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fighting for the gray and green on a conceptual 2d level!

sketches coming!

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easy piece #1:


"dr. dreadington's incredible inflatable angel-breaker"

the first one is "dr. dreadington's incredible inflatable angel-breaker"! dr. dreadington was one of the high-torturers in the ranks of evil and came up with most of the more creative and portable ways of dealing with the enemy. you see, the minions of good are ALWAYS getting annihilated by our superior forces of evil, but what do we do with all those pesky do-gooder corpses? i'll tell you what we do, we toss them into the inflatable angel breaker!

the inflatable angel breaker is made up of a series of demon intestine and dragonic stomach lining. once filled up with the patented "pür evil" gases, the angel breaker can process up to 4 dozen angels an hour and is still compact enough to fit into any demonic logistics package! what a deal!

in this image we can see the tearing appendages have a good handle on the wings while the halo snagger is ready to dispose of the angels headgear. naturally when an angel gets processed it generates a lot of energy, energy that can get transferred directly into our awesome doom cannons and debauchery projectors in the un-ending battle of good vs. evil!

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easy piece #2:

"sleepy bruntus the basecamp!"

bruntus was one evil monster, all set to unleash his 41 story tall frame onto the enemy's celestial fortresses. sporting 3 rows of razor sharp teeth, seven doom-laser blasting eyeballs, and a pair of seismic horns he was all ready to extinguish those pesky good guys. only problem is, bruntus got tired.

that was waaaaay back, like back when the forces of good and evil were kind of new to the whole "eternal battle" thing. bruntus was one of the first champions of dread but he was forged to big and lazy so he fell asleep on his way to the battle field.

general fangtongue and his evil brigade of board-game-cheaters were put in charge of waking up bruntus. in the first few years there was just alot of noise happening, but nothing seemed to wake the monster up. decades turned into centuries, centuries turned into uhhh... whatever comes after centuries, and over the course of time, general fangtongue the fourteenth decided to "screw it" and bore some holes into the snoring behemoth and bruntus became a slumbering base camp of narcoleptic nottyness!

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model sheet:


final piece:



easy piece 3:

"sky tumor: the doom-copter too awesome to fly"

captain terror-face never did trust his brother's engineering. to sloppy, to many cool decals. the sky tumor was going to be un-beatable, a doom-copter with the strength of 8000 of last years models.

the construction went along as well as it could. a few thousand fatalities but that's standard for doom-copter building. it was to be a black cancer in the forces of the good and law-abiding, a fiendish lightning storm of despair and devilish destruction, it was rumored to house enough fire-power to shatter the sky foundations of heaven and send them hurtling towards the earth that they cherished so much. the bloated eye-sore was given the name the "S.S sky tumor" and it was known across the halls of the underworld, that both "S's" stood for satan!

upon the painting of the skytumor, captain terror-face grew anxious. he wanted to get behind the wheel and soar through the stratosphere and start demolishing those do-gooders. but his brother was not finished with the paint-job.

the first decal was on the hull, a smashing image of a dragon, wielding a chainsaw, fighting an army of ninja sharks amidst an environment of volcanoes... it was awesome. terror-faces brother smiled up from his mural and went on to his next piece.

on the stern of the massive war machine was a beautiful rendition of a two-headed phoenix fighting a manticore while being hit by lightning all while an army of viking undead redundantly tore themselves apart beneath the spectacle, it was quite awesome as well. cpt. terror face began to sweat,
"careful now brother." he spittled shakily,
"we wouldn't want to make the ship too awesome now would we?"

his brother chuckled and began on the wings.

it was 5 alligators in space marine armor having a unicorn barbecue, there was piles of beer and sexy strippers and robot cowboys bordering the 40 mile long wingspan. this was pretty awesome too.

the ship was also covered in flames and racing stripes, as well as the various sponsor stickers from proud evil supporters (polycount even threw in a t-shirt). the sky tumor was scheduled to fly the up coming Tuesday.

