Lady of the Earth

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The last of my Elemental Goddesses series. The rest in the series are:

Lady of the Water

and

Lady of the Flame

and

Lady of Metal

and

Lady of the Wind

So, this is a wallpaper of an Earth Elemental Goddess.

I’m trying to capture the “mood” of each elemental where water is sombre and serious while fire is wild and happy. Metal was supposed to be a strong, powerful character and Air a free spirited fairy

With Earth, I was trying to channel a life giving entity (hence the “World Tree”). Also, I thought the Earth was different from the other elementals, so I gave it a rainbow-colored background rather than a single toned one. The figure was more than a little inspired by The Birth of Venus by Botticelli

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Lady of the Wind

Lady of the Wind

Lady of the Wind

Ok, this is a continuation of the series of nude figures I am doing. Previous pieces in this series are…

Lady of the Water

and

Lady of the Flame

and

Lady of Metal

This new one is of a Wind (or Air) Elemental Goddess.

I’m trying to capture the “mood” of each elemental where Water is sombre and serious while Fire is wild and free. Metal was supposed to be a strong, powerful character.

With Air, I was going for a free spirited fairy kinda look.
Technique wise, I had a bit of problem thinking of a way to render something non physical like “air”, so I used leaves to try to create a “moving” effect… not sure if I succeeded

Lady of Metal

Iron Maiden

Still experimenting with elemental effects for now. This is one of first pieces I am trying out with an original character. It’s also the third nude figure I am doing after

Lady of the Water

 

and

Lady of the Flame

 

After the first two pieces, I decided I should do an elemental goddesses series.

So, this is a wallpaper of a Metal Elemental Goddess.

I’m trying to capture the “mood” of each elemental where water is sombre and serious while fire is wild and free. This third piece, metal, I am looking for a strong, powerful character and hence the “punching through a brick wall” effect

Technique wise, I am trying to create a Silver Surfer like effect for her skin, but I am currently lacking the necessary skills. Will prob revisit this one day

In a Flash

It’s New Comics Day again!

Really excited about the latest installments of Flashpoint, in spite of myself…

Decided to do up a piece on The Flash….

Slightly different from what I’ve done previously…

The thing about the Flash is all about his speed… Trying very hard to capture his kinetic nature.

It’s also one of my first time experimenting with a non black background. There’s a lot more to consider with regard to the color scheme to make sure that everything “goes”…

There’s also a lot more modeling to be done then the usual works…

(Not) Another Super Hero Death

That’s correct. The Fantastic Four is now the Fantastic Three.

The story has been building up for months and the secret is so confidentialĀ  that the comic books featuring the death were packaged in black polybags and not sold on newsstands.

For the umpteenth time, Marvel proclaimed that this death is “permanent and would have far reaching consequences in the Marvel Universe”.

Nice try, Marvel.

I have 2 words for you… “Steve Rogers”.

I don’t think anyone is holding their breath that this death would beĀ  permanent. They might die from oxygen deprivation. Wait… given the speed the resurrections occur these days, they might not…

So, the question to ask is… who died?

*Spoiler alert*

Just the third Human Torch in the Marvel Universe (after Jim Hammond and Taro), but then again, who’s counting? Like I said, nobody’s expecting the death to be permanent.

Johnny is easily the most accessible member of Marvel’s first family. Reed behaves like a general jerk, while Sue is possibly promiscuous with some not-completely-human species. Sure, Ben has the whole Frankenstein-ien misunderstood monster thing going for him, but seriously, there is only so much whining a guy can take from a comic book. So that leaves us with the stereotypical party animal, Johnny. Everyone loves a guy that lives fast and die young (literally) right? It shows us how good life can be if only you have the balls to have a blatant disregard for responsibility. What’s the fun of the Fantastic Four without Johnny?

So here’s a new render… my tribute to the 50 year old party animal – Johnny Storm… till you come back again.

My personal bet is the “resurrection” will occur within a year.