40 days passed since my last update.
It's quite a longer time, but do not worry, I was here all the time,
visiting day and night. Was viewing other artists sketchbooks and following some
articles and tutorials. I went again for a less frequent update, but that is why I am
updating a wider amount now. Before we go to the update part, I would like to thank
you all, who visited my drawings and paintings and eventually left a reply.
I really appreciate your attention. I know my individual replies sounds more
and less the same, like a copy/paste, but I just cannot see a smarter way to
thank you all at this current moment.
My work keeps on hovering on the edge of obscurity and on the nasty side of controversy.
Most of the ordinary people, the regular family guy will avoid the ‘sexual’ and
‘violence’ sign, and keep living their peaceful and undisturbed life. That is totally fine,
and I understand it. I would maybe like to reverse the movie and to start from a
blank and clean page again. Not watching any horror movies and nasty pictures.
My mentality should change like that. Maybe closed into some safe shell would be much
better. For those who keep visiting my work against the blood and gore that you face
here, I salute you. Motivation is hard to come by in these dark days. That is why
we should stick together and keep working together.
To keep a briefer textual post, I will start uploading my work now and I
will write my thoughts and experience in between the images.
I. Quake Death Knight;
Those of you who have been following my work from the earlier days, you surely
know that I am a big Quake 1 and 2 fan. You remember the concepts that I did,
the remakes of the ‘Quake Ogre’ , the ‘Nailgun’ and of course the ‘Shambler’
If you go to ‘google images’ search, and type ‘Quake Ogre’ you will find my
pencil and digital version right between the first few ones. I am so proud because
of that. It means that someone else found it useful except from me. My brain just
turned into some juicy pudding. Feel weird whenever I scratch my back.
I decided to reconcept the Quake 1 ‘Dead Knight’. The old school people will remember
this guy for sure. The Death Knight or Hell Knight resembles a large man in a
fierce-looking, blood-flecked suit of armor with a horned helm and mask.
It has a sword and can also cast fireballs, giving it a ranged attack.
“This particular canned meat tends to open you up instead” –
I just like that quote from the quake wikia ( quake.wikia.com).
These are the screenshots from the game;
My vision was to create a different face and helmet for this abomination.
First I thought that I will do two or three variation and try to rotate them
into 3D space, but then I did 11 of these concepts and I was using no
references for them. I used mechanical 2B pencil and regular HB pencil
to put my vision on paper. Then I scanned it and edited the contrast
and the brightness a bit in Photoshop CS.
So, what do you think my dear conceptartist friends?
Which one would you chose to be in the game remake?
I also did a full figure of the Death Knight which is a fail
attempt, cause I made the mistake of going full detail before
I did not draw down a small dynamic pose, which will be effective enough.
Like this he looks stiff and useless. So please do not be too harsh
with this one, cause it was totally non referenced.
Well at least I practiced my imaginary and shading skills;
Will be back in a few minutes,
after the commercials....