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Old (#51)
That shield, so cool
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Old (#52)
Awesome, this is getting me excited about drawwring, tanx. its so fun.
love the intitial crock sketch.
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Old (#53)
@ferg:
good to hear that you'd hit it my man. and i'm stoked that you're thinking about trying out a looser approach. i find that i am to loose and free from in my drawings and they end up looking as sloppy as a bulldog eating mayonnaise. i constantly try to remedy this but as it turns out, i'm far too lazy.

@Jaco:
thanks for the boost man. yeah i'm a fan of the shield as well. i'm actually going to do a closer and more detailed version of the thing. i imagine the wielder doing a really quick fly-by and dicing off a head or something equally awesome and gory.

@kiril0t:
great news man and thanks for the boost. and you BETTER damn well get excited about drawing. it's the only thing that separates us from the animals

so it has been a bit since posting but there was things going on so i'll do better next time.

here is my version of a chimera, i skipped the lion head cause i got manticores so let's just say that the goat head ATE the lion head like a cannibalistic ozzy ozborne and chubbed up a bit. the snake tail is a great addition that keeps animals from chasing their own tails and looking like jackasses.

now the pain-apple-flail (aside from sounding like a delicious dessert) is adambrome fault. he said that if i didn't fit a flaming pineapple into my next post that he'd use his super admin powers and erase my existence on these forum's forever. (ed. note - you're lucky Jesse, I was this close || to banning your sorry ass) so i put it on a chain and called it a pain-apple (yeah i know i just posted the pain-deer but nobody ever said i was above stealing my own ideas).

so again i think i have gotten a good idea of what i want from my rider series and its time to move onto some more fleshed out core sketches instead of these weird attempts at color studies.

so i'll be posting more sketchier stuff up soon. this image was done in about an hour dancing between PS and sketchbook

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Old (#54)
lol your designs get crazier every time ;). looking forward to the new sketches!
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@japhir:
tanks for the boost man. i'm hoping i can keep up the pace on these sketches and back too the "one a day" type of thing.

so here's jack asstronaught, one of my characters that's stuck with me for a while. he's in space (hence the space beer) and everyone in the universe has become a bounty hunter so it gets a little crazy.

i made him up cause i thought it would be funny if the universe could become stagnant and die if there wasn't anything going on to "mix it up". so the idea was that the universe picks some poor bastard that's doomed to be a crap magnet. like the worst things happen around this guy; cosmic storms, alien kidnappings, galactic wars, all seem to follow this guy around to keep the universe all stirred up and healthy.

enter jack-asstronaught; a donkonian weapon's runner. the most bad-ass smart-ass in the galaxy. he's got a cool magno-blaster as his main side arm, but he's using a typical ray-gun in this image. the attachment he's adding is a trans-dimensional disruptor, so when it disintegrates someone it takes out any copies of the victim in another parallel dimension free of charge.

so my space genre had a few more goofy guys like this that i may draw later on, they are a lot of fun to do and the stories i had going for them all involved some kind of super violence. and super violence as we all know is the only thing that separates us from the animals.

about 40mins in all

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Old (#56)
Jesse - have you ever taken your concept linework further and cleaned it up? Not that I don't love your sketches, I am just curious how'd they hold up with weighted single lines.
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Old (#57)
Sill liking you sketches, keep rolling em out!

I love your shark signature I was not being a hater, just baffled that your signature was a shark.

Funny stuff.. the chimera and pain-apple-flail pic, I love the "ax head" you are putting on stuff, in odd places like the helmet and on the pic before that the shield. The guy with the ax helmet should be a chef when he is not jacking fools with food, using his helmet to cut vegetables.

jack asstronaught: make the laser gun be a pump laser gun. Like a Pump shotgun but with a laser

I agree with Adam Brome on the post above /\ /\
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@adambrome:
the next step in these things will be a more polished approach. i never try to polish things to much because i find that i could never get anything done because i would need to keep iterating.

@slingshot:
good call, i'm all about chef warriors. and combining lasers and shotguns is probably going to be the greatest accomplishment of the human race. so good suggestion pal.


so here's another old character of mine i actually got some writing in on. he's lobstradomus, the warrior prophet.

after a pile of war and other crap, the earth got really hurtin'. mutants all over the place, even deities and gods got all screwed up looking. the world is ending and all hope is gone. enter lobstradomus, the lobstarian warrior prophet hailing from the toxic oceans. lobstradomus wields the left claw of his god and has forseen a healed world and is ready to fight his way too that premonition.

but basically he's a goofy looking lobsterman who wields a big claw-gun. he had a myriad of other characters, all equally strange and poetic. a little over the top but i always liked hyperbole when combined with lobstermen.

