Wednesday, August 24, 2011

$5 dollar commission sample - Golden flower

I don't know if anyone would be interested in getting these but I'm kind of in a desperate need of cash these days so I'm just throwing this out there.
So yes, 5 dollars for a sketch that I scan and colour in photoshop. If you're interested, please let me know c:

Other Commissions:

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Floral tattoo

A photo study with a so-so final result. Well, I guess I learned something, which is the whole point of the study whether the final piece looks shit or not. So it's been a good day for arting then I guess c:
I did some stuff yesterday as well but nothing worth posting.

Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power. - Clint Eastwood

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Zoe the deformed Dravidean

Now I've posted all my older stuff and time for my most recent drawing. It was just something I started off of a random sketch I had laying around in one of my folders.
I drew her for my personal project as a part of a race I named the Dravideans. Zoe, as I call the character, is deformed in the Dravidean society because they are normally born with 4 arms. Zoe only got 2 which is why she decided to build herself a pair of her own steam driven arms seeing as the Dravideans tend to work a lot with machines. I'm not sure how she lost her arms yet. Either it was an accident or she just got born without them, not sure yet.

Theokin Tracker

(Originally posted Sunday, July 24, 2011)

Now I've finished the proper drawing of a Theokin. It's a hunter tracking its prey, obviously. I got a bunch of random facts about them that I haven't had the chance to touch up in to a proper text so I'll just paste it as it is here for now.

(This all can obviously change in time. It's just a quick draft and WIP)
The Theokins White lizard-like creatures who mostly lives in snowy mountains but it has been rumoured that there are more tribes in other cold parts of the world. Kind of primitive but chooses to lives this way. They hunt to survive but they are not a violent race and does sometimes trade dried meat and animal hides/pelts if they are in need of something that they can’t find themselves in the mountains. But in order to trade they need to travel to one of the cities inhabited by other races outside the mountain area.

They often live in medium sized tribes with an elder as a leader. The elder can be either a male or a female Theokin but they have no real authority. Though the tribe respects and finds the advice, wisdom and knowledge of the elder when they decide things in the tribe. So there’s no real king or authority in the tribes. It’s just made up off of hunters with various secondary skills like skinning or building and crafting. A few of them leave the tribes to travel and/or trade but usually has some kind of level of hunting skills seeing as they learn this at an early age.

They have a god that represents the nature and they also got various smaller deities that they believe in. The god looks like a reindeer but with facial features that reminds you of a Theokin and they call it Raz'ingo. It is just a protector of the Theokins and not something they pray to in order to fulfill their needs because as long as they are protected and alive; they can fulfill their own needs without a higher deity handing everything to them. So they believe in working hard to get where they want instead of wishing they had the things they want.

Theokins usually build little settlement around one or several caves and use them for storing of food and protection when needed as they build their houses on and around the caves and mountain sides.


(Originally posted Tuesday, July 12, 2011)

I've been on an unexpected trip to my girlfriends mother and then my own mother for the past week. Kinda came out of nowhere that we were going there or otherwise I would have updated sooner.
Anyway, I've mentioned a project that I worked on before and here's a sketch of a race I made that I call 'Theokins'. I'll post a coloured picture of one later with a better description of them because I've been really in to working on this project lately. I've written some info about these and tons of info about another race. And a little about yet another one. EITHER WAY I'll post it all in time so enjoy these for the moment... now I'm off to the bank to get my moneh.

"A mistake made by many people with great convictions is that they will let nothing stand in the way of their views, not even kindness." - Bryant H. McGill

Winging it

(Originally posted Monday, June 27, 2011)

I've been kinda neglecting my digital studies but I'm trying to get the portfolio done as quick as possible... aaaand this weekend I kinda got addicted to Dragon Age 2 for a bit ( shaaame on me D: ) but I'm putting it on hold now so I can do my art. The next piece will probably be an angel like picture so I'm practising wings and feathers.
These are mostly studies from birds but one or two were referenced from drawings made by Johannes Voß.

