Character Spotlight: Samael

My man Sammy finally gets a new character sheet.

Watch me draw and learn his magical history:

 

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Cameron Riddick

My original magical girl turns into the Queen of Demons. Learn her history and watch me draw her newest character sheet!

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My latest speedpaint of the RED boys

And the companion piece, featuring the RED girls:

She-Ra Redesign

I want to make this clear before I start I AM IN NO WAY ATTACKING THE CREATOR, THE FANS OR WHAT THIS NEW CARTOON ‘REPRESENTS’ FOR THEM. I’ll admit my initial response to this reboot was ‘Why? If you want a show about an androgynous-orphan-magicical-whatever then make that show – don’t co-op She-ra. Make a new heroine instead of regurgitating old hows and calling them original. But that’s a gripe for another day. I found out the new series is for the 7-12 demographic. The original was more 13-18 targeted so of course they made her younger. Doesn’t really make sense but… whatever. Instead of boo-hooing about how rebooting old shows is ruining the memories in my ‘over 30 year old’ brain I decided to pick one thing about the She-ra reboot that really urked me, do a bit of a redesign and then hopefully move on with my life.

She-ra Redo

I could not find peace with the new She-ra outfit. It has nothing to do with a lack of breasts and makeup. Those shorts and shoulder spikes are just WTF. And the cape – what is with the cape? I couldn’t stand them on Piccolo and I can’t stand it now. It’s not 1995 – NO CAPES! If you’re going to update her look don’t put a bunch of old trends on it. I’m not a fan of the shorts, they look boxy and wierd under that skirt. Those dame spikes were not helping the anatomy errors in her arms.

I disgress – the two with the roman style tights are my favorite. Although now I’m realizing they kind of clash with the Nordic head peace. I made the armor a full chest plate to protect her organs and repurposed the cape. Her angel wing headband and hair line were a bit… off. Stuff like that slips through the cracks when you’re rushing to animate stuff. If you like my designs, Great! If you don’t please don’t attack me. It’s not really that serious just because I think the costume it ugly. This was moderately fun to do. I always love designing fashion. I made a video further explaining this. Should be up later today.

Genesis Saito

I’ve been creating characters for 17 years! Here’s a look back at my very first, truly original character PLUS a draw-along of my designing her for the remastered RED! Follow me on:

-Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/musashden

– Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/musashden

– Deviantart: https://www.deviantart.com/musashden

– Tumblr: http://www.tumblr.com/musashden

Materials used: Clip Studio Paint

– sketching and lineart Photoshop

– color & shading Wacom Cintiq Companion Hybroid

Comeback

 ‘Comeback’ featuring the RED girls: Sioux, Cameron and Genesis

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The RED girls are making their comeback. Or at least they would be if my tablet hadn’t decided to stop working. I get to spend today figuring it out… hooray…

RED is a long way from being released but I wanted to get back into the swing of drawing my girls. It took me a minute to figure out why I was having such a hard time coming up with stand alone picture ideas for them and their love interests and then I realized I used to draw them as a trio more than I did with their boyfriends and husbands. What’s so heart breaking about their story is that they truly believed they were a family and once Cameron remembers who she is she struggles with where that leaves her sisters. They all get scattered to the winds when the truth comes out. It’s a good story I’ve got so far I just need to get drawing.

For now as a pic of the main stars of RED: Sioux, Cameron and Genesis. I’m currently revamping their old comic from 10 years ago while Illegal Tender takes a break. BUT while you’re waiting the first six issues of Illegal Tender are now half price! That’s right I slashed the price on all the sites because for now IT is only in digital form while I search and save up for a new printer. So go to AMAZON or GUMROAD and keyword search ILLEGAL TENDER COMIC

Watch me draw this picture: