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Spud's Art: THE ALSO RETURN!
« on: January 30, 2012, 05:07:33 PM »
Pfft, Meejub's not cooler than me! I can have an art thread too!

I haven't posted art in years, so I've got easily tens-- tens!-- of pictures saved up!

I hereby declare that as long as Meejub is posting something every Monday, so shall I, so that I ALSO MAY BE ONE OF THE COOL KIDS!

Week 1: Gobber Gun Mage

Of course, I don't actually draw superheroes much (or at all) anymore, so y'all will have to settle for the various doodles I've tossed together for the games I've been playing the past few years-- various D&D campaigns, and the fantasy/steampunk hybrid wargame I play. Also, some weeks I may not actually have finished pictures, so I may half-arse the thread premise by sharing sketches, sculpts or whatever else I can dredge up.

For my first MEEJUB SMELLS MONDAY, let's start with a picture I did toward the end of last year for the RPG I'm running in the aforementioned steampunk/fantasy setting; I'm drawing all of the party members, then eventually I'll be sculpting a mini for each one. This little dude is a Gobber Gun Mage-- he weaves destructive magic into bullets, because apparently getting shot with an inch of filthy lead isn't a grievous enough injury for a fantasy setting.

HA-CHA!



Also, I happened to record myself drawing this one, so it's on the YouTubes.

And stuff.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2012, 05:11:13 PM by captainspud »
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Re: Spud's Art: THE ALSO RETURN!
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2012, 06:09:17 PM »
this is a very niiiiice goblin! love that flintlock magic gun! ....now i want a flintlock magic gun to!!
congratz spud :thumbup: :thumbup:!!

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Re: Spud's Art: THE ALSO RETURN!
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2012, 07:27:31 PM »
This is awesome! I like the facial expression and the weapon effects.

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Re: Spud's Art: THE ALSO RETURN!
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2012, 09:54:28 PM »
Jeez, with all these artists returning and the corresponding influx in artwork production, I might have to resort to giving monosyllabic feedback! ... Eventually.

Should we be worried that this is the start of some Potato vs. Popsicle war? Should we cower from the incoming onslaught of frozen fries and crushed ice? Either way, I'm loving it. Figure Fan is right, the weapon effects are excellent. In particular, I'm a fan of the way the energy wraps so seamlessly around the explosive shell, and the successful composition that has one hand casting (thoughtlessly, effortlessly) while the other fires. The detail on the gloves and the weapon is great to see, with the attention to textures and lighting adding to their tactility and conviction. You also manage to convey a lot of action and movement in what could have been a very generic "character" image, with the swinging key and the leaping position.

Nevertheless, I think putting the character in an environment would have helped to enhance that action stopped him from floating in space and given him a bit more of a story (though for all I know you're planning to put all the characters of the RPG together in a group shot at the end). I also would have liked to see a bit more variation in the clothing/body: the shading works well, but the colours and textures come off a little 'samey' in places, causing much of the viewer's attention to be drawn away by the light show to the right. To me that's a big shame because there's a lot of expression and character in the body that I feel is being a tad overlooked. Then again, these are only small things, as the piece as a whole is very impressive and leaves me eager to see more.


Oh... and, uh... didn't you get the memo? I'm sorry, but we had a group vote while you were out and agreed you could never be a cool kid.
What can you do, ay?
« Last Edit: January 30, 2012, 09:56:51 PM by PreRaphaelite »
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Re: Spud's Art: THE ALSO RETURN!
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2012, 11:49:46 PM »
Oh... and, uh... didn't you get the memo? I'm sorry, but we had a group vote while you were out and agreed you could never be a cool kid.
What can you do, ay?

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Re: Spud's Art: THE ALSO RETURN!
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2012, 04:57:25 AM »
That's very cool indeed. :cool:

I enjoy watching those kinds of videos. Makes me wonder how long it actually took you to finish the artwork. Plus the music rocks,were you actually listening to that as you worked? I think it would really motivate someone to work on any artwork.  :)

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Re: Spud's Art: THE ALSO RETURN!
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2012, 06:54:56 AM »
Pfft, Meejub's not cooler than me! I can have an art thread too!

