Mal and Inara
Saturday, April 14, 2007

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



Saturday, April 14, 2007 11:45 PM


This is just excellent! Lovely piece of works, *xie xie ni* - Ali D :~)
You can't take the sky from me

Sunday, April 15, 2007 1:39 AM


Really shiny. If you don't mind me saying so I think this version of Mal is a bit better - maybe it's the presence of Inara.

Sunday, April 15, 2007 5:56 AM


Wow. You definately refined the details on this Mal. I'm gonna say pretty much perfect.

Sunday, April 15, 2007 6:05 AM


very nicely done!

Sunday, April 15, 2007 10:15 AM


You're an amazing painter!

Sunday, April 15, 2007 11:39 AM


all your stuff is just getting better and better!

**sits back and stares at picture for another half hour**

Sunday, April 15, 2007 12:06 PM


thank you So much for all the nice cooments!! It always inspires me to keep working on them! I agree, this Mal came out so much better than the other one - still not perfect, and well, it's ME, so you know there'll be more of Mal. <3 my cap'n!
This is painting #6, I've started a Jayne and a Zoe, we'll see which one gets finished first!

and before I forget, my hubby gets credit for this background :P

Tuesday, April 17, 2007 8:30 AM


Oh...this is all kinds of freakin' shiny, Shadesiren! Definitely some Grade A stuff;)

Even if someone twisted my arm to find something "off" about this, all I could say was that Inara's eyes - their angle or focus, I mean - seems to be at something on the ceiling instead of our beloved captain;)



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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