3/19/11

Red Sonja


Here's a Red Sonja I did in marker and color pencil. I've done a few of these lately to experiment, have some fun, and to see color on something other than a damn screen. I really enjoy working with real materials. While I love the perfect finish of the computer and rely on it to finish my images the way I usually see them in my head, getting there can be a grind- I can't tell you how many times I have wished I could just reach up to the screen and smudge something with my finger, or splatter some paint. Instead, I have to find a phony "splatter" brush. It is emasculating.

Even if I usually prefer digital colors on my own stuff, virtually all of my favorite artists worked with actual paint, so maybe I just need to practice more to get that flawless finish with real materials. Damn computer.

13 comments:

Thomas Denmark said...

wow.

hey Joshua, I got a chance to work with Russ Uttley. He says you're awesome.

stuff99 said...

Gorgeous piece Josh.

You still coming to Vancouver for a visit at the local con?

Vincent (CooSTANZa)

Oskar Iglesias said...

Awesome!
Totally agree with you.

mordicai said...

Just noticed that io9 mentioned you; I had one of those "oh man that is AWESOME oh wait I know that name, I already follow that blog!" moments.

Michael Dooney said...

Love this.
Seeing it makes me think that you should do more traditional media work. Maybe you should experiment with a hybrid traditional then digital approach.

Chris Shields said...

That is incredible man.

John 'Roc' Upchurch said...

gorgeous image. Love her expression, the hair flow and the lighting.
I agree with you on getting back to 'real' materials. Just bought my son paint some paint and remembered how different it feels. its a beautiful thing.

Alex said...

Beautiful work as usual.

If at all possible it would be great to see a scan for a bit more clarity.

Ben Greene said...

Yeah man, I hear ya. This came out great!

BRĂ„O said...

looks awesome, don't even look like it was done in traditional media.
awesome!

Scott Forbes said...

Absolutely stunning work, Josh!

mcnostril said...

Awesome.
I would love to see a process for something like this.

Craig Phillips said...

Oh wow! This is so luminous. I thought it was actually DIGITAL! gee wiz.So good.