Digital Art

Digital “Sketch” Portrait Commissions (CLOSED)

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Below are the terms and conditions for these commissions. Sorry if it seems a little overbearing but I like to make sure people know what to expect from me and what I expect in return. If you’d like a commission at a higher resolution or have questions after reading this, please get in touch ^_^!

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Terms and Conditions (PLEASE READ CAREFULLY BEFORE CONTACTING ME):

– 10 slots available (One commission per slot). This offer is open for a limited time until further notice.

– The prices offered are for single character portraits only. (*NOTE: These sketches are worked on at a resolution of 72dpi and are suitable for screen viewing only!).

– I WILL draw original characters/custom game characters/animals.

– I WON’T draw nudity/gore/celebrities/licensed characters.

– These commissions are for personal, non-commercial use only and may not be copied, edited, reproduced or used for profitable gain.

– You MUST provide clear visual references to the character (face view, profile views and outfit). Text descriptions won’t be accepted on its own, but you are welcome to include a brief paragraph if you wish.)

– Copyright of characters featured in commissioned work remains with their respective owners. Copyright of the artwork itself remains with me. I reserve the right to display the work for self-promotional purposes only.

– Full payment, or at least a 50% deposit,  must be made once I’ve accepted your commission. (If a deposit is made, you agree to pay the remainder on completion of the work.)

– I will notify you via email once I’ve started your commission. I will only notify you again on completion of the work or if I run into any problems. (As I work on other projects in between, please allow between 1-3 months before contacting me about its completion.)

– I will offer you a full refund if I am unable to complete the work for personal reasons, or if I haven’t yet begun work on your commission after three months and you would like your money back. (Please don’t commission me if you think you might change your mind later.)

– I will ONLY accept payment via PayPal.

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If you’ve read the terms and would still like to order a digital sketch portrait , please send me an email at “” stating you have read and accepted the terms and include the following info:

1) What you would like me to draw.
2) Reference images/character sheet (Images should clearly display the character’s face and outfit. Please send up to 5 jpegs max or alternatively, provide safe links to your reference images.)
3) Further description (Optional. Please limit this to a brief paragraph.)
4) Email address for correspondence purposes.
5) Clearly indicate “Digital Sketch Portrait Commission” in the subject header of your email.

If I accept your commission, I will send you further details on how to pay me via paypal.Thanks for reading and I hope to hear from you ^_^!

Dear Deer

So, one morning I woke up with an image of a deer with antlers that bloom flowers. I’m not quite sure why I had this image in my mind but I thought it was too interesting and vivid an image not draw, so I did :D!  (If you like this image, a print is available for you to buy from my new INPRNT store here.)

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How dear can a deer get? 🙂 I really enjoyed working on this illustration. Created directly on Photoshop.
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On the left is the sketch of my initial idea. On the right is sketch I did using reference for the deer’s face.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B is for Basilisk

It’s been months since I’ve completed my ‘Aspidochelone’ piece so I thought it’s about time that I’ve completed my BASILISK!

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The Basilisk is the king of serpents that is born from the yolkless egg of a seven year old rooster, hatched by a toad. Because there is no definite look to a basilisk I drew inspiration for it’s design directly from the creature’s background.
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To get an idea for the visual look of the basilisk, I did quick study sketches of related animals from looking at photos on the internet.
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Initial design sketches of my basilisk. I wanted to avoid giving it the characteristics of a dragon.
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Secondary ideas. It’s the ‘King of Serpents’ so even though I quite like the legged versions, in the end I opted for the more snake-like design.

The basilisk has the ability to turn anyone to stone with just one glance. I don’t know if that’s on eye contact or if it can turn anything to stone just by looking at it, but personally I think its either by eye contact or at will. As this creature is the king of serpents I decided that I’d really like to include the rooster crown to symbolise it. I think the final design works rather well but the fun thing about this creature is that there is no definitive look to it and you could really take its design into many directions. I’m not sure how many hours it taken me to complete the illustration as I’ve been working on it on and off but I might try alternate versions of this basilisk in future.

A is for Aspidochelone

Finally, my first post of the year. We are three months into 2015 but anyway, Happy New Year!

I’ve realised recently that I don’t draw creature art often enough so I’ve decided to challenge myself by drawing an A-Z of mythical creatures (one creature for each letter of the alphabet). I got the idea after finding an A-Z of fantasy creatures in an old issue of ImagineFX so I’ll be basically creating my own versions of each creature listed in that (I hope I’ll be able to keep this up).

So without further ado, here is my rendition of an ASPIDOCHELONE.

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My rendition of an Aspidochelone, a mythical creature resembling a gigantic turtle, often mistaken for an island by sailors (produced in Photoshop CS2).
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WIP shots of development stages.
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On closer inspection there is a ship… and on closer inspection, the ship’s crew have just realised that is not an island.

This probably took me between 7-9 hours to complete at 300dpi (over the course of two days, I lost track of time). I didn’t know what an Aspidochelone was before. It was described as a giant turtle big enough to be mistaken for an island, so with this in mind, I took inspiration from images of turtles and rocky coastlines and tried combining the two elements together. I practiced sketching a few turtles before starting the main image and mainly took reference from the “Loggerhead turtle” as a base. I also thought that if the creature is mistaken for an island so often, its skin might be exhibiting an earthy, rock like texture so I’ve tried to illustrate that in the image. Overall I’ve tried to depict the creature as less of a monster and more of an unknowing animal that’s just going about its own business. I hope I succeeded!

The Sun King

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My characterised version of King Louis XIV. I’m planning to feature him in one of my comics.
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Work in progress shots. The final piece looks considerably different to the original sketch.

A stylised, characterised version of King Louis XIV (who was given the name “The Sun King”). He had the longest reign as a monarch in Western Europe (75 years)! Anyway, I had a go at painting him as I want to include him in a comic I am planning. I won’t say too much about it just yet, but its going to be set in historical France. I wanted to give this image a classic feel to it and tried to imitate baroque style paintings (classic painting always inspire me in some way ^_^).

I’ve decided to go ahead and plan out my comics. I’ve had so many ideas in my head for a very long time so I’m going to try my best to bring them out to fruition (I really hope I do u_u).

I Entered the Voltage Character Design Contest Last Year…

…But I didn’t place as a winner so I’ll post up my entry here on my blog :). I wasn’t even sure if I wanted to enter the competition but decided to give it a shot with only one week remaining (I really had to rush my entries, I should’ve learned by now not to leave things till the last minute). Entrants had to follow a given brief and there were two parts to the entry, two character designs and an illustration.

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Voltage contest entry part 1. Character A is a serious, lawyer type.
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Voltage contest entry part 1. Character B is a mischievous, college student type.
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Voltage contest entry, part 2. Random heroine caught in a sudden embrace with the lawyer character.
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Initial sketch drawn on paper and the simplified, edited sketch on Photoshop.

I spent so long on the actual designs I was only left with one day to get the illustration done :(. I would’ve preferred to spend more time on the illustration but never mind. It was a good experience overall :D. Details and winners of the contest can be viewed here.

 

Digital Painting Practice

Artwork © Pamela Lokhun 2014
Painted digitally on Photoshop CS2.
Artwork © Pamela Lokhun 2014
Work in progress stages in the painting process.

A digital painting of Keanu Reeves I did recently. Yep, I actually worked up the nerve to attempt painting a portrait directly on Photoshop. I was going to give up before even getting halfway through but I told myself not to (I think I did pretty good overall :))! I think I’ll try painting more like this in future.