I’ve been meaning to make a new time lapse video of me working on a new digital illustration, but honestly, it keeps slipping my mind by the time I get to actually sitting down and working on the work.
This one… Hmm, I didn’t really go into it thinking about much. I was thinking about pain, how I don’t really draw my character Azra showing pain (he doesn’t; he’s one of those people that kind of swallows it down) in any sort of physical sense. I did toss around some ideas with some vague sketches based off of some poses I was managing with my anatomy doll, but they were ultimately not very dynamic.
Continue reading It’s Only, 2017, In Progress Pics
I’ve been traveling down the ol’ history hole lately with these drawings of characters in various World War II attire. It’s no secret that both original characters Azra and Falco spent time serving in the military during World War II, and in fact, Azra had been wounded during battle which then started his downward spiral with drug addiction. Ah, the lives of our characters and their backstories.
Continue reading Squadmates, 2017, In Progress Pics
I’ve done fanart for my favorite anime before, but I haven’t done anything really incredible, in my opinion. (I still don’t think this one is incredible, haha). Anyway, I wanted to spend a little more time on a work with the new Ghost in the Shell movie being released. While I don’t agree with the casting choice for the new movie, and I definitely had a different idea of where they should have gone with the legendary IP, I still enjoy the IP and original content.
Continue reading Digital Dive, 2017, In Progress
It’s no secret that these two vampires (Falco and Azra) of mine were in the military — in more than one way. They both grew up in a militarized environment and joined up with the Durandalite military. Later one, far further down the line, they separately joined their respective armies to help fight during World War II. Since they’re both fluent in German, they were helpful in translating, amongst other things.
Continue reading Brothers in Arms, 2017, In Progress Pics
a pleasant smell that frequently accompanies the first rain after a long period of warm, dry weather.
As a creative person (an artist, I suppose) you can find inspiration in a lot of things. Sometimes a word or a short phrase of a jingle of a song can construct a whole world or a story in your head. Most creative people know this, but I know some people who are not so intensely embroiled in the creative field usually don’t realize this. There are even people out there who can’t conceivably visualize things in their head, which is personally strange to me. As a creative person, I can envision how something should look — the feel of it, the colors, the palette, where things should be sharp or soft, the message I want to convey. The real frustration comes when you’ve got your idea, and you just can’t articulate it in the way you want to.
Continue reading Petrichor, 2017, In Progress Pics