My Art Gallery
Latest Works I'm Most Proud Of
So, as I've said in another article, some time ago, about how I Wish I Could Draw, I had a bit of an epiphany about what I'd like to be doing with my time, and how I'd like to spend my future. I won't go into too many details, as you can read the article. However, the major focal point had to do with me learning to draw, and moving forward with it as best I could. So, here I am, some time later, and I've drawn quite a bit, and I'd like to show off just a little (wink).
You see, I've drawn quite a few pieces, and I believe they are ready to be viewed, and critiqued by whomever would like to take a look, and take a shot. Trust me, good or bad, and can take it.
So, without further ado, below is a list of my best pieces to date. Please take a look, and thank you for taking the time.
Some Mood Music
Sword SixClick thumbnail to view full-size
You can get Sword 6 on a T-shirt, if you'd like to check out my Zazzle Page.
Sky Dogs Album Cover
This is the Album Cover for the sci-fi Southern rock band the Sky Dogs. I know it sounds a little crazy, but imagine the guy who first painted the picture of dogs playing cards. This one was inspired by an anime movie called Redline. It's a movie about car racing, and the opening sequence occurs on an alien planet, and sees sort of a dog man wearing an old fighter pilot's helmet, and peeling peanuts waiting for the cars to zip by. For whatever reason, I just started thinking about a dog rock band that kind of resembled Lynyrd Skynyrd, and all of a sudden, Sky Dogs was born.
Each of the members of the band has a name, and if you go to my DeviantArt page, you'll see they each have their own album covers, as if they did solo efforts. This is my most recent work thus far, and it took a lot of time. The pickup truck behind the guys actually took the most work. It took me days to get the rust and the faded color that I was happy with. Either way, this is by far the picture I've done that I'm most happy with.
The Books That I Always Have at My Side
Inkscape is a freeware vector drawing tool, and this book is the definitive guide to handling it.
Gimp is the freeware equivalent to Photoshop, and this book is almost indispensable to getting all of the necessary info on how to use it.
If you want to know how to draw out figures, this is the book to getting started.
Rayne Dancer Eclipse
Rayne Dancer is a gorgeous exotic dancer from Australia, who is one of my Facebook friends. She routinely posts pictures of herself working, and I was immediately attracted to the one that inspired this picture, because of the colors of course. Get your mind out of the gutter. I drew it up, and gave it a wild space background. It took a couple weeks for me to get her permission, because, as I assume, she has a great deal of mail from people to sort through each day. Either way, I finally got in touch with her. Her response to the picture was, "Wow." And she gave me permission to post it.
You can find Rayne Dancer on Facebook, here.
This is one of my earlier works. I did it in Gimp, and it is inspired by an animated story that I'd someday like to do. This is the planet Hesher, which is a stormy world, because it's moon was partially destroyed by a meteor. This has caused the planet to become fairly unstable, so that's why it's kind of crazy looking.
Cracked Moon Over Hesher Plains
Much like the previous picture, this one is inspired by the animated story that I'd like to someday do. It's on the grounds on the planet Hesher, where not much vegetation can grow. You can see the cracked moon in the image as well. This was also done in Gimp.
This was done very early in my journey to develop my skill, so you can probably tell, my abilities to handle depth weren't all there, just yet. There are a few things about this picture I'm not entirely happy about, but I still like it enough to consider it one of my best.
Amazon Vs. Android
This is a picture I penciled out a long time ago. I was trying to capture some kind of action, at the time, and gain some ability to try and draw figures without drawing the entire bodies at once. Someone once told me, to get an action shot correct, you need to know your characters, and then draw them into the shot as just stick figures to get their placement and proportions correct. So, this picture is kind of my attempt at this. It's an early attempt at this, so that's why the proportions aren't exactly perfect.
This was an early picture I did in Inkscape. I prefer to work in Inkscape, because it gives me a lot more versatility.
Wild Space Art
As you can likely tell, this one looks fairly similar to the Sky Dogs picture. Well, that's because it is. This is the background, but it took so long, and this one in particular is much bigger, that I consider this to be one of my best, as well.
It was done in Inkscape, and I used more tricks here than I've ever used before. There's a number of gradient effects to get the globes to display the way they do, the lightning is using something called an L-System, there's a lot of texturing, some fades, and quite a few other tricks to get it to look the way it does. So, I'm kind of proud of how this came out.
The Tools I Always Have By My Side
This pencil set is loaded, and an inexpensive alternative to the professional quality brands.
This is a four-battery portable electric pencil sharpener that'll get your tips sharp.
You need strong paper, and the price is right too.
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Did any of them speak to you? Let me know why in the comments below.
Where To Find Boneworld
If you like what you see, please stop by and take a look at either my DeviantArt page for some prints, or possibly my Zazzle page, if something else might interest you, like a t-shirt or poster.
For Boneworld on DeviantArt, please go to http://boneworld.deviantart.com/.
For Boneworld on Zazzle, please go to http://www.zazzle.com/boneworld.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look, and please let me know what you think in the comments below.