This is a quick sketch of two characters that popped in my head today at work. Thaeden and Kalii are both mages that remain on the move since they are pursued by various groups of people that wish to use them as weapons. Thaeden is 5 years old and is the more powerful of the two siblings. While his power is tremendous he still young and has trouble controlling the magic. When he is happy or contented he is able to focus and perform most mid level spells with ease, When frightened Thaeden has a tendency to produce only defensive magic. Anger and terror cause him to lash out, and during these moments he taps into the legendary magic of the ancients, Aethirok. Kalii is 11 years old but has had to mature beyond her years in order to protect her little brother. Her magic powers are substantial and extensive, as she practices and studies whenever she can. Kalii prefers both destructive and healing magic over anything others, as they have proven most effective when protecting Thaeden. She has taught Thaeden codewords that help to guide him in spellcasting, and that can calm him down when he begins to lose control of the Aethirok. The siblings can channel each others magic when they have need of it, which comes in handy when Kalii needs to siphon off the extra power from Thaeden when he loses control. The siblings don't trust many people aside from their older "Adoptive brother" Lennick, who helps protect them even though he isn't a mage.
After finishing the TV show Once Upon A Time, I got an idea for a potential comic/ Animated series or short. Fairy Tale 2nd generations or Fairy Tale X are the two working titles that I've been knocking around. Rufus Hunt is one of the main characters, the son of Red Riding Hood and the Huntsman from Snow White. He wears a magic cloak similar to that of his mother's. It changes form based on whatever he needs to protect him or give him comfort. He also can also summon and wield the Legendary Axe "Ragnarok". Ragnarok contains great magic that uses the emotions and will of it's wielder to amplify its power.
So its been a while since I've posted anything, working two jobs (one creative and one retail) eats up most my time and motivation for personal work. I hit an art slump a few days ago and decided some fanart would be a good way to shake it. I chose "Baidir" as its a french animated series I've been looking forward to for about 4 years and it is always inspiring when I check out the official art that is released. This piece was especially fun since I got to include two of the newer characters Haaro and Akai!
Here's the next batch I finished! I had a lot of fun with this set.
Top Row: Caprsyr, Wraith
Bottom Row: Greycap Giant, Redcap Giant
Top Row: Marboru, Lure Slug
Bottom Row: Wind Sprite, Drakinot
Clockwise From the Top: Voreworm, Water Fox,
Shade and Will-o-wisps, Troll
Top to Bottom: Grancloi, Beholder
This is a race and not a creature. A Male Carchilon.
This is also a race. an Ursathrope.
Collection of Animation
2012 Animation Reel
The Process (2012)
The Reset (2011)
Here is the next set of creatures that I have been working on. The Mushroom species were some of my favorites to work on.
Bottom L to R: Beetlak, Spitter
Top to Bottom: Greycap, Mandragora, Greycap Giant
Top Row: Greycap, Redcap, Greencap
Mid Row: Grey Sporefiend, Red Sporefiend
Something I've been wanting to do for awhile is create a Bestiary of monsters that could be used for any variety of projects. Over the last couple of days I've been inspired to start filling my sketchbook with creatures. So I'll be posting the pages as I finish them. I plan to clean these up and color them digitally, and add full descriptions when I re-post.
From Top to Bottom: Selak, Dendilla, Axi, and a Leonik Marboru
Just an art trade I did with a kid on Deviantart. Its his character Cress Felix.
I spent about 4 to 5 hours in photoshop working on this, which is a big improvement time wise. I also tried out some new techniques that I've seen used by other artists but hadn't really understood the principles behind.