Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Decided to do some fanart for some random character on a manga I saw. I think he is pretty popular or something. His name is Blarunto or something. Yeah...
So I have no reason for drawing any of this. I was staring at my new tattoo (which is all bombs... more on that soon) and wanted to doodle one... added a head.. added a body... shapes, shapes, and more shapes. Totally random. Hope you all dig him/it/this.
Let's take a trip ALL the way back to February 22nd of the '06. I doodled these at my podium (as loss prevention at a popular bookstore) with a ballpoint pen on the back of a couple police reports. >>> Demon Mask and The Chief
Now let's fast forward to now... No longer stuck in the doldrums of retail, now reveling in the freedom of the games industry, I just had to color something and didn't feel like drawing. So I decided to take a new approach to coloring and try it out on these guys. These images were done just with flat colors, then using only a white or black brush with the layer settings "Overlay" and "Soft Light" (two of my favorites).
I then went in and did a little gradient and some strategic deleting to get the rest of the effect (all the while only using overlay and soft light). So I guess that makes this description an impromptu tutorial of sorts. Albeit a pretty shoddy one, hehe.
Hope you get a kick outta 'em!
Wednesday, February 20, 2008
Been a while since I updated the ol' bloggeroo.
This is a character I did for a design contest held by the astonishing Chamba and his Random Veus IP. I didn't win but I did come awfully close so that is cool. The character's name is Ether. He has a decent backstory but I will spare you here. If you want to catch it, check out my DA entry.