"Don't give up. There are too many nay-sayers out there who will try to discourage you. Don't listen to them. The only one who can make you give up is yourself".
- Sidney Sheldon

Ye ole couple

(Originally posted Wednesday, June 22, 2011)

A couple drawing of me and my wonderful girlfriend Hannah <3
Wanted to do a sort of victorian/1800 style couple portrait and if I coulour it I'll add a sort of oval shaped frame around it. I will also try and make the faces more realistic but not super realistic. We'll see how it goes haha.

The Hunting

(Originally made Thursday, June 2, 2011)

It's done. That took me, what, less than 10 days to complete? May seem like a lot for some but for me it's an improvement. Though it may seem rushed instead which isn't good. Oh well, I'm learning how to speed up my work instead of taking a month for each piece.
I did have fun rendering the lizardy-camel-horse thingies(I really need to think of a name for them) head though.

"Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible."
- Claude Bissell
Risk more than others think is safe. Care more than others think is wise. Dream more than others think is practical. Expect more than others think is possible.

Naga Matriarch

(another copy paste from the old blog, Wednesday, May 25, 2011)

Here we go, I finished this piece at last. I started this before I did the Terra Nova piece and finished this after it so I don't think the colouring in this one does me justice. It looks like I burn-tooled the shit out of it at parts. The fact that colours on my laptop screen are way more desaturated than on a proper monitor doesn't make things easier. So I ran between my laptop and my girlfriends computer to see if the colours were as properly saturated as I could make them with this piece. Still, not too happy with the colouring but I learned some stuff from doing this drawing, jumping to the Terra Nova piece and then back to this. Made me realize a lot of things about colouring and about creating basic forms before putting in detail in a picture.
Oh and I just noticed that some of the shadows are falling way off from the light source HNNNNG.

"Never give up. Almost nothing works the first time it's attempted. Just because what you're doing does not seem to be working, doesn't mean it won't work. It just means that it might not work the way you're doing it. If it was easy, everyone would be doing it, and you wouldn't have an opportunity." - Bob Parsons


This is the current design of one of the people in my little project. I'm currently calling them Core'vidaen[kɔr ' vidaen ?] for the moment but I'm not sure on the name so it might change. Not that the name is that important now when I'm just trying to focus on just making concepts.

So these guys, the Core'vidians, are a kind of bird-like people(obviously) and they are all based off of birds in the Corvidae family, i.e. birds like ravens, crows, jackdaws, magpies and such. They are a knowledge hungry race that often end up as some kind of scholar or doctor which makes them extremely intelligent and great healers. They are unable to use magic from their own body but they can use magical objects that they find and create themselves. And because they are so hungry to know everything, they obviously have explorers as well that travels out through out the world and documents everything. They tend to spend most of their time on the ground but if they have to (when they need to flee or travel) they can fly quite well.
The Core'vidians will be the creators of this gigantic library/city that I mentioned earlier in my first project sketches of Zoe.
But as always, every race can't be perfect so even the Core'vidians got traitors, criminals, robbers and others who deviates from the typical and just path of the Core'vidians. Which is why they have been forced to train a few fighters in this city, to protect themselves. But they are pacifists so they rather create alliances with others to both help them out in their search for knowledge and to protect them in their own home. In return, they gladly help their allies with information.. to a certain extent that is. They do not like to share information that may be used to start wars or gain superior power over others.

The cloth design of these is inspired mostly by 1800- and early 1900 western clothing. Not sure how to do the females yet though but we'll see.

"We have to learn to be our own best friends because we fall too easily into the trap of being our own worst enemies."
- Roderick Thorp

Terra Nova

Okay so, I'm just going to copy paste and re-post some of my latest drawings from the old blog on here just so I got something to fill this thing out with for now.

It is finished I guess haha. I lost hope on the background and the surroundings but I was pretty happy with the dryad. Also, weird boob is weird. Anyways, it was a pretty fun piece to work on (except for the background that is) and I learned something from it, which is the most important thing.
Don't have much more to say about this except for.. Enjoy!

“If you want to be happy, be.” -
Leo Tolstoy

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

New blog, new start

Well since almost all of my images from my previous blog disappeared I thought I'd start a new one with a new name and all. Feels kinda sad to leave the old one but it feels kind of right to make this new one. I'll fix the layout and post some drawings soon enough c: