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May 24 '13
Starix.  pencil, photoshop.
Whoops, it happened!  I cannot resist a good pokémon meme.

Starix.  pencil, photoshop.

Whoops, it happened!  I cannot resist a good pokémon meme.

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Feb 15 '13
Prakin’ Theon.  Fanart Fridayyyy
OH HEY HEADS UP, spoilers for ASoIaF: The Winds of Winter.  This was drawn back when the Theon sample chapter went up last year (which seems to have disappeared off the internet) and I fiddled the thing into a readable state after my buddy Chelsea asked me to dig it up.
Now that the Beast is slain, maybe I’ll try to do more Fanart Fridays in the future?  I’ve been meaning to draw some Vattu fanart for ages.

Prakin’ Theon.  Fanart Fridayyyy

OH HEY HEADS UP, spoilers for ASoIaF: The Winds of Winter.  This was drawn back when the Theon sample chapter went up last year (which seems to have disappeared off the internet) and I fiddled the thing into a readable state after my buddy Chelsea asked me to dig it up.

Now that the Beast is slain, maybe I’ll try to do more Fanart Fridays in the future?  I’ve been meaning to draw some Vattu fanart for ages.

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Jun 22 '12
My Favorite Avatar Bros.  fanart friday.  photoshop noodling.
Oh dang, Korra season finale tomorrow!  I’m super excited!  Would’ve noodled with this more, but it’s starting to thunderstorm over here and I should probably disconnect from the cintiq.
One thing that I love about the new Avatar series is how adults are allowed to be fully-formed characters and be present.  Heck, nearly half of the main cast is over the age of 30!  And they’re all amazing and fun and rounded and flawed. It’s refreshing to see a cast of adults in a kids’ show being allowed to be adults and not clueless foils.
Also Tenzin has a rockin’ coherent design and he’s made out of a tower of pointy bells.

My Favorite Avatar Bros.  fanart friday.  photoshop noodling.

Oh dang, Korra season finale tomorrow!  I’m super excited!  Would’ve noodled with this more, but it’s starting to thunderstorm over here and I should probably disconnect from the cintiq.

One thing that I love about the new Avatar series is how adults are allowed to be fully-formed characters and be present.  Heck, nearly half of the main cast is over the age of 30!  And they’re all amazing and fun and rounded and flawed. It’s refreshing to see a cast of adults in a kids’ show being allowed to be adults and not clueless foils.

Also Tenzin has a rockin’ coherent design and he’s made out of a tower of pointy bells.

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Jun 8 '12
ME3 Fan-Comic, alternate ending.
Guess that’s why you need all those holo-pads or whatever, they’ll translate all those weird squiggles for you.
#AnthropocentricBagOfDicks

ME3 Fan-Comic, alternate ending.

Guess that’s why you need all those holo-pads or whatever, they’ll translate all those weird squiggles for you.

#AnthropocentricBagOfDicks

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Jun 8 '12

Mass Effect 3 Epilogue Comic.  Fanart Friday.  Pencil, photoshop.

(Warning for Spoilers and Yuko Bein’ A Huge Nerd) Oh dang, it happened.  Magnolia and I might’ve made a pact a while back to do some seriously heartfelt ME3 comics.  I’ve been going back and forth over whether or not to post this thing.  Guess it’s too late now!  You all know my terrible fan-comic secret.

I’m gonna nerd for a bit here, feel free to zone out.  After reading the Shadow Broker dossier on Garrus — about his natural leadership abilities being overshadowed by Shepard — I was actually surprised to see him as a squad member in ME3 and not already traipsing around with his own band of ducklings.  And lacking a formal XO on the Normandy in ME3, it felt as though Garrus informally took that role. His taking command of the Normandy (a ship with both Human and Turian origins) kind of seems natural to me.

And man, Liara.  After seeing her full arc over the series, I’ve come to really love her and what she represents.  Originally being historian and archaeologist from a ridiculously long-lived race on TOP of being literally the only character who can’t somehow die by the end of the series, Liara becomes this living time-capsule.  She becomes the embodiment of the trinity of past, present and future.  It’s fascinating.

