Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Final Fantasy Crisis Core Fan Art

Hooray! It's been years since I've used colored pencils. Here, I married them with digital! I am pleased with the result. ^^ Also, here's a little Zack x Aerith music meme I made for DA. Working with a time limit to music is AWESOME. 

 I love Final Fantasy 7! Playing Crisis Core on my PSP is super fun. The game has a great message-- protect your dreams and honor!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Betty and Veronica

High school girls with fashion and attitude! Here's some quick(ish) fanart for Archie week on the Fanart Friday blog! I'm starting to see a pattern in the way I work... I seem to be able to make one quick piece following one labored. Sounds good to me! Scatter and Color dynamic brush qualities became my best friend on this piece. I'm loving color-picking like never before!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Comic Artists at the Opera

Last week, I was invited to the final dress rehearsal of Mary Stuart as performed by the Minnesota Opera at the Ordway theater! I was invited there... to draw! Hosted by Tempo and a group of local comic artists called the Black Hat Collective, it was the first event of it's kind, and undoubtedly not the last. Here are Tempo's blog posts about the event- post #1, post #2, post #3.  I love to see what my fellow Minnesotan comic-ers have done!

The singers were powerful and moving. The whole experience was magnificent and I felt honored to be a special little part of it, hidden away in the audience with my booklight and sketchbook. It was kind of difficult to draw because of the complex costumes (which I love!!), and the fact that they were a bit of a distance away and kept moving. Then again, they couldn't move too much in those heavy gowns, so... excuses, excuses. Here are two ink drawings that I made from a couple of the sketches I did that evening. My heart goes out to those that made it all possible! Thank you!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Sailor Moon Fan Art

For FanartFriday!

Sailor Moon is the whole reason I started reading comics, let alone making them. To show my love for Sailor Moon, I went all out and learned a bunch of new photoshop-fu!

I'm not sure if the background makes complete sense. I went for a sort of moody shojo sky... I hope it looks pretty to you, as it does to me! ♥

Thanks to my love, Justin Weber, for showing me how to use layer properties to find shadows and highlights! So exciting!