So this was supposed to be a quick sketch to post before Halloween. Yeah, that failed.
But here it is anyway. Thanks to Jen for suggesting one of the doofiest (it's a word because I say it is) movie creatures from our collective memories of the 80's.
Early concept piece for this crazy idea i had. I have some ideas for the body style, but wanted to get something down now. This is based on a wacked-out diecast toy from the 50's. Symbol on the head is the Mon of the Shogun, symbol on chest is the Mon of the particular warlord(actually, it's a current logo for a japanese prefecture.) This'll have a huge torso and arms for intimidation factor, built on a hover chassis.
I am such a nerd.
So i got the request to do a "severe businesswoman" drawing for game night. Game was cancelled, so i drew instead. The other one is of this character our crew ran into, Oni-chan. Oni-chan is not long for our game world, he just doesn't realize it yet. But i wanted to see if i could translate oni-style facial deformations onto something more realistic. Meh.
Monster Women Magazine presents the lovely Weena, from the George Pal film The Time Machine, released in 1960. Weena's one of the Eloi, the light-on-smarts but lovely successors to humanity. ArtRage, minimal Photoshop, drawn on two different tablets. I've figured out a bit regarding the software, which is most helpful. Use of color remains...problematic.
As a side note, now I really want to make a plush morlock. Dammit.
Monster Women Magazine Presents: Miss Lucy Westenra, with her pet wolf D. Been working on this for far too long, finally just calling it. I get obsessive about...well, everything in an image, so I'm forcing myself to let it go. Started this about a year ago. Sheesh.
Started with SketchbookPro, moved to ArtRage, then back'n forth betwixt ArtRage and PS. Some work on the tablet, some on the main machine. Full-size is around 13" high, 400 dpi. I've been making these pretty big (i have various future plans, all of them nefarious).
Obviously, HEAVILY influenced by old pinups, specifically Elvgren.
Sometimes I have to do a quick(ish) drawing/painting to remind myself that I'm not a complete artistic washout. This was a couple hours in front of the tv, all in sketchbook pro, on the tablet. From ref, as usual. Yes, her eyes and jaw are still wonky.
More cartoon stuff. Been really busy this month, despite not posting a damn thing. This was a quick midnight attempt to do something completely different from the book cover I'm working on, which is kicking my ass. Huzzah!
I've got lots of pieces in the works, but not a one complete yet.
So here's 4 of a proposed 9 paintings...the ones that are closest to completion. Super-small images here, simply because they're not done yet. But I wanted some kind of evidence I could point to showing that I am, in fact, moving forward on these. Sometimes I need to kick myself in the ass, y'know?
Two early practice bits for the Monster Women project, that began with the Shuna Sassi study that I posted almost a year ago. After working feverishly on it for a couple months, I became distracted by other shiny objects. In the interim I've kind of re-thought the project a bit, and decided to focus on more of a classic pinup vibe - I want some Cheese with the Saucy. This also gives me a perfectly valid excuse (not that I necessarily need one) to diligently pore over some Elvgren & co.
To that end, these two are out. No longer fit the guidelines, like a bunch of other things I had started.
More sketchbook stuff. I've been drawing in pencil lately, which is a bit surreal. The last few years I've forgone pencil entirely, just gone straight to pen - construction lines be damned! I definitely enjoy the chaos of just working in pen - when you screw up, you have to find a way to fix it that still incorporates your error. On the other hand, to paraphrase Neal Stephenson, pencils are a really good technology. More fun than I'd remembered. Damn you, artistic ADD. Damn you.
Birthday present for my sister. William Morris portrait, combined from a photo of him as an older man with amazingly unkempt hair, color palette from a portrait of him as a much younger man, background a re-painted version of one of his wallpaper designs. As always, my design/composition is fairly rubbish...but I'm fairly pleased with the colors. And my technique seems to be improving, so that's good.