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Sunday, April 27, 2008

elements of fantasy

Aside from the primary elements of Aristotelism, (earth, water, air and fire) we could also have elementals made of gemstone, ice, rock, life energy, light, lightning, magical energy, magma, current (magic) power, metals, mud, plants and trees, smoke, steam, toxins, clouds or other weather items, and spirits. There could be more. Dozens more, based on what we could derive mystical beings to concoct.

It's certainly challenging, trying to envision these creatures (typically of a magic creation), and how they would look. Humanoid, animal, abstract, wispy, rainy... I could go down dozens of avenues.

For now, though, I like this rock guy. I like that he has a hole in his head (presumably from some battle, long ago, which involved catapults), but it doesn't bother him so much. I see elementals as beings that would have a driving force that is akin to instinctual. Kind of like primitive animals, driven by whatever created them in the first place; not bearing good or evil one way or another, but just working on the impulses that have animated them. Some (rocks, trees) are tougher than others (air, water), and some are created to serve a singular purpose. Rock Guy, we'll just say that someone created him hundreds of years ago to simply smash things, and now he's retired to the mountains. Woe to any poor mortal who comes upon him.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

swords and folk

I've never done a lot of detailing for weapons and materials, in anything I've drawn. Finding out different ways old style weapons were/are made, and how it makes them individual has been interesting.

This whole thinking about what elven royalty could look like, or the size comparisons between dragon and human, is something that I'm actually enjoying.

I've always kind of been a research whore, so delving into what could make up the fabric of this imagined world, while time consuming, is invigorating.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

a new hope

My girls were watching Star Wars on the Spike network the other day. Even though we could have watched the really nice, clean versions on DVD, we watched it on TV anwyay. It's odd... there's just something about Star Wars being on TV, that you don't want to turn it away.

dragons and swords

Scribbles of ideas for a fantasy project Jason Truman and I are working on.

Basically, while the story we have will hold your typical fantastical elements; we're creating this world from scratch. It's inhabited by humans, elves, dragons and the like, but it's not earthbound, so it must be different, but the same. Challenging to be sure, even in these infant stages.

Today, we see one of the main characters of the story, and swords of the different peoples.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

comic doodles

A couple of years ago, I started digging into the idea of creating a webcomic. I threw out a couple of strips, trying to experiment with how I wanted to do it.

Ultimately, it was put on hold. Not enough time, for too much work, and my creative partner (Jason Truman) was going through some stuff that didn't allow him to devote anything to helping plot, and left him no time for his color/inking duties.

So, we shelved "Inane Logic".

Recently, Jason and I have been working on a fantasy novel together, and within our brainstorming sessions, we inevitably write down some ideas that come to us, that could be used for a comic strip (because, after all, we are creative geniuses).

Gathering together some of the scrips of paper, and reading through them, I began writing some new stories for our characters, and went out and bought a domain name.

Optioning it over at WordPress, we're going to set up the new comic using the ComicPress theme, and will attempt to keep a running strip going with two or three updates a week, with special "large edition" strips that will have either full gray scale, or full color, done by both Jason and I.

So, to the left are some sketches of some of the characters I'm reviving. It's not often I write something that makes myself laugh out loud (although I am Heee-larious), but some of these that we've done should tickle your funny bone.