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Sunday, 19 September 2010

Necrobothrium part gizillion

Just a quick post of the next step of the Necrobothrium pic. Seems this might be on it's way to becoming a cover of Tuuli Noidantytär. As I had no intention to make a cover out of this I'm now having a hard time to make this work as one. I already added Tuuli (the main character) to the loving hold of Necrobothrium's tentacles but have no idea what to add to the background. This might get really interesting in the end :D

Friday, 17 September 2010

Necrobothrium

So I thought I'd post something a bit different today.

The finnish comic publishing house MKKentertainment that I've worked for a bit before has got this great new character I just can't seem to stop drawing. Nechrobothrium's (also mentioned here) a supervillain with huge tentacles and a broken mind. Oh and she has zombie lackeys! What could be cooler then that?
I realised I haven't posted a lot of my own work (meaning drawn by me also) here and started pondering that it might be good to post a pic from start to finish here.

I have a habit of saving all the great pics I find around net for future reference. I had had this beautiful portrait by Elizabeth May on my comp for moths.


Every time I bumped to it I thought I'll have to try and draw that one day. Well, couple days ago I did. Just as practice you see, as I've realised I draw way too little nowadays. Anyways somehow the picture turned into Necrobothrium again with the tentacles :) I kinda liked the first sketch I did


But there was something seriously wrong with the positioning of the mouth and the forehead was too high. As this is supposed to be a learning experience I decided to fix the picture.


Nope, still not totally right even if it's closer now.


At this point I decided this is as I close as I can get (plus the paper started to break) and just started playing with the picture digitally.


These are just the lines for it but I'll propably end up coloring it too. I'm often REALLY self concious about my drawings and don't really like posting them anywhere but this one turned out quite nicely. and hey, the blog was all about learning, right ;D

Oh, and the "tattoo" in her arm is the logo of Tuuli Noidantytär, also a character in the MKK galaxy. Necrobothriums first public appearance was in a short comic fighting against her.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Tuuli Noidantytär redo

Aaand this is what happens when I start posting old stuff and make the mistake of opening it in Photoshop. Ended up re-drawing pretty much the whole thing. Hmph.
I have no idea if I'll ever actually finish this version but thought I'd at least post it here as a reminder for myself not to go poking old pictures.

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Tuuli Noidantytär

So, after seeing my partner in crime Curtvile post this cover in his blog and linking it here I realised that maybe, just maybe, I should post it too :D

This is a cover I drew for an up and coming finnish comic Tuuli Noidantytär quite some time ago(well, a few months but feels like forever). It started out as a doodle of her and somehow ended as a cover. Or well, in the same way as most of my work for MKK Entertainment has ended in their comics, Curt sees me working on something  and says pretty please. See, really professional ;D

Anyways the comic will be published by MKK entertaintenment and written by Curtvile. It's about Tuuli, the withes daughter. A sort of a female superhero with a lot of horror elements in it. She among other things has a huge monster called Pohjanpeto(Northbeast) that is very handy when it comes to disposing adversarys, human meat, yum.

So I digged deep to my harddrive and even found some steps of this one. I think this was the first fully digital painting(drawing?) I ever did. And seeing it now I'm itching to fix about gizillion things in it. Anyways here goes.


Here's the original lines.

Here I've started to paint over the lines and add color. As you can see I had no idea what I was doing ;)


The picture looked like this for the longest time. I had no idea what was wrong with it and even less of an idea of how to fix it.


After just laying on my comp for a few months I took a new stab at the picture and changed, well, pretty much everything. There's still some problems with the anatomy and all. I'm pretty sure I'll fix it one more time before it actually ends up in print. Btw the logo is also designed by me. I have done quite a lot of those for the comics of MKK.

Monday, 6 September 2010

Baroness by Kenneth Rocafort

I'm in the midst of writing a looong essay to school and as I hate doing that I have to bribe myself into doing it. Every few pages I got to color Kenneth Rocaforts beautiful Baroness lines for a while.
I totally failed in this today thought as I ended up spending extra minutes on this and finishing it. Guess I'll now really need to write the essay. damn.

I tried something pretty different with this one and went with textured brushes and a lot of layer styles instead of textured backgrounds which I usually use. I really enjoyed doing this one, it feels like ages since I did a full on pin-up(Psylocke and Elektra obviously don't count, right?). Oh, and how the hell haven't I realised before that using the screen layer style I can color the lines with ease? I'm an idiot but a happy idiot as I finally got it ;D

 The pencils by Kenneth Rocafort

The flats

With the highlights, bells and whistles


And the finished picture