Saturday, May 18, 2013

"My Favorite Artists" Blog Series #14: esau13

Number 14 in my "Favorite Artists" Series!!!  My favorite number!!!  With that said, I have a super talented artist to feature today: Esau Murga aka DeviantArt user: esau13!!!  I first started following Esau because of his amazing "Mortal Kombat" fanart. It's some of the best that I have ever seen!  Let's dive right into some of my favorite works!

The first piece that drew me to Esau's work was this gorgeous fanart of "Mortal Kombat's" Edenian Princess, Kitana! My favorite part is the face mask with it's beautiful golden embellishment.  Her blue eye makeup is perfectly placed and the shiny metal of her deadly fans is awesome! Not only is this one of my favorite pieces of art by Esau but also one of my favorites of any "Mortal Kombat" fanart!!! It's gorgeous!
"MK Legacy Princess Kitana"
photo credit: esau13

"MK Legacy Thunder God"
photo credit: esau13
Next up is another "Mortal Kombat" fanart of the Thundergod himself, Raiden!!!  Raiden is one of my favorite characters and I think this drawing sums him up perfectly. The picture as a whole has a dark feel to it which makes the lightning surrounding him POP! I especially love the red glow in his eyes. His outfit is drawn exactly as it should look and I love it!

I LOOOOOOOVE HARRY POTTER!!!!  So this drawing of Harry Potter villain, Lord Voldemort is amazing!!!  Esau was able to make the Dark Lord look even more sinister than in the movies! He went more with the look described in the books, giving Voldemort bright red eyes. creepy! I love it!  Also, the dark swirls add a nice cloudy touch while also showing Voldemort's followers coming to meet him. Very cool!

"The Dark Lord"
photo credit: esau13

It's usually hard to be interested in most people's "original characters" but Esau has one, "Demon of the Lake". The character is a beautiful woman and in his newest drawing of her, you can definitely see it! I love her makeup...the dark red and black. I love it.

"Demon of The Lake 4"
photo credit: esau13
If you want to see more of Esau's super talent, check out his DeviantArt page at this link:

Here are a couple more drawings by Esau Murga that I love!
photo credit: esau13

"MK Legacy Special Forces"
photo credit: esau13

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Friday, May 10, 2013

"Blood Reborn" Speedpainting!

The fourth book in the AMAZING series, "The Progeny Series" is in the process of being written and I was again asked by the super sweet and talented author, Ashlynne Laynne to draw a picture for it. Of course, I was thrilled to work for her and her amazing characters again! The drawing I did for Ms. Laynne is the first look at Shauna as a vampire! I won't go into too much detail because to get the full feel of this story... you HAVE to read the books! You won't be disappointed! I am dying to read "Blood Reborn" and I know you will too! So without further delay, here is the new Mr. and Mrs. Ascher Rousseau!!! ;)

Wanna see me drawing this picture?!? Check out the speedpainting video below!

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Wednesday, May 8, 2013

"My Favorite Artists" Blog Series #13: Isaiah Stephens

Yay! Two days of consecutive blogging! haha  Today's featured artist is DeviantArt user, Isaiah Stephens! I am so in love with his work, it is ridiculous!! Isaiah is a traditional artist living in the United States. His gallery is a favorite of mine because not only is his work beautiful but there is a huge variety of fandoms. I am a huge fanart fan and his gallery includes but not limited to, "The Hunger Games", "Rugrats", a few DC "Gotham Girls", "Disney" and "Scooby Doo".

The first drawing of Isaiah's that I came across was this realistic version of the kids from the 90's tv show, "Rugrats". I used to be a huge fan of that show when I was younger and there isn't a lot of fan art floating around of it. So, clearly I was thrilled when I saw this! I mean, the details put into it are fantastic! From Chucky's curly red hair to Angelica holding her doll Cynthia...even Tommy is holding the little screwdriver that he uses to escape the playpen! much cuteness and so much nostalgia rolled into one!!!
photo credit: IsaiahStephens
"Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy"
photo credit: IsaiahStephens
Next drawing I want to highlight is Isaiah's amazing picture of DC's own Gotham Sirens, "Harley Quinn and Poison Ivy". Harley Quinn is my all-time favorite animated character and Poison Ivy is a close second. As most fans do, Isaiah drew the two in a close, sort of, embrace.  The colors are beautiful and their features are soft and gorgeous! This is drawn so beautifully!

"Avatar Korra"
photo credit: IsaiahStephens
I'm a fan of the series "Legend of Korra" and "Avatar: The Last Airbender" and Isaiah did a collection of drawings of some of the characters. My favorite is this drawing of the Avatar herself, Korra! The position is interesting and the colors are perfect. The flow of her hair is quite beautiful and it really frames her face nicely. So much of this drawing screams "perfection"! So beautiful!

"My Favorite Artists" Series Blog #12: thegeekcanpaint

Welcome back to another feature in my "Favorite Artists" Series. Today's featured artist is Keith James, aka DeviantArt user, "thegeekcanpaint". Let me tell you...."the geek CAN paint"!!!! haha Seriously, his work is amazing!  Mr. James is a traditional artist/illustrator residing in Saint Paul, Minnesota. What drew me to Keith's work was his extraordinary Harry Potter fan art! Anyone who knows me, knows my obsession with Harry Potter!!!  Let's now take a look at that fantastic artwork!!!

I can't recall which drawing of Keith's first caught my attention but I can tell which one's my favorite! It's this extremely detailed drawing of Professor Dumbledore's office from "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets". The amount of detail put into this drawing had me staring at it for hours just looking at all this picture had to offer. In the drawing, you can see the sorting hat on a shelf behind the Headmaster's desk, Fawkes' stand above his recently ignited ashes, a tiny copy of "Tales of Beedle the Bard" (drawn to look like the special edition) and even a small bowl of Dumbledore's favorite candy, (lemon drops) on his desk. What's really amazing about this drawing, is that Keith also added a few "special" items. Items like, the Green Lantern and ring (located on the far left of the drawing), a lightsaber, the lamp from Aladdin, a golden ticket form "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" and a bunch more!!!  I mean, this is probably one of the best fanart drawings I have ever seen in my LIFE!!! It's spectacular!!!
"Dumbledore's Office"
photo credit: Keith James 

Poor Ron!
photo credit: Keith James
Another favorite drawing of mine, created by the super talented, Keith James is the picture of Ron burping up slugs from Chapter 7 in "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets". The angle is quite interesting and the characters are perfectly represented. Hermione, with her big teeth and hair. Harry and his dark messy hair and large round glasses and poor Ron lookin' super ill from the slugs. LOL Strangely enough, that isn't even MY favorite part of the drawing. My favorite part is all of the Hogwarts House banners in the background. I don't know what it is but I love anything to do with showcasing the Houses of Hogwarts!!! *Fun Fact: As determined by Pottermore, I am a proud member of Ravenclaw House ;)*