May122014

Ars Moriendi Cover

A working cover for my novel-in-progress, Ars Moriendi.
Stock used:Steampunk Background by ValerianaSTOCKVienne 9 by liam-stock

Ars Moriendi Cover

A working cover for my novel-in-progress, Ars Moriendi.

Stock used:

Steampunk Background by ValerianaSTOCK
Vienne 9 by liam-stock

April52014

FFVII Faces: Vincent

I’ve set myself a little bit of a challenge recently.  I love Final Fantasy VII, but the more I’ve learned to draw the more I’ve realised that the character’s faces are a bit … samey.  They often have the same almond eyes, round cheeks and pointed chins.  So I’ve set out to do portraits of my favourite characters from the franchise, using real-life faces as models.  Let’s get some diversity!I’ve always imagined Vincent as Asian, and it surprised me at first when I found out other people think he’s white!  In hindsight, there are a lot of things I’m not keen on in this portrait, but never mind!Vincent’s references were Bae Yong Joon and Videros.Watercolours and ink.

FFVII Faces: Vincent

I’ve set myself a little bit of a challenge recently.  I love Final Fantasy VII, but the more I’ve learned to draw the more I’ve realised that the character’s faces are a bit … samey.  They often have the same almond eyes, round cheeks and pointed chins.  So I’ve set out to do portraits of my favourite characters from the franchise, using real-life faces as models.  Let’s get some diversity!

I’ve always imagined Vincent as Asian, and it surprised me at first when I found out other people think he’s white!  In hindsight, there are a lot of things I’m not keen on in this portrait, but never mind!

Vincent’s references were Bae Yong Joon and Videros.

Watercolours and ink.

February142014

FFVII Faces: Zack

I’ve set myself a little bit of a challenge recently.  I love Final Fantasy VII, but the more I’ve learned to draw the more I’ve realised that the character’s faces are a bit … samey.  They often have the same almond eyes, round cheeks and pointed chins.  So I’ve set out to do portraits of my favourite characters from the franchise, using real-life faces as models.  Let’s get some diversity!I wasn’t really sure how I imagined Zack Fair’s face.  Honestly, I expected to be finding a dozen white actors that looked like him, but none of them seemed to click.  In the end, I went for a North Korean actor and a French-African male model.  I suppose Zack just has a bit of a racially diverse family history!Zack’s references were Won Bin and Onnys Aho.Watercolours and ink.

FFVII Faces: Zack

I’ve set myself a little bit of a challenge recently.  I love Final Fantasy VII, but the more I’ve learned to draw the more I’ve realised that the character’s faces are a bit … samey.  They often have the same almond eyes, round cheeks and pointed chins.  So I’ve set out to do portraits of my favourite characters from the franchise, using real-life faces as models.  Let’s get some diversity!

I wasn’t really sure how I imagined Zack Fair’s face.  Honestly, I expected to be finding a dozen white actors that looked like him, but none of them seemed to click.  In the end, I went for a North Korean actor and a French-African male model.  I suppose Zack just has a bit of a racially diverse family history!

Zack’s references were Won Bin and Onnys Aho.


Watercolours and ink.

February42014

Do Your Part Propaganda

Some concept art for a science fiction novel I’m working on.  My friends have lovingly dubbed the work-in-progress “Nazis in Space”, which is an alarmingly accurate title…
Watercolours and ink.

Do Your Part Propaganda

Some concept art for a science fiction novel I’m working on.  My friends have lovingly dubbed the work-in-progress “Nazis in Space”, which is an alarmingly accurate title…

Watercolours and ink.

