Sunday, April 21, 2013

Angel of Death


"Angel of Death"
(Kuja, Vivi Ornitier, Zidane Tribal, and Freya Crescent from Final Fantasy IX)

As a "classic" Final Fantasy fan, I never understood why FFIX never gets more attention. I mean, it had everything that makes A Final Fantasy a, well, "final fantasy." But I digress.
This illustration was an attempt to redo an older piece I did way back in 2004, now that official art has finally been released publicly. However, with even my composition understanding broadening, it can hardly be tied to the old drawing.
This one also had an experimental purpose, where I tested using a white chalk pastel to mimic rain bouncing off of surfaces. Stuff like this really gets my brain going, and I love it. Though I'm sure I forgot some places...

April 21, 2013
Micron pens, Prismacolor markers, colored pencils, gel pens, and chalk pastels
on 8.5x11" cardstock

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Fanservice II


"Fanservice II"
(Original)

This one was especially controversial (at least, to myself, it was) because this illustration involved my four best friends - all of which are female. (For those not in the know, I am male) But, they were all good sports and loved the final product. It was a fun piece, albeit awkward at times. ^__^;;
While I'd like to do more pieces like this, I think I'll only do so if provoked. Love you gals! <3

April 11, 2013
Micron pens, Prismacolor markers, colored pencils, chalk pastels, and gel pens
on 8.5x11" cardstock.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Green Caesar


"Green Caesar"
(Dragon Ranger and Dragon Caesar from Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger)

As my favorite ranger back when I was in my youth, the Green Ranger (in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) always stood out among the other five. His outfit was visually distinct; from the inverted triangle patterns on the boots and gloves, gold morpher/buckler, and the armor and gold bands about, his very presence demanded appreciation... Well, that, and he started as Anti-ranger! When I did the other two Sentai illustrations, I couldn't pass doing the most outstanding one for myself.

April 9, 2013
Ink pens, Micron pens, Prismacolor markers, gel pens, and metallic Sharpie marker
on 8.5x11" cardstock

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

A Walk

"A Walk"
(Original / Commission)

This piece was an interesting challenge mostly because of the more natural tone and the addition of a background - something I had yet to do since working with Prismacolor markers. considering the level of precise detail I was given with only the smallest bit of artistic liberty, I am extremely proud of this piece, and hope to do further things like this. It's a good change of pace from the usual anime/video game fan art I'm used to.

April 2, 2013
Ink pens, Prismacolor markers, and colored pencils
on 8.5x11" cardstock