Saturday, 25 September 2010

Stroke 5: retro colours progressing

Not much to update with, just showing what I've done with that doodle from the other day so far.

There's quite a lot still to do, and the colours all need a lot of tweaking, but I'm working on it XD

Argh why did I decide to colour it in the end :|

Edit: And here's the completed version. go view it on DA :)

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Stroke 4: spikes, wings, and jester hats

Just a few sketches I did at work today. They need to be finished but have a little look :P


NiGHTS and Spyro

 Sonic and Tails retro colours

These  are all WIP, so the finished versions'll come later, I just wanted to show them off a bit. Sorry about the watermarks. They're only temporary placement until the pictures are finished, when I'll move them to less intrusive places ^_^

Friday, 17 September 2010

Stroke 3: Magic Mechanics

"We are dreamers, shapers, singers, and makers. We study the mysteries of laser and circuit, crystal and scanner, holographic demons and invocations of equations. These are the tools we employ, and we know many things."

I was actually trying to think of something completely unrelated to this picture when I drew it yesterday.  But Technomage Ebony butted in and loitered instead. I was complring worlds of magic to worlds of science, and of course, this ended up with technomages, such as the ones in Babylon 5. Though this picture doesn't look like them, I gave up and drew it anyway. This is a mix up, of sorts, between my version of Ebony from STC, technomages, and Egyptian type clothing :P

Oh, and a lot of glow.

Progress image below. It's been shrunk, but you get the idea.

1. I pencilled then inked the image traditionally, then scanned it in. I gave it a blue screen.
2. I decided to keep the black lineart too, and put them together.
3. simple gradient background.
4. Flat colours
5. Shading
6. The glowy bits on Ebony and the stick
7. Added a whole load of glow using photoshop filters, a border and some sparkly shapes to add some more to the image than just having the simple background.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Stroke 2: Blue Star chapter 12 preview

~And this is probably not the last you'll see of this banner~

 Well now, I mentioned that I would be providing writing in addition to artwork and such, and since I haven't scanned anything new to show artwise, I'll give you all a small preview of the start of part 12 of my fanfiction, Blue Star. This part isn't quite finished yet, but I'm working on it :P

More to be read after the jump!

Monday, 6 September 2010

Stroke 1: Testing testing 1-2-3

"Is this thing on?"

Hai there. If you're looking at this blog, it means you've either found me through links on my DA gallery or forums, or you've stumbled over it on a random internet trawl XD

This is Brushtail, so named because of my namesake original character; Feniiku Lumaris; has a brush-like tuft on the end of her tail. The idea of this blog is to show some of my artwork and comics and sometimes my writing that never makes it to places like DeviantART or, or anywhere else. I'll be showing both WIP and finals, random doodles, and watever else comes to mind here, so feel free to bookmark if you wanna look ^_^

There's not really a set update schedule, bug I expect it to be pretty regular, as I have a lot of blather you guys don't see :P

For an example, here, have a progression image of the Sonic one you see above :)

1- Black background
2- basic guide lines
3- black lines
4- flat colours
5- shading
After step 5, I removed the background to make the image transparent ^_^

Anyway, I hope you come back for more art and writing and stuff later! And who knows, you might catch some sneak previews from the various comics I have on DA ;)