I’m rather a fan of drawing my character Azra this way. I like drawing him looking almost dangerous but also a tad bit… sexy, in a way. This isn’t the first time I’ve drawn him with his tapetum lucidum or probably the last — a very animalistic trait of his that allows him to see in the dark. Continue reading Animal, 2017, In Progress Pics
I’ve been traveling down the ol’ history hole lately with these drawings of characters in various World War II attire. It’s no secret that both original characters Azra and Falco spent time serving in the military during World War II, and in fact, Azra had been wounded during battle which then started his downward spiral with drug addiction. Ah, the lives of our characters and their backstories.
Just wanted to share with you some of the in progress pictures I have for my work “Wounded”. This is less of an overall in progress chart and shows more of the steps I went through to finalize it. I thought by picture 3 I was done — but something felt off about it and I wasn’t sure what, so I sat on it for about a week before deciding to go back to it. I was glad I did! Adjusted a lot of things, added a lot of others, and overall made a stronger piece. After picture 3, you can see all the colors I tried out before finally settling on the final one. Continue reading Wounded, 2016, In Progress Pics
My original character Azra, as you probably know him through a lot of the personal works I’ve created, struggles with a lot of byproducts of PTSD (Including a lot of anxiety and a variety of other mental tics and symptoms). One of those is struggles is insomnia. It’s more of a reluctance thing. As with anyone who struggles with insomnia, he has trouble finding sleep when he wants it, and when he does it’s at seemingly random and/or unwanted times. On top of that, the sleep he does find is plagued with nightmares. Continue reading Hypnopompic Hallucination, 2016, In Progress Shots
Often times I think of characters of mine who so happen to fall into the category of “vampire” as more of wild beasts. They’re more like animals than anything; they act more as nocturnal carnivores rather than insatiable blood lusting beings. This may lend a lot to the idea that these characters dislike being called “vampire” or lumped in as such. They find the word says more about Dracula than it does about them. Continue reading Ungezähmt, 2016, In Progress Shots