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Cybersteel - Farewell Contest  - DEADLINE EXTENDED by ElephantWendigo

DUE TO SOME DEVIANTART NOTIFICATION ISSUES,
THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED!

Contest Starts:
June 8th 2014 

Contest Ends:
July 21th 2014 00:00 (GMT+1)
Check the Countdown if you're not sure


theme


Cybersteel - Farewell is a Boys Love/Action webcomic created by ElephantWendigo & Thiefmarine . The contest theme is the realization of a full colors illustration16,5x24cm, and the 3 winning illustrations will be printed in the hard copy of 'Cybersteel - Farewell' in both English and Italian version

The preorder of the book will be open just after the end of the contest 
and the end of the proclamation of the winners.

The books will be shipped to the winners approximately in August/September 2014, 
in September/October if you want the Italian version. 
The 3 copies for the winners are signed by the 2 authors.



rules


BE CAREFUL: rules in bold and with * are NEW!

To participate in the contest and be elegible as winners is necessary:
  • To create an artwork with printing sizes of 16,5x24 cm. 
  • To create an illustration with the main characters of the CyberSteel story as protagonists (Alex, Kevin, Jelom, Upper, Anger, Irene, Perry, Oberon). 
  • You can draw just one characters or more, and up to all 8 main characters of the CyberSteel - Farewell story.*
  • Characters can also be represented in couples or groups. You can't create imaginary couples (Alex and Kevin kissing is okay, Jelom and Anger kissing is NOT okay).*
  • Fighting scenes are accepted.*
  • Characters can be shown as Pin-ups or can be placed in contexts or backgrounds as long as the backgrounds are not too different from the ones shown in the story. For example, if the story is set in a urban location, the characters can't be represented by the sea or in the mountains. 
  • Characters can't be Out of Characters. For example there is no need to represent Alex in a bathtub when he's afraid of water. Read the characters descriptions below and, if you have any question, please ask to ElephantWendigo .
  • Winners should fill and sign a form to allow the creators to print their artwork inside the 'CyberSteel - Farewell' hardcopy. Without the artist permission, the artworks can't be printed.
  • Multiple entries are allowed, but only one entry per artist can win. 
  • Your illustration must be vertical!*
To avoid mistakes please refer to these links: 


categorical prohibitions


  • Final illustrations can't have huge watermarks on it, otherwise it will be disqualified. Minor signatures are permitted. 
  • Black and White images are not allowed. 
  • Illustrations less than 300dpi or of different format won't be accepted.
  • Drawing different characters from the CyberSteel - Farewell ones is not allowed, neither drawing secondary characters of the comic not included in the lists above.
  • You're not allowed to change the characters appearance (like giving them cat ears, furry, tails or something like that). 
  • Using copyrighted contents is not allowed (like using backgrounds from Google, etc.)
  • Creating horizontal illustrations (24x16,5 cm instead of 16,5x24 cm) is not allowed.*


media


ALLOWED MEDIA

To be elegible as winners is necessary to create an RGB illustration, 300dpi resolution, 16,5x24 cm. Template downloadable above. 
Traditional and digital works are allowed. It's possible to use textures and free stock, as long as you may use them for commercial purpose and no attribution needed.

NOT ALLOWED MEDIA

Comics, photomanipulations, photography, fractal, abstract, 3D art and animations are not allowed.



How to participate


  • Your entry must be a NEW deviation made exclusively for this contest.
  • In your deviation comment you MUST mention this contest and add a link or thumbnail of this journal. It happened many times that people forgot to add the link to our contest in your Deviation comment, please remember to add it before submitting your entry.
  • Send a NOTE to ElephantWendigo with "CONTEST ENTRY" as object, compiling the following form. The full size must be in your Sta.sh, no external links.  Messages in my main page or under this journal won't be accepted. 

Your artwork title:

Your nickname (or name you want to appear in the book):

Website:

Artwork Thumbnail or link:

Link to the full size artwork (in your dA Sta.sh): 
Do you give ElephantWendigo permission to print your art in the CyberSteel - Farewell book and in this book only? YES/NO




BROWSE ENTRIES (23 entries)


LINK



FAQ


Q: Is minimal color accepted?
A: Minimal color is not accepted.
The entry should be in colors, this means it can't be in black and white in any part.
I think the best way to consider a work in color is to check the thumbnail and see if the colors appear in the image preview. 
Even if the shade of grey is a bit colored, it's not considered in colors.

I'm linking you some samples of black and white, NOT allowed art, or black and white art with small part in colors (these are deviation from dA not related to this contest):
Woodman by huseyinozkan Girl. Sketch by sashajoe Smoke. Sketchbook by sashajoe Why won't you fight back by shilin H I D D E N by tincek-marincek Xena / Gabriel by Entrepreneurial

And here are some samples of not saturated art or 'lines only' that would be accepted:
instinct by len-yan Space girl by sashajoe Tidewater by Wildweasel339 pigeons by monikapalosz 
haunted lake by ramsesmelendeze Red Street by Hideyoshi 

Q: Are 'unnatural' color schemes accepted?
A: Yes. They are accepted! Sample below.
some people are so far gone by Kichaa

Q: Does the style matter? I know the style of each individual artist varies greatly, but should the entries try to reflect your artistic style in at least some way? Should the style be at least somewhat realistic? 
A: Not at all, the entry should be in YOUR style. If you trace to get a semi-realism still we will notice. :) 

Q: Will an entry that looks too 'cartoony' or 'scratchy' be something that is not what you are looking for?
A: Cartoon style is okay. It can be 'scratchy' too but it must be a finished illustration, not a sketch. Remember we will judge on the base of 'Accuracy' too. :) (Smile)

Q: For traditional art drawings, the scan or picture must be uploaded so that the file is 2020x2906 resolution?
A: Yes, different medium same rules.
You can scan traditional art at whatever resolution then you can change the size in Photoshop or other software and crop the drawing. 
You can either post a photo of a traditional drawing as long as it looks finished and with proper shading.

Q: Will a larger resolution be disqualified? 
A: The larger resolutions won't be disqualified as long as the proportions are the same.

Q: I saw you approved an entry with snow. Is it considered Out of Character, since it doesn't appear in the story?
A: Not at all. Atmospheric agents can happen. It doesn't affect the story setting. 

Q: So where does the story take place? 
A:  In Germany, Europe, near Stuttgart.



