*yawn*

Jun. 18th, 2010 11:46 am
piasharn: (Fruit of Knowledge)
Geez, I've been so tired lately, and I can't seem to figure out why. I swear, I could probably sleep for 20 hours a day if I let myself. I've been taking additional B and D vitamins, but it doesn't do more than take the edge off.

Anyhow, I don't have anything really interesting to write about, so I'll just post some more BSSM fanart.

(I really seem to get onto themes with fanart, don't I? For a long time, it was nothing but Harry Potter, and lately it's been nothing but Sailor Moon. I swear, I do have other interests.)

Queen Beryl (Black and White)

Queen Beryl (Color)


This was drawn free-hand in ink, and I don't think it came out all that bad, all things considered. I wasn't originally planning on coloring it, but I decided that I really need to practice my digital coloring.

*yawn*

Jun. 18th, 2010 11:46 am
piasharn: (Fruit of Knowledge)
Geez, I've been so tired lately, and I can't seem to figure out why. I swear, I could probably sleep for 20 hours a day if I let myself. I've been taking additional B and D vitamins, but it doesn't do more than take the edge off.

Anyhow, I don't have anything really interesting to write about, so I'll just post some more BSSM fanart.

(I really seem to get onto themes with fanart, don't I? For a long time, it was nothing but Harry Potter, and lately it's been nothing but Sailor Moon. I swear, I do have other interests.)

Queen Beryl (Black and White)

Queen Beryl (Color)


This was drawn free-hand in ink, and I don't think it came out all that bad, all things considered. I wasn't originally planning on coloring it, but I decided that I really need to practice my digital coloring.

More Fanart

Jan. 3rd, 2010 08:46 am
piasharn: (Don't Phase Me Bro)
Happy (belated) New Year, everyone.

I've been working graveyards for the past month or so, and while it can be hellish when we're busy, I've found that the quiet times early in the morning offer a nice opportunity to do some drawing. And since I've rediscovered how much I am fond of Sailor Moon (especially the Dark Kingdom), I've been doing a lot of doodles of them lately. Hence this...

Click to see the full size image!


Sadly, my quest to find new fanwork of the DK has not turned up much, and most of the recent stuff I've found is Shitennou/Senshi, of which I am not a fan. (Although Four King Hell does have me laughing my ass off most of the time and loving it, but it's the exception rather than the rule.) *sigh* Well... there does seem to be an active anime-based DK fandom in Russia, but since I don't read/speak Russian, I'm still screwed. I can still enjoy the fanart, obviously, but what I wouldn't give for a well-written KxZ 'fic that I haven't already read a thousand times...

In any case, I've been in this phase for the past several months where I just couldn't seem to do anything artistic. I'm really hoping that I'm starting to pull out of that slump, becuase it's been affecting me in a lot of negative ways. The quality of my drawings still isn't as high as I'd like it to be, but I'm hoping that it will improve as I get back into shape.

More Fanart

Jan. 3rd, 2010 08:46 am
piasharn: (Don't Phase Me Bro)
Happy (belated) New Year, everyone.

I've been working graveyards for the past month or so, and while it can be hellish when we're busy, I've found that the quiet times early in the morning offer a nice opportunity to do some drawing. And since I've rediscovered how much I am fond of Sailor Moon (especially the Dark Kingdom), I've been doing a lot of doodles of them lately. Hence this...

Click to see the full size image!


Sadly, my quest to find new fanwork of the DK has not turned up much, and most of the recent stuff I've found is Shitennou/Senshi, of which I am not a fan. (Although Four King Hell does have me laughing my ass off most of the time and loving it, but it's the exception rather than the rule.) *sigh* Well... there does seem to be an active anime-based DK fandom in Russia, but since I don't read/speak Russian, I'm still screwed. I can still enjoy the fanart, obviously, but what I wouldn't give for a well-written KxZ 'fic that I haven't already read a thousand times...

