Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Kane The Shadow

Here's a quick concept I did while watching an episode of The Simpsons, to break in my new phone.
Works pretty well.
(PS this is my character for the current playtest of Omnihedron Game's new fantasy game 'Epoch' which is so far proving to be an amazing game for storytelling and interactive, cinematic adventure. And it's designed to be played in an hour! Mighty! Can't wait to see more of this game and very honoured to be involved in it!)

Monday, 29 October 2012

TMNT Splinter

(So my friend pointed out that I hadn't posted this here yet..)
Spinter was the pet rat of Hamato Yoshi. Blessed with higher than usual intelligence and dexterity (it may be said that he was aready a mutant), he learned the way of the ninja from watching his master.
When Yoshi fled to New York, hiding in the hold of a freighter, Splinter came with him. When Yoshi was attacked by The Foot and Oroku Saki, Splinter leapt to the defence of his master, scratching Saki's face. Splinter received a slice to the head which took a notch out of his right ear and was left for dead.
Escaping the burning building minutes later by the sewer, he came upon four baby turtles crawling in a glowing green ooze. Later, he named them from an article in the New York Times on an art exhibit.
A little known fact is that Splinter was originally called 'Nezumi', but changed his name following the death of his master, vowing to be "a Splinter in The Hand" until the clan was restored to its true ways.
Splinter is a master of ninjutsu and is versed in is most mysticof secrets. As a follower of Mikkyo he can see the pattern of destiny laid out before him and make decisions to conciously affect that pattern. This is the true power at the heart of the way of the ninja.
Design-wise he was a tricky one. I feel he should always be in perpetual shadow, just a voice in the darkness. A click of his sword now and again, a glint of an eye. Having said that, a black page wouldn't really give any design cues. He is dressed traditionally in gi and hooded cloak. He looks unarmed but carries a shirasaya sword cane and is loaded with dozens of concealed shuriken, smoke bombs, etc.
Splinter knows that it is for his sons to take down The Shredder and restore balance to The Foot, but he moves out of the shadows to face his enemy, knowing that his death will motivate his sons to move to a higher level of understanding.
A ninja stands on the boundary between this world and the next. The power of life and death lie equal in his hands.

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Argos City; Heroes of Hellas RPG

This is another piece for the Heroes of Hellas RPG, showing two heroes; a renegade Spartan and an Athenian thief, coming upon the great harbour city of Argos.
Atop the gate in the great harbour wall stands a statue commemorating the giant Argus Panoptides from whom the city gets its name. The great cyclops looks out over every ship who enters, wreathed in a halo of golden eyes, forever protecting the city and the temple above him on who's facade is carved a likeness of the nymph Io, bracketed by a pair of armed seahorses.
I managed to lose the bottom third of this image half way through, when painting the sea on the first time. I just dropped it over the whole of the image and saved it by mistake. As a result I had to repaint the whole bottom of this, maching up eversy line in the rocks. Quite the pisser, let me tell you!
And yes. I drew it all with my finger on my phone, same as everything else.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Dragon's Lair

For Heroes of Hellas RPG.

In a forgotten city from ages past a bold thief encounters an ancient lord of the skies. But what surprise is in the thief's bag? And which one is the predator?

Sketchbook crashed on my phone about halfway through this one which was a right pain. Took much longer than it should have!