So this is a piece I've been working on for a bit. I was thinking about how even though black people invented rock music, we are largely under represented in the genre, so this all black alt rock/alt metal/post punk band sprung into my mind and blossomed with various backstories in my"head canon". So they are a 5 piece group called Headcannon.
Day 6 - Tavern - The Fishboot Tavern and Inn. A warm and lively tavern in a port city. A well known spot for travelers, adventurers and bards.
Day 7 - A Dungeon. The Amenonn Desert Ruin. What once was a vast and glorious temple, was overrun with monsters after the Horned Beast Amenonn was corrupted with chaos magic. The temple sunk into the sands with only its entrance remaining unsealed.
I've been doing the challenge but I forgot to post over the last couple days. So here is day 3,4,and 5
So this is Day 3- The Ranged Sidekick. She is a powerful 6'10" mage wielding a focus and bangle. She is my best friend and personal guardian, never backing down to any foe. The Focus allows her to channel great amounts of magic energy, the bangle applies various attributes to the spell being used.
Day 4 - the Transport. This is the Scuttlehouse, a 30 ft tall, 2 level magical house on legs. The legs are powerful making the house able to swiftly cross the roughest of terrain. On smoother terrain there are six orbs on the underside that allow it to roll very fast. The scuttlehouse runs on 3 magical engines encased in protective "hives".
Day 5 - A weak level enemy - The Slime. The slime is squishy, gelatinous and weak. They are pest because they multiply so quickly. When defeated they will split and duplicate. The number of globs in its top nub indicate how many times the slime will duplicate before it is completely defeated. Though the slimes will multiply annoyingly they can be typically be OHKO'd.
The 30 day RPG challenge, where you are to create elements for an RPG video game. Day 2 is to draw yourself as the Main Character. So here is the Big Bad, a hulking Dark Knight Sorcerer dual wielding a staff and sword. His powerful aura spills from his shoulders into an ominous cloak, and smokes from his eyes adding to his menace. With immense physical strength and powerful magics he dominates all within his realm.
Recently saw a new 30 art challenge spring up online. The 30 day RPG challenge, where you are to create elements for an RPG video game. Day 1 is to draw yourself as the Main Character. So here I am at level 1. My primary weapon is a magic gauntlet that changes strength and form when equipped with magic gems.
This image popped in my head yesterday, and I decided I wanted to give it a children's book type treatment.
The little boy is on an adventure to learn the secrets of the magic amulet around his neck. He is accompanied by the big fuzzy monster and is joined by the mushroom creature during the quest.
artwork © 2014 John W Berry
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.
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.