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Burning Crown by cobaltplasma Burning Crown :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 647 17 Black Crystal by cobaltplasma Black Crystal :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 291 12 Laera WIP 2018 by cobaltplasma Laera WIP 2018 :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 354 15 Sepia - Marindi by cobaltplasma Sepia - Marindi :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 203 13 Katana of Giant Slaying by cobaltplasma Katana of Giant Slaying :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 1,239 79 Ryss, Captain of the Guard by cobaltplasma Ryss, Captain of the Guard :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 248 7 Nitro Boost + 10 minutes by cobaltplasma Nitro Boost + 10 minutes :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 232 3 Nitro Boost by cobaltplasma Nitro Boost :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 165 7 Mr. Freeze - Sketch 07.10.18 by cobaltplasma Mr. Freeze - Sketch 07.10.18 :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 328 34 Storm Phoenix by cobaltplasma Storm Phoenix :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 767 24 Death Tennis by cobaltplasma Death Tennis :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 249 25 Centaur by cobaltplasma Centaur :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 1,059 25 Water Spirit by cobaltplasma Water Spirit :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 384 20 Unwelcome Prophet by cobaltplasma Unwelcome Prophet :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 1,473 48 Lady of the Lake by cobaltplasma Lady of the Lake :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 1,388 49 Jaws, Still Hungry Update by cobaltplasma Jaws, Still Hungry Update :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 407 42


Dva by Liang-Xing Dva :iconliang-xing:Liang-Xing 6,291 107 Kar-Zaweeb by charro-art Kar-Zaweeb :iconcharro-art:charro-art 139 3 Rise of the Dragon by charro-art Rise of the Dragon :iconcharro-art:charro-art 609 16 Rise of the Dragon Master Screen by charro-art Rise of the Dragon Master Screen :iconcharro-art:charro-art 425 11 Rise of the Dragon character art 1 by charro-art Rise of the Dragon character art 1 :iconcharro-art:charro-art 165 5 Rise of the Dragon character art 2 by charro-art Rise of the Dragon character art 2 :iconcharro-art:charro-art 167 9 Save the world by charro-art Save the world :iconcharro-art:charro-art 220 10 Female Robot by DongjunLu Female Robot :icondongjunlu:DongjunLu 527 15 Warrior with Dragon by DongjunLu Warrior with Dragon :icondongjunlu:DongjunLu 781 16 Lesson28 Alien Creature Arrange small by DongjunLu Lesson28 Alien Creature Arrange small :icondongjunlu:DongjunLu 162 2 Desert Knight by DongjunLu Desert Knight :icondongjunlu:DongjunLu 537 17 War Bear by DongjunLu War Bear :icondongjunlu:DongjunLu 497 3 Jungle Hunter by DongjunLu Jungle Hunter :icondongjunlu:DongjunLu 668 14 Black Dragon Knight by DongjunLu Black Dragon Knight :icondongjunlu:DongjunLu 3,894 89 From the Earth by BritishMuffin From the Earth :iconbritishmuffin:BritishMuffin 521 112 Komorebi by BritishMuffin Komorebi :iconbritishmuffin:BritishMuffin 53 2



Burning Crown
30min. spitpaint, Photoshop CC2017 .. Bought a new chair, wanted to test it out, what better way than a nice, fast spitpaint before dinner :) The base underpaint is pretty simple, after that it's just a few duplicate layers pasted into a mask and set to overlay or soft light, adding in colors and contrast, etc. to quickly generate the image base. On top of all that there's a few gradients of soft light to add glows or shadows here and there, that part is ultra fast, like literally a minute or two tops of setting up and playing around with, done at the end.
Black Crystal
30min. spitpaint, Photoshop CC2017.. Warm-up, loosening the brain muscles a little, it's pretty miserable in the house right now, summer heat and humidity is definitely here...but yeah, I had this idea that was pretty clear in my mind, I think subconsciously it's based off of this drawing I did 15 or 16 years ago, about this cyborg that was stuck at the bottom of this well.... anyway! :) Yeah something fun..
Laera WIP 2018
Finally got consistent power at the house again, the last 3 days have been pretty bad for getting any work done... One of the downfalls of working digitally. Nothing crazy, just wanting to get back into the groove of things, back into form. Hoping today holds up too :)
Sepia - Marindi
30min. spitpaint, Photoshop CC2017... quick doodle, kind of distracted tonight, I guess I'm mainly focusing on getting my stuff together for Amazing Con.. flying out on Thursday hehe. If any of y'all are on Oahu this coming weekend swing on by Amazing Comic Con Aloha and hit up table L2 at Artist Alley :)
Gonna be at Amazing Comic Con Aloha next week! Stop by Artist Alley table L2, say hi, chitchat, you know, the fun con stuff haha.

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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Hayakain Featured By Owner 6 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
Freakin' beautiful work. Would you do tutorials for speedpaint by chance?
tokatun Featured By Owner 11 hours ago
I love your work!
wetwork777 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your art is amazing, I love your style and I look forward to seeing more of your work in the future. Aloha  Hi! 
cobaltplasma Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you very much :D Aloha!
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
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.
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