I had just started playing Borderlands 2 on Xbox. Me being the creative fellow that I was, I drummed this up after falling in love with a long-barreled pistol in the game. That particular instance it was called the “Longarm”, hence the name.
I actually had a trigger but it tore off very easily when cutting the hole out. Oops.
A couple days ago I had posted a sketch my friend Sachiho had given me. This is the colored version of it, Frankly came out pretty well, but I’m sure I can do it a lot better as time goes on. Still, I love how it came out.
Sketch courtesy Sachiho Iba.
While I was at school earlier this afternoon, my friend Sachiho Iba drew this sketch of Sheena for me! She knew I was a big Tales of Symphonia fan and wanted to do something nice for me. I absolutely love the sketch and will be giving this a go-over in Photoshop soon.
Okay, so this needs a little bit of explaining.
Back when I was taking Color Theory, we had to watch a movie called Exit Through the Gift Shop. While I’m not super artsy, it was actually an interesting documentary and I felt that it was quite compelling into showing the state of some pop art culture.
In the first part, a part was shown about a guy called Shepard Fairey, who made this campaign called Obey Giant. More or less it’s a simplified version of the face of Andre the Giant, often paired with the word “OBEY”. This was plastered around numerous places, even up to today. I spied my first variant of this icon in New York City on a billboard in Queens. I definitely felt “educated”, heh.
Well, lo and behold to my surprise when I saw this out in the wild at ETSU! This was little 2-inch square sticker, near their regular history museum on that path that ran near Gilbreath. It made me feel warm and fuzzy that someone was keeping up to date with the art trends.
For my birthday, my wonderful friend Sachiho Iba did this lineart of Jennifer for me. It was a commission rather than a gift, but it was worth it, I think. Coloring was all me; though I’m pretty sure as I get closer to graduation date and more experienced, I’ll revisit it sometime in the future. Either way, it’s cool to finally see Jennifer in an anime style.
Lineart courtesy Sachiho Iba
When I had finished one of my assignments in color theory class, I decided to paint this on left over bristol board. I believed this was denotes for numbers and a date if I recall correctly.
Acrylics on bristol board.
Back in college when I had a bit of money and was full-blown fanboy of the Mass Effect franchise, I commissioned this amazing artist to do a crossover between the Tales of Symphonia and Mass Effect universes. The result was Commander Shepard coming to Sheena’s rescue.
Even up to this day it still gets quite a few laughs. Apparently it’s one of the better ideas for crossovers I’ve come up with. And it was done just in time for Valentine’s, too.
Idea mine. Artist theEyZmaster
When I was getting my feet wet back on the deviantART community, an artist by the name of Tonks_92 drew this picture from my Space Raptor stories. I liked it a whole lot, my cousin liked it a whole lot. In fact, he had it printed out and pasted to his computer hutch for a number of years. This is still a special piece for me because it kind of captures my ambition and ideal of the story for the time.
This was another piece that Tonks_92 did of one of my OC’s. I actually thought I had lost this one, until I found a USB drive that I hadn’t touched for years until recently (it’s no longer online). The hair came out real nice in tone. This was the last piece they ever did for me, haven’t really talked to them since then.
This is a long blast from the past, when I was asking around on deviantART for people to draw my characters, this fellow did a pretty interesting take on my Jennifer OC and my main character out of the Space Raptors story.
Sadly the artist’s dA page is deactivated and I have no idea what happened to him, but if I recall his art style correctly, he did some pretty amazing stuff. I like to think he made it somewhere big doing illustrations.