Monday, November 24, 2014

My Little Pony

Here was an interesting commission request from Kraken Con.  The person wanted Shutter Fly and Flutter Bat as a healer and an assassin character respectively.  At first, I was at a lost on how the ponies from "My Little Pony" should look anatomically.

The other challenge was to give them some design that looks like it is something from a fantasy based MMO.  I ended up taking some inspiration from "World of Warcraft".  The results looked pretty good without super compromising their pony design.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Ms. Marvel

Ms. Marvel is one of my favorite female superheroes.  This is another commission that I did for Kraken Con that required more work than I initially thought.  And it all has to do with her chin.  It was really hard to figure how big her chin should be when she is looking upward.  Fortunately, I think I struck a good balance.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

What time is it?!?

ADVENTURE TIME!  I love "Adventure Time".  I am still going through the series (I am on season 5), but I definitely feel like it is an amazing show.

Finn (the human) and Jake (the dog) were really easy to draw.  This is a trading card that I drew because I knew that Adventure Time is huge for the Kraken Con show.  And, boy, was I right about that.  It was another huge hit around the show.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Other Art Cards: Avatar Aang

Oh, did you think just because I finished my post of the Marvel Cinematic Universe cards that I would be done posting trading card art?

I did a few other cards from other TV series.  Here is from probably the best cartoon series ever, "Avatar: The Last Airbender", which is not to be mistaken for James Cameron's "Avatar" movie.

I liked drawing Aang a lot, but I am not sure how to draw the wind effects that he does when airbending.  Also, the first card is of Aang's third season outfit (and arguably the cooler of the outfits) and the second card is based off of Aang's original outfit.

Friday, November 14, 2014

When I am supposed to be working...23

I tried my hand at drawing Jubilee from the X-Men.  For those who don't know, she is practically the only Asian X-Man from the 90's lineup (Psylocke does not count, as she was originally British).

I drew her in her old 90's costume, which is less of a costume and more of a random mish-mash of clothes that was found around the house, which includes a hot pink T-shirt, a yellow trenchcoat, shorty shorts, and blue gloves.  It is a totally 90's thing to do, yet it is also strangely enduring.

I don't know if it is obvious, but Jubilee has fireworks coming out of her hands while jumping in midair.  Random nitpick: I am not a fan of the speed lines at the bottom because it is not straight like the rest of the speed lines.

Just like my other drawings at work, this was done with a ball point blue pen.  Will there ever be a day when I get caught drawing instead of working?  I hope not.

When I am supposed to be working....26

I drew this while I was supposed to be paying attention.  It doesn't show up on the computer, but I drew it on an envelope.  I have been having a bit of a Carnage high after reading the old 90's story line "Maximum Carnage" (which is terrible) and the newest Marvel crossover story "Axis", which co-stars Carnage (it's 'aight).

Anyways, I am not a huge fan of drawing Carnage because I could never get his-I don't know what it is called- black veins right.  However, he looks pretty good here.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Frozen's Elsa

For the final final trading card that I am featuring: Elsa from "Frozen".

I am proud of this card because I had to slightly adjust my art style to make Elsa look on model and recognizable.  I am also pretty proud how her outfit turned out, since it is hard to depict how sparkly her dress is in the movie.

One of the few things that I changed to fit my style is her hair, which I gave more of a feminine duck bill look to make it look more unique.

Everybody sing with me now "Let it go...."

Monday, November 10, 2014

MCU Cards: Dancing Groot

For the final post on my Marvel Cinematic Universe card set, I drew Dancing Baby Groot!  Everybody loves that scene from "Guardians of the Galaxy"!

I drew this in anticipation for Kraken Con, because I knew that Groot would be an attention grabber.  And as I predicted, a lot of people loved it!

Saturday, November 8, 2014

MCU Cards: Guardians of the Galaxy

In case you have been living under a rock for the past summer, "Guardians of the Galaxy" is kind  of a big deal.  For my latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Univerese card set, I present the latest Marvel blockbuster.

From the top to the bottom: Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Star Lord, Gamora, and Drax the Destroyer.

Groot and Rocket have pretty typical action poses where they look like they are walking down some hallway.  For Star Lord, I tried to do something different where I used my sketchy style.  I also actually drew his mask off model, but it is not noticeable unless you are comparing it with a picture.

Gamora has a blooper on her arm where I erased the inks on her face too quickly before the ink dried up, so it smeared.  I tried to cover it up by inking some more lines on her arm. Of all things to nitpick the picture, I also did not draw her sword correctly either.

Finally, Drax came out great.  I enjoy drawing him because he is a stereotypical muscle-bound dude, however, I hate drawing his tattoos.  However, I found a visually shortcut for drawing the tattoos by just lightly drawing a design and then filling it in with extraneous lines to make it look busy.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

MCU Cards: The Black Widow

Next for the Marvel Cinematic Universe card set is the Black Widow.

I originally thought that the Black Widow would be boring to draw it because of her black jumpsuit, but she is turned out really well.  I particularly enjoyed drawing the little lines and piping around her costume that made her more visually interesting.  It is also a lot of fun drawing the female form.

I enjoyed the first picture because it is a fun challenge drawing her upside down, however, I think I like the second picture better because I drew a bold black border to make her figure pop out more.

Monday, November 3, 2014

DIa de los Muertos

Happy Dia de los Muertos!  I actually never drew anything like this.  The designs of the skeletons were actually really fun to draw once I got into the flow of it.  I also liked what I did with the shading of the blacks at the bottom of the skulls.