Tuesday, May 31, 2011

10:14 PM

New Painting titled "Pink Super Earth (Xianthen-18)"

Hey everyone,

I was motivated today to paint something different from my usual work.

I love astronomy and I think that the universe is the ultimate artist - it is an incredible source of inspiration to me. I am so fascinated with the cosmos and all the possibilities of finding other earth-like worlds - even in our own Milkyway galaxy.

I decided to create my own planet, which I've made to look somewhat similar to our world but incapable of supporting life from earth. This planet would be 3-times the mass of Earth and is surrounded by rings of diamond-rich asteroids. The 4 moons create enormous tides in its seas of liquid argon. The argon atmosphere ignites with light caused by surges of radiation of a nearby pulsar. If this planet could support any form of life, they'd likely be very flat and luminescent from the electrified atmosphere.

I'm planning on painting a landscape based off of this planet soon!

About a few hours of work done in Photoshop.

Thanks for looking and for your visit! :)

Tanya

Monday, May 23, 2011

7:25 PM

New artbook cover art work-in-progress

Hey everyone!

Here is a small work-in-progress preview section of the new cover art for my upcoming art book which I hope to finish soon. As I've mentioned before (in my previous posts) the art book will include many new paintings (which will not be featured on my website, blog or other online galleries) as well as short stories and painting walk-throughs explaining a bit about my work-flow and painting process. This painting should be finished soon (as well as the art book) but there is still quit a lot of work I want to do on it and a lot more detail that I want to add. I love painting small details! :D

Hope you all like it so far and thanks for your visit!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

9:15 PM

Sailor Moon Fan-art work-in-progress titled "After the Battle"

Update: This painting is now finished! you can see it here

Hey everyone! :)

Just thought I'd post a work-in-progress that I recently started.

When I was a young teen, I used to watch Sailor Moon with my little cousin after school. I recently happened upon an old episode on YouTube and decided to watch a bit of the series again. It brought back a ton of memories and inspiration to create this painting.

The show is geared toward young girls so it doesn't contain much more than Serena and Darien (aka Usagi and Mamoru) kissing and I guess since I'm now older and I've watched so many R-rated shows such as The Tudors and Spartacus - I wanted to paint a slightly more erotic/sensual and realistic depiction of them together.

This image is for all you older Sailor Moon fans who always hoped to see a bit more from Serena and Daren. ;)

Overall I think the image is coming along nicely and it's been a lot of fun to work on. There is still so much work I want to do on it. His face especially needs a lot of work most of it is still in shadow now. I want to maintain as much likeness as I can to the original anime characters whilst making them look more realistic.

I should be able to finish it soon.

Thanks for your visit :)

Tanya

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