I tried to make the language and imagery vague enough apply to anyone’s Shepard with any love interest and any ending— unless, y’know, Garrus died in ME2.  A-anyway, this was partially inspired by Marian Churchland's beautiful ME3 comic (which can be found here if you scroll down a bit).  She’s tops.

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May 25 '12
Tony “Masseffect” Shepard, Roma Shepard, and their respective Space Significant Others.  Fanart Fridayyyy
I drew my/Ananth’s Commander Shepard hanging out with Magnolia’s Commander Shepard on the plane to Japan.  Then I went and inked and colored it last weekend, ha ha.
Cerberus weirdness aside, I always thought the Cerberus uniform from ME2 was the classiest of all uniforms, so that’s what they’ve got.  And while every character has to be the exact same height for the sake of game mechanics, I always imagine Turians being unbelievably tall.  And Tali’s the teeniest, that goes without saying.
Tony Masseffect and Roma later went on to start a pizza joint and live happily ever after the end.

Tony “Masseffect” Shepard, Roma Shepard, and their respective Space Significant Others.  Fanart Fridayyyy

I drew my/Ananth’s Commander Shepard hanging out with Magnolia’s Commander Shepard on the plane to Japan.  Then I went and inked and colored it last weekend, ha ha.

Cerberus weirdness aside, I always thought the Cerberus uniform from ME2 was the classiest of all uniforms, so that’s what they’ve got.  And while every character has to be the exact same height for the sake of game mechanics, I always imagine Turians being unbelievably tall.  And Tali’s the teeniest, that goes without saying.

Tony Masseffect and Roma later went on to start a pizza joint and live happily ever after the end.

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May 18 '12
Xiong Mao and Ombre from Freaks’ Squeele.  Fanart Friday.
It’s been an age since I’ve done a Fanart Friday!  Xiong Mao and Ombre are two of the main characters from That One French Comic That I Won’t Shut Up About.  It’s become my and Ananth’s personal goals to goad either Ankama or another publisher to translate the books into English.
Florent Maudoux has quickly become one of my artistic idols over the past few years — he has an incredible grasp on action, emotion, body language, anatomy, and body types oh man. Anyway, seriously consider picking up Freaks’ Squeele if you’re fluent in French or are looking for some crazy art references.

Xiong Mao and Ombre from Freaks’ Squeele.  Fanart Friday.

It’s been an age since I’ve done a Fanart Friday!  Xiong Mao and Ombre are two of the main characters from That One French Comic That I Won’t Shut Up About.  It’s become my and Ananth’s personal goals to goad either Ankama or another publisher to translate the books into English.

Florent Maudoux has quickly become one of my artistic idols over the past few years — he has an incredible grasp on action, emotion, body language, anatomy, and body types oh man. Anyway, seriously consider picking up Freaks’ Squeele if you’re fluent in French or are looking for some crazy art references.

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Mar 5 '12
Space Bros From Memory.  Photoshop.
Fanart, oh jeez what day is today, Monday?  Listen guys, I’m just really excited for Mass Effect 3.  I’m gonna hang out with my space boyfriend various space-pals tomorrow and it’s got me kind of pumped.  I’m excited to see how accurate my predictions were!
Tried to draw some of my favorite characters from memory with the intention of it being unintentionally hilarious, but, uh, I think I know these guys a little too well.  I mean, they’re pretty off-model and I can’t remember their costumes especially well and Wrex looks like a ninja turtle, but they’re pretty identifiable.  Not bad, considering I haven’t drawn any of these guys in like a year.  
Roma Shepard on the end because she is the Best Shepard if you ask me.

Space Bros From Memory.  Photoshop.

Fanart, oh jeez what day is today, Monday?  Listen guys, I’m just really excited for Mass Effect 3.  I’m gonna hang out with my space boyfriend various space-pals tomorrow and it’s got me kind of pumped.  I’m excited to see how accurate my predictions were!

Tried to draw some of my favorite characters from memory with the intention of it being unintentionally hilarious, but, uh, I think I know these guys a little too well.  I mean, they’re pretty off-model and I can’t remember their costumes especially well and Wrex looks like a ninja turtle, but they’re pretty identifiable.  Not bad, considering I haven’t drawn any of these guys in like a year.  

