Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Miyazaki final

Finally finished this guy the other day. The theme is based on Howl (of Howl's Moving Castle) inadvertently opening his portal doors into the worlds of Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away-- unleashing spirits from both to run rampant through his home world. Pretty happy with how it came out, though far from satisfied. Check out the other entries, right over here. SpikyTiger's entry is particularly amazing.

Thursday, January 6, 2011


First Miyazaki panel just about finished.

Experimented quite a bit on the general process with this one. Got a couple new brushes out of it, as well as an entirely new way to bring an image to final from the thumb stage. Not a bad haul :P

Monday, January 3, 2011

Miyazaki Challenge

I heard about the new CGHub illustration challenge the day they extended the deadline by a few days. So, naturally, I turned a rush job into insanity by planning a triptych. Oof.

Here are two WIP shots- a sketch and an under-painting. I'll explain the full concept next post.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

leaf dragon

Had a bit of time to kill the other day, so I turned this quick photo from the park into a little beasty guy. He's kind of like a flying squirrel- using his light bones and very thin skin to float atop the breeze from branch to branch.