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.)
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.
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”
Been awhile folks! I’ve been experimenting with the “Coffee Shop” style some more, and this is what I came up with. The new character with the television for a head is CJ, (front left) who like other sentient robots is considered a “Rombot”. She was found one morning in the back alley behind the coffee shop by Brewster (back right) and Clyde (front right) with her head seemingly broken off and nowhere in sight. Panicked, they carried her into the shop alerting their good friend Teal, (back left) who is almost always sitting at the counter, about their situation. Teal, knowing a bit about mechanics and computers, managed to break the old tv off the coffee shop wall and attach it to her neck, as this would be a sufficient, yet temporary, replacement for her head, at least allowing her to output sounds and project expressions onto the screen. After a few hours of work, Teal was able to find ways to add hearing and sight to the makeshift head using more junk from around the shop’s storage space. When she was turned on, it took her a few minutes to figure out what was going on, and when the three if them tried to explain what had happened, it was evident that she was suffering from amnesia. Tykra, (middle left) arriving late to work, met CJ and had the situation explained to her, Tykra recommended that they go to the authorities, but CJ strangely insisted that they do otherwise. CJ now works at the coffee shop so that Gus, the shop owner, allows her to have one of the unused storage rooms as her personal quarters / home, as she has nowhere else to go. She is now close friends with the rest of the coffee shop gang as they all try to piece her memory together. Overall, CJ is a kind and generous person, however, because of her memory loss, some things confuse her and are not always apparent. Something strange is that she has the occasional drastic mood swing or personality shift, Tykra has dubbed these “Personality Corruptions” , and blames them on her makeshift head’s antennas picking up strange signals. Along with that, her screen occasionally glitches for no apparent reason. Brewster, being the skeptical and somewhat untrusting person that he is believes she might been hiding something or that “maybe she didn’t lose her memory at all”.
Hope you all had a great holiday season and have a great new year!
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.
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.
Have a good night everyone…
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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 using : 150 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
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.
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.
I was requested to create an IPhone 7 background, I went with a more smooth and basic design, and I love it!
Hobbs works on a farm, so I decided to show him feeding chickens. This background is for the IPhone 7, but i’m sure you could make it work for other devices. Hope you all enjoy!