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Nitro Boost + 10 minutes by cobaltplasma Nitro Boost + 10 minutes :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 193 3 Nitro Boost by cobaltplasma Nitro Boost :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 152 7 Mr. Freeze - Sketch 07.10.18 by cobaltplasma Mr. Freeze - Sketch 07.10.18 :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 256 30 Storm Phoenix by cobaltplasma Storm Phoenix :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 692 24 Death Tennis by cobaltplasma Death Tennis :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 219 25 Centaur by cobaltplasma Centaur :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 1,020 20 Water Spirit by cobaltplasma Water Spirit :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 375 20 Unwelcome Prophet by cobaltplasma Unwelcome Prophet :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 1,464 48 Lady of the Lake by cobaltplasma Lady of the Lake :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 1,375 49 Jaws, Still Hungry Update by cobaltplasma Jaws, Still Hungry Update :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 393 42 Red Cloak by cobaltplasma Red Cloak :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 519 17 Snake Eyes by cobaltplasma Snake Eyes :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 197 13 Eshra WIP 2 by cobaltplasma Eshra WIP 2 :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 419 23 Eshra Lane, WIP by cobaltplasma Eshra Lane, WIP :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 368 15 Overgrown Fungus by cobaltplasma Overgrown Fungus :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 208 3 Half Face by cobaltplasma Half Face :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 129 5


Female Robot by DongjunLu Female Robot :icondongjunlu:DongjunLu 343 7 Warrior with Dragon by DongjunLu Warrior with Dragon :icondongjunlu:DongjunLu 758 15 Lesson28 Alien Creature Arrange small by DongjunLu Lesson28 Alien Creature Arrange small :icondongjunlu:DongjunLu 157 2 Desert Knight by DongjunLu Desert Knight :icondongjunlu:DongjunLu 522 17 War Bear by DongjunLu War Bear :icondongjunlu:DongjunLu 472 3 Jungle Hunter by DongjunLu Jungle Hunter :icondongjunlu:DongjunLu 620 14 Black Dragon Knight by DongjunLu Black Dragon Knight :icondongjunlu:DongjunLu 3,871 89 From the Earth by BritishMuffin From the Earth :iconbritishmuffin:BritishMuffin 523 111 Komorebi by BritishMuffin Komorebi :iconbritishmuffin:BritishMuffin 52 2 Najia by BritishMuffin Najia :iconbritishmuffin:BritishMuffin 324 29 Shale by BritishMuffin Shale :iconbritishmuffin:BritishMuffin 179 34 The Moon and the Ocean by BritishMuffin The Moon and the Ocean :iconbritishmuffin:BritishMuffin 999 176 Nightbreeze [C] by Astri-Lohne Nightbreeze [C] :iconastri-lohne:Astri-Lohne 2,050 69 Tea Break by Astri-Lohne Tea Break :iconastri-lohne:Astri-Lohne 1,152 17 Dela [C] by Astri-Lohne Dela [C] :iconastri-lohne:Astri-Lohne 1,304 17 Imogen [C] by Astri-Lohne Imogen [C] :iconastri-lohne:Astri-Lohne 1,526 39



Nitro Boost + 10 minutes
Spitpaint + 10 more minutes of fiddling with stuff... cleaned up an refined the background a bit but what I'm most happy with is the jet exhaust flame bit.. I wanted to add in some color along with more streaks, I like it a lot more.

Her arms are super long... I should fix that.. or just say she's a cyborg...
Nitro Boost
30min. spitpaint, Photoshop CC2017.. Almost ran out of time tinkering with the coloring for the background. Originally I wanted a more lit twilight scene but was just having issues hitting those colors well (color picking is one of my biggest weaknesses, I just play it by ear usually) so I kept darkening it until it felt 'okay' and ran with yeah it's just about night time, the stars are out, no traffic, might as well hit the nitro :)
Mr. Freeze - Sketch 07.10.18
Quick 15min. sketch.. majority of the form of the armor is just shrouded in dark shapes and gradients, most of the focus is in his helmet. I dunno, he's my favorite DC villain to draw :)
Storm Phoenix
30min. spitpaint, Photoshop CC2017. This is another example of making a mess and letting the effects and bits of refined edges make it look like so much more than it actually is lol. I kept waffling with the blue, originally it was straight purple, but it won me over in the last minute. I mean literally, at minute 29 I was like "okay, let's roll with it" and just touched up a couple more bits and called it done lol.    
Death Tennis
30min. spitpaint, Photoshop CC2017. I'm beyond stressed right now but this image kinda cheered me up lol... it's pretty ludicrous, but I could see it so clearly in my head... It was about 25min., had a few minutes left but a lot of stuff came up and I was pretty happy where it ended. I used to play a ton of tennis when I was younger, from intermediate through high school, probably will take it up again when things calm down a bit more. I don't think my serve and volley game will be as killer, though.

