Just the start (Hobbs & Eli)

Hello! My name is Ash, I’ve been creating artwork since I can remember. I only recently started digital artwork, using a program called Sketchbook on the surface pro. I will be sharing that artwork, and other miscellaneous things here on my blog. Please bear with me while I try to comprehend how this stuff works, as this is the first time I’ve attempted at making such a thing. (It’ll take a bit of getting used to.) Today I’ll start off by posting my first piece of digital art and the edit that I recently made of it. Wish me luck! (or don’t, I won’t force you to.)

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Hobbs (left) and Eli (right) are two characters that if I hadn’t created, I probably wouldn’t be the artist I am today. Hobbs is a goblin, and Eli is something I call an Orestone, which is basically a robot made of rock. A picture of Hobbs was one of the first characters I ever made. This is the first digital art I made so it’s a little rough around the edges.
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In the edit I fixed up not all, but some lines and added a black and red necktie to Eli to give him more… “Personality”
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Smoke and Mirrors? (Buba & Clark)

 

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Buba and Clark aren’t exactly friends, they’re cordial most of the time, but they get into arguments easily. Because Buba is a magic user and Clark is a man of science, they disagree on many subjects. Whenever Buba tries to fall back onto magic to explain something, Clark tries to explain the situation through science because of his disbelief in magic. This can lead to a heated argument between the two, where Buba tries to convince Clark that magic is real, and Clark tries to convince Buba that magic is actually just science. These disagreements sometimes get to the point where they start arguing about other unrelated things. The rest of the gang finds it very annoying, and usually tries to split them apart while it’s happening. Clark can explain almost all of the magic that Buba uses, saying how it can be done using materials in his lab. Such as how healing spells are really just the usage of a mixture of chemicals  that speed up the process of tissue growth. Although, there are things that Clark hasn’t been able to explain, but instead of calling it magic he considers it supernatural. Buba usually agrees with Clark that whatever he’s talking about would have a similar, if not the same effect as the magic she’s using, but she still says magic is something completely different then science. Who’s right you ask? That’s for you to decide!

Coffee Shop (Brewster, Teal, Clyde, Tykra)

Aside from my Moonsters characters, I also have other characters in a different series I call Coffee Shop which takes place in the same universe. Here’s some of the main characters:

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On the left is Brewster, he can usually be found slacking off, so much that no one is sure if he even works at the shop. He’s aggressive and stubborn, yelling at people he finds annoying, and griping about everything. Secretly though, he really cares about the people close to him, such as his sister Buba or his best friend Clyde. On the bottom right is Clyde, he mans the cash register, although, he probably shouldn’t be working there, considering his head is a sphere of ice, and hot coffee to him is like razor blades in a cup to us humans. He’s worrisome and kind, wanting to help others, but scared of the consequences if he doesn’t help or fails to help them. On the top right is Tykra, she helps make the pastries and displays them in the shop. She usually keeps a calm mind, but she can also be very serious, although it is unusual. She just started working at the coffee shop, which Brewster and Clyde find strange because she obviously doesn’t care for her job. In fact, Brewster thinks Tykra is spying on them for his sister to make sure they don’t get into trouble. She’s long time friends with Blue. In the center is Teal, he’s… strange. He’s almost always in the shop, more for the ambiance than the actual menu items, and he’s always looking into space. He tells stories of his adventures on some sort of spacecraft, saying that “One day they will return for me.” Apparently, when he’s not in the coffee shop, he spends his time playing paintball, Tykra thinks he’s crazy, and probably homeless. She does enjoy his stories though.

Electronic Authority (Alice)

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Alice is an officer of the Trident mainland, and a strict one at that. She can get a bit out of hand when she’s on duty, tracking people down without rest until she finds them. Even sometimes out of the country, which she’s not supposed to do. After Clark accidentally interrupts one of her chases, allowing the criminal to escape, she gives him a small fine. However, when Clark forgets to pay, she lands him in the Seacell City Jail. Blue, being the only one that knows about Clark, decides that instead of paying the fine she would just break Clark out. Alice is now dedicated to stopping criminals and chasing Clark and Blue to the ends of the earth, no matter how much money Clark throws at her. Her colleagues think she should be transferred to one of the larger cities farther inland, but she’s hesitant.

