Ryan Elk Blog

  • 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
  • January 15, 2014

    Ryan Elk’s Senior Film “Drive In”

    “Drive In” from Ryan Elk on Vimeo. Won 2nd place for Audience Choice Award out of 32 other animated films at The Savannah College of Art and Design Animation Graduation Show. Nominated for The Savannah College of Art and Design first time ever “Weirdness Award”.