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I know this isn’t art related, but its very important anyways, I GOT A THING, LOOK AT MY THING!
Actually, I got her back in August, when a co-worker of my mom’s said they didn’t want her anymore, but I didn’t really consider her officially mine till we moved her off their land and into the stall she’s in now. I went to see her, and she’s like a slightly shorter female version of my old horse, Zeus. She’s thick and plucky and all chunky quarterhorse butt, and she has all kinds of get up and go, and she neck reins and YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW HAPPY I’VE BEEN FOR THE PAST MONTH JUST CAUSE OF THIS THING!
:3 I have named her Sonnet, and she is currently my happy place <3
Barn picture taken by Boarfeathers, I’m that puffy weird thing standing behind her head in my puffy winter coat cause Colorado = cold right now. :|
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One of my favorite man-eater stories is the one of the Tsavo Lions. These two lions were responsible for numerous deaths among the construction workers of the Kenya-Uganda railway in 1898.
I love that story, for what little I’ve actually read about it. Love the uniqueness of Tsavo lions, for having little to no mane, love the way it stands out in man-eater stories, heck, I even love the movie, The Ghost and the Darkness, for all its inaccuracies.
So I made myself a T-Shirt design for it. Started it some ten months ago and never finished it, then looked at it this week and went, “oh yeah, I should probably finish that :|” So I did :D
The lions are male; their lack of mane is a unique trait lions living around the Tsavo River share, along with a fine, thin pelt. The text stands for the area the event took place, Tsavo River in Kenya, and for the alleged number of men the lions supposedly killed, some 137 workers. Its theorized that this may be a vast exaggeration by Lt. Col. John Henry Patterson, the man leading the building project and by result, the hunter of the two lions. But no one knows for sure.
Badly watermarked because I’m still cranky about the last design I had lifted for someone else’s business, and given the lack of results achieved on THAT matter…yeah, whatever -.- watermark.
Reference used on the left lion, none for the right lion (which is why it looks a bit wonky by comparison)
Font is Boycott, retrieved from DaFont (can’t remember the creator’s name)
Splatters made up from several brushes by PerpetualStudios of deviantart and can be found here
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Because Jen told me to draw a robin with a skull for a face.
So I did. It’s a Macabrobin.
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Well, what did we do now…These are some character sketches and color tests I did for some goofy comic Boarfeathers and I are working on between work and everything else. Its an Elder Scrolls parody, which includes a few of our actual game characters from Morrowind, Oblivion (mostly oblivion) and Skyrim, and covers some of the more amusing adventures we had in game, and some of the more laughable conversations we’ve had outside of the game. Needless to say, there will probably be lots of breaking the fourth wall.
The characters pictured here, from top to bottom, are:
Maxius, Jen’s first Nord from Morrowind, who in spite of his in game personality and her original back story for him, became our comic drive, if only because Jen told me she got mobbed by a bunch of people in…Seyda Neen, I think…and as revenge, she stole everyone’s pillows, just to fill a lighthouse with them after she accidently killed the lady living there XD
Horse, Maxius’s stupid but lovable white horse, who isn’t actually based on a horse in game, but from a conversation we chuckled our way through while playing…
Seifer, my first nord from Oblivion…who is kind of a giant stick in the mud, but he has his funny moments, and without him Maxius might never get from point A to point B (alive), and thus there would be no comic, and then we’d have no excuses to be doing nothing all day :|
Lex, Seifer’s cranky, law-abiding bay, who is named after the person he stole said horse from (in the comic, that person didn’t actually have a horse in game ^^;), and based on the imperial legions bay horses with their little glitch we exploited quite often…:| Since their horses aren’t coded to have a home to return too, when you steal one, and dismount elsewhere, they stick around. You have to continue sneaking every time you mount them, but hey! Free horse! and a good one, too!…we named the first one Glitch, and it just went downhill from there XD I think we ended up with five Glitches once, cause we kept forgetting where we left him so we’d just steal another.
Then there’s Sheoth, an inhabitant of the Shivering Isles…Knowing how many characters there are like him in the fan base, you can PROOOBABLY guess who his dad is, if you played the shivering isles expansion :| We swear, he’s not some completely all powerful super attractive or ridiculously too much like a deity mary sue, we tried very hard to avoid that. He was based on Jen’s attempt to have her character look as much like sheogorath, so when he signs out for Jyggalag, and she gets the throne, Sheoth looked almost exactly like Sheogorath, just beardless and….aaat the time, apparently that was very gratifying XD
Sheoth comes with his everscamp companion, Creeper, named after a scamp in Morrowind that will actually sell you stuff :|….
And finally, there’s Jen’s alchemist character, Marrek Brant, and his scruffy, yet nameless at the moment, old Mule.
The main characters also include two khajiit, my Ma’Teo and her Amadeus, buuuut…I couldnt’ think of good poses for them, and since they don’t show up till the Oblivion bit of the series, I figure I have time to add them later :|
We actually do have quite a bit of this scripted out, and of late its just waiting for me to refine the drawings and her to do the backgrounds before we decide if its actually worth sharing online, and how we’ll go about posting it. Its a completely non-profit, non-donation kind of comic, cause we think selling fanart is….dumb……just our opinion…..and literally, the only point of this is an amusing way to share some of our thoughts and experiences with the Elder Scrolls games.
Hey, everyone else is doing it, why not us too XD
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We bought cherries at a farmer’s market in Palisade today, and they’re delicious, and upon closer inspection (cause I was sitting in the car waiting for mom, and when I’m bored I just look at things :|) are REALLY beautiful…
So I came home and painted a cherry and it turned out WAY better than I thought it would, not to toot my own horn to loud or anything D8
Seriously, that practice did me some good, I’m gonna go mess around some more and see what else I didn’t know I could do!
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I set myself to do some painting practice, cause I thought it would be fun, and I could always use the practice. I haven’t painted dark to light much at all…maybe not at all, but I can’t recall at the moment o.O
Anyways, I thought it would be good to try it a few times over, and now, I’m kicking myself for not doing it a lot more often :|
The mountains are both referenced from pictures I took myself in Glenwood Springs and Grand Junction, respectively. I live right about in the middle of the two…that’s Colorado for you, if its not the weather changing every five minutes, its the scenery XD
The animals are all referenced from pictures I came across on my dashboard here on Tumblr.
And words can’t describe how flippin happy I am with that wolf :| He was fun.
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Apparently, work is a pretty good place to come up with stuff :| My last three picture ideas have started there….all on sticky notes
This is just one of them, but apparently it was harder to get a good setup for it than I originally thought. And the objects still need some working before I actually start it (but that’s fine, I have another piece to finish first…
The other scribbles are sketches I did while i was trying to think…studies on how the toes might work at different angles, and sticky note sketches of how one might shoe a horse-beast with multiple toes…I considered ox-shoes for a while, but I would think that would remove a bit of the range of motion from the toes, and I didn’t want that.
The toes on these things will be the end of me :|
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I’ve been cleaning the computer, and I found a few random things all over the place…
Not the redline sketch, that’s new :| I just like it so far, so i threw it in here.
The black sketches are beasts from The Shivering Isles, expansion of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, done as part of a gift I did for Boarfeathers.
I have no memory of doing the blue lighting tests :| But we’ve concluded it must have been me, cause its my style of scribbling, Jen says she can’t paint lighting, and….we’re the only two who use this computer :|
But I still don’t remember doing it, and that bothers me. So. Damn. Much.
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moonshade8 asked: Your dinosaur drawing on the white board in the lab at AI is still there and looks amazing!
Oh, wow, I’m glad to hear it! :) Thanks! ^^
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