PRIZES


1st Place Prizes
♦ 3000 :points: 
♦ 12 months dA Premium Membership
♦ Your illustration printed in the CyberSteel - Farewell book
♦ Free copy (shipping Worldwide included) of CyberSteel - Farewell book, signed by ElephantWendigo & Thiefmarine 
♦ 1 CyberSteel sticker
♦ 1 CyberSteel pins/badges set 
♦ 1 CyberSteel postcard
♦ A feature on ElephantWendigo 's journal

2nd Place Prizes
♦ 1500 :points: 
♦  6 Months dA Premium Membership
♦ Your illustration printed in the CyberSteel - Farewell book
♦ Free copy (shipping Worldwide included) of CyberSteel - Farewell book, signed by ElephantWendigo & Thiefmarine 
♦ 1 CyberSteel pins/badges set 
♦ 1 CyberSteel postcard
♦ A feature on ElephantWendigo 's journal

3rd Place Prizes
♦ 750 :points: 
♦  3 Months dA Premium Membership
♦ Your illustration printed in the CyberSteel - Farewell book
♦ Free copy (shipping Worldwide included) of CyberSteel - Farewell book, signed by ElephantWendigo & Thiefmarine 
♦ 1 CyberSteel postcard
♦ A feature on ElephantWendigo 's journal


judges


:iconelephantwendigo: :iconthiefmarine:

The work will be judged on the basis of:
:star: Use of Theme and Characters
:star:Technical Skills
:star: Visual impact
:star: Originality
:star: Accuracy

25 Semi-finalists will be selected by the Judges and 3 winners will be selected among the Semi-finalists. Semi-finalists won't be chosen if the number of entries doesn't exceed 50. 




IF YOU WANT TO SUPPORT US...
...you can FAV this Journal! :+fav:. If you want to donate points or art please drop a comment. :dummy:
Thank you!

Any question?
Ask ElephantWendigo 

Good luck everybody!

CONTEST CREATED BY:
:iconelephantwendigo: :iconthiefmarine: 

New painting video on YouTube!

Tue Jul 1, 2014, 6:48 AM

Hello guys! I'm accepting fanart suggestions
on my Tumblr for a color palette challenge.
I'm still accepting requests for the numbers I didn't draw yet. 
So basically some people asked me to draw Lucius Malfoy in palette #23.
I did it and I made a video of the process. :) 
Hope you like it!


Cybersteel - Farewell Contest  - DEADLINE EXTENDED by ElephantWendigo

DUE TO SOME DEVIANTART NOTIFICATION ISSUES, 
THE DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED!

Contest Starts:
June 8th 2014 

Contest Ends:
July 21th 2014 00:00 (GMT+1)
Check the Countdown if you're not sure


THEME


Cybersteel - Farewell is a Boys Love/Action webcomic created by ElephantWendigo & Thiefmarine . The contest theme is the realization of a full colors illustration16,5x24cm, and the 3 winning illustrations will be printed in the hard copy of 'Cybersteel - Farewell' in both English and Italian version

The preorder of the book will be open just after the end of the contest 
and the end of the proclamation of the winners.

The books will be shipped to the winners approximately in August/September 2014, 
in September/October if you want the Italian version. 
The 3 copies for the winners are signed by the 2 authors.



RULES


BE CAREFUL: rules in bold and with * are NEW!

To participate in the contest and be elegible as winners is necessary:
  • To create an artwork with printing sizes of 16,5x24 cm. 
  • To create an illustration with the main characters of the CyberSteel story as protagonists (Alex, Kevin, Jelom, Upper, Anger, Irene, Perry, Oberon). 
  • You can draw just one characters or more, and up to all 8 main characters of the CyberSteel - Farewell story.*
  • Characters can also be represented in couples or groups. You can't create imaginary couples (Alex and Kevin kissing is okay, Jelom and Anger kissing is NOT okay).*
  • Fighting scenes are accepted.*
  • Characters can be shown as Pin-ups or can be placed in contexts or backgrounds as long as the backgrounds are not too different from the ones shown in the story. For example, if the story is set in a urban location, the characters can't be represented by the sea or in the mountains. 
  • Characters can't be Out of Characters. For example there is no need to represent Alex in a bathtub when he's afraid of water. Read the characters descriptions below and, if you have any question, please ask to ElephantWendigo .
  • Winners should fill and sign a form to allow the creators to print their artwork inside the 'CyberSteel - Farewell' hardcopy. Without the artist permission, the artworks can't be printed.
  • Multiple entries are allowed, but only one entry per artist can win. 
  • Your illustration must be vertical!*
To avoid mistakes please refer to these links: 


CATEGORICAL PROHIBITIONS


  • Final illustrations can't have huge watermarks on it, otherwise it will be disqualified. Minor signatures are permitted. 
  • Black and White images are not allowed. 
  • Illustrations less than 300dpi or of different format won't be accepted.
  • Drawing different characters from the CyberSteel - Farewell ones is not allowed, neither drawing secondary characters of the comic not included in the lists above.
  • You're not allowed to change the characters appearance (like giving them cat ears, furry, tails or something like that). 
  • Using copyrighted contents is not allowed (like using backgrounds from Google, etc.)
  • Creating horizontal illustrations (24x16,5 cm instead of 16,5x24 cm) is not allowed.*


MEDIA


ALLOWED MEDIA

To be elegible as winners is necessary to create an RGB illustration, 300dpi resolution, 16,5x24 cm. Template downloadable above. 
Traditional and digital works are allowed. It's possible to use textures and free stock, as long as you may use them for commercial purpose and no attribution needed.

NOT ALLOWED MEDIA

Comics, photomanipulations, photography, fractal, abstract, 3D art and animations are not allowed.



HOW TO PARTICIPATE


  • Your entry must be a NEW deviation made exclusively for this contest.
  • In your deviation comment you MUST mention this contest and add a link or thumbnail of this journal. It happened many times that people forgot to add the link to our contest in your Deviation comment, please remember to add it before submitting your entry.
  • Send a NOTE to ElephantWendigo with "CONTEST ENTRY" as object, compiling the following form. The full size must be in your Sta.sh, no external links.  Messages in my main page or under this journal won't be accepted. 

Your artwork title:

Your nickname (or name you want to appear in the book):

Website:

Artwork Thumbnail or link:

Link to the full size artwork (in your dA Sta.sh): 
Do you give ElephantWendigo permission to print your art in the CyberSteel - Farewell book and in this book only? YES/NO




BROWSE ENTRIES


LINK



FAQ


Q: Is minimal color accepted?
A: Minimal color is not accepted. 
The entry should be in colors, this means it can't be in black and white in any part.
I think the best way to consider a work in color is to check the thumbnail and see if the colors appear in the image preview. 
Even if the shade of grey is a bit colored, it's not considered in colors.

