Here’s a giant dump of a lot of stuff I drew for commissions in March and April. Pretty self explanatory, although I’d like to talk about a few in depth.
The most recent piece, a picture I drew for a good guy named Hellwind. Inspired by those old style dungeon crawler games, where everything is first person. At first it was just going to be a picture of the game’s main graphics. Just a corridor that terminates at a demon sitting on a throne. But at a certain point the UI was an essential piece that had to be featured. Seeing all the parties reactions and available choices was just so golden.
I enjoy the contrast in the second picture. Maikujagaur’s characters, Virferos and Seluno, a werewolf and mage respectively, make an interesting couple. Seluno is a little boyish, with a slight build relative to his boyfriend Virferos. The difference in body hair especially reinforces this contrast. You can find Maikujagaur’s own drawings of these characters on That Site.
One picture set in particular that deserves some explanation is a two part illustration from a story written by Zyxxs called “For the Love of the Chieftan.” In the story a group of orcs are punished for a crime they committed by living possessed by the spirits of some sacrificed pig sows. The first picture is the initial possession, and the second is them near the end of their sentence.
Lots of demons, orcs, and satyrs in these. I feel like I’ve started to cultivate an audience in the crowd who adores mythological themed work. Which is awesome, because that’s the place I’m most comfortable. Wish I had some dragons to mix in here too. That’d be rad.
All in all, been VERY happy since I started doing only black and white work. It’s such an utter pleasure to make and folks seem to really dig the hard contrast. After all these aren’t just some black lines, nor are they meant to be colored later. They are complete as they are.