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Distant View by Zephyri Distant View :iconzephyri:Zephyri 417 21 May Sketch a Day 2018 by Zephyri May Sketch a Day 2018 :iconzephyri:Zephyri 199 12 XIII by Zephyri XIII :iconzephyri:Zephyri 665 18 The Courtesan's Quarters by Zephyri The Courtesan's Quarters :iconzephyri:Zephyri 3,256 98 Tactical botanist  by Zephyri Tactical botanist :iconzephyri:Zephyri 1,365 54 Demon Heads by Zephyri Demon Heads :iconzephyri:Zephyri 611 8 Eideann - Varlsbeyn Outfits by Zephyri Eideann - Varlsbeyn Outfits :iconzephyri:Zephyri 542 16 Wrathful Smite by Zephyri Wrathful Smite :iconzephyri:Zephyri 423 19 Hamster Unicorns by Zephyri Hamster Unicorns :iconzephyri:Zephyri 750 23 Red by Zephyri Red :iconzephyri:Zephyri 228 13 Doki Doki: After Monika by Zephyri Doki Doki: After Monika :iconzephyri:Zephyri 483 30 Ravahn Visual Exploration by Zephyri Ravahn Visual Exploration :iconzephyri:Zephyri 339 7 Going Tidal by Zephyri Going Tidal :iconzephyri:Zephyri 707 38 Mermaids and Losing Your Footing by Zephyri Mermaids and Losing Your Footing :iconzephyri:Zephyri 500 14 An Azure Morning by Zephyri An Azure Morning :iconzephyri:Zephyri 230 7

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To Dance in the Wildflowers
...is sometimes neither a delight nor a tragedy.

A very personal oil painting I started at the Illustration Master Class (www.artimc.org/) after I was lucky enough to win a scholarship for the program. This piece is a little different and has come about not without its own struggles as I am trying to find a voice for myself outside of the more realistic narrative work I do for my job and my personal Whaler Girl Project. 

If you're curious about the IMC, you can read about my experience here: www.artofsamhogg.com/blog/thei…

And if you'd like to just see the thumbnail and process images, you can find them on my ArtStation account: www.artstation.com/artwork/qxw…
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Distant View
Ever since I was a kid, I've wanted to animate by hand. My walls were full of copies from Disney and I had loads of flip books. When I got my first full time job, it kinda fell by the wayside, so 20 years later, I've tentatively picked it up again. I've got no damn clue what I'm doing, I should probably go read the Animator's Survival Kit again before I do any more, and maybe do stuff less complicated that stuff blowing in the wind, haha. But for the whole five frames, done in a couple of days, I'm kinda happy enough with it to share. 

Eideann, from my Whaler Girl Project. 
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May Sketch a Day 2018
So over the last month, where I can, I've tried to do at least one sketch a day. This is the result, managed about 20, but finished a couple of other things in between too, so all in all, not a bad shot. Aside from the top row, which is Critical Role fanart and a couple of #metsonas the rest are all Whaler Girl related, characters or environments. 

If you want to see these a little closer up, you can check the two submissions on my Artstation page: 
www.artstation.com/artwork/Rv1…
www.artstation.com/artwork/L1d…

I've used a number of stock artists work from here on dA. Including: 

Tarzan Taylor 18 by LinzStock    Full body stock by Fumei-stock    Full body stock by Fumei-stock 

Full body stock by Fumei-stock     Nereid 7 by Jaymasee

Male Stock 295 by BirdsistersStock  Medieval Festival 38
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XIII
More Critical Role fanart, because it's one of the best things on the internet right now. Mollymauk taking the final blow to a really visually interesting enemy from episode 16, A Favour in Kind.

Also recorded the painting process, for those who enjoy that kind of thing, can be seen here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jus8ZX…

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The Courtesan's Quarters

A long fought victory against my weaknesses with environment art, I started this in my mentorship with the lovely Todd Lockwood back in December last year, it's taken me this long, on and off, to finish it. The richer quarters of Ravahn, my pirate merchant city. Ancient, and built in the rock stacks with methods long since forgotten to mankind, the Courtesans' Quarters are where my gifted women live their day to day lives, each with an impressive square footage of ornately decorated space to call her own and do with as she pleases. This is the plant-loving Lanyra's abode.

No 3d used, just straight up photoshop and lots of headaches over the spiral staircase, haha. Was good to do it once, to understand it, but I shall certainly use 3d in future. Very much inspired by my own love of the Mediterranean countries and places like Malta.

If you'd like to see the gif wip process you can see it on my Artstation page: www.artstation.com/artwork/3Od…
And the thumbnail process vid up on my youtube channel: www.youtube.com/watch?v=JasyO1…

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Zephyri
Sam Hogg
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United Kingdom
There's not much to tell about me. I'm a full time concept artist working for Playground Games in Leamington, UK, and I dig silver haired, evil men, voluptuous ladies and tentacles.

If you wish to contact me about commerically paid work, please use the email on my personal website, link below.

Current Residence: UK
Available for private commissions? : No
www.instagram.com/thewhalergir…
twitter.com/Zephyri
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lesserknowncallsign Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't even know where to begin the deep dive with your work. Your aesthetic is so appealing and I love that you do characters. I'm really fighting to get back into visual art and illustrate my own characters, so I find this stuff very inspiring. 

Also totally agree re: silver haired evil men, though my character's is more of a platinum. 
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Zephyri Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Makes me happy when folks get that spark of inspiration from my own work :) And platinum works for me too!
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Skobeloff Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Love your art! Keep up the good work! :heart:
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InsideMyShoes Featured By Owner May 1, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave.
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Barosus Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Sam! O_O  I don't know what to say.  I am always humbled and honored when an artist of your elite caliber watched me.  I am literally trembling in delighted wonderment.  What if funny is I was just bragging about how astonishing your art is to a family member and dropped everything to go give them a brief tour of your gallery, then to go back to my notifications and see YOU watched me was almost surreal.  I don't know if I can truly express how appreciative I am of this honor.  I truly hope my works can make your gesture worthwhile to you as well.  May you be blessed with inspiration and erudition. 
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chingao Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018
Hello Sam.

Excellent work.

Do you have any kind of degree in Arts ?

If so, are you interest in coming to Guadalajara, México (University of Guadalajara) 1 or 2 weeks in order to impart a workshop ?

Best regards.

Everardo Camacho, architect.
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Zephyri Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Hey Everardo, this year is pretty booked for me ( I work full time, so only have so much holiday I can take per year), but I could certainly consider it for next year? 
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chingao Featured By Owner May 2, 2018
Ok.

Next year is ok.

May I have a curriculum vitae (resume) of yours.

I give you my email (institutional) so you can see everything is real   =)

everardo.camacho@cuaad.udg.mx      You can look for me in   www.cuaad.udg.mx/?q=division-d…

Let's keep in touch, I really admire your work.

Best regards !
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Glowwyrm Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh my goodness. I could easy fav half your gallery... I love what you are doing. Hits my taste 100% most of the time. :3 Guess you've found a new fan out here.

nice day and happy painting ^.-
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Zephyri Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! 
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