Saturday, January 24, 2009

Winklescrot: the troll king

I'm working on some pages now, but since my ginger partner in crime has already started colors i decided to move my ass.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Jonathan Kiddmore, aka "The Kid"

Okay, so I basically just took your design and snairified it.  I'll start painting soon. I've got to do some other work this weekend.

Update:  Started painting.  no glasses yet, though.  

Tuesday, January 20, 2009


Okay so here's the deal. The next challenge is thus. me and jason will take one of each others gang members and refine and finalize. BUT there's a catch. we choose what the other one will do. SO for jason. the kid! happy birthday!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Space pirate clubhouse

Since they're in space i went with some hollowed out planetoid/treehouse feel.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Troll Den

Went with: They live under an old stone bridge, inside of grass huts and old tree roots.  Their treasure is kept inside the cave.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Troll Gang

Decided to go with a gang of Trolls.

Vox:  Eldest member of the group.  Not very smart, but always gets his loot.
Nuc:  Treasure guard.
The Twins:  Usually they're used for small ambushes.  They hide just off the road to the village and make away with small steals.
Ztirf:  Disfigured...even for a troll.  He's smart, strong, and prideful.
Troll King:  This guy's the leader.  Pretty much hordes the loot for himself.
Ruz:  He's the King's brother.  Has a Napoleon complex, and secretly tries to take over operations.
Buc:   A good thief, but is getting older.  He's loyal to Ruz and is helping him out.
Kuno:  Guards the hide-out.
Larnu.  Essentially he's the accountant.  He's scrawny and doesn't steal much.  He's the only one the King trust to 'handle' the treasure.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

techno space pirates ahoy!

i like robots, i like pirates and i like damaged things. I started out on this one trying to think of personalities. Create a nice ensemble cast. Then from there i tried to give these personalities a face. Clearly from some techno future. one thing i also like to do, because I'm a man-child, is make something that i wouldn't mind having an action figure of.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Den of Thieves

2009!?!  Already?  Where does the time go?  I'm sitting here, putting the final touches on my evil animal piece, while the amazing Benjamin Button* soundtrack blasts off my speakers.  I started to think of our next challenge and my first thought was a villain shown at 3 periods in his life**.  But this seemed too easy.  I think this upcoming year, should be the year to get serious.  To make some leaps.  Artistically. Personally. Figuratively.  Literally, too, why not!   

So lets step up these challenges, shall we?  I think it's time to start drawing outside our cozy little boxes.   (The music is coming to a crescendo, you almost hear, can't you.)

Here's what I'm thinking.  (And it has nothing to do with the movie)

Part 1: Thieves
I want a page of character concepts for a group of thieves.  Say, at least 10.  2 rows, 5 columns.
These should be exploratory in nature.  Painted Black and White. Not really super super detailed.  But detailed enough to give the sense of a world in which these men belong to.  It can be past, present, future...whatever.  Each character, though, still has to be his own being.  No Clones aloud.

Part 2: Den
Draw their den, their hide-out, their base.  I'm thinking from a 3/4 viewpoint.  Again, this doesn't have to be fully rendered.  Just enough to sell your concept.  It can be a single room where the deals are made, it can be a building, it can be whatever fits your thieves' world.

Place all characters on one sheet.  Place Den, next to them if they fit. Or on a separate sheet.

So.  Go at it!

* Chris, go see this in the theater, it's a big screen kind of movie - don't wait for dvd. Go alone if have to. Actually. That might add to the experience.
** Maybe we'll come back to this first idea, if we can up the ante a bit.

Golden Monkey Witch Doctor --- Final

Snailhag: FINAL

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Snail hag so far

this is the pose i'm going with. i really dig the way the hands came out. no idea how i'll handle the color.