Monday, November 26, 2012

I have never been nothing, I am the blood of the dragon...

I LOVE Game of Thrones! Today I was dreaming about the 3rd season and saw that it won't be airing until March 31st :( So I thought I'd pass the time by doing some "Song of Fire & Ice" inspired art. I wanted to start with one of my favorite characters..the "Mother of Dragons" Daenerys Targaryen. Originally I wanted to put a lot of detail into her dragon. Only I thought it might be too easy to get carried away with it and I wanted to keep the overall look pretty simple. Plus I knew I'd be spending a lot of time trying to figure out how to create her hair without over doing it. It's in a braid AND her hair is white...Yikes! Like the Supernatural drawing I did, I used a photograph for reference. Or in this case a screen shot from the show. I also changed her eye color to purple (Targaryens are known for having purple eyes) instead of going with the hazel color the actress portraying Daenerys has. I'm a sucker for accuracy ;) I had a lot of fun creating this and I'm thinking about doing a few more characters...perhaps Jon Snow?

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Driver picks the music, Shotgun shuts his cake hole...

This is the first thing I've worked on where I stopped for a minute, zoomed out, and for the first time REALLY impressed myself. I took a promo photo of everyone's favorite "Hunters" Sam and Dean Winchester and used it as a reference. I've also noticed that I have a really bad habit of tweaking drawings to death. I have to know when to stop myself otherwise I'll never complete it. Is it the greatest drawing ever? No. Is it progressively better than the last thing I did? Yes and that's all I care about. I'll get there one day ;)

                                                    (My "Hey..this is actually pretty good!" Moment)

Friday, November 23, 2012

Technical Difficulties

Now before you get all excited about this drawing...let me explain. I started off just wanting to color something, but I was feeling too lazy to draw something up. So I decided I'd just find a b&w picture on the Internet and color that. So I found this Superman drawing and I start to go to town... Only I can't quite get my layers right. Every time I try to bring the line work to the top, it prevents the layers underneath it from being "colorable". At this point I say screw it and decide since it's a pretty basic drawing, I'll just re-draw it really quickly and then I'm good to go! WRONG! It took a LOT longer than I expected and by the time I finished I almost didn't feel like coloring anymore..but I got over it and finished it anyway. I definitely need to figure out where I went wrong before I attempt that again. So we'll just chalk this one up to gaining more "experience" :)

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Street Cred

Rob Liefeld created big deal. (Totally geeking out right now)