I'm linking you some samples of black and white, NOT allowed art, or black and white art with small part in colors (these are deviation from dA not related to this contest):
Woodman by huseyinozkan Girl. Sketch by sashajoe Smoke. Sketchbook by sashajoe Why won't you fight back by shilin H I D D E N by tincek-marincek Xena / Gabriel by Entrepreneurial

And here are some samples of not saturated art or 'lines only' that would be accepted:
instinct by len-yan Space girl by sashajoe Tidewater by Wildweasel339 pigeons by saharaam 
haunted lake by ramsesmelendeze Red Street by Hideyoshi 

Q: Are 'unnatural' color schemes accepted?
A: Yes. They are accepted! Sample below.
some people are so far gone by Kichaa

Q: Does the style matter? I know the style of each individual artist varies greatly, but should the entries try to reflect your artistic style in at least some way? Should the style be at least somewhat realistic? 
A: Not at all, the entry should be in YOUR style. If you trace to get a semi-realism still we will notice. :) 

Q: Will an entry that looks too 'cartoony' or 'scratchy' be something that is not what you are looking for?
A: Cartoon style is okay. It can be 'scratchy' too but it must be a finished illustration, not a sketch. Remember we will judge on the base of 'Accuracy' too. :) (Smile)

Q: For traditional art drawings, the scan or picture must be uploaded so that the file is 2020x2906 resolution?
A: Yes, different medium same rules.
You can scan traditional art at whatever resolution then you can change the size in Photoshop or other software and crop the drawing. 
You can either post a photo of a traditional drawing as long as it looks finished and with proper shading.

Q: Will a larger resolution be disqualified? 
A: The larger resolutions won't be disqualified as long as the proportions are the same.

Q: I saw you approved an entry with snow. Is it considered Out of Character, since it doesn't appear in the story?
A: Not at all. Atmospheric agents can happen. It doesn't affect the story setting. 

Q: So where does the story take place? 
A:  In Germany, Europe, near Stuttgart.



PRIZES


1st Place Prizes
♦ 3000 :points: 
♦ 12 months dA Premium Membership
♦ Your illustration printed in the CyberSteel - Farewell book
♦ Free copy (shipping Worldwide included) of CyberSteel - Farewell book, signed by ElephantWendigo & Thiefmarine 
♦ 1 CyberSteel sticker
♦ 1 CyberSteel pins/badges set 
♦ 1 CyberSteel postcard
♦ A feature on ElephantWendigo 's journal

2nd Place Prizes
♦ 1500 :points: 
♦  6 Months dA Premium Membership
♦ Your illustration printed in the CyberSteel - Farewell book
♦ Free copy (shipping Worldwide included) of CyberSteel - Farewell book, signed by ElephantWendigo & Thiefmarine 
♦ 1 CyberSteel pins/badges set 
♦ 1 CyberSteel postcard
♦ A feature on ElephantWendigo 's journal

3rd Place Prizes
♦ 750 :points: 
♦  3 Months dA Premium Membership
♦ Your illustration printed in the CyberSteel - Farewell book
♦ Free copy (shipping Worldwide included) of CyberSteel - Farewell book, signed by ElephantWendigo & Thiefmarine 
♦ 1 CyberSteel postcard
♦ A feature on ElephantWendigo 's journal


JUDGES


:iconelephantwendigo: :iconthiefmarine:

The work will be judged on the basis of:
:star: Use of Theme and Characters
:star:Technical Skills
:star: Visual impact
:star: Originality
:star: Accuracy

25 Semi-finalists will be selected by the Judges and 3 winners will be selected among the Semi-finalists. Semi-finalists won't be chosen if the number of entries doesn't exceed 50. 




IF YOU WANT TO SUPPORT US...
...you can FAV this Journal! :+fav:. If you want to donate points or art please drop a comment. :dummy:
Thank you!

Any question?
Ask ElephantWendigo 

Good luck everybody!

CONTEST CREATED BY:
:iconelephantwendigo: :iconthiefmarine: 


FIFTH ELEMENT ARTBOOK!

Thu May 22, 2014, 3:49 PM
Imagef by ElephantWendigo
Hello guys!
I'll be one of the 76 guest artists an awesome artbook project about
the movie 'The Fifth Element' by Luc Besson
The book will be of 156 pages and no profit.

A digital copy of the book is 20$ and a hard copy is 35$. 



Or help us spreading the word! ^^



Dream in Color Charity Artbook!

Wed May 14, 2014, 7:00 AM
Hello everybody!
I had the great pleasure to be invited from
:iconyuuike: & :iconvorpheuss:
in this charity Artbook about the theme 'Dreams',
for bringing joy to terminally and seriously ill children. 
Read more about the charity

The book will be ready for preorder at September/October 2014.
If you're interested in the project please watch the group
:icondreamincolorartbook: 
They also will be accepting non-invited artists very soon 
and maybe a contest to select new artists,
so please spread the word if you can. 

84 artists will contribute to this artbook:
:iconerebun::iconedenfox::iconr-ena::iconmiyukiko::iconkyoukaraa::iconhachiyuki::iconyennineii::iconvanrah::iconmilyknight::icon69xuxu69::iconathena-chan::iconcarlinette::iconsqu-chan::iconcherriuki::iconkokotensho::iconsaiyagina::iconoceantann::iconsynpai::iconluleiya::icontsunyandere::iconcenti::iconlittle-miss-boxie::iconkawacy::iconhetiru::icon89pixels::iconhakumo::iconneire-x::iconbrandyrosa::iconlackless::iconjudahl::iconcindiq::iconkumashige::iconkahookashii::iconj-b0x::iconflafly::icon210793::iconlaverinne::iconhitsukuya::iconnobu-hazel::iconkeerou::iconeaphonia::iconelephantwendigo::iconyuuza::iconbeautiful-shinigami::icononedayfour::iconenduro::iconkamaniki::iconzearyu::iconuiri::iconnati::iconkururu-pon::iconisakysaku::icontatouji::iconsaifongjunfan::iconlolisoup::iconyamio::iconblizz-mii::iconsyntetyc::iconmeago::iconcaring201::iconsangcoon::iconmurasaki-hoshi::iconakinohara::iconpeachmaiden::iconkristenplescow::iconneobirdy::icon253421::iconparororo::iconevilqueenie::iconkatarinea::icongenzoman::iconemperpep::iconzilleniose::iconarlequinne::iconlishtar::iconbea-gonzalez::iconlo-wah::iconkutty-sark::iconzolaida::iconpcmaniac88::iconmistiqarts::iconthedurrrrian::iconero-pinku::iconsemcool:

Have a wonderful day and stay strong! 



ADOPTABLES!

Fri May 9, 2014, 2:52 PM
A friend of mine is making an auction for female adoptables.
Please check out her designs, they are really cute!
[OPEN] Girls Batch 2/8 fixed price by Eeren
Artwork by: Eeren 


Free Shipping on Society6!

Fri May 9, 2014, 7:06 AM
Until May 11 2014, at Midnight Pacific time. 
Check it out!
I added new products for this occasion.

