Yikes, been a little while since I last sat down to write one of these. September was a crazy month.
Despite not making as much “visible” progress as I would have liked here on DA, I have been a rather busy doggie the last few weeks. I completely sold out my posting schedule to baton down the hatches on a contest I was planning to enter. I pulled out a winning entry thanks to all my hard work and dedication.
Still hyperventilating about that one. ColorGuy (you guys will know him from his work in the Sonic Comic series) will be coloring in my entry and showing it to all the other pro’s over at Archie! I can’t believe my good fortune. The big man upstairs continues to bless me. I swear, between this, and working on some of S. Butlers stuff a while ago, I’m am on pace to be working for Archie sometime in 2016. lol
Bring it on!
As for the entry that didn’t quite make the cut. I’ll color it in and post it when I get the free time.
I get sick just looking at it. Its gonna be a pain – but that’s a problem for Future BroDogz. Sucks to be him.
Okay, on top of all that, I also did a small handful of art projects off of DA. Just some stuff I needed to take care of. I still am slaving away at my Victory Road project. Putting a lot of work into that. It’ll bear fruit down the line.
With that out of the way, I’m free to get back on my regular commission pace. October should be a pretty good month for me on that front. I’ve got a little bit of a line stacked up thanks to focusing on some other things, but rest assured my attention is now fully turned to you lot. You should start to see those percentages climb with their usual regularity that you have come accustomed to from me. ^^
Good chat. Now to get that commission locomotion up and rollin. Pile on the coal and let’s get to work!
Another commission steps up, another commission goes down! I’m takin’ on all comers here! Frequent customer swung by and ordered up a couple commissions w/ a side of fries *WARNING* you may never receive those fries *WARNING*
This time the subject was a pair of hedgehogs struggling over their affections for one Twilight Sparkle while a few onlookers take it all in. As it always does when situations involves us of the less than fair sex, things quickly devolve into audible grunts and violence. Aint’ it just like real life people?
Shadow is taking his aggression out on the poor Blue Blur while Sonic gasps for air. Silver is quite annoyed at this scene as once again, he feels himself being the odd man out. Tails is over on the side, muttering to himself and Twilly takes it all in while blushing shyly as there are more than a few males out for her hand… er… hoof.
I have multiple styles clashing here which always makes for a difficult chess game, but I think I took my opponents queen in the end. The colors have a good bit of pop which makes the image fun and enjoyable. The whole scene takes place in a “gazebo” (and I can not stress those quotation marks enough) that appeared in an episode about Hearts and Hooves day. It’s not too shabby of a recreation, and actually shows off a touch of depth.
Thanks to FerrumFlos1st for ordering up more pics for me to draw. Now the real work begins as your next image is a vaunted Next Lvl image *gasp!*
Been a while since I’ve posted anything of Shade round these parts, and I’ve been sitting around with little to do while I prep for the next round of commissions I got to tackle, so I took advantage of some of the spare time I had to dig out one of the linearts I had sitting around. I drew this one months ago, back in late August. I really liked how it came out, I just never found the time to sit down and color the thing.
But as you can see, I took care of that. Shade is always a joy to work with, because of all the detail you can cram into her suit. The glowing in-lays, the Kevlar plating, the futuristic fibers of her undersuit, seriously its heaven for a detail freak like me. I highly encourage you guys to zoom in on this one. Shade is a great muse to show off on, so really suck in all the texture work I did. ^^
On the other hand, I did run into the age old problem of drawing good old Shade here. She has that awesome looking helmet, but I never can bring myself to mask that pretty face of hers. So like always, I end up drawing both. Whatcha-gonna-do.
Okay, that was a fun distraction and a good palate cleanser. Good to see both Tikal and Shade in my recent deviations list. Those are two of my favorite characters that I simply never find the time to draw. Time to get back on that commission grind, and see if I can’t make myself a little bit of money to hedge the blow a couple of new Sonic games are going to lay on me.
This dude pretty much throws 99% of everything I know about drawing mobians out of the window. His winding body and serpentine features are a far cry from the normal Sonic cast. Luckily, my largely unknown past of drawing mythical creatures aided me a good bit, as I was able to fall into some familiar grooves that I did not really expect to utilize when I began.
The end result is a nice piece, if not simple. I feel I have a much stronger understanding of how to draw this character now and can already think of more than a few ways to make improvements and adjustments if I were to draw him in the future.
This art piece will also serve as a “jumping off point” for my new Community Event over at the . If that perks your interest, be sure to visit the group and see what that is all about. Prizes are simply waiting to be snatched up for those that participate.
Alright that is enough of that. I’ve got some more work that needs to get done. See you all later.
decided to dip his foot into the Next Lvl waters and order up this crossover commission. Here we have Link and his trusty side Navi leaping up to deal the final blow to the Death Egg Robot all within the heart of King Dodongo’s lair. (Ocarina of Time)
Let me start by saying that this picture is all about the one and only Navi and is co-starring everyone else’s weakness. Just look at her! She is magnificent! Navi’s tag along doesn’t look too bad in his own right though. Link is rocking some awesome leather and cloth texture, with a shimmering Master Sword and Hylian Shield in tow. I am downright giddy with how my Hyrule Warrior (relevant pun ftw!) came out in this one. He is built off of the adult OoT variant with a few Soul Caliber nods. (Dude is straight ripped) there is a lot to love here, and its not too bad considering it is my first attempt at drawing my main man here.
Egg Robo was a whole other beast. Working with robotics is always a far cry from organics. You get a lot of little details to play with which always makes for a more detailed image. Death Egg Robot is quite literally littered with a wide variety of little lights to focus on.
I really tried to play up the lava effects with this one. It is very bright and sporadic to help give the image a distinctive flair. The image is littered with multiple layers of particle effects, flowing throughout the cavern. The lava itself is bubbling and pulsating while it glows. The entire effect is quite nice and is an evolution of a technique I utilized in the past. The pool of molten rock does indeed look hot and that is the main goal here.
Looks like I have another hi-rez image completed. Thanks a bunch to BlueDragonKaiser for ordering this monstrosity. It was fun to finally craft a character from the Legend of Zelda Series and you know I can’t get enough of the Sonic the hedgehog franchise.
I was recently commissioned to create an art piece for a story penned by . This tale mainly revolves around the relationship shared between Princess Cadence and Shining Armor and the complications of immortality that being an alicorn/living statue present. It is a story that is not afraid of attacking the feels and is thoughtfully crafted to boot.
**I must say that I have honestly read published writings that had more errors than I found here. Your proofreading ability is legendary.
Be sure to go check this story out. It’s a quality read. The writing goes by the title “Together Forever” and is broken up into easy to digest chapters: www.fimfiction.net/story/20830…
As for the image it is a depiction of future Princess Cadence, with a progressed alicorn build, and the older variant of Shining Armor, now made entirely of crystal. The pair stand in front of their empire.
This pic is almost completely styled in the MLP standards so the end result is quite pleasing to the eye. Making a crystal pony did not prove to be very difficult and drawing a more developed Cadence was rather simple. Nothing in this image proved to be all to challenging, and I got to develop everything myself from the ground up which always helps ensure an image comes together nicely.
Thanks a bunch to for choosing me for this commission. Always great to see new people wanting to come by and order something. If anyone else would like to grab a commission from me, be sure to take a quick look at my Commission Price Chart.