Art

This was an old drawn piece that I had done in my sketchbook back at ETSU, but decided to do over and give it a shot in digital a few years later. I had bought a bunch of brush packs in an attempt to paint better, and gave a few of those a shot here. These were all oil-painting type brushes, and I think they gave the effect I was looking for quite amply.

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This fantastic piece showcases an alien species I’ve had in my head for use in Dawnstar for awhile now, known as the etka. These turtle-like aliens have a very tortoise-like appearance, and have one extra set of limbs to use as arms. They are very versed in laser and plasma weaponry, and cannot speak actual words that humans can understand; hence the translators grafted onto their heads. They lay eggs and are quite adept to climbing with their four feet.

 

The male is on the left, with the female on the right.

 

I’ll do a more detailed writeup of these guys one day. Only time will tell.

 

Lineart by Christina Weinman. Coloring by me.

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I recently started trying out Hexels after seeing some people use in on deviantART. It’s an extremely interesting software and I definitely look forward to doing more with it. Did this in a short sitting when getting a hang of it; don’t think it came out too bad, but I have a long way to go with this. :S

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This was an…interesting idea to say the least. I’m just glad Christina put up with me on this one.

 

Basically I had this idea of an Alice in Wonderland scenario, except it was someone from an older period falling into a modern or sci-fi cyberpunk setting (neo Tokyo, etc). This was one of the first times I used stock photos for the background, and had a ton of fun coloring this together. Basically the girl in the middle is getting a good helping of the modern conveniences, along with meeting some cool peeps.

 

It was supposed to evolve into a story, and I had plans for this character to be actually decent at playing arcade games. I didn’t quite get further into the plot beyond that, though.

 

Lineart by Christina Weinman. Coloring and everything else by me.

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This was a gift I did for one of two people I was talking to a lot at the time; this person was someone I met at Animazement 2008, and had been talking to since. I had always joked with her fitting in right a home with my fantasy settings, so you could say this was a nod-off to that.

 

She liked it, and I even made a reference how she liked the hot peppers in the garden. So the entire idea evolved into her persona being a “harvest girl”. I had a lot of fun coloring this one, especially since I was trying some watercolor brushes I had gotten for Photoshop.

 

Original lineartist He-de. Coloring and everything else me.

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A few years ago, online dA buddy Skylanth was complaining how people would ask if she drew things while in public. “OMG did you draw that?!” they would exclaim. This began a repetitive question and she lost her patience in a journal one day:

 

“You know what? No, I ddn’t draw it. A man with a tuba on his head appeared, gave me this sketchbook and told me to PRETEND.”

 

That stuck in my head for a few years since I read it, but I was worried that I wouldn’t give it justice if I drew it out. I finally decided to just get it down as 3 years had passed since the idea was mentioned. Better late than never, I suppose.

 

In case you’re confused with this mysterious tuba-donning stranger, the face he’s making is the duckface. Just to help clarify things.

 

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This is the last piece of the Disney/Touhou crossover series currently. I may do more in the future, but for now the project closes out with this last and seventh piece.

 

For the longest while I knew I wanted to put someone in Reimu’s outfit but it took well over two years till I finally came to this combination. Special thanks to Animazement buddy AnnaC93 for suggesting this to happen.

 

Lineart courtesy Paola Tosca.

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This was something I cooked up the same evening I got my used Intuos 4 tablet. I had also just bought a brush pack for traditional oil/watercolor patterns, so I was giving that a whirl too. This was quick and rough, nothing too developed. Also was trying to get used to using a big tablet like that at the time as well.

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This piece was a big jump for me, because I pumped it out in one evening on my newly owned Cintiq tablet. I was so happy with how it turned out, though looking back at it I have a long ways to go to translate my better skills to the digital medium.

 

I don’t know where I quite got the idea for this, but the idea came from watching some recent Youtube videos from the Youtuber known as Markiplier. Specifically his playthroughs for the game Mad Father and Witch’s House. I guess that rubbed off from somewhere.

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