We are now in week two and I realized that I am just horrible with posting everyday so I am just going to post once a week with all the drawings that I need to post. This will make life a lot easier on me. I am sorry if you really wanted to come to my blog every day and see what I was doing. It is going to be a once a week deal. Without further a due here are the drawings that you came to look at.
This one is role switch. I like the idea behind this card. It will be awesome once it is done. I think this is one I will have to show you once it is done.
This one is Relic Buster. This is a very important card in the came. I do believe that everyone is going to want to have at least one of these in their deck when they are playing.
Meteor shower. This one is going to rely a lot on color. Stay tuned for that.
Earth spikes was really fun to draw. I wouldn't like to get impaled with this magic spell.
This is the antidote card. This is going to be another one of those cards that everyone is going to have in the deck. Any card that can get rid of poison is going to be an important card.
Lastly I wanted to share a finished card with you. This is called power glove. I think that every now and again I will share a finished card. Just so that you know I am actually finishing them up.
Thanks for looking. I look forward to hearing your thoughts on these cards.
Hello and welcome to the new daily challenge. As promised here are the images that I said that I would be uploading
Here is the first one. I always knew that my Dad was out doing special stuff with the army, but then I saw him in a episode of G.I. Joe and I just knew that it was him. It looked just like him. So much so that I even went out and bought the toy so that he had to explain himself. But, alas he just laughed at me and said that it wasn't him. Even though it might be true that it isn't him I had to draw Sgt Stalker
Here is number two. Since I was corrected on who the best ninja actually is and the attention that this character that I created was getting I thought I should go ahead and do up a sketch card for him too. Here is Shadow Snake. This card already sold at the Chicago Comic Con. I guess I really do need to do more drawings of this character.
Now we move on to the the new daily challenge and start showing off some Dark Legacy cards that I have penciled. Some of these might come off a boring but you will just have to trust me and believe that I will make it look really cool by the time it is finished. So, let's get started
I am currently working on all the magic cards for the first set. The first card that I would like to show you is Blizzard.
I know I know it doesn't exactly look like much but I have a good idea of what it is going to look like once it is done and I needed the background to be more minimal for it to work. This is one of those ones where you are just going to have to trust me.
Next is Fire Storm. I had a lot of fun drawing this one. I was making a lot of swooshing and explosion sounds in the airport when I was drawing it. People thought I was crazy but hey what do I care I am an artist and I am aloud to make noises when I draw.
Earthquake is next. All I did for this one was look at a couple of earthquake pictures and put them together. Nothing like taking three or four disaster pictures and putting them together to make one really awesome destruction picture.
The next one I did was Laser Eyes. I didn't really know where to go with t
his one. I was think about Cyclops from X-men and how he would
shoot his eye beams, but I thought that would be too obvious. I was then told that I need to draw more women so this is what came out of that conversation.
Lava Gusher was fairly easy I had reference and I drew it. I like the way it looks and I am eager to color this one so that it can be finished. I think this might be one of the better looking ones once it is done.
Lastly is going to be Tornado.
I like this one because once I started showing this image around the studio, my studio mates were telling me that the planet that Dark Legacy takes place in is going to be a very dangerous one. Not only is the Kaiser destroying everything but there are all these natural disasters that are so strong that people have to worry about. I laughed and said that you have to be pretty tough to survive on the planet Titan.
I hope that you enjoyed the images that I posted to catch us up to where I am supposed to be in my daily challenge. Thanks for looking. See you tomorrow.
If you have been following me for the last two weeks you know that I should have put up seven new sketch cards for last week. I am sorry that I didn't. I realized that I have a problem with trying to sabotage my own project schedule. It became really clear to me on day seven when I still didn't do any work for Dark Legacy, which is the project that I am supposed to be working on. It was at that point that i knew that I had done it again. Luckily for me it was only seven days.
My wife who knows that I do this from time to time didn't yell at me about not finishing my projects but she let me figure it out for myself, which was bitter sweet, but I thank her for that. After I came the the realization of the mistake that I made there was this distant voice that came from the living room, that said, "I told you not to do that and here you are doing it again".
I knew that I had do make a change.
I like the idea of being responsible for a drawing a day so I am going to continue with that idea, just that you are going to see a lot of pencil work for Dark Legacy cards. So that might be a bit boring or not what you want to see but this is how I can do what my buddies are doing and still keep my deadline for Dark Legacy. So, I have the work for last week for you. Yes I know I should have posted this earlier but... I didn't, sorry. My next post will have the two sketch cards that I did for last week and the six drawings that I owe everyone from last week and today. I hope that you will still want to look at what I produce on a daily basis.
