Convention Sketches I (poorly photographed)
Some steampunk versions of comic book characters that I was asked to draw at cons.
Steampunk Psylocke - NYCC 2012 Pre-Show Commission
The scan of this piece is flawed as my scanner was dying on me at the time. I’ve had to make some fixes on it for the print I’ve made of it.
Blowing Off Steam IV
I’m a fan of science fiction and period fiction, hence I like steampunk a lot. So I occasionally draw stuff on the theme. It’s a lot of fun to design steampunk clothing and contraptions. Later I used this image as the cover for one of my sketchbooks.
I like to draw sexy women but I try to shy away from making overtly erotic images. I feel keeping the image tame can be more of a tease at times.
This image was created using colour markers. This is as much fun as it is difficult in my experience. As you can’t directly manipulate the tone of a colour you have to be careful of what you put in. Markers are not as transparent as water colours are or don’t cover up like acrylics so it requires care. You have to be decisive of what you want to achieve as like many traditional media it doesn’t allow for mistakes.
Here you can see the lineart of the image too. Since markers tend to lighten the blackness of the inks and with the risk of the occasional smudge and smear I try to avoid completely finishing the inks before I finish the colours. Once done I go back to darken the lines or add details where need be.