Saturday, December 10, 2011
oooh epic apologies to Kellz for me being SO slow to update!
So here's my half of the Monk challenge. I really liked her choice on this one once again. He was a lot of fun to draw. I took a lot (maybe too much?) from Balinese culture. mmm... I dunno what else to say. I'm not feeling very eloquent at the moment. Or articulate.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Messing around with scenery type stuffs. I had a lot of fun on this one, but drawing a waterfall with a mechanical pencil is terrible! Well hey, that's what I use and this was about me exploring new ideas with my weapon of choice! So I only have my self to look at if I thought it was difficult :) I think I'm gonna try falling water again though. I like how it took me out of my safety zone!
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
When Kellz and I were discussing the challenge this time around we were on the phone (normally that convo takes place over e mail) and when I mentioned we should draw Bith she misheard me and thought I said "Sith" and was all "uhh... ok..." ahaha I thought it was a little strange that she was so hesitant about such a simple one but when I realised what she heard... yeah. I understood. Since there's no real definitive (canonical) documentation of what they look like yet it wouldn't be the kinda thing I would field.
So here we are. I had drawn a Bith Jedi a while back but in a more manga style and I recalled how tricky it was implying that it was a female so I had to go back and reference that illustration to try and recall what I did. I think it kinda works (about as well as I can hope for anyway haha)For the robes I went in the direction of Luminara Unduli & Shaak Ti from Episode II because I really liked the slightly unconventional look they carried, and how it almost felt as if the design carried some hint of their culture especially in the embossed leather panels in the front of their robes. The pleated under robe was inspired by Darth Maul's and the lightsaber (what there is of it) was loosely inspired by Luke's second saber.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Ohh looks like Kellz is on a Pathfinder kick and wants to do Half Orcs. Nice choice! and yet again something I wouldn't have chosen to draw of my own accord I think. So not wanting to be conformist, I think what I have here is a Gentleman Scholar Half Orc. Or something like that... I had fun on this one
Friday, May 13, 2011
Monday, May 9, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
March brings us a step closer to Spring and with it the advent of cook outs and bonfires. While I'm a much bigger fan of seeing the city blanketed in silencing frost, I don't mind a cook out, because that means brats & beer! So I also got to thinking about tiki torches (of last summer's cook outs) and lanterns which got me to thinking of this challenge! I know Kellz had a rough go this last week but she's a total hardcore trooper and busted out some hot lantern-ness anyway!
While I don't think this is really a backyard cook out type of decoration, I do have a thing for mausoleums, where this would fit right in! I really wanted to go in the direction of morbid, but not conventional morbid, so I had the decorative skull motif on the left hand face which would be repeated on three sides of this lantern. I patterned the lower half of the skull from an amulet of a hand I remember seeing a long time ago. The face of the lantern on the right is meant to be where one would insert the candle. The hands folded in prayer comprise the two halves of the door. Also on this side is a continuation of the skull pattern on the top half. While the previous side contained a stylised third eye, closed, on the side that prays the third eye is now open in illumination and gazing upward.
As a side note, I did a little googling to see if I could find the amulet I was thinking of and it must have been a Hamsa Amulet. It has an eye in the palm and is a symbol to ward of evil. Hmm...