Monday, November 24, 2008

El finito???

I think I am about reached the final point of this painting. Did everything I could think of to make the overall comp work. Who knows, when my brain's loosed up again I'll work on it a bit more.

Still working on that HOTD comic. Got three of them done so far. Still have to draw and ink out the last three, and they are the toughest. Sheesh.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Update 3

Did some more work to the painting, did some Col Bal and Curves as well as work on the flames, so it looks like it's really coming from somewhere (like, off-screen). I also tried working a bit more on the face and added the tattoo, but I might have a change about that.

In other news, I'm trying for this coloring book project, it's a bio, which means I can't mess up on the main character, he has to look exactly as he appears. Which is kinda hard considering I never had to anything like that, drawing from a real living breathing person. But hey if I want to stay on the job I gotta be able to draw anything, real or fake. I'm also pretty behind my second issue of the HOTD comic, I really need to get rolling.


Tuesday, November 18, 2008

More update

I had some comments about the bg not having enough depth and that the overall tone is too monochromatic giving the whole piece a flat look, among few other details, so I reworked them over new layers. I also saw to fixing that back left arm which I felt from the beginning was pretty way off. I know I still got more stuff to deal with, but for now it's looking better. I'm still trying to see how to develop the flames. Also I had some pretty funny comments about the mustache and the eyebrow, I gotta think about that too.

TBC... :p

Friday, November 14, 2008

Update 2

Another three hours plus and this is where I'm at right now. Did some more detailing on the figure, the sword, and the swirling flames. Made some adjustments to the face with Transform and bit of Liquify, kept in check with ref pic for the anatomical issues. Starting to look real good, in my opinion. I might pass it over to a forum for some crit.


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Continued - Dark Avenger 3


Not much happened, added some color layer and worked a bit on the swirling flames. I'm doing some initial detailing while still in low res, once I get the forms and shapes in order, I'll bump it up to 300 dpi and work on it some more.

Stay tuned...

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Third Dark Avenger Painting

I've started up another painting of my favorite dark hero. WIP:

Base drawing done in pencil, then scanned in at low 75 dpi. Applied Variations tool for a maroon line color, then overlayed it with warm brown, because basically my hero is going to be engulfed in fiery blaze, so lots of fires around. Trying to work on the lighting.


Sunday, November 9, 2008


No pics to show today, just few really short rants:

1. OBAMA the first black president of the USA. My thoughts: ABOUT &^*#@% TIME. DEEP IMPACT and "24" both predicted it, after all.
2. Looking for more freelance work, but their answers are so slow. Am I doing something wrong?
3. Continuing my current freelance work, no pay. How can I pay my bills with only 12 hrs/wk at the shop???
4. Trying to keep my head high amid economic bombing. We all have bad days.
5. Graduate school. That's the only thing I can look forward to now in these bad times. Hopefully I can get into one with one hell of a financial aid.