Fan Art Friday #24

Welcome to the Jungle! Probably not the jungle you want to get lost in when there are a bunch of predators hunting you down:

Predators - Welcome to the Jungle

Predators – Welcome to the Jungle

I started this drawing out with normal pen, and then went darker with fine liners. I decided to not stay with my traditional black and white. Hope you like the pop of colour:

Fine Liners

Fine Liners

I was trying to achieve a landscape effect of Monet meets graphic novel in a very minimalist way:

Predator Kill

Predator Kill

I used chalk pastels to shade the rest of the landscape:

Chalk Pastels

Chalk Pastels

It was a bit of a messy project, but i had a lot of fun working outside of my normal ‘tight’ style and medium:

Shading

Shading

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R2-D2 Artwork

Star Wars meets Marvel and DC head on with Steve Berrington’s delightful illustrations that depict Star Wars icon R2-D2 dressed up as superheroes from other realms:

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Captain America R2D2

Captain America R2D2

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Flash R2D2

Flash R2D2

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Batman R2D2

Batman R2D2

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Superman R2D2

Superman R2D2

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Green Lantern R2D2

Green Lantern R2D2

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Deadpool R2D2

Deadpool R2D2

Besides his authentic look, which look did R2D2 pull off best? Dark Knight R2D2 is badass 😎

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Fan Art Friday #20

Here is my Darth Vader doodle. I drew this in a hotel in Austria; so it wasn’t a very tight drawing; i was just bored and decided to pass the time with it:

Darth Vader

Darth Vader

Obviously i wish i had a black pen on me at the time, but i didn’t. I’m looking forward to drawing Luke Skywalker and Boba Fett in the future 😎 who is your favorite Star Wars character?

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Fan Art Friday #19

I thought i would showcase some of my colour/graffiti work (since you may have gotten bored with the black and white drawings):

Dr Slater Graffiti

Dr Slater Graffiti

The above drawing is taken from my pseudonym ‘Dr Slater’ hence the syringe is inking the word (which is bleeding). Below; a friend of mine had asked me to design her name in graffiti style. I actually painted this one:

Shannon Graffiti

Shannon Graffiti

Does anyone else like graffiti as an art form? I think it can be really beautiful (when it is not along the lines of vandalism of course).

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Fan Art Friday #18

Another all ink drawing! It’s my main man Freddie Mercury 😎 :

Freddie Mercury

Freddie Mercury

I know there’s a lot of shadow on his face and such, but the reference picture was pretty dark like that; so don’t judge too heavy 😉 My fave Queen song is A Kind of Magic :

Queen Vinyl

Queen Vinyl

This is my baby vinyl single of the song. Has anyone seen the film Highlander ? I actually haven’t… Please let me know how it was:

Vinyl Back

Vinyl Back

Also; what is your fave Freddie/Queen song?

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Andy Fairhurst

Andy Fairhurst is an amazing digital artist inspired by all things fandom! You love him already right? Below i have featured his Back to the Future collection:

Evolution Time - Back to the Future

Evolution Time – Back to the Future

Andy has called his aerial artwork of the DeLorean/time machine 88mph:

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Back to the Future

Back to the Future

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Back to the Future 2

Back to the Future 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Back to the Future 3

Back to the Future 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Which was your favorite episode of Back to the Future? If you’d like to see more of Andy’s work you can visit his website here: Andy Fairhurst

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Fan Art Friday #17

I’m writing a new book! It’s a science fiction story (and i don’t want to give away too much of the plot here) so via my artwork; i shall introduce you to two of my side characters instead:

Commander Silco Holofax and Lochurn

Commander Silco Holofax and Lochurn

Commander Silco Holofax owns Nextron Space Station (a restaurant-inn for interstellar space travelers, and a refueling platform for cargo ships). A few years ago Holofax became aware of certain illegal activities taking place near the loading bay of his station:

‘What are you always doing out here on the balcony staring down at the loading platform? Not the best view…’  Sarah poked fun at Commander Holofax after joining him out on the restaurant’s viewing platform.

‘Mmm…’ Holofax replied in a contemplative tone, ‘…a lot of these space traders are moonlighting as bounty hunters. I heard the one was a slaver. I saw the cages on his ship…’ Holofax continued to peer down at the loading bay with distaste, ‘… I don’t approve of those hooligans and their shenaniganizing. They’ll give Nextron a bad name. Worse still; if this gets out; people will think i had a hand in it. For the sake of my reputation, and that of the station’s; i’m getting myself a watch dog…’

Several days thereafter Holofax headed out to the Aquatex Cluster (this open star cluster houses the largest concentration of water-worlds  in the universe). Planet PhyQuid was the Commander’s targeted destination. It had a dense atmosphere of water vapor; and was entirely covered by an ocean and sparse distributions of large ice-sheets. PhyQuid boasted a diverse assembly of amphibious lifeforms. It was the Commander’s intention to adopt and domesticate one of these such lifeforms; and to have it take on the role of ‘sentry’ at the Nextron Space Station.

Unfortunately; PhyQuid and other similar planets in the cluster were victims of water-farming. Theft of this precious resource had been taking place for centuries within the cluster. Many of the species housed by these prized water-worlds used avoidance as their primary defense against the poachers.

Lochurn was an infant extraphalopod living within the deepest depths of PhyQuid when Holofax came to him. Being a multi-cellular extremophile; Lochurn is able to withstand extraordinary conditions (such as high pressures and freezing temperatures). The drastic environment of PhyQuid’s depths causes many of the species to live in a state of almost constant hibernation, or more correctly; they are in ‘auto-pilot’ mode (to slow their metabolism and conserve energy).

However, the vibrations of the water-poachers working on the surface of these planets causes the domestic aquatic lifeforms to stir in the deep. Many species are receptive to even the faintest shudder; regardless of the movement’s originating distance. They awaken in ‘hunt’ mode. Lochurn’s mother was killed by poachers after charging toward sinister vibrations on PhyQuid’s surface.

The abandonment of Lochurn was evident. Floating astray in the depths; forlorn and underfed; Holofax lured the extraphalopod into his titanic bathysphere with the promise of food. Lochurn received more than a simple meal from the Commander. It was the Commander’s empathy that restored Lochurn to full health and high spirits. On that day; a strange new friendship had formed.

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Fan Art Friday #16

Its the first Friday of the year! Lets celebrate with some fan art 😎 Here is my all ink drawing of The Biker Mice from Mars:

Biker Mice From Mars

Biker Mice From Mars

Do you remember this cool cartoon from the ’90s? For me it was a happy marriage between two of my top obsessions – space/aliens and animation:

All Ink

All Ink

Throttle was always my favorite. However, my brother has a Modo action figure (i will dig him up to showcase him under a future ‘merchandise Monday’):

Work In Progress

Work In Progress

Who is your favorite hero/villain from the cartoon series?

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