Sunday, 16 November 2014

Character Portraits of the "Sentinels of Shadows - Unrully Alliances" Campaign

Again it's been a long time since my last entry... I have no real excuse for this so I will go ahead and post some portrait artworks I had created for an online campaign in which I was GM...














Monday, 31 March 2014

Clock Tower


Greetings. It seems I have entered once a period of inspiration and as a result I have completed another artwork today. It is a concept I had in mind to realise for some time now but due to the "dry season" I was having it is only now that I managed to pull it together and make it.

I was always fascinated by the idea of Clock Towers and I had the idea of creating an artwork with the inside of one. Here we have a vampiric creature of some sort who has kidnapped a maiden and took her to his tower in order for him to satisfy his thirst for blood and his lust for her.

Anyway this is the end result, hope you like it and feel free to comment on it as always...  


Thursday, 27 March 2014

Lady Of Winter

Yes, it's been what, one day? Ok maybe not one but two but you do get my point I believe. I'm back with another artwork and it is my second attempt to create an artwork purely on my pc. So this time I wanted to have a forest theme and after some consideration (and experimentation) the lady of winter came to fruition.

Again it's not cream of the crop, but it is a step up from the first aertwork in this style and in the right direction I believe. Good news with this system is that I save up valuable time and can have a quite different experience drawing. Regardless I plan on playing some more with this technique and see where can I go with it.

Finally I would like to dedicate this artwork to a certain person who has inspired me to be a better me and rekindled my inspiration...

Monday, 24 March 2014

Gargoyle

Bump. Yeah it's been ages since my last entry here, but then again it's not such a great pause as the previous one. Now what I'm putting out here is not excactly high and mighty stuff, but at this point any activity is progress and as such I will treat any andeavour as a full entry in the blog.

So onwards to the artwork itself. Up until now I created my artworks with my trusted pencil and I would then use the pc in order to apply colour and finish it. As some of you already know there are artists who make their artworks entirely on their pc without the usage of any tradional mediums. Well today I thought I'd give it a try and see for myself what can be done by me in this style.

Granted it's a simple piece of art but I did not want to delve to deep in a first try and instead opted to play with a simple theme. So the result is the artwork below and it is entirely made on my pc. Don't know if I'll use this way of drawing again in the future but I sure had fun making this...



Sunday, 6 October 2013

Futureal - Revamped

Greetings. It's been almost a year since the last time I gave signs of life on my blog and I must admit it was a dry season so to speak artistically for me. Most of my energy went to my miniature hobby and to entertainment very much needed. Anyway in the last days I had some of my artworks printed in a special way in order for me to put them in my house like paintings... after the first batch and more browsing I took a good look at the latest artwork of the blog, Futureal.

For some time now I had the impression that something was amiss, but I couldn't put my finger on it. Given the occasion I took the time to really inspect the whole artwork and came to the conclusion it was the mouth. It was not feminine enough and it was not positioned in the right place. On top of that the whole artwork seemed awkward and the focal point was not delivered on the viewer. Thus I decided to remedy all these things and went back to the drawing paper and made new lips. With a bit of digital magic and a couple of hours later I was done. The result in my opinion is ages away better than the original effort.

Lastly the easy solution would be to just replace the old artwork with the new one, but as one of the main reasons I created this blog was to make myself better and evolve as an artist I figured it is only fair that I make a new post so people (and me) can see the difference and the progress. I also made three different versions which I decided to fully iclude. Anyway, here's to a reboot for me... :-)




Monday, 15 October 2012

Futureal II

Well it's time for a new entry for my blog and this time the theme is a bit more “cyber” if you like. Recently I finally managed to buy a Multi Media Tablet. For those not familiar it is the thingy that looks like a board and lets what you draw on it be transferred immediately in your pc. Boy was I scared in the beginning. I thought that I wouldn't be able to use the tablet properly and that it would be like going back to school...

Apparently I was wrong. It was like I have been always using it. The feeling of the pencil was there with me and it all felt very natural. Perhaps playing too many video games may have helped with eye to hand coordination, who knows? And who cares? What's important is that I can make it work and that yet another chapter begins in my artistic evolution.

As I didn't know what to expect using the tablet I opted to not do anything too complicated and decided to make a portrait. The subject of this artwork is an old idea revisited. The girl is a cyborg and represents the future and the era in which we live. An era where technology and science reach new levels in a quick pace; perhaps too quick for us to adjust properly. All this comes at the expense of tradition and the cozy good old themes that kept the hearts of men warm. This old era is represented (oppressed and neglected but always within us and with us) inside the medallion the girl wears and is a window/portal to an old traditional child's room. So here it is...


Sunday, 16 September 2012

Exaltation

Greetings. Again it's been some time since my last entry, but there were several reasons for the delay... Anyway this is my latest finished artwork. It follows the style of my latest work but at the same time it is a step forward towards evolution.

The title is “Exaltation” and I wanted to confer this feeling on the focal point of the artwork which is the angelic being ascending to the sky. The setting is in a distant (or not so distant) future where an apocalyptic event occurs (what exactly I will leave to your imagination); hence the use of the crimson/red theme. I always thought that is such an event celestial beings such as her would be present. Several religions and cults have claimed an impending ending to the world as we know it, realised in various different ways and from various different views. This is how such an event would come to be; in my mind at least.

From a technical point of view in this artwork I worked on the background as much (if not more) as on the character. Compared to my other digital artworks this is by far the one I have spent the most time working on. About seven or eight separate sketches were drawn in order for the composition to be complete. All in all I feel this is my best digital work so far...