Saturday, December 29, 2007

Frost Fairy




Happy Holidays!
Think of this little guy dancing around your car covering it in ice...
Makes cleaning your car off in subzero temperatures much more fun! Right?
Had fun painting this guy up in my usual gouache style. No digital trickery here!
The roughs can be found here:
http://www.vinodrams.com/image_files/sotw_049.jpg

-Vin

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Wintery fun...


Little rush rush on the card but here it is. You can see the rough at my blog. Enjoy! Feliz Navidad!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Holidays


Here's a holiday submission for the Raven thing. I was going to work on somthing a little more dark, but decided to go with saccarine. (sp) This is my pooch... she licks a lot, and loves everyone... one of the worst guard dogs ever... but awesome.


Merry Ho Ho


Fred


Saturday, November 24, 2007

Pirate Model




I know it's a bit late for the pirate theme... But if Isaac can do it, so can I.

Monday, November 19, 2007

The Faun.


This was originally for our Halloween theme. But overtime at work nixed that plan!! So instead of making this goat woman all devilish and goth, I tried a more beautiful fairy tale take on it. Much in the vein of Pan's Labyrinth. And yes I do find it ironic that of all the people I'm the first to have some nudity in a post!
Technically speaking the head and ahem... breasts were drawn in pencil in my sketchbook.
See my Sketch of the week from a few weeks ago here.
The rest is all digital!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Halloween Devil Guy



Here's my first post! I suppose it's not as halloween-themed as it could have been, but I figured it fit into generic evil-spirits and demon monster stuff that shows up around this time of year. Rar!

-I just updated it after tweaking a bit. I wanted to pull the focus a little more towards the head, so I brought the values together some at the base.

Friday, November 2, 2007




Modelled this for a contest, but fits into our Halloween theme, so up you go. This was the most complicated illustration I've done. I used Max, Photoshop and Zbrush for all parts, modelling, texturing, lighting and rendering. I tried to capture the feel of a Norman Rockwell painting, subtle humor, and showing an innocent moment in time.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Dragon Warrior



O.k., let's jump back to the 8 bit challenge for a sec...
Dragon Warrior was the first RPG I played on the NES and was always a favorite childhood game of mine. Although the original Japanese version (Dragon Quest) was visually designed by Akira Toriyama (Dragon Ball Z) I was introduced to the Dragon Warrior world by the visualization of Katsuya Terada and Shuji Imai (Who also drew the "Howard and Nester" comic strip) through their illustrations in the pages of Nintendo Power. I though it was cool that I rediscovered these artists as I got older and liked them just as much, if not more.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Creature from the Black Lagoon

Here is my version of "The Creature from the Black Lagoon" for our Halloween / movie monster theme. I originally was going to do "The Fly" but after I got started with the piece it had a murky underwater feel so I changed it. Also I decided to do an Eerie female version of the monster. A Syren from the deep that would ambush Fishermen when they do a double take.
So ummm yeah, I guess she's an ocean dweller vs a lagoon. :)

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Simon Belmont

I wasn't sure how to handle Simon Belmont from Castlevania... In most of the box art he's a big, burly ,fur trimmed boots wearing, barbarian type. I went with a more "young hero" approach. Castlevania is also one of those relentless games where you never get a moments rest so I figured this is what Simon would look like at any given point. Kinda choked on this one so I feel it's a bit stiff. But whatever it's done! My favorite part is his expression... so here it is a bit larger!


Monday, October 15, 2007

Contra

Big guns, tanks, and wall-hugging alien mini bosses. That was pretty much Contra. Sorry I didn't include any super-sexified 80's babes. Maybe next time. :)

Thursday, October 11, 2007

The First... HADOKEN!


I decided to go with some of the Original Street Fighter for this one. Back when Ryu's hair was red and he sported a swanky powder blue uniform, and Sagat needed something cool so they gave him an eye patch. This is the first time someone accidently did the down, circle forward punch to get the classic HADOKEN!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Toad battles Wart.

In his totalitarian vegetable-free state, Wart wallows in his own fatness. Whatever happened to the good ole days when toad really knew how to flex some muscle? Toss that turnip!

Metroid's Samus

My take on Metroid's Samus. The original was my favorite game for a long time. I decided to go with an insect/alien symbiote, living armor approach. This armor would adapt to it's environment and absorb enemies abilities and weaponry.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Itsa me...LAHWEEGEE



For too long, Nintendo has sissied up Luigi. I've had enough!

For once, lets see him as a badass....or at least, not a sissy.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Ghost of Two-Skull Sinjon


Born with his twin brother's head fused to his own, Sinjon, twice the vision and mind, duelist royale and rum-buttered, pwnd the Seven Seas. Living life in the sheets and seas, cockeyed and crapulous, plus also in addition to exquisitely swift on the flintlock draw, Sinjon met his maker in the beany-eyed Rubber-Ball MacBetty, an encountress his equal, vile + tricksy, who brothel-baited his self-awares away and pistol-popped his peeper. Alas, lo tho he loved her, but her not him, his denuded death would be avenged by his better and still-living side: Portobello Pete - who wanders the globe this day, jawless and daggers-in-cap, looking for the lady that done did his other so unfairly in.

Friday, September 28, 2007

At Jack's End



The sailor that cut off the head of Jack Sparrow. He was angry that they made the Pirates of the Caribbean into a trilogy.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Pirate lass



A happy pirate lass hanging out on the rigging with her flag. :)

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Louis.

Meet Louis.
Keep a steady supply of bananas around and he'll be happy.

The Goodly Scoundrel


This sea travelin' dreadnought enjoys booze, babes, and pieces of eight.

No Luck McGee!


For our Pirate activity, I wanted to do something funny AND dynamic. No Luck McGee is one of the more experienced pirates in the art of battle. When his fellow crew are losing the battle, they let him out of his cage, and he berserks his way to victory.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

ROBO


I don't do that much tech stuff, especially in color. But I think this guy turned out pretty cool. Colored him relatively fast too. I think I'm still trying to find my "style" for rendering tech as opposed to my organic stuff. The original pen drawing is on my SOTW on my site.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Salamander Guy




Buh. A rough digital painting over an even rougher pen drawing.Enjoy!

Hulk + Spidey!



Ka-Pow!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Batman!


An illustration I did recently about Bruce Wayne being Middle Class, but not letting that stop him from fighting baddies.