a piece done to celebrate the return of my precious Intuos3 from
repair. You don't know how elated/happy/ecstatic I was when I saw the
well, thematically, it's a Soul Calibur series fanart.
It's inspired by a Soul Calibur fan (whose name I won't mention because I
don't know if he wants me to or not) who emailed me to tell me how much
he likes my rendition of Siegfried
and wants to see more of my Soul Calibur fan art. This time it's the
father-daughter pair; Ivy Valentine and Cervantes de Leon. I was
originally going to paint Ivy and Voldo, because they're cool in a
dark-kinky-gothy kinda way, but scrapped Voldo in favour of Cervantes.
outfits are based on the SC IV version concept art, and please bear in
mind that I don't play Soul Calibur beyond SC II so I'm not actually
very familiar with how they look beyond that, I just tried to stick
close to the concept art I found on Google Images. I deliberately
didn't put Ivy's left arm armour thingie because I dont' know how it
looks like from the underside.
Also, I'm not used to drawing
characters in this kind of style and dynamism, so I greatly appreciate
any criticisms and suggestions on how I can improve on this style in my
future pieces. I know I'm far from perfect but I try my best!
The title is deliberately weird-sounding, it's a line from the
song 'Sway', originally by Dean Martin - "Dear, but my eyes will see
only you", but I like the sound of this title better
concerns a disfigured, possibly special needs baby bunny called Mix.
He is in love with Six Fingered Albino Cyclops but his love is
unrequited due to him being a rabbit and a baby
Edit - story:
Mix - he and his sister came to me one day. At first I only saw his
big sister, 'C', as he was hidden behind her. C was fiercely protective
of her brother - she wouldn't let me go near them until she managed to
convince her that I meant no harm. When she got to know me a bit
better, she explained that the reason she is that way because she feels
guilty and feels she is responsible for her brother's condition. Mix
still isn't out of his diapers yet, but according to C, when he was
younger he was assaulted by a gang of teenage thugs who think it's funny
to take a knife and carve out a baby bunny's face. C therefore felt
like it's her fault she couldn't protect her brother from those thugs.
Even though Mix is still a baby, he is old enough to realise that
because of his horrific scars, people tend to recoil at the sight of
him. Once a happy child, he is now quiet and withdrawn, and still has
yet to speak his first word.
Mix is in love with Six Fingered Albino Cyclops.
In his eyes she's the most beautiful girl in the world, but he dares
only to watch her from afar because he's afraid that like others, she
will shun him because of his disfigurement. Being much younger than her
and a rabbit doesn't help his chance any. Well, I hope she will one
day notice him and they'll be happy!
This is a remake of a commission I did last year for
of her character. The story is that, Molly lost the original file that
I sent her, and I don't have it anymore either because it was in my old
and very knackered laptop which doesn't work anymore, so I told her
I'll paint a new one for her.
A commission made for
of her friend and his girlfriend. Kim told me to take free reign on
the composition and subject matter, so I decided to draw them as
pirates. Who doesn't pirates anyway? . Arrrrr!!!
different from how I work normally; I drew the sketch with pencil on
paper, scanned it and then painted it over in Photoshop. I think I work
better this way, but alas, I don't always have access to the scanner, so
I don't know.... This pic is hugely inspired by Anry Nemo, whose artwork I'm obsessed with lately p.s. I painted from a VERY bright screen, so if it appears too dark on your monitor, my apologies!