Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Archangel Raphael

Archangel Raphael
The UPDATED version! 

Now who doesn't love a hawt guy with wings!

Well apart from Straight Guys I can't see anyone else not liking hawt guys with wings!

As most of ye know Archangel Raphael is based on Nalini Singh's character of the same name from the Guild Hunter Series. If you haven't read her work (any of it - pant and drool for A'Consort and Kiss of Snow in 2011 - bloody GAGGING!!! HAWKE!!! mmmm!! FOCUS!) I highly reccommend! 

She even featured it on her blog too!! 

Not telling ya why it's updated - but it had to get CYMK FOGRA27 embedded.....any guesses yet?  
This is my first 100% digital painting! Unfortunatley I never have the time to do another one

I end up doing parts like but nneehhhhhhhhhh!!

I think it's around 8 hours in total with the wings. Those wings! mmmm!!

Wouldn't mind him dusting me with angel dust! muahhhh!!

The download is quite big and should be ok for a desktop!

Right off to have a wee beer! 

Be bad!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Dearg Sorcha

Dearg Dorcha (Red Sonja) happened by accident! 

Elandria put up these new stocks on her dA account and I went


Kick ass girl with huge sword! FUCK YEAH I'm IN!

Plus like I am the hugest RED SONJA fan EVER!

This new film with Rose Mc Gowan could be crap though! *sniffs*

As I had been up at Castleroache I decided to use stockies I had myself for the background. 

So extracted poor Lanny and went about making her skin white 

The hardest was that bloody archway shes in! 

Anyway so there ye have it! Average layer count (50ish) average time 3 - 4 hours. 

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Foraois Chianaosta

Lets do this properly and move all the work in here! 
I'll be moving the work from the "protfolio" section in here and while not meant as tutorials, I'll describe what they mean and some stuff. Nuthing major ladz! 
I will be going 18+ because people are so SENSITIVE to the F word!

Foraois Chianaosta


Foraois Chianaosta was made for a very special person.

They basically have let me live my dream and come January I will be conquering the world!

Now about the piece. 
The general proportion grid is standard Golden section. Perspective is slightly down as I wanted to view "into" water. If you inhale as much as I do re this stuff then yeah - it becomes second nature. 

So I started out with a rough X is the horses and Y is the river, and X is a island and A is the banks and basically it just goes on from there. I always work back to front so all the grids like background trees, mid ground water, back mid ground with stag, mid ground with horses, etc to the front sections.


So then came rendering. And stock finding...and rendering....

So got it all basically done and I decided in my fucking wisdom there wasn't enough details. 
*insert massive migraine here*

In comes the robin, snail, extra hut yokes, fish, boat, flowers, more trees.....

*contemplates pressing DELETE* 

I think in all this is easily 20+ hours work with in excess of 170 fucking Layers (clipping masks are YOUR FRIEND!) I did count it - forgot! 

The bloodstock are Prime Irish Flat Racing Stock (Group 1) and I 
have never seen a more beautiful mare and foal. 

And I've seen A LOT! 

The lady that owns them is the loveliest person in the world! She also has the maddest hatter of a dog called Micha! Yup! Micha is with Lucy and the Bloodstock keeping them all in line! 

The fish is for Da, the robin is for Mum, the snail is for taking it handy, 
the stag coz well I'm always horny and the wee village is well just SNAZZY DARLINGS!!!