tuesday came and the ship took off, its fantastic murals and weapons glistening in the hellish triple sun like venomous frogs. it happily chopped through the brimstone laden air with its multiple propellers and the rudder steered it true. captain terror-face was pleased, at his finger tips was the arsenal of the gods and he was the avatar of good's destruction, how lucky he had been to win that radio call-in contest for his position of captain.

but something was wrong, terribly wrong.

the ship was too awesome, the combinations of murals, stripes, flame decals, hellish weaponry, and insanely stylish cup holders had cracked the boundaries that held the very fabric of reality together. the ship could not maintain flight! that would just be one more awesome thing!

so the ship hurtled across the evil suburbs and crashed into a church of un-godly power, killing its crew of 64 million.

there it sat for 4 weeks, until terror-faces brother turned it's crash point into a casino.

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model sheet:


final piece:



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so that's all she wrote! i want to thank everybody who kicked my ass into gear, i had a great time seeing everybody's submissions come into existence. best of luck to the forces of evil! great show polycounters!

-jouste out

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awesome, excited to see what you come up with.
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@skeptical nate:
thanks for the boost pal! i'll try my typical "draw alot of crap, then filter crap out, then realize it was all crap, then settle on the least crappy idea" strategy.


so just a few very quick roughs to get some creative juices going. these images may be a little hard to read so i took the liberty in adding a lot of easy to read words to balance them out. do cut me some slack as these are "roughs" as stated above.

"dr. dreadington's incredible inflatable angel-breaker"

the first one is "dr. dreadington's incredible inflatable angel-breaker"! dr. dreadington was one of the high-torturers in the ranks of evil and came up with most of the more creative and portable ways of dealing with the enemy. you see, the minions of good are ALWAYS getting annihilated by our superior forces of evil, but what do we do with all those pesky do-gooder corpses? i'll tell you what we do, we toss them into the inflatable angel breaker!

the inflatable angel breaker is made up of a series of demon intestine and dragonic stomach lining. once filled up with the patented "pür evil" gases, the angel breaker can process up to 4 dozen angels an hour and is still compact enough to fit into any demonic logistics package! what a deal!

in this image we can see the tearing appendages have a good handle on the wings while the halo snagger is ready to dispose of the angels headgear. naturally when an angel gets processed it generates alot of energy, energy that can get transferred directly into our awesome doom cannons and debauchery projectors in the un-ending battle of good vs. evil!



"sleepy bruntus the basecamp!"


sketch no.2 is all about bruntus. bruntus was one evil monster, all set to unleash his 41 story tall frame onto the enemy's celestial fortresses. sporting 3 rows of razor sharp teeth, seven doom-laser blasting eyeballs, and a pair of seismic horns he was all ready to extinguish those pesky good guys. only problem is, bruntus got tired.

that was waaaaay back, like back when the forces of good and evil were kind of new too the whole "eternal battle" thing. bruntus was one of the first champions of dread but he was forged to big and lazy so he fell asleep on his way to the battle field.

general fangtongue and his evil brigade of board-game-cheaters were put in charge of waking up bruntus. in the first few years there was just alot of noise happening, but nothing seemed to wake the monster up. decades turned into centuries, centuries turned into uhhh... whatever comes after centuries, and over the course of time, general fangtongue the fourteenth decided to "screw it" and bore some holes into the snoring behemoth and bruntus became a slumbering base camp of narcoleptic nottyness!

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YES! Angel KILLER! Could have matrix pods with angels or angel parts in jars. Sounds great!
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This is awesome. Very awesome.
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Really cool stuff, I am a fan.
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Keep the art machine rolling Jouste!
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@cody:
great idea cody! i'll get some jars going in the next few passes and see how they work. thanks for the support!

@slum:
thanks slums, i am glad it struck some chords on the awesome-o meter. always good to hear from you.

@MoP:
thanks for the boost mop my man! hopefully i can get 'er up to the standards PC deserves.

@slingshot:
always great to hear from you slinger and the art machine is rolling my friend, oh yes... it's rolling.


so i kind of liked the direction on the angel-breaker and decided to do another pass on the main thing in the middle, or "primary processor" as i have dubbed it. here we have a simple turn around and a way more detailed look.

we can see a little preview of the tanks full of pur evil and some of the lacing and piping i'd like to show. i'm thinking that evil should be a purple color, liek a bruise or an eggplant. the stomach lining should also be splitting cause it's been used a bunch of times.

