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Varrick by AvatarofMatt
For anyone who wanted a wallpaper of Varrick yelling his favourite phrase...
Also it doesn't seem to be viewable unless you click on it to make it bigger. Wonder what's up with that?
Ceilidh by AvatarofMatt
A photo of my dog I took in grade 12 in high school. Honestly don't know why I haven't uploaded it before. Maybe because I got it into my head that my stuff should all be fine arts and not my photos.
Kaiden Character Sketch 1 by AvatarofMatt
Kaiden Character Sketch 1
I know it's been a while since I've submitted anything, and the photo of this is pretty low quality (the camera was my old iPod Touch, and the lighting was by my lamp at night. Unfortunately it made glare on the page), but I figured for starters, it was better than not submitting anything. So here we go!
This character is a mercenary wandering the wastelands. He starts this story motivated only by survival (and by extension money). His combat style is very aggressive use of sword and magic, and dexterity. His armour is mostly made from chitin from the monsters out there with him; all of the scales and plates that make up his armour are cut from them. The look was made from looking at lamellar armours from the middle east and abroad.
This is without any additions of equipment like belts, pouches, any travelling cloak over top, etc, and likely will not be the final draft of the character.
Something I am likely to change in the future is the top of his boots (behind the chitin plates), may edit or tweak gloves a bit, and may give him some form of protection from sand over his eyes, such as goggles. There may also be some changes to his actual chest armour, like not making it a mix of scale mail and lamellar styled plates like that, and possibly making the thigh armour a more seperate piece (like on samurai armour). After this I may do a series of thumbnails to find what works best, but, I really felt like sitting down and making something more solid than that, so I did.
Also I would like to work on my cloth textures... before the plates over his calves and forearms, the poofy bits are supposed to be loose clothes (I hope that's clear but I'm not sure), and the cloth over his face is based around the concept of a turtleneck, but keeping the weather and sun out, not the cold. I hope to practice that more and get better at it.


Kate Shepherd
Artist | Student | Traditional Art
So I said I was going to do what I'm doing now... a year and a half ago. Wow. I said I was a slacker... but...
The good news is I've done a lot since then. The bad news is, not a lot in proportion to how long I've been away, and some of it is too big to fit in my scanner. So, you're going to get cards and dragons, some penwork I did, and that's about it.
The other good news is I'm in a special program to do art now, so not only will I be making new stuff, but it will be WAAAYYYY BETTER than before. And it will be in new and interesting mediums.
So I apologize for my over a year long break there. I'm posting more stuff now, and drawing more stuff. I still haven't finished my December card yet though.
  • Mood: Guilty
  • Listening to: the computer hum
  • Reading: Books...
  • Watching: the world go by
  • Playing: Hooky. No, I'm sick.
  • Eating: Breakfast? I need breakfast
  • Drinking: tea

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Fayolka Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the fav! :hug:
OrangeRoom Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for fav+ on "Snow Leopard Close-up" [link]
Me and my beloved wife really appreciate it :nod:
koalalalala Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave :) Happy new year!
Eduardomo Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
Thanks for the fav.
Flame-of-the-Phoenix Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012   Photographer
Hi there! I just wanted to stop by and thank you so much for visiting my gallery and for the :+fav: on Jaguar Cub: Profile! I truly appreciate it :aww:
Rafaken Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for the fav.
Esmerra Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012   Traditional Artist
Thanks for the watch :)
Artsy50 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for faving! :D
ManitouWolf Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for the :+fav: on my photo Taking a Dip [link] :w00t:
rcdog Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
Thanks for the fav.
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