Charlie Celebrates 2012!

Charlotte “Charlie” Fuentes and Image is © 2012 Farlow Studios. All Intellectual Property Rights Reserved.

Happy 2012 everyone! Let’s hope 2012 will be a better year than the last. I used a stock photo of fireworks for the background I got a few years back, so I don’t remember where I purchased it from. Pose is based on a number of references, combined in order to make her leg into that particular pose.

Have a Happy New YEAR!

Andrea and Katie

Andromeda and Neutrino Bombshell are © and ™ TexanJoe.

Part two of a two-image high resolution commissioned line art for TexanJoe of his original characters.

This is an image that I can say I am pleased to have done, only because I rarely get to draw these type of scenarios, and I’m particularly good at it. Took a lot of time on this in the concept stage. Did a few number of different poses, angles, and framing before coming up with this.

Stunning colors by Danielle Alexis St. Pierre. She had set the mood just right with the right hues.

The Girls of 408 2011 Edition

Charlie, Alex and Joey are © and ™ 2011 Farlow Studios. All Intellectual Property Rights Reserved.

Happy 11-11-11 (whatever that means to you)!

Because this day is considered somewhat a special day, I wanted to do something special as well for fan-art Friday. I created Alex, Charlie and Joey during my college years. They were nothing more than doodles of my ideal girls, made mostly out of boredom waiting for the next class to begin.

Jump to 2003 and my introduction to DeviantART. After so many years of not drawing the girls, I took pencil and paper and drew them in 2004. After that, as my skill evolved, so did they. As I learn the inner workings of digital illustration and re-learn the things that I forgot to do, they got fleshed out more and more. Throughout the past 7 years, their look reflected the skills that I’ve acquired.

Its only fitting that on this day, November 11, 2011, that I solidify them as I move forward to the future of these three very lovely fictional characters of mine.

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Charlie MJ Tribute

“Darkness Falls Across The Land…The Midnight Hour Is Close At Hand…Creatures Crawl In Search Of Blood…To Terrorize Y’awl’s Neighborhood… ” – from Michael Jackson’s Thriller as performed by Vincent Price

I always wanted to draw one of my characters wearing the iconic Thriller jacket, so from that thought came about this image. Charlie fits perfect for I made her a Michael Jackson fan like me, and she likes to dress up (or, in this case, undress). I pretty much sketched, inked, and colored this one in a matter of 6 hours, give or take a few tweaks as the day went.
There are small elements in the image that gives homage not only to Michael Jackson’s Thriller, but to [some degree] a few of my favorite horror movies.

Maneki Girl Reprise

Meet Bo.

The pose is inspired by an image I found while searching for possible pin-up poses to add to my ever-growing archive. Bo is loosely based on model Faye Reagan and Julianne Moore. The coloring style I experimented with is mostly freehand in Photoshop using a number of custom brushes of my own. Still experimenting to improve that skill.

I always wanted to do this pose for the difficulty of it. The shape of the thighs and knees when in this pose and angle create such an awkward shape it makes it a challenge to pull off which hopefully I did.

The Vosz

The Vosz is © Farlow Studios.

Long time since I posted anything new and/ or colored by me.

This was a [supposed] commission from more than a year ago. Pretty much I was asked to design a character that has a dominatrix vibe. The original design was more revealing and holding a electrified whip. Let’s just say the original character never got finished (abandoned commission).

As I was looking through my archives found it again after more than a year. Redesigned her entire costume, replaced the whip, added a hood. The only thing pretty much remained was her face, which is based on model Zoe Voss (thus the name The Vosz). Thinking of just giving it to her, if I find a way to get a message out to her.

The coloring style is an homage (as well as an amalgam) to all the great colorists that have done good to my humble lines.

Marshal Forces: Chimera

Chimera™ and Marshal Foces™ are © It’s A Go Studios.

Always love drawing these kinds of characters, where you have to show their personality in the their faces and poses and not rely on their costumes to convey it. Sort of a companion image for Indigo.

Colors by the awesome Eddy-Swan.

The Troubleseeker

Troubleseeker is © Troubleseeker.

When I saw this character the first thing that came into mind was the character Snake Eyes from G.I. Joe, so I wanted to pose the character in such as way that it conveys something similar to the silent ninja.

Colors by the awesome Eddy Swan.

Repha’Im

Repha’Im / Cass is © Seidooryuu.

First commission booked for 2011. All aspects of this line art is based on the references and input from her creator Seidooryuu.

