Friday, January 9, 2015

[sketch] Anti-sun in the Sea of Venus

 

I have been doing a lot of timed figure drawing lately and taking some critique as well. I got slammed for the way I ink stuff, which got me thinking about everything differently, anyway this is probably the best figure I've done to date.

Making comics is fun but extemely time consuming and exhausting. All my spare time is going in to keeping my buffer ready and practice. I can't say when I'll get back to gaming posts.

 

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Cosmic Tales Update

Happy New Year!

My resolution for 2015 is to make a graphic novel thing- to that end:

Page 7

 

Feel free to comment here.

And a banner.

 

Monday, December 22, 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014

(Sketches) Martians and Mars

Christmas day quickly approaches, and I have a lot left to do for the mars game, which will probably commence on the 24th.

Tangentally, I am trying to improve my art, and a surprisingly large part of that is loosening up and drawing faster. So here are a bunch of sketches done, as a rule in under 20 minutes, working mostly, but with a couple of exceptions, from the bestiary. I have upped the contrast and junk on most of these, but they are mostly raw. A lot of this I just pulled out of my ass, but a couple major sources of inspiration were Samurai Jack, and preproduction stills/art from the JC movie.

 

The accompanying text is at the sketch stage as well in most cases.

This is an exception in that it wasn't timed. It is my current version of campaign area, although I am going to move Waroon into the SE corner, I think.

 

Red martian

 

Albino Apes: (D/R)

Martian apes are not true primates, but rather humanoid creatures closely resembling terrestrial monotremes. Great hairy beasts, albino apes range from 8-12 feet in height, and have four arms.

Favored attack: combination bearhug and beating.

 

 

Anth: (D/R)

Pseudo-leonine saurian beast with eight legs. Ambush predator. Usually hunt in pairs

 

 

Aspidochelone

 

Airship

 

 

Warrior monk of the Rahn, the Sun God.

Highly trained assassin/ninja/priests.

 

Bhool

Monkey-like ab-dead creatures, bhool usually travel in troupes and haunt ruins. Ravenous monstrosities, bhool enjoy the flesh of the living and the dead with equal enthusiasm

 

Green Warrior

 

 

Gargan (scarlet ape)

 

 

Cyclopede

Huge, centipede like creatures, cyclopedes lay dormant for long periods of time between hunts. These catastrophically destructive creatures are rare enough and their depredations infamous enough that some of them have earned named.

 

Dragon (Mars):

Puny shades of their puissant ancestors, the dragons of Old Mars are, nevertheless, huge, fearsome and and possessed of a high degree of intelligence. They communicate with their riders, and vis versa through psycho-phermons. Dragons delight in slaughter and destruction.

 

Dragonaught:

Rapacious red warriors, dragonaughts share a special bond with their mounts. It is unclear who serves who, dragon or rider.