Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Finished TEFL RPG promotional image

Here's the finished promotional image for my ELTons Award Nominated TEFL Fantasy RPG game: Gridmaters: Mytera's Fortress. It's not perfect (I'm not happy with some of the shading on the castle turrets) but I'm hoping it can be included in the awards programme.

Sunday, 22 March 2015

TEFL RPG: promotional image

My fantasy themed TEFL Role playing game made the shortlist for the ELTons New Talent in Writing Award, so I’ve been busy writing and drawing promotional material for it. Here is a series of WIP photos of a potential poster/cover :)

Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Gemsona Fusion: Beryl

Here’s another gemsona, Beryl, the fusion between Natalie (gearfish)’s gemsona, Amber and my own, Carnelian. Her weapons are sort of trowel-daggers, an attempt to blend Amber’s plant sword and Carnelian’s shovel axe.

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Gemsona: Carnelian

So, as I have already mentioned here, I am a fan of the Steven Universe animated series. I find the concept of the immortal gemstone-based aliens which the series revolves around very interesting and fun - as have a lot of other artists. So much so that many of these have started creating 'gemsona's: ergo, portraits of themselves as gems/crystal gems. I already drew a gemsona last year, but I was never particularly happy with the way it turned out. Therefore, here is a new, modified version of my gemsona, Carnelian. He doesn't exactly look like me (save the beard), but he captures my love for fantasy and digging in the outdoors pretty well, I think. He's a tough, short-tempered but ultimately kind-hearted gem, who enjoys making things and exploring dark caverns.

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Gnome Shovelmaiden

Here's an evening fantasy piece: a brave young gnome maiden, ready to defend her garden with her ornate battle armour and trusty shovel.

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Webcomic Chapter Cover Sketch

I've been planning and pencilling out a webcomic/story project now for a few months. I haven't inked anything, it's all still just rough pencil lines. This is mainly because I have a habit of starting full-tilt on projects, inking and colouring in each page as I write it, which means I get tired quickly and frustrated at how long it's taking me to get the actual story going.
This time I've tried to plan ahead as much as I can, focusing on getting the page lay-outs and story done, and worrying about the inks and colours later. So far it's worked quite well, and I'm already on the final page of the first chapter.
Now, it might be quite some time before I actually have anything ready to publish, but I felt like sharing some news on this project, as well as a rough sketch of a possible chapter cover, featuring the main characters that appear in it. The title of the chapter might change, but I think as a concept it works quite well.

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

The Scarlet Speedster

So here's another crack at the Flash (I can't seem to stop!). I was pretty happy with the redesign I did last, but wanted to make it look slightly more retro, like I did for Batman and Wonder Woman. I changed the headgear from a cowl to a helmet - inspired by the first Flash, Jay Garrik - and gave him looser, buttoned aviator or race-car driver style gloves. I also changed the belt and added more visible laces to the boots.

Monday, 2 March 2015

The Woman of Wonder

After redesigning my previous redesign of Batman, I thought it might be good to tweak the one I did of Wonder Woman as well, as looking back on it I'd noticed some details I wasn't quite happy with. I've changed her body shape a little to make her look more athletic and imposing, as well as removing the emblem on her chest and making the one her girdle larger. Basically, a de-cluttering process really. And I added a spear because spears are cool. You can read my re-imagined origin story of WW here, along with the original design.

Sunday, 1 March 2015

The Bat in Spats

Welcome to March, and here's another Guano-Man redesign. I kept the ornate bat-face mask and upturned collar-and-cape from my previous redesign, but substituted the more traditional tight-fitting costume with a 1930s suit, in the style of the Shadow or other pulpy costumed crime-fighters of the era. The colour scheme (including the purple gloves) serve as a reference to the Bat's very first outfit in the comics.