I drew Sophitia from the Soul Caliber series for Rangoric’s (my fiance’s) birthday. The upshot of this was that I had an excuse to study her character model in SC4; I knew the character models were detailed, but wow. Sometimes it floors me how far videogame graphics have come since I’ve been aware of them. I started playing games during the PS1 era, and I think I still see game graphics in that level of resolution in my mind’s eye. Then I start looking at the details on Sophitia’s belt, and it’s like “Really? This is now possible?”
I used this fanart as the header back when I was cblogging for Destructoid, many moons ago. I have a dark secret though: I never actually finished Odin’s Sphere. I’ve been slowly chipping away at it since 2007, and I’m up to the final endboss sequence. I think I reached the point where I realized I would have to level Mercedes (or maybe Oswald?), put the controller down and didn’t want to think about it for much longer. I’ve probably played through Gwen’s book about five times by now, however.
Another colored pencil piece that came out pretty smooth, considering.
This was the first drawing I did of the Knight of Sterling, who is obviously related to the Sterling comic. How exactly, I cannot say (whooooooooooo.)
I really love the look of medieval armor, and I wanted to do a version of it that looked feminine without being completely impractical- as in, closer to actual armor than an armored bathing suit. I think I’ve drawn around 6,037 versions of the Knights armor at this point, with all sorts of different options, but they all look something like this.
A fairly nice Izuna from Izuna: Unemployed Ninja. This is one of my favorite self-drawn fan pictures, because it came out pretty much exactly like I wanted it to. Usually, even with drawings I really like, I see things I could have fixed a few days later, but every time I look at this one I just smile. Actually, I think a lot of my fondness for the Izuna franchise comes from the fact that I now associate the character with this drawing, and the feeling it gives me.
Ah happy art feelings for once, instead of angsty-art feelings! Need more of that.
Naia is one of many characters from a fantasy project called Dark Juice Box that I fiddle with now and again. I love DJB, but I’ve never come to a consensus of opinion about what I want to do with it- even if time weren’t an issue, I don’t know if I’d really want to do it as a comic. It might work okay as one of those tween-oriented novels with illustrations, but I’ve tried writing it as prose and it doesn’t seem to work. Meanwhile, it’s spawning more and more characters, and the mythology is getting more and more involved, so it’s going to have to go SOMEWHERE, someday.