Ok your turn! Once you get this, share 5 facts about yourself and then pass it on to ten of your favorite followers!
I don’t usually do tags on here, but ok!
1. I procrastinate a lot. It’s a major flaw that I’m still trying to fix.
2. I recently left home and moved halfway across the country.
3. I am rather hungry right now.
4. My mind has been a confused mess these last few days and I have no idea wtf it’s doing lol
5. I won’t be passing this on because i r lazeh
PLEASE IGNORE THE SHITTY SKETCHYNESS OF THIS. Imagine it was drawn very neat, rendered in a realistic manner, and those gears actually looked like gears and not like mutant lava flowers. Also please pretend that the glow is smooth and even because fuck you photoshop for only allowing me to save this as a .png for some reason.
So yeah, I’ve been pondering a logo/title style for my graphic novel for ages now, and then this one came into my head randomly while at work the other day. It’s ok I guess, although it gets across too much fieryness, which isn’t good. I think I’ll work upon this one some more, maybe change the colours in the background, maybe add in some dragon wings to get across the fantasy aspect, and definitely reduce the amount of “lava” making up the text. Feedback is highly welcome as THIS SHIT IS HARD OK.
Another doodle done during the writing-prompt-exercise-thing with AYA I mentioned in my previous post, the prompt here was “fall” so instead of going with the obvious I decided to sketch up some sort of fallen angel…thing.
What can I say, creepy weird deformed mutant angel designs are simply the best ever. Especially those without faces.
Despite it originally being spur-of-the-moment I still really like the design, and since its “wings” sorta match up with some stuff from Ashes of Veyis I’ve decided to include it as a concept for the graphic novel c: Not 100% sure what it is yet, but I’ve got a feeling that it has something to do with that “S.A.I.N.T.” sketch/design/picture/thing I uploaded a little while ago~
I do not know why I’m uploading these either…
(The top one was a thinggy done in a sorta miniature drawing prompt challenge thing that AYA and I did over Skype a month or two back, the second one is some surrealism thing and the third is a bunch of doodles done when bored on Livestream last year and I don know why they still exist let alone why they are now on tumblr.)
I’m not really sure what’s happening with this, it’s the sketch for a (currently unpaid) commission that’s been on hold for almost a year now, at the time I wanted to close commissions due to stuff going on and I’ve never really opened them since. I’ve no idea if the client even wants me to continue with this because I’ve not spoken to him in ages (and I still don’t know when I’ll be opening commissions again), but I figured the sketch was at least semi-decent so decided to upload it regardless. Maybe I’ll finish it after some of my current pieces are out of the way, I dunno.
The commission was going to be for Murky-depths13 of deviantART and would have been a counterpart to this piece: http://glacierdragon.deviantart.com/art/Commission-Triphon-Camp-Scene-1-315670742
FINALLY managed to upload that video.
…And it’s not even very interesting, lol.
So yeah, progress of the sketches from my previous post, as I said a video had to be provided to the judges of the competition to prove that no erasing had occurred, so this is pretty much it. My submission was the version without colour but for the sake of making the video slightly less boring I decided to keep the progress of the colour version on the end as well.
Uhm, that’s about it, I’ve no idea why I’m uploading this since I can’t imagine anyone being interested either way, derp.
Ok, the bottom image here was originally done for a sketch competition over at deviantART back in April, the theme was landscapes and the main point of the competition was to refrain from erasing anything throughout. I recorded a video of the process as proof that I stayed away from CTRL+Z (which I’ll upload in a while because I figured that if I recorded it I might as well show it, lol), and after I completed my entry I decided to add some colour and things to spice it up a little and then ended up with the top one. I sorta like em both which is why I’m needlessly spamming you with both despite you probably not even being interested. Oh yeah and that sketch of Crea’s realm that lies further down my page was my original entry to the competition but it sucked so I drew this instead literally directly after.
So yeah, of course I had to sketch something to do with Ashes of Veyis, this was really just a spur-of-the-moment idea I had for Project E.D.E.N (working title still, I’ve no idea what I want to really call it). I’ve changed some things since this sketch, mainly the outer walls of the walkways along the biomes are now transparent so you can see out at the world and even more light can be let in and stuff. Also since the biomes are so massive I figured people would need a faster mode of transportation than just walking, so next to the outer walls there would also be tracks with like these miniature tram things. I don’t really know what to call them but yeah you get the idea.
This ended up winning the competition somehow, but I never expected it to win and didn’t have time to continue the series of competitions so asked if the next one could be passed onto a runner-up, I don’t know if the competitions still continue or if I ruined it for everyone :C I’m sorry I always write too much stuff I only meant for a couple of lines of description and then this happened, oh dear.