9496127 2638853-plwfr2 B by ElephantWendigo

I also tested the quality of some products. T-shirts' quality is really good. The colors of the Iphone cases are really bright but personally I'd go for a skin instead, because the material is too tough for my taste.
Other people checked the pillows and they are amazing!
11306762 11452957-frm801wl01 B by ElephantWendigo 11308061 7939528-plwfr2 B by ElephantWendigo 11308716 15244519-sknmb L by ElephantWendigo
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2897025 15136753-cseipd B by ElephantWendigo 4525331 11654865-stscrd02 Lz by ElephantWendigo 2569158 10874966-sknipd2 B by ElephantWendigo

To use the promo code for free shipping click here.



LUMINA PROJECT CROWDFUNDING!

Mon Apr 28, 2014, 4:17 AM

Lùmina
 is a bright, colorful italian 
graphic novel project by Emanuele Tenderini and Linda Cavallini, authors of many titles previously published by names such as Sergio Bonelli, Delcourt, Ankama, Mondadori, Hachette, Les Humanoïdes associés, DeAgostini, Panini.

The book's genre is in between sci-fi and fantasy, mainly inspired by Miyazaki, who you'll certainly recognize in the vast landscapes and open spaces. Wonderful creatures and charismatic characters will be involved in one of the most amazing adventures ever told in a graphic novel.

The plot unveils around the story of two children, Kite and Miriam, brother and sister, who find themselves thrown in a parallel world called Lùmina.

This will be one of the first comic books in the world to be coloured with thehyperflat technique (link) and printed using hexachrome, a six-color printing process (link).

HELP FUNDING LUMINA ON INDIEGOGO

«WE DECIDED TO BRING THIS PROJECT TO LIFE THROUGH THE CROWDFUNDING COMMUNITY, AS WE BELIEVE THAT THE STRAIGHT CONNECTION BETWEEN THE AUTHORS AND THE READERS IS THE STRONGEST FACTOR DURING THE PUBLISHING PROCESS.
PLUS, WE ARE SURE THAT THE ONLY WAY THE COMICS WORLD CAN BE BROUGHT TO A HIGHER LEVEL IS THROUGH THE SUPPORT OF ITS ULTIMATE INVESTORS - THE READERS






REWARDS

  1. If they reach the 4.000,00 euro target before Thursday, April 17th, an awesome Lùmina desktop wallpaper to all contributors! ACHIEVED!
  2. If they reach the 14.000,00 euro target before Saturday, April 26th, they will unveil the amazing cover of Lùmina (more than 1000 layers on Photoshop) and all the contributors will receive the desktop wallpaper.




How you can contribute


For this campaign, the artists have prepared a selection of awesome proposals. They decided to accompany the book with original materials realized on purpose for this event.



CONTRIBUTE NOW


Why THEY need these funds 


They need € 44.000,00 to cover the following expenses:

  • € 20.000,00 to print the book, to buy the gadgets and the boxes for the shipment.
  • € 18.400,00 to realize Lùmina (about 8 months of work).
  • € 1.800,00 for Indiegogo.
  • € 1.800,00 for Paypal.
  • € 2.000,00 for taxes




After crowdfunding


«This is the beginning of a long journey. We have many ideas and many possible ways in which Lùmina can evolve, and each of them is simply amazing, like comic books, animations, smartphone apps, video games and many, many others!
We want to share our projects with you and color your dreams with imagination
You, the readers, will be the real "heroes" of our adventures and we're glad to take you with us into the magical world of Lùmina.»


You can find more information on Lùmina here: www.worldoflumina.com

Follow us in these social media: FacebookTwitterGoogle+Tumblr,Pininterest.


I want to help


Some people just can’t contribute, but that doesn’t mean they can’t help. In order to reach the goal, we need to share this project as much as possible:share the following pages on Facebook or Twitter, or even simply by e-mailing a friend!



Frequently Asked Questions


When will the book be ready? 

This crowdfunding campaign is needed to fund not only the printing of the "Lùmina" book but also the sheer creation of all the book's panels. Emaneuele and Linda need about 8 months of intensive work, as the quality and the details of each page require a long and accurate process. We'll make sure your patience will be rewarded with a nice surprise in your pack.

In what language is Lùmina printed

For this campaign all the materials will be available in Italian, French or English.
Please contact us after your purchase to select your preferred language. 

Is it possible to have more information about the story?

Yes, for more details you are more than welcome to visit one of our landing pages! Please, choose your language: itaengfr

Where will be held the LIVE training course?

The LIVE training course with Emanuele and Linda (included in the perk UP-CLOSE) will be held in their house, in Florence, Italy. Three days and six hours for day. The dates will be decided in accordance with the authors.

What about the ONLINE training course?
The ONLINE course with Emanuele (included in the perk COLOUR PARTY) consists of five lessons of one hour and one customized exercise corrected by Emanuele.  



All the images in this journal belong to their respective owners: 
Linda CavalliniEmanuele Tenderini

REBLOG THIS TUMBLR POST  TO HELP!


I commissioned LittleUlvar!!

Wed Feb 5, 2014, 12:27 PM
AND I'M SUPER SATISFIED!
comm: got used to us by littleulvar
The best commission I've EVER received!
She drew my Stefan and Mark so perfectly that I cried when I saw it.

I wish I could have more money to spend over commissions...

Btw check out these amazing people, I want to commission (or commission again 8D).


Merry Christmas everybody!!

Wed Dec 25, 2013, 2:29 PM
You are awesome! You deserve the best gifts and the best in life!


My Christmas was awesome, even if I've eaten too much chocolate and played Diablo III and AC3 for too many hours with my new PS3. I'm a little uninspired so I didn't draw anything for Christmas. T_T Hope you will forgive me!

I also received many awesome gifts and many drawings from people on dA!!

hohoho! by Diskort 

The Deer God by VlamVlyer

 Dear Boy by Ilman-Lintu

 Thallo for christmas by Raith56
  Raith56 

X-Mas Mark by DamienDEnfer

Mark Koch by Asameth

Thank you so much again for all your time and effort!! *ugly sobbing*



Mature Content Filter is On
(Contains: sexual themes and violence/gore)

Commission Info 2013 - CLOSED!

Mon Nov 18, 2013, 6:39 AM

Accepting payments for 3rd bunch of commissIons


Working on commissions...

PAID:


Accepting payments for:


WAITING LIST:
  1. CorvaCarolina - Jonathan Fox (Digital art, waist up, colored)
  2. ShadowsKiss - Nicholas Cauldwell (Digital art, color, full body)
  3. BingBoo - Zerius (Digital art, sketch bust, fast colors)
  4. Heliantheae - Chester (sketch, bust)
  5. echiax  - Shikei (Painting, full body, full background + animal)



I CAN DRAW:
ORIGINAL CHARACTERS
ANIMALS
BOYS LOVE/GIRLS LOVE
GORE
KEMONOMIMI
PORTRAITS
COVERS

I CAN COLOR OTHER PEOPLE'S ARTWORK!

