Tuesday, 31 March 2009
Somehow, I'm still managing to keep doing more artwork (even if it's just going over older work). I liked the original version of this Tifa Lockheart pic, but I was kinda bothered with the placement of her left leg, so I redid it as well as a few other elements like her feet, hips and abdomen.
At some point, I need to develop some new techniques for rendering light and shade on my artwork. As good as my work is starting to look, I feel it may not be enough to make it sell when the time comes to start earning some money on them (which is my ultimate goal).
Tuesday, 24 March 2009
As I expected, the lure of videogames has once again diverted my attention from my artwork. Fortunately, this time it's not as strong as it used to be, so I was still able to break away long enough to begin work on my next piece!
This is Mina Nakanotani from AirMaster, one of Maki's VERY close friends (and possibly even lover!). It wouldn't be inacurate to say that Mina is head over heels in love with Maki, and wants to spend the rest of her life with the legendary AirMaster!
This is reason enough for me to do a piece of work based on her! I also plan to do one with her and Maki together at a later date! Stay tuned!
Thursday, 19 March 2009
My pace has slowed a little, but I'm determined to keep creating more art for as long as I can motivate myself to do so.
I used a number of new techniques during the production of this Airmaster pic:
A. Using a much thinner brush line
B. Using a photo as reference for the pose
C. Text running up the side of the image
I'm not totally sure, but I think my work is finally starting to look more professional. I plan to complete my long-standing to do list, then maybe start to look at doing commisions for others.
Tuesday, 17 March 2009
All is right with the world, in only that I'm finally getting my art uploaded on Hentai Foundry! A huge sigh of relief, but I can't rest now. I have to keep pushing myself to create more and better work!
To save time I decided to revisit another earlier work and redo it in parts. For the first time ever, I exclusively using thinner lines on my artwork to see if it will allow me to go into more detail.
Trixie here is a horny pig girl with a HUGE secret that, in the series I'm writing for her is originally trying to hide from everyone she knows at school. A fateful encounter changes her life forever, and she begins to embrace her newfound sexyness!
Saturday, 14 March 2009
I've done it! My first major hentai pic series!
Man, it took forever to put together, but I'm glad I finally did it. I won't go into the details, but sufficed to say by using this technique, I can create more art and still keep the quality high. Once I get more used to the whole process, I should be churning this shit out like it's sliced bread!
Despite a niggling element on the pic (I'll let you guess where), I'm quite happy with how this piece came out. This version of Maki came out a little cuter than she actually is in the anime, but I think it fits the pose more. That being said, my next Maki pic will be closer to her baddass, "don't take no shit" attitude, but still sexy. Stay tuned!
It's ironic that when I should be spending time trying to look for an new job, I'm throwing myself into my artwork more than ever! When I had more free time, instead of wanting to create, all I wanted to do was play videogames. Talk about not getting your priorities straight!
Anyway, I took this old pic and recoloured it. I really liked the idea behind the image, but I thought I could give it a fresh look (that, and the fact that it looked easy to fix up compared to my other pieces).
I played around with Photoshop's layer blending elements and came up with an interesting underwater feel. My love for Photoshop grows more and more!
Thursday, 12 March 2009
I'm finding that consistantly working on new art everyday is allowing me to keep a constant stream of work going out. I hope I can keep this pace up, as I begin to add more advanced techniques to my arsenal.
Also, by creating several versions of the same picture at the same time, I'm maximising the time I am spending on each piece, making it more worthwhile to spend upwards of 3-4 hours on them. I'm looking to be able to churn out a lot of new material in a short space of time.
I have to admit the results of my effort are promising, as is the case of the rework on my super muscular Alyssa. Everything on her body now pops with a vibrant energy that was lacking in the original.
Tuesday, 10 March 2009
This is a recolouring of an older pic that was part of an xmas desktop wallpaper. It's a parody of the main character from Angel Blade, but using my own character, Reandra Moses.
I'm really starting to see my extra attention to detail is paying off on my artwork. I'm even finding it easier to add stuff like the huge penis in the second version! xp
Monday, 9 March 2009
Me again! This latest offering is the beginning set up for a series of hentai pics of Maki Aikawa, the main character of the martial arts series "Air Master". She's a high school student with insane fighting skills and a killer body!
I've only seen up to episode 4, but so far I absolutely love this series! The fight scenes are crazy awesome, but there are funny moments too which is perfect for my tastes!
I plan to do at least a couple of pics with her, and maybe one with her and her potential love interest Mina Nakanotani, who is madly in love with her. She also just happens to have huge breasts, so I'm sure you can see where I'm going with this!
A bikini version of this pic made it onto Hentai Foundry, so I thought the easiest way to ensure that more of my work makes it through I expanded on the original image by creating two more versions. One is a straight nude version, and the other has a little something extra for all you futa lovers out there! Enjoy!
I'm on fire!! (not literally, of course!) Have you ever had a moment of absolute clarity? It doesn't happen to me very often, but when it does...DAMN!! I get so fired up! Hentai Foundry has ignited a spark within me that I thought might never appear for a very long time. I'm starting to feel a confidence where was none.
The funny thing is, originally I liked this Natomi pic. It had it's flaws, but I was more or less happy with the finished product. Then the guys at HF take a lok and more or less say to me "you can do better". And you know what? They were right! At some point, I'm going to show you all a comparison of the original and the newer version and let you decide weather I have improved thanks to their advice.
Being forced to try new experimental techniques has awakened in me a creative energy I thought I would find almost impossible to tap into. I thought the gap between my ability and those of the Hentai artists I admire was too great, but now (to use a Star Trek DS9 term) I am able to peer into the gates of the Celestial Temple and behold the wonder of truly good technique.
In hindsight, this post might be a tad mellowdramatic, but I felt it needed to be done. I had to get my thoughts on screen while they were still fresh in my mind. I still have a long way to go, but I finally feel I'm heading in the right direction!
I have to go now, more quality work needs to ripped from my brain and onto my laptop screen! It's a shame that there is only one of me to produce all of the awesome ideas that are flowwing from my subconcious right now!
Sunday, 8 March 2009
A quick update of my Natomi Futanari pic, with corrections suggested by the guys at Hentai Foundry. Sometimes it's good to have someone else's fresh eyes on your work, as it spurns you to improve. Hopefully this one should pass the stringent moderators!
The other pic is a furry futa maid pic I recoloured. This one actually made it onto my HF account! Yay! This is just the beginning, baby!