"THE NEON DRAGON"
This took HOURS! My best work so far though, and it was well worth the hours. I guess I don't have much to say about the thing except for the fact that it was partially inspired by deep sea creatures. I also like the fact that I'm not bad at neon lights.
Dan mah man wanted me to design a shirt for him for KMR (Kaiju Movie Review), a thing I'm proudly a part of. He DID like the design, which is pretty cool. I like it too, a great step up from the other title card.
Two dogs... tearing the shit outta each other. What can I say? It's a dog eat dog world. I guess this is somewhat of an ode to how disgusting dog fighting is. At the same time, people aren't really that different, are they?
So, with another work gone wrong (not terribly wrong to the point of giving up on it or anything, but wrong enough to table the idea for now to come up with something a little different and hopefully appealing to my watchers), I decided to start over, this time with a better idea.
I know I don't usually do this, but I'm actually going to tell you how I did this (I'm thinking of posting tortorials soon but I find that they take a while to do).
What I did was, First, I started off with a basic red screen (Or any other color if you want to get creative). Then I grabbed a Godzilla picture a set it into a setting called "Threshold" (Image>Adjustments>Threshold). You have to play around with it for a while until you get it the way you want it. You'll see that your Godzilla (Or any other picture of choice) will be very... sharp. Basically, it'll be black and white. Unless you want to keep it black and white, the way to change the white to being transparent and the black remain (Like the way I have it) is to change the blending to "Darken" (As seen in the drop down menu).
That's how I got the Godzilla the way I wanted it. I did the same for the ink splatters and the letters for "Gojira". You can do whatever you want, as one of my favorite phrases state, "Go nuts!"
Sketch done by my trusty mechanical pencil, coloring/highlighting/shading done by none other than Photoshop. I wanted to try a new style (well, I did it with the Reptilicus drawing, not sure if you're familiar with it) and perfect it. I kinda like how it turned out all in all.
The Kanji Symbol means "Wind", hence the title. This took me almost two days to do.
I've taken quite a large interest in different animal skulls. The canine skull in particular. It has an odd shape and design to it. Then again, many other skulls do (Have you ever seen a hippo skull? It's insane!). Anyway, I came up with this, enjoy!
Kaiju War Chronicles (K.W.C)