Friday, 24 February 2012

Illustration Friday:Fluid- Alien Incubation

So for this Illustration Friday, the word given was fluid.  I came up with a couple sketches and I personally loved this one.  A Giger like alien with fluid filled sacs holding infantile Xenomorphs. 
I started the basic shape here, and I wanted to make it a huge amorphous, biomechanical nightmare.  

Here I did most of the shading and started to colour the sacs.  I went with a lime green to show that the fluid 
              is definitely not human.

Here is the final product.  I added some hanging egg sacs from the ceiling and some mechanical stalagmites from the floors for depth.  Over all, I'm very proud of this one

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Illustration Friday: Prepared- Gordon Freeman

Ever wonder where video game characters keep all of there items and weapons? 

So here I started with a quick pencil sketch, but inked it with art pens just to add a bit more depth to Mr. Freeman here.  I wanted to make it look ridiculous, with Gordon shooting an expression of "Do you REALLY want to mess with me?"

After the ink, I basically coloured in his trademark orange and grey with pencil crayons.
Simple, yet effective.

Now here I decided to make the drawing a vector image in CorelDraw, just to see what happens.  I actually liked the way it turned out here.

Monday, 20 February 2012

Illustration Friday: Popularity- Jerry the Arachnid

I have been working on the design for this character before the Illustration Friday assignment, as I am currently designing the characters for a friends game that is in development.  
This is Jerry, he is a paranoid schizophrenic spider whose best friend is a floating piece of land named Terrain.

Here is the finished piece, just using pencil crayons, showing Jerry and Terrain together. Popularity among friends 

Sunday, 12 February 2012

The artists' Night Life

When it's 3 in the morning, and you don't want to sleep, and you already have your graphite pencil at hand, why not do a self portrait?  I had fun making this mainly because I love making funky looking things, and I myself look rather "funky", and it actually turned out very well! Definitely captured how tired I was at the time!

Friday, 10 February 2012

Illustration Friday: Suspense- Grasp of Pestilence

So this Illustration Friday, we were given the word "Suspense". Here is another pairing of characters in my story, this time the symbolic horseman is Pestilence; a gross, grimy, disturbing figure dawning a porcelain baby mask. Due to his characterization I wanted to make him just repulsive and dirty looking. Grasp of Pestilence Step 1 Grasp of Pestilence Step 2

Friday, 3 February 2012

Takeya / WAR

So here we have a step-by-step of a portrait of two of my characters,  Takeya and his personal demon, WAR.  Originally I was planning to do a portrait of Takeya; a grizzled samurai who rather than lead a life of malice and disparity through a life-time of war, he keeps a positive outlook, even through times of conflict.

After the initial sketch, I saw that there was room on the right side of the page and I thought it would be appropriate to incorporate Takeya's counterpart; the embodiment of War.  Unlike the other spiritual antagonists (Death, Pestilence, and Famine; all of whom show no remorse) War lives by the code of 'Bushido', or the code of honour, so by that morality, I decided to represent him (or his human form at least) in samurai armor, masked with the kabuto hemet.

In the center of the page I sketched the kanji symbol for "WAR", in case anyone was wondering ;)

After shading and detail work, I shaded in a background for contrast and style.  I added eraser streaks to imitate the slice of a sword as well.

Overall, I'm very proud of this piece, it was actually very fun to work on. More character art on the way, as well as some level ideas :D

Thursday, 2 February 2012

My Online Portfolio

Hey guys!  Just thought I'd leave my portfolio on here;