I am debating whether this will be Knightformer’s Drift’s theme or Windblade’s. I kind of want it for Windblade.

kadeart:

Night Fury Attack
The unholy offspring of lightning and death itself ….


Indeed

kadeart:

Night Fury Attack

The unholy offspring of lightning and death itself ….

Indeed

(via boobstreak)

Robo-knightformers Arcee is entering the inks stage. I am having fun with this kind of decorative middle thing.

Robo-knightformers Arcee is entering the inks stage. I am having fun with this kind of decorative middle thing.

People who have seen my blog before know i love my humanized knightformers but i also like it in robot version. I did like mr Cahill’s print but i honestly felt it could use a bit more of a medieval/fantasy/rpg feeling; so i’m experimenting on Arcee.

Will do a better picture once i have the roughs defined, 6H pencil is great for sketching the roughs but not very camera friendly.

People who have seen my blog before know i love my humanized knightformers but i also like it in robot version. I did like mr Cahill’s print but i honestly felt it could use a bit more of a medieval/fantasy/rpg feeling; so i’m experimenting on Arcee.

Will do a better picture once i have the roughs defined, 6H pencil is great for sketching the roughs but not very camera friendly.

buggirl:

Hello little sleepy bat that we have accidentally disturbed in your leaf rolled home.  Leaf rolls are leaves that have previously been rolled by caterpillars and secured with silk.  When the caterpillar emerges it leaves the empty leaf roll behind.  Other animals then move in and use the leaf roll as shelter.  Therefore, these caterpillars are known as ecosystem engineers.

buggirl:

Hello little sleepy bat that we have accidentally disturbed in your leaf rolled home.  Leaf rolls are leaves that have previously been rolled by caterpillars and secured with silk.  When the caterpillar emerges it leaves the empty leaf roll behind.  Other animals then move in and use the leaf roll as shelter.  Therefore, these caterpillars are known as ecosystem engineers.

(via predacutie)

shokkuwebu:

OH MAN SWEET WINDBLADE!!!

I really wish they would release this as an art book, obtaining card’s like Windblade’s is pretty much impossible if you’re not willing to spend quite a sum for a ‘chance’ to get them.

shokkuwebu:

OH MAN SWEET WINDBLADE!!!

I really wish they would release this as an art book, obtaining card’s like Windblade’s is pretty much impossible if you’re not willing to spend quite a sum for a ‘chance’ to get them.

(via boobstreak)

Auto Assembly 2014 sketch list open

markerguru001:

Hello everyone
Its that time again Yep, pre-order sketch list time.

Just trying to see who’s interested in getting a sketch for this year. I also am trying to get an estimate as to how busy I will be at the show. ( I didn’t expect to be that busy last year :\)

OK. so here is what i will be offering this year.

A4 size Head and Shoulder shot (only one character per sketch please). B&W £20 Colour £40
ok, this is IMPORTANT. There are ONLY 20 spots available

also…

A3 size Full Body shots (only one character per sketch please). B&W £80 Colour £150
also IMPORTANT. There are ONLY 5 spots available

So, what do you have to do? Well let me tell you
Ground rules

Post in this thread your Name, Character you want, Type of sketch, and if its will be Black and White, or Colour
Also please indicate the Day(s) you’ll be at the convention. If there only for one of the days i need to know this now. If you need to leave at a certain time, i will also need to know this now.

PICK UP OF SKETCHES WILL BE AT THE END OF THE DAY FOR EACH DAY (unless otherwise needed to be picked up earlier)
Please, olny order a sketch if you are able to pick it up and pay for it. I’m sorry, but I do not like wasting time that i could be working on another persons sketch if you can’t make it to the show or decide you can’t afford it at this time.
IF you NEED to Cancel your sketch, Please, it MUST be done BEFORE the 3rd of August. I will be leave for the UK by this time, so my internet access will be limited. ( I won’t be able to check it that often)
The Number of spots available is listed above. Once they are filled, please don’t send anymore requests unless any spots open up. I can’t keep a constant eye on the forum but i will check in at certain times to see how many spots have filled up. IT would be a big help if you also check to see how many people asked for a sketch just to see if there are spots. i would hate for someone to waste their time writing out a post if all the spots are filled. I would love to be able to get everyone who wants a sketch, but I’m afraid I just can’t.
If things go smoothly, I will also do some sketches at the con. I don’t like not being able to take requests at the show, but that all depends on the work load. so IF you are interested in a sketch, NOW would be a good time to let me know.

A couple things i would like to talk about from last year.
1. I will this year be having 2 signing time each day for 1 hour each. I found that having to constantly stop and start again on sketches to sign books really put me behind. I just would like try and get as much done in the show hours as possible So, I’ll have 2 times each day where i won’t be sketching at all and all my time will be devoted to signing whatever anyone would like me to. i hope this is alright with everyone. I just need to find a way to organize my time better at the con.

