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Crystal Core Currier Bird Color Concepts Round 2 by LordDonovan Crystal Core Currier Bird Color Concepts Round 2 :iconlorddonovan:LordDonovan 232 17 Crystal Core Currier Bird First Color Concepts by LordDonovan Crystal Core Currier Bird First Color Concepts :iconlorddonovan:LordDonovan 25 0 Crystal Core Land and Air Creature Concepts by LordDonovan Crystal Core Land and Air Creature Concepts :iconlorddonovan:LordDonovan 23 2 Crystal Core Goo Creature Concepts by LordDonovan Crystal Core Goo Creature Concepts :iconlorddonovan:LordDonovan 37 2 Crystal Core Mineral Creature Concepts by LordDonovan Crystal Core Mineral Creature Concepts :iconlorddonovan:LordDonovan 208 10 Crystal Core Character Concept Collection by LordDonovan Crystal Core Character Concept Collection :iconlorddonovan:LordDonovan 61 0 Crystal Core Knowledge Crystal Color Concepts 2 by LordDonovan Crystal Core Knowledge Crystal Color Concepts 2 :iconlorddonovan:LordDonovan 811 43 Crystal Core Bismuth Knowledge Crystal Model Sheet by LordDonovan Crystal Core Bismuth Knowledge Crystal Model Sheet :iconlorddonovan:LordDonovan 31 4 Crystal Core Knowledge Crystal Color Concepts 1 by LordDonovan Crystal Core Knowledge Crystal Color Concepts 1 :iconlorddonovan:LordDonovan 164 0 Kawauso Illustration by LordDonovan Kawauso Illustration :iconlorddonovan:LordDonovan 32 3 Hunting Shadow Illustration by LordDonovan Hunting Shadow Illustration :iconlorddonovan:LordDonovan 26 2 Kodama Illustration by LordDonovan Kodama Illustration :iconlorddonovan:LordDonovan 35 5 Pokemon Team Group Photo Commission by LordDonovan Pokemon Team Group Photo Commission :iconlorddonovan:LordDonovan 65 11 Craps Table Model by LordDonovan Craps Table Model :iconlorddonovan:LordDonovan 18 8 Mirabel Illustration Commission by LordDonovan Mirabel Illustration Commission :iconlorddonovan:LordDonovan 26 3 Mirabel Model Sheet Commission by LordDonovan Mirabel Model Sheet Commission :iconlorddonovan:LordDonovan 37 2
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Crystal Core Currier Bird Color Concepts Round 2
And with this image, I've posted the last of the work I did on The Crystal Core that's worth sharing, which was also the final set of concepts produced in my time there. From here on out, expect a return to my normal posting schedule.

After the 
previous round of currier bird concepts, its form went back toward the vaguely raven-ish direction I first sketched, and the coloring went in another direction entirely. These were my ideas for the "cosmic silhouette" look, for lack of a better term.
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Crystal Core Currier Bird First Color Concepts
With this collection of color concepts, I've almost reached the end of my work on The Crystal Core. The birds in this image are various concepts for the currier bird, the final character I did designs for. As the name conveys, its function in the game was to deliver messages, and it was supposed to look magical and mysterious, as opposed to resembling a regular ol' bird. The designs at this stage were meant to evoke the minimal detail, somewhat abstract geometric stylings of the Native American Thunderbird legends, as well as the lines on a circuit board, in keeping with its role in a virtual world. The biggest question at this early design stage, as you can see, was what form it should take. Though eventually the entire coloring theme changed too.
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Crystal Core Land and Air Creature Concepts
While working on the upcoming educational game The Crystal Core from BitloftI did early designs for all sorts of things, including creatures that the players would encounter. Said creatures were intended to fit the educational themes of the worlds they inhabited, and contrary to most living things in video games, not supposed to be malicious enemies, but rather neutral creatures peacefully going about their virtual lives.

This final set of creature concepts was for the later areas dealing with more large-scale biological concepts like evolution, and as such, the designs were meant to evoke familiar organisms, rather than life forms based on the foundations of biology like chemistry. Still, since the simulation the game's set in is all messed up and corrupted, and regular animals would be boring, funky combo animals were the way to go. But since the game doesn't have swimming, they did have to be things that tread upon the ground or flew through the air. Otherwise, I could do pretty much whatever, and I like whatever.

The silly pun names weren't required, I just threw them in for fun because I am clearly the master of silly pun names. I'd imagine the Pokemon Company should be hiring me the moment they see these mad naming skillz. Along with the drawing, I'm obviously the whole package.
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Crystal Core Goo Creature Concepts
While working on the upcoming educational game The Crystal Core from BitloftI did early designs for all sorts of things, including creatures that the players would encounter. Said creatures were intended to fit the educational themes of the worlds they inhabited, and contrary to most living things in video games, not supposed to be malicious enemies, but rather neutral creatures peacefully going about their virtual lives.

This set of creature concepts was intended for the areas themed around cellular biology, and as such, they were intended to look gooey and blobish, in keeping with amoebas and cytoplasm and cellular membranes and such things. So I channeled my little kid self, who pretty much exclusively liked drawing weird globby alien things like this, and added a dash of memories of biology classes. Viola!

...Now that I think about it, some of these designs would have been kind of a pain to animate in 3D what with the implied squishy amorphous nature of their movements. Good thing that wasn't a concern at this first stage of ideas.
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...But enough talk, have at you!

After having been deathly quiet for the longest time, I've finally gotten caught up on matters here and am ready to bring this page back to life. Again. Of course, a lively presence here requires new submissions most of all, but a relatively fresh Journal entry really helps a page look active as well. And that requires writing one, which has proven surprisingly tricky. Not because I have nothing to say - lacking thoughts and opinions I'd love to shout at the world is not even remotely the case - but because I no longer feel sure what a dA Journal is really for. I used to more or less see them as an all-purpose blog attached to the gallery, and maybe that's what they truly are. But over time, possibly due to my own internet opinion blasting fatigue, I've felt more and more that if people are watching me for the art I (sporadically) post, a random Journal notice in their message center alerting them to a rant on video games or politics or the like is just an unwanted annoyance compared to the Nintendo fan art that the people clearly come to this page for. As such, though there are many times I've strongly considered posting a new Journal about whatever was grinding my gears at that particular moment, I've ultimately opted not to clog up the collective social media system with the billionth internet rant that, I assume, nobody needs or wants. Thus, my Journal submissions have become pretty sparse these days.

Still, if for no other reason than making it extra clear a page isn't dead, I'd say it's good to have a Journal on the front page that's less than a year old, so I had to write something. As those of you who bothered to read this can see, my brilliant solution was to write a Journal about why I haven't been writing Journals. Because obviously, if people don't even want Journals about other things, a Journal about Journals is absolutely the best way to solve the problem and not the worst choice possible. ME AM GOOD JOB SMART.

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InfiniteDiversity Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama.
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SPARTAN22294 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018
Thanks for the Llama. :iconllama3dplz: And here one for you too.
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LordDonovan Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks right back!
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lolothehedgecat Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the llama~! ^^
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LordDonovan Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
You are welcome!
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GoldenAlpha101 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018  Student General Artist
thanks for the llama! ^^ Llama jump 
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LordDonovan Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome!
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pinkythepink Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2018  Professional Artisan Crafter
:iconrubcheeksplz: Thank you so much for adding me to your watch! :squee: It really brings a smile to my face which is more than I could've asked for. :D I hope that I can continue to impress with my future pieces! :heart:
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Gunnut51 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
:llama:s X 2:
One for me,
One for you!
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LordDonovan Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
And all is right with the world!
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