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Kuma's Art...! 2011-04-05 15:22:00 Reply

I've actually been a mooching whore on NG for a pretty long time now, mostly satisfied with browsing submissions and leaving mostly negative but constructive reviews.
No moar!
I'ma risk it all and put my rep on the line and show some shiz.
I'm working on a pretty big project, tentatively titled the Rebirth Trilogy for now.
The first installement of the series would be known as Rebirth: Odyssey.
Currently, it's meant to be a real-time action game with RPG elements such as stat growth, levels, etc. There will be collectible items, craftable gear, upgradable spells and new moves to discover, so it should be fairly interesting!
Most of the game engine is established in written form, but the visual aspect and finer details are still on the drawing board.
I'll be taking care of everything art-related, from UI to animation to sprite creation. Once I feel confident that I have enough material to wow a programming guru, I'll be sure to whore myself out.
I'll post concepts and such on this thread as they're made.
I've established a pretty solid schedule for myself as far as production goes, so expect shit to happen!
For now, here are some early character concept sketches for the female heroine, Elysse.

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Response to Kuma's Art...! 2011-04-05 15:24:29 Reply

Another concept piece for Elysse, a little more time was put into this one.

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Response to Kuma's Art...! 2011-04-05 15:26:22 Reply

Final concepts for Elysse' and Deyr's outfits.
Sadly, I likely won't be able to keep nearly as many details in the final version, considering I'm going for a pixel game SNES feel.

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Response to Kuma's Art...! 2011-04-05 20:30:24 Reply

At 4/5/11 03:24 PM, Kumakun4 wrote: Another concept piece for Elysse, a little more time was put into this one.

This is great. It's got the same style as many artists who motivated me to get into CG painting... I find it has a very clean and efficient style, the shading is impeccable within that style and it all makes up for great concept art.

You have great action lines, very dynamic poses, and your sketch pages show that.

Good job :)

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Response to Kuma's Art...! 2011-04-05 22:05:59 Reply

At 4/5/11 08:30 PM, Vonschlippe wrote:
You have great action lines, very dynamic poses, and your sketch pages show that.

Good job :)

Thank you!
The ego boost is much needed and very appreciated :D


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Response to Kuma's Art...! 2011-04-05 23:36:59 Reply

these look really solid!


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Response to Kuma's Art...! 2011-04-05 23:58:36 Reply

At 4/5/11 11:36 PM, Spac3case916 wrote: these look really solid!

Thank you! :D
You've got some pretty solid work going yourself...!


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Response to Kuma's Art...! 2011-04-06 00:45:59 Reply

Your works look really promising. Very clean and solid. Well done,


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Response to Kuma's Art...! 2011-04-07 18:05:50 Reply

Yay, more sketchies!
I drew Deyr a few times this afternoon, trying to get a feel for him and shake the rust off my pencil hand.
You can find the higher res picture right here!!

Deyr is a mage of sorts, he can control the elements but using his power too much gives his brain an owie :c
He's very laid-back and carefree, so I try to keep him looking very nonchalant.
Deyr enjoys the simple things in life :D

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Response to Kuma's Art...! 2011-04-07 22:59:53 Reply

Colored a few pieces over the evening, still trying to get a feel for this guy.
Shading job is not my best work :x

You can find the higher res image right here!!

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Response to Kuma's Art...! 2011-04-11 23:41:13 Reply

Got my first concept sketch for a mob type done! Some kind of mutant scorpion things :D
They're really big! Like 9 feet long from mandible to the tip of the stinger.
I'll probably put a human next to it to give an idea of the scale once I ink it and color it.
1 sketch down, 11 more to go :D

Oh, see the full image RIGHT HERE!!
I had to crop a bit of it :x

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Response to Kuma's Art...! 2011-04-12 00:07:58 Reply

At 4/11/11 11:41 PM, Kumakun4 wrote: Got my first concept sketch for a mob type done! Some kind of mutant scorpion things :D
They're really big! Like 9 feet long from mandible to the tip of the stinger.
I'll probably put a human next to it to give an idea of the scale once I ink it and color it.

That looks awesome. Makes me want to grab a broadsword and fight it.

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Response to Kuma's Art...! 2011-04-12 01:09:20 Reply

At 4/12/11 12:07 AM, big-jonny-13 wrote: That looks awesome. Makes me want to grab a broadsword and fight it.

Well, you pretty much nailed it straight in the head. The entire point will be to kill these with giant weapons and rake in some sweet, sweet experience points :D

One last sketch for tonight, if I do any more I'll be tempted to half-ass them.
Another breed of mobs, the giant spiders!
They suffered a horrid mutation where a giant horn made of hard stuff that's kind of like calcium decided to protrude from their head and gobble up their eyes...! They like to poke it into things by charging and ramming into them.
The horn also splurts acid :D
Oh, and it has big ol' feelers to sense vibrations in the air or on the ground, since it no longer has eyes.
Christ, I'm gonna be having nightmares about this thing, and I'm the one who made it :c

This is only a portion of the sketch sheet, check out the full image
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Response to Kuma's Art...! 2011-04-12 09:49:09 Reply

At 4/12/11 01:09 AM, Kumakun4 wrote: One last sketch for tonight, if I do any more I'll be tempted to half-ass them.
Another breed of mobs, the giant spiders!

Slice off their antennae and then use one as a mount.

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Response to Kuma's Art...! 2011-04-12 13:31:32 Reply

At 4/12/11 09:49 AM, big-jonny-13 wrote: Slice off their antennae and then use one as a mount.

That's... kind of sadistic, even if it is a giant bloodthirsty mutant spider.
It makes for an odd mental image though.

That being said, these were all normal animals that overused a certain power out of ignorance, and overusing that power caused the mutation and made turned them into killing machines :D
They have zero regards for any form of life and just want to wreck shit.
Rodeo riding, anyone? :D?