2. Last year I had to take a lot of sketches home to be mailed out. Well i haven’t mailed those yet because I’m crap at mailing things out these days. My regular work load is so large at times that i get swamped and then i forget about the things that i need to mail out or finish up.
Now, everything that i took home from last years show, it’s all done and sitting here. So i will be bringing that all with me, but to make up for the fact that I’m super crap at mailing things out on time or at all, I have some nice extra goodies for everyone still waiting for something from me. that can range from an extra sketch, to added detail or a sketch upgrade to a page or 2 from one of the comic’s i’ve done as a sorry for not getting you sketch/commission to you.
NOW, to stop this from happening again, I WILL NOT be taking sketches home from this year and mailing them out. so if it doesn’t get done, Please don’t ask me to finish it and mail it to you. that adds stress to my already over stressed life. I’m not trying to be mean or anything. I just can’t add the extra responsibility of mailing sketches all over the world. last year i had most of the sketches done up in pencil and those i didn’t finish i just gave the pencil sketch away for free. That is all I am going to do this year.
I’m sorry if this is not what some would like to hear, But MTMTE right now is draining the life out of me at times and is a huge work load. I just can’t add on finishing up sketches after i leave a con and get back to that book. I hope everyone understands.

3. Sorry, no comic sketch covers this year. I found working on the issue 1 sketch covers that the surface on them was not good for using the media i use on them (ie the markers were destroying the inks) I also don’t have any of the sketch covers that IDW made which has the better cover stock. sorry about that. its a real bummer

OK, so if this doesn’t fill up in one day or so, the cut off will be 31st of July

I am very much looking forward to coming back to Auto Assembly and chatting with all the terrific fans i met there last year. I know i sometimes look like i’m pissed off or something, but i’m just focusing on the work i’m doing at that time. i really don’t mind people coming up and talking with me about anything I will talk with anyone, just as long as they don’t mind me sketching while we talk.

oh, i will also have all new prints for the con. Most of them are from covers i like (ie MTMTE 26’s cover and so on) but I am trying to get a couple new ones done. it will all depend on if i can get issue 33 done in a reasonable amount of time Prints will be £10 each

Well its that time where i have to get to bed so i can get up early to work on MTMTE

I would just like to take one last opportunity to thanks the fans who support MTMTE. It’s really heart warming to know that you the fans are enjoying the work that James and I do. And I will try my best to keep it up for as long as i can
take care everyone and if i can take quote from Nick, You can touch him in August. I give you my permission and blessing to do so
-Alex


INTERESTED IN A SKETCH? please post in the full metal hero forum if you can
here is a link to it :)
http://www.fullmetalhero.com/t15732/ i hope this works?

For people waiting for their sketches, good news!

Been trying to design a battle ready outfit for my knightformers au Arcee. Tried to keep with her heritage and status of nobility but also keep in mind her fighting style. The armor is leather as i feel plate would slow her down as she is very agile and close ranged.

I can’t decide on the color combination yet, although the design was inspired primarily on tfp and rid Arcee. Her blades are elemental imbued so they have some symbol representing the element somewhere.

evilhasnever:

What is this little baby doing on my balcony in full sunlight
It looks kinda twitchy :(

Cutie pieee

evilhasnever:

What is this little baby doing on my balcony in full sunlight
It looks kinda twitchy :(

Cutie pieee

On my ongoing quest to cover a wall on Alex Milne Prowls, my friend @sowiddlefur kindly picked this up for me. Knightformers Prowl robot version xB

On my ongoing quest to cover a wall on Alex Milne Prowls, my friend @sowiddlefur kindly picked this up for me. Knightformers Prowl robot version xB

So, I finally watched Sailor Moon Crystal. I know a lot of people are already hating it because it’s not the 90s anime buuuuuuuuuuut…you know what that sounds like to me? Like the baby boomers talking about how the new generation isn’t like them.

I’m not going to lie, I grew up with the 90s anime and I have a soft spot for it and its animation and designs that the manga could never really win over, but that said, considering Crystal is intended as a more appropriate adaptation of the manga, I think so far in what Ep 1 has shown, it is doing a decent work adapting Takeuchi’s manga and that extends to her art style.

I’m not a fan of Naoko Takeuchi’s artwork as its fashion design aesthetic tended to disturb me after a while of reading that manga, even though her manga is quite the read. So if there’s something I might not like about Crystal would be the artwork, but since since it’s something animated and fluid rather than artwork on a page, I don’t think it’ll be off putting enough to make me stop watching.

My only criticism about it so far is the transformation sequence, for all they tried to make it a more fluid and ‘flowery’ animation, it felt a little stiff but I’m not sure if that was the animation itself or just the angles they’ve chosen.

I can’t help it, my latest anime experience is KLK where the quality of the animation was superb. I’ve only seen that level of animation quality on full films and not very often in ongoing animation.

Testing out this new mixed media Strathmore pad. I hadn’t drawn Windblade yet so I drew my take on her, kind of mixed a bit of fayren and markerguru001 designs of her with my own spin.

This paper is very nice for ink but juicy markers like my twin touch feather quite a bit.

Trying out that no proper shading style too.