Roma Shepard on the end because she is the Best Shepard if you ask me.

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Oct 28 '11
Dany and Drogon.  Ink doodle colored in Photoshop.  Fanart Fridayyy
An ink test I did of Daenerys a while back while prepping to ink a comic.  It’s a mystery over why hadn’t I drawn her yet, it’s almost as though dragons aren’t the coolest and best things.
Oh, erm, hm.  I said I’d stop drawing ASoIaF fanart a while back.  Hmm.  Hmmmm.

Dany and Drogon.  Ink doodle colored in Photoshop.  Fanart Fridayyy

An ink test I did of Daenerys a while back while prepping to ink a comic.  It’s a mystery over why hadn’t I drawn her yet, it’s almost as though dragons aren’t the coolest and best things.

Oh, erm, hm.  I said I’d stop drawing ASoIaF fanart a while back.  Hmm.  Hmmmm.

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Sep 18 '11
Robot from Gunnerkrigg Court.  Fanart… Saturday?  Is it technically Sunday now?
Someone on the internet declared this week Gunnerkrigg Court Appreciation Week, and I had to comply.  It’s a damned good comic, and Tom is a damned fine storyteller.  Read it if you haven’t already!
Nearly drew Elgamore because of my oft-mentioned love of Stupidly Tall Dudes With Stupidly Broad Shoulders, but Robot won out in the end.  I was immediately charmed by his new design when it was introduced; it’s simple and humanoid while remaining kind of alien and mechanical.  I’m super interested in seeing his future incarnations, he’s emotionally becoming more human as he physically becomes more human.
[edit: dang, I left out the red stripe on his pants, that’s the coolest detail, how did I manage to leave that out >:( ][edit2: okay, fixed it] 

Robot from Gunnerkrigg Court.  Fanart… Saturday?  Is it technically Sunday now?

Someone on the internet declared this week Gunnerkrigg Court Appreciation Week, and I had to comply.  It’s a damned good comic, and Tom is a damned fine storyteller.  Read it if you haven’t already!

Nearly drew Elgamore because of my oft-mentioned love of Stupidly Tall Dudes With Stupidly Broad Shoulders, but Robot won out in the end.  I was immediately charmed by his new design when it was introduced; it’s simple and humanoid while remaining kind of alien and mechanical.  I’m super interested in seeing his future incarnations, he’s emotionally becoming more human as he physically becomes more human.

[edit: dang, I left out the red stripe on his pants, that’s the coolest detail, how did I manage to leave that out >:( ]
[edit2: okay, fixed it] 

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Sep 2 '11
Vattu and the War-Man.  Brush drawing colored in Photoshop.
Fanart Friday, wooo!  This has come up several times in the past, but let me reiterate what a huge fan I am of Evan Dahm.  Vattu, his latest comic, is so brilliant and beautiful and ambitious, I cannot help but constantly be in awe of him and his monstrously high output.
Go, go and read everything he’s ever done, it’s all for free on the internet!

Vattu and the War-Man.  Brush drawing colored in Photoshop.

Fanart Friday, wooo!  This has come up several times in the past, but let me reiterate what a huge fan I am of Evan Dahm.  Vattu, his latest comic, is so brilliant and beautiful and ambitious, I cannot help but constantly be in awe of him and his monstrously high output.

Go, go and read everything he’s ever done, it’s all for free on the internet!

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Aug 26 '11

Jaime painting process/preproduction/detail mashup.  (click the first thumbnail to see the .gif animated)

This is the first painting I’ve ever done where I’ve set up a pre-set palette and extensive color studies and stuff.  Which I all proceeded to ignore, haha.  In the end, I guess the most comfortable way for me to paint is by the seat of my pants, and then followed up with a bunch of color overlays and textures to strong-arm in a sense of unity. :|

I tried to recreate what I did in this picture (which was pretty much a happy accident), and do something loose and lineless, with heavy contrast and heavy texture, done almost exclusively one brush (it’s one of the photoshop dry media brush presets, labeled “Soft Oil Pastel”).  These are all things that usually make me uncomfortable and it was fun to push myself.