As PreRaph explained, we had a secret vote. You can't be a "cool kid". :P

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I hereby declare that as long as Meejub is posting something every Monday, so shall I, so that I ALSO MAY BE ONE OF THE COOL KIDS!

No... NO... NOOOOO!!! You can't have Meejub Monday! It's mine!! MINE!!!!

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Week 1: Gobber Gun Mage

I love the pose of the little Goblin. Your video was interesting to watch. I may now be your sworn enemy but I can admit you did a good job. I do have one nit to pick with you... You... stole... my explanation mark! You took it! *sobs*

I dub myself the winner of the first ever Popsicle vs Potato Battle For Monday on the grounds that my Villains Reborn 2012 image rocked harder!

Feel free to object but as a "cool kid" I reserve the right to totally ignore you. Totally.
« Last Edit: January 31, 2012, 07:14:12 AM by MJB »

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Re: Spud's Art: THE ALSO RETURN!
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2012, 04:35:53 PM »
*thinks this fighting over Monday is silly and instead claims "Tomato Tuesday" and "Tomato Thursday"... because ponies are too awesome to be confined to one day*

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Re: Spud's Art: THE ALSO RETURN!
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2012, 05:19:35 PM »
*thinks this fighting over Monday is silly and instead claims "Tomato Tuesday" and "Tomato Thursday"... because ponies are too awesome to be confined to one day*

Then I claim Micro Wednesday!!!

all jokes aside. I love your art Spud. I still got that awsome Lord Jay piece you did saved in my hard drive. I'am so glad you have decided to psot new stuff!

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Re: Spud's Art: THE ALSO RETURN!
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2012, 06:33:48 PM »
Great job!  Love the effects.

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Re: Spud's Art: THE ALSO RETURN!
« Reply #10 on: February 01, 2012, 02:32:32 AM »
OH! Spudly throws down.

Love this piece Spud. I have always been a fan of your art (hence my obsessive need to share the XStream's Apartment pic that you made). Can't wait to see the competition continue.
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Re: Spud's Art: THE ALSO RETURN!
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2012, 03:37:30 AM »
A competition implies that both sides have a chance to win.

That is not the case here, because Meejub is going down no matter how hard he kicks and screams.

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Re: Spud's Art: THE ALSO RETURN!
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2012, 03:52:02 AM »
Spud... don't (badly) quote dumb lines from First Class. It only cements your uncoolness.

"I wouldn't call it a war, exactly. That suggests both sides stand an equal chance of winning. " -Emma.
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Re: Spud's Art: THE ALSO RETURN!
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2012, 03:52:48 AM »
Not what I was going for at all. I don't remember anything from that movie.
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Re: Spud's Art: THE ALSO RETURN!
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2012, 03:56:37 AM »
Very cool, great pose.  Reminds me of a Calvin and Hobbes attack.  Love your art, I still have that uber-detailed drawing of Mikaal Septus taped to the wall. 

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Re: Spud's Art: THE ALSO RETURN!
« Reply #15 on: February 01, 2012, 03:58:40 AM »
Very cool, great pose.  Reminds me of a Calvin and Hobbes attack.  Love your art, I still have that uber-detailed drawing of Mikaal Septus taped to the wall.
Much as I'd like to take credit for that, I believe that may have been someone else's work. @_@
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Re: Spud's Art: THE ALSO RETURN!
« Reply #16 on: February 01, 2012, 04:00:37 AM »
Aw crap, sorry.  You may be right.  Still a fan, tho.   :P

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Re: Spud's Art: THE ALSO RETURN!
« Reply #17 on: February 06, 2012, 02:33:27 PM »
And now, it's time for another riveting episode of MEEJUB IS A CHUMP MONDAY!

This continues the series from last week, with another party member for the fantasy/steampunk RPG.



This one is also recorded and on the YouTubes, though only the drawing segment because I had a lot of problems with the colouring half of the video.

