Monday, March 16, 2015

Can't kill it ...





Eh, like it takes any effort to post here. I just can't let this blog die yet. I mean, it may be dead and virtually nobody checks it, but it feels sad to abandon it. So many memories here ... Anyway, here are a few things I posted on Tumblr over the last few months.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Cats


Some cats because I love animals even though I rarely draw them.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Monster Hunters!


A trio of townsfolk who take up monster hunting after the storms begin. I really like doing this sort of thing.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Inktober Part 1








Some recent ink drawings from my Twitter place. I'm going straight ink so when I sit down to sketch it's hit and miss. I usually go through a few pages before getting something passable.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Twitter Yo




I'm moving my activity over to Twitter (https://twitter.com/hethesrodawa). I may still double post on this blog but blogger seems pretty dead. Twitter is hopping! These were for the Sketch Dailies thing (www.sketchdailies.com).

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Ho Ho Ho



These were supposed to be player outfits for the holidays in defiance. It's Santa and a helper elf! The elf outfit never really got wrapped up. I really wanted them to feel plausible and not terribly out of place in the world.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Turrets



I don't usually get the opportunity to design machinery so this was nice. Top one is low tech and cobbled together while the bottom one was a redesign to make it look higher tech and manufactured.

Architectural details


This was another study when I was trying to figure out the architectural styling of the Volge. Like with the other stuff we were working backwards from the show's characters to how these guys built their hives, which hadn't been addressed on the show yet.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Function from form


The Volge from Defiance were a weird thing. They're bio mechanical but the mechanical parts that the show side designed were straight mechanical in a lot of ways, like bolts and wires. They were supposed to be sort of hive minded and living underground, like ants I guess. This sketch illustrated the idea that they have machines but the machines are Volge types themselves, birthed for a specific purpose. The mechanical bits are formed not in a factory condition but 'sculpted' from the spit of these creatures as it dries. The concept is a stretch I admit but we were designing function after form, which is never easy.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Hive chamber


This is a sketch from back on Defiance of a Volge chamber within their hive. I've got some others I'll dig up ... They had this biomechanical thing going on that had more structure than you usually see with this sort of thing. I thought that was a unique angle to play up.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

On the run



I drew up this character illustration of the Jewish king David with his seasoned warriors. These guys were being hunted by the current king of Israel, Saul, at this point in their lives. As they ran they often hid in caves and ravines and I drew them in a setting like that where perhaps some ambushes had occurred in the past, hence the bones.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Wasteland Samurai


Roaming the post apocalyptic wastelands, surviving by savage skill and strict honor, ect ect. You know ...

She's a coworker and super quality illustrator.
http://roxievizcarra.tumblr.com/

Sunday, October 27, 2013

... And Gentlemen


And here are some more. All of these were early ideas, trying to get the ball rolling.

You are in for a treat with this link I found!
http://letangles.tumblr.com/

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Ladies ...


Some post apocalyptic pirates set to terrorize the polluted seas. You know.

And for the link of the week, I love this sketch, and the rest of his gallery is fantastic! http://cghub.com/images/view/671159/

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Rooftop Spelunking


Ok, so now suppose you're back up on the surface, above the trenches or buried underworld. In a natural field you may find (besides foliage and boulders) rooftop artifacts from the buried buildings. It's such a strange juxtaposition, the natural and the manufactured but also seeing rooftops under your feet. Rooftop ventilation holes are suddenly like sinkholes and caves, ready for exploring!

I really like the backgrounds in this person's gallery: http://arsenixc.cghub.com/