Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Playing with Fire

Last post of the year!!

Worked all day on my animation (which should be done soon!). I probably won't be able to finish and post it until after this week's holiday festivities. But look forward to that in the near future. In the meantime, I did a little bit of others.

Here's my submission for this week's Weeklies challenge.  This is my character Pheno, one of the three Higher Up Birds.

Portrait for today!

Progress of it.

And this was a little sketch I did of Ciporsius. Since my first drawing of the new year is always of Cipo, I decided my last traditional sketch of the year would be fitting to be Ciporsius.

Monday, December 30, 2013

New Banner and Navigation Bar!

So I spent most of the day fixing my navigation bar and revamping my banner (as you can see the new and improved one above!). Check it out and hover over all of the page links at the top to see what I did. Below you'll be able to see what I did too, with some process images beneath it. 

The final banner!


(I also added this page, since it was not originally there)

Sketches of all of the above finished works.

And this was a first draft that I didn't really like, so I scrapped it.

I've never actually done one this advanced before, and this is my first time actually creating alternate content. So if anyone runs into any problems with it working, be sure to let me know so I can fix that up (I only got the chance to test it on about three different browsers). Thanks!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Double Portrait Post

Well this update was way later than usual. I've been working a lot on updating my blog layout, plus I've been trying to finish up my animation. So I haven't done much outside of that. But since it's late, I'll update with the portraits from today and yesterday.

Portrait for today.

Process of it.

Some sketches of Zandra that I did to warm up.

Portrait for yesterday.

Progress of it.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Seventh Sanctum Remastered

So I decided to go back and revisit a very old 2009 project. I received character descriptions and story ideas from Seventh Sanctum, and then put them all together to create some stories. So I made up two stories from this.

This is the main character of the first story, and he is a stockbroker.

He may end up being an antagonist in the story. But he's a guy that transforms into an octopus.

This is the cook that ends up coming at the end of the story. He might make an appearance earlier, but his major role is at the end.

Portrait for today!
Process of it.

Friday, December 27, 2013


So Christmas was a lot of fun with family. I ended up getting some pretty cool stuff, including the Art of Final Fantasy IX and some prismacolor markers. But yesterday was spent catching up on art a little.
I was watching Dragon Ball all of Christmas night with my brother, so I did this little piece of Goku yesterday.

These are some sketches that I did before making that final piece.

Portrait of my friend, Emma.

Process of it.

These are some sketches I did with my new prismacolor markers.

And this was a sketch I did on Christmas Eve actually.

These are some little gifts I made for my brother.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Christmas time means family time! Not much time for art, but here's something festive I did.

Santa Portrait!

And some progress!

And this was a little animation I made for my brother for Christmas. I was still in the process of tying down the roughs, but this is as far as I got. I might end up finishing up some of the parts I liked best in the future, we'll see!

Have a great Christmas, thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

SAI Experimentation!

I did a lot of digital experimenting yesterday! Mostly playing around and really testing what I can do in SAI.

My entry for the Weeklies contest this week. 
This is the one I was most happy with, so it's what I ended up submitting. This is Dark Dragon and Cimc.

And these are some progress images of it.

A little sketch I did of my character, Ralphie. I was experimenting with some brushes in SAI. This was also done for the Weeklies contest.

Another one I did for Weeklies. I'm not as satisfied with this one though. This is my character, Bram.

Portrait for today!

Some progress images of it.

Monday, December 23, 2013

Digital Studies

So most of the day was spent out with family again doing Christmas things, but I had all night to do some practice.

Portrait for today!
It was my first time playing around with the Liquify Tool.

Progress for it.

And here's the finished study I did from Sly 4! 
Here's the reference picture I used (located at the top).

And this is another study I did. I referenced this image.

I tried to make a new blog banner, but I really don't like how it came out. So I'm gonna try to redo it whenever I have time. I'm gonna try to stick with this concept, but hopefully learn how to do digital painting before I attempt this again. I'm keeping the one I have for the time being. 

Some initial sketches I did to try and figure out the idea for my banner.

Some gestures I did while in the mall waiting for food, and in the car ride in downtown Cleveland.