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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Masked Shrike

The Masked Shrike is © 2009 Kelly Rhodes. Image is © Jeremy Farlow.

I based the character’s face and expression on the great Lauren Bacall. The design of the interior of her home is base on classic 50s movies, and the golden glow reflects her powers as I understand them. Again, trying to use more simplified coloring techniques.

Penciled on 11″ x 17″ sketchpad. Digitally inked on Painter X. Colored and finished in Photoshop CS4.

Shoot Em Up!

Sunshine is © Farbrook. Image is © 2008 – 2009 Farlow Studios. All Intellectual Property Rights Reserved.
No part of this image may be used, reposted or reproduced in any manner or format without the expressed, written permission from the owners.

I was rummaging through my old backup files looking for a few studies I did for my website re-design, when I found this one. I have completed this image alongside my work with OrangUtan Comics Studio in October and completely forgot about it.

This was the first time I tried to do a more simplified coloring to my technique along with a more animated look to my line art. Inspired mostly by the works of Adam Hughes and Art Adams.

The mesh and lace patterns of her peasant skirt came from here.

Tiamat

Tiamat is © 2008 Teri-Minx. Created by Teri-Minx Image is © 2008 Jeremy Farlow. All Intellectual Property Rights Reserved.
No part of this image may be used without the expressed, written permission of the owners.

Commissioned by Teri-Minx. All aspects of this image was based upon Teri’s input.

The goddess Tiamat demonstrating her command over the elements and the earth. Took me awhile to finish this one. Those rocks took the longest time to color, believe it or not.

Penciled on an A3 sketchpad. Digitally inked in Painter X and colored in Photosshop CS3.

Walkiria Smash

Walkiria is © 2008 Teri-Minx. Created by Teri-Minx.

Walkiria after a fierce battle with her nemesis, UltraWoman, taking her down and a city block or two as well. She uses the piece of UltraWoman’s torn costume to wipe the sweat off her brow.

Commissioned by Teri-Minx. All aspects of this image was from Teri’s input.

Penciled on an A3 sketchpad. Digitally inked in Painter X and colored in Photosshop CS3.

Thunderbird

Thunderbird is © 2008 Teri-Minx. Image is © 2008 Farlow Studios.
All Intellectual Property Rights Reserved. No part of this image may be used without the expressed, written consent from the owners.

Commissioned by Teri-Minx. The commissioning party was very specific to what she wanted for her character Thunderbird, and I was very happy to oblige.

Penciled on 11″ x 17″ sketchpad. Digitally inked on Corel Painter X. Colored in Photoshop CS3.

Soul Train

Soul Train is © 2008 George Erhard. Image is © 2008 Jeremy Farlow.
All Intellectual Property Rights Reserved. This image may not be used in any manner without the expressed, written consent of the owners.

Commissioned piece for ProfessorBlues of his character Soul Train. All aspects of this image was by request of the commissioning party.

He wanted a 1970s disco vibe to the background, and I have this compilation audio CD of 1970s motown disco music and I took inspiration from the cover design.

Aurora Chase

Aurora Chase is © E. G.McCann. 
Commissioned piece for E.G. McCann of his character Aurora Chase from The City of Heroes ™ MMORPG. The line art of the Mustang Boss 302 she’s sitting on [requested by the commissioning party] was traced by me from a picture found on the internet.

The colors are all me, using a number of 302 images as reference.

Lady Xi

A commissioned piece based on inputs from the commissioning party.

Using all the inputs from the clients, they allowed me to interpret the character to the best of my skills. The character is loosely based on a real person.