Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Uncharted Nathan Drake!

Without a doubt, Uncharted is one of the best game series in history. I recently finished playing the third game which blew my mind to pieces. The graphics and fluid movements are flawless, while the storyline is so unbelievably awesome, it's hard to not like.
Anyway, I was browsing around on Pinterest and I came across an image that Patrick Brown had created based on the game, and ever since that day, he has become my idol. The man has some mad skills!
Going through his DeviantArt gallery, I saw many sketches which he had never brought to inking, so I downloaded an image of Nathan, and with the help of my awesome new tablet at work (seriously, this thing rocks my socks) I started at it.
I began with lowering the opacity of his sketch and tracing over my outlines in a new layer, then I added inks, highlights, shadows, lighting effects, mud, and background image, which is a concept image from the third game, and finally corrected the colour.
One thing which was rather frustrating, was that my tablet displayed colours very differently to my monitor. I spent about an hour just fixing up colours. I obviously need to calibrate my tablet correctly.
So after an entire afternoon, my Nathan Drake picture is complete!

Oh, and I would love it if someone would be kind enough to sponsor me a tablet of my own, they're only R29 000 :) Guess I'd better start saving.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Doodles and Sketches - Instagram!

It has been a long time since I posted something new.
Time has been extremely tight trying to manage a social life and working 6 days a week, and still squeeze in some of what I love doing - drawing.
At work, while prowling the internet for inspiration, I keep an exam pad in front of me, and just doodle whenever I get the urge to put pencil to paper. Some days it's utter garbage, just swirls and scratches, but some days I end up with something I'm pretty proud of.

The images above are a few that I liked and uploaded to Instagram. It's a lot easier to snap a pic and upload with a fitting hashtag to showcase my work, than doing an entire blog post, but I love my blog and I don't want it to die out in some lonely, dark corner of the internet, so I will do a post whenever I can if the art is worthy.

I also wish I was brave enough to ink my own work again. I miss spending hours on photoshop colouring in a sketch. Maybe one day, when I have the time and willpower, I'll break out the scanner and get back into it, until then, my quick sketches at work keep me happy.

Follow me on Instagram: @Keith_Mark

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Sexy Brunette With Corset!

So, I finally got around to completing this image today, when the net was conveniently down at work for an hour. I grabbed my tablet, opened my .PSD and zoned out.

There have been a few changes since the last post. For one, she's now a brunette, and not a blonde, and her corset is a grey instead of pink. I decided the 'bubblegum pop princess' was not the route I wanted to use in colouring this one.

As stated before, the lineart is not mine and belongs to Elias Chatzoudis. He's a brilliant artist, and I love his style. All of his pin-ups are amazing, and I hope to one day be half as good as he is.

REMEMBER: Open the images to see full detail.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Slowly Finding Time To Update!

I started this image two weeks ago. Again, the lineart is not mine, although I wish I had time to create my own. The original can be found here.

As most of my posts are, she's a semi-naked woman with massive honkers. Just a personal preference of how I like to create them.
I'm slowly finding the time to squeeze in some work on it here and there, but as you can see from the image above, I have my flats down, and have started highlights and shadows on the face, neck, hair and chest.

Hopefully she'll be complete by next week. I'm thinking of also changing the pink. It all seems a little too "Girl-next-door" for my liking.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Nicki Minaj, Katy Perry & Juliet Harding (GOODLUCK) Characters!

So, one day, while completely bored at work of creating emoticons, I decided to create a Nicki Minaj Super Bass-ish character. What started off as just mindless fun, ended up being quite enjoyable. 
Once I got her hair pink enough and her booty big enough, I thought I'd try Katy Perry. 
The California Gurls get-up was inevitable considering the blue hair and cupcake boobs, were what most people relate her to.
Lastly, to complete my collection, I created Juliet Harding of Goodluck. I put her in a sequined dress which I've seen her perform in once, with the gold to silver to black sequins. Also, I opened her eyes more than the other two by raising her eyelides slightly.
Hopefully I create a few more soon... Maybe a whole Lady Gaga group, meat dress included.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Colouring Using A Tablet!

I wanted to better my skills using a drawing tablet, so I took a lineart image from Elias' DeviantArt page and went crazy with it.

So obviously the actual drawing isn't mine, I just filled in the colours the way I best thought appropriate. Be sure to open up the image for full detail.

The coloured in picture is set to 1920x1080 so it can be used as a wallpaper. It's currently my wallpaper until I can create something of this quality, on my own.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Starfish Sally!

After no posts for a VERY long time, I thought I'd squeeze in some time to create this.
Starfish Sally in all her 70's porn-star goodness. Carefully placed starfish to keep her PG-13 and a cheesy name are the simple things that bring it all together.

As usual I created the lineart in pencil, then pen, then fineliner. Scanned through, only this time I did all the colouring using  a Wacom Bamboo tablet. Was tricky at first, but after a bit of use, it got easier.