January 14, 2013 at 10:43 am (Concept Art)
Tags: amano, art, artist, artistic, arts, bright, brush, color, esper, final fantasy, ink, original, paper, pen, print, purple, terra, video game, watercolor
This is Terra and Esper in an original piece inspired by Squaresoft’s Final Fantasy VI. It was a custom painting of my favorite Final Fantasy female, Terra. If you’re interested in commissioning a painting of one of your favorite characters, e-mail me at email@example.com.
The original watercolor has sold. Prints available in my Etsy shop.
February 21, 2012 at 10:07 pm (Concept Art)
Tags: art, artist, bad, black, blue, bone, ghost, green, grey, idead, illustration, ink, jen, mohawk, monster, paint, painter, painting, pen, punk, red, rock, sit, snake, spike, terrible, thought, tracy, watercolor
The opposite of inspiration.
February 16, 2012 at 11:42 pm (Concept Art)
Tags: amano, art, artist, beautiful, black, culture, entertainment, fan art, fantasy, final, game, gaming, geek, geekery, green, hair, ink, IV, jen, level up, myst, nerd, paint, painting, rydia, square, tracy, video game, watercolor, woman
Painted this depiction of Rydia from Final Fantasy IV as a commission. She is highly influenced by Amano’s original character design. Prints are available in my Etsy shop.
Also, prints of many of my gaming themed paintings (including Rydia of Myst) are now available at Level Up Entertainment in the Hamilton Mall.
February 12, 2012 at 7:07 am (Concept Art)
Tags: art, artist, ball, bat, black, Cthulhu, cthylla, eye, free, horror, hp, ink, jen, loose, lovecraft, monster, nightmare, octopus, paper, pink, red, scary, spatter, suckers, tentacle, tracy, watercolor, wings
Below is my hand painted depiction of Cthylla, secret daughter of Cthulhu. She has her daddy’s eyes.
December 23, 2011 at 11:20 pm (Concept Art)
Tags: a christmas carol, art, artist, candle, chains, chritmas, dickens, e marley, fun, futur, ghost, green, hair, holiday, illustration, jen, jennifer, life, orange, paint, painter, painting, past, payne's grey, portrait, present, red, tracy, watercolor, wreath
I painted the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future. Yes, that is me as Marley.
December 18, 2011 at 9:13 pm (Concept Art)
Tags: art, artist, Batman, chaos, comic, comission, dark knight, dc, drawing, geek, gift, hero, illustration, ink, jen, Joker, life, order, paint, painting, paper, tracy, villain, watercolor
Just finished a painting of Batman and Joker. I’d like to take this opportunity to show you a little bit of my process. Please forgive the awkward cropping on the following images. The painting is too big for my scanner.
Step one is a messy graphite drawing. It is quick. The point of this drawing is to decide on composition and overall mood of the piece. It also establishes a light source. Values are distribution of lights and darks. The values in the drawing are what will be employed in the final piece.
Step two is to redraw the initial sketch, but with ink. This results in a very clean, but somewhat boring, under drawing. Some people use a light board to trace the proper lines from the initial drawing. Some people ink on top of the graphite and then erase the messy pencil marks. I usually redraw the entire image. Anything you can draw once, you can draw again even better. Notice that Joker is holding a rubber chicken instead of a knife in the refined drawing.
Next is an initial light wash of color. I paint directly over my line drawing. This results in a lazy looking, lightly colored illustration. This step in essential to finishing with interesting highlights.
The next step is what I often feel is the awkward teenage phase. The colors are almost where I want them to be, but the illustration is still sloppy. The piece looks like it could be finished but something is wrong. The main purpose of this stage is to establish proper mid tone colors, and ensure my final shadows have depth.
The last step is to clean up my lines with ink and pump up the dark shadows with paint. Visual interest is added with line weight and watercolor spatters. Any fine details, like the face of Joker’s card, are drawn in. Here is the final image:
Order from Chaos. Watercolor and ink on paper. 12″ x 9″.
November 29, 2011 at 4:14 pm (Concept Art, photoshop)
Tags: art, artist, ashmen, beast, beauty, belle, bete, Cthulhu, digital, dress, fairy tale, french, fur, hair, hands, hooves, jen, lady, monster, not disney, paint, painter, painting, photoshop, re imagining, renaissance, tracy, watercolor, whimsical
A simple illustration of the classic fairy tale.
November 10, 2011 at 6:17 pm (art news, Concept Art, ink on paper, Sketches)
Tags: art, artist, bear, black, brunette, cartoon, cat, celebration, chair, comfy, cupcakes, decoration, feature, fine, gallery, glamour shoes, green, illustration, jen, life, paint, painting, purple, robe, robot, self portrait, shop art direct, steam punk, tea party, tracy, white, woman
Nothing to see here, just me and my giant Ham-bot.
When it rains, it pours. Not only do I have two separate gallery openings this Friday night, but today my work was featured in Shop Art Direct and Glamour Shoes. Look at me go!
June 28, 2011 at 12:10 am (ACEO, Concept Art)
Tags: ACEO, art, artist, ashmen, concept, fantasy, game, gaming, geek, gorgon, heroes, ink splash, jen, life, magic, medusa, might, naga, paint, painting, pet, snake, tracy, video, water, watercolor
I’m in an art contest. Please, if you get the chance, click here to log into Facebook and vote for my watercolor painting. The Might and Magic series includes some of my favorite games of all time. It makes me happy that the franchise is still going strong.
A Naga’s Best Friend. Ink, watercolor, and paper. 2.5″x3.5″ (6.4cmx8.9cm).
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