Wednesday, March 20, 2013

JURASSIC PARK 4! Who I want to return!!!

So, recently it has been announced that there will be a new "Jurassic Park 4". I am kind of excited. I say "kind of" because I LOVE the first one but not so much for the third and fourth ones. I have seen the first one about a billion and ten times and I always wonder what it'd be like to have a new Jurassic Park movie featuring the 2 kids, Lex and Tim from the first film.

This is how the idea of this drawing came about. I wanted to make a sort of, movie cover of the two of them as grown adults. On a scale of 1-10...I'd rate this a 5. While the drawing, to me, looks good overall, there are a few things I just couldn't fix. One being the angle of "Lex's" head isn't turned correctly. It doesn't look proportioned right to her body. Another thing I don't like is, for the life of me, I COULD NOT get Ariana Richards' likeness in this drawing!!! I tried so hard to make them look just like the actors but I just couldn't get her to work, so I was finally done fiddling with it and decided to move on.

Other than that, I think it looks pretty cool. Not my best but hey, I am still learning! ;) is my finished drawing. I hope you enjoy!!! :)

Also, check out the speedpainting video!!!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

"My Favorite Artists" Blog Series #10: CrimsonArtz

We're up in the double digits now! I still have a few more fave artists, so if you are interested in my "Fave Artists" sure to keep comin' back! Today's artist is a traditional artist from the U.K., Matthew Skipworth aka CrimsonArtz. Matthew has a huge gallery of deviations on his DeviantArt page ranging from characters from DC Comics to Resident Evil. He has a beautiful, unique style that I was immediately attracted to. His subjects consist mainly of the female form, depicting all kinds of recognizable characters.

I can't recall the first deviation I ever saw of Matthew's but I do know that I am a fan of a LOT of his drawings!!! He has over 400 to browse, so narrowing it down to a few to feature was a tough feat. ;) Thankfully when Matthew does a bunch of characters from the same series, he will post them all together in one big drawing, so I can show more than I thought. :) Here is an example: the women from one of my favorite video game series, EVER...Mortal Kombat!!!
"Queens of Kombat"

Each female "Kombatant" is represented perfectly and are all easily noticeable.  Each of these ladies are drawn so perfectly and beautifully as their character that you have to go to CrimsonArtz page to see each one separately. The next drawing that I want to mention is an absolutely gorgeous drawing of "X-Men's" own, Storm. The pose is fantastic and strong and the way Matthew drew her hair is incredible! Her costume is captured unbelievably well, showing the shine of the gold jump off the picture.  

"Michonne and her walkers"
Here comes one of my absolute FAVORITES! The katana-wielding badass from "The Walking Dead", "Michonne".  Matthew drew her with her katana in one hand and the chains holding her walkers in the other. I'm so glad that he added the walkers. I think when most people think of Michonne, they think of her followed by the two walkers she kept by her side. Expertly drawn with a simple background that reminds me of the tv show, it perfectly completes the picture.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

"My Favorite Artists" Blog Series #9: viria13

I didn't realize it had been 5 days since I last posted here! SORRY! I really need to keep up better! Anyway...I am back with a look at one of my ALL-TIME favorite artists, Ukrainian digital artist, Miss Viktoria Ridzel. aka Viria...or her DeviantArt username, viria13.

Patil Twins
I first spotted Viria's work while searching for Harry Potter fanart. At the time, she was putting out a LOT of Harry Potter related work. One of the first ones that I saw was this drawing of the Patil twins. There isn't an appreciable amount of art devoted to the Patil twins so this one stood out with its beautiful color palette and cute poses.

One of my favorite drawings done by Viria is this drawing of James and Lily Potter. The colors are very strong and the facial expressions are powerfully loving...something I hope to see when I come across a fanart of the Potters. :) There is also that little touch of the snow that somehow adds so much feeling to it. Beautiful.
Do Your Best

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Favorite Artists #8: kapaeme

Today's fave is a digital artist from Portugal named, Diogo Pacheco (DeviantArt username: kapaeme). Diogo usually does chibi fan art of wrestlers and even does a few animations of short segments which always turn out extremely fun and entertaining!

I can't be sure of the first drawing of Diogo's that I saw so I'll just get into some of my favorites.  One of my all-time favorite female wrestlers is Melina. Diogo drew this of the "Paparazzi Princess" back in 2009. I love the simplicity of this drawing and that you can easily tell who it is.
art by: Diogo Pacheco

CM Punk
art by: Diogo Pacheco
Now anyone who knows me, knows that I love, Love, LOVE me some CM Punk! So, naturally I loved this chibi drawing of Punk. It's in wallpaper proportions and I love the fact that Diogo wrote "pipe bomb" on the microphone! haha Also, the cute little touch of tiny Paul Heyman with the WWE Championship in the back is awesome!

Another favorite of mine is a more recent drawing of my new favorite stable in the WWE, The Shield!!! Each wrestler is perfectly represented in the drawing and with a cute little "nope" over Dean! haha I freakin' LOVE it! Also, the fact that I have a slight obsession with Dean Ambrose! ;)
The Shield
art by: Diogo Pacheco

Monday, March 4, 2013

My Favorite Artists #7: Brianna Garcia

Whoops....I didn't realize it had been a few days since my last update. Sawry!!! :) It's all good though, I am here now to remedy the situation! Number 7 in my favorite artists blog is Brianna Garcia! Now, I'm not positive but I believe that she has once worked for Disney as a sketch artist at parties and things like that. I could be 100% wrong here and Miss Garcia, if you read this, I apologize. haha

I absolutely LOVE Brianna's work! The first piece of work of hers that I saw has probably been seen by everyone and their mothers! haha It's her drawing of all the Disney Princesses making weird faces. I love it for many reasons. One, it is the Disney Princesses and two, it isn't the typical Disney Princess drawing. They are all acting goofy and in fun little poses. Very unique and that is what got my attention. :)
art by: Brianna Garcia

I found Brianna on DeviantArt but now she mainly posts new art on her Tumblr. Through her Tumblr, I have now come to love an attraction at Disneyland called "Mad T Party". I have never been to Disneyland and have never seen "Mad T Party" in person but seeing Brianna's videos that she posts and other's gifs, I have now become obsessed with March Hare and Dormouse, specifically these two guys (see right). Brianna has made some adorable Mad T Party art that can be bought from her many online stores: Society6 and Redbubble