Aaaaaand... I'm more or less out of polished backlog art after two items (I really don't draw much), so everything I post from here out will have to be either new work, unfinished work, or stuff I didn't like. Should be fun. :P
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« Reply #18 on: February 06, 2012, 02:45:09 PM »
Great googley moogley, Spudderson. I'm really likin' that robot.
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Re: Spud's Art: THE ALSO RETURN!
« Reply #19 on: February 06, 2012, 07:05:16 PM »
 :thumbup: :thumbup:  niiiiice work! and that robot wanna be a real kid to  :lol:?

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Re: Spud's Art: THE ALSO RETURN!
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2012, 02:31:39 PM »
There's a lot of detail and style in this image. More than anything I'm loving the old man (not to be mistaken with loving the old man). I like the boldness of the linework, the many, many accessories that sit so comfortably on his person, and little details like the forearm tattoo and the soft waistcoat. But most of all, I want his shoes. They're propper clodhoppers that really add to the feel of the character.

The robot is also good. I think the white and yellow finish is quite refreshing, and the battle damage on its wrist blade and the wear and tear on its carapace are exciting touches that provide a deal of backstory to the character. I would have to say the robot is perhaps the weaker of the two designs, but only because it comes across as less polished than the old man. The colouring and shading of the pipes and mechanisms is a wee bit bland and could use a little variation, and some of the linework seems a bit rough in places.

Nevertheless, as a whole the steampunk Geppetto/Pinocchio vibe works surprisingly well, and I would hate to get on their bad side.
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Re: Spud's Art: THE ALSO RETURN!
« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2012, 02:34:17 PM »
Steampunk Einstein?

Love it - looks tremendous. Makes me wanna get me a tablet, seeing how great the lines look on these. But maybe you're making it look easy. :P

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Re: Spud's Art: THE ALSO RETURN!
« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2012, 03:03:21 PM »
I managed to watch Jack Marshall's video after watching your Gobber video last week.

The Gobber video is still my favorite along with the Carnivean video. :)

I agree with the comments on YouTube, you are one talented artist.  :cool:

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« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2012, 03:37:44 PM »
Steampunk Einstein?

My thoughts exactly :D

Great Job Spud. I'm amazed by the skills you have man, nice to have major artists like you on board.

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Re: Spud's Art: THE ALSO RETURN!
« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2012, 12:42:52 AM »
DIG!

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Re: Spud's Art: THE ALSO RETURN!
« Reply #25 on: February 13, 2012, 05:08:59 AM »
Meejub Is A Carrier For Weasel AIDS Monday continues!

If you're already tired of fantasy/steampunk RPG characters, the relentless onslaught isn't going to let up any time soon. :P Here's one I drew just this week:



With the usual YouTubing.

Less whimsical than the last two, this is the party's gruff Pseudo-Russian Cleric of Morrow (or as we call him, Battle Jesus: "Help people, and be nice to them... but if that doesn't work, club them with something blunt and heavy.") Doing the picture the way I did was a bit of a gamble, because he still technically had two hands on Thursday when I drew it. And while I was fairly sure the player would continue to antagonize the mob boss they're working with, there was always the chance he'd go the diplomatic route instead and avoid the retaliation he kinda had coming.

Thankfully, if there's one thing you can always count on RPG players to do, it's to be total dickwads to the NPCs. :P
« Last Edit: February 13, 2012, 03:34:31 PM by captainspud »
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Re: Spud's Art: THE ALSO RETURN!
« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2012, 05:13:59 AM »
We get it... I stink. >.<;

Good job on the pic Spuddles. My only critique is that the front fold on his tunic just looks odd and out of place. Seems like there is something under there holding the robe up like that. o.O!

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Re: Spud's Art: THE ALSO RETURN!
« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2012, 05:15:59 AM »
Maybe he's just really happy to see you.
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Re: Spud's Art: THE ALSO RETURN!
« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2012, 05:17:31 AM »
I do have that effect on people.

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Re: Spud's Art: THE ALSO RETURN!
« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2012, 05:18:23 AM »
Especially Russian priests.
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