Saturday, February 8, 2014

sketches and things

Been awhile since I posted here! Sorry about that - there's been a lot happening in life (isn't there always?). Anywho, enjoy some thingies - some of which has been on my DA gallery for a bit now:

Sketches for Heir (previously "Aviris")




An unfinished tattoo design for myself:


Snow White! (c) Disney:


Saturday, November 16, 2013

Family Portrait 2

So I stayed up late and did the linework for the family portrait haha


I know there are some problems - like my inability to do good line quality *fail*. So I'll have to see if I can work on that some more before I start coloring. Kir's proportions are wonky too I think....I'm playing with things I normally don't draw - kids and pregnant ladies hahaha. AND I'm trying to figure out character design while I'm at it! What a mess! :)

I'm sure I'll hate it in the morning, but for now, this will have to do <3

Family Portrait

I've been having an awesome creative streak for the last couple of days and have taken the opportunity to draw! YAY! Anywho, Aviris has also been on the mind and now that the wedding and honeymoon are over....I feel like I really have no excuse not to work on it :)

Apparently I'm interested in the dynamics of NiKita's family...because I started sketching out this family portrait. It was originally just going to be Luciano...and then I added in NiKita for father / daughter time...but THEN I thought it would be really interesting to see Kir as a cute little kid he was instead of the insane psycho king. Then Nadya got in there because I was like "Oh man, if Kir is that age then nadya is probably pregnant with Anya!".......and then Raul was thrown in because he's a friend of the family that is actually betrothed to NiKita.....

WHOOPS. OVERZEALOUS DRAWING.

Here are the first 2 of the progress shots - showing the sketching process:



Friday, August 23, 2013

Disney Ladies 1-10

Well...Been wanting to do this for a while and, even though I have 10 thousand other things I should be doing, I managed to get the first 10 of these ladies out. Hoping to get the rest and color all (let's not get our hopes up). As they get colored, I'll upload them separately...but for now, here's a little sample.

All these girls are (c) Disney


I'M GETTING MARRIED IN 7 WEEKS AAAHHH!!

Friday, July 5, 2013

New Character: Folkvar & Raul Re-Design


A new face in the Aviris universe! This here is Folkvar - the prince of the Northern Kingdom of Hrodland. He and Jai (who also has not be introduced here yet) are sort of fall into the "white knight" category. Anyway, he doesn't have the best home life and throughout the story sort of maybe kinda develops a thing for our leading lady ;) Only problem is - where does this leave Cirino? :o

Right now, I'm just trying to figure Folkvar's design out, but I think this works for now. May throw on some colors later :)


And here is the first sketch of the re-design for Raul (who was previously named Neeko). I don't really like it, but it was nice just to give him a go haha


Folkvar, NiKita, Raul, and the world of Aviris (c) JMiera

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Character Re-designs

Hey All!

Wow I'm just arting it up aren't I? :D And I wanna draw some more! Anywho, after doing the piece of Luciano and Nadya, I wanted to give Cirino and NiKita a go with their re-designs. These aren't 100% polished...but I'm certainly getting closer! YAY!


To see their OLD designs, look here

Monday, July 1, 2013

King & Queen

This is the latest project I've been working on for funsies. 3 Progress shots and the final :)






Rey Luciano and his Queen, Nadya. The rulers of the Southern Kingdom of Ruhkshan before the rise of Rey Kir.  They are NiKita's parents.

I've never drawn a snow leopard before...or someone wearing a headdress...so this was exciting! haha

Note: No, their proportions are not actual. They are exaggerated (along with anatomy). This piece was actually inspired by a Yoshitaka Amano piece (only mine is nowhere near as pretty haha). I'd put a link to it, but I can't find it on Google right now  Whoops!

This is done in watercolor & colored pencils with a few dashes of salt and minimal photoshop to boost the contrast. Characters & the story of Aviris (c) JMiera