Sunday, January 31, 2010

2010 Ref Xetsa WIP

Small quick ref sketch of Xetsa

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Xetsa Commission

Xetsa originally I wanted to post this yesterday but fac tof it is what I had was far from being remotely cleaned up or refined, so for the first time this sketchblog was not updated as it usually is, however back on track today. Xetsa here in rare anthro form :) I'm lovin it, purposely Avatar influenced more will be revealed later :) I still haven't figured a good title for this piece but in due time :)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

"Playful" WIP

Cerih of FA commissioned me for a picture of her beloved Cardigan Corgi, Sinta a a gift for Valentine's Day, thanks to Wolftail's kindness I have bumped up the time that it will take this in hopes of meeting the deadline of having a signed print in Cerih's hands by Valentine's Day. Here's hoping, the background is already painted in now starts the painting of Sinta herself.

"The Guardian" WIP

"The Guardian" another Scroll Sketch commission this time of Wolfieee from FA. I am never sure what I am going to do until its already done, a cleaned up version of the sketch this one will be completed later today. :) I'm really enjoying these, I think I have found my lil nitch finally.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Wolfie SS WIP


Wolftail commissioned me for two Scroll Sketches one of her and one of her beloved mate, Joon. Here they are, I think I've been bitten by the avatar bug ;) so to say but then I was keeping wolftail's actual build in mind, she's lanky and sleek, very graceful build like the na'vi so its no wonder I ended up somehow tossing that into the pics :)

Another World - WIP

D'jm of DA was kind enough to commission me again, this time for one of my Scroll Sketchings, here is the first and only preview of the sketch I intend to finish it today if possible.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

"The Sinner"

+- Artist's Reflections-+
The first and greatest punishment of the sinner is the conscience of sin, But the definition of sin is a matter of ones own personal views. While I am uncertain why I chose to do a backside view of Kris I rather like the feel of it and how it came together. The first of 50 scroll sketches.

Kris © Kristjian of FA
"The Sinner" © Ilea Summer 2010

Monday, January 25, 2010

The Gadgeteer WIP

The Gadgeteer, Profox, at his best, charming, devilishly handsome, and a bit....eccentric. None the less the first question to come to mind when seeing him standing there looking as he does here, "What the devil is he up to?" the likely answer is not what he's up to but what he's already done and is waiting for. All that was requested was a set of pince-nez glasses and a mechanical copper flower...which here I got creative with some stock and plan to add in further details (rivets and such) the clothing edwardian, heavily based off of Sherlock Holmes (pose and clothing) so yes references are in here but again this is just sketched note format I am uncertain when I will have time to work on them as I have other work to be done first. Handsome devil isn't he?

Sunday, January 24, 2010

The Ball Buster Dame WIP

I honestly don't know what the proper "title" would be for her, so this is just a nickname of sorts :) I have some revisions I want to do to this already, as indicated by Felix, it does lack a certain Steampunk essence. I will likely change the front of her top, be rid of the lacing and add in some hair sticks with steampunk appeal. Other than that I am uncertain what else I could do to give it that pop and flare that it needs, but I can say all in all I'm rather pleased with how its come along in just a few minutes despite photoshop's continued arguements and crashes before I could even save one sketch of it....just a side project :)

Saturday, January 23, 2010

The Exploerer WIP

The scientist got the ball rolling for the next few "characters" this one of Felix Carni as "The Explorer" the plan is to make the pieces mesh together :) all with a common theme (Steampunk) and all to our individual tastes :) Right now this is just in rough sketch notes.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Science! WIP Collab

Random sketch, I wanted to do a collab with the talented Yamiamayana collabs are something I would very much like to get into doing I've only ever done one or two, and I've had some great fun with them. Either rate steampunk mad scientist!!! complete with the whiskers that have been singed so much they're permentally....kinked ;)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Website Preview Update

I really loved the digital sumi-e piece I did recently so I've decided to revamp what I had started for the website, this should only take a few hours to finish if that and then the website will be built and hopefully fully functioning by Feb.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Zal WIP update

I expect to spend only one more day on this and a couple goods hours, some more details will be added including the second set of horns I keep forgetting :P I added a bit more detail and cranked up the over-all warmth of the picture.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Scroll Sketches Sample

Once I catch up on things, be it owed arts etc, I will reopen for commissions offering some $10 digital sketches up that will be of the similar fashion as indicated below. with luck perhaps later I will be able to offer them printed as small or "mini" scrolls for wall art if this is something that appeals to others. For now the idea is something small, nice, affordable. I have been debating nicking this Digital Sumi-e style not to create a style but rather to have a way of labeling it for my own reference.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Dreaming Essence

Still to this date one of my most treasured pieces.... Perhaps it will be revamped but I somehow doubt it, I just don't think its meant to be finished.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Sakhmet WIP