Har har.

Journal History

  • Listening to: Game of Thrones OST by Ramin Djawadi
  • Reading: Ready Player One
  • Watching: Game of Thrones s1-4
  • Playing: Heroes of the Storm, Warframe (PS4)
  • Eating: Popcorn
  • Drinking: Strawberry guava lemonade
I'm swamped with work. Swamped. But not just art-related stuff, which I'm superduper grateful for, but my regular 9-to-5 with my family's business is going through some busy times, too.  All and all this means that sleep is kicked off to the side until the weekend and I feel like I'm in college again... only I'm a bit older now and not half as spry when I get 4hrs of sleep.. :)  You know how they say you should do things "for the love"?  I'm doing things for the love right now, it feels like exercise, like that almost acidic burn that's kind of good to feel from time to time.  The next couple months will be really crazy then things will slow down come fall... but December... whoo boy... that'll be a time to buckle down and Just Do It™.

I can't wait to get the art for my game done because then I can piece all the pieces together and start showing you folks what I'm working on.  A couple people have guessed correctly, it's actually not a terribly well-hidden secret lol, but yeah... it's fun, a bucket list kind of project that I'll be happy with completing whether it sells 2 copies or 2,000,000 copies.  Reviewing my personal projects list, I seem to gravtitate towards niche markets, like the iOS games I like to work on are turn-based RPGs, basically the smallest sliver of marketshare you can fight for in the App Store haha :D  This personal project is kind of along those lines, but it's fun and it'll be mine.

Well, we're over halfway done with June, I'm about 3 or 4 weeks behind schedule, but it's fine..things will get done, as they always have, and this is something I *will* finish this year and then.... insanity :)


Aaron Nakahara
Artist | Digital Art
United States
Current Residence: Hawaii
deviantWEAR sizing preference: M
Favourite genre of music: Ambient-anything..or big soundtracks, Two Steps From Hell comes to mind.
Favourite photographer: Ansel Adams
Favourite style of art: Manga-Western hybrid
Operating System: Mac OSX 10.8 / Win7-64
MP3 player of choice: iPhone (harhar)
Shell of choice: bash
Wallpaper of choice: changes every day
Skin of choice: changes every... well no... tan?
Favourite cartoon character: Spike Spiegel
Personal Quote: "You can't win if you don't play"


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VocariaxPierroxChan Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
My God!!!! Your art is so amazing and woooww! I'm slapping myself for not finding this out sooner!
I absolutely love how beautiful and intricate the pieces look and their concepts-
I just wish I can fave every single one of them!
But then again I might blow up your notifs box---

//You're amazing and I hope to see more of your work!
cobaltplasma Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018   Digital Artist
Haha it's all good, thank you very much for the kind words :) I'm just some dude who draws stuff, I'm happy folks enjoy it. A lot of it is a labor of love, a decent amount freelance work, but all of it has been fun to create.

Thanks again :)
Czepeku Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2018  New Deviant
Awesome dark themes in your work. Keep up the good work!
cobaltplasma Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you very much, I shall!
RaitheAirscape Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't know who you are, but oh my lord.  Your art is too inspiring right now.
cobaltplasma Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2018   Digital Artist
I'm just some dude who doodles haha :D I'm glad you enjoy my work.
SirZinixter Featured By Owner May 24, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your art is inCREDIBLE. The lovecraftian atmosphere in every single glorious that you’ve made is just outstanding.

Hope to see what that brilliant imagination of yours has for all of us for the future ^_^
cobaltplasma Featured By Owner May 24, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you very much :D I'm glad you enjoy it, it's always fun to make and usually for myself, but I'm always happy to hear when others enjoy it too hehe.
DLPP Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2018
Great gallery.
cobaltplasma Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you very much :)
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