Hey everybody! Just updated with some work I did for Wizards of the Coast and some studies. Got a lot to finish this month… But I’ll try and keep this updated best I can :)!
Metal! Steel Vengeance – ‘Night Turns to Day’
Hey everybody! Finally got the Crimson Daggers website up! Thanks to Dennis Kutsenko :D! I just made up some simple little layout and we got it up as a placeholder.
Check it out!
But anyways I wanted to put forth a challenge… If anybody is interested! Basically I don’t have much webdesign skills(as you can most likely see) but I had to get somethin up and out there. For the future though I was looking to have it redesigned so that its more presentable. Doesn’t have to have a million features or whatever but it should just be a cool splash page. It may need ad placement as well in the future if you’d like to take that into account. So anyways, if you’d like to lend a hand that would be awesome. I’d love to check out people’s mockups of the Daggers website. I’d rather see it designed by a fellow dagger who knows what theyre doin anyways haha.
This is pretty much all it needs to include -
So anyways, if you’re interested please submit whatever mock ideas you may have to firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t mean to ask for free services or anything but I’m runnin the daggers for free at the moment D:. Not much money rollin around in the pockets. Figured I would reach out to my daggers for some love. Hopefully theres a couple graphic dagger designers out there :D!
Metal! Keel – ‘Thunder and Lightning’
Hey everybody! Trying to keep up with everything I got going on and am failing… Sometimes its best not to juggle everything at once so you don’t drop all the balls :(. Best to keep a strong focus. So yea, I’ve been doing the Crimson Daggers now for a good 3 months or so and have seen loads of improvement in the participants. The studies have totally helped my work along in so many ways and I find that finishing art is a hell of a lot easier than it used to be. Hopefully as time goes on this will grow and grow til we get a good couple hundred regulars on there posting work daily :D. Thats what I’d like to see anyways… People just getting waaay better every day and showing everybody else how its done. In the meantime though… I can wait, too much to finish all the time!
Currently I’m working on a few magazine pieces, an album cover and some personal works for an application I got going w/Bobby Chiu. Been having fun though and trying to make time to get away from art. Trying to get some time in on Mass Effect so I can unplug from my constant work and just sorta zone out. Don’t usually play games ever, in fact this is the first in a couple years, but its relaxing and I think I’ve needed that. Just have to watch out that I don’t get totally sucked in D:. Mass Effect is awesome :O!
Well, heres some art I’ve been doin :O. Just messin around for now so these are all works in progress :). Then some studies.
Commission i did -
Metal! Cannon – ‘Fireblade’
Hey everybody! Spent some time at my parent’s house this christmas. Took a few days off and proceeded to do absolutely nothing for a few days. Felt pretty good to just sit and relax for awhile. Things are going good now, I’m pretty excited the rest of the winter will be pretty decent work wise. No real money problems or anything so its just a matter of producing cool work :D! I’m pumped to possibly get in some time for personal work(which I haven’t done in months :(). Bought myself an Intuos 4 Large tablet, I’ll let you know if its worth the money or not D:. Waiting for Chelsea to get back from her christmas break so we can have our own christmas here :D.
So yea, expect some more activity on here in the coming months! I’ll try my best to make time for myself. Got a bit of catching up to do though with a couple commissions. At least theres no more giant looming deadline…
I’m also back doing the Crimson Daggers stream everyday @9am EST. I was gone for a bit but its cool now. If you wanna participate then feel free to drop in or rewatch an old stream.
Heres my continued Repin study from today’s Crimson Daggers stream.
Metal! Wolf – ‘American Storm’
Hey everybody! Just wanted to let my Crimson Daggers know that I’ll be out til the 27th!
Looking forward to taking a little break from work, I’ll continue to study though :). Here are some studies I’ve been doing lately. Not very exciting but I’m waiting for my work to get released :O.
Metal! Persian Risk – “Rise Up”
Hey everybody! Just wanted to update so as not to dissapear forever into the depths of the internet… Finished up my first set of Magic: The Gathering cards last night :D! I’m pretty excited to get em in the mail whenever that happens. Been a dream of mine for a long long long loooonngggg time. Pretty much ever since around… I was 9 or 10? Anyway, pretty pumped! Now all I got left are 6 magazine illustrations, 3 of which due on the 22nd.
Other than that I’ve been hosting the Crimson Daggers stream steadily everyday for more than a month now! I can feel the improvement from everyone! Its working out far better than I ever expected. So if you’re ever looking to study with somebody you can join me everyday @9am EST!
Before I get back to work though… I have a favor! My friend Hannes(algenpfleger) has entered the Dreams contest on deviant art. He’s worked so hard(pages and pages of studies daily D:) and has been doing fantastic work! So in order to vote…
Click on the image below and please favorite to add your VOTE!
Thanks and I really hope he wins! He really deserves it!
Metal – Judas Priest – Some Heads are Gonna Roll
Concept art is fighting with itself D:. I’ve been saddened by that place since Manley started asking for money… Don’t know what to do… but!
I’m getting an awesome new mic in the mail and I’m gonna start pushing the Crimson Daggers stream around to hopefully help bring some hope back! Free learning experience and we’re all gonna move forward and achieve our goals. Its really been amazing to see the turnout and I know everybody is gonna do great. Cannot wait to get this running full steam ahead!
In honor of the total crap storm
Metal! – Scorpions – ‘Blackout’