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31 August 2028 @ 11:13 pm


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OH MAN. LOOKS LIKE SOMEONE NEEDS TO DUST OFF THIS JOURNAL. OKAY. I WILL TAKE UP THIS DAUNTING TASK! YOU CAN COUNT ON ME 
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_wist_
27 May 2013 @ 07:54 pm

pillwipcap2

Want to know how I handle commissions usually? Follow the link to see my process walkthrough.

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Mirrored from Sleep Pending Blog.

 
 
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_wist_
11 November 2012 @ 04:53 pm

While I try to fend off falling into some bad habits of mine, I’ve been working on and off on this new Fall of Cybertron Shockwave picture.  Decided to try painting without a lineart this time because I’d hoped it would end up being a faster process. So far, I’m not sure about that.

Geez, this guy’s arms are going to be a nightmare to render. I’m not looking forward to that.

Oh well, we’ll have to see how this goes. I trust you’ll support me in this endeavour, Blog? (PS: You had better.)

 

 

Mirrored from Sleep Pending Blog.

 
 
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_wist_
All of this is awkward repost from my tumblr:

Hey Tumblr,
Remember when I had other fandoms besides Transformers? Yeah, me neither. However, it turns out other people do. I told Plurk I'd work on some fanart for the first (couple) fandom(s) of mine people listed and this was one of them. 

Blame Sharn and Expo for this. Also Winzler. In fact, this WIP is only uploaded because Winzler told me to.

ANYWAY, ENJOY YOUR NOT-TERRIBLY-ORIGINAL fanart. The ghost is angry because they left candy all over the floor.


More WIPS, and this time from the expected fandom. Here's the second set from that Plurk draw I did, where I said I'd make some fanart for the first fandom(s) listed.
  1. Drift from MTMTE with something to show you.
  2. This was for a game where we (me and my mates) were supposed to colour over this Fall of Cybertron Shockwave toy for lighting practice and then show each other... Turns out that in the wee hours of the morning, I have really poor reading comprehension and at some point between 2 and 3 AM ... the rules got lost and I just started making shit up.
  3. Oops.
I plan to finish both of these. ... And oh look, it is 1: 50 AM over here, and I bet, if I were to follow historical trends... that I'm not making too much sense right now. OH WELL. TOO BAD. If I have to suffer looking at these WIPs on my desktop SO DO YOU.

I'm sorry.

 
 
_wist_
14 October 2012 @ 10:27 am

Well, you know the drill by now, Blog. I get one image done, and then I find a whole bunch more on an old external hardrive that are tantalizing work in progresses. What? Don’t look at me like that. You know how I strive — often to counter-intuitive heights — for the feeling of completion and hard drive tidiness.  Besides, how am I expected to resist  something where half the work is already done for me?

I think I did this linework’ two years ago as part of a set. This is my Cheerleading Fairy of Optimism. She was probably supposed to have wings, but it’s very possible I was overdosing on cutesy girly imagery at the time, and just couldn’t bring myself to include them in the final ‘inks’.  I’d forgotten I’d ever drawn hair like that, and it’s kinda nice. Anyway, I’m hoping that putting this little lady up on the Blog will motivate me to A) finish her B) finish the ugly-ass sketch of her partner. By the way, the absurd idea of a ‘Cheerleading Optimist Fairy’ came from a tiny comic I’d done years and years and years ago over here.

Sob, Blog. Why can’t the hard parts be done by other people? Anatomy is so difficult and I don’t wannaaaa. You finish the sketch, Blog, I just want to colour.

Yeah, okay, I’ll stop whining and go get things done. Glad we had this talk. You’re the best.

+1 image to the work in progress category.

Mirrored from Sleep Pending Blog.

 
 
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_wist_
14 October 2012 @ 02:31 am

I am so partied out this weekend, Blog. But fear not, I didn’t forget my promise to you. I’d NEVER forget my promises to you. Anyway, here are  some closeups of my favourite portions of that commision from the last post. I learned and experimented a lot with not just line weights but also trying to add the feeling of texture to my inks too.

For example, I liked the way I did the hair on Chris’s forearms here, and I’m pretty fond of how I did his head-hair too. Also, I’m kind of liking the little crow’s feet I gave him, and the way his stubble fades off into his skin. (That can’t possibly be the right way to describe that)

Under the cut is the step-by-step and a couple other choice closeups. What’s that? Hey now, Blog, watch yourself. There is ABSOLUTELY nothing wrong with being proud of myself and some of the things I’ve done. If anything, you should me proud of me.

