Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Abba tribute - Agnetha Fältskog

After Frank Zappa, a little Extra Illustration : "Agnetha Fältskog" -  from "Abba"
Her official website is here

Frank Zappa Tribute

Using Gimp 2.6 and the perspective tool, from the photo below
I could correct the picture and then extract Frank Zappa and make a separate illustration - the word on the guitar says "Happiness".

Picture credit : Kaja Saudek / poster "Frank Zappa & Mothers of Invention"

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Audrey Hepburn (Life Magazine)

A portrait of Audrey Hepburn (based on a photo from Life Magazine)
Same as previously, the effort was to minimize the number of colors

Made with Gimp 2.6 - the ink tool (again).

Friday, March 26, 2010

Xena warrior princess [fan art]

Made with Gimp 2.6 the ink tool, and posterize

Pretty much the same exercise as the previous Fan art portrait, except that this time  the effort was to reduce the number of colors to a minimum

Interesting fact about Lucy Lawless (actress playing Xena), she's the fifth of seven children, (she has five brothers and one sister).

Thursday, March 25, 2010

I like Elisabeth Shue

After Amber Valletta (grunge style),  here comes a fresh caricature of Elisabeth Shue (who played the Karate kid's girlfriend, and later Marty Mc Fly's girlfriend ... Basically, the actress that probably every guys had a crush on back in the 80s) 

Art made with Gimp 2.6, the ink tool, and lots of patience.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Amber Valletta [Gamers] fan art

This is an experimentation based on a photo of "Amber Valletta" (link)

It was made with Gimp 2.6 - the picture was remade with "grunge" brushes, I added a light effect
then applied a filter (multiply) and a rough paper texture in the background

Other Amber's photos can be found here

Friday, March 19, 2010

Upset robot

The giant robot above is upset because he didn't save his work (and probably didn't made any backup) and the computer crashed ... No wonder he wants to destroy everything now.

Conclusion : Save often and do your backup!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Snow scene

A winter scene of the well known Russian Wonder woman Octobriana, riding a polar bear in the snow.
We're working on the 2011 calendar soon enough this time!

The final work has been posted on dA - here (with link to the previous steps of the artwork)
NB : Don't worry that the post is under the name of Octobrianacz (visit his blog) it's a cooperation.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Misty mountain top

Another artwork for the Prague's Golem (Pražský Golem in Czech)
This represents a rocky mountain, above a pit surrounded by clouds.
Texture used in the illustration is from "Princess of Shadow ".

Friday, March 5, 2010

Easy tiger!

A new drawing for Prague's Golem (Pražský Golem in Czech) - 2 lions cubs behind a broken tree.
The texture applied to this illustration comes from "Princess of Shadow "
NB: The more I use these textures, the more I like them ...

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Recent Artworks

Here are recent artworks submitted to fellow bloggers (Octobrianacz and Prazsky Golem )

The first 2 image are Red Sonja (using the movie poster with Brigitte Nielsen as reference) - it was challenging because I used marker straight away, so there was no way to erase mistakes...
The last picture is Prague.

The textures applied to all these illustrations are from "Princess of Shadow"

Credit picture viewer "Geek Pinoy "