Character Morph: Meriwether Faeriefeather

2016 - Day 321:
I was asked to revisit a character portrait that I had completed something like a year ago... wow it's been a while. And I was asked to take it and tweak the character a little to add a wizard hat & book for their new and totally not the same character Meriwether Faeriefeather. 
I couldn't help doing a bit of repainting but overall the image is very much the same and did not receive an anatomy update (just some smoothing really). I think one of these days when I have a few spare hours I would like to pick out a painting I did a long time ago and repaint it to see how much I've learned since. 

Character Concept: Cybernetic Sniper

2016 - Day 266:
I had a lot of fun designing some characters today, and one of those was this lovely lady! She is a cybernetic sniper, but with all she's been through, who knows what else she's proficient in?

If you are interested in 'adopting/winning' this concept and the personal use rights to this design & art piece, tell me a story about her in the comments below! She was designed in mind to become a Shadowrunner (RPG game Shadowrun), so tell me what got her there, why she keeps going, and maybe what her endgoals are. Bring this character to life.

Myself and StrikingCrayon, will select our favourite entry as winner at the end of the month.  
CONTEST IS CLOSED

The owner of this design is now u/AngryDonkey123

This is my new Hardline Style that I've been developing, and I think I've finally sorted out my pricing for it, so expect to see a new page with all the details and order forms in my Special Projects within the next day or two if you wanted to see your character drawn in this style!  

Character Portrait: Gibford Miller

2016 - Day 258:
This piece is long overdue, and as is often the case, after a long time of a piece sitting still I will scrap it and redo it from scratch, and that's exactly what I did here. I redid the entire portrait in my new style, which I have named 'Hardline Style' (because I like labelling/sorting things for sake of tidiness and order).
But  I digress... Here is the ever-curious Gibford Miller, whom departed from his world amidst a mystery full of rats, magic, demons and sinister plots. Gibford Miller is a character owned/played by u/Rokkos, in the one-shots consistent universe of a D&D setting named Mertoth, which you can find more information about here! Come play with us!

As a bonus for those of you who saw the initial portrait that was being made, here is a small side-by-side. I was really unhappy with how it was coming out painted/lineless (as you can see I only got through the top half of him), so it just sat there forever and a day until I came across it today and decided it would be perfect to re-envision in my new style. 

Wait

2016 - Day 257:
I'm trying to define my cartoon-y/comic-y style, and I think I am right where I want it to be here. A few things were messier than expected, but I think if I do a few more pieces like this I will be comfortable offering this style up to you guys for commissions! I already have so many ideas for characters that would look amazing in this sort of style. 
((PS. Might need to come up with a better name for this style x.x))

Abstract Benny x3

2016 - Day 175:
This is a piece that I've been sitting on for a while now, and I can't get it to look right. The idea was there but it just didn't come out like I wanted to, and after hours of fiddling with it, I decided I would just go ahead and share it with you guys and move on. Not all pieces make it to that fantastic final stage that really brings it together, but eventually it becomes time to just let it be and move on to the next piece instead of stressing over one that you're unhappy with. 

Anyway, it's an abstraction of my favourite 3 characters portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch: Sherlock Holmes, Khan Noonien Singh and Smaug. 

SuperChibi New Option B

2016 - Day 168: 
I was playing around with some chibi art today and discovered that I would like to add this superchibi option to my commission offers. This will be option 'B' for superchibis (info here, I will update info to include them within the next few days). 

For more information on the owners of these characters and the species featured, follow through to my deviantart submission [ here ]

Initial Character Concept Sheet - Bronze Dragonborn

2016 - Day 164:
This is an initial concept sheet for a bronze dragonborn character in my in-person D&D 5E game. I am planning on making a similar sheet for the other players, and maybe to round it all out I'll make one for my character as well even though I already know what she looks like. 

Anyway, this is where all of my design work starts for characters if I don't already have a visual reference for them. I begin with what the basic race looks like, adjust body type appropriately, pick out the unique features (usually the face, sometimes other features too) to offer several options/variations, and then sort out potential outfits. These refs don't have weapons since I don't like to pinpoint my attention to those until after we get the general image of the character since their style should influence their weapons, I think. These initial concepts do not always stick around, but they are at least a jump-point to get started and I find them very helpful to unravelling just what a character looks like.