1PM

FFVII Faces: Tseng

I’ve set myself a little bit of a challenge recently.  I love Final Fantasy VII, but the more I’ve learned to draw the more I’ve realised that the character’s faces are a bit … samey.  They often have the same almond eyes, round cheeks and pointed chins.  So I’ve set out to do portraits of my favourite characters from the franchise, using real-life faces as models.  Let’s get some diversity!Racially, I’ve always considered Tseng to be 100% Wutaian (Wutainese?).  My headcanon is that he was born in Wutai and his parents moved to Midgar when he was very small.  During the Wutai-Shinra war, Wutaian immigrants were held under suspicion in Midgar.  To keep himself and his family safe, Tseng offered his services to the Turks as a spy in Wutai - he looked Wutaian and spoke the language fluently, after all.  He was a near-perfect agent and continued to rise through the ranks, even long after the war was over, until he was the Head of the Turks as we know him today.Tseng’s references were Kim Bum, Takeshi Kaneshiro and Tony Leung.  Many thanks to Reglissenoire on Tumblr for the suggestions!More of these to come!Watercolours and ink.

FFVII Faces: Tseng

I’ve set myself a little bit of a challenge recently.  I love Final Fantasy VII, but the more I’ve learned to draw the more I’ve realised that the character’s faces are a bit … samey.  They often have the same almond eyes, round cheeks and pointed chins.  So I’ve set out to do portraits of my favourite characters from the franchise, using real-life faces as models.  Let’s get some diversity!


Racially, I’ve always considered Tseng to be 100% Wutaian (Wutainese?).  My headcanon is that he was born in Wutai and his parents moved to Midgar when he was very small.  During the Wutai-Shinra war, Wutaian immigrants were held under suspicion in Midgar.  To keep himself and his family safe, Tseng offered his services to the Turks as a spy in Wutai - he looked Wutaian and spoke the language fluently, after all.  He was a near-perfect agent and continued to rise through the ranks, even long after the war was over, until he was the Head of the Turks as we know him today.

Tseng’s references were Kim Bum, Takeshi Kaneshiro and Tony Leung.  Many thanks to Reglissenoire on Tumblr for the suggestions!

More of these to come!


Watercolours and ink.

December102013

Fae of the Neve

This is Fae, from Manapimp's Harmatia Cycle books - the first of which she is getting published in the spring! She’s holding a competition in celebration and this is my entry. 
Watercolours and ink.

Fae of the Neve

This is Fae, from Manapimp's Harmatia Cycle books - the first of which she is getting published in the spring!

She’s holding a competition in celebration and this is my entry. 

Watercolours and ink.

4PM

Eva

My friend Jezz’s character, Eva, from her novel-in-progess Queer!It’s about a group of LGBT+ teens who get magical powers.  I’ve been promising I’d do fan art for a while now!
Watercolours and ink.

Eva

My friend Jezz’s character, Eva, from her novel-in-progess Queer!

It’s about a group of LGBT+ teens who get magical powers.  I’ve been promising I’d do fan art for a while now!

Watercolours and ink.

July112013

Cephalopod Bust Necklace

There were a lot of bust necklaces for sale when I was on holiday in Italy, and a lot of squid-and-octopus-themed jewellry.  When I got home, I decided to make a combination of the two!

The pendant is very light and comfortable to wear.

Fimo and nail varnish.

6PM

Steampunk Guns: ‘Noisy Cricket’ and ‘Excaliber

These are not real guns.  They are toys, used for cosplay and LARPing.

A water pistol and a nerf gun that I sanded down and repainted to use with my steampunk costumes.  The top one, Noisy Cricket, was named after the tiny gun in Men In Black.  The bottom, Excaliber, was named after Arthurian Legend - even when I get into science fiction, I’m a fantasy nerd.

Spray paint, acrylics and PVA glue.

July32013

Elasin

A portrait of my OC Elasin, from Erebus, looking very dramatic. There are a few things I’m not happy about, but it’s a pretty old piece of work now (it’s dated September last year!) so never mind.
Watercolour pencils.

Elasin

A portrait of my OC Elasin, from Erebus, looking very dramatic. There are a few things I’m not happy about, but it’s a pretty old piece of work now (it’s dated September last year!) so never mind.

Watercolour pencils.

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