I WON'T DRAW:
FURRIES 
PORN
CHARACTERS WITH REFERENCES FROM HERE AND THERE
THINGS IN DIFFERENT STYLES

Untitled by ElephantWendigo
PRICE SAMPLES (Digital Art):

The Prodigal Son by ElephantWendigo Dead or Alive by ElephantWendigo Dust to dust by ElephantWendigo
Sketch Bust + Fast Shading + Cleaned Lines= 45$

The Ghost of You by ElephantWendigo Good Morning by ElephantWendigo
Sketch Bust + Fast Shading + Cleaned Lines + Additional Character = 55$

Mark Koch by ElephantWendigo Till the last breath by ElephantWendigo
Sketch Waist up + Fast Shading + Fast colors + Cleaned Lines = 70$

Under the moon light by ElephantWendigo
Sketch Waist up + Fast Shading + Fast Colors + Cleaned Lines + Additional character = 80$

Deer Gold by ElephantWendigo
Lineart Bust = 30$

Demons are real by ElephantWendigo
Colored Waist up (No Background) = 70$

Navael by ElephantWendigo
Colored Full figure (No Background) = 90$

Death and Pain by ElephantWendigo
Colored Waist up + Additional Character (No background)= 110$

1 MILLION KIRIBAN: YAMIKO by ElephantWendigo
Colored Waist up + Background = 120$

Painting Options by ElephantWendigoPRICE SAMPLES (Painting):
Cry of the Black Birds by ElephantWendigo Jim Hawkins - Treasure planet by ElephantWendigo
Bust Colored = 80$

Necromancer by ElephantWendigo FIRESTORM by ElephantWendigo
Waist up colored = 100$

Lady Winter by ElephantWendigo
Bust colored Fast Background + Animal = 140$

Jimmy and Fanta by ElephantWendigo Drowning in this love by ElephantWendigo The Nobodies by ElephantWendigo
Waist up colored + Additional Characters = 140$

A Bed of Roses by ElephantWendigo Into the wild by ElephantWendigo The Queen by ElephantWendigo 
Waist up Colored, Full Background = 150$

Rivershire by ElephantWendigo
Waist up Colored, Fast Background, Animal = 160$

Empress Of Nightmares by ElephantWendigo Deer Huntress by ElephantWendigo
Full figure colored, full background = 170$


Portraits by ElephantWendigo


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  • SPECIAL REQUESTS AND CHARACTERS POSITIONS AND INTERACTIONS:
  • DETAILS, PERSPECTIVE, EXPRESSIONS, BACKGROUND: everything I should know

Wait for my answer before sending the payment! 
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PLEASE NOTE THAT:
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☆ I will send you the ultimate work in FULL SIZE downloadable via Sta.sh (resolution from 180 to 300 dpi).
☆ My works are only available in DIGITAL format.
☆ Every work may take up to 1 month. So be patient!
☆ If you want PRIVATE or COMMERCIAL works (the first will not be shared anywhere on the web), you must pay a surplus price consists in $100. You’re buying the rights. 
☆ If you do not send me the payment within one week your seats will be DELETED!
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Kiriban @ 1 million! TAKEN!

Mon Nov 11, 2013, 6:56 AM
The kiriban winner is: 
With this screenshot:
Congratsss!!


This time I'm offering an artwork as prize of the value of 90$,
a colored drawing with linest waist up with fast decorative background in colors, fanart or OCS
like this one:
Demons are real by ElephantWendigo

I will accept NOTES :note: ONLY, not messages on my main page or on this journal.
Photos of the screen won't be accepted, I will accept screenshots only.

SAMPLE
Correct stamp: 
Cattura1 by ElephantWendigo

NOT correct stamp: 
Cattura2 by ElephantWendigo


The first note that will reach me will win (if it followed the rules)...

A kiriban works this way...
When I reach this number of PAGEVIEWS (1,000,000) on my MAIN PAGE, you should take a screenshot (STAMP + PASTE in PAINT or PHOTOSHOP) of my page and send it to me.

I know there's the same number on my TAGLINE (kiriban @ 1,000,000) but it won't work as a kiriban. You MUST take the pageviews!

You can upload the file as a deviation or in your Sta.sh or upload it on Photobucket or Imageshack and send me the link. 


SAMURAI ARTBOOK ON SALE ON YAOIREV!

Sun Sep 1, 2013, 11:01 AM
Hello guys! I forgot to mention here that our SAMURAI artbook (the book in which I took part) is on SALE on YAOI Revolution's website.
tumblr mmwxknRdKK1r63egeo1 5002 original by ElephantWendigo

Samurai is a full-color artbook containing the works of seven artists from all around the world. 
Within the 74 pages of Samurai you'll find artworks of diverse nature and techniques with just one thing in common: male beauty appreciation.


Artists: 

:iconakira-666: :iconamsbt: :iconandaglas: :iconelephantwendigo: :iconnoiry: :iconpsydrevo: :iconskopt:  


Cost: 32.95$ + shipping

Visit the store: SAMURAI ARTBOOK


The site ships worldwide!


The quality is a bit better than our first version. The colors are brighter and the quality really good.





Thank you for all the birthday wishes!

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 11:00 AM
Omg guys! I received so many messages and cake badges!! :iconlaplz:
I'm so happy right now! 
"26 years is far too short a time to live among such excellent and admirable people". >3<

I will feature the drawings I received as a present when I'd collect some. Drop me a note if you drew me something because my deviation inbox is full of spiderwebs and I can't check. *shame on me* :iconimdeadplz:

Mark by Eeren
From 
:iconeeren:
:heart:


Shye by Zephyrhant
From 
:iconzephyrhant:
:heart:

Nuvat by psydrevo
From 
:iconpsydrevo:
:heart:


Soul Predator by Ilman-Lintu
 Alien Ring by ElephantWendigo
From 
:iconilman-lintu:
:heart:



Black veil brides by ElephantWendigo
This is from myself LOL!

Cake Badges from:


:iconnimroh: :iconmalknox: :iconxxxdarksunsetxxx:



LIVESTREAMING LIVE NOW!

Mon Jun 10, 2013, 11:46 AM

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· WHAT
Samurai is a full-color artbook containing the works of seven artists from all around the world. Within the 74 pages of Samurai you'll find artworks of diverse nature, topic and techniques with just one thing in common: male beauty appreciation.

