So, as with the Ecaflip last weekend, I’ve been experimenting with adding subtle movement to the images I illustrate. At the moment, it’s still just an experiment, so I’m learning as I go and some things might not be working perfectly. But I am enjoying the results and the overall feeling the moving images give. […]
This RPG character was commissioned by Justin T., he’s a Game Master in a Pathfinder campaign and Lazarus here represents him within the game – sort of like an avatar. He’s a very battle-oriented cleric, stoic and fearless. Also, extremely proud of never taking an injury to the face. It’s fun to work on characters […]
So, advancing with this image, we now add the character sketches. We’ve got a couple of rogues, a wizard. and the one on the left is based off of the trolls from Homestuck. After this, we proceed to some linework.
So, the line work’s done for this image, and now we proceed to coloring. After setting up a color palette, things start working out nicely. Each body part is being done separately, in case I want to experiment adding movement later on.
Working on the Assaultbot for this “City of Heroes” commission, I decided to pretty much work on each part of the robot separate so that the end result would truly feel mechanical, as if the robot were assembled. Aside from that, drawing the character this way I can later on experiment on moving the different […]
I’m working a little bit “on the side” for a series of books called “El Espíritu de Modonte”, by Spanish writer Jose Alcocer Bautista. It’s a fantasy series that revolves around a quest to vanquish an ancient evil, after the precious jewel that protected the world, called “the spirit of Modonte” has been lost (“Modonte” is […]
One of the things I’m working with lately is adding movement to the characters I design. I wouldn’t precisely call it “animation”, but rather think of it as “moving illustrations”. In this case, I’m working on the “Ecaflip” commission and trying out what I call a “movement proof”, which is basically working and tinkering around […]
This is the sketch for the background of the image commissioned by the McAllisters. Next, we sketch in the four family members.
So after posting the different position possibilities, the client decided upon the first one, since it best reflects the character’s nature (check them out below, for reference). The one on the right was fun and interesting, the character is way more serious and somber for such a pose. And the one in the middle was […]