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18th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards Video (& Drawings!)

There was so much happening around March that I had to delay some announcements until April! That said, the 18th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards intro was super fun this year, inviting industry studio artists worldwide to provide ink drawings (quick sketches) for their video.  I am happy to have had drawing(s) that made it into the video, along with many other wonderful studio artists!  The whole event had neat motion graphics throughout, created by Noodle House, featuring the drawings in motion.

These are some drawings that I did for the sketchbook, that while went unused (from what I saw) I thought may be fun to post here.  They were all drawn traditionally with pen and ink, with no underdrawing.  Enjoy! :)

 

Also, some of my works can now be found featured on a new site, showcasing the best contemporary female illustrators and concept artists working within Fantasy and Science Fiction.  Be sure to check out Women In Fantastical Art when you have a chance, as a lot of wonderful artists reside there!


The video can be seen on youtube here.

Cheers,

Marisa

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Jean Grey/Phoenix Redesign for "What Women Want...in Women Characters" on Muddy Colors

Welcome to Women's History Month! Some excitement to share today, a great post written by Lauren Panepinto on Muddy Colors.  The original post, entitled "What Women Want...in Women Characters or, Women Characters Redesigned by Women SFF Artists," can be found here:  http://muddycolors.blogspot.com/2015/03/what-women-wantin-women-characters.html

Additional postings can be found here as well: http://io9.com/fantastic-redesigns-of-women-characters-by-women-scienc-1689503485 http://www.tor.com/blogs/2015/03/women-sff-artists-redesign-female-characters

Also, the Jean Grey/Phoenix redesign created for the article - Jean_Grey_Phoenix_Marisa_Erven

Enjoy!  And be sure to check out the remainder of the Muddy Colors site this month for more goodness! :)

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Female Emerald Visionary Concept Art

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Hello!  Here is a new piece in progress, created during an awesome 3 day long workshop.

The character is an Emerald Visionary (or seer, from the original brief) who has a hummingbird familiar.  She is a hired visionary for the royal court, and gets compensated greatly for her services.  Blind herself, her visions come through a magical connection with her emerald brooch.  Her familiar fetches the brooch by unlatching her necklace and placing it in her hand when she needs to see.  She also follows the sound of the hummingbird to know where she needs to be, using her familiar as her guide.

The workshop was super awesome and focused on 2D Concept Design with several amazing artists both teaching and in attendance!  More info about TLC Workshops and the course instructors can be found here.  :)

Hope those stateside are having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!  Best wishes for the rest of the week.

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Fantastical Creature Concept

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Fantasy Aquatic Humanoid Based Creature Concept.  This was quite awesome to work on, had fun blending hybrids of multiple sea critters.  They are all so interesting to begin with!  Enjoy!

Also, it was so wonderful to attend CTNX and have the opportunity to see some old friends and meet new ones as well!  For those who were able to make the trip, I hope you had a wonderful time.  Looking forward to seeing you all next year!

 

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Inktober 2013 - Check!

October has come and gone!  This year I participated in Inktober, and have included some of those ink drawings below!  : ) It was really wonderful to be able to get back to traditional and step away from the digital realm for a bit.  As much as I love computers and technology, it certainly is nice to have the traditional pen (or brush) to paper feel on occasion!

The originals were drawn fairly small (half sheets or less) and modified via my Instagram account, marzie_e  so I've opted to show the end result as thumbnails below.

Femme Space Station Abstract Ballerina Dia De Los Muertos Muerte Victorian Puppet

girl blowing bubblegum Jack-In-The-Box Jester Accordion Females Jack the Rabbit Robo Buddy

Cat formal female in dress planetary space exploration

Best wishes for the weekend!

- M

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2013 Digital Art Showcase & Weekend Environment Concept!

Hello!  I'm excited to announce that The Corridors concept art piece has been selected to be a part of the 2013 Digital Art Showcase! More about the selected works can be found here. This piece is an environment painting I was working on over the weekend.  Current progress includes the thumbnails to initial painting, as shown.

 

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Best wishes for the upcoming week!  Also, as Inktober is coming to a close, a blog post of a bunch of those will be coming shortly!

- Marisa

 

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Corridors

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In-Progress Post of Corridors - Fantasy Personal Work

Found a bit of time over the weekend to start a new personal piece~!

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