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Sunday, 22 July 2012

Lady Loki for WeLoveFine.com

The finished design
 Some time ago I bumped into this Marvel Villains design competition for the WeLoveFine.com. I instantly new I had to give it a try but as I was super busy at that exact moment I had a very small window of time to do it. I would be a lot happier with it had I just had an extra hour or two to work on it but sadly I still do not have the ability to turn back time. Never the less the design did make it to the competition and is now being rated on their page. The final judges are Mr Loki himself, Tom Hiddleston and the super nerd blogger Jill Pantozzi which is admittedly very cool. And if any of you now feel the need to give me your votes here is the link where you can do so. I have been offering my eternal love and affection for the voters.

Suddle, arent I :D Honestly mine is nowhere near finished enough for me to have a snowballs chance in hell to win this but it would be awesome to be atleast in the top ten instead of bottom 100. I actually like the sketch much more then the finished coloring. I did the colors in something like 20 minutes. Sloppy, sloppy, sloppy. So I might just re-do this at some point, even if it is too late for the competition.



Monday, 16 July 2012

Matt Smith as Doctor Who


Matt Smith as Doctor Who

I am on a sick leave with a busted leg and have been keeping myself occupied by re-watching pretty much every season of Doctor Who. That and all the juicy Doctor news and stuff that came from the San Diego Comic-Con last weekend lead me to pain Matt Smith as the 11th Doctor. I have always liked Tennant the best as Doctors go but Smith has really grown on me lately.


And I have been teased about painting pretty boys a looot lately. Smith is mainly a very peculiar looking boy so ;)

Here's a couple of steps to the finished piece. Sadly really only a couple as I painted most of this on one layer and didn't remember to save any progress shots. 

Original sketch and the flats
The bulk of the portrait is ready
Added some extra lighting and color for depth and the jawline.
This was originally the finished piece but then decided it looked nicer without the linework.
The reason for the annoying disclaimer text is that I have lately been bumping into a lot of my work online without any reference to who has done it and in coupleof cases even someone else claming to have do it. I do sign my work but guess it's not enough so from now on I'll be adding this to all my work.

Sunday, 3 June 2012

Michael Fassbender as David the Android

David the Android and the Xenomorph
I went to see Prometheus yesterday as it opened here. Pretty much the only part that impressed me about the it was the android, David. And even his part was pretty bad. This movie is on the level of Syfy bits, just has a bigger budget. Being a huge fan of the Alien frachise otherwise this just made me want to crawl under my seat and rock myself gently while humming something soothing.

Never the less it lead to a bit of late night sketching and turned into a portrait of the said android, David.

I did this in a slightly different way than usually. I don't normally just copy stuff but have several reference pictures that I use to get the finished image. I use a lot of time sketching and making details. This time I just went with it and it's actually not at all detailed when you get up close. So it's a whole lot sketchier then normally. This was also a lot faster to do so I might give something like this another try later on. I'll probably finish this tomorrow, it's still missing a lot of details.

Here's steps until now though.

Sketching

Finished sketch

I just crudely started painting over the sketch

Aaaand here I forgot to save the steps...

Added ear


I felt the pic was missing something so I gave him a friend.
Almost there

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Tom Hiddleston as Loki Laufeyson part 2

Tom Hiddleston as Loki
I'm fairly sure that after this I will be done with Mr. Hiddleston's cheekbones. I just couldn't get this image of Loki plotting with the Cosmis Cube (fine Tesseract but I still think that is an idiotic name) out of my head before I painted it. So here it is, finally finished.

Also check out the other painting I did of Tom Hiddleston as Loki here 


As usual, here's some steps. 

Sketch

Base colors.
Still very much a work in progress but it's getting there.
Still missing a lot of shades and the fur is too light.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Loki Laufeyson times two



It seems that I am not able to draw anything else than his trickstery highness anymore. Sigh. Never the less, here are pics of couple of sketches I'm working on at the moment. hoping to get Loki out of my system with these and move on.


Monday, 14 May 2012

Tom Hiddleston as Loki Laufeyson


A little painting I did of Tom Hiddleston as Loki.
I have to say that painting this was a true pleasure. There is something about the angles of Hiddleston’s face that makes it really interesting to work on. And I simply love the character of Loki both in comics and the movies. I've seen The Avengers three times by now and have just loved it more every time.

Also check out the other painting I did of Tom Hiddleston as Loki here 

Here's some steps to the finished piece.


Sunday, 22 April 2012

Sansa Stark

The finished finished piece

The original finished piece

Sansa Stark from the George R R Martin series Game of Thrones/Songs of Fire and Ice.
I posted some steps to this piece before here.

****EDIT****
Thanks to comments from from friends and artists extraordinaire Ossi Hiekkala and Nina VonR├╝diger, I went back and fixed the pic somewhat. I feel it made quite a difference, what do you guys think?

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Sansa Stark WIP

Changed the color scheme a bit and realized that I hate painting crowns.


I started painting Sansa Stark from Game of Thrones some time ago. I still haven't had the time to finish her but thought I'd post some process shots already.

The finished piece can be seen HERE

Sketch
Some shades
At first I planned to paint her in grayscale
More shades
I started playing around with Photoshop layers to give her some color and then painted over with the shades I wanted. A REALLY hard way to do this and I doubt I'll try it again.

In full color but details still missing.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock


I absolutely adore BBC's new Sherlock. I didn't expect to as I have been reading the books since I was the size of a fire extinguisher and my love for the true Sherlock Holmes, Jeremy Brett is equally large. Never the less, right from the first episode of the new series I was hooked. Which lead to this painting. This one has nothing to do with anything other then sheer fangirling. I simply am and will be SherLocked.

Here are some steps to the finished piece.

I don't often do everything from sketch to finish in Photoshop but when I do I always use some sort of grid to help with the scale of things.
The face is starting to get it's form
Jacket and hair
Preeetty much finished.


Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen

The finished version
Different color version
Another color version, here she also has the purple eyes mentioned in the book

I have been away from here for quite some time but I'll try to get back to the habit of posting here more regularly again.

This is a small painting of miss Daenerys Targaryen of Game of Thrones. She is one of my favorite characters in the series and ever since I saw how wonderfully she was portrayed in the tv version I have wanted to paint her. I had originally planned to differ more of the reference image but ended up trying a new style of working and stayed intentionally quite close to the original photo.
So here she is. Hope you guys like it.

Here's some steps.


Sketch
Original lines brought to Photoshop and started cleaning. You can also see the reference I used in this pic.
Cleaned and fixed lines in Photoshop
First version. The facial features and color scheme are still quite different in this


This painting is dedicated to my  Silver Queen and dearest friend Anja who passed away a week ago. I will always miss you lovey.

***EDIT***
I just made another painting of Daenerys, check that out too :)