I’m slowly improving how I draw wings. They are the most difficult to draw in my opinion.

colors by Eddy-Swan

Susan’s Coffee

Starbucks™ and the Starbucks Logo are ™ and © Starbucks Corp. All Intellectual Property Rights Reserved.

Its not really an image of a certain Susan, but I like the wordplay. Specifically drawn for a Christmas exchange gift using a Starbucks “Create Your Own” Tumbler.

Personally signed for authenticity.

Vemere

Vemere is © Stormweather.

Commissioned by Stormweather of his character Vemere. Pose and how it is digitally painted are inspired by various pinups done by the greats Elvgren and Vargas. I’m using a much more natural painted look effect for this one.

Supergirl

Supergirl/Kara Zor-El is © DC Comics. Created by Otto Binder and Al Plastino. Reinvented by Jeph Loeb and Michael Turner.

My lines colored by a fellow filipino Omi Remalante, Jr. Just tweaked the brightness a pinch to make the reds and blues pop more. I love his style, particularly the toning of the shadows in the skin, her hair and that nose that I wish I could do in my colorings as well.

Vel Venturi

Vel Venturi is © TheMaskedShrike. Star Wars © LucasFilm.

Commissioned image for TheMaskedShrike for her Vel Venturi character. She wanted an image that could be placed on the nose of an X-Wing Fighter, so I opted to pose her character as such and digi-paint it to look as if it could actually be painted on an X-Wing.

Sketched and inked in Corel Painter. Colored in Photoshop with an Intuos3.

Atratus Relaxed

Atratus is © Sara (surname withheld).

Commission piece. Composition idea came from Sara. This piece gave me a chance to re-examine (and re-learn) my knowledge in human anatomy.

Airhead Aweigh

Airhead is © Fairgo.

The commission called for the character Airhead dancing with a jellyfish. This automatically made me think of the classic movie Anchor’s Aweigh and the scene where Gene Kelly dances with Jerry Mouse, thus his pose and demeanor. Also took inspiration from Fred Astaire.

Took awhile to make because of my tendonitis.

Sketched and colored in Photoshop CS4, inked in Painter 11.

Joey Loves

Josephine “Joey” Burns is created by Jeremy Farlow.

Her hands say it all.

Terratonic strips

Terratonic is © Terrafan02.

Commission piece. General idea came from Erica. She expressed liking my rendition of Thunderbird and wanted a similar looking pose for her character. Not wanting to mirror the said image, I took reference from different stock images to come up with this final piece. The mostfun I had making this image (even though I have tendonitis on my left hand while making it).

Freddy Black’s Douglas O’Neal

Douglas O’Neal is © Freddy Black All Intellectual Rights Reserved.

If you notice a resemblance to the Incredible Hulk movie poster starring Ed Norton, its because the commissioning party wanted a similar layout for his original character.

Photoshop CS4 and Painter 11.

Alex Welcomes 2010

Alexandra Evans is created by Jeremy Farlow.

Just a quick Photoshop/Painter/Photoshop digital work of my redhead Alex to wish you all a Happy 2010. A good way to end my 2009.

Cameron and Meleanna

Cameron and Meleanna are © 2009 their respective owners.

I find more satisfaction on drawing characters in such settings and situations than in the usual pin-up and action poses. There’s this challenge in trying to convey the characters’ personalities and their relationship to one another in one image.

These characters are based on reference images and text descriptions from the commissioning party, so no actual character designs were made of them prior to this.

Just a little trivia; the alignment of the stars in relation to the moon is an almost exact placement to Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night.

Hope more images like this lands on my drawing table.

Reina Sylvain

Reina Sylvain created by Basho5eyes. Artwork is © 2009 Farlow Studios. All Intellectual Property Rights Reserved.
No part of this image may be used without the expressed, written consent from the owners.

Reina Sylvain is about 5 feet tall, and I tried to frame her about that size in proportion to how I usually draw my characters.I liked her fiery personality and I hope it shows.

I took this chance to try and emulate two artists on how they color skin in Photoshop. One is Adam Hughes, the other is Scott Blair. Simplifying the light and shades on the skin helps me overall in cutting down a few minutes in my coloring.

Storren Gethe

Storren Gethe is © 2009 chillrb. Image is © 2009 Farlow Studios. STAR WARS and related properties are © 2009 Lucasfilm Entertainment Company Ltd. or Lucasfilm Ltd. All rights reserved.

This Mirialan Sith character is an original creation of chillrb for the upcoming Star Wars: The Old Republic MMORPG. Design of his costume was based on a few references of Sith lord costumes and Stormtrooper armor.