Just finished the squid base for my friend’s 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea diorama. Now Squiddy Mike is ready for a dose of Nemo’s sweet, sweet vengeance.
I’d intentionally painted my trio of Mindflayers in advance of this so as to test the color combo I had in mind for Squiddy Mike. I could have highlighted up a bit more, but I had to keep in mind that the Nautilus is really the centerpiece. Going brighter with the highlights started to feel a little cartoonish, and I suspect my friend’s eventual submarine paint job will go more for realism than hyperbole.
Very excited to ship this to him. Should arrive just in time for his birthday.
Here is what I posted recently in a LJ thread. It’s the kind of stuff I enjoy drawing.
I drew this page back in October while working for the Spn_j2_xmas Exchange on a J2 AU comic called The Ink Chronicles where Jensen is a tattoo artist. In this sketch, Jared was dead and Jensen had a tribute tattoo on his ribs. I wasn’t going to draw something like that for the final version, I mean, who wants a J2 death!fic as a Xmas present? ^^;; It was just to have fun.
The red stain near Jensen’s ribs is raspberry juice. I was SO pissed when it happened! It’s a big drop that dropped from my glass when I was standing above my sketch book. I wrote “non, non, non” (“no” in French) everywhere around the stain because, well…NON! The stain is still here in spite of my efforts to mop it up. (Copic markers, Japanese calligraphy pencil, HB, 2B and 9B pencil, 0.7 mechanical pencil)
A portrait of Danneel done a couple of weeks ago for In Small Packages. Someone wanted Danneel with red hair. (Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils and ballpoint pen)
Various sketches of Jensen done after some photos I saw on Tumblr at the time of the JIB con. (HB pencil + calligraphy pencil) + some ugly sneakers.
Character study + a full body sketch of Kayla (The Dainty Squid) + a steampunk device. I drew it for the RBB because one of my ideas included a Steampunk!AU.
Illustrated song: Jean-Jacques Goldman, La Vie Par Procuration (Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, Calligraphy pencil and gold paint)