Into the Wilderness (Hobbs)

For anyone that doesn’t know; Don’t Starve is a survival game where you collect resources, build camps, fight off monsters (and the night), and forage for food, all while attempting to keep your sanity. It’s a great game with a great and unique art style, and I recommend it to anyone that is a fan of survival games.

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I’ve been a fan of Don’t Starve for years, and I’ve been enthralled by the awesome sketch-like art style that the game has. I’ve been wanting to draw something in the game’s art style for a long time, and I finally created Hobbs in that style. By drawing the same line several times, being sloppy with a few, you can create the scribble effect, and by using the eyes and proportions the characters have, you can achieve a style similar to the one in Don’t Starve. I’ve also been thinking of creating a mod for the game that includes Hobbs, if I do, these are the stats that I’m thinking of using150 Health, 200 Hunger, 200 Sanity, Comes prepared, (Starts with a log cane that allows him to walk faster and a satchel that grants him two extra inventory slots.) is slow, (log cane allows him to walk just faster than most characters.) is a vegetarian. (won’t eat meat, won’t attack passive animals, and won’t keep anything in his inventory that involved killing a passive animal.)

For anyone who’s interested in the game: https://www.klei.com/games/dont-starve

Party Animals and Pyromaniacs (Rayva, Coryn)

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On the left is Rayva, a former owner of a large disco club that was demolished after she was evicted from the building for seemingly unknown reasons. She now works with Hobbs & Crew to help stop her sister, Coryn. On the right is Coryn, Rayva’s older sister who joined a group of villains striving for power over the trident country. She’s known for setting fire to buildings and throwing clouds of ash into the air. Clark has categorized Rayva as a type of advanced Ikay, while categorizing Coryn as a type of advanced Flambay.

Neon Night (Denis, Rayva, Hobbs)

I usually sketch a rough draft of my art using the pencil tool in a bright color, then I use the black paintbrush tool over it on the layer above. In this piece I used the same color for the paintbrush tool that I used for the sketch, then I just improvised from there.

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Looks like they’ve taken a trip to Larileza city on Mamez Island, it has plenty of shopping districts, arcades, movie theaters, and plenty of other places to go for entertainment.  The arcade is practically Denis‘s second home, even if he’s not the best at the games. Rayva used to have a small disco club here when she was just starting her business, it now sits empty and vacant since she relocated. Hobbs doesn’t usually find himself in large cities, but when he dose he enjoys trying all the local restaurants.

School’s out! (Eli, Bertha, Blue, Buba, Hobbs, Rayva, Denis, Clark)

I thought I would create something that shows off all of the main characters, and it’s the end of the school year, so what appropriate to create then a yearbook page?

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Sorry! This took longer then expected to make.  I made each character separately then put them onto the backdrop (which I also created) using an online software called Canva. The new character here is Rayva, who, similar to Denis, is a music artist.  She joined up with Hobbs & crew to persuade her sister, whom has joined the group of villains causing terror and trying to stop Hobbs, to come back home. She’s a form of Ikay and is almost always happy, but a bit hyperactive at times. Before she joined Hobbs, she ran a large Disco club, which later was later demolished to make way for an expansion to the parking lot of a nearby mall. She later moved into a condo at a beach-side resort, where she later met Hobbs and Denis.

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Location, Location (Smitefall Island)

The Bitcoin Mines are literal, in my world anyway. I created a small logo just to hold you all back while I work on a larger project.

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The Smitefall Island Bitcoin Mines are a series of mines that produce the most bitcoins in the world, a type of currency that is used in most of Stroanla, a country in the Southeast hemisphere. Stroanla is mostly inhabited by Robots and energy creatures, and is a huge producer of Copper, Iron, Coal, and Magnesium, aside from bitcoins. Smitefall Island is a large island on the west coast of Stroanla, and is where almost all of Stroanla’s bitcoins are mined, it is also a huge tourist trap. Blue has visited Smitefall Island on several occasions.