My roommate zetallis has been playing Evil Within and I love all the psychological horror going on in it. I also love this tormented detective.
Hi! SG-Alexis here :) Just wanted to say a sort of Thank You for all the wonderful covers, issues and singles you make/made for Transformers because they are absolutely dashing and very pleasing to the eye, always out to look for your works and i'm sure a Lot of others feel the same! Your art brings both relief and excitement to our hearts!
Oh gosh you are so kind! <3 Really I should be thanking you guys for all your support and enthusiasm for my work. I love the fandom and being able to make official work for TF has been so daunting, but really you guys really make my day every time I can share a new piece or issue. <3
Transformers Primacy #4 SUB Cover by Sarah Stone
The Optimus vs Megatron theme is visited a lot, but I was hoping to present it in a new and unique way! I toiled with this one a lot and was very unhappy with it until the very end when it finally ‘clicked,’ but up until that moment I was so worried.
A textless version of the two page spread in Robots in Disguise #33, which has been out for a little bit now, so I figured it’s safe for spoilers! Please full view because Tumblr really destroys the spread!
I love that Wheeljack imagines Starscream becoming ruler of Cybertron so glamorously.
Hey guys! A very belated announcement for my appearance at NYCC this weekend! Who gave Misfire guns??
Come see me at my Artist Alley table O3. I’ll have prints, postcards, and art books as usual. I have a TON of new prints, including a very special run of my MTMTE Anniversary cover that has a really slick UV Gloss treatment, and free postcard that teases a creator owned comic that I’ll be working on with Ananth Panagariya and Tessa Stone! I’ll also be right behind my charming fellow TF artists Andrew Griffith and Livio Ramondelli, so we’ll have an awesome little TF circle going on!
I’ll also be speaking at two panels, IDW & Hasbro: Transformers, Ponies, and More! and IDW Publishing: The Artists. And I’ll also be available for signings at the IDW Booth on Thursday at 4PM and Saturday at 8PM! Check out the links for times and room info~
Unfortunately due to my really overbooked schedule, I will not be able to take on any sketch commissions at the con. I’ve had to think a lot about this, and even as I type this up I’m thinking about how I could possibly squeeze in the time, because doing sketches for you guys is honestly some of the funnest parts of a convention for me. However, I’m woefully behind schedule, and I will need to be working at every spare moment I have, so it really hurts me to say that I can’t do it this time. If you’ve contacted me previously and we’ve already arranged something, don’t worry, we’re still on! I just can’t take on anything extra. I’m truly sorry, I wish it didn’t have to be this way. However, I really do hope that you’ll still come by and say hi and take a free postcard! Even if I’m buried in my laptop working on pages…
See you guys there!
【A Thank you gift for fayren★】
This is supposed to be given since days ago after my first practice drawing of Windblade but due to my Museum Science Fair project + my unexpected broken of my tablet pen, everything went delayed;;
But anyway! I was glad to be noticed by fayren >///<* I would really love to meet her in person in conventions but Japan is very far from America!! I cannot go visit her immediately because expensive; Orz I wish to visit her someday and give tons of gifts and maybe I might ask a commission from her so I can have her souvenir (´///`)=3 Eeeeeeiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii/////
But since It’s impossible for me to meet her in person, I made this gift instead! Thank you for following & likes my drawings, I’m honored to meet you!! (人´∀｀)．☆．。．:*･
OH MY GOSH~~~
Coralus, I don’t deserve you!! >///w///< <3 This is beautiful! Starscream’s face…. so perfect. And the way you draw Windblade is so adorable!!
I hope to one day be able to visit Japan, so maybe one day I can thank you for this in person! <3
PS I’m Fay this is just my personal account~~~ \(-ㅂ-)/ ♥ ♥ ♥
I don’t think I’ve mentioned in a while that I have a more personal tumblr account where I reblog and talk more, @fistfulofstars! And I reblog cute cute and amazing art like this. ♥ I try to reply to asks more on that blog since I don’t have pressure to keep it clean and portfolio like, but I won’t lie, I’m honestly just a shy hermit and I have trouble keeping up with asks period so I apologize if you’ve contacted me and I haven’t replied yet. I’m the worst!
