Saturday, April 07, 2012

Pokemon, Ponies, Portals and Trolls...

This image was originally done over a week ago as a poster for a university club my friends and I had considering making. It's a sort of pile-of-pop-culture, a chaotic crossover of various popular video-gaming, comic, anime/animation and sci-fi characters, internet meme references and their corresponding paraphernalia. I spent the weekend at Oz Comic Con, which was good timing, as I was able to observe some of the more mainstream fandoms and toss them in the heap. Hopefully people can recognize at least one of the series depicted or at least, the general niche each character belongs to, but perhaps it will have the most resonance with my fellow mid' Generation Y's.
 It was done completely digitally aside from concept sketches in my sketchbook, and I decided to implement the same vivid and simple coloring style throughout, to give all the assorted characters a homogeneous look.  Feel free to drop a comment naming the characters or references you recognize (or maybe ones you think should be here!)  I'm also curious to know if anyone thinks they can name em' all. ;)

Monday, April 02, 2012

Sketchbook update

I've been really tearing through some sketchbooks since school started, because of my metro commute. These below are only the tip of the iceberg! In the vein of the artists I admire, I've tried to simplify my sketches, and look more at creating characters and story material rather than a 'realistic' portrayals, it's still a challenge. As usual, I used pen and Tombow markers for color, but I decided to slap on some digital color on a few for fun. I'm currently working on my own comic, and the story is taking shape, but I can't really post anything quite yet.
...and last but not least,here are some sketches from Oz Comic Con that was here in Adelaide last weekend, which I will be doing another post on sooner or later. I didn't have much time to sketch, being so busy rushing around gawking at merchandise and all, but I managed to scribble a bit. There were some pretty awesome cosplayers, I'm looking forward to Avcon later this year just to sketch more!