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Old (#59)
oh god i'd love to model that! very cool! the way the cigarette sticks between his "lips" is hilarious.
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Old (#60)
@japhir
thanks for the boost and i'll see about getting a character sheet of the guy up soon if you'd seriously like to take a bash at it. its aways awesome when your work gets more people stoked on working ;D.

so here is an idea i got from misspelling "motor-head" in an email once. so lets say that our scientists totally grafted nuclear engines onto genetically modified cattle because the idea is over-flowing with awesome. what could go wrong? perpetually eating, breeding cattle with the strength of of 12 robot man fighters? sounds pretty awesome to me.

but then DUN DUN DUNNNN!! something went horribly wrong! the herd became bigger and bigger! its atomic appetite consuming everything in their path! they took to space in search of more grazing grounds and use their huge reserves of energy to blast through the cosmos in a horrific swarm of bastardly bovine!

so its kind of crammed into my jack-asstronaught space genre but i think it would have to be a little more obscure to really work with a talking donkey spaceman, but we'll have to see.

i just drew one here, but you get the idea, they'd be pretty scary i figure. got this guy done over lunch (35mins) flipping from PS to alias sketchbook pro.

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@japhir
thanks for the boost and i'll see about getting a character sheet of the guy up soon if you'd seriously like to take a bash at it. its aways awesome when your work gets more people stoked on working ;D.
Seriously? if you'd do that i would absolutely model him. . i'll even let you determine the specs for it ;). first i wanna try modeling a gun though for the mini challenge. something non-character every now and then should make me appreciate modeling characters more ;).

I love the storys you write up about the characters by the way, they are entertaining and funny too :poly120:
keep it up!
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Old (#62)
Jouste, where are all those lunchtime sketches at? Your not eating are you? Eating bad, drawling sketches good. Anyway, looking forward to more sketchez.
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Old (#63)
I love how dynamic some of those pieces are. Really cool stuff!
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@japhir:
yeah dude i'll for sure see about getting a sheet up of him just for some reference at least. glad to hear your interested in the lobsterian warrior prophet!

@slingshot:
you got me dude, it has been to long. i've been jumping back into some attempted character work on the side and its left me with some really ugly character sheets and some geometry i'm trying to make into something reasonable. i'll get back on the lunch horse tho, i promise.

@slum:

thanks for the boost man, i do appreciate the nod to dynamic posing, i try and make up for my lack of fine art and completion for interesting poses and topics.

so i'm pretty mad at myself for not getting anything down in the last little while due to a few side projects and that blasted real life getting down my neck. but here is a character i created a while back with some great game designer friends of mine.

the premise is "escape from howlcatraz" a story where a whole pile of porcine prisoners are incarcerated on a horrible island that's policed by big bad wolves. there's a whole pile of different pigs but everyone of them is going to be very specialized in their skills. the pigs must co-operate and use these powers too escape the horrible clutches of the wolf guards, think "lost vikings" with a pile more guys.

a pretty simple idea that made me able to focus on very direct elements (spike for example takes care of the horizontal advancement of the group with a grappling harpoon). the idea started to take shape and soon enough i had an all-star line up of these goofy little pig-men.

the wolves are more of your A-typical nazi like goons that are generally faceless and heavy-handed. and howlcatraz is a very dark and nightmarish prison.

so yeah, it's a neat idea that allowed me to go all over the place and have fun. done over lunch (about 40 mins) alias sketchbook pro and some PS.

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Old (#65)
nice, nice, baby. (too cool)
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Old (#66)
Your still alive, Yay!
Nice pig. I like the subtle details you put on stuff like the price tag on the spear gun.
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Old (#67)
That pig is great! I like how you tied the strokes in the background into the shape and pose of the pig. The pig oozes WW2 French resistance.

The current project might be a bit too dark but often those make for some awesome childern's books, wink wink... nudge, nudge... Do it I dare ya!
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Old (#68)
@ericelwell:
tanks for the boost. and i'm assuming your post was sung to the tune of vanilla ice's more famous pieces. i prefer "go ninja, go ninja, go" of ninja rap myself.

@slingshot:
good eye on the price tag slinger. yeah usually when i deal with really simple subject matter i tend to pick a favorite area and add a little something for people to look at and figure out.

