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28th Jan 2012, 1:03 AM

Nicholas Ivan Ladendorf

oops again

Art Challenge 7 image

28th Jan 2012, 12:55 AM

Nicholas Ivan Ladendorf

Art Challenge 7 & 9


Challenge 7: Personality Flop
I basically ran with the idea of  switching Mechan and Llayna's Class, Gender, and Race.
Challenge 9: Highland games
Slightly different than the intention of the challenge I went with a single panel of Mechan at the Highland games

23rd Jan 2012, 5:20 PM

Nicholas Ivan Ladendorf

Art Challenge 8 & 10

To Catch up I combined Challenge 8 (make a movie poster of your comic) and Challenge 10 (limited Palette)

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

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.