IW: Quickie

Just a quick post for tonight, as the content is pretty simple.

It’s a selection of avatar pictures that I have made for general uses. I’m just trying to experiment a little bit with how I draw my illustrations and I’m beginning to broaden my spectrum of offers to the public (well… Internet).

I made an avatar picture!

Just a quick post to satisfy you all. I made this avatar picture for a friend on the Dark Souls video game forums. The idea was to create a chibi of a paladin with the Knight Solaire sun in the background. This all features from the video game “Dark Souls” by Konami.
Here:

 

Isn’t he cute? I think so. As small as it is, it needed to be for the specs of an avatar picture for the forums. It’s a mix of pencil, graphite and fineliner that adds 3 grades of tone and depth. Hope you like it, this is me, signing out.

Haikus: Bloodstock Festival 2012

Here’s another bunch of verses I wrote last weekend, enjoy!

 

The long journey there

Entertaining as it was

Fatigue was common

 

Blood sweat cheers and drink

The party started early

Lights danced around me

 

The music blasted

Pulsing with every note

It ran straight through me

 

My friends extend smiles

Making their jokes and laughing

Festival joy then

 

I wrote these after the Bloodstock Open Air festival weekend I went to last weekend and I had such an amazing time there, that I created these verses.

Art Compilation

I know you’ve missed these posts… No? Oh… Oh well, here is my latest bunch of artwork I have completed within these past few weeks. It’s a medley of fanart, illustration and just basic traditional work.

All of it was impulsive, since I was a tad bored most days and these were the ideas that popped into my head. Later on with these pieces, I realised my style of art is a moderately successful combination of pencil and ink markings together. Using pencil for initial sketches, then adding the detail, to then define specific details and add shadow/depth to the piece by inking… Still leaving the pencil traces, but just cleaning up a bit.

We have a hippie, ironman, spiderman, ibiza and some fanart here too:

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The same goes with colouring: Light and dark shades with coloured pencils, then using coloured ink to define lines and add more depth in the shading. Some may say this is garish, but in my previous post with an artwork of Urgot fanart, I can see how effective it can be. I will still be sticking with only the “1-Colour” colour scheme and this will be the most prominent colour. The piece in red is League of Legends fanart of a character called Vladimir and his prominent colour is red to feature the colour of his armour, as well as the pool of blood he wallows in.
It is good to start out with nice, gentle strokes (something I still need work on, as I’m too hard-pressing) to gain an initial sketch JUST so you can let your mind flood with ideas of how you want the final piece to come out. In other words, when it comes to art, it’s best to think more like a “progressive thinker” if that makes sense… Someone who thinks of concepts step by step as they go along. Of course you don’t always need this mindset (looking at myself here, being impulsive), but it can help at times and I must admit that I do struggle with ideas occasionally and end up rubbing out ALOT.
I hope this satiates you guys for a while, as I shall be going to a music festival this weekend and I shall be inactive until next week. For now, I bid you all have a good day.