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Through a Mirror Darkly

Friday, December 30th, 2011

For Drake! It’s Rowan, Alysandir and The Angels re-imagined with a darker Victorian twist, a la League of Extraordinary Gentlemen:


(Larger version here.)

From the left, we have: Max, the mad scientist; Ria, the heiress who funds the team’s exploits; Beth, turned into a vampire but still the group’s protector; Rowan, the enchantress; and Alysandir, the hard-core monster hunter currently under Rowan’s thrall.

One of the coolest concepts (and possibly the most detailed portrait) that I’ve gotten to work on so far. ♥



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Lovers’ Portrait

Thursday, May 6th, 2010

For Drake! It’s the charismatic heroine and her bodyguard (whom we’ve met before) — now in 75% less perilous circumstances:

Step 1: Steal Underpants

With dragons and other distractions averted, they now have time to become better acquainted. ^^

This was a ton of fun to shade. And once again, in the course of working on it, I discovered a few new coloring tricks and techniques — including the wonders of Gradient Maps! Oh, Gradient Maps, how did I ever paint skin tones without you?

(…By the way, is this suggestive enough to be NSFW? Should I add an “implied nudity” warning? I am never sure about these things!)



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The Angels

Saturday, July 18th, 2009

For Drake! This is the elite adventuring party known as The Angels (like a medieval counterpart to the modern Charlie’s Angels):

The Angels

From left to right, we have: Ria (the Raven, dark and deadly), Bethany (the Wren, protective and caring) and Max (the Magpie, enamored of all things shiny).

I tried several new things with this one (defining the light and dark areas in grayscale before adding color, for example), and I think I like the results.

P.S. Finally, there’s something prettier than Don von Sourpuss at the top of this blog. :)



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