December 16, 2013

The Snow Queen


I had a lot of fun drawing this one. I wanted to draw Elsa from Disney's Frozen, she's so fun to draw! I had fun making a snowflake brush for the magic effects :P 

The Legend of Pan


Had a lot of fun doing this one. Wanted to make sure I could still use the pen tool in Illustrator. But I've always loved the story behind how Link's design came to be. The creators over at Nintendo - they loved Disney movies. And they wanted this new character to feel recognizable, so they bored some elements and inspiration from Peter Pan's design! So I thought it'd be a fun little picture to depict them meeting :P

November 24, 2013

Speedpaints: Great Wall and Italy


These two were tough...But worth it! Got to try out some new brushes. Especially a water and foliage brush - really enjoyed those! Photoshop CS5. Reference used.

November 22, 2013

Sketches

Just a bit of a sketch dump from my files. Been trying to hone my understanding of muscles, and having fun with it! 

November 4, 2013

A Boy and His Wolf..

Definitely one of my favorite drawings. Really liked how this one turned out. :P Done in Photoshop CS5

October 26, 2013

A Winter Faerie


I wanted to draw a faerie, and a friend suggested I draw a snow faerie. So I did! I like how this one turned out :) Photoshop CS5.

October 7, 2013

Doctor Victor Von Doom

For the drawing group I'm apart of, the theme was Villains. So I HAD to draw Doom, he's my favorite villain. Ever.

August 24, 2013

Animal Sketches


Was trying out some new brushes, the overall goal is to get faster without sacrificing quality - and the right brushes can help you do just that! References used. Love how these turned out. They're purdy. Also I made sped up videos of me painting 3 of them. Check em out! RhinoLionTiger.

July 29, 2013

Dragon Flight

An art piece I did in Photoshop for the drawing group I'm apart of, the theme was How to Train Your Dragon, and this be what I came up with! I kinda like it :)

June 30, 2013

Portrait Practice

Decided to do some portrait practice! Used a reference and free handed, no tracing here. Tracing defeats the whole purpose of this exercise! I enjoyed shading the face and drawing in the hair. I needs ta do more of these...Used Photoshop CS5.

June 17, 2013

Toph and her Golem

Pokemon and Avatar mashup, it HAD to happen. I rather enjoyed coloring this one, especially trying out a Mike Maihack inspired backdrop - I've always wanted to try! And it was fun! I see why he likes it so much. I did this for the drawing group I'm apart of, check it out: Doodle United.

June 5, 2013

The Golem Keeper

Sketched this guy out a little while back, and decided to give him a character sheet! It was a lot of fun, in fact, I'm probably going to do some more. They'll act as some mighty fine portfolio pieces I reckon. Also rocks are tough to shade but I think I'm slowly getting the hang of it. {All rights Josh D. Addessi: Illustrator} 

May 20, 2013

Samus Aran

Pretty close to finished with this one. At least, I'm happy with how it turned out :) Definitely one of my favorite drawings. PS CS5

May 1, 2013

Tree Practice

Just a warm up sketch today, wanted to experiment with bark textures and tree shading. There's a few spots that turned out not quite how I planned, but overall It was a success!

April 5, 2013

Volkov the Mad Hermit

Just a concept design I did for an upcoming project. I rather enjoyed drawing and coloring this one - though I might like to go in and ruff up the beard and wolf head a bit more. Someday.

April 1, 2013

Disney faces

This is a project me and my friend Ben Waterman are working on. The goal is to cover all of the 50+ Disney Feature Animations and draw a few characters from each movie, and then compose it into a HUGE poster.  It's a fun side project that's teaching me the ways of vector art :)

February 15, 2013

Smaug the Terrible


The plan is to get this beautiful beast colored someday. And oh what a glorious day that will be..

January 6, 2013

Aexandruill

A character I was kicking around, his name is Aexandruill (pronounced Ex-zandreel). But that's his real name, the name most call him is Rupert, but some prefer his elvish name. He's a skilled woodland ranger who only sleeps outside..even when given the option of staying at the local inn, he'd rather be with nature, under the stars...He keeps to himself, and doesn't care for the hired assassin life. Though he's done a few in the passed...But now, he roams the woods, often hunting game to trade their pelts. Some say he fashions his own arrows, whittle and strung his own bow. Everything there is to know about surviving in the wilderness, Aexandruill knows it. He left his village when he was 12, their village is not far from the main road leading to the capital. And when the invasion struck, his village was caught in the path...the entire thing burned to the ground... separated from his parents and sisters. He put to use his knowledge of hunting and surviving, and never had a desire to return back to civilization. So many dinner parties and politics. None for Aexandruill...life was simpler on the road...and that's way he intends to keep it.

The Village of Ice Tree

An in progress work, wanted to draw a hut up in the high mountains. It's a possible idea for a story about the ice mages who live there and their yeti companions they train and raise.