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.

Ahsoka Tano

This is my rendition of Ahsoka Tano.

My good friend, Vrykon, has asked a copy a few months ago for him to color, so I cleaned up my lines to make it easier for him to do so. Can’t wait to see it.

If anyone couldn’t tell from the original pencil lines, I took a certain “Heroes” star as inspiration to draw her face. Of course, I made it still have the attributes of Ahsoka (big eyes, pouty lips)  But I do hope its visible.

Also, some people thought that I made her more meaty than what is depicted in the movie/series. Well, simply put, I don’t like to draw very skinny arms on girls.

HB lead pencil on A4 copy paper. Digitally inked using Corel Painter X with a WACOM™ Intuos3 A5.

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.

Kurisu Kisaragi

Kurisu Kisaragi is © 2006 – 2008 *epyonavenger
All Intellectual Property Rights Reserved. No part of this image may be used without the expressed, written consent from the owners. Original character design created through to the Neverwinter Nights Game System.

Commissioned piece for *epyonavenger of his original character Kurisu Kisaragi. He gave me so many liberties on how to interpret his character in my own way. Took me a great while to finish it, and I am very thankful for his infinite patience. As a bonus, I made it into a Dagger Doll, which means what’s hidden under the armor can be seen by the owner of the image.

Pose is based on a 3D render of a female model I saw on the internet.

Blood Spectre

Blood Spectre is © BloodSpectre

Commissioned piece for BloodSpectre of his character Blood Spectre from the City of Heroes™ Massive Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game.

Because of his enormous wingspan, I had to extend my usual poster size width for this. First decaying character I’ve done.

HB pencil on 12 x 18 inch paper. Digitally inked in Painter X, colored in Photoshop CS2.

Noir: Zoé

Zoe is commissioned by jklst14.

Finally. One of the backlogged commission pieces I’ve had since the beginning of the year. Don’t even ask me why it took so long, I’m just happy it is finished.

Every aspect of this image was specifically asked by the commissioning party. The dark, gloomy shadows are my idea to give the image a noir feel to it. Inspired by the works of Frank Miller and the Sin City movie.

Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman is © 1941 – 2007 DC Comics™. Created by William Moulton Marston and Elizabeth Holloway Marston.

Been really a long while since I drew Wonder Woman (try since the 6th grade)… Princess Diana. I’ve been collecting the new rebooted Wonder Woman comics (after Infinite Crisis and 52), and I’m liking where they’re taking the character lately.

Faber Castell H Pencil on A4 copy paper. Digitally inked freehand using Corel Painter X. Colored using Adobe Photoshop CS2. Trying out a more painted look in the colors rather than the usual comicbook-style coloring.

Divebomb

Divebomb is © Jezebel1669.

Supposedly part of my $35 quick commission. It was upgraded to a full commission piece.

Her design was based on one piece done by Reiq of the same character, but I tweaked it to add in my own flare to Divebomb.

Tiger Lily and Vengeance

Tiger Lily and Vengeance are © 2007 SablePhoenix. Created through the City of Heroes ™ Online Game System.

A regular commission of the characters Tiger Lily and Vengeance in a romantic pose overlooking the cityscape.

All aspects of this image was specifically requested by the commissioning party.

Sinfernal

Sinfernal is © 2007 SunGryphon.

Commissioned piece. Pose based on a classic Bettie Page pin-up. A very interesting and a very challenging character to draw, color-wise. The chain is always a challenge to draw, and is a test to one’s patience. I feel like I’m practicing to draw Spawn and his many chains in his costume.

Kat D

Kat Dion is © 2007 Farlow Studios.

This is a simple ‘thank you’ for those who have been supporting me and my work all these years on deviantART.

Cheri Girl

A commissioned piece. She wanted to have me re-imagine her online persona. I opted to use the works of George Petty as inspiration, and took the orange-y shade of his 50’s pinup and how he usually poses his models. I had so much fun drawing this character, which I hope shows.

In loving memory to Cheryl Ochinero. On the night of September 8th 2007 she lost control of her motorcycle and struck a tree. Emergency-services personnel at the scene were unable to revive her. Cheryl was 27 years of age when she died.

Slamdance

Slamdance is © Jeremy Wilson.

Commissioned piece. Pose and character specified by the commissioning party. Based on designs provided through the City of Heroes™ Online game.

Digitally Inked in Painter IX and colored in Photoshop CS2.

KC: Happy Holidays 2006!

KC (Kristina Cassandra) © is 2003 – 2006 Farlow Studios.

This is an homage to the image I did of KC way back in 2003. Like another image I did in August of 2006, I’d like to see what improvements I’ve made over the years of being here in DA.

2006: Happy holidays to all. Thanks for the support.

Silver Age Darna

I’ve been a fan of Mars Ravelo since I was a kid.

This costume design was worn by the actress Gina Pareño in the movie “Darna and the Planetman” in 1969, so one could say that this was the Silver Age Darna.

Mars Ravelo’s Darna

Darna is ™ and © 1950 – 2006 Mars Ravelo.

I’ve been a fan of Mars Ravelo since I was a kid. I even am friends with one of the actresses that portrayed this filipino superheroine in the movies [the best actress to portray Darna in my opinion].

The pose is based on a publicity photo of Angel Locsin wearing the Darna costume.

Charlie’s Buckle

Charlie (Charlotte Fuentes) is © Jeremy Farlow.
Superman ™ and the Superman symbol are ™ and © DC Comics.

Always wanted to have a Superman belt buckle, so I thought I’d draw my favorite character Charlie wearing such a buckle.