Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Drowning of Ophelia

(Orignally posted on Sunday, November 8, 2009)
Drowned Ophelia from Brutal Legend.

What an awesome character from an awesome game.

I drew this about a month ago, but never colored it. I tried something a little bit different by basically using the airbrush tool for her skin instead of just using flat shades and gradients. Slowly, but surely, i'm trying to import new things into my art, to get out of my "comfort zone" hopefully. Who knows...maybe there might even be backgrounds in my drawings in the near future? lol

(Actually, this drawing did have a background planned, but i admit it. I got lazy AND my hand started giving me issues a little bit. One thing I have a BIG problem with is finishing a drawing all in one sitting. I know that I probably shouldn't, but i just get all wrapped up in it and excited to be producing a new piece, especially since they have been few and far between lately)

Monday, March 22, 2010

Renet is why i'm here today....well sort of.

Years ago, back in 1989, i had never read a comic book. Never even picked one up at that. My older brother read them when i was little, but i was never really interested in actually collecting them. I think the old 80's cartoons like Spider-Man and his Amazing Friends and Super Friends kind of spoiled me, as i felt that all comics should be like that.....and they weren't. Late that year, i started getting into the phenomenon that was Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I remember in the fall of '89, i traveled to my first comic shop, just out of curiosity and saw something that truly caught my eye: the original Eastman and Laird Ninja Turtles comics that were in black and white. I was just completely off struck by what i saw: They all wore red headbands, cursed, killed, had tiny tails, and didn't eat pizza! There was no Krang, Bebop, Rocksteady, crazy mutant monsters, Foot Solider robots, or crazy aliens from Dimension X. Plus, the book was bloody as all hell, for its time. Needless to say, i was hooked.

These comics were the books that opened the door to me for reading other titles. Without them, i would have never started reading Marvel or DC books (or collecting for that matter). One character, specifically, that i've always wanted to draw from that series was Renet, the time travelling apprentice from TMNT #8. Though she has only been in a handful of issues, i have always loved her design and character. I was completely stoked when i saw that she was included in the 2003 TMNT cartoon revamp years back.

Well, here's my take on her! Enjoy!

A plethora of sketches!



Elektra from The Teen Force
(gotta love old Hanna-Barbera)

Count Chocula