Friday, December 21, 2007

And Gandalf also!

Since I am about to leave for Xmas, a couple of Gandalfs as well. Merry Xmas to all!

Arwen by request

Arwen was portrayed quite well in the films and I liked her rol and everything, but she was too soft to be among my favorite characters. She was specially good fighting the nazguls in the river... 

but this was not the Arwen I had in mind before the films. She was more like this:

Thursday, December 20, 2007

And an inked Gimli

This is unusual because I suck at inks, but I thought that Gimli would look cooler if I did the effort and inked it before color. You tell me :)

Two pencil ones trying to draw Miranda Otto as Eowyn

I was not really fond of Eowyn in the books, se was too aloof and selfish, but Miranda Otto did such a good job in the movies that she became one of my favorite characters (well, I was mostly fond of Rohan, so no surprise here). Too bad she had not do much afterwards, although I suspect that I like characters, not actors themselves :P

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Theoden, Lord of the Rings ...

This is king Theoden, with pencil and watercolors. I particularly liked his Ragnarok based speech at Pelenor, so he ended up being among my fav characters.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

And this is another guy I like ...

... since I saw him first as Xena's Caesar. He looks better as Eomer, though.

This is the first pencil draft:

After watching the second film, I went through a LotR drawing spree, so expect more of this around in a future :)

Monday, December 17, 2007

You can't take the sky from me

Nothing new this weekend, not much time to spare with Xmas so close and everything, so I'm uploading a couple of old sketches of one of my platonic loves (yep, I'm a bit old for this but old habits die hard), Mal Reynolds, from Firefly.

Isn't it unfair that the series got cancelled after just 13 amazing episodes? Have I told you already how I hate Fox executives? At least, seems like Futurama is back ...

Friday, December 14, 2007

Fresh from the oven ...

I did this one yesterday, with ink, watercolors and a touch of acrylics (I still can not deal with these ones) after watching the spanish movie REC at the cinema. Busy afternoon :P

If's, of course, Yoruichi and her bodyguard, Soi, from Bleach (you'll realize soon that I'm not much into main characters).

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

... and a couple of older Xena sketches

Found these ones on the hard drive. They are a bit old, but I have not really improved that much either ...

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

She was Xena, a mighty Warrior Princess forged in the heat of battle ...

And, instead of Greece, she roamed north New Zealand, mostly Bethells (west of Auckland). Believe it or not, most locations in the show where actually filmed in a few hundred of square meters that are easy to spot if you travel to Bethells beach, an amazing, large sandy beach which is almost empty with respect to european standards. This one, I did there, in my notebook.

Close to the beach, there is this huge dune where many episodes start or end and, for example, Xena and Callisto fought and chariots raced in the second episode. Plus behind the dune there is the lake that appears in Mortal Beloved or at the end of season 3.

Monday, December 10, 2007

And my best NZ shot: Piha beach

If I ever get lost, you can probably find me here ...

Just to upload something original ...

These are a couple of quick sketches I did in Pahia Bay, New Zealand, on the Waitangi day. There are a couple of traditional huts in the place and people dance haka and celebrate understanding between the kiwi and the maori (and the rest of the population, I guess). The huts were full of amazing carvings and I did what I could to capture a couple of them in my notebook. I could not capture the red blood color, though, but it had to do ...

Just a shameless copy of Mignola's Atlantis ...

... to practise inks, basically.

And, guess what? a plain color is ok for this type of inks

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Monday, December 3, 2007

Beowulf looks like Boromir ...

I watched the film yesterday and I don't know about the guy who is supposed to play the role, but the main character looks just like Sean Bean to me ...