Penquinaut! A Penguin steampunk astronaut who knits is Not a Daily Creativity

Penquinaut! This Penguin steampunk astronaut who knits is not a Daily CreativityPenquinaut! This Penguin steampunk astronaut who knits is not a Daily Creativity

This is a commission and so it wasn’t a Daily Creativity, meaning I spent less than a day on the piece, this piece I spent a lot more time on. I made this for someone who was part of a knitting team on ravelry. There were certain themes to follow, like their team name, and then adding knitting to it, and finally a touch of steampunk to reflect the personality of the person. I had a few sketches and ideas and ended up picking this design. I mixed media here, using masking, water color, ink, and pencil, to create the depth that I was looking for. My goal was rich colors to really flesh out this design. Also, if the planet the penguin is standing on looks familiar and you’re a fan of the Little Prince books, there is a reason for that. I placed the penguin on the Little Prince’s planet on purpose. It wasn’t part of the commission, that was just something that worked for me. By the time this posts the physical art will be in her hands, she’s had the digital for months.

Daily Creativity: Pip Boy Rory!

Daily Creativity: Pip Boy Rory!

Pip Boy Rory - Daily CreativityIf you’re a fan of the Fallout series of games then you are familiar with Pip Boy. If not, he’s basically the stand in for all of the infographics you see in the game, a game about a post apocalyptic world with a very heavy 1950’s influence of culture. While I was crafting in Fallout shelter tonight I decided that I needed to may Rory as Pip Boy. I think the hardest thing here was making the thumbs up on a figure that normally doesn’t have fingers on his paws. The other challenge is that usually I draw Rory from the side to emphasize his tum, but this composition required me to draw him head on. Working with his proportions was a bit unfamiliar, but it definitely helped me learn how his body is formed, so that’s a plus. This is a watercolor on paper.

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Daily Creativity: Princess Tiana

Princess Tiana Daily CreativityDaily Creativity: Princess Tiana

Princess Tiana is a fantastic role model and I’m so happy with how that Disney film was crafted. I knew of Tiana before even seeing the movie, my niece was obsessed with her. There was also this amazing cosplayer who’s picture I saw around a lot, she did a great Tiana and I fell in love with her other cosplays. Her name is Brichibi, and you can find her all over the web, facebook, twitter, tumblr, and her site. I knew I was going to love her before seeing the movie. Then this past year I watched it and I did indeed fall in love with not just Tiana but so many of the characters and the story. I wish I had her as a disney princess when I was younger.

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Daily Creativity: Rory as Spiderman – SpiderRAWR!

Daily Creativity: Rory as Spiderman – SpiderRAWR!

Rory as Spiderman - SpiderRAWR - Daily CreativitySpiderRAWR, SpiderRAWR Does whatever a spider can
Spins a web any size Catches sheep just like flies
Look out, here comes the SpiderRAWR!

SpiderRAWR, SpiderRAWR Friendly neighborhood, Spiderdragon
Wealth and fame, he ignores a full tum is his reward
To him, life’s a great big bang up Whenever there’s a hang up
You’ll find the Spiderdragon!

Another in a series of Rory as comic book characters, this character was requested last year by Tim. I finally figured out the best way to draw this. You can see the black and white ink version before I added the color below. I like both versions, I’m starting to really like the basic black and white drawings I’m doing in ink, still, I think a comic book character needs colors, at least four colors ;) Ink and Watercolor on paper.

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Daily Creativity: Fat Little Mermaid

Fat Little Mermaid - Daily CreativityDaily Creativity: Fat Little Mermaid

Last night I drew a common character a bit more fitting to my personal body type. I drew a Fat Little Mermaid, and I think she looks cute, and warm. I didn’t take too many liberties other than her size, though I think in the future I might make her more in my own style. I’ve thought a while about redrawing popular characters to make them chubby, I’ve seen it done before and it always looks cute to me. I painted this with ArtRage on my iPad. I wasn’t able to upload it until after class today.

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