Ryan Elk Blog

  • May 14, 2017

    V A M P Y R / empyr ;)

    A vampire concept I’ve been playing around with, “VAMPYR / EMPYR”.
  • April 17, 2017

    Character Design Challenge – Game of Thrones

  • March 30, 2017

    Skulls, Spikes, and Headphones

    A new skull idea I’ve been playing around with. I may have put it on my new business card too. I always love drawing up new stylized skulls. I used one in my “Deadly Nightshades” samurai world as their clan logo to try and fit the mood, theme, and style. There’s an infinite amount of… Read More
  • March 29, 2016

    Captain Flint / Black Sails

    The legendary pirate – Captain Flint. Definitely my favorite character on the Starz original series “Black Sails”. I had to do a stylized painting of him and illustrate the tenacious glory of one of the most feared captains in Nassau and throughout the Caribbean. English be warned.. Aaargh!
  • February 19, 2014

    The Walking Dead’s Deadly Michonne

    Speed painting of the samurai katana wielding Michonne. Used a fun brush, slightly textured, but keeping a lot of solidity with a slight diffusion. Great brush for edges. 50 minutes. In my opinion she has one of the most dynamic character stories in “The Walking Dead”. She can be a very passionately loving character as… Read More