Shadowness - Mephyra http://shadowness.com Hi there! My name is Melinda Isaacs, and I'm a 19-year-old Fine Arts student from Hamilton, OH, USA. I'm currently attending the University of Cincinn... en Chelle Concept http://shadowness.com/Mephyra/chelle-concept-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/Mephyra/chelle-concept-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item8/226574/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />This is a concept piece of my character, Chelle Ar'Niril, who is a battlemage. She is of light elven descent, and prefers to use a battleaxe over a sword although she enjoys using spells just as much. Even though this piece took forever (over the span of 3 months due to course work at college), I'm very happy with how well it turned out! I plan on reworking this when I've got the time, but for now, it'll have to do. :) --- Created in Adobe Photoshop CS5 with Wacom Intuos3 tablet, ~75 hours. Some references were used (armor and weapon). Chelle and Art © Melinda Isaacs 2012 [Mephyra@Shadowness] <a href="http://www.MIsaacsArt.com">MIsaacsArt.com</a> l <a href="http://www.MIsaacsArt.com/blog">Blog</a> Fri, 25 May 2012 23:34:03 -0400 Chelle Concept 8 http://shadowness.com/Mephyra/chelle-concept-8-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/Mephyra/chelle-concept-8-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item8/223321/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Another WIP of my Chelle concept painting. This is going fairly well, though I have caught a few mistake and I'm currently trying to polish up the armor and decide on the direction I want to go in with her face. So far, I'm pretty happy with this. :) Enjoy! Worked on in Adobe Photoshop CS5 with Wacom Intuos3 tablet, ~50 hours. No references were used. Chelle and Art © Melinda Isaacs 2012 Tue, 15 May 2012 08:20:58 -0400 Mother's Day http://shadowness.com/Mephyra/mother--s-day <a href="http://shadowness.com/Mephyra/mother--s-day"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item8/223312/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Here's my mother's gift for Mother's Day. I spent about 3 days working on this in between school work, and I'm pretty happy with how it came out! I'm hoping to touch up on this eventually, as I can see a ton of errors. Enjoy! :) --- Completed in Adobe Photoshop CS5 with Wacom Intuos3 tablet, ~20 hours. Personal references were used. © Melinda Isaacs 2012 Tue, 15 May 2012 07:57:51 -0400 MIsaacsArt.com Business Cards http://shadowness.com/Mephyra/misaacsart-com-business-cards <a href="http://shadowness.com/Mephyra/misaacsart-com-business-cards"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item7/193921/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />I spent the majority of today working on my business cards to promote my work throughout my town, and I'm extremely proud of the result! This is exactly how I envisioned my cards, and it even matches my web site! :) This was mostly practice (though I will be using thing myself) as I'm hoping to open commissions for these...because these were also for practice, I would appreciate it if I could get some critiques! It's been a while since I have done any graphic design work, so I'm a little "rusty", haha. Enjoy! :) -- Created in Adobe Photoshop CS5, ~9 hours. No references were used. © Melinda Isaacs 2012 Sun, 19 Feb 2012 21:03:18 -0500 Agnityr's Champion http://shadowness.com/Mephyra/agnityr--s-champion-2 <a href="http://shadowness.com/Mephyra/agnityr--s-champion-2"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/99791/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />This painting has been in the works for about 2 weeks now, and I've been picking at it off and on until I finally finished it tonight. To be honest, I'm extremely proud of this one! This did prove to be a challenge though, because I had thought about scrapping this in the beginning when it wasn't clicking like I wanted it to...I'm just glad that I didn't, because this ended up being one of the best paintings I've ever done. Michelle Hoefener was definitely one of the artists who influenced me to draw something like this, and Frank Frazetta influenced my way of painting. I wanted to use harsh shadows and complimentary colors in this as an experiment, and it definitely worked. :D Anywho, this is Chelle Ar-Niril, my light elven character who is 'dragonborn'. The dragonborn are blessed with the great dragon Agnityr's characteristics, which makes her a candidate for dragon-riding. Dragonborn are also the only beings who can cast magic. She's one of the main characters in mine and my fiancee's novel that's in the works. :) -- Done in Adobe Photoshop CS5 with Wacom BambooFUN tablet, 70+ hours. No references were used. © Melinda Isaacs 2011 Sun, 10 Jul 2011 23:02:36 -0400 WeAreOne http://shadowness.com/Mephyra/weareone <a href="http://shadowness.com/Mephyra/weareone"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/89656/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />A image dedicated to my sweetheart as he was having a hard time with life. This was on my other account [Dezieriah@dA - now inactive] as my final submission before I decided to make the switch to a new account [Mephyra@dA]. This image is a huge part of showing how much I've progressed as an artist over the years. Honestly, I'm extremely proud of this piece. Fur has always been my weakest point, and I'm proud to say that I've finally got a grip on it. Granted, I still have a lot to learn, but this is a major, and good, start. :] Enjoi! -- Done in Adobe Photoshop CS5 with Wacom BambooFUN tablet, 15 hours. Photo references used. © Melinda Isaacs 2010-2011 Mon, 20 Jun 2011 21:51:04 -0400 McGraw http://shadowness.com/Mephyra/mcgraw <a href="http://shadowness.com/Mephyra/mcgraw"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/89654/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Mother's Day Gift to my Mom. ♥ -- Done in Adobe Photoshop CS5 with Wacom BambooFUN tablet, 3 hours. Photo references used. © Melinda Isaacs 2010-2011 Mon, 20 Jun 2011 21:51:01 -0400 The F Word Gordon http://shadowness.com/Mephyra/the-f-word-gordon <a href="http://shadowness.com/Mephyra/the-f-word-gordon"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/89653/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Birthday gift for my mother. -- Done in Adobe Photoshop CS4 with Wacom BambooFUN tablet, 12+ hours. Photo references used. © Melinda Isaacs 2009-2011, Mon, 20 Jun 2011 21:51:00 -0400 TheAnimalInTheAsylum http://shadowness.com/Mephyra/theanimalintheasylum <a href="http://shadowness.com/Mephyra/theanimalintheasylum"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/89652/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />A Portrait of David Draiman, the lead singer of the band DISTURBED. -- Done in Adobe Photoshop CS5 with Wacom BambooFUN tablet, 12+ hours. Photo references used. © Melinda Isaacs 2010-2011 Reference: <a href="http://www.disturbed1.com/gallery/official?page=28">David Draiman on Disturbed's Official Site</a> Mon, 20 Jun 2011 21:50:59 -0400 Bound http://shadowness.com/Mephyra/bound <a href="http://shadowness.com/Mephyra/bound"><img src="http://shadowness.com/file/item4/89651/image_t6.jpg" /></a><br />Christmas gift for my sweetheart. ♥ -- Done in Adobe Photoshop CS5 with Wacom BambooFUN tablet, 75+ hours. Photo references used. © Melinda Isaacs 2010-2011 Mon, 20 Jun 2011 21:50:58 -0400