Monday, December 13, 2010

170 - One Hundred and Seventy

Daily sketches for the past few days.

They're pretty neat.


Wednesday, December 01, 2010

169 - Legends

I've been testing my skills lately by bringing back characters that I consider to be legendary in my own universe of creation. These are the original, time-tested warriors of death that have continued their own stories within the ever-changing landscape of my own mind.

In addition to these guys being drawn/colored up, I've been hard at work writing Viral Hell into a full novel. So far, I've made it to chapter 11 of the original 22 written when I originally wrote it as a graphic novel script. It started with a standard 1 to 1 conversion ratio from script to novel, but the further I delve into the story, the more elaboration I seem to do with the novel. Rather than simply skimming the surface with certain events as I did in the script, I've taken to elaborating extensively and building more emotional conflicts amongst all the characters. At this point, in chapter 11 that is, things are so extremely different from the script that the novel now only resembles it in the rough series of events that I continue to follow. As I view it, the original script was written rather well in terms of plot points but the pacing was absolutely dreadful. Being able to rewrite it as a novel has given me a great opportunity to stretch things out, giving them more impact, and really build towards individual climaxes.

Anyways, here's the pictures.

Tomalt Brooding

Damien Concept
Tomalt Concept
Tomalt Concept

Sunday, September 05, 2010

168 - Random Divinations

Just been so focused on In Light of Darkness lately. Here's what I've been up to.


Friday, July 23, 2010

167 - Wolves

Just a quick thing I did.


Tuesday, April 13, 2010

166 - He'll Rip You a New One

Finished the Flesh Hound today.
Going to start rigging later.
He looks awesome.
Can't wait to beat him in the game.


Monday, April 12, 2010

165 - Scarier with Arms

Managed to craft the torso and arms.
Finished the legs but had to go back to an earlier version after deleting the neck.
Looking really nice but unsure of how to translate into game.
More research required.


Tuesday, April 06, 2010

164 - Devourer of Angels

I had a rough time getting started with 3DS Max.
Hell, it took me almost all day to find a method I could use.
A lot of tutorials.
A lot of trial and error.
Finally got it going.
Flesh Hounds are gnarly.


Thursday, April 01, 2010

163 - The Crimson Wolf

Just finished up Russ a little while ago.
I did them both justice.
They're exactly as I see them in my head.


Friday, March 26, 2010

162 - Prospero Burns

Took a break from this but my mind when right back to it.
Magnus's feather cloak almost had me beat, but I managed to figure it out.
Looks great if you ask me.
Russ is coming along nicely, plenty of weathering.
Had a lot of fun with his hair and fur thus far.


Thursday, March 25, 2010

161 - The Wolves Are Coming

Haven't slept much in the past few days.
This idea popped into my head last night somewhere around 4AM.
I've always wanted to do something with Leman Russ and Magnus.
The two brothers have always been at odds.
It would eventually lead to their climactic battle on Prospero, Magnus's homeworld.
Not to mention the huge battle of their legions, the Space Wolves and the Thousand Sons.
Still a work in progress for now.


P.S. Magnus is the one on the right, Russ on the left.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

160 - A Stabbing

Butch wanted me to draw something brutal.
He was happy when I chose to oblige.


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

159 - An "Empty" Dialect

Another idea for Caneb.
Not sure about the whole thing.
Might have to armor him up for the next one


Sunday, March 14, 2010

158 - That Bitch in Leather

Another idea for Helena.
Just trying to keep myself working.


Saturday, March 06, 2010

157 - Compulsion

I feel compelled to share the following for reasons beyond my understanding. What follows is pointless, fruitless and hardly deserving of mention but I am compelled to make it known regardless of the audience.

~~Evergrowing Wonder~~

Every day we plant a seed,
It grows in our hearts, in our minds,
Develops from our actions and words,
Becomes us in every sense of being.

Oh, how we fail it.

How many times does it go unanswered?
How often, does the seed die in the soil?
The message was there, right inside us,
We choose not to listen to what is right beside us.

And you ask how we fail.

~~A Heretic's Prophecy~~

It is in the eyes of any creature that the soul truly lies,
In those glossy orbs of wisdom that our existence is bound.

They give a gift that isn't even acknowledged,
Think of how vision is squandered on the many,
The many that see only what they choose to,
Only what suits them best at any moment.

Use those blasted orbs that lie stuck within your head,
Gaze out on the landscape that has surrounded you,
Choose to see where millions have chose not to,
Take the gifts bestowed upon you and use them!

Use them to truly see for the first time!


Reaching towards that foul orb in the sky,
These eruptions seek to bock out the sun,
To remove all light from this dim planet,
In an effort to bypass logic and simply destroy.

With roots above and roots below,
The blackened spires have their hold here,
No longer capable of being removed,
They are now part of this planet's soul.

Like a blighted cancer upon the whole of Gaia,
The towers now have complete reign.

It will all be over soon,
As the sun is pulled into the ocean,
And everything burns away at last.

~~Tree of Discord~~

Who is there left among us without the horn?
Too many of us have fallen before the tree,
Freed our souls to the ease of ignorance,
What have we become?

Thursday, March 04, 2010

156 - Finally

Just a concept for Helena Shayah.
I'm more excited that I finished a woman for once.
Only took three years of patience.


Sunday, February 28, 2010

Simple And Elegant

Another Caneb.
Tried some colors with the gray. Not sure it worked but I tried.


Friday, February 26, 2010

Something Gray

New Character: Caneb Arrotho
He used to be a worker at some point before getting some guns and going bananas.