Thanks for taking an interest in my work and I hope that you like the beginning stages of the Dark Legacy cards.
The first week of the challenge is over and the triptych is finished. I think that it came out pretty good, but I will let you be the judge of that.
To end my triptych of not the greatest ninja ever, I ended with Dice. He is the companion of Slice. that's right Slice and Dice. Hey you know what they were cool when I was a kid. Any way. I had to look him up as well. It had been a while since I saw his costume. But, once I saw it, it all came back to me. So tell me what you think.
2.5 x. 3.5 color sketch card
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I have to admit that I liked working on all three of these cards and I think that they came out well together. I hope that you liked looking at all three of these sketch cards by themselves as much as you will like looking at them together. So, I won't keep you waiting any longer.
Slice, Night Creeper and Dice
Three 2.5x3.5 color sketch cards
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Thanks for stopping by and looking and the final piece. Please tell me what you think and keep coming back, because there is going to be more G.I. Joe goodness for the rest of the month
here is a night creeper. I never really could get behind these guys. There were always a lot of them and they always seemed to be getting their butts kicked. So that is why I thought they should be part of the not the great ninja ever triptych. I actually had to look this one up. I didn't really know what they looked liked. The triptych is coming along. Make sure to stop by tomorrow to see all of them together.
Here we are at day five, and well I just had to draw another ninja. I know that I posted before about the best ninja ever. Then I was told about a different ninja who would rival the best ninja ever for his title. Well let me tell you something this guy isn't it.
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Slice was never one of my favorite ninja's. I really thought that it was kind of stupid to have a fencing mask on as a ninja but he what do I know. Since I did slice you know that dice has to come as well. So I figured that I could do a triptych with ninjas that just weren't really that awesome, but should get some love in my G.I. Joe sketch card month. Be sure to find out what the triptych will look like once it is all done.
As I am moving along with this sketch card challenge, I asked my self, why haven't you drawn Storm Shadow yet? I really didn't have an answer, so I drew Storm Shadow. He is my favorite Ninja. I only wish they would write him as if he was more of a threat. He always seems to be bested by Snake Eyes. It never seems to go the other way. Snake Eyes is the good guy therefore he has to win all the time. I probably shouldn't get on this rant again so I will leave you with
Storm Shadow Sketch Card by Bryan "Kaiser" Tillman
I am moving right along with this challenge. I am actually pretty happy with myself at the moment. Normally at this time in a challenge that I give myself I stop, because I think I can use my time in other places. For some reason, at least at this point I still feel pretty good about do the challenge. Maybe it is because I am doing G.I. Joe or know that I am going to be able to do some really cool sketch cards from 80's cartoons and pop culture. Whatever it is I am glad that have it for this challenge.
So, I was going to do Storm Shadow but something made me do the Baroness first. I didn't draw the typical Baroness. I have her more in relaxed outfit, but I think that you still know that it is her.
Let me know what you think.Thanks for stopping by Kaiser.
Here we are at day two and I get to post what I wanted to post on day one. I guess that will teach me to leave my artwork at work instead of bringing it home with me. Live and learn. Here is Snake Eyes for your viewing pleasure
I forgot to mention that all sketch cards are for sell. They are $15 each. Shipping is included in the United States. International shipping at $2.
Let me know what you think and thanks for joining me on this adventure.
Today marks the first day of the 365 day sketch card challenge. I am going to be doing one sketch card a day from now until the end of July 2012. For those of you who don't know I am doing this challenge because a couple of my friends are doing similar things. Robert Atkins is doing a sketch a day and Ty Romsa is going to be doing a fully detailed painting once a month.
With them doing great stuff I wanted to join the party, so I decided to do sketch cards because neither of my friends was doing that. That way we are all doing something different. With that I needed to have a theme for what I was doing for the next 365 days and well what can I say based on Rob's suggestion I am going with all things 80's. It wasn't a hard choice to make once he said that. For the first month I am going to be doing G.I. Joe.
I have to say that I am off to a bad start. I was going to start and end with Snake Eyes and Storm Shadow, it is a personal thing, but I left the sketch card that I was working on at work. When I got home and noticed that I didn't have the Snake Eyes that I wanted to finish with me I had to create something else and so at 10:30pm I started working on Cobra Commander.
I am off to a rocky start but tune in tomorrow to see the next sketch card in the G.I. Joe month.