Sunday, March 27, 2011

One more silly one!

Actually there is one more silly drawing from the original Gods series. In Greek myth there is the story of Cupid and Psyche. Cupid falls in love with Psyche and kidnaps her and comes to her under the cover of darkness to hide his identity as a god. Over time Psyche falls in love with Cupid and sneaks a look at him when he is sleeping. He wakes up, gets pissed off, and the whole deal is over.

My juvenile mind immediately jumped to a bad visual pun. Enjoy.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Gods & Monsters 6

This is the last of the original drawings from 2007. They have been really fun to color, so I may jump in and do some more.

This is Hermes, also drawn by Tim Fish and inked by him as well. I colored using Painter and Photoshop. I'm getting better at Painter by the day - in this drawing and the one previous I discovered the blending tool - which is invaluable at creating subtle gradations.

I still haven't dabbled too much into the other brushes...perhaps in the future.

Hermes was colored in about an hour and a half (by comparison Mars took almost a full day - mostly to correct errors and learn how to use things).

Gods and Monsters 5

The last two drawings were done, like Mars, collaboratively between Tim Fish and myself. For Phaeton here, Tim did the drawing, I inked it and then colored.

Phaeton is the son of Adonis - the sun god - who asks his father if he can drive the golden chariot across the sky just once. Cause, what could go wrong, right?

Well Phaeton almost immediately loses control of the chariot. He swoops too low and scorches the earth, flies too high and illuminates the night and eventually one of the gods strikes him dead to stop the chaos.

Despite Tims great drawing skills there is one little error. See if you can find it.