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Posts tagged pantheon

Apr 14 '14

Character Q&A: Kaia, Dhio, North

A little while ago I mentioned wanting to fill out a character meme that was going around and my pal Chelsea was a dear and gave me a few prompts.  Here’s some questions answered by those guys I won’t stop drawing.

• What are your strengths?

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"I’m pretty fair at carving.  Y’know, decorative stuff.  Handles, door frames, charms, toys."

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Apr 10 '14
Thyme for Courage.  brush and ink, colored ink, gold paint, watercolor, photoshop.
Recently picked up some gold paint!
(thyme also contains an antiseptic that is still used as the active ingredient in listerine.)

Thyme for Courage.  brush and ink, colored ink, gold paint, watercolor, photoshop.

Recently picked up some gold paint!

(thyme also contains an antiseptic that is still used as the active ingredient in listerine.)

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Mar 29 '14
Poppies for the Dead. ballpoint pen, marker, photoshop color.
March is time for me to do self-indulgent drawings and it’s nearly over!  Here’s a drawing of Dhio.

Poppies for the Dead. ballpoint pen, marker, photoshop color.

March is time for me to do self-indulgent drawings and it’s nearly over!  Here’s a drawing of Dhio.

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Mar 26 '14
Ha ha yeesh okay fine!  Here’s the full version of that cropped picture from yesterday.
Thanks guys, for enabling my shamefully self-indulgent drawings.

Ha ha yeesh okay fine!  Here’s the full version of that cropped picture from yesterday.

Thanks guys, for enabling my shamefully self-indulgent drawings.

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Mar 25 '14
sometimes I draw really self-indulgent art of my characters and then turn into a flustered baby and don’t post it, the end.

sometimes I draw really self-indulgent art of my characters and then turn into a flustered baby and don’t post it, the end.

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Mar 23 '14

Worldbuilding (3/3): North

Part 1 | Part 2

This is it!  I’ve been so pleasantly surprised with the response to these fellas. They’re extremely dear to me and I’d love more than anything to drop everything and run off to write a series of comics or prose novels about them, ha ha.  But that sort of thing isn’t possible at this time.

Anyway, thank you guys for hanging out and letting me talk at you.

It’s time to talk at length about this guy!!  Apologies in advance, I’m about to talk about dragon cultures for maybe longer than is strictly necessary.

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Mar 17 '14
"Eouen was a terror bird in her first life." photoshop.
A bunch of people were really excited by the last sentence of the most recent worldbuilding post, so I finally took a crack at Eouen’s design.  She was originally some sort of colossal leucistic terror bird who was remade into a sun god.
Looking around at reference images of terror birds, it was weird to see a lot of reconstructions based on modern large flightless birds (ratites) instead of their closest living relatives (seriemas).  Then again, I’m not in any way a scientist or scientific illustrator!  Anyway, I went for a more elegant streamlined body shape and specialized feathers closer to seriemas with a coloration based on secretary birds.  Because it’s fantasy and I get to do what I like!

"Eouen was a terror bird in her first life." photoshop.

A bunch of people were really excited by the last sentence of the most recent worldbuilding post, so I finally took a crack at Eouen’s design.  She was originally some sort of colossal leucistic terror bird who was remade into a sun god.

Looking around at reference images of terror birds, it was weird to see a lot of reconstructions based on modern large flightless birds (ratites) instead of their closest living relatives (seriemas).  Then again, I’m not in any way a scientist or scientific illustrator!  Anyway, I went for a more elegant streamlined body shape and specialized feathers closer to seriemas with a coloration based on secretary birds.  Because it’s fantasy and I get to do what I like!

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Mar 8 '14

Worldbuilding (2/3): Dhio

Part 1 | Part 3

Thank you guys so much for the interest in these worldbuilding posts!!  It’s been really fun putting together the spot illustrations, I’m always looking for excuses to draw these guys.

It’s time to talk about this fella:

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Mar 2 '14

Worldbuilding (1/3): Kaia

There has been a lot of interest in those pantheon guys recently!  I’m in the middle of several other projects and it’s not likely this story’s going to find itself made into a proper book any time soon, but I wrote out a few general introductions to these characters.

Part 2 | Part 3

This story’s been following me around in one form or another since I was about 15, and while it’s extremely close and dear to me, I’m pretty certain that it also retains its heart of a kid’s childish fantasy of flawed gods and celestial war.  Is that positive or negative?  Don’t answer that question.