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looking awesome, keep crankin it!
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I like the concept allot, looks awesome...
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haha the angel breaker kicks very much ass
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It slices, dices and has a pur evil tank, you can't ask for more
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Your art style reminds me of the game psycohnauts...which happens to be one of my faves! I'm really diggin it.
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@jordanw:
thanks for the boost pal! i shall keep cranking ;D

@felixthepuerto:
super! great to hear you dig!

@funky bunnies:
glad you like the angel breaker! i am getting more and more confidence on my first piece decision thanks for the boost!

@kary:
that's right! you cant ask for anything else!

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yes! psychonaughts is an amazing game, and i am a big fan of the art style as well.

@konstruct:
thanks for the drooling, hopefully i can get some more action done up soon.


not to much too show, but i got a first detail pass on bruntus. here we can see some of the housing that's been carved into his body while he's been sleeping. also some of the cheek balconies that have been carved out over the years of slumber. gotta crash. later all!

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Hey dude. Awesome. your works aways fun. Just an idea, you can take it with a grain of salt, but if you want to develop the dead monster head some more into a structure it be cool to maybe have one of the horns as a staircase...curved, i dont know...just a thought.
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@kiril0t:
that's a really great suggestion and i believe i will take that into consideration upon my next bruntus en devour. thanks for the feedback!


so i brought out my thumbs and decided to post them for completion's sake, i also numbered them and game them slick names so i'd get more attached to the idea.
i wrote the explanation under the image in case for some strange reason my pristine handwriting is rendered un-readable by your cheap monitor or something.

the images are all inside the inflatable angel processor and deal with everything from the pumping station, to the chumming annals.



1. "4-way" more of a torture rack idea, like 4 scavengers tearing at a carcass.

2."factory style" an attempt to bring an architectural approach to the leathery caves.

3."surveyor" an excess evil-gas ventilation system that regulates the pressure in the processor arteries and vessels.

4."tank cluster" an idea to focus on the pur-evil tanks and their cluster array.

5."mother" showcasing a primary processor up in the air like a queen xeno-morph.

6. "rip n' purge" angels and good guys got a lot of chunky parts, this area gets rid of the un-necessary ones.

7. "pump station" the first area to get inflated, it's the heart of the processing unit.

8. "blockage" some of the filtration systems screwed up (hey, nobody's perfect) and there's a bad blockage in one of the main vessel areas. these usually results in some dead minions but thats what they're there for anyways.

9. "chumming tanks" in the dark lakes of threggnall'ash there lurks the ill-tempered slaughter-mouth bass. these bass will only surface and fight for you if you chum them up with angel remains! these tanks hold the juiciest tid-bits of angel parts in order to recruit those nasty water breathers.
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Mass production destruction, I love it! So original! I can't wait to see this win the 2d comp.
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As usual, amazing creativity. Chumming tanks look like fun . I dig the works thats been put up here! I thought you had slowed down because I was seeing less updates on your sketchbook until I stumbled upon this ...man ur a machine hehe!

Best of luck on the comp!

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@saidin311:
thanks for the boost dude! i'm super stoked to be part of this contest!

@wizo:
great to hear from you again wizo! yeah i gotta smarten up and get some more stuff on my sketchbook, i'm kinda between a few things atm. but more sketches are gonna be coming soon! thanks for the support.


so here's bruntus' thumb sheet, playing around with some ideas on the slumbering base-camp...



1. "the mountain" a scary mountain version, more along the lines of the original rough.

2."sinking" i took the idea of sinking into the terrain and becoming a giant puddle of sludgy monster.

3."on the side" i sleep on my side alot and wanted to take it in that direction. i fancy myself a pretty good sleeper so wanted to use my experience on the subject.

4."upside down and happy" i saw a picture of a pitbull lying upside down. and it was shockingly hilarious. so i tried to get bruntus lying down upside down like.

5."the tooth towers" here's one with some structures attached around the fanges, ewok-villaging between eatch other.

