First of all - OH MY GOODNESS ITS BEEN TEN WHOLE YEARS!
I honestly can't quite believe it! It has been a hell of a ride! DA has always been my outlet for my personal art and I have had a wonderful decade sharing my work with the world! Anyway I thought I would look back on my work and pick out my top 10!
10. EMO GAL - RE-VAMPED EDITION
- May 17th, 2008 (Updated 2011)
Although the updated version, Emo Gal was the very first drawing I uploaded! She is quite simple but I like that her proportions are semi-realistic!
9. Stuck On Fuckin' You
- January 1st, 2012
Inspired by the unreleased song of the same name by Lady Gaga, this piece was completely freehand and was only touched up digitally. I like the interpretation of the song in the image, with the fineline pen giving it a great texture and grime to it.
8.Angel - Elegance
- August 14th, 2012
Having been a Tekken fan for years, I recall being super hyped for Tekken Tag Tournament 2 as it featured the return of many of my favourite characters including Angel! I utilized a Manga style of drawing for this image and I think she looks lovely.
7. 20 (Emo Gal 2 Revamped Edition)
- September 13th, 2013
Another redrawing of Emo Gal, released on my 20th birthday! I always liked her pose in this which is both sexy and sassy. I also began to experiment a bit more with shading at this point!
6. SASSY Katarina
- May 24th, 2015
Another indication of my love for the Tekken series, this time with the Tekken 7 newcomer Katarina! I had fun with her pose and facial expression, aiming to capture her sense of sass and cockyness. The background was a lot of fun, incorporating some of Katarina's own intro/winpose quotes, song lyrics, sassy sayings and a few rude words!
5. Lady Bianshi
- April 15th, 2017
During the Hype for Dynasty Warriors 9, I discovered Dynasty Warriors Blast and numerous potential adds for future games. Many of the Blast designs were incredible and here is my drawing of one, Lady Bianshi. At this point I had acquired a drawing tablet and could really add loads more detail with ease! Her dress was a lot of fun to play around with and I think the shading is really starting to come along!
4. Tekken 7 - Kazumi Mishima
- July 29th, 2017
More Tekken Fanart! This time Kazumi Mishima from Tekken 7. Like Bianshi, I was able to apply loads more detail to the costume and gave her a slightly altered look to her ingame version. The hair was inspired by Art nouveau, particularly the works of Alphonse Mucha.
3. Zhang Chunhua - Spiderwebs
- September 12th, 2017
A more Manga style drawing of Zhang Chunhua. This was a bit simpler than previous drawing but I really like the shading of her dress. Again, my tablet helped be achieve a bit more detail in the shading and in her claw.
- October 31st, 2017
Released on Halloween, this scary witch (played by Lady Gaga) offered a lot of challenge due to her messy wild look. I am pleased with how I was able to interpret the character and that feral look to her, using my tablet to achieve the grubby, untamed look.
1. Elysium - Utopia of the Blessed
- March 25th, 2018
A recent piece and one of my favourites this year. It was interesting playing around with the translucency of Elysium's mask and outfit, as well as achieving the heavenly background and sky. I enjoyed working on the little details as it brings the image together and shows Elysium in her angelic glory!
I am so happy to have been a part of this community for a whole decade and am excited to see what the future holds! While my activity on here may reduce in the future as I attempt to pursue my Art Career, I will always drop by and upload any fanart that I may create in the future!
HAPPY 10 YEARS!