Quick Space Turtle sketch for a design contest entry I’m working on.
This was my entry for this year’s annual Naturally Inspired Paint Out at the Indianapolis Zoo. Last year they installed a new exhibit featuring birds from around the world, and I couldn’t resist the opportunity to paint them, especially such colorful examples. These are Lorikeets.
I was a little sleep-deprived this year, so I definitely found some mistakes later in the pieces that took some work to fix, but I’m still pretty pleased with how it came out.
Watercolor, ink, & colored pencil. 13 x 20” on Arches paper.
Original entry belongs to the Indianapolis Zoo. It will be on display from June through August and then auctioned off at the end of August. All proceeds go to support the Zoo. If you’re in Indy, check it out. :)
Where is this from? I need to see this!
First of a three-part series of spreads of my take on Rapunzel set in India. The book is geared toward a younger audience so I went with younger protagonists as well!
The Cucumber Quest Book Two Kickstarter is live! Please check it out if you like cute bunny comics!
I’ve been reading Cucumber Quest since their last Kickstarter and I really am duly impressed by the comic. It’s a lighthearted and fun backed up by some truly gorgeous art. Seriously, I wish I could manage color half as well as gigidigi does.
from Studio La Cachette
Joaquim just forwarded this to me. HOLY MOLY! Watching something like this makes me forget all the pain of making animation, at least momentarily. What a joy. Can’t wait to see the whole piece.
Holy shit. This is amazing. My only regret is it looks like the comic is going to be in French? Which I don’t speak. Hopefully it gets an English translation!
At last, I can finally show some of my recent work! This is the book project I’ve been working on illustrating for the past 4-5 months, “The Lap-Reluctant Cat.” I had a blast working on this (one of my own cats is quite grumpy and reluctant to cuddle, so she provided plenty of reference for expressions of grumpy cats) and I’m very pleased with the final result. Most of the book illustrations I do are lineart only, so it was also great to finally get to color something again.
These have just been finished so the book is not yet published/available, but I will post an update when it is. :)
Inspired by Anita Sarkeesian’s Video Game Tropes vs Women, I wanted to pitch a Zelda game where Zelda herself was the hero, rescuing a Prince Link.
Clockwork Empire is set 2,000 years after Twilight Princess, and is not a reboot, but simply another iteration in the Zelda franchise. It just so happens that in this case, Zelda is the protagonist. I’m a very big Zelda fan, and worked hard to draw from key elements in the continuity and mythos.
This concept work is meant to show that Zelda as a game protagonist can be both compelling and true to the franchise, while bringing new and dynamic game elements that go farther than being a simple gender swap.
Hope you like it!
I want this game to be real SO BADLY.
I admit, I was not initially sold on the idea of Zelda as a protagonist (I always pictured Zelda as more of a diplomat/ambassador, too busy negotiating to be running around fighting), but this concept shows that like most things, it’s just a matter of tweaking some elements to come up with a really compelling story.
Done doing these so here they all are in one place! Fully Dressed Redesigns of Superheroines.
Point of this: An exercise in character design, attempting to clothe the heroines nearly all the way and not making them painted-on, while still keeping the look of their original costumes in some way. Hopefully keeping them looking as iconic as the originally were. Just showing what can be done with a costume breaking outside the barrier of the norm.
NOT the point of this: some moral code I’m trying to push on you
Sorry if there was a character you wanted me to do that I didn’t get to
So I’m in the process of moving and that means clearing my house of stuff I don’t need/want anymore.
Some of this stuff is a pile of old Pokemon cards. If you’re someone who still plays/collects this game, please take a look: http://pokemon.livejournal.com/4565029.html
You can e-mail me or note through tumblr if you’re interested in any of these. I can provide scans/pictures as required if you want to check the card quality.