Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Good evening, my dears!
Yes it is that time again, when I have new artwork to share with you all, and so soon after my latest post for a pleasant change! Up this time is of course another commissioned work, this time for AtomicGreymon, who was looking for a Tron-pony crossover featuring Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash. He had some very specific factors in mind that he was hoping to see brought to life in large wallpaper-sized visual form, and I can only hope that I did his vision proper justice here (EDIT: It's come to my attention that Blogger has automatically resized the picture as apparently it's too large, but if anyone is interested the full-size 2560x1600 pixel version of the painting is available for download at My Little Wallpaper. Many thanks, SharkMachine~! <3).
I'll be the first person to admit that I had certain difficulties with this piece. The first was merely finding the time to work on it given all of my other demands and projects (steampunk Rarity was also quite time-consuming as I have said), as well as just the subject matter itself. I've said repeatedly that I don't consider myself to be especially skilled in rendering complicated inorganic objects such as building and vehicles, and this particular scene demanded just that in the form of the futuristic Tron city (which I do not know the name of if indeed it has one, as admittedly I have not seen the movie). And again, my client had many specific points I needed to take into consideration such as certain angles desired and things like that, so yes it was a worthy challenge to get to a finished product I felt 100% satisfied with.
Anyhow though, hopefully you all will enjoy it. ^.^ And as last time with steampunk Rarity, I'm happy to say that I have some concept art to share with you all in the form of suit designs and the like, so here they are! I really need to draw more Pinkie Pie and Rainbow Dash, and hopefully now that I'm nearly caught up with all of my commissions at last, I'll be able to do just that!
Well I do believe that is all for now. Expect one more commissioned piece again in the very near future (though admittedly, not one quite so involved as these last two), and after that hopefully some new personal artwork to follow! Until next time then, stay fabulous all. ^_~
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Good afternoon, everyone!
Yes, after what has probably been a ridiculous amount of time I'm aware, Commission #5 is here. And I am very, very happy to be able to share her with all of you at last!
This commission was done for the ever-tasteful Forderz, who wanted a scene of a wet-haired, steampunk Rarity somewhere out in the elements and with a less-than-pleased expression on her face (can you blame her? Her dress and hair have been ruined!). A scene which was partially inspired by what is one of my favorite pony-fan compositions ever, Rarity IS Industry. I will be the first person to admit that I had a great deal of difficulty with this piece, namely in getting the background to look just as it did in the scene in my mind (Rarity herself has been done for several weeks and was by contrast very easy for me), but at long last after redoing it several times I believe I've accomplished this. And hopefully, you all will enjoy the finished product!
I also have a bit of bonus material for all of you as something of a consolation for being made to wait for so long, in the form of some original concept pictures. The first of course is merely the original sketch of Rarity as she appears in the finished painting (the only thing I really changed you can see is her expression, because she didn't look quite peeved enough) and the second is a page of concepts I doodled when I was planning out her outfit (which was tremendous fun, by the way! I've never designed any steampunk fashions before ^.^). Even though I knew it wasn't going to be used I also drew up an appropriately elaborate hairstyle for her because I imagined this is what it might have looked like at some point before getting ruined by the rain, which of course would justify her frustration tenfold. Anyway I hope you all will enjoy looking at them.
Well that's all for now! At this point I am almost caught up with my commissioned projects at last, and with any luck I should have another new one for you all to see at some point in the next couple weeks. Until then, stay lovely all!
Friday, February 10, 2012
Omigoshomigosh, everyone! The most amazing, FABULOUS thing happened to me today, so incredibly sweet and wonderful that I can hardly even believe it myself! A package came to me in the mail, bearing a gift from an anonymous source, and that gift just happened to be the exquisite, adorable mini-Rarity plush that you now see before you on this blog. Can you even believe it!? Nothing like this has ever happened to me before, mweeeeee~ <3 <3 <3 **bounces up and down**
I really can't even believe that somebody would do this... I can hardly remember receiving such a wonderful surprise as adorable mini-Rarity at any other time in my life! And from an anonymous source too, who does that!?? I mean, I can perhaps guess who might have done something so incredibly sweet and wonderful for me, but if that person wishes to stay anonymous than of course I shall keep my speculations to myself. ^_~ It's hard though, I should very much like to crush said person in a hug if only I was able!
I believe at this point I shall take the opportunity to say thank you so much everyone for all of your continuing support and interest in my artwork, and I hope you realize I appreciate you all immensely! More pictures of mini-Rarity, as well as some other lovely bonuses I've been meaning to share with you all are now forthcoming, so in the interest of saving space on my front page you can read more after the break if you're so inclined. ^_~ Cheers friends~! <3