Thomas Chen
Thomas Chen
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Thomas Chen
Revisited an original character of mine that I haven't drawn a full-body piece of since 8 years ago. Decided to put them side-by-side to compare and see how far I've come along since.
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ellierose(2021)
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Thomas Chen
Here is my entry "SEAL Team 9", an action-adventure military/spy film about mermaids who were rescued by and join a new US Navy SEAL Team where they go on top-secret classified assignments around the world. Since 2019 I've been working on creating a story that combined two of my main interests that I've tended to draw: "tacticool" military and sensual mermaids. With this SEAL Team 9 was born, and I've been trying to come up with a story to follow up on that. I wanted to create a different kind of story involving mermaids that isn't just another "Little Mermaid". I'm drawn more to the high-stakes world of special operations and unconventional warfare, and what interesting challenges, opportunities, and threats this team will face. My art style is more influenced by comics, and this was an interesting challenge for me to come up with something on fairly short notice. Luckily, I did have an inked line art sketch done during last month's MerMay 2021 art challenge, so I figured I'd turn that into an action movie poster. I've learned a few things in the process, and quite happy with what I was able to produce on short notice.
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Hi all, this challenge was only brought to my attention two days ago, and I decided to give it a try anyway. Luckily, I did have something drawn during last month's MerMay art challenge that I figured I could use. I've always drawn military themes (tanks, guns, soldiers, etc), but on the flip side I also enjoy drawing beautiful and sensual mermaids. And I've been drawn to comic art for as long as I can remember, drawing inspiration from artists like J Scott Campbell, Frank Cho, Adam Hughes, Phil Noto, etc. So I combined these subjects into a story I've dubbed "SEAL Team 9", about a US Navy SEAL Team that has a few mermaids as part of the team. The first image was from the sketch I did during MerMay. The second is after cleaned it up and done some edits added flat colors and preparing to shade. I left some space at the top for the title, which I haven't figured out how to make the title font for. I figured I'd share a preview but especially wanted some critique.
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Update/progress, I might add some text later.
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