Honestly I am uncertain just how long ago I started this piece, its even older than Krestel, so its probablly pushing about...6-7 years? at least. Quite old and yet I still want to finish it someday.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

A MoonKelpie WIP

D'jm a lovely character, one of my first commissions so many years ago I remember how nervous I was, and excited to work on such a unique character! I figured I'd give it another try just for good measure, and to show my appreciation to Dara for her patience and kindness with me over the years....this will be done in traditional medium in the same fashion as "The Summoning" (I seem to have a certain fondness for it :) )

Friday, January 15, 2010

Xetsa Revamp WIP

Xetsa in the revamp, after seeing the sneak peak of what I am doing with Krestel, my "twin" really wanted something similar, so I figured lets go for the twin look, I even gave her, her very own companion bird (it goes without saying these "temple cats" have their own feathery companion :) representing our husbands) At any given rate another sneak peak and interesting enough this too is being done in traditional medium.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Krestel Revamped WIP

A sneakpeak at Krestel's new look, some minor alterations done the biggest being the tail and a subtle change in the appearance/shape of the feathers... more to come, I have also started this as a traditional medium piece in similar fashion as "The Summoning"

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Tease - WIP

This is perhaps the oldest sketch I have of Krestel done somewhre around 4-5 years ago? I never finished the idea I only just recently pulled it back up and cleaned up the line work some I think I will likely use this as a visual note for myself and redraw it, Krestel in rare form!!!! :O

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

"The Forgotten Temple" WIP

Another old sketch and concept that I just never finished, unlike the previous sketch posting this one has good potential for being finished someday when I find my muse to work on it once more.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Old Zen Tree Sketch

I cannot call this a WIP as the idea died it was while I was toying with the idea of Krestel having wings, the idea was later tossed and this is as far as this sketch went. Loose colors and markings roughed in the tree from stock, the brush swipe from my signature stamp maybe someday I will come back to this...

Sunday, January 10, 2010

"The Summoning" beginnings

It was requested that I post "The Summoning" here, however given that I have dedicated this to being a sketch blog, I wanted to stick with the theme thus I present to you "The Summoning" in its raw first sketch form. I had the pose, but beyond that I had no idea where I was going with it, "The brush must paint by itself" with that in mind the picture evolved from just that to what it is presently known as in full color with intricate details that cost one micron pen in its making.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Website Preview

The only preview of my website design I will show until its completed, all in rough format visual notes for myself more or less. :)

Friday, January 8, 2010

Meditate WIP

A mix of digital painting and digital matte painting (the rocks) the sky is a photo of an evening sunset I took back in the summer of 2009. Perhaps this one will be finished later once krestel's changes are made.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

A Hybrid WIP

A sketched out base for a lovely polar fox/snow leopard hybrid and a sweetheart of a person Yamiamayana. More elements will be added as time permits, I am likely to add some steampunk elements along with some classy victorian bits along similar lines as the vintage victorian vixen.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Xetsa Portrait WIP

Something I started for a very near and dear friend of mine, Xetsa. <3!

Some of the elements that surround Xetsa are derived from brushes/stencils so I cannot take full credit for their apperance right now they are place holders or visual notes if you will to myself to remember what I wanted to place there and how.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Krestel Portrait WIP

Relatively old sketch I started but haven't finished and with some changes to be made with Krestel this is now out of date but it won't take too much to update it to say the least, this was the starting inspiration for the portrait pieces I have been slowly working on...

Monday, January 4, 2010

Felix Carni Commission WIP

This has been sitting in its sketch phase for some time now. A very symbolic and spiritual piece that once it is finished may very well end up inked upon Felix Carni himself. A deep honor to be had for sure, my humblest of thanks and greatest gratitude for the opportunity to create such a personal and significant piece, one that I soon hope to finish. Felix Carni's Gallery on DA

This is the cleaned up version of the rough sketch...

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Vintage Victorian Vixen WIP continues

Revisiting the progress made on the Vintage Victorian Vixen, some of these updates include adding textures to the dress but unrefined, as well as a struggle to create a befitting background I resoursed backdrops that professional photographers use to create the atmosphere and warm feel to it all I'm trying to portray, elegance with that warm sepia vintage appeal to it...still debating submitting this at however I am unsure what is required or if there is even interest in such a thing

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Dirtiran WIP

Belated birthday gift for Dirtiran

Friday, January 1, 2010

Vintage Victorian Vixen WIP

How very vividly V-sounding ;)

Just horsing around the dress is based off inspiration of a dress I'd like to come to own some day, a bit steam punkish but still admireable.... Yet another started piece from my folder of "loose leaves" this time a rather charming grey fox. This could make an interesting figurine... I may consider submitting a finished version to patchtogether if there is any interest. (Please post a message here if such a figurine is of interest to you)

First Post of 2010

Vintage Victorian Vixen