Thursday, August 23, 2012

Mr. Sparkles - Guild Wars 2

Another Guild Wars 2 themed image.  Pre-purchase weekend cannot come soon enough!

This time, instead of making up something on the fly, I went with a soon-to-be iconic Mr. Sparkles and his famous in-game catch phase:

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Whether you are starting on the 25th, the 27th, or 28th, prepare to don your behind hats!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Draw Yourself as a Super Villain

I was digging around in some old folders and found a "Draw Yourself as a Super Villain" image from an even older exercise.

A bit of proportionality wonkiness, but nice and silly nonetheless.

I think I may still be using this in an "About Me" photo on one of my other sites...which is probably not the best idea in the world....

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Warm-Up Sketch: Griff

"But there was no mistaking Griff.  "That will be enough shouting," he said.  A sudden silence fell upon the river.  This one will be trouble, Tyrion knew at once."
--ADWD, Tyrion p. 119

As important as "Griff" is in ADWD, I am surprised I haven't seen any portraits of him attempted.  I thought I might try one with a quick warm-up sketch.

My thoughts are that Griff should appear as your stern, but cool uncle, but not the boring disciplinarian that Stannis might appear to be.  I also added the beard, since it's there when he arrives back in Westeros.

This may end up as a digital portrait at some point, but I am not sure if I want to save this for after I try a quick sketch of "Young Griff" as well.