Bartkira StarTwo style! Vol 5

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Hello everyone!β˜…β˜…
Today we bring you the page we did for the Bartkira project – Vol.5. (in addition to the ones we did for Vol.4! Check the post about it β–Ίhereβ—„ )
For those who are not familiar with the project, here’s the description on the Bartkira Roadshow youtube channel:

Bartkira is an animated parody mash-up of The Simpsons and Akira. Based on an idea by Ryan Humphrey articulated through comics, the concept was expanded with the Bartkira project, a comic collaboration of Simpsons fans, curated by James Harvey. In association with the comic, Moon Animate Make-Up producer Kaitlin Sullivan pitched the idea of an animated trailer to match and with the work of over fifty artists, produced the Bartkira animated trailer.

We had a lot of fun once again, as expected, but there was more work involved due to the different characters and rhythm of the action.
Despite the slow pace, this gave us an opportunity to turn what could be considered a “boring” page into something more into the Simpsons’ Universe, but not without being worried on how to translate “Akira” into “Simpsons”.

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Squidnapping! Squid smack!

In the end we decided to bring a story within a story, hence the “squidnapping”, making this our favourite page from the ones we made. Well, besides the one with the appearance of Sideshow Bob, because… It’s Sideshow Bob.

Here are some of the stages of the page and also some character studies we did to get a better grip of each one of them.

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Preliminary layout

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We hope you enjoy them just as much as we enjoyed being part of this project!
Take care, everyone!β˜…β˜…

WIP time (again)

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Simple study of a much fiery love

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Hey everyone! We’re sharing another snipet of a study for an illustration.

 

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You might remember her from a previous post, but if you don’t- fret not! Here’s the link: Hardcandy bite

 

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And now, back to work!!

Quick pinup to be study

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This might not correspond to the final product… teehee β™₯

Hi there everybody! Here’s the Cat and the Fox together at long last to start bringing you posts more often! This marks the beginning of a true team-ness feeling for this blog! Woohoo!!!

 

Truth be told, it always saddened us that there was no true way to show that these posts are actually written by two people/pests so we hope the adding of our avatars will change that!

 

Yep, this feels a lot better! So today we’re dropping this quick concept art for a future pinup. We usually discuss an idea, then we do a quick character study until we’re satisfied and then we add a bit of colours.

 

We might tweak the colours when we get closer to the final product but what matters is getting a feel for the character first.

 

This is it for now! If you have any questions for us don’t be shy! We’ll be more than happy to reply the best we can. And now back to celebrating this success and more to come soon! Bye everyone!

Burning the midnight oil

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We got two events on the first two weekends of September and as time rushes by, we’re getting work done and ready for them. We’ll make sure to share with you guys some wips and hopefully no frustrations! This cute demon girl is a study for a poster although we don’t know if we’ll be selling it on this event or not yet. Decisions, decisions…

Lil’Demon Harcandy bite

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Being a petite Demon sometimes can be a hassle. If she says she’ll bite if you get too close, then she will and then you’ll need demon anti venom, and then what? Tsk tsk…

Speaking of candy, once there were these translucid hardcandy, they were oval and flat. We never saw these again and it’s a shame because they were delicious! Specially the strawberry ones.

Make sure to bite only what you can handle!β˜…β˜…

Iberanime Lx 2016

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Portrait and commission making, no time to eat, no time to sleep… that’s the rush you get when you’re at a con!
But really, why words when we can show you the images of Iberanime Lisbon 2016?

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We weren’t disappointed with the Trex weight loss program at the con. …Fine, not really, just a guy in a mini trex costume running on Sonic the Hedgehog’s ring… We’re sticking to the personal coach cheering, though.

Thank you to everyone that came by JANKENPON’s stand!
No time for resting, and keeping the nitro gear close!