Friday, September 30, 2016

Feature Friday - 09/30/16

Welcome back to Feature Friday, where I select a quality drawing and post it here for everyone to see!

In addition to the main selection, there can also be honorable mentions. The drawings will be posted here on my blog and on my deviantArt!

Now for the feature! The drawing I picked for this weeks feature is by ambergriselement
What impressed me the most about this is the fact that it's done using traditional methods, paper and pencil! From the details around the portrait to the lighting and shading using colored pencils, it's simply fantastic!

The first runner up is innovator123
The drawing is absolutely epic. It's very dynamic and full of life. While it can look a little bit overwhelming at first, once you see the characters, you can really appreciate what's there.

The second runner up is chinchongcha
This picture looks like it could be a movie poster. It has a lot going on, includes many characters, and tells a story. Let's not forget that it also has lots of Final Fantasy characters in it too.

Those are the features for this week, keep your eyes peeled on the forums on Monday for the next feature topic!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

WIP - Skull

I started drawing a raptor skull and slowly adding to it so it looks more like a dragon skull. This will be used in the same reaper scene which I've been working on. The usage will be a secret for now. I think it's going to look great when I'm done placing it and adding effects.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

WIP - Balcony Columns

I looked at my drawing today and noticed the balcony looked like it was floating, therefore I decided to paint in some columns to hold it up. I didn't go with traditional columns, but rather statues of armored skeletons. I think I'm going to end up recoloring them since the purple is too overpowering.

Monday, September 19, 2016

WIP - A Few Details Added

I managed to get a little bit of time in on this painting. I added some more details to the columns and ceiling area. I think that's about it for this layer and now I'll start with the balcony area. Really liking it so far, the mood is set really well by the color. Soon enough I'll be able to start painting the characters.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Feature Friday - KingKaijuice

Welcome back to Feature Friday, where I feature one of my favorite artists every week.

This week, I'd like to feature Deviant Art user, KingKaijuice, who's art stands out from many others. He helped me with many tips and tricks when it comes to shading and lighting.

The feature art will be a fan art of Asuka from Evangelion. Not a series that I really loved, but the characted I loved a lot. Enjoy the epic skills of the artist!

Thursday, September 15, 2016

WIP - Reaper Scene So Far

I continued working on my current painting for a couple of hours today. I'm nearly done with the column layers and will soon move on to either the chandeliers or balcony. I added a floral pattern to some of the empty spots, but I'm not sure how I feel about it just yet. I need to see more of the image completed to see if it goes together.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

WIP - Reaper Scene

After completing my previous scene with the Fire Titan, I've begun work on my next painting. This one will deal with a reaper type enemy. Expect to see lots of bones, darkness, and poisonous fog. So far I've started on a bit of the background and not much else. The ideas are slowly coming to me and hopefully the final product will look epic.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Fire Titan

After many hours of work, I've finally completed my latest painting. It took me around 30 hours in total to finish, but it was definitely worth it. I learned how to paint rocks, lava, fire, and clouds during the entire process. I'm pleased with the end product and am ready to move on to my next painting. Hopefully I can finish this one in less time.

Hi-Res available for download here.

Friday, September 2, 2016

Feature Friday - KejaBlank

Welcome to Feature Friday, where I feature one of my favorite artists every week.

To start off, I'd like to feature Deviant Art user, KejaBlank, who has been a huge inspiration to me. She's the one that pushed me to go from cartoon style drawings to more realistic digital paintings. With all of the tips and support, I managed to get my art to its current level.

The picture I'll use today is a digital painting of Obito Uchiha from the Naruto series. The level of detail that went into this is amazing.

Latest Painting - Update

Been a while since I posted so I thought I'd share an update on my latest painting. It's taking me a while to finish due to time constraints and new techniques I'm practicing. Things like fire, lava, and rocks are new to me so it might not look perfect.