Thursday, July 30, 2009
I have the power!!!
Heh. This was my first test with that Pentel brush pen that I mentioned below. It's a quick doodle and I think it worked out pretty well. I originally had Lion-O jumping at him but I dind't have any reference at the moment, so i skipped on him. That, and seeing all the cool Mattel figures at the con got my engine going on drawing the most powerful man in the universe too. heh.
Hopefully, I'll be playing with inkworks more down the road :)
So I went to the sketch group this week and met up with my buddies there. Me and Jon really didn't have any idea on what do sketch, so I started doing a caricature of our mutual buddy Jason. Jon ended up taking over the sketch and adding his own "spice" to it,(which made it look 100x's better than when I started it). I went back and finished inking this bad boy with my newly purchased Pentel brush pen that I was having a chubby for all night and telling everybody about how great it is if you use ink pens.
It really is a damn good pen. You really get some great brush linework out of it.
Thanks Derek, for the 411 on this :)
I don't think it looks like him, but other say otherwise :/
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
So, it seems that I'm on this zombie outbreak concept mood these past two weeks. And I think I have at least one more to design. It just seems that I've had these ideas lately with some background stories to help sell the designs about people from all walks of life, living their everyday lives, now faced with insurmountable odds of the most violent and unreasonable kind.
So, for this guy, his name is Santo Azul. This idea came from me growing up watching classic movies featureing real life luchadores fighting everyting from vampires to wolfmen to martians...man, I loved that stuff, and sure do miss it. Luchadore affecienados (or Mexican peeps)will know the names that I combined to create this characters. They both have quite the history indivudually, and I can go further into that, but I think I'm already writing fricken enough as it is.
A once great and famous luchadore and movie star throughout his early years, Santo Azul is now a living shadow of his former self. Personal demons and media rumors destoyed everything that he worked for--reducing him to small time, almost no paying wrestling gigs just to make ends meets. During one of his bouts the outbreak hits the audience and he is left fending for his life as they attempt to tear him apart as they already did to his opponent. As he searches for other survivors and his children he believes that this was his fate. His fate to redeem himself, the sport and his reputation.
As the #1carnal rule for wrestling goes...
The show must go on.
Waay too much writing.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Okay, time to edit this post...
For some reason, THIS recently has been my "default" poses for drawing tough dames, I dunno why. BUT I also don't know why I have been drawing tough ladies.
Actually, I do.
Heh. Lately, I've been in the mood to shoot shit in the face and I went back and started playing left 4 dead. Man, that game is fun. And I guess me drawing these is the reason for it. My friend made a pretty good connection that I didn't see, which is that I guess my ladies(that I've posted so far) are survivors of the outbreak.
I think that sounds like a pretty good theme to me.
Maybe after I finish coloring the one below this, I'll start on a group of males(and I just thought of one!). So this should be fun.
So, with her(this is one the fly here) she's a former Colombian Rebel that left due to the unnecessary casualties and ideals long since forgotten, that were taken upon the very people she was trying to protect. She decided to move back to America to help her ill mother when the outbreak occurred. It's war all over again. Meh, that works for me.
And these past 2 weeks I have been going to this Wed. gathering called...*sigh*... The Epic Juice. It sounds like an energy drink to me, and I didn't come up with it, but it's not about the title anyhoo, it's about the people that you meet there. I have met a few new friends(if I can be so bold), and some of them have inspired me, while others seem to mearly go there to socialize and not draw as much(some egos are kept to a minimum, which is expected now with gatherings like this). And then there are old school mates that I have not seen in forever attending as well too. It is great to see them again and where they have gone since graduation. I do wish them all the best, as always.
So, yeah, it seems just like school all over again.
Do I really want to go through that all over again?
Friday, July 10, 2009
But where's the gun?!!
So I haven't completely finished a painting in forever, and this one day sketch ended up being the result of one.
In the sketch, she originally did have a gun holstered on to her thigh but I never got back to painting it under her hand, so I said "screw it" and just moved on. Heck, I almost quit halfways cause the pencil work alone needed alot of PS correction, which I absolutely hate doing. I try not to use PS to "fix" my pencil problems--it feels so much like cheating on my part. But my thoughts on that can go on forever and I'll just leave it as that.
And the reason why she's topless is because drawing the chest from a 3/4 perspective can be quite challenging, especially the farthest viewed breast.
Okay, sleepy time.