I just finished this illustration from the non profit project Comix Gone Rogue. It is a cover of a Youngblood cover (actually the comic that inspired me is called Awesome Youngblood #1). It is a portrait of the character Suprema. Here it is…
I took some snapshots to document the of the progress of my work. I think would be good idea share them, so people can gain insight on the way a I work. I wish I took a couple more photos, like one of just the pencil work, but here is what I have.
Here is a photo of the pencil work being inked.
This is what the project looked like after it was inked and he pencil lines have been erased.
This is what the cover looked like when it was almost near complete. I did make some changes since this point. In my rendition, Suprema reminds me of Xena:Warrior Princess.
There. Those were the photos I wanted to show you about the process of my cover piece for Comix Gone Rogue. More blog posts soon.
It was the night before the Philadelphia Body Painting Competition at the Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention and I could not get any sleep. I decided it would be a good idea to paint on myself as a warm up before the big day. Tutorials on doing “anime eyes” were plaguing my mind (like this one). So, I tried it. I was pleased with my results! I costumed myself as the popular Sailor Jupiter from the legendary shojo manga Sailor Moon. My anime eyes were a hit with my friends! I used water based theatrical makeup, but you would be able to get away with using heavy pigmented eye shadow creme and eye liner. This is the anime makeup style which you keep your eyes closed for those big, and kawaii anime eyes. Here is step by step tutorial on how to get “anime eyes”! I break it down to six easy steps!
Step One: Paint your whole eyelids white.
Step Two: Paint each iris. Mine are green in this case.
Step Three: Create black eyelids and eyelashes
Step Four: Create pupils with black.
Step Five: Glue on eyelashes to eyebrows! Isn’t that funny?
Step Six: Add white shiny highlights.
There you have it! Beautiful anime eyes to impress your friends with. Send me photos of yours when you create them! Dretime at gmail dot com.
Have you ever recognized that people tend to get a little bit cray when they turn 30? Every 29.5 years, Saturn enters the same constellation it was in when you were born. Your first Saturn return occurs when you are between the ages of 28 and 30. Does that sounds familiar? Does it make you think of No Doubt’s album Return Of Saturn? It isn’t a coincidence. Gwen Stefani wrote that album when she was going through her Saturn return in the year 2000 and named the album directly after that. According to astrologists everywhere, especially those who specialize in horoscopic astrology, the Saturn return creates an array of challenges and new tests in your life. Continue reading →
My friend Erin May asked me to illustrate her roller derby helmet. She derby alias is Laura Bomber a word play on the name of the character Laura Palmer from Twin Peaks. So the helmet had a Twin Peaks theme to it. This was a fun and challenging project. I’m going to portray each step that the project took. This is how I ended up doing this project, but there are numerous ways of executing a permanent illustration on a helmet. Hopefully this “How-To” will inspire others to design their own helmet or any other 3D object that has a non-porous surface.