Sunday, February 2, 2014

Witch Hunter Characters Part 1

This is progression/step by step process of a couple pieces i painted for the comic book series "Witch Hunter" by Monarch Comics, as well as a sketch of The Woman in Black and some prelims.
Here is an early quick sketch of Witch Hunter painted in photoshop.
Some gray tones added. 
I decided to expand the image and turn it more into an action pose instead of a head portrait. Using the crop tool. i increased the size and sketched in the torso and arm.
Still not satisfied with the piece, i felt that more of a story could be told by adding The Woman in Black's face to the background. Being one of Witch Hunter's nemesis', it made sense to add her. Here is where things changed. Although i was happy with the idea of The Woman in Black, her head pose seemed to be distracting my eyes away from the main character, so i decided to scrap that idea and paint in a new face (explained in part 2). 
I didn't want to fully scrap The Woman in Black so i decided to give her a standalone image. I used a soft round brush for the overall image and a textured brush for her clothing.
A little darkening to keep the focus on her face. A few touch-ups and some texture added. And she is finished.
The Woman in Black sketch
painted in photoshop
My sketch for the upcoming Monarch Comics Chronicles horror magazine on Halloween.
You can see more of The Woman in Black at the www.monarchcomics.comwebsite and on their facebook page:

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Progress shots for "Backside"

A quick update. Here is a progress shot of "Backside" from graphite drawing to oil painting.

Monday, March 18, 2013

New Book!!!

I am happy to announce the release of my new book, 
Drawings & Sketches!! :)
It's a collection of drawings with some never-before-seen. It's available for purchase at the link below. Enjoy! :)
                         Drawings & Sketches by Eddie Torres

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Battlechasers: Brass Demur step-by-step

It's been a while since my last post. Does not mean i haven't been working because i have! Goodies are on the way. :) Here's a piece that i neglected for some time. It's a character from Joe Madureira's Battlechasers comic series. One of the characters was Brass Demur. Won't get into the details of the character because it's better if you read the books for yourself and enjoy learning about who these characters are. I would like to do a few more of the characters as fan art like this one.
...on to the step by step......

1-I started out with a quick pose. He had to look tough but somewhat at ease. I used head counts to keep my proportions correct.
2-Rather than having his hands at his sides, i placed them on his belt line. 
3-I tried to give him a 'rhythm' but not feeling his pose. Looks more like he's posing for a fashion mag instead of seeming like a warrior. Once i got the muscle definition down, i dropped a gray tone 'overlay' over the figure.
 4-With the gray overlay added, i began to 'erase' out the highlights/whites and painted in a black background for blending purposes. Gave him an 'at ease' pose as you would find in a martial arts class. After all he is a martial artist.
5-Now that i have the pose i want, i can focus on the blending of the form. I cropped the bottom in to see more of the actual standing pose and his belt and added some reflective light.
6-Refining the muscle tone and pants.
 7-Here you see the left arm's proportions adjusted.
8-Detail and tone added to the figure and pants. An overall rounding of the form.
9-Finishing of the left arm and some 'small details'

 10-More refining
11-Color added to the eyes and pants
12-Highlights for the pants
 13-Tattoos added. It was tricky for me to get the right 'golden' look of the tattoos. They had to match the color of the original comic character's but also had to seem somewhat realistic. I created to 2 layers (a flat yellow green and an orange) and set them both to overlay. All hand painted using the airbrush, smear tool and eraser.
14-Blue overlay.
15-Color added to the reflective light and highlights added to give shine to the gold tattoos

Brass Demur painted in Photoshop

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Head study for "Gaze"

This one is a head study for an upcoming piece i'm working on. It will be a full figure piece with a bit of a theme to it. The head study was done in graphite and white pastel. Leads used for the darks were F, HB, B & 2B. The white pastel is Derwent colorsoft which allows for a very smooth blend. Paper used was Canson Pastel Paper (gray toned). The line process took me a few days and the shading probably about 2 days. 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

My portrait drawn by Dc Morale'

My girlfriend and fellow artist, Dc Morale', drew this portrait of me. There are no words to describe how greatful and proud i am to have my portrait drawn by her. This piece was also selected as part of the September issue of Poets and Artists Magazine (Issue # 38). Below you see the artist at work as well as her step by step process. You can see more of her tutorial/step by step for this particular piece here at her blog...
as well as her full blog here...

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Poets and Artists

My portrait drawing of artist Sonja Ljubicic is featured in issue 37, August 2012 issue of Poets and Artists Magazine. Info on my process for this particular drawing as well as my bio/info and Sonja's bio/info are included in the article.