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Witcher: Throne Breaker

My entry for the Witcher: Throne Breaker competition.

I think these these types of contests tend to be a bit skewed towards industry digital painters, which I'm definitely not, so with that in mind I really wanted to go in a direction which was more idea based, even a bit more abstract. If I can't be the best, I can least make an attempt at originality!

It's loosely based on the book where the Witcher officially gets his namesake, so Giant Poster Geralt is made up of warring factions, burning Northan Realms, the Wizard Towers as swords hilts and a Nilfgaardian Empire at his head, amongst other things.

I'm a fan of the books and games, so it was fun putting little references in there, like the Dandelion in the foreground.

I try to treat these things as mental exercises, with the aim to try and approach a brief in an interesting way, and to see if I can work that into my own work process moving forward. That way, even if I don't win anything, at least I've come away with something productive!

I'm pleased with the idea, it's just a shame I forgot how to use colour at the end, so it kind of loses it's impact. Back to the reeducation center with me!

Salted Heart, Day 1
‪’Seekers, thieves, adventurers, plunderers, all must pass through the First Heartless, the First Death, split Titan ensnared upon web of shards, eternal carrier of the Gate-Phage, door to our Realm.

‪The Salted Heart exists between the ends of everything, within the skien of nothing.’‬

This inktober I'm doing a little avant-garde, Dark Souls-esque sci-fi adventure. Follow me on my Instagram or Twitter to keep updated with (hopefully) daily illustrations!

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SALTED HEART - Inktober 2018
This inktober I'm doing a little avant-garde, Dark Souls-esque sci-fi adventure. Follow me on my Instagram or Twitter to keep updated with (hopefully) daily illustrations!

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The Rends - HELL-BENT Concept
Mankind’s descent to the bottom of the food chain all those years ago was swift, yet despite their loss, and despite the ferocious readjustment of reality, humanity had still managed to eke out an existence somehow.

Fortress and redoubt are made out of crevice and cave, ruins and craters, Rends in the Earth now their stronghold.

Concept for my project, HELL-BENT. Trying out a bigger piece to see how it fits with the style, still a bit cartoony I think.
Three Wyches - HELL-BENT Concept
Thought to be corrupt discards from whatever hell-forges the F.O.R Horsemen spawn their clones from, the Wyches are cursed to find meaning and patterns wherever they look, slaved as they are to numbers and non-sensical algorithms.

Forever on the edge of understanding, revelations poised eternal on the tip of the tongue, they are driven ever further into madness, dismembering whomever they come across in a blighted search for nameless truth that may very well dwell inside you.

Concept art for my own project, HELL-BENT
Hey guys!

HELL-BENT is a personal project of mine, which I'm finally getting round to starting. I've spent the last few weeks (and a bit of time on and off a few months prior to this) writing and thinking about an expanded world, how things work and connect etc. It's all jumbled rubbish at the moment, but it's a start!

As I'm sure you remember, I spend a lot of time moaning about not being able to show current work, being stifled creatively, or just not having time to work on my own stuff, so this is my answer to all that. It means I'm in creative control, and I can share all my prep work (including pencils!), and I can also start getting things set up for prints, postcards, books etc.

At it's most basic, HELL-BENT is a re-imagining of mythic monsters and beasts through a sci-fi lens, but I hope to push it beyond that into a fully functioning world. At the very least, it'll be a nice art book, but I'm also thinking about other genres as well, most probably games. Anyway, thats all a while in the future yet, in the meantime, I hope you will enjoy the concept work that precedes it! 


Dan Morison
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United Kingdom
Illustrator//Storyboard Artist//Concept Artist

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cqxo Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah i love your art style so much!! 
DarkMechanic Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
Kathaja Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2018
Hey (: I just wanna say your hell-bent stuff is terrific! Your style and what you draw really complement each other. I'm looking forward to more of this!
DarkMechanic Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
thanks very much, glad you like it!
KinoDiamondblack Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2017  Student Filmographer
Happy New Years to All  by KinoDiamondblack  Happy New Years 
JessicaHadADream Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2017  Professional General Artist
very elaborate n professionall 
DarkMechanic Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, appreciated!
JulG06 Featured By Owner May 22, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
U welcome 😉
debureturns Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Your style is gorgeous; really dark and gritty. :nod:
DarkMechanic Featured By Owner May 1, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks dude!
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