Sunday, July 12, 2009

Toward Tomorrow

"Toward Tomorrow"
(Sora, Donald Duck, Goofy, King Mickey, Kairi, and Riku from Kingdom Hearts II)

Probably the last Kingdom Hearts fan art I'd done, as the franchise started to get a bit carried away, even for me. Maybe once it wraps up, I might try it again, assuming it does in my lifetime.
I wanted to try a mix between my own personal styling and Nomura's, giving an interesting final effect that's nowhere near as bad as I imagined it could have been.
I had always wanted to add more to this, but the time has long passed and I hate "touching up" my traditional pictures.

July 12, 2009
Micron pens and Prismacolor markers
on 9x12" vellum Bristol board

Friday, May 15, 2009


(Original Characters)

A redo to my very first illustration for my story (originally done back in 2004), this was also the only digital illustration I did in the year of 2009. I'm still very, very proud of this piece, however it also represents WHY I went back to traditional methods. A lot of it is just too clean for the kind of style I was going for, plus the time I spent cleaning up little details simply because I could, made this a catalyst for my return to hand-made pictures on paper. This one will, likely, be redone, again. But not yet.

May 15, 2009
Ink pens and PainterClassic (Lens flare from Photoshop 7.0)
2086x2500 pixels

Monday, February 2, 2009

Death Does Wear Blue

"Death Does Wear Blue"
(Mega Man/The Megas
I did this piece, not only for Mega Man (or Rockman), but also for The Megas.
If you've ever listened to their music, they make rock versions of BGM from the Mega Man games and give them lyrics, largely from the perspective of the robot masters, and make out Mega Man akin to a god of death, destined to pull them from their steel mortal coil. It gives a strong feeling of "history is written by the victors."

My first full illustration in Prismacolor markers! I had some real fun taking the liberties of making Mega Man look truly frigtening whilst still retaining what makes him iconic.

"Get Equipped with Fear!"

Back in 2009-2010, The Megas found my picture and posted it on their site. Sadly, their site has been overhauled and the fanart section since removed.

February 02, 2009
Micron pens,, Prismacolor Markers, and colored pencils
on 9x12" cardstock.