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Response to Kuma's Art...! 2011-04-12 16:12:01 Reply

At 4/12/11 01:31 PM, Kumakun4 wrote:
At 4/12/11 09:49 AM, big-jonny-13 wrote: Slice off their antennae and then use one as a mount.
That's... kind of sadistic, even if it is a giant bloodthirsty mutant spider.
It makes for an odd mental image though.

Suits my ninja persona then.

Would be awesome of you to draw me riding one though :D
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Response to Kuma's Art...! 2011-04-12 21:43:26 Reply

At 4/12/11 04:12 PM, big-jonny-13 wrote: Suits my ninja persona then.
Would be awesome of you to draw me riding one though :D

Well, I was thinking of making a kind of "Art of" book once the game is out. Maybe I'll save it for that! o.o


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Response to Kuma's Art...! 2011-04-13 01:02:57 Reply

Alright well, another mob type! The mutated Meerkat!
It actually looks more like a rat now, but oh well.
It has its shoulderblades sticking out real spiky-like, and it has big claws...!
I was conversing with an old friend while drawing this and I felt the monster was looking like master Splinter if he starred in a horror movie. Thus the goatee.
Those things on his arms/legs/tail are supposed to be bone calluses.

I'm trying to pace myself with concept arts, getting it done as quickly as possible without overworking myself and end up botching stuff up. This would be the third mob type out of 12, planning to have all 12 concepts up by friday night...!

Full image, as always, can be found IN MAH ARTZ!!!

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Response to Kuma's Art...! 2011-04-13 07:40:05 Reply

At 4/13/11 01:02 AM, Kumakun4 wrote: I was conversing with an old friend while drawing this and I felt the monster was looking like master Splinter if he starred in a horror movie. Thus the goatee.

That's actually the first thing I thought of when I saw the image, without even reading your description.

Master Splinter's original design was much too scary for test audiences.
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Response to Kuma's Art...! 2011-04-13 07:43:57 Reply

Pretty rocking stuff, nice and clean. Keep it up.

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Response to Kuma's Art...! 2011-04-13 09:23:58 Reply

At 4/13/11 07:40 AM, big-jonny-13 wrote: That's actually the first thing I thought of when I saw the image, without even reading your description.
Master Splinter's original design was much too scary for test audiences.

Yeah, I think it looks more like a mutated rat now than a mutated meerkat... D:

At 4/13/11 07:43 AM, Hyptosis wrote: Pretty rocking stuff, nice and clean. Keep it up.

Thank you! I certainly plan to :D


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Response to Kuma's Art...! 2011-04-15 03:28:55 Reply

Got another one done!
I'm going to have to kick into overdrive tomorrow and get the last six other mobs concepted up, otherwise I'll be behind schedule... :c
I wanted to have all ten done by the 15th.
This here is a big mutant earthworm! How big, you say? Big enough.
I actually had a lot of fun making this guy, even though he looks kind of generic and not very original in my opinion.
The tentacles coming out of his mouth are supposed to be like a Jellyfish's; used to paralyze.
But then ended up looking kind of dirty...
As always, full picture can be found RIGHT HERE.

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Response to Kuma's Art...! 2011-04-15 03:48:48 Reply

I'm digging all your beast concepts. They're all quite unique.


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Response to Kuma's Art...! 2011-04-15 12:44:40 Reply

At 4/15/11 03:28 AM, Kumakun4 wrote: This here is a big mutant earthworm! How big, you say? Big enough.

Reminds me of the graboids from Tremors.

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Response to Kuma's Art...! 2011-04-15 16:58:31 Reply

At 4/15/11 12:44 PM, big-jonny-13 wrote:
At 4/15/11 03:28 AM, Kumakun4 wrote: This here is a big mutant earthworm! How big, you say? Big enough.
Reminds me of the graboids from Tremors.

YES. That's exactly it, you're a fucking genius :c
The whole time I was drawing this thing, I felt like I was subconsciously stealing it from somewhere.
It just felt too familiar. I blamed the whole unoriginality of having giant man-eating earthworms.


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Response to Kuma's Art...! 2011-04-16 22:18:06 Reply

Mutated Kangaroo this time...!
I'm actually going to start playing with the line thickness a bit more with the next ones, give it a bit more volume and definition.
It has these big hard growths over its hands so it can beat the shit out of everything :D
Also horns. Covers the eyes. It looked more badass like this.
These are starting to feel less like mutations and more like evolutions, or variations on the current existing species... oh well.
Source image can be found RIGHT HERE :D.

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Response to Kuma's Art...! 2011-04-16 22:24:11 Reply

Mutated Buzzaaaaaaaaaaaaard.
The whole head is its beak :D
And it has little t-rex arms on its chest.
Not much to say about this one.
Uncropped picture can be found RIGHT HERE :D

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Response to Kuma's Art...! 2011-04-16 22:29:56 Reply

Last one for tonight!
Mutant wolf!
I felt really uninspired for this one, not to mention wolf anatomy has always given me a hard time. I tend to oversimplify it and forget a bunch of muscles and stuff.
Uhm... it has dragon wings...! And a big horn coming out the side of its face.
I really don't know what to say about this.
As always, full image can be found RIGHT HERE :D

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Response to Kuma's Art...! 2011-04-16 23:10:41 Reply

Wow your art is really good. I've lurked the BBS for a little and I've seen many threads of peoples art and this is probably when of the best of those threads I've seen in a while.


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Response to Kuma's Art...! 2011-04-16 23:16:29 Reply

At 4/16/11 11:10 PM, J-Rex wrote: Wow your art is really good. I've lurked the BBS for a little and I've seen many threads of peoples art [...]

Thank you!
That really means a lot :D


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