@vig:
hey its that slick modeler vig! i really like your recent stuff in the sketchbook thread, yours is the kind of modeling i really take into consideration when working on my own stuff.

and i totally didn't realize how much i was pulling from the french resistance fighters of WW2 but after some quick looks into a few reference files i almost guffawed at how much i took from them. even the spear gun looks kinda like a sten (british i know, but easily acquired by partisans because of their mass production). so thanks for the plug as it made me take a dive through my older references.

and a dare on making a children's book! i'll have too look into that and see just how lucrative corrupting our youth with subliminal messages really is.

so here's another quick rider sketch, nothing too fancy i just hate posting in here with nothing to show.

after a series of still poses it was apparent that anything i do in the rider vein has to be moving and dynamic. i also decided to give myself bonus points if i managed to have one rider killing the other one brutally.

this particular rider is a hybrid of a warrior and master of the dark arts. so i guess that means he's not really a master of the dark arts, more like a dark arts hobbyist. he's sold himself out to some horrible deity and summoned a dreaded "psyclone" to ride from the twisted fields of the dark unknown! these creatures were once dimensional travelers seeking the universe's ultimate truths but after discovering a fraction of it they went so crazy they turned into these wierd bat things! doomed for eternity to be servants of an awful cthulhu like monster and those that worship him!

the rider has also just finished of some guy with a weapon kinda based off a kusari gama.

about 40 mins off and on in alias and PS

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Worst artwork on an internet forum thread evar.
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Old (#70)
"just how lucrative corrupting our youth with subliminal messages really is." Its priceless that how lucrative it is. Think of having your own art peons.

Nice sketch, at first I thought some one was throwing a corpse at the guy on the flying beast until I read your mini story.
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Old (#71)
@phobos:
keep walking buddy... keep walking

@slingshot:
i shall look into the children's book thing seeing as how you do indeed say it is lucrative.

so i decided to get a little more sci-fi and unleash the star-squatch! this fierce cosmic-ape man can wield the insanely heavy gravometric-orbliterator. we can see in the image below that his foe has been soundly smiten by the casual swing of this battle-lusted warrior, the idea came to me from remembering the old pen and paper RIFTS role playing game where you could be a modern day sasquatch that wielded lasers and stuff.

so i figured it would be cool to have like a cosmic-knights templar made up of space sasquatches. now you may say "jouste you moron, a sasquatch has big feet, what are you trying to pull here?" well to those people of little faith i say that sasquatch's blood is very dense and requires alot of zero-point energy and inter-planetary travel to be circulating in full force. terran sasquatches have had blood pooling in thier feet and has resulted in poor circulation to the more brainy parts of the beast; making them a dull-witted wood-ape.

in the cosmo's sasquatch are amongst the strongest and most revered entities on the galactic battlefield; wielding the very stars as thier weapons of cosmic justice!

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Old (#72)
Love it! Do more action shots!
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Old (#73)
@sinistergfx
thanks for the boost man, i took you're advice have been pushing some of my action shots.

so here's ragnarock-em sock-em, the dimensional puncher. this guy can punch through anything; i mean ANYTHING. this guy can punch through the fabric of time. he can punch into our dimension and punch you right out. he can punch-out your fear of heights then proceed to punch in your hopes and dreams of becoming a photographer.

and if you think this guy's insane punching powers are way to hard to comprehend just take a look at the guy; he needed to weld his brain in to keep it from exploding at the mere thought of time-punch theory.

time-punch theory is the theory that anything in the universe can be punched to drastically effect their outcomes. luckily ragnarock-em sock-em is more interested in finding the ultimate answer and punching it than punching our plans for the weekend.

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Old (#74)
Hey just wondering do you make up your mini novel for you characters as you go, before you make your character, or after you have made your character. I like the mini novels so keep em' coming.

Hey can i borrow him to punch a couple of people I know? just for a day, that is.
Really like the punching arm.
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@slingshot:
the mini novels are made after i draw guys usually cause i have a habit of drawing a lot of stupid things and i need to justify them pretty quickly before people expose me for the sham i am.
if my drawing is making more sense i usually start trying to figure out what's up story-wise with my guy in the first few scratches on the tablet, the rest is cake.

presenting the BIRDZERKER! a native of some crazy planet in some crazy tribe. the guy in the tree is the grand-balmer, these guys slather a disgusting cocktail of honey and pheromones over the warrior that attracts piles and piles of the local "agonizing-pain bees". the bees ruthlessly sting the birdzerker, accelerating its adrenaline glands to like 11, getting it all geared up to go birdzerk.

the mighty weapon the birdzerker is wielding is a bonezerker, (mainly named that because it's fun to say) these war glaives can smash like anything apart and are made from the petrified bones of an invincibird.

invincibirds are also awesome but i'll draw one later.


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