I am one with the Force, the Force is with me

I am really slow with this series (but I do want to finish it), because I still think they have a lot in common. Especially these two. Because you can totally see Tala and Chirrut egging each other, and of course, helping their friends in their own way.

Art Summary 2017

So… we’re in the final post of the year. First year I told myself I was going to be constant with my posting on social media, and I re-started my own site and brand as Calico Chimera. It’s been a bumpy ride, to be honest, but I am happy with the results, especially as well, it’s the first time I am able to fill one of these Art Summaries with one image per month (and choosing some months was HARD), and I’m really happy with the results.

(BTW, the blank template is from DustBunnyThumper at Deviantart. Credit where Credit is due)

I did notice that I forgot to post some of the images here. Sure, I decided that Deviant Art would be mostly for fanart, and everywhere else for everything, but I never posted the Horsemen and Squires in Art Noveau borders here! That was a big overlook! (So I guess I will post them in 2018, just for competition sake). Also, I have to balance more my finished color original pieces and the fanart since this year it looks as I did more fanart (But of course, that doesn’t count comic pages, or sketches)

Most of this comes, of course, thanks to the amazing support I’ve had this year. And since this is the last post of the year, I can’t let it go without thanking Mandi Gordon, Writer’s Block writer and Dream Keeper Robin’s editor. Half of the illustrations here wouldn’t exist if she hadn’t supported me, pushed me to my limits, and kept pushing me from under my drawing table.

In any case, thank you for reading this, thank you for being with me and supporting me through 2017. Here’s to 2018 where I hope we all have a much better year!

The Pilot, the Wayfinder and the Dreamer

So once I finished Hei Hei and K2So  and started thinking about the way Moana and Rogue One managed to parallel each other, I got to Moana, Bohdi and Cassian.  And well, they do fit too! Moana is a rebel that will stop at nothing to protect the people she loves -like Cassian- and at the same time, she’s a messenger who is supposed to take the savior from point A to point B -like Bohdi.

Originally I wanted to draw them all in the boat, taking it to beyond the waves in the stars. Unfortunately, for the size of my paper, it would’ve ended up in a way where you couldn’t see their eyes. And I really wanted to show their eyes.

Guess when I finish the series, I will do that other idea. Because I still think these three would travel to very interesting places if they met.

True Heroes

This started as a joke.

I went to watch Moana and fell in love with the movie. But in particular, I fell in love with Hei Hei because he reminded me so much of my cat, Dakota (Seriously, Dakota will lick the floor next to her full food plate. And get lost in a straight line with a perfect view of my apartment door). Next week, I went to watch Rogue One and cried my eyes out. My favorite character there was K2SO because I love surly androids.

Then I was made aware that both are voiced by Alan Tudyk. Of COURSE I had to draw them together. And as I was doing the design, I got the idea to make it like an old time tattoo. And while I was looking for a phrase to give them, I decided that both were quite heroic in their series (although I admit, my first sketch had K2 asking Hei Hei how it was that HE survived and K2 didn’t), and thus the True Heroes was born.

But THEN I choose to do it in colored pencils, which takes a while. And while I was coloring it… I realized that Moana and Rogue One had a LOT in common besides the greatest voice actor ever. So this became a series. Next post, you’ll see what I mean with that.

Wonder Moana

I have to admit, Wonder Woman is my favorite comic book character of all time. One of my earliest memories is watching Lynda Carter on TV, and well, I had a bit of an obsession.

With the new movie, and all those “She wasn’t the first badass woman in movies” meme, I suddenly had the urge to dress Moana as Diana. They have a lot in common: Both are the only daughters of their Island’ monarch, both leave the island against their parent wishes but with another, older female family member’s approval. Both have to deal with a man who has a bit more ego than sense…. and well, if I keep going, I will spoil Wonder Woman.

So here’s my Wonder Moana (now the first of a series I’ve got planned and that I will share here for you all to see) a bit bigger and a bit cleaner than in Instagram and Twitter.

(Oh, and some WIP photos so you see the evolution)

It was made on Deleter A4 paper, using Shinhan Touch liners, Copic Liners, Touch Twin markers and Copic Markers.