Artists: Akira Atsushi, AMSBT, Boomer, ElephantWendigo, Noiry, Psydrevo & Skoptsy

:iconakira-666: :iconamsbt: :iconandaglas: :iconelephantwendigo: :iconnoiry: :iconpsydrevo: :iconskopt:


· HOW

You can pre-order your copy now and until 30th of JuneFill this form, then send your payment to the e-mail which will appear in the message
All pre-orders will come with a set of pins and an exclusive postcard.


· PRICE

15


· SHIPPING

Ordinary mail
- Europe: 7€ ($9)
- Worldwide: 10€ ($14)

Registered mail
- Europe: 9€ ($11)
- Worldwide: 15€ ($19)


Give yourself a treat and rejoice with this collection of astounding men!


· FAQ!

- The books will be shipped after the middle of July. The first you pay for the book, the first the book will reach you.

- You can only pay through Paypal.

- You should send the money to the mail address that will appear when you've completed and submitted the form. 

- If the payment went through you will only receive a confirmation from Paypal. We're not sending confirmation messages ourselves.

- If you haven't paid the whole price you may receive a message from our mail address asking for the money. If you won't pay we will refund you the whole price but then you won't receive the copy of the book.

- If you want to be refunded we will refund you using the Paypal feature, that means you may not get the whole price you paid at first but the price minus the Paypal fees.


- There are no previews available of the inside, I'm sorry.


If you have any other question feel free to ask. :)



*****


Finally guys! After 1 year and a half of hard work this book is ready to print. 

I'm so excited! It's my first publication as main artist ever. 

Also I want to thank you :iconandaglas: because she is the best sweetheart ever, always available and not to mention she is the co-organizer of this awesome project (I'm the organizer in fact and I really proud of myself so I won't hide this time :iconhurrplz:).


I want to thank :iconakira-666: for all the informations and the help when needed. I discovered a really kind person. I had no idea she was adorable like this.


And now, :iconnoiry: because she saved my life and had so many awesome ideas like the pins and she made the postcard artwork. Not to mention she was always around when I needed the help, she discovered the site what will print the book, she fixed my InDesign template, she was always kind with me and my sillyness. SHE.IS.AWESOME.


Also I want to thank :iconamsbt: :iconskopt: and :iconpsydrevo: for the beautiful art!


Now I want to thank myself as well because I had this idea, to have the courage to ask my favourite artists to make this book together, and it was hard but we MADE IT, I made the graphic and created the digital version of the book, and I will ship all the orders *dies*. 


I really hope you will like the results!


I've shipped all the books except one! I hope they will reach you soon and you will like them! :dummy:


Samurai 7 by ElephantWendigo




life drawing 5 by algaegoblin
'Life Drawing 5' by algaegoblin

Do you know how to sketch human figures but do you want to refine your anatomy skills? Or do you not know anatomy at all and you are tired to trust your imagination? Did you notice you create disproportions in your drawings?
If you are aspiring artists and you already have your own style, you might as well believe you have no need of a guide, but you are wrong. Before exaggerating human proportions and begin to have your own style, you first have to know the basics. 
This little guide is the result of an accurate research and 5 years of high school of art, and it's created for all those who want to learn something new or just make a useful review.
For those who have already studied art, my suggestion is to go to step 6 or trying to repeat all steps in Digital format. 


STEP 1

First of all, if you want to learn faster you should draw using traditional tools.  It may seem a stupid or banal rule but it is not. 
You will need a piece of paper and a pencil, preferably a medium-hard pencil or HB ("H" stands for "hardness," while "B" stands for "blackness"). If you  have already familiarity with this hard drawing medium you could obtain different soft pencils instead: B, 2B and 4B will be fine. A putty rubber and a white rubber from a good brand will work fine. 
However, I'm not here to describe which tools are better for drawing traditionally, and for me a hoe would work fine as well: it's the passion that counts!

My tools by thepunisherone

 Now that you have a pencil and F4 paper (F2 is less thick and if you erase often you could ruin it, that's why F4 is ideal) you can start your work. You can also make out with A4 paper which is thicker than normal,  otherwise you will pass the sheet if you use a hard mine (or if your hand is too heavy, if you know what I mean...). 
Well, now that you have the tools, sharpener included, get in a bright spot of your house, preferably on an inclined surface (otherwise your future drawing will look in perspective, and you may not be happy with the result!) and copy the hand your not using for drawing. Try not to erase too much. Try to grasp the structure of your hand through many sketches in which you should only draw the outlines of your hand and fingers, you should forget about the shading for a moment. 
Fill the paper with these sketches of your hand in different poses and please include your wrist if you can. Continue your workout every 2/3 days (preferably daily) for 2 weeks, what am I saying?  Do it until you could see significant improvements! 
Write the date on each work you have done and keep them carefully without rubbing them. The first step to be a good artist is to give value to your works. When the hand really looks like a hand and not a mass of sausages then you're ready for Step 2.

The result will be similar to this, only the folds of flesh and contours of the hands should be visible.
Six Hands by ArandaDill

Hand proportions work this way...
Hand Tutorial -Tips+Reference- by Qinni Hand Tutorial 2 by Qinni


STEP 2

So now we better move to the second point. Ok guys, do you remember your own hand? That hand you copied so many times, that fist, that cramp that came while you deformed it? Here you are, you should repeat the procedure but this time you will not have to copy only the outlines of your fingers. You must work hard and point on your hand the dramatic light of a lamp, because this time you should draw your hand and shade it. 
If you are drawing using a HB  pencil then shade using a B or 2B. You will realize soon that it is not so difficult to find the darkest points: the hard part is not to make the whole drawing uniformly black or uniformly gray and creating well balanced halftones. 
You may find some difficulties, yeah right! all normal, because in fact you're seeing your hand in colors (as long as you're not color blind) and you're just simplifying your hand colors using the greyscale instead. So, don't give up! It was hard for everyone at the beginning.
Repeat this exercise every 2/3 days until you can see a clear difference between the first hand  (remember to write the date on the drawings!) and the last hand you drew. Are you satisfied with your improvemente?  Good, because you will have more fun following STEP 3. 

