Thursday, 27 February 2014

Character sketches and Gizmo

Here are some characters faces i drew , just for fun , exploring ideas etc


Also , here is gizmo the gremlin , i did him for the Daily Sketches group in facebook. He was rushed but i had fun :) 

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Long time no see

Hello guys , its been a while. 

Some months ago i decided to drop the blog. I lost faith in it and , personally , i find the navigation quite uncomfortable. But I think it was not a wise move. Today i checked and my blog's views have grown a lot (for my standars.) Im sure people who come to take a peak would be very disapointed to see that i havent posted anything since August. So , im gonna give blogger another chance. For those of you who dont follow me on my other sites there will be a lot of new content to see. A lot of stuff happened since i last posted here , most notably , i did the halloween wall art for NewGrounds which was a great honor. I also got an incredible proposal , though i cant say anything about it atm. Overall i feel like im growing and i've never been more comfident about my art. I still have Mt. Everest to climb but , i feel like my labours are bringing fruit. Now i aim to enhance my portfolio and show more of my personal imagination. I will try to work on more consistent and conceptual works as well as action/battle scenes. And ofcourse , by the end of the year i expect to produce my first comic ever. So , enough chat , here's what i've been up to:

The NewGrounds.com halloween wall art. I was asked to draw something based on a halloween-themed game that gained a lot of pupularity in NG.com. The character in the top right is the main dude. The girl is a random victim and the lady in the left is the final boss , the main dudes mom. Thats right. Here's the link to the game http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/626809



Scribblenauts/DC contest. This was done for the SB/DC contest in deviantart. Contestants needed to draw an illustration with DC characters done in the "scribblenaut" style. We also had to adjust the images proportions to make it look like a website banner. I went with batman and mr. freeze because they are my favourite hero/villain from DC. And i simply couldnt let Nora out of the picture :'(



Liar. Not much to say here , i just hope you like it and you will have nightmares with it tonight.



Here Comes the Reaper. A book cover commission i did for a very talented fellow called Caleb Behnke. You can check the book here http://www.amazon.com/Here-Comes-Reaper-Caleb-Behnke-ebook/dp/B00GD1L15S



Sandstorm. An experimental piece i did. I drew inspiration from a "spitpainting" i drew.



Plague Marine. Dont tell me you expected NOT to see something warhammer related.



Malwalm , Shepherd of Mushrooms. Here's a little poem i wrote for this guy's description:
Before the Grandfather of your grandfather's grandfather was born , Malwalm was quite very old. The ancient troll came from nature's womb the moment of the very first dawn.
Now , the summer is gone and winter has won , its all very clear for Nature's ol' son. The sun now sleeps , a moon now creeps. The time has come , the task must be done.
Ever since and forever more , Malwalm carries his ancient chore. To lay the mushroom's spore , he treads back and fore , alone and silent , ever since and forever more...



African Warrior. 

Desert Encounters. I just love drawing creatures. Propably my favourite topic to work on.


Cave Troll. My pride. This dude is the last thing i finished and i believe my progress is obvious when you compare him with desert encounters or the older stuff.



AND NOW LETS PARTY WITH TEH MONKEYZ!



Ok , enough partying. This post is becoming Kaiju-big but i've been silent for a long time so , i kinda owe it to the people who are visiting.

I did several spitpaintings for the awesome group at facebook. They are bad because i am slow like a slug (must be completed  in 30 minutes at most) Here's the group https://www.facebook.com/groups/1402563099961950/

And here are some of the stuff i did , i wont get into details , i hope you get the idea of each one. All of them are based on certain phrases or words that the admins give us everyday to work with.









I also did a little speedpainting video. It aint big , tbh i was only testing the recording software. You can check it out here:



video

And to close , here is a glimpse to the future. The piece im curently working on is a wh40k commission. Surprisingly , its not about Chaos but instead , a loyalist Space Marine of the Sons of Guilliman
I am almost done but i will tease you with a linework.



I hope you enjoyed my comeback! See you guys soon!

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Some updates , some news and a potato.

 Hey guys , i havent uploaded anything here for some time but i was in a tight spot. I am working on some commissions that i cant show right now , sorry about that! However i was indeed drawing some stuff of my own and it is time to share them with you.



This big baby is what i currently call "Alien Market". Its big , its fat and im propably gonna make a poster out of it. Right now i have finished the sketch and im lineworking but i included the sketch so you can see where i am going. Im really excited about this piece! I love drawing aliens.




This is another big fat piece more than a meter wide. Its Ragnarok the Apocalypse of norse mythology. As a vivid fan of anything viking , including folk/viking metal , i was very hyped about drawing this. Its pretty much in the same position as the Alien Market , sketch done and starting to linework. Truth is i havent worked on this for some days , there is something i dont like about it but i cant figure it out yet. Hmmm.... Anyway this image will feature Thor vs Jormungandr , Odin vs Fenris , Surtr and his giands of flame and a shit ton of troll fighting norse heroes. All scenes are inspired by the actual mythos of Ragnarok. I'll make sure to get over the block and finish this cause its a piece im dieing to have in my portfolio.



Thats a character done for an art trade between me and my friend Ibrahem Swaid. Its a Blood Angel who has turned to chaos. Some work remains , namely add a power sword , a bolter on the other hand and the jump pack on his back. Plus colour etc etc. Will be done soon.


                                     

These are some characters i drew when i was really busy and couldnt find time for a bigger piece. I call them mini-knights. The plan is to draw a little dude for every letter of the english alphabet. The ones you see now are Axe knight , Boxer Knight , Clown Knight , Devil Knight and Eternal knight. I have even gone as far as to make a little story for each one and come up with a universe for them. The rest will be done for sure , its really fun drawing these folks ^_^

On other news , i got frontpaged in NewGrounds again! Its the second time in a single month as the DiMorteli were frontpaged at the 7th  of August. I cant really express how i feel about it. It fills me with joy and makes me wanna work even harder! Its a huge push for me and i thank all the people who trust in me and my art! It means a lot!

And , last but not least


Till next time!

Sunday, 11 August 2013

Pokemans

 Yep , its true , i drew pokemans.. I wanted to relax and draw something silly. I picked my two favourites from when i was a kid , Lickitung and Haunter. I also made an animated gif to show the process of making the image. Not anything flashy for now :)



I hope its helpful to someone! Cya next time!

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Frontpaged in NewGrounds!

NewGrounds , a webpage where i showcase my portfolio , has a Youtube show that is meant to showcase artworks from various artists. One of the artworks showcased each week , the one that is considered the best , is awarded with a feature in the front page. I earned this reward with my DiMorteli piece! This is the first time my work is publicly spotlighted. Its a very big step for me and hopefully , a boost in my career! So , thanks to everyone who is supporting what i do , i appreciate every single like , comment , watch , everything! It means a lot to me!

My artwork in NewGrounds

The video in Youtube