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Alex Ahad
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Hello! I'm Alex Ahad / o_8, the creator of the world, characters, and artstyle of Skullgirls. Welcome to my DA page~ m(_)m You can see examples of my work here, including original content as well as fanart.


I also have books on sale at Gallery Nucleus:

https://gallerynucleus.com/artists/alex_ahad

As part of the process of working on the Dark Solstice illustration, I figured I should share some of the inspirations and references/ research that went into the concept. A lot of different sources contributed, and while I couldn't fit all of them on here, you can see several of the key ones included. I think it's important to have a variety of sources, ranging from things found in nature, art history, and contemporary pop culture, as well as a variety of mediums when possible. It's fascinating to also notice the overlap, and an awareness that no thing comes from nothing, and influences are a lineage that can be traced back quite far. It's good to be aware of both the source material as well as modern interpretations, in order to have a fuller picture of potential options and ideas. With that in mind, here is the mood board: The main inspiration for this idea was the Skull of Mary Magdalene. Seeing her skull in that glass case started to make me think about a setting with a dark
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This second poll is less formal, and I have a few preferences with which composition I'll be going with. However, I do like to hear what everyone's preferences are among these choices, to see if any stand out in particular. Feel free to vote in any of the polls and/or let me know in the comment which composition you like most. See the poll(s) here! https://www.deviantart.com/oh8/poll/DA-Focus-Poll-2A-Composition-8136121 https://www.deviantart.com/oh8/poll/DA-Focus-Poll-2B-Composition-8136122 https://www.deviantart.com/oh8/poll/DA-Focus-Poll-2C-Composition-8136126
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DA Focus, Poll 2C: Composition~

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DA Focus, Poll 2B: Composition~

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God you rock. Probably get this a lot, but, you take commissions, like, slots?

I love you so much, Ahad! Thanks for making Skullgirls!

I also enjoy your unique art style and work you put in here as well. If you don't mind me asking, what made you start drawing and what type of art styles inspired you?

Wait, you're THE SKULLGIRLS guy?!


Awesome! The art style of that game is such a treat! Keep on bein' awesome, your work is a real inspiration!

can you do commissions?

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