Added some detail shots in there too, because I was sad the lions in his crossguard and armor didn’t show up so well. (edit: tumblr killed the resolution in the slideshow, so here’s a hosted copy of the file)

If you guys have any questions, leave ‘em in the disqus comments, I do my best to reply when I can!

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Aug 26 '11
I remembered him laughing as your father burned.  fanart fridayyy
Here’s the full version of that snippet from earlier!  Done for the FYGameOfThronesArt contest, less because I want to win the $50 gift certificate and more because I wanted an excuse to do a frivolous ASoIaF illustration.  Entries are being accepted until September 5th!
So, one of the rules of the contest was “no spoilers past the first book.”  While planning the picture, I was fairly certain that Jaime briefly glossed over Mad King Aerys’ obsession with fire in Game of Thrones.  But while looking for a quote to add along with the submission, I realized that I was thinking of a scene that happens ONLY in the HBO show!  So I guess this is a very mild spoiler for people who’ve only read the first book and not a spoiler for people who’ve watched the show. :| (sorry.)
I’ll post a process .gif from this in a sec! [edit: here you go!]

I remembered him laughing as your father burned.  fanart fridayyy

Here’s the full version of that snippet from earlier!  Done for the FYGameOfThronesArt contest, less because I want to win the $50 gift certificate and more because I wanted an excuse to do a frivolous ASoIaF illustration.  Entries are being accepted until September 5th!

So, one of the rules of the contest was “no spoilers past the first book.”  While planning the picture, I was fairly certain that Jaime briefly glossed over Mad King Aerys’ obsession with fire in Game of Thrones.  But while looking for a quote to add along with the submission, I realized that I was thinking of a scene that happens ONLY in the HBO show!  So I guess this is a very mild spoiler for people who’ve only read the first book and not a spoiler for people who’ve watched the show. :| (sorry.)

I’ll post a process .gif from this in a sec! [edit: here you go!]

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Aug 12 '11
Sandor Clegane.  Again.  I can stop whenever I want, bro.  Procrastination doodles.
Haven’t done a Fanart Friday in a while, so I scanned this out of my sketchbook.  I found this amazing pre-production sketch of the Hound’s helm from the HBO show and wanted to riff on it.  And then it kind of kept on going I guess. :|  Stupidly tall broad-shoulded dudes, let me love you.
Oh hey Pythias what are you doing there.
(same deal as always, please keep away from spoilers in the comments)

Sandor Clegane.  Again.  I can stop whenever I want, bro.  Procrastination doodles.

Haven’t done a Fanart Friday in a while, so I scanned this out of my sketchbook.  I found this amazing pre-production sketch of the Hound’s helm from the HBO show and wanted to riff on it.  And then it kind of kept on going I guess. :|  Stupidly tall broad-shoulded dudes, let me love you.

Oh hey Pythias what are you doing there.

(same deal as always, please keep away from spoilers in the comments)

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Jun 24 '11
Flowchart Fanart Friday.  Say that five times fast.
I’m pretty behind schedule on things today, so you guys can have this dumb ASoIaF flowchart that I scribbled in my sketchbook.  This isn’t the hard and fast rule, and I can think of a bunch of characters who don’t fit in.  And some of the okay dudes will kill you too, so there’s that. (also it probably doesn’t so much apply to the HBO show, because all the actors are stupidly hot)
I’m starting Feast for Crows right now, but the same rules apply to comments: be nice to HBO watchers/new readers and try not to spoil in the comments.

Flowchart Fanart Friday.  Say that five times fast.

I’m pretty behind schedule on things today, so you guys can have this dumb ASoIaF flowchart that I scribbled in my sketchbook.  This isn’t the hard and fast rule, and I can think of a bunch of characters who don’t fit in.  And some of the okay dudes will kill you too, so there’s that. (also it probably doesn’t so much apply to the HBO show, because all the actors are stupidly hot)

I’m starting Feast for Crows right now, but the same rules apply to comments: be nice to HBO watchers/new readers and try not to spoil in the comments.

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