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QuickHorror Key Art

Quickhorror key art 10 flattened crop3

Here is the key art that I did for QuickHorror. It will be used at a promotional image for the beta/prototype distribution. I want to give a dark feel. I really wanted to paint the entire monster in the painting but then it take some mystery out of the game. The monster in the game is rendered in a way that you cant get a clear shot of it. I will release a trailer tomorrow, and a press release on Wednesday.

I’m hoping I can upload the game to IndieDB, GameJolt, an another indie game server tonight. It will only have the procedural generated levels but that alone should give a player hours of game play. If enough people like the game, I will Kickstart it. I’m excited and terrified. I’ve never promoted my games before.

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Silly Sea Monster (Daily Doodle 8)

sea monster with two heads one on rear

For this doodle I started on a black canvas. I approached it like a scratchboard. I feel at a loss with this doodle, I don’t know if it is the exhaustion of finals or that I forgot to do thumbnails but.. I’m very unhappy with today’s doodle. Time spent 40 minutes.  I think I’m going to crash into bed.

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Creature Feature 1- Nectoar

creature concept art test speedy monster eat hole shark dragagon

The story of the Nectoar : the nectoar is a stone creature that lives in the abandoned mountains. It is said that it’s voice could crush rock miles a way and that it’s stare could turn a person to stone! it has quick strong legs that can catch up to any thing in a instant! It’s thick helmet shaped head protects the brain. it’s only weak spot is it’s fleshly red underbelly and it is the only way you can slay a nectoar. It has a sensitive pod above it’s head it uses as a third eye.

After watching a very motivating video on creativity (I will search for link when I can). It made a point that stuck with me. If you want to do something, you must simply do it, sounds simple right? So why doesn’t it happen? There are some that want to be writers but they never write due to fears and other hangups. But a writer does one thing every day without letup…. they write! So if you want to be a writer, you must write! Doesn’t matter how good or bad your are, if you want to be something, you MUST be it. Every day. Without letup. People like to use the popular excuse ‘I have no talent to do that’. Talent is overrated. Hard work and passion for you subject gets you places. NOT talent. Some skills might take years to learn well, but if it is your passion, make yourself dredge through it! The more you do something the better you become at it. The more you love it.

I have done this with being a artist, every day I draw, paint, and teach myself. I still have a ways to go (what artist doesn’t?), but it doesn’t matter, it is my passion to draw and paint. In just the last 4 months you can see a clear improvement in my skills. However I realized if i want to become a concept artist.. shouldn’t I create concept art? I draw allot of dragons, critters and still life paintings but very few designs. I’ve decided that along with my still life project I should create a critter a day. No excuses. I started creating creatures four days ago, this is the first design that is not too shabby. I write a short story about a creature and them paint it. Unlike my Still life paintings I will not upload every creature I create because..frankly most suck right now :D. I also do some quick daily storyboards as well of story ideas the pass through my reptilian brain. I now set aside 2 hours a day for studies, its called my Art block.

I spent 2 hours on this painting.

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Gryphon Charcoal Drawing

gryphon extreme close up

A charcoal drawing I did for my advanced drawing class. I am new to using compressed charcoal in a drawing. This drawing is about 24×18.

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Daily Painting No.48 – Organic Defense Tower

oraganic defence tower

This started as a sketch of a simple half sphere building with turrets surrounding it. The more I massed in, the stranger it became. It now resembles a organic blob creature sitting on top of a building with cannons coming of the poor thing. I added the character with the horns to make that area more interesting and to guide the persons eye to the tower… and mostly for fun. For the base color, I mess around with different colors on different layers, messing with the bending modes, trying to create a happy accident. I’m on the fence if I will be finishing it. If I decide to finish this it wouldn’t take too long to add details and refine.

2 hours : Painted from scratch in Photoshop with a graphics tablet.

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Dragon Face Value Painting WIP 2

dragon painting bust head portrait concept art

Finally got back to working on this painting. Put more details into the scales, and rendered the mouth more.  I just need to do some more scale rendering and finish lighting it. Then I can start coloring. Painted in Photoshop. Time spent so far: About 3 hours. Let me know what you think so far.

Was watching Captain America: The first Avenger while painting this. The movie was pretty well made and had great production values. Chris Evans did a good job at portraying Steve Roger. The story was predicable but enjoyable nether the less. I was impressed however with the ending credit sequence, It was very interesting how they took the images from old U.S WW2 propaganda posters and animated them.