Medallion

Medallion, digital media, 2013

Medallion, digital media, 2013

I have no clue where I come up with my titles.  This is a digital abstract piece done in Photoshop CS5.  Sometimes I think doing abstracts digitally is almost cheating, although I know it’s not.  What digital does make easier is shifting parts of the artwork in a circle or on a curve.  I haven’t even tried that traditionally yet, nor do I think I will.

EDIT 1/3/2014 – installed NextGEN Gallery again and updated my image link.  I much prefer this kind of gallery versus using the built-in media capabilities.  I don’t care for how viewing the image wasn’t an overlay the way NextGEN does it.

 

 

Naruto Fanart – Sakura Haruno v2

So, this is a revisit of my first Sakura piece done almost a year ago now.  I really wasn’t satisfied with how it turned out as time went on, and I decided to redo it completely. Still used the same photo reference from Pepstock as my base.

Anyways, the hair is much better this time around and looks more like Sakura’s. I’m still not completely satisfied, but my technique is getting better. I had to redo it several times actually, until I went with the version that I have here now. I kept falling into the habit of trying to draw every strand each time. What I’ve ended up with here is putting in blocks of color for the lights/darks and then just adding some strands over top. It’s working for now, but I think I’ll need to refine the method.

Looking between this and the original version – I can’t believe how blotchy my shading was on that. How’d I let myself get away with that? Still, if there was no improvement, nothing would ever change. Plus I feel my use of colors is getting better as well. I’m not relying on darker versions of the base color for all my shading.

Vault Network Graphics

Description: Vault Network is a gaming news portal website for consoles, online, and RPG gaming.  It also has a large base of gaming fansites as part of its network.  These graphics were created for the fansites as featured article teasers and small teaser links using images and screenshots from the games.  This is a small selection of the large number of graphics produced over a three year period.

URL: http://vault.ign.com/

Features: Custom graphics.

Completed: 2006 – 2009

Feature Article Images


VN Graphics - Guild WarsVN Graphics - Lord of the RingsVN Graphics - Lord of the RingsVN Graphics - World of Warcraft

Article Teaser Images


VN Graphics - Vanguard: Saga of HeroesVN Graphics - Pirates of the Burning SeaVN Graphics - Pirates of the Burning Sea

Assorted Fansite/Staff Blog Images


VN Graphics - Lineage IIVN Graphics - World of WarcraftVN Graphics - Rosethorn blog header

Vault Network Specific Images


VN Graphics - Editorial bannerVN Graphics - Gaming List bannerVN Graphics - Vault Comic bannerVN Graphics - Guild Database banner

Bleach – Rukia Kuchiki

Description: Lineart coloring from the manga Bleach.  From Chapter 147, page 4, panel 4.  The character is the Rukia Kuchiki.

URL: N/A

Features: Digital coloring using Photoshop 7.

Completed: 02/2009

Bleach Rukia Kuchiki

Bleach – Gin Ichimaru

Description: Lineart coloring from the manga Bleach.  Character is the former Shinigami Captain Ichimaru Gin.  From chapter 213, pages 18.

URL: N/A

Features: Digital coloring using Photoshop 7.

Completed: 02/2009

Bleach - Gin Ichimaru

Bleach – Three Captains

Description: Lineart coloring from the manga Bleach.  Characters are the Shinigami Captains (l-r) Kurotsuchi Mayuri, Unohana Retsu and Kuchiki Byakuya.  From chapter 298, pages 15-16.

URL: N/A

Features: Digital coloring using Photoshop 7.

Completed: 07/2008

Bleach - Captains Kurotsuchi, Unohana, Kuchiki

Fullmetal Alchemist Chapter 82 Cover

Description: Lineart coloring from the manga Fullmetal Alchemist.  From Chapter 82, cover page, text removed.  The characters are Edward Elric, Alphonse Elric, and Den.

URL: N/A

Features: Digital coloring using Photoshop 7.

Completed: 04/2008

FMA Chapter 82 cover no text

Bleach – Stark and Orihime

Description: Lineart coloring from the manga Bleach.  Characters are Stark and Orihime.  From chapter 313, page 14, panel 1.

URL: N/A

Features: Digital coloring using Photoshop 7.

Completed: 04/2008

Bleach - Stark and Orihime