In any case, I've been in this phase for the past several months where I just couldn't seem to do anything artistic. I'm really hoping that I'm starting to pull out of that slump, becuase it's been affecting me in a lot of negative ways. The quality of my drawings still isn't as high as I'd like it to be, but I'm hoping that it will improve as I get back into shape.
piasharn: (Tibetan Prayer Flag)
Hmmm... it's been a while, hasn't it? *wipes off the dust*

Anyhow, I hope that everyone has a very happy [insert holiday of your choice here]. Here's some non-holiday themed fanart. I think I may be starting to pull out of this artistic slump that I've been in for so long.

Luna and Artemis


This was done for a contest over at [livejournal.com profile] sm_artists.
piasharn: (Tibetan Prayer Flag)
Hmmm... it's been a while, hasn't it? *wipes off the dust*

Anyhow, I hope that everyone has a very happy [insert holiday of your choice here]. Here's some non-holiday themed fanart. I think I may be starting to pull out of this artistic slump that I've been in for so long.

Luna and Artemis


This was done for a contest over at [livejournal.com profile] sm_artists.
piasharn: (Grahm)
Whizzer


I loved the My Little Pony toys as a kid. In fact, I still have all mine. This one is Whizzer, and she was the first one I received over 20 years ago. (How I've managed to remember that obscure detail is beyond me.)

Anyway, I've been trying to practice coloring images digitally lately. I picked a MLP because they're easy to draw, not too complicated to color, and it seemed like it would be fun since I've been on a bit of a 1980s nostalgia trip lately.

I didn't get the proper shade of pink on her body (you can see a picture of what the actual toy looks like here), and I am fully aware that her eyes are supposed to be gem -like. However, I didn't feel like drawing them that way. :p

For the record, no, I don't know what the symbols on her bum are supposed to be. I always thought that they looked kind of like beanie hats. You know... the ones with the little propellers on the top?
piasharn: (Naraku and his Mask)
Bella in B&W


So... about posting some non-HP fanart... Not yet. Obviously. Although I swear that I am working on some. ¬_¬
piasharn: (8008135 (Penny Arcade))
Save me, Hermione!


I swear, one of these days I'll post some fanart that isn't HP related. Really. ^^;

Eureka!

Oct. 19th, 2007 02:04 am
piasharn: (Eve plus Leaf)
Before I moved, I had started working on a series of sketches of various Harry Potter characters. Of how I see the characters, which does not always agree with the versions we see in the movies or book art. I can't remember why I started this project exactly... I know I wanted to have them as a reference for something...

Anyway, the sheets got misplaced whilst moving. (The problem about having a lot of books and papers and art materials is that I couldn't remember what had been placed in each box. Locating them required shuffling through a lot of paper. (I got a crapload of left-over cardstock for free a few years back, which is why I use it so often. It's also why the sheets are not conveniently located in a sketchbook where I might be able to locate them more quickly.) I found them, placed them carefully aside, and promptly forgot where. This is really pathetic when you realize that my apartment is not that large!

Long story short, I finally relocated them and scanned the images in. I've only got the twelve portraits done so far, but I'm planning on drawing all of the main characters and perhaps some of the minor ones as well.


And because it's late (early... whatever), I'm not going to make thumbnails. You can find all of them over at my DeviantArt gallery.
piasharn: (Harry and Hedwig)
My first piece of post-DH fanart. A quick pencil sketch of one of the happier (if not the happiest) moments in the book. Since it has potential spoilers, the thumbnail is behind the cut )
piasharn: (South Park Self Portrait)
To celebrate my starting a new job on Monday, I went out today and splurged on a new scanner and the Azumanga Daioh anime box set. (Maybe I should have waited until after I got my first paycheck... Nah.) So here's a handful of original sketches and a couple pieces of HP fanart.

Original:


Fanart:


Now to find something else to do to distract myself. Otherwise I'll start freaking out about tomorrow. No matter how many times I tell myself - or have other people tell me - that it will be all right, I still worry. It just seems to be in my nature. Probably due to the OCD. There's a reason why it's classified as an anxiety disorder.
piasharn: (Go Team Venture!)
Well, I managed - somehow - to get the scanner to work long enough to get the following piece of fanart. Whether or not I will be able to duplicate whatever the hell I did to make it work is still unknown. I even went to the trouble of making a thumbnail this time around.