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Mirrored from Sleep Pending Blog.

 
 
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13 October 2012 @ 07:05 pm

Remember all those WIPs I was posting a while back for that lineart commission I was doing, Blog? Well you lucky little thing, you,  you get the honour of being he first to see the completed piece in all its glory. (Yeah, okay, you got me, Blog, I really just forgot to upload this when I finished it, BUT THAT SHOULDN’T MATTER).

Character and Commission belong to the very fine lady over here.

Originally this was just supposed to be a quick little sketch commission, but like I said, HypotheticalWoman is a very fine lady, and I just couldn’t help myself. I ended up upgrading the sketch into full inks. This meant that she lost out on the sketched background (something I don’t do on my sketch commissions anymore) but then since I’m so taken with her, I slapped on a quick freebie of one anyway. I’m also mailing out a printed version of this to her door — again, something I don’t usually do, but she’s a truly great person and deserves it.

As for the character himself, his name is Chris. As you can see, he’s a centaur, but what I like about this guy is that he’s got more of a stocky workhorse kind of build (and personality). I loved that he wasn’t supposed to be one of those willowy, pretty-boy horsemen, but an honest-to-goodness tough nut that can be driven hard, and works harder. Seriously, this character is a tanner; that’s super baddass (and unique) when you look at what type of ‘person’ he is. Still, Chris isn’t supposed to be exceptionally pretty, and I tried to make his face a little longer and a little more … horse-y. Normally he wears a tunic, and his hair’s in a long braid and a mohawk sort of thing, but since he’s so rugged, I decided to let us catch him taking a little me-time. So here he is with his hair let down and his clothes are drying on a handy tree branch off stage left.

Hey now, don’t look at me like that, Blog.  Even fantasy folk have to do their laundry too.

The next post will a quick step-by-step compilation of this image and also some closeups of this guy since I’m just that proud of this inking job (and also because I have to run off to a party 5 minutes ago).

Mirrored from Sleep Pending Blog.

 
 
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_wist_
11 October 2012 @ 09:51 pm

Remember when I said I’d done another version of this picture, well, here it is. This isn’t perfect, mind you, but this had been an effort to speed up my illustration process so I decided to leave things a little rough around the edges. I also thought the previous image was maybe a little too sombre, so why not liven things up a little? Not to mention the fact that Canada has entered full on winter mode all up in here and I figured a change of pace was in order. Time to bust out those summer colours!

Let’s see Autumn off with a bang! The kind that sounds like a rivet gun through a window and into a skull.

Don’t have much else to add except this is probably the first illustrative transparent .png I’ve ever done. Looks like I can cross THAT off my bucket list finally. Phew, lucky me.

Mirrored from Sleep Pending Blog.

 
 
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_wist_
11 October 2012 @ 09:38 pm

 

Blog, you know how I have that bad habit and sometimes when when people hold still long enough, I accidentally draw all over them? Well, it happened again.  There’s more photos under the cut.

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_wist_
11 October 2012 @ 08:41 pm

You’ve got the power, Blog.
The power to make art. Art and really bad references to good songs.

Actually, the art is pretty bad too. Well okay, slightly above mediocre — but that’s just because I’m being charitable.

Still, I can’t help but have a soft spot for this silly picture; and before you ask, yes. Yes, that is a platypus with broccoli growing on it. Also, yes, I did misspell ‘broccoli.’ What are you gonna do about it? Laugh?  Are you going to laugh at me, Blog? Choose your next move wisely, and don’t think I can’t see that smirk. But remember, Blog, which of the two of us is it that brings home the bacon, snouts, and pork knuckles? That’s what I thought.

Back on track though (or at least as on track as you can be when the subject is a broccoli-Playpus) I did this solely using touchpad and this vague notion of having absolutely no idea what I was doing with myself. I thiiink I was taking random prompts and that’s what’s to blame for this absolutely off the wall mash-up , but then it was done a year or so ago, so I can’t say with absolutely confidence. Not that it matters, ultimately. 

Just like tattoos are suppose to represent where you were at a very specific moment of your life, I like to imagine this was…. oh who am I kidding, this was probably some really bizarre call for a very specific type of help.   I can’t think of any alternative.

Mirrored from Sleep Pending Blog.

 
 
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