Massively Artwork Roundup

I realized it was stupid to just re-post all my Massively work here, since most of the people who visit this page come here FROM Massively.

Those who do come, that is.

Hello out there?  *crickets*

Ahem.  Anyway.

I’ve decided to post some of my favorite recent Massively work here, with some commentary on the pieces and/or process.

This little piece is one of my favorites.  I love the phone cord breaking up the composition.  And for the record?  I actually DO have a phone in my house with a curly cord!  Yes!  Not everyone uses cordless phones or cell phones exclusively!  I feel like a relic.  Anyway, this character’s name is Mr. Swift, ‘cos he’s actually really dumb.  He looks a lot like his mom, no?

WON’T YOU TAKE ME TO…. FUNKYTOWN?

I did this one after visiting Dinosaur Crossing down in Salem, CT.  This is the best stegosaurus I’ve ever drawn, and no one will ever take that away from me, dammit.

This one is Eliot, my writer’s, favorite.  He even gave the three guys names and made up a little narrative about them.  Sounds like he has too much time on his hands.

This one sparked a LOT of questions in the comment field.  I really like the soft color scheme – it looks like the inside of Aerie or Victoria’s Secret, no?  The one thing that makes me looks at this drawing funny is that it is one of the ONLY FFXI column pieces I’ve done that doesn’t have any value.  See?  It’s all flat!  There was too much going on as it is to add value.  Also, I feel kind of scummy drawing uh… detail on the underwears, and I’m not talking about the patterns. :O

I watch TV shows on Hulu while I do my illustration work, just to give my left brain something to do.  I watched the entire run of Community in a month.  I.  LOVE.  COMMUNITY.  It’s snarky and sarcastic and Abed is just SO adorable (in both normal human form and Elvaan form).  A lot of the Massively posters said it looks like Galka!Starburns is checking out Elvaan!Abed.  I responded that that’s because everyone loves Abed.  Maybe that’s just me being an Abed fangirl.  I’m a Dean fangirl too, since he’s so ridiculous.  “Don’t SAY that, it summons him!”  Anyway, I really like the value here.  It looks like my figure painting classes really paid off.  For the record, the professor in that class looked like a combination of Starburns and Dr. Steve Brule.  Okay, time to stop rambling.

Okay, last one.  I did this one in honor of Lost ending.  Most of the comments for this column consisted of “CHARLIE NOOOOOO.”  Charlie was my favorite character in Lost until last season, when Jack took over.  Which is weird because Jack used to be my least favorite character.  Oh well, Lost was so awesome, and I’ll miss it. 😦

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Massively Work, week… 7? I think.

Can’t believe I’ve been doing this for almost two whole months.

This week’s The Mog Log had me working with making my compositions a bit more busy:

And then A Mild-Mannered Reporter inspired me to look at ancient Doublemint ads:

This was my very favorite piece of Massively work, by far. I loved working with the textures and the line-lessness and the realism. Want to work in this style in a bit more!

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Massively, Week 6

Here’s the newest for The Mog Log and A Mild-Mannered Reporter:

I really like this one… experimenting with total line-lessness and stippling for texture. Nice effect that people noticed. Very subdued and thoughtful… I’ll work that in for future subdued and thoughtful pieces. Yeah, like I’ll have any of those.

I just about freaked when people got the Persona 4 reference here. Yeah, All-Out Attack!

Massively, Week 5

Playing with a pretty warm color scheme for The Mog Log:

I always enjoy drawing people oblivious to destruction (from A Mild-Mannered Reporter):

Published in: on February 25, 2010 at 3:18 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Massively – Week 4

Here’s the latest work I’ve done for Massively!

Trying a bit more of the SRS COMIC BOOK LOOK forA Mild-Mannered Reporter (with the dash of humor I can’t live without):

And the work for The Mog Log. I really, really like this piece. I feel like the colors all just came together, and everything looks smooth and pretty.

Published in: on February 17, 2010 at 1:26 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Massively Columns, Week 3

So I’m getting better and better at this. And continuing to have fun, although my writer keeps throwing me curve balls and things that I have no idea how to make an interesting illustration out of. I really like the way this week’s stuff turned out though.

The Mog Log:

A Mild-Mannered Reporter:

Massively Columns, Week 2

Here’s the latest illustrations for Massively.

A Mild-Mannered Reporter:

The Mog Log:

Massively Columns – Week 1

My column illustrations for Massively are up, and they look fabulous sitting there right on top of all that fabulous writing!

Here’s the illustration for this week’s The Mog Log:

And for A Mild-Mannered Reporter:

So excited. I love working with video games – they’re my first love. ❤

New Project

I am very excited to announce that I will now be illustrating two weekly columns on Massively.comThe Mog Log, about Final Fantasy XI and the upcoming Final Fantasy XIV, and A Mild-Mannered Reporter, about City of Heroes. This looks like it’s going to be a very fun project! My first illustration is already up on the Mog Log right now if you’d like to take a peek.

The most exciting part about this project is that it’s really forcing me to work in two totally different styles, since the two games have very different flavors. The Mog Log will have softer colors and more value, while A Mild-Mannered Reporter will be drawn in much bolder colors and use ziptones, much like a superhero comic.

Enjoy!

Published in: on January 24, 2010 at 4:41 pm  Leave a Comment  
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