Friday, April 25, 2014

Dunesteef Episode Art - 'Last Contact' - Finished ( I think )

I have been having REALLY bad insomnia again this week. I went to bed at 8pm last night in an attempt to get a decent amount of sleep, and promptly woke up at 1.30am. Couldn't get back to sleep - so I got up at 4am and finished off the episode art.

And with the text :

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

BoS Drawing Challenge - #64 Multi-tasking

This theme word did give me some trouble at the beginning. I can't remember where I first went to in my mind, but eventually I did start thinking of mulch-limbed robots, which made me think of multi-armed deities - which brought me to here :

This is supposed to be Tou Mu, the Goddess of the North Star from Chinese myth. Or - more specifically - the AD&D version of her from the 'Deities and Demigods' book. She's supposed to be much more monstrous in that version - with 'red scaly skin' and '3 eyes in her barely human head'. She's also supposed to have 16 arms, rather than the 8 I've done here. I decided to make her more human looking, as I don't think she's supposed to be quite so evil / inhuman in the real myths.

I really loved this character from the book as a kid because of all the cool weapons and gear she used in combat with her multiple arms, which were :

- A magic bow which never missed a target within 100 yards.
- A +3 Spear.
- A +3 Dancing Sword.
- A red flag which projected death spells from its folds.
- A living dragon head which could breathe fire.
- A piece of the moon which could block any single hit against her in a combat round.
- A lotus flower that could heal all wounds at a touch.

I loved that book. I remember my mum getting it ( as well as the Monster Manual and Fiend Folio ) at a bookshop in California when we were on holiday. Still got them on my RPG shelf, still have very fond memories of leafing through them.

Anyway - the drawing turned out ok. I would like to colour it, but I haven't got time right now. I threw a gray background on just so you can make you the figure a bit better. The hands are hit and miss - the 'lotus', 'moon', 'dragon' and 'sword' hands aren't bad - though perhaps a bit big. The rest are pretty bad. Have I mentioned how hard it is to draw hands ? ;-D. I had to move the legs over a bit in photoshop, as they were off centre and looked weird - though they're okay now. The 'sword' arm might be a little too long, but it's not too bad.

Overall - I'm reasonably happy with this one.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

BoS Drawing Challenge - #63 Do Not Disturb

Finished this one yesterday, just finished a quick colouring :

That's Dhalsim, from the Street Fighter video games. I figured that if he were meditating on the infinite - he wouldn't want to be disturbed.

Thursday, April 03, 2014

BoS Drawing Challenge - #62 Magic

I've been awake since just before half three - I think I over ate at Angelo's birthday meal. Ugh. I got up at half four and fixed up this latest BoS drawing :

The drawing is supposed to be of Sabriel, from the book of the same name by Garth Nix. There's a really cool idea of magic present in the stories which is too hard to explain at half five in the morning. The eyes aren't quite right, and there should be more bells in the bandolier - but on the whole I'm pretty pleased with this one !