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Ocean Dinosaur by cobaltplasma Ocean Dinosaur :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 193 10 Removable Face by cobaltplasma Removable Face :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 538 46 Robot Knight by cobaltplasma Robot Knight :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 241 13 Obfusca Spirit for Ascension : Deliverance by cobaltplasma Obfusca Spirit for Ascension : Deliverance :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 813 37 Colored Head Sketch by cobaltplasma Colored Head Sketch :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 110 20 Made Out of Metal by cobaltplasma Made Out of Metal :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 403 32 Day 3 of Inktober 2018 - Roasted by cobaltplasma Day 3 of Inktober 2018 - Roasted :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 168 17 Day 2 of Inktober 2018 - Tranquility by cobaltplasma Day 2 of Inktober 2018 - Tranquility :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 149 5 Day 1 of Inktober 2018 - Poisonous by cobaltplasma Day 1 of Inktober 2018 - Poisonous :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 160 7 Boss Fight by cobaltplasma Boss Fight :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 321 25 Burning Crown by cobaltplasma Burning Crown :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 738 46 Black Crystal by cobaltplasma Black Crystal :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 306 12 Laera WIP 2018 by cobaltplasma Laera WIP 2018 :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 361 15 Sepia - Marindi by cobaltplasma Sepia - Marindi :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 211 13 Katana of Giant Slaying by cobaltplasma Katana of Giant Slaying :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 1,284 79 Ryss, Captain of the Guard by cobaltplasma Ryss, Captain of the Guard :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 256 7


Rest by Dofresh Rest :icondofresh:Dofresh 755 81 Punchline Comic WALLPAPER by kashdv8 Punchline Comic WALLPAPER :iconkashdv8:kashdv8 18 4 Cape Gestures by Radittz Cape Gestures :iconradittz:Radittz 3,711 103 Bad temper by Dofresh Bad temper :icondofresh:Dofresh 420 24 One of the few things humans still can do better t by Dofresh One of the few things humans still can do better t :icondofresh:Dofresh 506 21 I'd better call the insurance agent by Dofresh I'd better call the insurance agent :icondofresh:Dofresh 306 43 The owl by Dofresh The owl :icondofresh:Dofresh 1,527 78 Attrition by Dofresh Attrition :icondofresh:Dofresh 1,866 139 Battle in heaven by Dofresh Battle in heaven :icondofresh:Dofresh 1,335 92 Minotaur by Dofresh Minotaur :icondofresh:Dofresh 560 31 Into the void by Dofresh Into the void :icondofresh:Dofresh 302 17 Sic semper tyrannis by Dofresh Sic semper tyrannis :icondofresh:Dofresh 1,345 64 Panzer Dragon by Dofresh Panzer Dragon :icondofresh:Dofresh 1,336 71 Cleanse and burn by Dofresh Cleanse and burn :icondofresh:Dofresh 2,678 258 Down the river by Dofresh Down the river :icondofresh:Dofresh 1,600 95 Sent by the Gods by Dofresh Sent by the Gods :icondofresh:Dofresh 3,287 180



Removable Face
30min. spitpaint, Photoshop CC2017. First doodle of the year! The holidays are usually ridiculously crazy for me, deadlines plus relatives flying in, family get-togethers, Christmas, New Years, just insanity. This was the first year that I actually didn't have a huge workload to tackle during break, which worked out because it was the first time we were gonna host New Years at our place and I think I would've gone crazy. I mean I'm sure I still did, we're 3 days into the New Year and I'm just starting to defuse.

So yeah... Removable face! My friend said it reminded him of that character/race from Mortal Engines, I guess it was the green glowy eyes. I'm gonna take it easy tonight, I might see if i can get some sleep, more than my usual uh... few hours hahaha... yeah, sleep sounds good :)
Robot Knight
30min. spitpaint, Photoshop CC2017.. warm-up for today, been doing a lot of freelance that I can't show yet (until it's published) but today was a more slow build up to work kind of day... so yeah, spitpaint time :)
Obfusca Spirit for Ascension : Deliverance
One of my favorite pieces for Stone Blade Entertainment's upcoming expansion for their Ascension deck building game. One thing that I really like about doing freelance work for them is that I often get to illustrate things that I normally just would not think of haha. Like, seriously, looking over pieces I did in the past along with stuff coming up in next set, there's a lot of ideas and craziness that my brain would not have come to on its own. I like it a lot, I think it helps to enrich my artist brain lol.
Colored Head Sketch
Just a warmup from last night, I liked the colors, wanted to push a little outside of my comfort zone..not a lot, there's still red there (hah!) but I thought going with a non-human skin tone might be fun.

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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APieceofJonk Featured By Owner Edited Jan 5, 2019  Hobbyist Artist
Absolutely stunning work...if you compiled an art book, I would buy it! Keep on arting on stalwart imaginastronaut F2U: dummy dream !!
cobaltplasma Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2019   Digital Artist
Thank you kindly :) Hopefully one day, maybe later this year? Who knows hahah
Hayakain Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Freakin' beautiful work. Would you do tutorials for speedpaint by chance?
cobaltplasma Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2018   Digital Artist
Thanks! I've been tinkering with the idea of doing some tutorials, I mean I don't think I'm an expert on speedpainting by any stretch hehe but time-permitting I'll try my hand at it at some point. Probably after I'm done with this upcoming convention.
tokatun Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2018
I love your work!
cobaltplasma Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2018   Digital Artist
Thank you very much :D
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 :)
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