Monday, June 27, 2016

Admiral Ackbar Watercolor

I cannot get enough of Star Wars! I love all of the designs and alien creatures. Ever since I was a kid I have been obsessed with all of the little details. ALOT of my childhood was spent reading the Star Wars Encyclopedia. I am pretty sure I read that thing from cover to cover (and now ALOT of that is no longer Star Wars cannon....what am I doing with my life?). With these new movies coming out and listening to Star Wars Minute podcast from start to finish, I am in a Star Wars fever pitch! (P.S. if you haven't listened to Star Wars Minute Podcast you should!

So with all of that excitement and encyclopedic knowledge, I decided to start a new set of art work, Star Wars watercolors. I'll admit I am a newbie when it comes to watercolors and it takes a bit for me to get motivated to bring them out and practice...but that's where Star Wars comes in!

So for this painting I went with the ever lovable Admiral Ackbar. I started first with a pencil sketch, then moved on to the water colors. I tried my best to create a glazed layer effect by laying multiple levels of paint dry on top of each other. While laying down the watercolors, I pinched little bits of salt into the wet paint to create the sort of cloudy color mixes in the space backdrop. Finally I used my white correction paint and an old tooth brush to make the star patterns in the background. So that's it for this painting, but keep an eye out soon for more!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Green Arrow and Black Canary

Today I have a penciled drawing of Green Arrow and Black Canary. It's a little late in the evening so I'll make this short. I've been binge watching Justice League Unlimited lately, which sometimes features Green Arrow and Black Canary. Also I am really loving the DC Rebirth titles and I wanted to incorporate their new costumes. What can I say I am in a festive DC mood.

For this drawing I wanted to tackle an action scene. The idea was to draw the two characters attacking someone and I thought of a bank robbery. Hopefully I can post an inked version soon, but for now enjoy!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Dc Comics Aliens

Hey there! Long time no see! I've been super busy with alot of artwork over the past months and I am just getting around to sharing. I applied for the DC Comics Talent Search about a month ago. I should have those posted soon!

Here is today's drawing, featuring three of my favorite DC Comics heroes. Superman, Martian Manhunter, and Hawkman; all of which happen to be aliens. I was inspired by the idea of them teaming up. Maybe they were illegal aliens or something and the government is coming down on them. In some ways I feel like Hawkman and the Martian don't get as much attention as other DC heroes. I guess maybe it has something to do with a convoluted story lines. I'm not exactly sure why, but I feel like they have a wealth of story potential and really cool personalities! Anyway here's the art.

I tried to push myself with digital coloring this time around. I'd like to become good enough to color my own work, but I've still got some more work to do. I couldn't decide which version to pick, so I will leave you with three. Enjoy!