Thursday, September 26, 2013

BoS Drawing Challenge - #30 Under the Rain

I did this a couple of days ago - but I haven't had a chance to get on the computer and photoshop it :

I was going to add a dementor in the background - but I never got round to it.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Sunday, September 22, 2013

BoS Drawing Challenge - #28 Sorrow

This was the first and best idea I had for this theme :

'With your long blonde hair and your eyes of blue,
the only thing I ever got from you was sorrow,

One of my favourite Bowie songs.

Friday, September 20, 2013

BoS Drawing Challenge - #27 Foreign

This is my attempt at drawing Ulrich Popoca. Who is he ? I'll let Josh Reynolds, his creator, explain :

'Ulrich Popoca is the junior ambassador from the court of Hueyi Tlatoani Ahuitzotl V, Lord of the Horizons, Scion of the Sun, emperor of the Ameriquetzlan Empire and its Expanses  to the court of Victoria Gloriana Regina, queen of Greater Britain, Alba and Eire. The son of an Ameriquetzlan nobleman and a woman from Vinland, Popoca has a fascination for European culture that serves him in good stead as he attempts to navigate the Byzantine political web that is the Court of St. James.  He’s also something of an amateur sleuth, prone to sticking his nose in where it doesn’t belong.'

He's a character in a number of cool stories. I like the way this one turned out.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

BoS Drawing Challenge - #26 Tears

A simple one today, and another video game based one.

This is Isaac and his murderous mother from the game 'The Binding of Isaac' - which is a pretty damn good game. Hard though - really hard. And it gets harder the better you get at it.

I should have put in a trap-door in front of Isaac, and maybe a door frame around Mom. I think I made the butcher's knife a little too big as well.

Monday, September 16, 2013

Working Holiday - Finished

One benefit to being horrendously ill is that there's little you can do except sit still and not do much. The 'not much' I have been able to do is move the pen on my drawing tablet and FINALLY get this piece of cover art done !

Here's the base art :

And here's the final piece with the added text : 

Not bad. I think the gun turned out well - though I made some mistakes with the colours going on the wrong layers which made shading really difficult. I like the Tharronian case sticker on the right of the case too. The leaflet was going to be some tourist thing - Interesting Things to do on Tharronia ! - but in the end it made a better assassination floor plan thing.

I don't know about the text placement - but I think it's in the best place it can be. It makes the whole thing a bit 'busier' than I would like, but them's the breaks.

Time to get this sent in to the editors.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

BoS Drawing Challenge - #25 Trouble Lurking

I have been really REALLY sick today. I mean REALLY sick. I think I picked up the virus that my eldest son had a few days ago. Man - the poor little guy ! This thing has really knocked me on my arse, I can't imagine how he coped with it !

Anyway - I've been working on this since Friday :

I would have linked to add some colour - but it was hard enough to get this much done ( my head is really aching ! ). The door and adventurer are scanned directly from paper, and the goblins are computer 'inked' from rough scans.

Now - to try and sleep.

Friday, September 13, 2013

BoS Drawing Challenge - #24 No Time

No time to talk this morning ! Not finished - I'll try and update the colour a little later :

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

BoS Drawing Challenge - #23 Cat

Okay - this one took me longer to get here than I would have liked. Busy weekend and I wanted to do this one to a decent standard - I tried a few times to get the basic body shape right, and in the end I had to copy from a figure from a picture online :

Catwoman - probably my favourite comic book character after Batman. Not quite a canon Catwoman - but I think she turned out ok.

Friday, September 06, 2013

BoS Drawing Challenge - #22 Nature

I didn't get to the computer last night, so no colour with this today :

I'm pretty happy with how this one turned out. I'd like to go back and add some colour later - I think it would look pretty special then !

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

BoS Drawing Challenge - #21 Vacation

A reasonably quick one today :

If I had more time I would have done more with the snowboard, the snow and the glow of the lens flare and the jawa's eyes.

Still - I like this one. It's fun.

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

BoS Drawing Challenge - #20 Fortitude

It took me a little while to make a link to the 'Fortitude' theme word. Eventually I came up with this :

Not the best. But it fits.

Monday, September 02, 2013

Rish Outcast - 3D Text v.2.1

On getting some good constructive feedback from a friend of mine ( thanks Will ! ), I've darkened the extrusion material a bit to get more contrast with the text facing - so 'outcast' doesn't look like 'outlast' ! :

I was going to mess around with the point light a little - but I didn't have time this morning !

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Rish Outcast - 3D Text v.2

One good thing of not being able to sleep is that you can sometimes use that extra time construcively. I had another play around with text for 'The Rish Outcast' :

I was trying to make the letters look metallic - though they turned out to look more like ice. I kinda like it. Has a 'Fortress of Solitude' feel.