These are practical examples of a good result.
Hand anatomy by Elthenstorm Hands and Feet by ArandaDill



STEP 3

Since you are already conversant with your left hand (or right that it is) and you say you know it by heart (if you say so...), now I'm asking you to take your colored pencils and do an experiment. This time I'm asking you NOT to do a preliminary sketch in pencil of your drawing: just draw one or both of your feet, using colored pencils only on semi rough paper F4 of different colors (I recommend a white, a grey, a blue and a black for a good start). Again, do not stop until the result satisfies you. Write the date on the work because now the interesting part begins.
The result should be similar to this, of course in colors.
Six Feet by ArandaDill

Feet proportions works this way...
Art Tips - The Foot by ArandaDill +TUTORIAL-Feet drawing guide+ by goku-no-baka



STEP 4

Now that you have experimented with various techniques and you quite understand how your hands and feet are made, you need a model for understanding how the face works. 
Ask one of your friends, your parents, if nobody wants to pose for you then use a picture (but it's always better to do life drawings first!). As tools you will need a ballpoint pen, preferably black or blue, and a white smooth paper (A4 copy paper is fine too). Now make a copy of the person in front of you (face, neck and shoulders), and remember well that you can not/must not erase this time! Yes, I'm evil. Try to do several sessions of the same person until the drawing is really similar to the original and recognizable from others. 
Begin with a front and profile view, then try out 3/4. 
Portraits 2 by ArandaDill
'Portraits 2' by ArandaDill

The proportions of the human face work this way...
Face Proportion by endzi-z Profile Proportion by endzi-z



STEP 5

It 's time to understand how the human proportions work. A tip? Never stop taking references from the human figure (as long as you're learning) or you will make a lot of mistakes or exaggerate many anatomical features without even noticed it! 
Now use your live model of choice, or look in fashion magazines and copy a full human figure in different poses, focusing on lines, shading, dynamism and execution speed.
To improve your speed you should first start with 15 minutes poses, then reduce the time to 10 minutes and 5 minutes at last. Use a timer: leave the drawing unfinished and start another one when the time elapses. 
Do many of them, every day. 

The results should be something like this...
Life Drawing Collage 4 by travelingpantscg
'Life Drawing Collage 4' by travelingpantscg

figures 8 by Luthie13 .Life Drawing 2010: 5 Mins. by hino-kitLife drawing 2010 by jeffsimpsonkh
Figure Workshop 13 by JerrySabatini Figure Set 1 by ethician
Figure Studies: 1 by beavotron life drawing: 5 minutes by scaragh
figures 3 by Luthie13 figures 5 by Luthie13
some figure drawing by Luthie13 some more figure drawing by Luthie13
Figure Drawing Collage by BamfetteFigure studies. by RoscoeFink
Life Drawing Collage 3 by travelingpantscg
life drawing 042511 by bigbigtruckLife Drawing at CDA 3 pt2 by reiq

If you didn't understand how the anatomy works, you can study some good tutorials for the human body...
Arm Anatomy by Azot2014 Trunk Anatomy by Azot2014
Man Anatomy by Azot2014
 General Body Tutorial by shark-bomb


STEP 6

The time has came. It is time to finish something guys! You should be really excited: you reached execution speed and some anatomy skills but you lack accuracy.
Use your awesome live model again and ask him to pose for a longer session (2/3 hours minimum). Use the tools you like the most, sit comfortably, tools in the hand and start your session.
Here are some good results you may find inspiring.
Prenda XXVII by napoleoman old man_figure drawing by michalivan
12hr figure drawing by infernovball Life drawing:  A sitting by thienbao

I really hope you will find this journal useful and I really hope you enjoyed the journey. ^^ 
Ps: Sorry my English is not my mothertongue. 


The judges of the 'Slice of Life in Winter' Contest
:iconelephantwendigo: :iconthiefmarine: :iconlehanan: :iconmalknox:
are proud to announce the winners of the competition!
CONGRATS!
The wnners will  be contacted from the donors by note soon.

:winner: 1st place :winner:

Snowglobe by K-Koji
by :iconk-koji:

Prizes

:bulletred: 5000:points:
:bulletred: 12 Months Premium Membership or 2,396:points: from ElephantWendigo
ElephantWendigo - Colored sketch of 2 characters half-figure
Kuneria - T-Shirt from dA store (Free shipping to America) + half body realistic painting of 2 characters
yuzero - full body painting
Eeren  - bust in colors
TapetalCookie - bust shot
BlueShadowM - pencil portrait
rokushipuchi64 - colored bust digital
Jaizure - full body painting


:winner: 2nd place :winner:

Stag by AlaisL
by :iconalaisl:

Prizes

:bulletred: 3000:points:
:bulletred: 12 Months Premium Membership or 2,396:points: from ElephantWendigo
ElephantWendigo - Black and white sketch of 2 characters half-figure
Kuneria - bust painting
yuzero - bust painting
Eeren  - bust lineart
TapetalCookie - bust shot
rokushipuchi64 - colored bust digital
Jaizure - half body lined and colored


:winner: 3rd place :winner:

Fire and ICE by Kuneria
by :iconkuneria:

Prizes

:bulletred: 1500:points:
:bulletred: 12 Months Premium Membership or 2,396:points: from ElephantWendigo
ElephantWendigo - Black and white sketch half-figure of 1 characters
Kuneria - bust painting
TapetalCookie - bust shot
rokushipuchi64 - colored bust digital
Altairias - traditional request
Jaizure - bust lined and colored
ArtsyKiwi - free request colored or black and white
Drawing-Rainbow - Full body or chibi request
Ilman-Lintu - Bust with background


Read prizes and rules: elephantwendigo.deviantart.com…
Browse other entries: elephantwendigo.deviantart.com…
You can send a private note to ElephantWendigo if you want to receive a feedback on your work.


The 4 judges of the 'Slice of Life in Winter' Contest
:iconelephantwendigo: :iconthiefmarine: :iconlehanan: :iconmalknox:
are proud to announce the 25 semifinalists of the competition.

Ideal Winter by FeatherFactory Hibernation by dragonchickenmonster You feel warmer now, don't you? by katsu-ai First Snow by Lugas
Survival of the Fittest by Kuneria Fire and ICE by Kuneria
The Snow White King by OctoGear Coffee and Snow by Ilman-Lintu In the Snow - Contest Entry by TheSwissCookie Company of a Penguin by NoNutritionalValue
Who threw that by AnielaAbair Stag by AlaisL   Hiems by GiorgiaLanza  
Snowglobe by K-Koji The Ice between us by Eeren Shye by slugette  Snow Angel by YumeNouveau
Wrong Place at the Wrong Time by Kuneria Kikloh 2 by AlinaDoe Shivat by h-leao  Nuvat by MissOliviaLee
Temptation~ by Akmona

The winners will be announced soon! Stay tuned!
Read prizes and rules:  elephantwendigo.deviantart.com…
Browse other entries: elephantwendigo.deviantart.com…


Character Design: An introduction

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 12:29 PM
Arvalis-2012 by arvalis
Arvalis-2012 by arvalis


What does 'Character Design' mean?
The character design is the process  which comes after the characterisation and consists in defining the character  through his/her physical appearance. 
We need to consider a character as a little fictional creature, human or not, that aims to please its creator and the public as well.
While the basic characterization of this fictional creature (his tastes, his fears, his behaviors) may take a little mental effort, as it is a sort of list of emotions, facts and feelings that come and go in the life of a character, the process of visual realization of this creature may not be as simple. That's why many writers and characters creators prefer to rely on experienced hands.
Also many of the mental aspects of the character are not possible to gain by using 'static' visual medium. For 'static' I mean all the illustrations and drawings unable to tell a story, but that's the beauty of writing and reading, isn't it?  Anyway there are also plenty visual media that can graphycally or spatially recreate the emotions of a certain character, his thoughts, his complex mental structure that makes our creature a simulacrum of the human being. I'm talking about cartoons and comics, videoclips, anime and manga art, where the design of the character is a real milestone in the realization of a story of success.

