Tuesday, 19 February 2008


:iconpawlack: done for an event in PixelBrush

Photoshop CS3 and Illustrator CS3. I got my influences from so many places. There are stuff here that may not make sense to everyone but they do to me XD

Saturday, 9 February 2008

Superheroes of PB


still a work in progress
entry for a contest at the PixelBrush forums
I don't attempt the comic style often, precisely because I think I am a lousy line artist. You can be good at painting at yet at the same time suck at inking, and vice versa. I've seen too many people who are fantastic painters, yet when it comes to drawing cartoons and such, they're a bit bleh.
Anyway, enough yaddling, I really need to get better at it.

Sunday, 3 February 2008

Jack of Spades and Jack of Clubs

This is a relative 'quickie' (not really..but we only have a week to do it) or Conceptart.org's Character of the Week #104 The Four Brothers, I don't have the time to paint all four of them so I painted only the Jack of Spades and Jack of Clubs.

I have used references for both, mainly for the outfits. For the Jack of Spades ("is suave, sophisticated, and self centered"), I pretty much bastardized men's outfits from Van Dyck's portraits..ha ha ha, and for Jack of Clubs I just mishmashed lots of Spanish, German 16th century whatever armour together.

I also experimented with starting with greyscale then colour it, because it seems like many artists swear by this method. However it so did not go well for me, but at least now it confirms what I know that I suck at colouring greyscales and know to stick with starting my usual method. ha ha :P