Monday, June 24, 2013

Go Science Ninja Team Gatchaman!


Done with the final version. I've change Jinpei's design and and some final textures and some line variation. 

Took longer to make these changes, but now it's done!


Added a few more characters and background addition. Add some textures, but still need to tweek the image just little more. One more day should do it!


 This is a work in progress. Anybody remembers Battle of the Planets? How bout G-Force? Or (apparently) Eagle Riders? These are niffty titles, but doesn't quite stand out as the original name for this series; Gatchaman!

Got most of the figures placed on the image below; just need to add the fifth member of the team and this piece will be very near to completion.

Like any good image, it starts with a thumbnail. Your final pieces, IMO, never quite get the same energy you get from your thumbnail.

Below is a "tight" sketch of the image. I try to get as close to what I want the final image to look like, but of course changes occur during the rendering process.

Go! Sweet Racer!

 This piece was for the Philadelphia Comic Con at the end of May. I've always wanted to do a Speed Racer piece, but wasn't sure how I wanted to illustrate it. Then I came up with a sick idea, what if Mojo Jojo was dressed as Chim Chim? That alone made me wanted to do a Speed Racer/Power Puff parody. The design was to mimic a well known Speed Racer poster so coming up with the composition wasn't too hard. After that it was just about drawing the characters which you can see below.
The toughest character to draw was Ms Bellum as for much of the tv series, no one has ever known what she looked like, except for one episode specialty (apparently).  Completed this piece within 24-hours before the Comic Con. With 2 hours of sleep, an Egg-McMuffin in one hand, and my portfolio in other, I went to artist ally with positive reception with this piece at the booth. Whoo-hoo!