Thursday, August 30, 2012

What Time is it ? ADVENTURE TIME !!!

         Recently I finished a piece of art in honor of one of my new favorite shows:

Adventure Time Logo

        There's no need to gush about the show. Simply put I thinks it's awesome. Finn and Jake's crazy, random adventures in the Land of Ooo are always so entertaining.  If you've never watched the show I highly recommend it especially if you like random craziness and cute creatures kicking "butt".

        But back to my original point; I was finishing up on a fan-art image to Adventure Time when Mia told me about a web contest.  The contest is to create an Adventure Time image to put onto a t-shirt.  The contest is being held on a site called WE LOVE FINE and for the contest link "click here".

My original design
Design posted on shirt. This can be yours, just give the votes. 

       I entitled it "Pouty Time" and it is along the same style as my Gumpy Old Men series, and the concept is pretty simple.  "The adventures have to slow down some time, right?"

      I think it's ironic that I made the image knowing nothing about the contest. Talk about good timing! Even more ironic is awhile ago I posted a series that got pretty popular based on some famous Marvel Villains under the name Grumpy Old Marvel Villains. At around the same time I'd produced those images Welovefine was having a marvel villain contest. Talk about bad timing! 

     Hope you like the design and would like to own it. You can vote for it on the link below if you like it. Voting starts 9 /10 /12 so see you then. 

Link to vote on Pouty Time here --->  POUTY TIME !!!

Until Next Time !

Edited by : Mia Rose Cammisa

Monday, August 27, 2012

Space Ranger Mia

        Some of you out there have probably noticed that at the end of my blogs I put a byline that reads
"Edited by : Mia Rose Cammisa." I'm sure you all have wondered "Hey, who is that?" Well, IM GOING TO TELL YOU!  So sit back, grab your favorite carbonated beverage and prepare for a tale of wonder and excitement. 

        I've always had issues with reading and writing. I enlisted Mia to help with my blogs by translating them into "real" english for you all to enjoy, but she is much more than that.
        Mia is a writer and crafter. She writes about her crafts on her blog, Tiny Hands Crafts, and we even collaborate on projects time to time.  She also runs a small little web store on Etsy called Theda Vintage, where she sells vintage clothing.   So yes Mia is a good writer, artist, business women, martial artist, and all around great person, but did you also know that she is also a...


Mia riding an Anthonos on a strange planet surface.

       Thats right, Mia has traveled the suns and stars many times in her journey to discover the unknown and boldly go where nobody has gone before.  While we sit and celebrate about the "Mars Rover" Mia was riding Anthonos on the surfaces of strange planets.  While we where debating on wether or not to fund NASA's space programs Mia was fighting off lord Xenu for control of the planet.
      Yes Mia is a women of wonder and she is all mine.

Until Next Time !

and of course this blog is edited by : Mia Rose Cammisa

Monday, August 20, 2012

Video Game Character Sketches

       I love making little doodles in my sketchbook.  Sometimes I sit for hours and just draw. It doesn't matter if it turns out   good, bad or ugly; just to draw is enough.  I recently drew a series of quick sketches in my mole skin based on some of my most beloved video game characters.








     Fan art is always fun because I know I already like these characters. I'll keep you all posted whether or not I'll do more with them but for now bask in their glory.

Until Next Time!

edited by Mia Rose Cammisa

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Dealing with Demons

          A while back I showed an image in a post called "Making a deal with a Demon". You can view that post here > Click here.

          A lot went into that piece and I wanted to talk about the process that went into the final image.

Original sketch

           The original was drawn in my tiny mole skin sketch book that I use for drawing on the go. The idea was to make a lurking figure, crouched over and staring over its "victim."  The creature was always meant to be a demon but instead of a the classic demon with two horns and a tail, I this one to exhibit how other cultures have shown demons, and devils through ritual masks.

Well Demon sketch sheet

         The Well Demon was the main element for me, if I could make it work then the rest of the image would come together around it.  My first thought was to sketch out a demon mask without a connection to another culture but it started to look a little to bland and without much personality. So, I tried to mix elements of other tribal masks to create something unique and still familiar.

  For a while I considered a number of poses for the Well Demon,but in the end I liked the one I started out with. He is much more menacing crouched over his well and so the piece took on a haunted look. d

       At this point I had it all sketched out, the Demon, the setting and the composition. I knew I wanted to have a female figure as the person that came to make the deal with the demon.  There was only a small issue...

Early sketch of female figure, notice the difference in hair style.

       I hate admitting this, but I have always had trobule drawing "attractive" female characters.  My style tends to go more into cute or grotesque so unless I make the female overly cute I have always had issues in depicting female characters. This was a good chance to improve that skill.  I wanted to go for a slightly older women, so you can infer why she would make such a dangerous deal, perhaps to get back a lost loved one.
Early color for Well Demon.

       I always think of color as I draw so just filling them in is no problem, however I always make small changes as I go.

Final image.

I hope you liked seeing a little behind the scenes and looking at the evolution of this idea.

Until next time ! 

Edited by : Mia Rose Cammisa

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Little Tree Friend

      A tree's life must be very boring.  A tree can't move so it can't see new things or go to new places.  A tree doesn't talk much and when it does it really doesn't have anything new to say.  Yes, a tree's life isn't that exciting at all.  So a tree must learn to find fun and excitement anywhere it can, and in the case if Tree Jerry, that fun came in the form of a baby bird. 

Tree Jerry and his baby bird.

        Jerry loved to take care of his little bird which he named "blue".  Blue was left alone after her parents was forced to leave because of a storm. This left Jerry as Blue's adopted father of sorts.  He would play with Blue day after day.  If blue would to ever fall Jerry would catch him on his finger.  Jerry loved Blue and after Blue grew up and left, Jerry would talk endlessly to all who would listen about his little friend.  Years pasted by and the other trees grew tired of Tree Jerry's stories, and the boredom returned.  Until the day an adult Blue bird came to Jerry to build her nest.

Hope you enjoyied this little story and image.

What could of been.

        As a little treat here is originally how I was planing to make the image, it has a lot more focus on its ink work but in the end I feel the one I choose to go with just has more warmth to it.

Until next time !

Edited by : Mia Rose Cammisa