The cover is a reference to the Night Watch painting and I was delighted when I managed to get to reinterpret “the girl in a yellow dress holding a chicken”. At first I wanted to draw him with an actual rooster but then I thought having a limp, dead cock at his waist was somewhat wrong so instead he’s holding a dagger with a rooster head. (based on some real daggers I managed to google out though probably not too clearly visible :/)
Rough short comic - read right to left and ignore the messiness. I was drawing a short scene for something but in the end I didn’t finish it. I didn’t really like how it was coming out so I decided to forget about it forever but my friend was nagging me to finish it and post it somewhere.
So I decided to use some underhanded methods to make it somewhat presentable and cut out first three panels (which contain the dark-haired girl running from some kid of ball/school gathering - and this comic doesn’t deserve the time it would take to draw it a crowd scene).
I think any person who creates has a couple of eternal WIPs in their - metaphorical - drawer.
I have a couple of those - drawings or paintings I started but which got delayed by something or other and when I got back to them I made a leap in some part of my skills so they cannot be continued the way they were. Often I can just scrap those but some have parts I would like to keep and reuse for something else, especially if I already spend a lot of time on it. So I repaint and recomposition and try new ideas…. And sometimes, SOMETIMES it works.
But sometimes I end up going back to some bare bones of the idea again and again and nothing I do with it clicks. And then I start to wonder - is it time to let this one go…?
Outfit concept for a Magic Academy female student uniform. I wanted to give it a bit of a witchy and a bit of a modern aspect. There was supposed to be a scarf with the set but I haven’t gotten to do it. It was designed for a thing but I realized I got way off track with the story so I scrapped it before I fleshed out actual character concept.
(For better or worse I seem to have some defined aesthetics when it comes to magical outfit design…)
Character concept for a short comic about wizards and depression. I am not working on the comic at the moment - I have too many projects atm - but it’s something I will definitely draw in the future. Or, if that’s impossible, write as prose. Or maybe make a short visual novel game? One way or the other I want to send it into the world one day for personal reasons.
For now I am just using the characters for my concept art practice. I will probably polish this a bit later and make a proper character sheet for this outfit - or maybe another - so I can put it into my portfolio. I might do one of the other character too.
Fun fact: the character is not blond, his hair is white.
The piece is quite experimental and is inspired by the arc when this form of Allen’s Innocence’s appears and . I wanted to combine some strong design elements with digital painting. I used some clean black and white (which usually is NOT used in paintings) and apart from the details near the head the whole thing is actually greyscale. I wanted to give the coat a slightly off feeling because it is not exactly a coat but a strange combination of cloth, armor, weapon and something that is in a way alive.
Practice sketches - architecture - streets of Florence.
A little practice with studies of my personal photos from Florence. First is a weird street/gate near Ponte Veccio, second is a side street leading to Piazza Michelangelo, third is a villa near the hotel we stayed at and the last one… I… don’t remember. I spent much too much time wandering the side streets of Florence :P