Starting off the new year with some updated art and concepts for my own characters and the world they live in
i had a very relaxing Christmas got plenty of great graphic novels to read and lots of new art materials i can practice as well not as many commissions but it was the holiday season anyway.
One of the things I asked from Santa this year was brand new marker pens of different makes like letraset and Primsa .
Only recently I have been using my older marker pens (I have had for years ^^;) in some of my illustrations and would like to continually use traditional media like this to give me much more Variety in the future of my work and freelance business.
Boxing Day I decided to experiment with these new pens looking at tone and merging colours together.
There’s plenty room for improvements in the markers finish and mark making but it’s a good start.
How I love when my Internet connection goes out without any warning so I cannot post on time when I want to.
Before I rant on about my snail paced Internet let me first explain about this little speed painting
Essentially 2013 was the year where I started to explore my own world and characters again, even in a web comicjowybean.deviantart.com/art/JO… . I mostly did sketches and character sheets. But this year I eagerly want to create some actual colored pieces finished preferably to showcase my world in all its beauty and strangeness.
This is a Vista idea overlooking the downtown area from the south for one of the major cities in jowybeans Universe (and where Jowy lives) Ramsusville
The structure to the left of the scene is the Central Transport Station where you can get the cities underground, bus, plane, or dragon to work. Lol
Visually the city will be uh …… lets say it will be based off a lot of real life cities architecturally I love like Tokyo , New York, Chicago, Birmingham UK (my city), London, Quebec, Paris, Cairo, Ronda, almost any where in the world there will be a section of Ramsusville dedicated to it. Because Architecture is a big influence in the way I design my environments.
oh Did I mention there would be a giant bath on top of a mountain for giants to bathe in as a tourist attraction. And an entire town based on the black and white era of animation and cinema called Little Nicky. And that’s not the weirder part I will save that for much later on.
The best and easiest way to describe the concept for Super Cream Pie Robot Space Pirate Guy is if you mashed up Darkwing Duck, Freakazoid, Hong Kong Phooey and Otaku animes in to one crazy cartoon. :? I know makes no sense but get used to that when you step in to my world there’s never any rhythm or reason just silly fun and strangeness . :crazy:
I imagine my world being like a Tiny Toons and the Animaniacs cartoon where there is a huge cast of interesting characters who all exist in the same universe/environment but have their own separate stories and adventures but will clash with each other eventually. ;)
I drew most of these characters last year and gave them names so this is a redesign of that but there are some new additions to the team so lets get started.
Super Cream Pie Robot Space Pirate Guy (SCP)
SCP was born with his brain backwards so his mindset and personality are competently cookcoo (his Father was actually a space pirate and robot so there is a relation to his attire). Now as an adult he is a wannabe superhero of some sorts living a double life of luxury in ramsusville as the CEO of a successful spoons company. His special weapons are custard pies and bazooka yoyos. He wears under wear under his nappy because he has some ounce of dignity left.
Eugene is a rhino/raccoon hybrid and SCPS lifelong pet and assistant. As you could imagine his very smart but communicates by signs (A humorous reference to the panda in Ranma ½) he tends to get his master out of trouble as well (Hong Kong Phooey style) =D
Prince Odd Ball
Prince Oddball is SCPs half brother and friend who is a coward at the best of times. His powers are creating clockwork monkeys that drop bouncy bombs.
Scales and Jenny Frost
Scales and Jenny: are two sisters and gifted elemental magical girls. Scales is very bubbly and the embodiment of cute. She can use her powers to summon ocean creatures and bring entire waves out of nowhere. Jenny is the polar opposite she’s rude mischievous and cause chaos when she feels like it by creating ice monsters and glaciers. The sisters tend to clash with each other at school and home and SCP has full responsibility of them as their uncle.
Oh yeah This is the sort of art i have always wanted to show my OCs in but its always being about patience and time with me. But yesterday i said NO i want to have something finished or half decent to show my characters in their best light after 5 hours this is the result i came out with
Marvin and R.A.T
Marvin (the rabbit with the antlers) is a part of the jowyverses equivalent of the FBI and works alongside SCP and other heroes to stop the onslaught of crime and terror in ransusville and beyond. His a technical wizard having built his own robot and pet R.A.T (Rapid. Assault, Terminator) that assists him in his secret missions. He doubles as a yoda type character training wannabe hero’s for battles. Melvin and R.A.T have a strong Friendship that keeps them together even in the direst of situations.
Oh and that pie man in the background well you remember inspector Gadgets boss well his that character XD. :rofl:
The Toast kingdom is a fairly new idea I came up with last year.
Its Inspired by the ancient Egyptians and knaaren from Rayman 3 :hug:.
Queen Maple (her name for now) is the powerful monarch and dictator of the ancient that make the worlds toast as part of their economy .No surprise she is a villain of SCP as her plans are always foiled by him (or his friends at least). On top of her cruel rule she is madly in love with the king and listens to his advice even if he is just an
old jam jar.
We return to the Jowyverse once again with a coloured sketch of jowy and my three other main characters Max bean Hoilnder Sammy wolf and Line (Jowys pet). Walking back from their school thats built on a giant hill in the shape of well.... a left hand hence the pun in the school sign :roll:
I have very little story of right now :( but i will be working on that during free time from commissions. B-)
I started drawing some of these characters again at the start of the year and then decided to redesign them and their zany nation this week, Its appropriately called Play. Its split in to two different kingdoms the PlayLand Kingdom, A fun happy carefree haven for toys, fashion, food and music ruled over by the kind and brave Princess Larry Anne and her faithful friends and bodyguards Roy and Kiwi. The Iron Lands are a stake contrast as Its a hub for pollution crime evil robots and savage motorbike gangs ruled by the malicious scheming King Gunbody of guntopia.
General Grouch is one of the generals of the PL army as well as being a royal advisor to Princess L.A.
Until next Post LATERS people and good luck with 2014 its going to be BIG ;)