Saturday, November 19, 2011

Characters and Design 2

Being in San Francisco I get to see a lot of weird fashion or weirdness that passes for fashion. But the most amusing and interesting is Steam Punk.

It is hilarious and many times quiet impressive to see guys and gals dress in a bizarro version of what the Victorian era would/could have been.

Here is my take on it. A family of four ' the Steam-burgs' at their Sunday best...

Friday, November 18, 2011


A while back I applied as the artist for an independent comic book :  Breakers

Breakers: An Original Graphic Novel

This was the first art that I did for the Breaker's comic book, this more or less got me the job.

It was my take on the Mer-people. I have since become the main artist  replacing the original artist who did the concepts. I have even done a six page prologue comic and illustrations for a short story for the series.

This is was the first time I used my current technique ( I have refined it since), drawing with colour pencils-inking it with a tech pen and colouring it with Photoshop and painter.

Jimi Hendrix

 Jimi Hendrix

I wanted to do one of those 60's/70's portraits and settled on Jimi.

Since I was going to paint digitally, I tried to keep it as loose as possible to force myself to rely more on painting, but I liked that I got his character.

Jimi Hendrix, pencil-CS4 and painter, mostly painter. One of the first digital images that I was sorta happy with, my monitor made it light, while it looked super-saturated in print and other screens. This was the moment I decided to finally buy a large screen  instead of working on my small laptop screen. I painted him with minimal hues, but was suggested that this being Hendrix, I go full saturated psychedelic  until my eyes bled. Tried several versions.

Still working on fine tuning this. Here are the better three version, I kept tinkering with the 60's/70's wild colour schemes. I have a dozen or more versions....someday I'll get it right.

Oh, btw no filters used.