Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Was debating on doing either Jayne or Zoe next, so I settled on Simon. :P as always, I love the comments, you guys have been a lot of help - should have the re-finished Kaylee up tonight!



Tuesday, April 10, 2007 6:08 PM


I'm rather fixated on his nose - makes me think maybe I have a shot at getting Mal's right...

Tuesday, April 10, 2007 6:40 PM


gotta say, the jaw looks absolutely perfect to me :)

Tuesday, April 10, 2007 6:41 PM


(sorry, not meaning to imply that the rest wasn't shiny, that just stuck out as 'specially good)

Wednesday, April 11, 2007 1:48 AM


That is a might fine piece of man - er, art.


Wednesday, April 11, 2007 10:24 AM


good stuff. I especially like the background. Heh.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007 6:07 PM


Background is nice, but don't know if it suits the Doc. Jaw, eyebrows, nose and hairline all really good: black hair is a pain due to lack of highlights.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007 6:08 PM


the comment about black hair was a statement about drawing black hair generally, not a criticism of your work :)

Saturday, April 14, 2007 8:04 PM


Damn...his eyes are strangely hypnotic;)

Excellent stuff here, Shadesiren! Definitely can't wait to see how you handle the rest of the BDHs;)



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The Fanbag
I bought this little kit to "decorate your own messenger bag" - well, of course, I had to print out my own sheet of extra iron-ons, so I ended up with several firefly references, including quotes, the outline Serenity patch (upper right corner) and blue sun logo (on the strap). Was a really fun project! Can't wait to try and make a nicer one - this was kinda practice, but it fits my art stuff (my sketchbook and pencil case) so I'll still be using it till the nicer one is made.

Cap'n Dicey Morgan
Did a painting of Dicey Morgan, captain of the Oberon ( Her skin tone is off, and it's messed up her eyes, but aside from that, I'm pretty happy with the rest. First one with a body. Hand Painted in PSP 9.

Mal and Inara
Painting version of one of my favorite Mal & Inara pictures. Based on the Promotional photo, a painting of the lovebirds.

I finally attempted Mal. It's not perfect, but I'm still pretty happy with it. Based on another promo photo, painted by hand in paint shop pro 9.

Was debating on doing either Jayne or Zoe next, so I settled on Simon. :P
as always, I love the comments, you guys have been a lot of help - should have the re-finished Kaylee up tonight!

I decided to try a guy - since Mal's big beautiful nose intimidates me still (it's kinda bumpy), anyway, I decided to try Wash. I've always had a real hard time drawing men that look like men (let's just say I drew a lot of male "elves' - to explain away the girliness lol). I'm happy to say Wash doesn't look girly in this.. although, his lips are kinda pink... :P Another hand-painted in PSP 9, with a wacom art tablet (or else I'd never even attempt this!).

based on a favorite pic of Kaylee. I had a hard time with her skin - the tones weren't dramatic, and it was hard to get any definition with such similar colors. I so need to take a class on this stuff, lol. Another all hand-done digital painting, done in PSP 9.

Inara Portrait
Based on a promotional photo of Morena Baccarin - much better results than my previous effort. Hand painted in PSP 9 with Wacom tablet. Comments and criticisms welcome!

Female - Portrait of Inara
I did this based on a screencapture of Inara in Serenity TM, after Mal tells her "Good answer". I loved that look, that smile. I can't say I'm one hundred percent thrilled with the results, but as a first try at something like THIS, I'm pretty pleased, overall.

River Wallpaper by Hell's Kitten
Posting it for her, she was having technical difficulties