Thursday, December 19, 2013

Beautiful Gone

Working title. Eeeh..

The girl is done in coloured pencil and the background was done digitally. Honestly, I've no clue what I was doing with the background. It'd be nice to retry doing it, but I can't work on this one anymore right now, haha.

I've had this sitting around for a week or two. I wanted something to put up while I worked away. It'll be one laaaarge dump of finished images and sketches, like I had mentioned before! So stay tuned :)

Thursday, December 05, 2013

New Artwork Soon!

Heyhey, guys!

Sorry for the lack of updates in.. uhm, ages... but you'll be seeing one large, massive update from me soon!

I kind of ran into a little artist trouble along the way.. y'know, that old friend, self doubt? Well I've been hanging out with some great artists recently, and have just been sketching and working along with them, either on my stuff, collabs, whatnot... and I just got humbled.

Meaning? I feel like my stuff isn't good enough right now, or not where it's supposed to be.  I don't think what I have is good enough juuust yet, but I've been drawing and practicing (and bleeding and sobbing a little) to get myself better.

Every artist is hard on his or her self, and sometimes we just have to be.  It's that little extra push that's going to help us out.  I'm not mad or disheartened that some people can draw or paint better than I can. It just solidifies my resolve to be better.

Some nights my sketches may look like shit, and some nights they may look better than anything I've put out.  But I'll never give up.

No one ever said being an artist and living off your art was easy.

But I want to thank-you all for the patience, and that you come back here to check what I've done! I can't believe I'm up to 12,000 page views! Seriously!

Free humjobs for all! :D

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Autumn at Rest

'Autumn at Rest'

Finally finished! Told myself I wouldn't do anything major for updating until I finished this.  Drew it two years ago, picked at it all year and I believe I am done.

Autumn is one of my angel characters from my comic, Eighth Sin.

The only thing I didn't paint was the Monet painting. I tried to redo it but I couldn't mimic his style.  I really wanted one of his 'Water Lily' images to be in the background ('cause I'm such a big fan ), so I left it. :)

I'm trying to do more environments... and actually do them quickly.  So we'll see how the next one does.

But really, who rests like that?

Autumn at Rest © Gus Kosmopoulos 2013

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Stry and Glee

Stry and Glee, two of seven Greatswordsman that uh... exist in Eighth Sin! You have to go through a rigorous amount of training and discipline to be able to wield one of these babies deftly.

Side story stuff, but always fun to redesign :) I haven't drawn Glee in years.

Stry and Glee are © Gus Kosmopoulos 2013. Please do not copy or redistribute without permission.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Ophelia's Dance

She's gunna be fun to choreograph a fight scene for.

Another Eighth Sin character. Ophelia likes to steal the swords of her opponents and keep them stashed away for future use. She stows them in her armoury where she can summon then from wrist/hand sized portals at will, seemingly pulling them out of thin air. She claims she never touches the ground when she fights, just bounces from hilt to hilt.

Started two and a half weeks ago, I chipped away at this between commission work 'cause I couldn't afford to give up any time. And now back to it! 

Ophelia © Gus Kosmopoulos, 2013. Please do not copy or redistribute without permission.

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

A few new things...

Sorry I haven't kept up with this! It's been really busy around these parts. I plan on changing that from here on out, however!  So here's a few new pieces to take a gander at :D

This was a commission piece from my friend Leigh (who has been a great supporter!).  This was of him and his father, who had passed away.  Both are great musicians and he wanted something serene like this to go along with his memories.

Tried a bit of a different approach to this than my usual.

Floe and Streex! Two characters you meet in issue #1 of Eighth Sin!

I had trouble doing shots of heads looking up, so I did some 30sec-1min head shot sketches from whatever I could find.

And my Blacklight painting of 'Carrie' from.. uh Carrie'.

Watch the movie of me painting it here! I just had some fun with it.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Comic-Con Toronto, March 9-10, 2013!

So my friend Ryan told me about Comic-con Toronto and that I should get a table there. And so I thought, why not? But I wanted to bring something new to the table. ... well, my table.

I decided to finish my comic. I had pages of it going for issue #0, #1, and #2, but just needed to finish them. But knowing me, I dream big and get overwhelmed, so I settled myself for finishing issue #0. For the last two months I dedicated a lot of hours into this comic, and I'm finally able to present it to everyone!

Eighth Sin, a comic and story idea I've had in my head since I was sixteen, has shaped itself out of all the experiences I've had, the friends I've made, and anything and everything inbetween.

So I finished to comic, I got it printed, and hoisted myself over to Toronto.  I met so many cool people, great artists (professional and amateur alike) that I plan on doing this quite often.  And one of the coolest things? Aside from meeting LeVar Burton (aka Geordie La-fudgin-Forge, and the show Reading Rainbow!) and a tiny tiny bit with Marina Sirtis, I sold everyone of my Eighth Sin comics that I printed out!

I present to you guys the cover for now. I have yet to put up any sample pages, but let's just say, there's samples everywhere in my blog. Almost every character you see is a part of this story, even if they don't play any key or pivotal role in the story.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Sorry about my hiatus!

I was down and out for way too long, but with good reason which I'll go on about in the next post :D

For now, here's a few new things I was able to do between the busy-ness of it all.  I'm working on the art for a game with a friend currently, as well as a bunch of commission work but I -was- able to bang out a few decent things between work!

Some upcoming Sticker designs I'm selling!

A commission from my friend Joe to his sister Ashley.

Two characters of mine; Glee and Gretchen. An angel and demon respectively.

And of course? Do these guys really need any clarification?

Monday, January 14, 2013

Calvaria Femina

Carvalia Femina

Moleskin book #004. :D
I made this one a little special using some Blacklight paint.  But! I already sold this one. 

More in the works!