The graduating Justice League

I haven’t posted in a while due to many things having arisen towards the end of the school year. On that subject, I am finishing my 3 year training in Education, during which I got to know a bunch of really awesome people. It has become customary for me to give the gift of art on occasion (birthdays and the like), but for graduation I decided to go the extra mile.

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This is an image of those of us who made it through all 3 years together as the members of the best team of superheroes ever to have existed: the Justice League (and the best incarnation of said group: the Justice League Animated Series). (I chose to make myself Aquaman btw.)

I originally wanted to then link all my friends the music from the show’s opening to provide the proper mood and atmosphere. Instead I decided to get to work on what is to this point the single greatest THING I have ever made.

Here’s to all the amazing people I had the privilege of attending university with. You guys are simply … super!

Wonder Woman

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Wonder Woman is my second favorite superhero (closely behind Superman). While I was happy that she got her own movie recently, and that it seems to be very much liked, I can’t honestly say that I liked it. I did, but I also did not.

The definitive version of Diana for me will forever be the one drawn by the Dodsons. Diana is the Superman of woman kind. A symbol all the good women are capable of being and strive towards. That includes toughness, power, compassion, and of course looks as well. No artist has ever hit the nail on the head as well in my eyes as these two.

A few years ago I favorited a painting of Wonder Woman on DeviantArt by user Onibox, because it had her in an amazing, modern looking outfit. Inspired by those images, when I inexplicably got the urge to draw superheros again, I had to take a shot at it myself.

And as usual you can check out the timelapse video right here:

Posting on DeiantArt here.

Freya from God of War

One of the things that I still need to improve in is depicting emotion. It is more than just a few lines on the face, rather the whole body, the pose, the angle. Once again it is my beloved Mother who challenges me to evolve. I recently enjoyed watching playthroughs of God of War, and chose Freya as my subject this time. If the face feels off to you, that’s because this drawing is also a picture of my mom, made at her request.

Happy mothers day!

Posting on DeviantArt here.

Valkyrie

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If there is one group of mythological women I admire more than the Amazons it would be the Valkyries. As I described to a friend recently, Valkyries are like angels, if angels weren’t lame. Guardians of the halls of Valhalla, guides of the spirits of those fallen in battle, and destined to fly into glorious combat come Ragnarök.

In this picture you can a see one of the winged warrior women descending to take on a fire-giant from the scorching realm of Muspelheim. I restarted this piece three times before I finally arrived at a composition that I liked. I am, however, very pleased that I stuck with it.

Timelapse video can be seen here on my Youtube channel.

Posting on Deviantart here.

Thesis finished… for the EMPEROR!!!

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After much work and hardship I have finally completed and handed in my thesis on video games in education. Tradition would have me now pose in front of my phone and take a selfie holding the bound copy in my hand. Well, I don’t do selfies, but I would hate to miss out on the fun. So here we are.

DeviantArt posting here.