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14th Jan 2012, 3:18 AM

Nicholas Ivan Ladendorf

Art Challenge 4-6

I have a bunch of old envelopes from the city of Skokie and some color pencils. Here are the results

CHALLENGE 4&5
LEFT: Draw eastern and western horoscope and element. Both happen to be rams but my elements are fire and metal. I drew the rams to reflect that.
RIGHT: Create character based on random character generator. My words were Bully. Dull. Graceful that may be an Orc.

CHALLENGE 6 (part one)
Draw your characters as seasons
LEFT Garzzle as summer. Garzzle likes wearing as little as possible and it literally burns when he pees. Summer seemed like his season.
RIGHT: Xionus is a horder of sorts. Fall is the season where you are supposed to stockpile supplies.0
Challenge 6 (part 2)
LEFT: Mechan as Winter. Looks the best with a beard and armor. 
RIGHT: Llayna as Spring. She's worn leaves before so it makes sense. My wife pointed out that it rains a lot in the spring so I drew a storm cloud that follows Llayna around. If read Crawlers you'll realize how fitting it is.

9th Jan 2012, 5:16 PM

Nicholas Ivan Ladendorf

Art Challenge 2&3

Challenge 2: Turn Character into a robot
I already put one character from Crawlers in a Mecha. So without over thinking it I made the faerie into a robot.




Challenge 3: Explorer
Starting with the idea of a space shuttle Explorer I decided to create a ship instead of a person. It looked very different than anything else I've seen until I inked it and the marker bled now it looks kind of like the Jim Lee era Blackbird which is funny since I named the ship the Centennial Rook.


31st Dec 2011, 10:12 PM

Nicholas Ivan Ladendorf

Art Challenge 1

On the comic fury boards there is an art challenge thread that I've decided to participate in. I'm a little behind so I'll post twice a week until caught up

Challenge One: The Masquerade Ball
- Draw your characters in formal attire fit for their world. Masks optional.

This is Flynn from Crawlers. Wearing the same kind of flowy garment the living king wears. It wasn't a huge stretch for design but I did stretch myself by painting it in Art Weaver instead of Gimp.