While I was back in ETSU, I followed a girl by the name of MellasFenixxes on deviantART. I loved her stuff and while I kept tabs on it, never thought about commissioning her till my first job started. Over the summer I was brave enough to ask her to commission a long-standing idea I had, some of the Disney girls dressed up in the outfits from Touhou. The first one we worked on was Esmeralda; this was the final result after I went back a few times to fix the background.
Lineart courtesy Paola Tosca.
At my workplace, we have a whiteboard in the little kitchen area. Nobody really does anything on it except post a motivational flyer now and then. So I tried to add some funny doodles a few months in. I was inspired by a Dalek meme I had seen in school back in the beginning of the years, so I adapted it a bit as if they were working the job I was. 😛
Unfortunately, my coworkers didn’t appreciate it. It got erased a day later and nobody made a single comment on them. I never drew anything on their big whiteboard again.
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
This was a request that deviant user Deer-Moss did for me during this summer. She was grateful and skilled enough to portray my concept of an alien crab that I doodled one day. The watercolor adds a really nice effect to it, making it look like it came out of a nature book. Also some other people were quite impressed with it, apparently.
Watercolor on paper.
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