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    Well folks. I'm at that rare crossroads of not having much work. My schedule is wide open. So, if you have private commissions you've always wanted to have done... let me know. Or if you are a publisher or art director and have projects that I would be use for, please contact me. Storn.Cook@gmail.com

    I just found out that I'm doing a follow up to John Wick's Wield cover. So I am excited about that!

    And I got some images together for another clip art portfolio for LPJ Designs. Some of the artwork is from a passion project of mine of doing a really high quality art for a fantasy web comic. So. I've been exploring some media and techniques to be able to do quality, yet make it fast enough that I can justify playing and not making money on it. The below is one example of water color pencils (once drawn, you can add water and smear it around) with a bit of watercolor (just grays) on top of it. Then digitally colored. Louis over at LPJ even picked it to be the cover of this particular clip art collection.

    It is a fun technique for me, something fresh, as opposed to just doing pencil, then digital...because it becomes a bit more about shape than just line. Something I'm really interested in pushing, as my comic book past is so strong and the art is SO much about line.

    Anyhoo... here is the link to the Portfolio: http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/produc...n-Cook?src=sub

    And here is the art: Tal on the Run!

    Next up, Death Tribble was still interested in another Manta Ray, but this time, not a techno suit, but an organic monstrosity as villain. Which was really cool to do a variant of something I had just done recently. This was also watercolor pencils and watercolors plus digital...
    Manta Ray 2

    Next up are a couple of entries into TenTon Studios weekly challenge. I thought this one was particularly clever. "What IF Geiger had been the art director behind Star Wars?" What a cool mash up. So, here are my doodles imagining such a thing....
    Princess Leia via Geiger

    Boba Fett via Geiger

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    and this is the previous Mata Ray for comparison purposes
    http://s2.photobucket.com/user/Storn...36379715850454

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      Three ladies and a.. a.. what.


      I got a really nice commission and a nice letter from a dad who was commissioning his daughter’s character, Ocean Princess, from their regular mutants and masterminds game. She is 9 years old. The dad said that they often use pics that i’ve posted over on the Green Ronin boards for their characters.

      So, here is the pic:


      Next up, I did another Death Tribble commission, this time a victorian lady with what he called a “tricked up parisol”. So, this is what i came up with, going for a femme fatale vibe.



      Then I got a chance to do a Star Trek commission…not something I do all that often.



      Lastly, this is a wee sketch, still trying out watercolor pencil, playing with digital watercolor on multiply layers. This is something from a web comic idea that is slowly gestating in me head. Hopefully, more to come…

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        Originally posted by Storn View Post
        Next up, I did another Death Tribble commission, this time a victorian lady with what he called a “tricked up parisol”. So, this is what i came up with, going for a femme fatale vibe.

        I wanted a different take on the woman super and one whose dress circa 19th Century would keep zombies at bay as they would lack the reach to get to her.

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          This summer has been very busy. I’ve moved my parents from their farm of 37 years and a barn full of stuff, some of it mine. I’ve worked a longer than expected contract for a local company. I’ve moved my step daughter from DC back to upstate NY so she could go to school.

          I’ve been doing artwork, but I’ve neglected to put anything up in awhile. Or post.

          So, here are some things that I can show. First up is a follow up to my Wield cover. Not sure of what the follow up is going to be called (I’ve been calling in Wield 2, how original!)


          Next up is Endiku, a sumerian “monster” guy done up as more Hulk superhero-y mode.


          Here is the Marshal. I will have a follow up action scene with him to do a bit later this month.

          And lastly, a star trek character called Talon.

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            Originally posted by Storn View Post
            Next up is Endiku, a sumerian “monster” guy done up as more Hulk superhero-y mode.
            This is the winner of this year's concept thread 'on the other board'. I await the guy who had the idea to give his opinion.

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              Wow. I have done 150 (and counting) commissions for uber patron Death Tribble. He asked me to do a vehicle of his Avatar logo (for those who haven't seen it, a ball of brown fur with cartoon eyes with an angry furrowed and flaming brow). I've been planning this one for a long time, knowing I was going to go a bit beyond that.... so Presenting! The Mighty Multi Morphin Death Tribble Mobile!!!!


              Death Tribble Mighty Multi Morphin Moblie.
              And oh yeah, I've got a couple of Fading Suns commissions to show too!

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                Originally posted by Storn View Post
                Wow. I have done 150 (and counting) commissions for uber patron Death Tribble. He asked me to do a vehicle of his Avatar logo (for those who haven't seen it, a ball of brown fur with cartoon eyes with an angry furrowed and flaming brow). I've been planning this one for a long time, knowing I was going to go a bit beyond that.... so Presenting! The Mighty Multi Morphin Death Tribble Mobile!!!!


                Death Tribble Mighty Multi Morphin Moblie.
                Self aggrandisment, moi ?

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                  Very nice Death Tribble Mobile...demonstrating the 2 key characteristics tribbles of the death variety are known for...cuteness and overwhelming firepower.

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                    I am probably a bit late in getting this posted, but I didn't know I was going to do this until the last minute. I'm doing the Big Draw event tomorrow (Sun, 10/26) with my friend Camilo at the Johnson Art Museum at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY! Here is the link to the Big Draw event for locations all over the world: http://www.thebigdraw.org/

                    So, if you are in the area, consider coming up the Johnson Art museum. There are a couple of AMAZING exhibits going on at the moment. A collection of Tawainese modern artworks, including a huge bas relief that evokes a new civilization... or maybe that is an old civilization. Anyway, Camilo and I will be serving as psuedo art directors for a class of Ithaca College students who are to interact with this bas relief and then do a blog/'zine that is rooted in the civilization the bas relief alludes to.

