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!
Somehow, in the shadow of a new Sonic TV show and games, I managed to finish this puppy. When I figure out how I did that, I will be certain to let you all know. Frequent buyer swung by and ordered up this piece. It is very much familiar to another popular picture of the same ilk, with the characters swapped and repurposed.
Speaking of characters, there are a lot of them. While I have varying levels of experience drawing Sonic, Shadow, Twilight Sparkle and Mordecai, this was my first chance to work on Spiderman, Wesker, Margaret and Thomas. Always interesting when you are slashing several characters off your own “never drawn” list I suppose. I am pleased with how they all came out. Each displays a nice combination of individuality and personality and the high resolution of my Next Lvl images really lets me get up close and show off just a touch. Be it unnecessary texture details of Spidey or Wesker, or all the etchings into the wood, I just get to do more with these images.
The background for this one is the side of a boat overlooking the ocean. The deck has been freshly swabbed and is quite shiny and reflective. To help give off that boat vibe I added in various mooring lines and ties along with a number of lamps. Gotta have that small touch of special effects right? Add in a healthy dosage of H2O and a nice starry backdrop and wham, you got yourself an image.
Next Lvl commissions are always labor intensive, but there is a certain joy and pride in putting out higher quality artwork. Thanks a bunch to FerrumFlos1st for ordering up this one, as always Me and my Bro appreciate the business. If anyone else would like to step up and order a commission for themselves, my channels are always open. Just be sure to take a look at my supremely handy but not so dandy Commission Price Chart before hand.
I can’t really expect to get much better at animation unless I push the envelope every once in a while. This one is just a step more complicated than the other pieces I have done in the past. I’ve got several moving parts here, and a strong drawing of the S-Hog to boot.
Anyone who follows my work knows I greatly enjoy my opportunities to work with a variety of special effects, so this animation was a treat to complete. I fell in love with the chaos emerald spiral that I used in my recent Tikal animation, so I re-purposed them for this occasion. I think all the effects play off each other nicely, and the end result is a pretty intimidating Super Sonic.
My next animation, whatever it is, will likely be a touch harder than this one. I am actually due to start working on it as I did this one a while back and only recently added sound to it. I cut up a track I found on Newgrounds again, this time it was “Stadium” by OfficialNovacore. www.newgrounds.com/audio/liste…
Enjoy this one, more art is on the way.
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.