Monday, September 23, 2013

6AM Sharpie/Marker Chibis

So far all of these chibis happened at 6 AM. I don't know why.

Knife Party

Zedd and Foxes

Deadmau5 and SOFI

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Pikachu Used Thundershock 6

FINALLY, batch 6 is complete!

Mad Neon (Madeon)
     - Probably one of the most requested characters at the time.
     - Mad Neon's design is heavily influenced by fan input. Special thanks to a certain deviant for suggesting his look and other fans for adding the "Icarus" (one of Madeon's songs) ideas to his design.

ChaosOne (ShockOne)
     - After listening to ShockOne's Universes album (and falling totally in love with it) I really wanted to create a character for ShockOne. This guy took the longest and the most iterations to get to a finalized design.
     - The bands on ChaosOne's eyes resembles a plot of the Lorenz attractor, relating to the Chaos Theory (also name of one of ShockOne's songs). Through the many design variants ChaosOne went through, his final gained a solar flare-y look. He can shoot lasers from the hole in his chest (related to another song: "Lazerbeam").
     - ChaosOne is friends with Lord Pendulum (as also in real life).

C.P.U. (Daft Punk)
     - Didn't want to create a Daft Punk character without modding their design, but since they were also frequently requested I gave in and pretty much kept their original designs but chibified them. So they play like the Ice Climbers from Super Smash Bros.
     - "C.P.U." stands for "Chibi Punk Unit".

XXP (Modestep)
     - This character's look comes from Modestep's album "Evolution Theory".
     - One of XXP's abilities is throwing those "smiley" masks at opponents. If aimed properly, the masks attach themselves to the opponent's face, draining them of their health, power, or mobility for a short period of time.

N01-Z!A (Noisia)
     - Info can be found here.

I'm now taking a break from designing any new EDM Arena characters and focusing more on skins and environments for the game. I'm still open to suggestions, but don't expect batch 7 any time soon.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Pokemon-Inspired Fashion Design

Started a series of characters focusing on fashion design. The twist: creating modernized, casually wearable Pokemon gijinkas.

(Aggron, Absol, Steelix)

(Furret, Koffing, Vileplume)

(Mega Absol, Yanmega, Mega Lucario)

(Kakuna, Leavanny)

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Sketchbook Updated: Pen Sketches

Sketchbook page has been updated! Been drawing quick pen sketches from various photo references for practice. Gonna aim for several of these poses or heads a day.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

13 Years of Progress 2

I grew up loving Pokemon and Digimon, so naturally I would try to draw characters that were inspired by these franchises. My first Digimon toy was a Birdramon that could transform into Garudamon. I drew a man-bird character that may have been inspired by Garudamon, starting somewhere in the late 90s to early 2000s, then I redrew it two more times in different years:

This character was originally called "Tribeamon" (clearly a Digimon rip), but it was later renamed to "Crona Blaze Hawk". Also not sure why I refused to give him pants or some kind of cover in 2006...

For the 2013 revamp, I tried a different, faster approach in completing this concept piece. I kept the rough, sketchy gesture, decreased its opacity, and rendered the character under the gesture layer using a texture brush. This different approach was much looser, thus saving time in painting the feathery details. Overall, this character was finished in approx. 6 hours.

2013 Crona Blaze Hawk single image: