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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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Much respect going out to you from Comberton, England. Loving your art style; you have a flair for drawing cute girls! It's always an honour to experience the work of my fellow fighting games fans, especially when they're as talented as yourself.


SkullGirls and Indivisible are both amazing, but I think it's important people remember that those two games aren't all you're about, and that there's far more to you than the projects you're famous for; having said that, it's awesome that you're working in the games industry. I think that's where you belong, man - personally, I'm of the opinion that your work deserves to be played as well as seen, so it's great that you have that string to your bow.


Anyway, great work, Ahad-sama - I look forward to seeing where you pop up next! :)

Aw, thank you so much for the kind words!! That really inspires and motivates me too! I'm glad you know of my works, but also that I'm planning on exploring further projects and concepts as well. The support for me and my work beyond what's already out in the public is incredibly vital and encouraging. I appreciate the support a lot! m(_)m

No worries, man; thank you for the like. To be honest, I'm more than a little star-struck that I got a reply from such an amazingly talented illustrator, so thank you for that as well! We're privileged to have you here on DeviantART; please keep on doing exactly what you're doing, because you're on to a winner. Many kudos, and much respect! :)

your art is amazing, do you take requests?

I probably won't in an official capacity, but I'm always down to hear suggestions and that might be something I keep in mind! What were you thinking of?

One of my OC's from a fighting game I have been working on called Combat Carnival Here is the link if you are interested

#CombatCarnival

You can choose which one you want to draw

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