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Quick Sketch [23 Mar 2009|10:00pm]

andreags
Haven't posted here in a while, so here's a quick sketch of Rajheem. He's a little pouty, a little downtrodden, but he's got potential!

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Progress... [19 Jul 2008|05:03pm]

andreags
[ mood | creative ]

More Antuk, in progress!

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Atlas [13 Jun 2008|08:55am]

andreags
[ mood | accomplished ]

Sometimes I think moths are prettier than butterflies. So...moth fairy! I based her wings off the Atlas Moth.

I really should have scanned her before I varnished her. She looks much smoother, and the colors are richer/deeper in real life. Whoops, lesson learned. The scanner is shining off the varnish in a few places.





I had a lot of fun with the details on this one. Tattoos, cloth pattern, coin headdress!

I listened to Golden Compass while painting it.

She's up for sale on ebay, starting bid $10, HERE

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Character Sketch [29 Jan 2008|09:30pm]

andreags
[ mood | creative ]

Just a quick character sketch I've been working on in spare minutes. This is Antuk, a moonchild wanderer from my novel. I think in some ways, of all my characters, she is most like me. Except I'm a little more nice - so she's like me without the internal censor. =)



I've got a little acrylic painting of a fierce moth fairy I'm working on too. I'll try to post a pic of it tomorrow. She's standard ebay fare - I love her, and she's got some really eye-catching colors, but she won't do much to further my career.

I'm going to bang out a few more paintings, maybe some more guys, and submit my portfolio to Baen. I need to pick up some cover work before my book gets picked up.

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A Dragonfly Faerie [13 Dec 2007|10:33am]

andreags
[ mood | creative ]

Doot dee doo. A pencil drawing. Posted to EBAY.



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A little surprise... [11 Dec 2007|06:47pm]

andreags
[ mood | accomplished ]

A little surprise for my favorite kid.

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One bit at a time... [10 Oct 2007|08:09pm]

andreags
[ mood | melancholy ]

Don't feel much like painting (or writing, for that matter) since Amazu passed away. I'm used to him sitting in my lap while I work. Here's what the cover looks like so far. Hopefully I can get back to it soon. I know it'll be easier once I put pen to tablet, but I haven't been able to get to that point yet.





I finished a little oil painting, "Illuminate", as well and posted it to ebay. It sold for the buy it now within five minutes of my posting it. Maybe I should charge more.



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Brushing off the dust... [29 Aug 2007|09:57pm]

andreags
[ mood | creative ]

Oh lionfishfancies! How neglected thou hast been!

Since I've finished my novel, I've been seriously thinking about painting some kickass covers. Helen is potential cover #1. This is a sketch for potential cover #2...which also has Helen in it. I can't help that her red hair is such an eye-catcher! I think I may do one with Nehara and Anestan next, taking some "creative liberties" with the story. Or maybe Farahd and Anestan. He could be all noble and she could be all sneaky-looking.

Here's the rough sketch. I'm going to try and do some refining later. I'm very busy this September, and while I'll have time to write, I don't know how much time I'll have to sit my butt in front of this computer (laptop's screen isn't very good with colors + doesn't have the RAM for a big painting like this).

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[09 Feb 2007|08:52pm]

crispygecko


sketchier stuff under heeereCollapse )
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Hair Practice! [19 Sep 2006|06:07pm]

andreags
[ mood | artistic ]

So...this started out as hair practice, and then I started working on her face...

Here's a piece of it.



Meh. I feel ok about it.

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[17 Sep 2006|09:00pm]

crispygecko
oh, lionfishfancies. so neglected are you! :(

I've been posting some stuff under the art tag of my lj, and here're a couple of tiny sketches to remind andreags to post here and to remind myself to finally finish this fairy tale comic/story that I haven't seen in ages. a few days ago I found my only copy of the script stashed in between the pages of an old sketchbook. oops. time to type that up.

wootCollapse )
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[07 May 2006|01:21pm]

crispygecko


batman > superman
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sculpey crap [05 Apr 2006|08:12pm]

crispygecko
2 little monstersCollapse )
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Anatomical sketches [02 Apr 2006|08:23pm]

andreags
[ mood | creative ]

A couple anatomical sketches...



And one more!Collapse )

**EDIT**
And an elf sketchy, w00t!Collapse )

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sketchies [07 Mar 2006|01:15pm]

crispygecko
some stuffCollapse )
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More Practice [28 Feb 2006|09:47pm]

andreags
[ mood | exhausted ]



Some more practice. Warm light from the upper right, cool from behind left.

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Underlighting makes people CREEPY! [23 Feb 2006|12:01pm]

andreags
[ mood | artistic ]

Another lighting sketch; really pushed 45 min on this one. I should try to keep it to 30, but two light sources make things more complicated. I want to paint something with lighting like this just to get the lovely shadows cast by the eyelashes, which, unfortunately, didn't quite make it into the sketchy.



Two warm light sources, one on either side, from below.

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Whoops! [18 Feb 2006|04:20pm]

andreags
[ mood | accomplished ]

Uhh...I meant to post this to lionfishfancies:

http://andreags.livejournal.com/78485.html

Riiiight.

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[15 Feb 2006|08:03pm]

crispygecko

to-to-ro!

some other doodlesCollapse )

and there're a couple of finished pieces (giraffe monkeys and onionheads) on my personal LJ.
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Scar-free plastic surgery! ...only available to fictional characters [15 Feb 2006|10:46am]

andreags
[ mood | artistic ]

WIP! Please excuse her manly chin and jaw. She will be undergoing intensive plastic surgery tonight, a delicate operation that will remove some of the bone beneath and...

Well, her face will be fixed, to say the least.

She's getting a hair makeover too. Lucky, lucky woman! All free! She still has to live in a desert though. Bummer.



Thanks to the ever-amazing Linda Bergkvist, I've started to use some textured brushes on her skin. I mean, you can't really see them from so far away, but I think they really make a difference. Compare to my last computer-painted portrait, here. No textured brushes used on the figure.

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