Here’s our protagonist:

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Feb 24 '14

Kaia and Dhio.  photoshop.

These guys!

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Feb 15 '14
2013 Yearly Art Meme. (2012 • 2011 • 2010)
Whew, nearly forgot to to this one!  2013 was a year for property work; I did a bunch of freelance gigs for Valve, Homestuck, Namco-Bandai, and Adventure Time.  Looking at all this lined up, you can see this gradual shift over the middle of the year from muted tones with primary colors to neon and secondary colors.  Ha ha ha oops.
I’ve been kind of quiet this month, sorry!  I’ve been doing some cool design work that I’ll hopefully be able to show off soon!

2013 Yearly Art Meme. (201220112010)

Whew, nearly forgot to to this one!  2013 was a year for property work; I did a bunch of freelance gigs for Valve, Homestuck, Namco-Bandai, and Adventure Time.  Looking at all this lined up, you can see this gradual shift over the middle of the year from muted tones with primary colors to neon and secondary colors.  Ha ha ha oops.

I’ve been kind of quiet this month, sorry!  I’ve been doing some cool design work that I’ll hopefully be able to show off soon!

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Nov 8 '13
Beast’s Heart.  Loose continuation of part 1, part 2.
Why does the beast have to turn into a man at the end of the story.  Why can’t the beast remain a beast.

Beast’s Heart.  Loose continuation of part 1, part 2.

Why does the beast have to turn into a man at the end of the story.  Why can’t the beast remain a beast.

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Nov 4 '13
North, Kaia, Dhio.  photoshop.
I drew this over the weekend as an experiment to see how quickly I could draw and ink something digitally.  The pencils and inks for this were done in maybe 2 hours, which is amazingly fast for me since I tend to agonize over stuff!
Some UNNAMED PALS have been buggin’ me to draw Dhio not being decapitated or mutilated or in otherwise unhappy situations.  The colors and texture were partially based off The Unicorn in Captivity, which my buddy Chelsea and I saw this past week.

North, Kaia, Dhio.  photoshop.

I drew this over the weekend as an experiment to see how quickly I could draw and ink something digitally.  The pencils and inks for this were done in maybe 2 hours, which is amazingly fast for me since I tend to agonize over stuff!

Some UNNAMED PALS have been buggin’ me to draw Dhio not being decapitated or mutilated or in otherwise unhappy situations.  The colors and texture were partially based off The Unicorn in Captivity, which my buddy Chelsea and I saw this past week.

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Oct 4 '13
Forged Iron process gif (6 color print).  For the Arcana show at Telegraph Art Gallery. (final illustration)
The Arcana show at Telegraph Gallery is opening tonight!  If you’re in the Charlottesville, VA area, you can buy this illustration as a 18x24” screened print!  They’ll also be available at the Telegraph/SEIBEI table at NYCC!  I will also be present there!!
Aaaa, I saw photos of final prints the other day and they look SO SO RAD!

Forged Iron process gif (6 color print).  For the Arcana show at Telegraph Art Gallery. (final illustration)

The Arcana show at Telegraph Gallery is opening tonight!  If you’re in the Charlottesville, VA area, you can buy this illustration as a 18x24” screened print!  They’ll also be available at the Telegraph/SEIBEI table at NYCC!  I will also be present there!!

Aaaa, I saw photos of final prints the other day and they look SO SO RAD!

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Sep 19 '13
Forged Iron.  For the Arcana show at Telegraph Art Gallery.
I’m going to have a piece in Telegraph’s next art show!  The Arcana show is all interpretations of major arcana tarot cards, and like a nerd I jumped for the Strength card and filled it with all of my favorite kinds of imagery.  And also Dhio and Kaia.
Arcana will be running from October 4th-30th at Telegraph in Charlottesville, VA!  You’ll be able to buy an 18x24” screened print of this at the show/Telegraph site/NYCC!  I’ll also have a few prints at next year’s conventions!  More about the show opening here.

Forged Iron.  For the Arcana show at Telegraph Art Gallery.

I’m going to have a piece in Telegraph’s next art show!  The Arcana show is all interpretations of major arcana tarot cards, and like a nerd I jumped for the Strength card and filled it with all of my favorite kinds of imagery.  And also Dhio and Kaia.

Arcana will be running from October 4th-30th at Telegraph in Charlottesville, VA!  You’ll be able to buy an 18x24” screened print of this at the show/Telegraph site/NYCC!  I’ll also have a few prints at next year’s conventions!  More about the show opening here.

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