I just wanted to get something quit up here cause I haven't posted for so long. I've been super busy getting my game ready to ship!
So Here's Scoop the Plummeter!
Plummeters are special forces that carry around demonic chickens with them so they can drop off airships and land into the enemies. Once they've landed on the enemy, the demonic hens tend to cause even more chaos as they are usually quite terrified.
Scoop is a skilled Plummeter as he has survived a total of 16 drops. It also helps that he's an extremely durable individual who has used amateur alchemy to increase his toughness tenfold. He favors a very specific breed of demon fowl that is renowned over the lands for their petrifying gaze and brimstone breath.
I wanted to do something different for a change so I decided to come up with random character concepts I could use for my portfolio. I chose to do a cartoon style starship crew. This took me two weekends to finish. I also tried to convey some emotions to the human characters.
I had a lot of fun with this!
I couldn't just stop with the characters though. I had to add the starship and city in the background.
Drawn and colored between studying for finals. It's gonna be brutal!
I hope that planet looks familiar to you guys. Earth takes a long time to draw. Especially when it's upside-down. Hehe. (Or is Hieros upside down? I dunno. I guess it doesn't matter because there's no direction in space.)
What's he doing out there in orbit? Well, probably trying to remember where his human girlfriend lives. For an alien like him, finding one house on an unfamiliar planet might be a bit difficult.
*ahem* Some of the more astute of you might have noticed Hieros looks a lot different. Well, the simple truth is that I was holding on to the old design just because I was afraid to change it. But, the other day I final got up the guts and after eight-hundred drawings I came up with one I liked. The old design was complimentary to the old story behind Hieros, but when I changed the story, it didn't match anymore. So! Here's the final version. Hopefully I won't have to change him again.
Enjoy the Silence is a 1990 song by Depeche Mode. It kinda became my theme for this picture somehow. It's great working music!
art dump: notes taken from polycount sketchbook thread
so here's another mountable creature idea; yes, you guessed it, its randy the red-nosed pain-deer. these majestic ass-kickers fly without the aid of wings so they can totally punch the crap out of their foes.
and getting on the business end of those antlers will totally ruin your day, and pain-deer's are also notorious drunkards and are real jerks at parties.
the rider has got a fly-by slicer shield that can deal some mean damage as well as a bull whip.
Pfff, I started on this over a week ago, then I got really sick, and I haven't been well enough to finish it before now.
This will be made a postcard sized print that we'll sell at Art Bubble in two weeks. We'll put it up for sale online later in October as well There'll be a Balthazar themed postcard too, but I'm recycling some old art for that one.
There we go! Finished a new reference sheet for Hieros Caelum. Just in case I decide to do art trades again sometime in the future.
I totally forgot to draw one without his helmet on, though. Oh well! Just know this: He has a mohawk.
It's a pretty big change from his last design, but still recognizable as him. I even kept the stripe on the back of his suit! Huhu.
His basic story: Hieros is an alien from another world. He travels about in space sometimes getting himself into pretty big trouble. He's one of the last of his kind, and has been dodging getting picked up by The Committee for Species' Safety, and evil corporation that "protects" endangered species by taking them away and locking them up.
Personality: Outgoing, spiritual, fun-loving until threatened. Secretly a deep-thinker. Age: Over 2000 years. Species: Shiee-Gaoy Interests: Pan pipes (expert player!), human culture Likes: Chips (He loves them.), Superman, Harry Potter (I haven't read them, but he seems to think they're good) Tweaks: He can fly really well, but usually crashes on his landings. Abilities: Flight, Telekinesis Weakness: Canines. (Dogs, wolves etc.) They hate him.
My chosen mythical deity this time was Tlaloc, god of rains, lightning and waters (and other things. Ther're always a million things Aztec Gods are associated with.) He's usually depicted as a blue guy with Jaguar teeth and Snake fangs. His real depictions are WAY more complicated than how I drew him. Haha. If you look him up the artwork of him is so confusing it's hard to make what of what!
Anyway. Like most Aztec Gods, Tlaloc demanded sacrifice, and what's worse; Tlaloc often demanded the sacrifice of children.
Here's a little native guy catching a glimpse of Tlaloc as he strides through a stream of water. I thought about giving Tlaloc a spear... but I'm kinda tired of drawing spears with natives. Haha. He's a God! He doesn't need one.
And no, he is not a Na'Vi from James Cameron's cheese-fest, Avatar. Though, that movie would've been far more interesting if the natives actually had some flaws to them like the Aztec, right? :3