So, er, I thought I’d make one of these. At some points, yeah, I will post WIPs in here… for the most part, I suspect I’ll post sketches, tiny paintings that just won’t be big or complicated enough for the gallery (and rarely for my site), and other things I do that I find fun but not serious enough. There’s just a lot of stuff I never show anyone, really, because I have nowhere to put them.
Hm… I’ll start off with a few pictures I’ve posted here and there, before. My Urban Dead Characters. I suppose I’ve been in a zombie-mood as of late, because of that game. Mostly it’s been fun for me to sit down and make portraits that are very atypical of me – these might be girls and they might be sort of pretty, but they’re not elegant and graceful and enticing by any means. At least I hope not.
These portraits were all done almost exclusively in Painter.
(yes, I accidentally left the birth mark out >__< I’ll try to add it later)
Secondly, I’m finally getting around to the roleplaying game campaign that I painted The Ladies of London for, way, way back. Yay! I’m working on finishing some NPC portraits and concept sketches for it that might be essential for the pure fun of the game.
Since I’m still stuck in zombie-mode, I decided to paint one of the puppets that will show up in my Victorian London. I decided to make her nude. I don’t paint nude characters often so I thought I could take the liberty this time – as the puppets themselves are very, very rarely dressed (raised as they are from the morgue). I don’t find the nudity tasteless, and I hope you don’t, either.
I wanted to paint her a little less than traditionally beautiful, with relatively small breasts and wider hips and legs. She took me longer than I had expected, and I decided not to do a background for her – it felt as if she, and the painting as a whole, just wouldn’t benefit that much, and I don’t feel like spending all those additional hours on what is, really, just a concept painting that I’m sure the players will glance at and then not think about, once they’ve encountered her. Painted about 50/50, Painter and Photoshop.
This one in particular will be the, er, ex-friend of one of the characters in the story… the encounter with an old acquaintance in such a state will hopefully be more than a bit unsettling. MWAHAHAHAH.
For my next update, I’ll try to make the pictures a little less ghoulish, I promise. In closure, I’ll share the latest Azreality strip I did, after I had seen Corpse Bride.