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I guess I'm on the hunt to find a stock person who takes nude requests....

Yes nude. A future piece I'm going to be doing if I can find the right pose/model... will be a tasteful nude or partial nude... haven't decided.

Lets just say I was inspired by an piece from the 1860's and yes I know you cant mess with classics.. but I'd love to do my own version too :P 

Soooooo if anyone knows a model who is willing.. let me know or let them know... 

So here's an update.. Made some modifications to his anatomy... cleaned up the hair, armor, shirt some... althought seeing it here.. it looks really saturated unlike what I see on my Cintiq... weird. 

I Need to still do the sword and pants. Going to work on some lighting issues when I'm done tho. I also added a tint to he background... which I like... well see. 

Still think the hair needs work too.. but its better.

Back in school now, and doing some graphic design work for clients.... So spare time is feeling a little sparse and I'm not sleeping a whole lot. 

Cleaning it up... Sword is better.. but I'm not sure i like it... I just blocked out lines. Not even really begun painting it. Still have to finish the hair.. work on the pants a bit more. Work some textures in too.
So my first commission.
I'm doing a character rendering based on specific stats.

I'm also trying to increase my painting speed, and trying some new painting techniques.

This is what I have so far. 

I still have to fix like... everything but it's a great start. :) I'm happy with the idea of where its going.  I'm going to redo the entire sword... it just looks stupid

Moon Princess....

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 19, 2014, 6:58 PM

So Ive submitted this to a couple of forums for further feedback... before I post it on deviant art...

But I'm pretty happy with this..


Journal Entry: Tue Feb 18, 2014, 10:41 PM

Yay I'm enrolled in school again!

I honestly didn't know if I was going to be able to get back in... but I'm in! My tentative graduation date is in 2018. Even though I'm already 2 years into my program... I am going part time. So it will take me 4 years. Which is okay. By then my little boy will be in school and I'll be able to focus on getting a job. :)

Graphics by tyleramato
CSS by moonfreak

Moon Princess ... modified

Journal Entry: Sat Feb 15, 2014, 12:46 AM

Thanks to a lot of feedback from the users on forums I've made some modifications that I really like.

Color to come soon.

Moon Princess - Color Test 1

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 25, 2014, 12:39 AM

Quick color to see how I'd like it... 
Hair needs a differentish color. maybe the gold on the dress too... 

This is splotchy because I was doing it very quickly.

Not sure I like the makeshift background.. still trying to figure a better one out....

Feeling like the end is somewhere in sight...

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 24, 2014, 12:33 AM

Working the face a little more. Cleaned up the hair.

Redid the shoulders of the dress... begun the hand in the back.

Worked on the top of the gown. Need to finish the folds in the lower part.

Need to figure out the long part of her hair.. it's not flowing right.

Moon Princess - Hair Beginning, Face Refining.

Journal Entry: Tue Jan 21, 2014, 1:49 AM

So I liked the face before but it looked a little older. Sailor Moon the Moon Princess is in her teen years. So I didnt want her to look like a grown adult. So I did my best to give her a bit more youth. I've also begun the hair and it looks likes like its coming out ok. The hair bun on the left maybe needs to be softened. 

Soon I will need begin her dress... and finish her hand in the background. Of course the petals will be last.

I am really happy with how this is turning out. :)

Moon Princess - New and better face

Journal Entry: Fri Jan 17, 2014, 1:07 AM

Moon Princess so far. Still have to finish dress... and hair... and rose petals... probably a few more touch ups on face and do the ears. So muuuch still to do.. but the face looks so much better to me. Yay.

Moon Princess update.

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 6, 2014, 10:19 PM

So after putting together all the video from the recording.. I was actually only at 3 hours.. instead of 5. Yay. I'm not as slow as I thought... BUT... I'm still really slow. lol. At 500% speed increase... it puts it at 37 minutes. I wonder if I'll ever be able to paint that fast....


I think she's really coming along. I need to look at more hair references. Also...Shiny material references....

I am happy with the way the hand came out.. but I'm worried that its still too dark. It pulls away from her face a lot... I guess.. the only way to really fix that is just finish it... and make sure that mostly her face is the lightest... with light on other part too but mainly her face. The background will be black too... So maybe its not too bad.

Today I fixed the centering of the face... her hair bun placement... some of the shoulder pads.. HER BREASTS were seriously lopsided or... wierdish... anyway.

Next I think I'm gonna do the hair.. I started one bun but I'm not sure I like the result... will research more.

5 Hours in...

Journal Entry: Mon Jan 6, 2014, 1:56 AM

Another Hour on Moon Princess. Too busy to day to do much more... even though I want to...

Sailor Moon ... 4 hours in.

Journal Entry: Sun Jan 5, 2014, 2:59 AM

God I'm so slow...

I still have a lot to do... its nice to sit back and reflect on what I've done...

I know that.. 

I need to fix the ears. Also her face doesn't look centered enough.

Her hair buns aren't quite even either.. must fix those as well.

The grey blobs around her are going to be rose petals.. just fyi.

Sailor Moon Fan Art

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 4, 2014, 3:23 AM

Sketched out the beginning on my next painting. I had been working on a mermaid but its not going the way I wanted it. So I started whats been calling to me... Sailor Moon. Still need some references... but this is a start...

I'm also going to try making this painting process into a video. I had a friend ask... we'll see how well that works since Im very slooooow.

More Mermaid

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 2, 2014, 11:11 PM

I'm such a slow painter...

However I haven't had as much time to work on it as well. Plus I always end up watching an anime while I do it.. its like my two favorite past times at the same time. Plus I feel like it keeps me inspired. I seem to have a short attention span especially while its not coming out quite how I'm envisioning it.

After I am done with this mermaid I want to do a Sailor Moon fan art. I saw the one Charlie Bowater did and I am all inspired. Its so pretty. I think I'm going to try and find my dvds and watch them again. :) I wonder when the Reboot is coming out.

  • Watching: Haibane Renmei
  • Drinking: Diet Pepsi

Playing with Mermaids

Journal Entry: Thu Jan 2, 2014, 1:52 AM

Working a little differently... 

Started with straight color instead of gray scale.

Graphics by tyleramato
CSS by moonfreak
  • Watching: Game of Thrones
  • Eating: Pop Tart
  • Drinking: Water

Clothes and background started...

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 4, 2013, 8:12 AM

Clothes added... still need to "clean" up everything including background which I just sloppily started.

  • Listening to: Alive by Krewella
  • Drinking: Water

Devious Journal Entry

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 3, 2013, 5:02 PM

Smokey background.


  • Listening to: Alive by Krewella
  • Drinking: Water

Sorcha in the Rain - WiP

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 3, 2013, 4:23 PM

Sorcha in the Rain - WiP

Sorcha is in the rain, sadness overwhelming. Loss of someone close hurting her heart.

My To-Do List:
  • "Ground" her.
  • Finish the shading on the face
  • Do more "wet hair" studies to clean this up.
  • Cloth her.
  • Color her.

  • Listening to: Alive by Krewella
  • Drinking: Water