Digital Paintings

I’ve been doing a lot of art stuff with my tablet and Painter IX lately (and consequently, not a lot of writing). I’m still inspired by the digital fantasy art magazines I’ve been reading lately. Made me think, “yeah! I can do that, too!”

Here are a couple of pics I’ve worked on over the past few days. Although I feel like my art skills are improving, I think I still have a lot of things to work on before I can consider myself ready for commissions.

Lili in Voyager uniform
This was originally based off a very old sketch I have in my old drawing book. I thought the sketch looked good so I scanned it in and added a bit of colour using Painter IX.

Lili d’Quellara is one of the female lead characters in a fantasy webcomic I used to make, Lovarian Adventures. To make it a little bit more interesting for me, I decided to make her wear a science officer’s uniform as seen on Star Trek Voyager, one of my favourite Star Trek incarnations.

Me in Atlantis uniform
I decided I need to change the small 50×50 pixels avatar I use on my online art gallery at DeviantArt as it is getting a bit old. That and the avatar I was using was actually a drawing I made of Fr Sephriel, a character from my old fantasy webcomic, Lovarian Adventures. I also want to have my avatar in colour this time, as opposed to black & white.

While doing the face, I decided to draw part of the body as well. Having just finished the Lili pic above, I thought that maybe I can put myself in another sci-fi show’s uniform. And so, I drew myself wearing the uniform worn by the science people in Stargate Atlantis.

For those of you who know me well, you may notice that I don’t look exactly like this but I hope the resemblance is close enough.

Published in: on November 8, 2007 at 12:18 am  Comments (7)  

7 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. Hi Marty. What sci-fi project?

  2. Good..,hope to work with you one day on some sci-fi project.

  3. Thanks, Vince and Gigi. 😀

  4. I am just in awe — galing, galing…

  5. The ability to draw a cartoon face and make that face look unmistakably Filipino is to me, one of the touchstones of superior competence. You are definitely definitely getting there.

  6. Thanks, dude. I also didn’t do a lot of drawing (except for the odd doodling) since leaving university. I just picked it up again when I got bored in Canberra back in the early 2000’s. It’s like riding a bike. Just start drawing again and I’m sure you’ll start improving again in no time. 🙂

    And yeah, I wanted to have the Philippine flag there and it was part of my motivation to use the Atlantis uniform. 😀

  7. That is a very beautiful art of Lili there. You have improved a lot nga sa drawing. Darn it, I’ve not done much drawing for the past years of working (mostly doing stuffs via Photoshop na lang). And that Atlantis uniform you’ve rendered there is quite cool, especially seeing the Philippine flag at the shoulder sleeve. 🙂

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