Shadowness - MelMillerArt http://shadowness.com I'm a classic rock fan, modern hippie and unapologetic nerd, with a zealous work ethic and an astute love affair for all manner of creative meddling, ... en Whisper Woods http://shadowness.com/MelMillerArt/whisper-woods <a href="http://shadowness.com/MelMillerArt/whisper-woods"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item6/179620/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Here we go - Marie' and Gaeva82's completed illustration of their characters Tyra and Marthin :) Since Marie and her husband have been tremendously supportive in commissioning me multiple times, I took extra time on this one, and has a wonderful time with it as a result. Here, late one evening, Tyra and Marthin set up camp deep within a mysterious forest. As Tyra sets up a dry, cozy place for them to sleep, Marthin casts spells by the fire, assuring that their campfire will stay alight and warm without the need for rekindling through the night, and setting a couple of protective spells about as well, to assure they will rest unthreatened. I thought it would be fun if, this deep in the magical woods, there is a type of nocturnal luminescent moth that is attracted to spell-casting. As Marthin casts his spells, these beautiful, silent little bugs draw near, glowing prettily, feeding off of the energy conjured by Marthin's magic. Tyra is bemused as one flies before her, watching her curiously. Characters belong to Marie-Laure Cabot and Frederik Filliaert. Original line art: http://shadowness.com/MelMillerArt/fireflies-line-art Thanks again, guys! -Mel Thu, 12 Jan 2012 16:13:22 -0500 The ARMSmasters Project http://shadowness.com/MelMillerArt/the-armsmasters-project-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/MelMillerArt/the-armsmasters-project-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item6/177735/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />A brief break from drawing for colors - and the latest ARMSmasters promo poster is complete. The poster was a collaboration - fleshed out in a rough sketch by the concept's creator, Mike Winn. From there, I created the clean, final line art for the piece, colored it, and comped the final poster layout. For more on the ARMSmasters Project, check out the series' production blog here: http://thearmsmasters.blogspot.com/ -Mel Sat, 07 Jan 2012 07:23:58 -0500 Sunset Swordplay http://shadowness.com/MelMillerArt/sunset-swordplay <a href="http://shadowness.com/MelMillerArt/sunset-swordplay"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item5/131181/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Commission for DeviantART's *heliossa of her lovely characters Selene and Shamael. Shamael gives Selene a bit of sweet encouragement one evening as he teaches her defense with a sword beside their lush forest encampment. I had the opportunity to really sit and utilize this pieces as practice for improvement in my coloring, and it ended up being a fantastic experience over all. Thanks again for the commission, Helene! For process on this image, check out my art blog at http://melmillerart.blogspot.com/ Cheers, Mel Thu, 08 Sep 2011 07:06:20 -0400 TKP Leading Ladies http://shadowness.com/MelMillerArt/tkp-leading-ladies <a href="http://shadowness.com/MelMillerArt/tkp-leading-ladies"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item5/128611/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br /> Fri, 02 Sep 2011 21:49:51 -0400 ARMSmasters Promotional Poster http://shadowness.com/MelMillerArt/armsmasters-promotional-poster <a href="http://shadowness.com/MelMillerArt/armsmasters-promotional-poster"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item5/128609/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Art by Mel Miller and Mike Winn. Copyright 2011 of Alpha Omega Animation. For more on The ARMSmasters Project, check out http://armsmastersproject.com/ Fri, 02 Sep 2011 21:32:28 -0400 82nd Airborne Girl http://shadowness.com/MelMillerArt/82nd-airborne-girl <a href="http://shadowness.com/MelMillerArt/82nd-airborne-girl"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item5/134879/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />My latest completed commission is for a rather awesome group of folks: The 82nd Airborne, 508 Parachute Infantry Regiment, Easy Company reenactment group, and their website at www.508pir.com. This project was a particularly awesome challenge, as not only was I going for a classic pin-up look (Even dated the result as '42, for kicks) but the uniform details needed to be as spot-on as I could manage them, as well. In the end, I'm very pleased with the result. Sassy and classy - I think we achieved both ;) Fri, 16 Sep 2011 21:24:52 -0400 Into the Ancient Ruins http://shadowness.com/MelMillerArt/into-the-ancient-ruins <a href="http://shadowness.com/MelMillerArt/into-the-ancient-ruins"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item5/128606/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Artwork by Mel Miller. Commissioned by and characters belonging to Marie Cabot. Fri, 02 Sep 2011 21:18:09 -0400 Rarakie and Ossy http://shadowness.com/MelMillerArt/rarakie-and-ossy <a href="http://shadowness.com/MelMillerArt/rarakie-and-ossy"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item6/174891/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />The final results of Gabrielle's commission of she and her fiance's lovely characters Ossy and Rarakie, sharing a cute n' cuddly moment in the jungle treetops. I really enjoy how this one turned out - colors especially. I made a special point this time around to allow the characters' colors themselves dictate the tones for the world around them. Textures from Mayang's Free Texture Library http://mayang.com/textures/index.htm -Mel Thu, 29 Dec 2011 16:22:52 -0500 Mutant Uterus Attack http://shadowness.com/MelMillerArt/mutant-uterus-attack-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/MelMillerArt/mutant-uterus-attack-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item5/129055/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Something completely ridiculous for your day. Ladies, you know you can relate ;) Sun, 04 Sep 2011 01:08:07 -0400 Journey to Trias http://shadowness.com/MelMillerArt/journey-to-trias <a href="http://shadowness.com/MelMillerArt/journey-to-trias"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item5/128612/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Original concept art for my TKP project. Artwork and concept are copyright 2010 of Mel Miller. Fri, 02 Sep 2011 21:49:52 -0400