Monday, December 21, 2009

Simpler Times

Lately I've been thinking about the whole branding your art style for the audience issue. I've always been fascinated with the less popular Franco-Belgian range of styles, and I've started looking into them around April '08...

All artists, to the more non-artist audience, are usually seen as "the person with that particular style". Of course, as us artists know, the skilled folks can do styles other than their most well-known one. I always prefer to talk to artists not just about their style, but about their range of styles. I never felt it's healthy for an artist to do nothing but their personal favourite. It's equivalent to eating a single type of food for years! Balanced meal, I say.

I have been experimenting in terms of visual styles and finishing, trying to broaden my range. At one point, I have come to a conclusion that it's better for an artist to do a single style out of their big range. No giving up on practising still life, figure drawings and the other ranges of styles, but make sure a consistency is kept.

So eventually I found that I took a liking to a simpler style.

Here's a new fan art I've made of the JRPG series "Persona" by Atlus, featuring the protagonists of four different games and the embodiment of their powers, the Personae. Pretty simple, eh? Nevertheless, I do my best to tweak brush settings in Photoshop to achieve the look I wanted.

I'd also like you to meet... Little Meeky.

Not exactly the complicated, nor too simple. But hey, it's all fun altogether! 8D

More artwork and thoughts to come!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Stash of Two Brushperiments

For this round I have made two pieces of "brushperiments":

Once in a while, a rare subspace that allows Worldlinkers who normally can't visit each other opens up for entry. Visiting this place here are the prominent trio in my Worldlinkers project, from left to right: Esvee,Burghan and Ron A. Vay.

Esvee, mischievious and devilish. The world is her sandbox to play and explore in.

Burghan, watchful and solemn. An otherworldly king and researcher in his own merit, he is interested in solely being the observer.

Ron A. Vay, creepy and
cloud cuckoo landish. Babbles about all kinds of weird stuff, and highly mysterious.

Discus Minah is an old random character I've just given a new name to, I haven't developed her background and stuff yet. She is, though, all about discs and discs!

Experimenting with Photoshop brushes... yup, good ol' Potatochop. It's pretty cool what it can be done if you tweak the settings to beyond the beyond.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Emperor Serious Cat



Yeap, it's you-know-who. Complete with his epic Warhammer Emperor armour set! 8D

After experimenting, I decided this look fits the characters better. Maybe I should redraw the other three...

Sunday, October 11, 2009

FluffaNutta has come!

You see the bread above? That's the mark of the grand opening of FluffaNutta Studios! :D

Currently we have our page on deviantART, and there you will find out more information about the team, which consists of me and Cottonwings.

Please tell your friends and pets about our new arrival on the art community as a young lil' team. Are you on deviantART as well? Then come on and give us some comments and watches! We appreciate it~

Thanks and have a great day! :)

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Catnarok - Lightside 1

Here are some character artwork I'm creating for an upcoming game. Can you tell who these characters are?

Sunday, September 27, 2009

September Pirates

I should have posted this earlier; days ago, I celebrated International Talk Like a Pirate Day with this piece! Just a little illustration experiment I'm trying out here, as you can see it's quite different from the things I usually do.

Alrighty, time for more stuff.

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Handtler Girl

I've got a gift for lovely cottonwings and here it is!

It was months... no, almost a year since I painted a proper digital illustration. I needed to get back on track and polish up, so I searched her gallery for inspiration...

...and I chose THIS!

Of course, this character belongs to her~

Monday, September 07, 2009

Bizarre and Beautiful I

Hey guys, I'm back. :D

As you know I'm a huge fan of
Spore, and I have a library of creature designs in the Sporepedia. One day I was told that, if I could create designs in Spore, why not I put it back on digital canvas? So I did!

Trombebe is a strange hovering creature from a distant gas planet. Its huge eye also doubles as a solar cell, absorbing energy alongside eating the local gas jellyfishes. Trombebe has unique flaps at the side that captures a form of particle that allows it to flow around its habitat.

Jubbil is well-known as the pet for the Enamela race, who has a taste for the truly exotic. Some say Jubbil is a genetic experiment gone wrong, some say it is a work of art by Mother Nature. Whichever way it is, Jubbil is all but one thing: happy!

Flying through the same homeworld as the Trombebes are the nimble
Franni. They feed on jellyflowers that are found on the lower layer of the planet's biospehere. Its long tongue reaches deep into the flower, where it easily draws the nectar out. Poachers often hunt Frannis for their wings, and sell them as restaurant decor.

Stay tune for more B&B!