Monday, April 22, 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013
In the sparse instances where time permits, I've been pushing to try and improve my digital coloring (Slowly but surely, it's coming along nicely.) I also re-watched Star Trek:Deep Space Nine recently, and in combining these two efforts, fan-art was bound to happen. Above are a series of portraits of DS9 Cardassian characters - one of my favorite species from Trek in general. Clockwise from the top left: Dukat, Damar, Garak, and Ziyal. These proved a great practice exercise - I've included the rough and tie-down sketches and final line work here as well.
Above is a recent page from my sketchbook - all my own character design musings, apart from the pair in the top left corner. Just one of those silly things I had to get out of my system. For reasons.
And then you have... Pizza. So fairly recently, the DS9 fandom on Tumblr exploded with a delightful bought of silliness called "Deep Dish Nine." DD9 in an alternate-universe scenario wherein the DS9 characters (All human) run competing pizza delivery joints, Deep Dish Nine vs. Dominion Pizza. The plotbunnies and speculation that sprouted from the idea were so genuinely goofy and funny and often downright delightful (Right up my ally, given I'm incapable of taking any fandom too seriously) I couldn't resist divvying up a couple of sketch contributions when one of my afternoons produced a couple of hours down-time. Pictured in each doodle are: (Top) Pizza!AU Ziyal, Dukat, Kira, and both Dax's (Middle) Garak and Weyoun and (Bottom) Damar and Dukat.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
After many moons pecking away at all of these amidst studio work, The full color poster for ~ren52 is complete. Thanks for everything, Ren! Characters are the sole property of Renee Atkinson.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Sunday, February 10, 2013
I've been on a terrifically huge Star Trek: Deep Space Nine kick lately. One of my all-time favorite species designs from the show has always been the Cardassians, so unsurprisingly, they've been cropping up in my sketchbook here and there. Above is some first attempts as drawing Gul Dukat (Who is every bit as challenging to draw as on might suspect) and a random OC who's been floating about in my brain as of late. (One of a solid twenty OC's at this point, because I seem incapable of being a fan of anything without countless character ideas spawning from it and renting out space in my brain. Pesky character-bunnies.)
I completely forgot to mention it here, but I now have an art blog on Tumblr! Due to sheer ease of use/ability to update/ease for other folks to re-blog the images if they so choose, my Art Tumblr has been getting a fair bit of mileage over the past few months. So if you're on Tumblr, please feel free to check out Javadoodle! I'd love to see you there.
So, I am heinously behind on updating this art blog - for that I do apologize. 2012 was a very busy year professionally, and left little time for personal work as a result. Granted, 2013 is already (blessedly) shaping up to be just as busy. However, I am going to make a concerted effort to update my Blogger account here more often this year.
So to start with a slew of "catch-up" updates, here's a fresh new model sheet for Aeslyn from The ARMSmasters Project. Its original sketch and tie-down was done by ~mikewinn. Clean-up and Color by me.
Thanks for sticking with me :)
Sunday, February 3, 2013
The show I’ve had a blast working on for the past year released its Super Bowl special this weekend, and it’s now online! Check it out :) And have fun today, sports fans!
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Sunday, November 18, 2012
I hadn't been doodling outside of work for the sheer sake of it nearly enough over recent months - and given that practice is the best path to improvement, that just won't do. So, I've been cracking into a new sketchbook over the past few weeks whenever I am able. and drawing... whatever, really. I'll make an effort to start posting batches of sketches here.
That said, here's a couple of favorite recent doodles of the critter variety - a wary pup, a bemused bear, and a spider-shy giraffe. (I know that feel, Mister Giraffe. I know it well.)
Saturday, November 17, 2012
Something quick and silly on the side. I keep seeing these great "Sugar Rush" themed fan characters cropping up all over the place. And who can blame folks, with as adorable as the designs happen to be from Wreck it Ralph? So, I'm jumping that bandwagon with bells on. Can't resist! This little lady's based on a favorite of mine: Sour apple candies.