RID #33 is outtttt you guys! I’m very excited to be finally able to share all my hard work on this issue. I had a ton of fun illustrating it and working with the awesome John Barber, and I hope you guys enjoy the result. You can check it out on Comixology, or you can hop over to your local comic shop!
Transformers Phase Two, Vol. 1 Cover by Sarah Stone
This beautifully bound hardcover contains 12 awesome issues of TF comics, including the Death of Optimus Prime, MTMTE #1-5, and RID #1-6, and is an excellent collection and reading order for those looking to jump onto the recent Transformers comics. Plus it has cover art by me! It’s now available to purchase on Amazon, so please consider checking it out!
Did you know TRANSFORMERS: Robots in Disguise #33 comes out tomorrow? And that I did all the art? There’s even one more page to preview!
I’m a little embarrassed to be posting this, but I made it over a month ago when I was working on the issue, and I’m sure there’s an abuse of sugar or maybe caffeine that can be blamed for it.
Transformers Robots in Disguise #33 30th Anniversary RI Cover by Sarah Stone
30th Anniverssary Cover (3 of 3)! The previous two I did are here and here. This ended up being a very emotional part of Last Stand of the Wreckers for me, so here’s my tribute. Thank you again, IDW, for allowing me to participate in TF’s 30th birthday. <3
Legends of Baldur’s Gate #3 is now available for preorder! Here’s my cover!
I get a lot of questions about my process so I thought it’d be cool to break down and talk about some of my steps for illustrating covers! I hope this is helpful or interesting, it’s not quite a tutorial but perhaps it’s a glimpse into my thought process.
Step 1 | Thumbnail. The point here is to do several very fast, small, drawings, so you can’t get hung up on details. Here I’m thinking most about composition and subject. I had four originally and this one was picked to get finished.
Step 2 | Sketch. I draw on top of my thumbnail, nailing down more of the actual details. I fix any proportion isssues but I still try not to waste too much time making final lines, the sketch will go away in the end, so it just needs to be good enough for me.
Step 3 | Background Painting. A lot of lightning and mood is set by the environment, so I start with determining their background. I browse through lots of inspirational paintings and photographs during this stage, and try to get a palette in my head for the overall piece. I use the lasso tool to fill in their silhouettes with black and lock the layer transparency. The silhouette is very important for readability, so I make sure even without colors the shapes are distinct.
Step 4 | Rough Color Blocking. I block in base colors and basic lighting under the sketch layer, blocking in the different materials and colors.
Step 5 | The Fun Part. Here’s where I just get to zone out and paint. I flatten the sketch onto the color blocked layer (if you’re nervous, you can always duplicate these layers and tuck them into another folder before you flatten and commit) and finally get to painting. The sketch eventually gets entirely painted over. Things I’m thinking about during this stage: different materials, changes in planes, drawing from the background colors.
Stage 6 | Details. I use the lasso tool and fill to do very tiny details like scratches, small specular highlights, etc. I add some wear and tear and knock out a bit of Fulcrum’s teeth. (huhuhu)
Stage 7 | MOAR BLOOD. At this point I decided there wasn’t enough energon dripping off of Tarn and I added more on a new layer. Again, grabbing areas with the lasso tool, filling, and erasing parts of it to make it appear transparent.
Stage 8 | Lighting Effects. I add some soft glows to Tarn’s lights, but keep his forehead light the brightest. I want it to be the main source of light in the scene so I don’t want to distract. Light is bouncing through the pink energon, so I made the light falling on Tarn’s face more pink.
Stage 9 | Final Lights. I add a harsh white rim light to both of the figures, really pulling them away from the background to finalize the painting.
(2 of 3) of my Transformers 30th Anniversary Covers! I had to do one for MTMTE. The first one is here.