Dr Girlfriend


For those who do not recognize her, that is the lovely Dr. Girlfriend from The Venture Bros. animated series. Click the pic for notes and the full-size view.
piasharn: (Harry and Hedwig)
Right. So DeviantArt stopped being pissy with me right after I posted my last entry. Figures.

Anyhow, here are three new pieces of HP fanart for your viewing enjoyment:

Crookshanks and Pigwidgeon

Fenrir Greyback

Professor Snape
piasharn: (Harry and Hedwig)
For the HP fans, I highly recommend you check out [livejournal.com profile] mneomosyne's artwork. Lovely use of watercolors with a delicate, almost fragile, style. Sadly, I haven't seen any pictures of Remus (yet, as I haven't finished going through her journal), but there is quite a bit of Snape.

I would like to pimp the artist who did this piece as well. (More watercolor work with a wonderful use of color. Not many people could give Remus mauve hair and have it look right.) Alas, her LJ is gone, and I neglected to bookmark her DA account. If anyone has the link, I shall be forever grateful.

In other news, it has been over two weeks since I have seen the sun. Hence the current mood. Nothing but dreary grey overcast skies and dim light that has been robbed of its nurishing energy as it filters through the omnipresent clouds.

More Fanart

Aug. 3rd, 2004 05:57 pm
piasharn: (Huey Freeman)



Luna and a Thestral



This was originally meant to be nothing more than an outline, as I was intending to use it as the base for a CGed piece like the one of Tonks that I did a while back. However, I somehow ended up shading the thestral while I was detailing it, which lead to shading Luna as well, and...

Actually, it wasn't a smart idea to shade it. Mainly because I was using a regular, No. 2 pencil on the cheap printing paper that I keep in stock for doodling. See, it's a pain in the ass to get any decent contrast with those materials. While it looks all right IRL, it tends to wash out horribly when I attempt to scan anything like it.

In order to compensate for this, I turned down the brightness and intensity. This preserved the shadows and details, but it lost the highlights. (To let you know just how much I had to darken it, I'll tell you right now that the paper is actually white, not that medium shade of grey.) To get the necessary contrast, I plugged it into Corel PhotoPaint and CGed the white parts in. The end effect is... not as bad as I thought it would be.

That being said, this isn't my final thestral design. The more I think about it, the more it looks like a kelpie rather than a winged horse of DEATH. Not nearly bony enough, and next time I'll be sure to grab some reference images of horses. The proportions (particularily on the neck length) are lousy. Although I think I pulled off making the head look dragonish rather well.

piasharn: (Default)
I got a deviantART account a while back to use as a central site for my fanart. I don't have any plans to upload any of my original work there, at least not right now. I'd rather make my own site, but I just don't have the time at the moment. Besides, finding free webhosting with sufficient space and bandwidth is a bitch. (Someday I'll have the money to buy myself a domain name... oh, yes...)

I'm afraid that there isn't much at the moment, but I thought that people might be interested in seeing what is there. Anyhow, here's the link.
piasharn: (South Park Self Portrait)
Y'know, I really like how this piece is coming along so far. It's still unfinished, obviously. There's quite a bit of tweaking and various little details that need to be done. And I have no idea what to do for a background.

This isn't the first HP art I've done, but it's the first that's been more than a doodle, and the first that I've felt good about displaying to the public. (Besides, some of the characters are just so goddamn stubborn about not wanting to be drawn. Tonks, thankfully, was willing to play along.)

Nymphadora Tonks


The base was a simple pencil sketch, colouring was done with Corel PhotoPaint. Comments, critisism and critiques are, as always, very welcome.

D'oh!

Mar. 6th, 2004 01:44 am
piasharn: (Mononoke-hime)
I just realized that, although I posted this in [livejournal.com profile] shitennou a while ago, I never made an entry here. Oops...

Zoisaito


I tried out some different techniques with this, and I'm rather happy with how it came out. You may recognize the black-and-white outline of this image from a previous entry.

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