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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Newest Sketches - Character Designs

Hello!

Thought I'd share a new group of pencil sketches from my sketchbook


Theophilous - Copyright - 2017 - Jephyr - All Rights Reserved
Theophilous - Copyright - 2017 - Jephyr - All Rights Reserved

^ ^ ^ I originally created the good looking dood above one night while drawing with a friend.

I really liked his look and the next day went to put some finishing touches on him and blewy'd my coffee all over the page.

: )

Since I liked his design so much I decided to just re-draw him all clean and purty-like above.

Here's a look at the coffee stained version.  : P

Theophilous (Coffee Blewy) - Copyright - 2017 - Jephyr - All Rights Reserved
Theophilous (Coffee Blewy) - Copyright - 2017 - Jephyr - All Rights Reserved


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Until I rejoined the Concept Art Forum I hadn't been doing many figures—just mostly wacky portraits of original characters—and also people and animals.

Someone pointed that out on CA—and so I've gotten to work doing more figures.

Bonesman - Copyright - 2017 - Jephyr - All Rights Reserved
Bonesman - Copyright - 2017 - Jephyr - All Rights Reserved

^ ^ ^ I drew this long and lean dood one day and as I was finishing him up I added the bone in his hand—and then the words across the top.

This doesn't happen often—but suddenly a back-story filled my mind:  He was an ordinary guy in the post diluvian world.  One day he happened upon some LARGE humanoid bones that he thought either belonged to an alien, demigod or nephilim.

The story will eventually reveal that the bones are indeed from ALL three—but I don't want to give away all those details just yet.

When he picked up a bone he discovered that it was infused with powers that allowed him super-human strength, the ability to fly—and magically to transport himself across vast distances in a moment—among others.

In essence—he becomes a superhero through possessing and handling them.

The bones—which he kept and hid away—also give him long life—and so he found himself outliving many generations until he finds himself in the present day.

(I also like the "Bonesman" connection to the secret society—Skull and Bones—that so many of our politicians and business shakers belong to)

I wanted to post this story here—both to share it—but also remind myself about it so I won't forget my ideas so far.

In addition I want to lay claim to it before anyone else thinks of it—and this serves as my first copyright notice about the "Bonesman" tale.

"Timmy" - Copyright - 2017 - Jephyr - All Rights Reserved
"Timmy" - Copyright - 2017 - Jephyr - All Rights Reserved

^ ^ ^ I finished this big ole brute last year—but don't think I've ever posted this final version—so will with this group of sketches.

His name is "Timmy."  : )


"Giddyup" - Copyright - 2017 - Jephyr - All Rights Reserved
"Giddyup" - Copyright - 2017 - Jephyr - All Rights Reserved

^ ^ ^  The sketch above started out LONG ago too.  I liked the original idea but was unhappy with some of it.

So I decided to re-draw it and just finished the pic above in the last day or so.

Originally it had a "cowboy, bull-rider" type guy on the back—and as I thought about it one day—the image of  a beautiful woman riding it and having the time of her life—popped into my head.

It definitely "lightened" the mood of the pic and I'm pretty happy over-all with the way this one turned out.


"Kharztan" - Copyright - 2017 - Jephyr - All Rights Reserved
"Kharztan" - Copyright - 2017 - Jephyr - All Rights Reserved

^ ^ ^  So in spite of what I said about portraits above—I still love creating them.

I noticed this older one from last fall in my sketchbook recently—and just put some final touches on him so I could share him today.

It just occurred to me too—that he and many other characters I've created could wind up in the Bonesman" story.


"The Meeting" - Copyright - 2017 - Jephyr - All Rights Reserved
"The Meeting" - Copyright - 2017 - Jephyr - All Rights Reserved

^ ^ ^ I'm not completely satisfied with the one above—but there are some elements about it I liked—so I'll go ahead and share it.

As I wrote in my last post here—I'm trying to infuse my art with "story"—so that looking at a single image will evoke the viewer to see more than just the picture itself.

If you've seen much of my other work—you'll know I also try to put a bit a humor in many images—and for me this does both.

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Thanks as always for stopping by.

See you again soon.





Tuesday, May 16, 2017

New Painting: "Enlightenment"

Hi!

On May 1, I created a blog entry here that rejoining Concept Art Sketchbook Forum had led me to go through some of my old "works in progress."

(See my new CA "Sketchbook" here:  http://www.conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php/327483-Jephyr-s-New-Sketchbook )

Anywho—I found a WIP sketch that I'd already done some work on—and decided to make that the next project—and hopefully get it finished at long last.

Working on it brought more than a few times of frustration—but thankfully, there were also a LOT of times when I felt Blessed by BIG "a-ha" moments of inspiration too!

I've been wanting to be able to infuse my work with "story"—so that it just isn't an interesting image to look at—but causes a viewer to fill in their own narrative about it too.

Of course—I have my own ideas about that for my image below—that I hope some will be led to see too.

So with all that in mind I'll present my final painting: "Enlightenment."

Digital Painting: "Enlightenment" - Copyright 2017 - Jephyr - All Rights Reserved
Digital Painting: "Enlightenment" - Copyright 2017 - Jephyr - All Rights Reserved

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And here's the original sketch and an early draft

"Enlightenment" - Original Sketch And Early WIP - Copyright 2017 - Jephyr - All Rights Reserved
"Enlightenment" - Original Sketch And Early W.I.P. - Copyright 2017 - Jephyr - All Rights Reserved
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 Thanks as always for stopping by...and if you're the last one out could you make sure to turn off the lights?

Thanks!

 : )

See you again soon!