bits (of course) and a much more frocious, muscle bound design. It also turned out nicely.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

and a couple rough sketches while I'm here

prolly my favourite part of this drawing is Barry Burton. because Barry kicks ass :P

I've been feeling a little star warsy lately

some more draawrns

Yes that is killer Croc. yes he is holding a remote control
I made his lightsaber in photoshop fairly quickly. I didnt want to distract from the rest of the image by making it too digital- however the original drawing of it looked awful so I had to correct or it would have drove me nuts. it was completely see through and a very dull blue. Admittedly I didnt decide to have his sabre turned on until I had already inked the his forearm so that's my fault but it still looks gewd

Sunday, April 11, 2010

markers and MOAR!!

Just some things I've been working on when I havent been swamped by classwork. Trying to really develope my inking and marker techniques. I especially like some of the really shiny metal sections of the chariot and the brute's metallic armour plates. I took a chance with the bloodstains on the brutes arm but it actually turned out better then I was hoping.

The chariot is supposed to be a mashup of the ancient roman chariot (of course) and a modern motorcycle (if you havent guessed :P) admittedly it looks more like a variant of the modern motorcycle but I'm not complaining.