Found an old commission I never posted but still like - a cover for skwinky's mini comic Avalon Days. It's a short story I did a couple years ago for her webcomic, Final Arcanum. If you like pirates, magic, and adorable scrappy protagonists, and having FEELINGS you should give it a read. B)
Guest art for ziskaism and nymaulth's new one-shot fairytale comic, If The Shoe Fits. Trying to get back into stylization after a while. I forgot how much I love drawing pretty boys in fancy things. Thanks for letting me do a guest piece! :D
Selfie portrait. Was originally going for another Mucha thing, but then Klimt happened.
Reference used, lots of mistakes, no time to go fix ‘em, gotta move on to the next thing-!! Summer’s been busy.
The highlight of SDCC 2014 was getting these two canvas prints signed by George RR Martin! I wasn’t so lucky for his first GoT signing, but managed to get a ticket for his second signing on Saturday. These were in the art show but had no bids on them, so it was easy to check them out early.
Mr. Martin was very nice, and it made me so happy to know he liked them. He recognized the Mucha influence and the season three scene Daenerys was drawn from right away. I had an extra copy of my leave-behind portfolio which had Ygritte in it, and he accepted it. Definitely made my year!!
So after a month and a half, I’ve asked TeeFury to take my print off their website. The experience of working with them was not unpleasant, but it was disappointing. Very professional people, but my first time with their prints in the experimental stages wasn’t too great. Perhaps a shirt design in the future will be more fun?
With that done, I have good news for the people who wanted to get the print without having to purchase a shirt. I’ve made this illustration available on Redbubble! I will not be selling this version at conventions, (too much to carry around and fly with) so RB is now the only place to find the Shiny Gyarados. Thanks for all the interest on this! I never expected it to get the attention it has, and ya’ll are the best followers an artist could have for spreading it around, keeping it credited, and fixing it when others don’t credit. :)
[EDIT] Okay, so my roommate is making me add to this post after telling her more about what I did with Mewtwo here. There’s a lot I wanted to write but didn’t, because I know most people on Tumblr who reblog this are just going to delete my words, but here goes…
The text surrounding Mewtwo is completely unreadable, but I put a lot of thought into it anyway. Here is the original text Da Vinci has on the Vitruvian Man, translated to English. I used this and edited every mention of ‘Vitruvius’ and ‘man’ to say ‘Giovanni’ and ‘the Pokémon’ instead. I then roughly translated it back into Italian using Google Translate, so it’s probably not perfect, but it’s also re-written backwards with forward facing letters to render it unreadable to the average viewer, like Da Vinci’s notes. For the DNA bases, I used these artificial DNA bases created by Japanese scientists. I thought they were cool since they act the same way natural DNA does, if I’m understanding that correctly. Also, in the original you can spot a number in the top right, so I replaced it with Mewtwo’s number. I also signed my name in the bottom left as Da Vinci did, and kept his stamp.
I thought the combination of the Vitruvian Man, with it’s discussion of proportion and construction combined with artificial DNA bases, was a perfect fit for Mewtwo. He is my favorite Legendary, and Pokémon the First Movie holds a special place in my heart. I wanted to do him justice despite how simple this looks. :)
For wanderindreamr, the winner of my 2k follower giveaway! The prize was a free illustration request, and she asked for Hajime from Gatchaman Crowds. Thanks for such an awesome request!! This was super fun.
Since this went up on Archaia’s Twitter yesterday, I suppose it’s cool if I post it here~!
I am so honored to have had the opportunity to illustrate a variant cover for this wonderful new mini series. I remember watching The Storyteller as a kid with my dad, and I’m really excited to see more of The Storyteller’s tales come to life as beautiful, haunting comics. Each motif above the Storyteller’s head represents one of the stories he will tell. Be sure to check out the article on Nerdist for all the info!
The first issue will be available this September, so there’s plenty of time to go to your local comic shop to order it!