I do not know why I am uploading these.
(Oh also the top scene was another sketch from that stream session with Luffsas I mentioned in the last couple of posts although I’d forgotten I’d already drawn something similar last year woops.)
When Nairo commissioned me a few months ago for a speedpaint of Arilaae in her homeland I went through several initial sketch ideas, and this is the only one that I liked enough to not delete. I couldn’t for the life of me include Ari in a way that complimented the composition, however, so it was scrapped regardless.
I still like it on its own though, so maybe one day I’ll paint it c:
Ok, so here’s a bunch of stuff from a semi-serious astrobiology project that I’ve had in my head for a little over a year now. I have a load more ideas for creatures but these are the only ones I’ve ever put down. The pictures are ordered newest to oldest, from top to bottom; the top image is from a few months ago, and the rest are from last year, with the bottom picture being the very first concepts I drew.
The images themselves:
- Picture 1 is a creature I sketched during the livestream-draw-along-thing with Luffsas that I mentioned in my previous post. It looked like a whiptail so I decided to make it such.
- The next picture is a sketch entitled “Migration”. It was intended to be some sort of Dartbill with a humanoid rider on its back, standing before a migrating herd of currently-undesigned behemoths (probably giant gaseous floating filter-feeders). The humanoid rider just sorta…happened, I never intended for there to be a sapient species for this planet but I guess that counts as one now.
- Image 3 is a speedy sketch of a whistle creeper and a play-around with tree designs, with some very fail perspective.
- Image 4 is a play-around with whistle creeper colours. I might shade it some day, not really happy with the anatomy but I guess it could look interesting if finished.
- Image 5 is the earliest and is just a collection of veeeeeeeeery rough sketches and concepts for several animals. I wasn’t going to upload it because it’s so awful, but I figured why not.
So yeah, I call the planet these guys live on “Terra Ūmidus” (Latin, Terra meaning “earth” and Ūmidus meaning “humid”, or wet/damp/moist) and it’s basically a small low-gravity planet (maybe half the size of Earth) with tropical forests at the equator and blistering deserts at the poles, with some grassland in between. For a reason that I haven’t worked out yet (maybe the atmosphere is thinner than the rest of the planet?) the poles get bombard with a shittonne of UV radiation so are pretty impossible to survive if you haven’t evolved armoured skin or a nocturnal lifestyle (the trap-door predator/”unnamed carnivore” on the bottom image is an example of the latter). Things at the equator are really humid on the other hand, and the trees are pretty much just giant aerophytes as a result. Uhm, the animals everywhere mostly see in the UV spectrum so their markings are all shiny and fancy to each others’ eyes (sorta like how flowers look to insects), and in the summer it’s not good for anyone with hey-fever because the trees release their pollens and then their seeds all at once and the sky becomes literally thick with everything floating around. There’s more about the planet, and much more about all the animals in the pictures, but this is the basic gist of things.
Oh and also the planet lies in the same universe that Veyis is in but Veyis is the only place where the “tear” between universes is present, so Terra Ūmidus isn’t connected to any of the Corresponding Realms so there’s no Magic or shit like that. Also for simplicity’s sake this project is only taking place at one point in Terra Ūmidus’ geological time frame, so I’m not going to focus on past/extinct life or future evolutions or take into account mass extinctions or anything like that. And I’m keeping things relatively Earth-like because this is just a fun little project and that’s how I want it (: If you’re still reading this wall-o-text then congratulations and here, have a virtual gold star.
Tl;dr: these are some aliens.
File name: “ermehgerd”
Uhm, yeah, figured I’d upload this now, been wanting to for ages but procrastination set in sooooooooo yeah.
It’s just a random critter, sketched a few months back during one of the draw-along-stream-things that Luffsas (dA, FA, Tumblr) and I do sometimes C: Apparently I was feeling a touch Lovecraftian that night, it was fun c:
Also drawn during the same stream session was the eyeball critter in that last post *cough*that’showoldthisis*cough*
(Also I just realised that at some point I’ve gone from putting my deviantART URL on these things to my Tumblr URL is my subconscious trying to tell me something uhhhhh.)
SHITTILY DRAWN EYEBALL CREATURES, FUCK YEAH.
Decided to give Crea a “winged form” since she’s a shapeshifter and lives in a place that really does require flight to get around easily C:
too many details this isn’t even half finished or half the full picture plus there’s still another dragon to go behind her help
(Picture’s for Ekarus, he wanted dragon boobs, derp.)