Thursday, September 24, 2009

Illustration Friday 「Infinite」

Death is infinite.

Initial sketch

Planning shadows and lighting


6 x 15" illustration board.

Ink and brush.

I wanted to have the feeling of the ukiyo-e paintings. As for the subject matter... I was thinking about the Final Fantasy characters, Piers Anthony's On a Pale Horse (Incarnation of Immortality series), and unfortunately the film I saw in class, The Devil Came on Horseback. As well as the Noh mask depiction of demons. Again.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Illustration Friday 「Welcome」

Alice in Wonderland this time~
There is charcoal smudged on the cover as well, but my scanner must have automatically 'cleaned' it.



5 2/3 x 7 2/3" Watercolor paper.

Watercolor, technical pen, Prismacolor colored pencils, charcoal, and tempera paint [for the 'mirror' on the cover].

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Acrylic #2

This is my second acrylic painting - we were supposed to do portraits, so I picked Kyo from Dir en grey. I know this is totally shocking. I did this from an actual picture, so it's not like, "Wow, I have incredible portrait skills!"

Here is the photograph I used as reference.

I wanted it to be fairly monochromatic, all purple with kind of a pastel-y background... because come on, it's Kyo. Nice, pastel-y purple is not the first color I associate with him.
I almost made this acrylic of Miyavi, but like I said, I thought it would be more amusing for me if it was a painting of Kyo instead. So there you have it. Maybe next time, ne?


Oh yes, and if anyone is curious about this guy...
'Conceived Sorrow' + [unplugged version]
'Lie Buried with a Vengeance' [this may be offensive to someone... I find the end part to be very amusing.]
PV for 'Ain't Afraid to Die'
PV for 'OBSCURE' [it might also be disturbing or offensive so um... I warned you?]
These are all Youtube videos, so yes... hopefully they all work, this computer has no audio.

After I finished the painting, I scraped sandpaper down it in some places to give it a different texture.

Sunday, September 13, 2009


You know, I think this is the first acrylic I've ever done... haha.

It's basically a painting of the Japanese Noh masks, specifically the oni -demon- ones. I also had the image of the cover art for Dir en grey's VULGAR album (I still love the song 'OBSCURE') in mind... I don't know why, but I've become kind of obsessed with Dir en grey music again. >>;

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Illustration Friday 「Strong」

Er... oops, I deleted the entry. D:

9x12" Bristol paper.
Technical pen+ink.