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Heavy Metal serialization, the final chapter....The very final part (6) of Salsa Invertebraxa was delivered to Heavy Metals' NY offices the other week, the culmination of its run as a serialization. What an amazing time it's been for me, it is not every day you're asked to be a part of a legendary publication, and especially under the scrutinizing eye of DC mega-scribe Grant Morrison.
It's been a challenge to re-configure Salsa's ultra-landscape pages into A4 portrait format without losing the flow and the effect, and with no compromise to quality, - and of course it was a good opportunity to tweak the text where I felt it needed some help (quite a bit to be honest, kxx)
Here's a few of the double page spreads submitted over the last year, ...
Salsa Invertebraxa in Heavy Metal !Dear Moz Watchers! Some.VERY.big.news.
I'm proud to announce that the legendary Heavy Metal Magazine will be serializing the entirety of my graphic novel 'Salsa Invertebraxa' in 6 bi-monthly chunks, along with some awesome comics from big hitters including DC mega-scribe Grant Morrison!
This month see's the herald of his first issue as Editor-In-Chief, as he steers HM into taking a renewed leap into the punk-fantasy-phasmagoria that it was famous for.
There's a great twist if you're already familiar with Salsa and its ultra-ultra-widescreen format, as I'll be re-mixing it into the traditional comic 'portrait page' format, along with a few tweaks of text here and there, lets just call it the Salsa Vertical Metal Remix, so this will feel and play a little different than the one you already know
And if that wasn't enough to give me arrhythmia, I scored a cover too with one of the 'Prophets of the Ghost Ants' illos! Jeff Krelitz reminded me I'
More 'Prophets' sketches and WIPsThe final eBook file for Prophets of the Ghost Ants is very close to going live, exciting times! Which prompts me to upload some more work in progress, here are some of the colour roughs of the cover, the map of the immediate geography of the area showing the various ant tribes and some other scenes from the book.
The moonlit scene half way down was partly a nod to a scene painted by one of my favorite concept artists, who worked on the biggest sci-fi series of them, any ideas who that might be?
More stuff coming v. soon, (including more character sketches)
Mozzy's Spangly New WebsiteHello Peeps,
Been wanting to do this for aaaaaages, the site I cooked up years ago on greasy old Dreamweaver is at last 'toast' - Here's a newly-minted-brand-spanking-box-fresh Mozchops website, Mozchops.com
Some pics in the galleries not yet seen on DA, and there's a gazillion pictures yet to be uploaded plus other pages yet to be built, so forgive the current sparseness. Expect frequent uploads in the near future including more paintings for the Prophets of the Ghost Ants project, and the Heroes of Might and Magic VII game, also sketches and various graphics, logo's, cartoons and stuff. I may even post up a bunch of photos and sculptures, but some of those go back twenty years to my college days, they've waited this long for exposure, a couple of weeks extra wont hurt.
Onward and upward
Character design for ProphetsHere's a short sequence of images in building up the design of one of the key characters for PoTGA (Prophets of the Ghost Ants), the original idea came from a loose character sketch done shortly before the project design phase went into full gear, and as with most artists, I think I share the habit of keeping a big visual database running 24/7 in the back of the mind, like a mega-rolodex, for just such a scenario, so I ran through all the possibilities and combinations and this first sketch was a perfect fit. It just needed to go through various tweaks to arrive fully formed, semi-realistic and have a distinct culture of its own.
the initial sketch where the idea was born, and the first ant riding sketch
The author, Clark Carlton, and I discussed a lot in detail, how best to portray the rider, the armour and the ants, and of course how the scale and interaction is conveyed. The book's descr
Heroes of Might and Magic VII character sheetsUpdate on all things (most updates get posted here - Mozchops
Still have a handful of paintings to finish for Clark Carltons epic "Prophets of the Ghost Ants", I've got a sequence of sketches waiting in the wings for the next update, which is just around the corner. It's been a really busy year, doing websites, promo displays, business logo's, and quite a lot of game work. This year I was brought on to do new designs and character sheets for Ubisofts' next installment of 'Heroes of Might & Magic", VII, < I think the release date is early next year>. Some of the characters (sometimes referred to as orthographics or ortho's for short) are now up on Ubisoft's website, this is only a fraction of what was done. I'll post some of the color work when clearance permits. Enjoy
More ortho's of yours truly at the Ubisoft site - (everything except the Wolves)
Mozzy update - Prophets of the Ghost AntsHello friends, some very exciting news, I've been working on the illustrated e-version of Clark Carltons' epic Game of Thrones-esque micro-world fantasy book "Prophets Of The Ghost Ants", a tale of human survival in future earth, millions of years ahead in the future, where Darwinian evolution has reduced us all to the scale of ants where we must compete not only with a very frightening new world of predators, and lots of them, but also with each other (some habits die hard don't they!)
