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“Walk through the fire…”

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Today’s post title is courtesy of the Buffy the Musical episode. I happened to be listening to it in the car this morning and now you all are stuck with it, too. Thrilling, right?

And today’s new art: four original characters done with copic markers! It would have been five, but apparently the 5th is too large a file so it will take some more editing. Something to look forward to, then.

 

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“Your ledger is dripping, it’s gushing red.” Black Widow and Hawkeye

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The Avengers DVD release is very close, so I thought I would throw this out there to hold me over. I wanted to do a fan poster for two of my favorite characters: Hawkeye and Black Widow.

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Girl on Fire

Katniss Everdeen Hunger Games Interview Dress

More Hunger Games Fan Art!

In honor of Oscar night, I decided to draw Katniss Everdeen in her interview dress. Suzanne Collin’s described it as being made with gem stones, and looking like fire, so I took it and ran. I wanted her to look pretty, but not sexy. Katniss says she can’t pull off sexy. But I still wanted it to function as a dress, too, and not be this wispy thing. Gem stones are not wispy.

So, the girl on fire dress from the Hunger Games.

Katniss Everdeen Hunger Games Interview Dress

Buffy and Faith

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Buffy and Faith, from Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer. This was a commission for a friend, but I really enjoyed putting this piece together. He wanted the two women and somehow incorporating ying and yang. So I took that and ran with it, having Buffy and Faith themselves being the symbols, and mirroring it with the sky and the fog.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Rogue and Gambit Process

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So this isn’t exactly a walk through, and it certainly isn’t a step by step. I don’t work in an orderly fashion, so a step by step isn’t really feasible. But this will give you an idea of my process.

The picture we’ll be looking at is this one.

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Rogue and Gambit, of Marvel’s X-men comics. This Rogue and Gambit piece was unique in the fact that I saved different versions. That’s not something I usually do, but since Rogue and Gambit are two of my favorite characters, ever, I wanted to make sure I got it right.

You can see where I started with the cleaned up line art. Then I laid in my basic colors, and blocked in some of my highlights and shadows. I put circles of colors for my light sources and the shadows so the colors will be easy to grab as I go. If it’s a color I think I’ll use pretty frequently, I’ll add it to my color swatches.

Next I figured out the background. That was mainly playing with colors and balancing the foreground, background and figures.

Now you see me playing with highlights, light sources, the folds on Gambit’s jacket. You can see I changed my mind a lot on how Rogue’s costume should reflect light, and the strength of the light from the playing cards on Rogue’s hair.

And then, with all art, you reach the point where you’re hurting more than helping, and you call it done. I hope this is able to help some one in their painting process. The biggest advice I can give is play around, and most importantly, have FUN.

 

A step by step of my process of digital painting for a piece of Rogue and Gambit Fan art, of the X-men.

For more Rogue and Gambit art, check out the fan art page.

 

“I am Jack’s smirking revenge.”

So the post quote has nothing to do with anything. It’s just a fight club kind of night.

Anyway, new art. Two new Copic Marker pieces, which I am still obsessed with. I can’t possibly express just how awesome they are. And they are refillable, so they’re good for the environment.  Also, everyone needs some Rogue and Gambit now and then. Enjoy, and stay tuned for a making of the Rogue and Gambit piece in the near future.

 

“That kid is back on the escalator!”

Kevin Smith has always been a hero of mine. I’ve grown up watching his movies. I even have a dog named Brodie Bruce

Last night I finally had the chance to catch his show at a local theater. It was incredibly funny, and I encourage anyone who has the opportunity to try to see him. Not only is he funny, but he is also very nice.

To show my appreciation for his work and how much he has inspired me, I drew this picture for him. By time the show ended, it was past eleven and getting rather cold out. I think I was the only girl waiting by the stage door. The lone female in a sea of fan boys. Standing on a gentle slope in heels for an hour is a work out. But, I toughed it out.

Kevin didn’t make it out the stage door before I left, but Jason Mewes did. Not only did he sign my sketch book, but he took the sketch to give to Kevin Smith. I wish I had known he would be there, I would have made him a print. He is a very upstanding gentleman and took the picture right on to the tour bus.

I personalized this for Kevin Smith, but I was also very proud of the piece, so I wanted to share it with all of you, as well.

Snoogans.

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