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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A visitor… (Halloween)

You know those Society of the Stars people I was talking about the other day? Well, one of them showed up today, and I happened to get a few photos.

HALLOWEEN 3 Seems like they wandered into the neighborhood, they didn’t seem to be interested in the candy though, they just kind of kept walking… I wonder what they were looking for?

Oh, and also here are some pictures of a Teal jack-o-lantern.

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Have a good night everyone…

Random Characters 2 (Xavo, Lana, Kelly, Vivian, Angus, Simon, ???)

I have a sketchbook where I’ve drawn many characters in my free time, so I decided to create another random character drop with some of my current favorites.

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To the left are Xavo, Lana, and Kelly, a few of Denis’s old friends. Together, the four of them created their own garage band named Prism. In the band, Denis played the Drums, Xavo was the main singer and played the guitar, Lana played the keyboard, and Kelly played the violin and remixed the music. Denis doesn’t talk about them much now but he still encounters them sometimes. Lana now works as a professorial photographer for an informational magazine, traveling to many foreign locations. Kelly now works as a computer hardware engineer for a technology company, still making and playing music in her free time. She is a race of plant like creatures called “Rootras” that enjoy areas with vegetation. Xavo is currently missing, and has been for awhile, and Denis almost never talks about him, acting strange and distant whenever he is brought up. In the middle is Vivian, one of Buba’s old associates, who currently runs a candle and incense shop in Rantdera, a city in the Trident Mainland. She is a race of bat like creatures known as “Nulls” that usually practice transcendence magic. She usually sits at the main counter in the shop, explaining and promoting the products. Buba seems to hold a grudge against her, although Vivian seems to forget why.  Angus, who is clinging to Vivian’s ankle, is Vivian’s one and only employee, he is almost always tired and lazy, usually talking in mumbles and grunts. Even with these traits, Vivian has never seen him sleeping on the job, and is surprisingly good at restocking the shop, even if he is a bit slow. To the right of Angus is Simon, a resident of Three Point City, the largest city in the Trident country. He enjoys sneaking into abandoned buildings and exploring restricted areas. Because Alice is stationed in this city, she’s had a few run ins with Simon, she is not a fan of his work. His next big goal is to see what he can find on Trident Isle 2. On the far right is, well… someone, but you can tell from their strange outfit that they are a member of the Society of the Stars. The Society of the Stars is a group of individuals who study the patterns in the stars and moons. Most of them spend their time in the mountains, gathering in camps to help each other with their work, gazing into the sky.  Some believe that the Society was made for a greater purpose, as some of them keep their feet grounded, wandering, searching, and keeping their eyes on the road ahead.

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.