Which are the differences between a design for cartoons and a design for games?
The first one requires a simple shape, highly recognizable at a first glance. The second one requires a higher complexity, able to show the real power of rendering of the console (or the power of your video adapter). The higher complexity design works really well for concept art  and trading card games as well. 

Slugterra Development 6 by CreatureBox
Slugterra Development 6 by CreatureBox

Tips from experts?
  • Take a sheet of paper and write down the psychological characteristics and traits that you want to give to your character. If the character is not yours but you already have a description of the author, the better.

  • It's also important to see the character in proportion to the medium on which the character will appear and the target audience it should have: keep the design simple if it's going  to appear on small media, use more structured design in case of  larger media, use bright colors if the character is designed for children. In any case, the design must be strong and original to make it look interesting to its public.

  • Now you can start sketching. Take inspiration from the world that surrounds you, from fashion magazines, from other original characters. Starts from a successful design and work on how you would change it for the better. Add items to its design and remove others. 

  • In cartoons, the consistency of the line should be the protagonist: use curved lines for good and sweet characters, use hard and sharp lines to  present cruel and evil characters. You may also need to exaggerate the physical features that correspond to mental characteristics: thick arms for a strong man, thick lips for a seductive woman...

  • Colors ay be really important. Dark colors, black and purple (and sometimes acid green) are used to identify the villains. Bright colors, white and pink are for vouchers. Heroes uses yellow, red and blue.


Oriental enchantment by HiOutsider-Studio
Oritental Enchantment by HiOutsider-Studio

  • Add accessories to your character. Animals could work as accessories as well, but their symbolic meaning can be very vast and ancient. New items will help add personality to your character, or they'd give you ideas for their background story. Clothing is a very important accessory to identify the social class and taste of a character. A warrior will have an armor, a mage will have a stick or a scepter, one who wears sandals will not be a great walker unless he/she is poor...They say the clothing doesn't make the monk, but in Character Design the bow makes the archer and the sword makes the knight. 

  • Works a lot on your character behaviours and facial expressions. Is he/she the angry type? Or is he/she curious? Well,  in both cases it will affect his/her appearance!



  • Good designs are well balanced. Doodle many designs without planning but don't add too many oddities to the same character. Just one but a good can be enough. Try to work on the silhouette of your character, make it immediately recognizable.

  • Develop your design both on your computer and using a sketchbook. The world is the best inspiration, especially when you can look at so many human types all together. Look at their make up, hair, facial features, clothing...Everything! 

  • Works on characters with different physical characteristics that can help identify the 'type' at first sight. 


Some good design sketches

Scarlet Empress by your-fathers-belt
Jarael character design by harveytsketchbook norah epstein by AlexPascenko Cha01 by your-fathers-belt knight    s by AlexPascenko
Sketch Character Design. by Nafah Go dark by algenpfleger cornell final version 3.0 by AlexPascenko Brides for Highlandar by JDarnell
  SB doodles by AlexPascenko cornell final by AlexPascenkoMaangchuan Jyh by offrecord Blood moon by offrecord
carmilla 2.0 by AlexPascenkoMaangchuan Yaw by offrecord Carrie v3.0 by AlexPascenko Commissh - Moonhawk by kasai ICHIDO-DOODS. A gang of idiots by kasai
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Items study and different races or types

Rift Necromancer Tank Minions by ArtofTy
Dark Queen by dustsplat  Pathfinder Paladins 1 by Scebiqu Javelin-2012 by arvalis
 Pathfinder Paladins 2 by Scebiqu Tryndamere Concept Art by Zeronis  offensive combat characters by michalivan 
<da:thumb id="338266933"/>  Spektre-2012 by arvalis Siege. Characters by Gimaldinov
  Yet another one by Kurunya COTV armor by Reza-ilyasa Lady Kushana by Zeronis
 II: Athos by IielyZyra Official Concept Art by Zeronis Sophie concept by anndr
Some Posts by akizhao 


Process: from the sketches to the final version

Sketch Stages by dapper-commissions
Whakan - Characters 01 by Kurunya Whakan - Characters 02 by Kurunya 
Character Sheet: Bianca by DanHowardArtDracula - Character Design by EsbenLash
Lio design process by Ranoartwork X-FEM 3 by ChaseConley Kartel- color experiments 1 by ChaseConley
 

Some finished character designs

COLD FLAME by offrecord


Bitefight Female Hunter by Minosch Little demon by HiOutsider-Studio   <da:thumb id="310855964"/> 
Demon Hunter Blank BG by Zeronis character study05 by tahra dj shwann by teygraphy Dream Evil by anndr 
Warriors by naturaljuice  Sombras Divinas: Brianna by telthona Sombras Divinas: Elynin by telthona Reload by AdrianDadich
  blade collector classic - RED DAZE by Toshinho Mimi by naturaljuice Wraithborne by el-grimlock character study04 by tahra
Admiral Emmerich Kephran by Zephyrhant Michiko Toyoda by dCTb Combat Princess by timmi-o-tool Amalur - Kollossae by Gorrem 111025 jaslyne by bara-chan
Cyber-238 by Rahmatozz Bloodrust by timmi-o-tool  tribal warrior by len-yan Lord of Hatred by ArtMagix
Arthas Menethil by namesjames Amalur - Ljosalfar by Gorrem Amalur - The Jottun by Gorrem Vatori Advanced Version by trejoeeee
APB Stacy James by arnistotle APB Sofia by arnistotle The Entomber by Gorrem Amazon design by PeteMohrbacher Commission: Naraku by Wen-M
Archer by Goshun scorpion woman by SiaKim :Melthelm: Fashion contest winners[D] by azpt Knight Design Male by lorlandchain World of Warcraft Kazuki 1of13 by Meiphon
ZZ by jeffwamester character study 07 by tahra  Traxex by kunkka character study06 by tahra
Gothic Witch by Scebiqu study character by tahra  F i r e P l a i n s by Bluefley Kraun by ionen The Dancing Dragon by bluessence
   Dark and Day: Keiko Kirin age 13 by nJoo Commission: Ivae by Charlie-Bowater Tantai Xuan by fangogogocassiopeia by aozorize ocs - Meral color by krhart
Twilight Waltz by MichelleHoefener <da:thumb id="242924299"/>  Senja dance outfit by Orpheelin assassin-female by Cushart  


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