                    Also, a very, very cool exhibit on "Magic and Surrealism". Some very nice juxtapositioning of magic texts, surreal art, even early movies of prestidigitation.

                    Going to be a total blast.

                    Meanwhile, here is a private commission, thought I would show the underpainting for funsies. The underpainting is a combo of pencil, watercolor pencil, watercolor and acrylic. The actual painting is digital on top of that. And oh yeah, the mandate was for a fantasy version of a certain shield wielding avenger.



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                      Last night was the grand opening of the temporary art gallery down on the Ithaca Commons as part of the Ithaca International Fantastic Film Fest. It was a hoot!!! Steve Ellis, the coordinator of the whole dang thing, put up a 12' canvas on the wall and a bunch of us threw some acrylic paint at it. I got pics to prove it!





                      So. Top pic, from left to right Steve Ellis, Steve Walker, Fred Harper, Cesar (who's last name I don't know but he is awesome!) and Jen Lightfoot.

                      2nd pic, John Haeffner, Cesar and Jen.

                      Note for next year, prime that dang canvas!!!!

                      So. Today at the IIFFF gallery, there will be a whole gaggle of us artists doing life drawing from live models from 11 to 5 today. IF you are in the Ithaca area, want to hang out with a whole bunch of cool, weird, creative types, COME ON DOWN! Or. If you like horror films, man, IIFFF has some really great, unknown gems as well as a couple classics. Please check out the link:

                      http://ithacafilmfestival.com/

                      Meanwhile, let me drop some my art on ya! Both of these are private commissions and the tavern scene is available as part of my LPJ Design's Portfolio Single series .


                      Tavern Cheatin'


                      Here is the link to stock art: http://www.rpgnow.com/product/139870...ilters=0_0_0_0

                      The next one will be released soon as stock art, and I will let folks when that happens. And is another of the fantasy Cap America with the serial numbers filed off.

                      Marshall of the City

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                        Nice. It's always cool to look at some painted work. My brush-fu is weak, so of course painted work is some of my favorite.

                        The large canvas at the film fest looks like it would have particularly fun to take part in.

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                          Originally posted by Horsenhero View Post
                          Nice. It's always cool to look at some painted work. My brush-fu is weak, so of course painted work is some of my favorite.

                          The large canvas at the film fest looks like it would have particularly fun to take part in.
                          It was a blast! So much fun. I highly recommend doing it with anyone, artists and non artists alike!

                          So, I’ve been a bit more in the public with my art than usual. The 2nd day of the Ithaca International Fantastic Film Festival Art Gallery events was a 2 live models posing for all of us artists. It was funny watching other artists sketch and the “table” talk was a hoot, as was the jockying for a better position to do our sketches <g>

                          The 2 Liz’s from Whiskey Tango Sideshow were awesome! They brought very cool costumes and props and a lot energy and fun to their posing. And yes! I wasn’t making up any costuming, that is what they were actually wearing. And yes, balancing sword on her head was held for the entire 10 min pose without a wobble. True pros!

                          Thought I would share some of my sketches done that day. Every sketch except the sitting pose with the scimitar on the shoulder was 10-20 min poses. The scimitar on the shoulder was a 40 min pose.

                          3 poses


                          Headmistress Liz


                          Sitting Liz


                          A few weeks ago, I talked about a doing some art at the Johnson Art Museum at Cornell University. This was a sketch I did then based on the “future civilization” of this massive instillation from China.

                          Future father

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                            Your topmost model seems to be dressed as a belly dancer. I know, I've seen that particular outfit often, as an ex of mine was a belly dancer. In addition to the scimitar, my ex also used platters of candles in her act. The scimitar on the crown of the head balancing only really gets weird when they started it spinning like top rotor on a helicopter.

                            Again, it looks like it was a blast. Artists and illustrators (like me) work alone so much of the time, I think sometimes we forget what it's like to interact with others who practice the same or similar craft.

                            The future dad picture looks like you got a creative jolt from the film festival. That's a good looking pic.

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                              Back from the ashes of yesterday...

                              After years of hiatus, I will be in the Champions game (RDU: Red Dragon Universe) run by Neil C. again. We are putting the band back together, using Roll20, Skype and such, hopefully starting soon. We've been doing tons of emails back and forth.

                              I have been inspired to draw the characters, although I only have 3 done. I have to switch gears slightly to finish some interiors for Golden Age Champions.
                              The New Pioneers are a group brought together after a decade long alien invasion of our original game. My character, Hope, is actually the daughter of my first RDU character, Vector. Her red sleeve represent Mars, where she grew up and the blue one represent Earth. Her powers are strength, mini-brick from her grandfather, Ultraman and light powers from her grandmother, Lady White. She has some empathic abilities and strong mental defenses from her mom. I eschewed telekinesis, because I played her dad, Vector, for years. I've done pretty much everything I ever wanted to do with telekinesis over that time.

                              The Terran, played by Joe C, is a martial artist, with earth shaping abilities. Picked by the Gaea like force to heal the world. We haven't played yet, so I don't know all he can do.

                              Krys is a being of pure Crystaltech, given sentience during the long alien invasion. Crystaltech was a HUGE plot point for years in RDU. Played by Bill S. He has the ability to mimic almost any energy ability.

                              The campaign will be trying to rebuild Earth and reconnect it to the Mars colony. Mankind has been devastated, population is down to 1 billion souls. I am really looking forward to the next chapter of RDU.




                              More to come, perhaps next week. I still have Myrk, Shocks and The Blue to still do. And oh yeah, I want to do a pic of our shuttle craft too.

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