Dabble With a Doodle

The Infinity O-12 podcast announced a drawing contest on episode 17. Contestants were to submit a 2D, Infinity themed piece of art by July 21st. So, despite my self-conscious nature when it comes to my illustrations I decided to send something in.

Scarface and Cordelia Copyright 2012 Corvus Belli

Scarface and Cordelia
Copyright 2012 Corvus Belli

I definitely wanted to draw a female and the Infinity universe is filled with iconic heroines. However, the typical scantily clad, sexy chick wasn’t what I had in mind. I decided to go with Scarface and Cordelia as my subjects. Cordelia is a beautifully designed character with a playful look that goes well with my art style. Not only that, but her homie Scarface is also an amazing looking model. He’s got all the essential elements needed for a classic, bad-ass looking TAG (Tactical Armoured Gear). After a quick search online I found this great reference of the original concept art.

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Sketch- Sharpie Marker

After a couple shitty sketches on my iPad and scrap paper I finally went with this basic concept. Scarface carrying Cordelia like a bebe and her looking all cute and optimistic (and who wouldn’t be with that walking tank behind them).

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Final Inked- Sharpie and Pigma Micron Pen

At first, I was having a really hard time doing the final inking because I was focusing too much on making the characters totally accurate to the original design. Once I gave my self permission to tweak them a bit it was a lot easier to relax and enjoy the drawing.

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Scarface and Cordelia, David Montalvan

Once I was done with the inking I scanned it onto my computer and colored it up using Adobe Illustrator. I’ve gotta admit that I’m really happy with the final result. Of course they’re a few things I’d change, but that’s the awesome thing about drawing, you take what you learn form one piece and apply it to the next. Always getting a little better with each illustration.

So now it’s up to the public to decide who will win the free boxed set prize and bragging rights. Go to the Infinity O-12 Facebook page and vote for your favorite Illustration. You can “Like” as many  entries as you wish (hopefully mine). Check it out and thanks for voting. 🙂

Still Lost In Infinity

Hello ya’ll! I’ve been slacking off on my weekly post schedule but a very cool surprise has reinvigorated me. The fellas at the Infinity O-12 podcast mentioned me and my blog on their listener email segment. Thanks again to Tom and Kip for the kind words. If you’re already into Infinity the Game or perhaps curious, you need to check out their podcast. So without further delay, here’s some more of my Haqqislam, Boba Fett themed list.

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Haqqislam Remote, Rafiq – 360 view

“Baptized with names that come from the Arabic tradition, the Remotes are an option of economic and functional reinforcement for the Haqqislamite army.” -Infinity the Game

So this is my first attempt at doing a 360 animated view of a model. It was a pretty simple process (thanks to Photoshop and my lovely wife for teaching me how). I’m really digging the look and will definitely continue to use this format for high detailed models. I also tried out something new for the base. By using wood putty and a round sculpting tool I created a sand effect. The rocky outcropping that the Remote is standing on is made from made from a piece of cedar wood. You can buy a big bag of this stuff from a pet shop for super cheap and it’ll last you for a very long time. A litlle bit of dry-brushing and tada, it’s planet Tatooine! 😀

Haqqislam Gulam

Haqqislam Gulam, Front

Haqqislam Gulam

Haqqislam Gulam, Back

Here’s we have another Gulam infantry member. Same Boba-style coloer scheme as the first female Gulam I completed two weeks ago. Of course, I had to give him a head of blueish white hair. You’ll probably notice that I’m obsessed with white haired models; every army that I paint has at least one silver haired character. In this case I think it’s a nice break from the mostly warm color palette. Hooray for balance! 😀

I’ve got a bunch of Haqqislam models assembled, primed up and ready to get painted, plus a slew of other projects lined up for the future. Thanks again to the guys over at Infinity O-12. Until my next post, stay connected!