Knowing me, this probably won't be a consistent thing [laughs]. That being said, I've been stalking DeviantArt for good fan art these last couple of weeks and I thought I'd at least try to start up a series where we give these artists some of the limelight! That, and I really feel like we need a break from people posting about Star Wars and BvS (Seriously, people, you're ruining it for me).
We're going to be looking at my favorite fan art of the week coming from anime, games, movies/TV and comics! So let's get started.
Arguably one of the best characters to come from the Spider-Verse, Spider-Gwen has been taking the Marvel scene by storm. What better way to pay tribute to her than to depict her stepping in some of Venom's goobly-glops? Artist ribkadory's humorous take on Gwen's strolling through the alleys reminds us that our heroes are still people that step in gum like the rest of us. Really big pieces of sentient gum, that is.
Good lord, if there's ever to be a reboot of Ranma 1/2 then Sakimichan surely would be picked to create the cover art. To have both sides of Ranma back to back with their iconic facial expressions definitely brings back a slew of memories for a lot of anime fans. The attention to detail is nothing short of stunning, from the skin texture down to the overlapping rubber band in their hair. Though I'm not gonna lie, her giant eyes are freaking me out.
It seems that our blue-favoring Khaleesi truly is the face of Game of Thrones, and why shouldn't she be? A headstrong royal figure that commands loyal dragons? What is there to not love? The fierce Mother of Dragons is depicted by artist Inna-Vjuzhanina in a digital painting that is nothing short of visually stunning. You can't help but feel entranced by such an ethereal piece of art. I certainly commend Inna on her beautiful use of lighting and intense attention to detail in order to not only accurately portray Daenarys's willful stare, down to the curve of her mouth, but to create a true sense of how powerful this character is.
Oh, Morrigan, the busty succubus that haunted my parents during my childhood. Every time I see this Darkstalkers character I'm reminded of the many conversations my mother had with me to explain that it's not socially acceptable for a little kid to dress up like a mythical hooker on Halloween even though she wears bats on her legs. It's pieces of art like these that really bring the characters' personalities to light - Lilith being the mischievous half that harbored a great deal of power, and Morrigan being the strong and sexy succubus that was destined for greatness. Robaato truly has a deep understanding of the characters he draws, and Capcom themselves would only be so lucky to have him as an artist on their team.
So that's it for the first post of Artsy Fartsy Thursdays! Should I keep doing this? Or should I just stop trying to be interesting? [laughs]