Most of the societies have aligned themselves with a chosen ant species, either domesticated or semi-wild, or other insects, such as cockroaches. Having slipped down the evolutionary rungs, we've lost technology, reverting to a middle-ages or a neo-classical caste system of slaves and hierarchical societies, with dominating religions and mysterious cabals of power, co
RIP H.R GigerDamn,
Another creative god moves to the next celestial plane, one of the biggest influences ever in the realm of sci-fi and movie-making - thank you, HR Giger, for not diluting your vision, and thank you Dan O'Bannon (also RIP) for introducing HR to Scott, who knows if we'd have seen anything of his incredible work, will we ever see someone like him again in our lifetime? Who's the next Bosch?
Have a safe voyage out there Hans Rudi,
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More points have kindly been donated by stargore!
Another small contest with small characters to draw!
The aim of the contest is to draw these little birdies, Borbles!
Again you should make them as cute as possible!
The more Borbles you draw together, the more likely you'll win!
You can draw them in any landscape but Borbles do live by the sea!
This contest will be judged by the creativity and what situations the Borbles are in, especially if it shows off their personality!
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Lackadaisy - Card GameSome of you might remember me talking about the card game last year. My publisher only had a very small number of them in stock, but they're finally back. We made a lot more of them this time - and with new, custom dice too!
If interested, here's where to order.
Lackadaisy on Patreon
I've recently left my job in the game industry so that I could focus more of my time and attention on Lackadaisy. Patreon is my weapon of choice in trying to see this to fruition.
If more Lackadaisy comic updates, illustrations, tutorials, mini-comics, books and other things interests you, please do check it out!
DeviantArt, deviantART and Lots of Things TooWe're going to be DeviantArt, officially. But you can always call us deviantART. You'll get to be retro, and that's always... well, retro! This goes for DA and dA, too.
It was nice to see Moonbeam13 and starvingartist today in Toronto. We got some lunch. Then 'Beam was nice enough to drive me to the airport with Rob. Rob! Happy Birthday Moonbeam!
I'm in the sky eating a banana at the moment. I wonder what monkeys would make of me eating a banana at 30,000 feet. Let alone journaling on DA from here.
I was in Toronto visiting Autodesk, and the teams behind Sketchbook and Pixlr and other awesome apps they have. What wonderful people. I really enjoyed seeing what they're up to, it's all very exciting.
I've been hanging out on #devart on dAmn today, and I asked Pickley to pull together all the best scripts and projects out there that improve dAmn. This way DA can consider buying the code, interfaces, etc. and
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Good vs Evil Contest
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END DATE: 15th May 2018
Take a good OC and/or an evil OC to go battle against each other for the the big prize!
Theme: Light vs Dark. Pick and draw an OC of your own that is a hero or villain.
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Update from DD-Catalogue FounderDear All,
Thank you for 'watching' DD-Catalogue, and for all your support over the last 4 years. You may have noticed that the group has recently lost super group status. I'd like to apologise for the disruption this has caused to our Gallery and homepage. I'd also like to apologise for the lack of updates and features recently. I have neglected the group somewhat during my university study.
...but I'm planning a revamp to make it better than ever!
I would appreciate it if you could give me some feedback in the comments on some of the following:
What do you like most about DD-Catalogue?
What would you like to see from DD-Catalogue? (features/interviews/polls ??)
Would you donate a small amount towards Super Group status?
Would you like to be on the admin team?
Thanks for reading,
Add this Journal to your 'favourites' if we have your support in bringing DD-Catalogue back to life!
Kdaea's Geno Sales
LF USD or Art!
Really need to clear out some of these genos!
I do have listed prices but feel free to make offers - if it's USD I will most likely accept lower prices.
If Offering CP - I will no longer hold genos for more than 2 weeks if no art has been finished! Unless you specifically update me and ask for an extension.
So please keep me updated <3
$40 - 3 AR's ON HOLD
Lion 006 x Varia 009
1) (Female - Vayron - Runner - Healthy)
F: Lisse Coat
T: Bear Ears, Feline Tail, Feline Eyes
P: Striped Masked Dusted Olive
Griffia Item Store - OPENFeel free to make a counter offer if you're not happy with the price
Will accept USD/GC/SC and points ($1 = 150)
Griffolk/Companion are more than welcome
$7 or 15GC/SC each
$12 or 25GC/SC each
$15 or 35GC/SC each
Chronopod - Pead - Dragon exclusive by BankOfGriffiax1
$9 or 20GC/SC each
Fullbody character 220$
Halfbody character 170$
Chibi character 65$
I can make a drawing in my usual style
Or using hatching and old paper textures Sparrow Wizard by DAV-19 Chibi RO by DAV-19
(Both styles have the same price)
Pixel art with simple animation (like blinks or sparkles): 1 character 55$, 2 characters