6."slobber irrigation" since the bad-guy's have been there for a while they've needed a source of water to maintain thier survival. bruntus drools as much as anyone when thier sleeping and they have rigged up a gathering mechanism to his tongue to gather the sweet sweet drool to sprinkle over thier pain fields.

7."the full monstery" a take on a more full view of bruntus, sleeping like a fraternity drunkard.

8."tangled" a tentecled approach to generate a more interesting horizon line.

9."dozer" a full on slumber with a few areas pushing onto the realm of abstraction, due mainly to the fact that the last panel was drawn under the influence of alcohol.
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awesome as always jouste I am loving all the thumbs!!!
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3."on the side" i sleep on my side alot and wanted to take it in that direction. i fancy myself a pretty good sleeper so wanted to use my experience on the subject.

9."dozer" a full on slumber with a few areas pushing onto the realm of abstraction, due mainly to the fact that the last panel was drawn under the influence of alcohol.
Since I'm at #9 and about to do #3 I felt the need to say rock on.
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@mangled poly:
thanks for the boost dude! the thumbs shall keep on rolling out!

@saidin311:
well said friend. thanks hope you crash hard and wake up refreshed.


so hey all again, here's my 3rd rough idea for the competition! its a crash sight of a massive doom-copter!

"sky tumor: the doom-copter too awesome to fly"

captain terror-face never did trust his brother's engineering. to sloppy, to many cool decals. the sky tumor was going to be un-beatable, a doom-copter with the strength of 8000 of last years models.

the construction went along as well as it could. a few thousand fatalities but that's standard for doom-copter building. it was to be a black cancer in the forces of the good and law-abiding, a fiendish lightning storm of despair and devilish destruction, it was rumored to house enough fire-power to shatter the sky foundations of heaven and send them hurtling towards the earth that they cherished so much. the bloated eye-sore was given the name the "S.S sky tumor" and it was known across the halls of the underworld, that both "S's" stood for satan!

upon the painting of the skytumor, captain terror-face grew anxious. he wanted to get behind the wheel and soar through the stratosphere and start demolishing those do-gooders. but his brother was not finished with the paint-job.

the first decal was on the hull, a smashing image of a dragon, wielding a chainsaw, fighting an army of ninja sharks amidst an environment of volcanoes... it was awesome. terror-faces brother smiled up from his mural and went on to his next piece.

on the stern of the massive war machine was a beautiful rendition of a two-headed phoenix fighting a manticore while being hit by lightning all while an army of viking undead redundantly tore themselves apart beneath the spectacle, it was quite awesome as well. cpt. terror face began to sweat,
"careful now brother." he spittled shakily,
"we wouldn't want to make the ship too awesome now would we?"

his brother chuckled and began on the wings.

it was 5 alligators in space marine armor having a unicorn barbecue, there was piles of beer and sexy strippers and robot cowboys bordering the 40 mile long wingspan. this was pretty awesome too.

the ship was also covered in flames and racing stripes, as well as the various sponsor stickers from proud evil supporters (polycount even threw in a t-shirt). the sky tumor was scheduled to fly the up coming Tuesday.

tuesday came and the ship took off, its fantastic murals and weapons glistening in the hellish triple sun like venomous frogs. it happily chopped through the brimstone laden air with its multiple propellers and the rudder steered it true. captain terror-face was pleased, at his finger tips was the arsenal of the gods and he was the avatar of good's destruction, how lucky he had been to win that radio call-in contest for his position of captain.

but something was wrong, terribly wrong.

the ship was too awesome, the combinations of murals, stripes, flame decals, hellish weaponry, and insanely stylish cup holders had cracked the boundaries that held the very fabric of reality together. the ship could not maintain flight! that would just be one more awesome thing!

so the ship hurtled across the evil suburbs and crashed into a church of un-godly power, killing its crew of 64 million.

there it sat for 4 weeks, until terror-faces brother turned it's crash point into a casino.

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Dude! That is cool. I can't wait to see some full color puppies.
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I'm going to have to go with #3.

that one looks like he's just zonked out for the long haul. no waking him.

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