I've been seeing lots of crickets around lately. They are one of the few insects that don't give me the creeps and I thought, "Why are there no cricket superheroes?" Probably because the cricket can't do anything much on the cool side. Doesn't climb walls, shoot webs etc. But MAN can those little things JUMP! This guy, The Cricketeer, can jump like a mile when he really has to. He has slightly tougher skin than most humans. About as tough as plywood maybe. Seemed like the right toughness to be in proportion to a carapace. He can also tell what the weather is going to do before it happens...hm, there's his alter ego right there. TV weatherman! I don't know if thats a real ability of the insect but there are rumors about it. And he can produce a loud chirping noise that can stun bad guys. Or annoy coworkers. Whichever is needed. Although, if he did it around his coworkers it would defeat the whole secret identity thing so scratch that. Oh yeah, he can communicate with real crickets.
Sometimes while listening to music, I will orchestrate the air. Not so much like a conductor of a symphony (though similar), it is more like that scene in Fantasia where Mickey orchestrates the sea with magics. I summon the notes from the air around me.
This isn't the final image, but after seeing a similar line art treatment done by another artist on FA, I just had to try my hand at it. I do agree that it's much better than black lines on a blank white background.
I was inspired to do this last night while listening to old .MODs I hadn't heard since the early 90's, which have somehow survived numerous hard drive wipes, new computer migrations, crashes, failures, bad sectors, OS upgrades, and possibly a dunk in a river. They are quite possibly the oldest files I have on my computer - some dating back to 1989 (although that's probably due to someone messing with their clock).
You remember .MODs? They were awesome. Way better than MIDIs.
Original piece of art this is based off of - [link] by He and I were working together at the beginning of this project, and the character was redesigned during that process. So, that's why they don't quite match up, proportionally.
This is kind of the first step of the final stages to finish this model. Depending on how far BlueBerserker would like me to take it, ultimately, Greezer would be colored and have two different arms, similar to the original concept.
From left to right is: Clepara, SeCerno (top), Bellatorix, Prestar, Nash (top), Accipta, and
Nicodemus. It took me about fifteen hours (on and off, of course) to color everything. *falls
down* I do like the level of detail on Accipta and Nicodemus; all of it turned out really well. I
tried on my backgrounds, really I did. I like the tree behind SeCerno. Of course, after a while the
artist sees all sorts of flaws and mistakes, so maybe it’s best I don’t look at this too closely. I
pieced it together from an older image I didn’t care for.
The original actually just had Clepara, Nicodemus, and Accipta, and it was called “Standing Tall”.
It was a simple rectangle image. But no, I had to turn it into a circle. Then I could deal with the
nightmare that was getting words to curve around a circular image. Dreamweaver and Mozilla
Firefox are evil! ... But I’m rambling. If you want to see my real rant, check out my journal entry.
Anyway, this is supposed to kick off the grand launching of my website. Yay for me. For the
love of God, go the site and click around. Look at all the pretty images and the map. Marvel at
the rollovers I raw coded again and again and again. If it fits your fancy, the read the first
chapter of my book!
Hey, I’d even like critique and feedback on everything. Or you can even throw a brick at me.
Cause ... y’know ... fanart’s too much to ask for.
In France, when we are talking about the American President, that's how we are imagining him as an anthropomorphic animal : a strong and hulk eagle with a lot of power and many responsibilities, a man who have the entire world's destiny in his hands, someone adulated by the people. I tried to draw the scene when the President have just learnt about a terrible new, something that could make a mess of the peace all over the world! What decision will he take? Will he be able to keep the world's peacefulness stability? Hope you like it! please leave a comment!