Social media can be fickle. Often times it is wrought with shallow political slander, blasted opinions, cat videos, ‘clever memes’, and lifestyle selfies. This April I delved in a different way to communicate through the post proliferator. Continue Reading
NEOBLON LOREPLEX: Large Invasion Assault Mech was part of great Invasion on Eblon untold years ago. The technologically powered race invaded the planet, thinking the target easy pray for resources. They were mistaken, and with Eblon’s combined mystic might they destroyed the invading army. Still, one could chance upon the site where the remains of one of these Titan’s has been buried by time and spite.
Neoblon’s culture and peoples should be well thought out, but the realm will always be rich with mystery. Using the most simple of medium reminds me of how important it is to leave the canvas’ door open, welcoming the viewer to enter by their own accord, and participate in imaging of the fantastic.
Its incredibly freeing and relaxing to sit with paper and pencil after a long day of digital grinding. I recommend it to anyone who enjoys any creative endeavor. There is just something about thee ‘ol analog that allows you to so simply focus on the art. I have gone months without putting pencil to pad and those times have hurt my development, surely. Pencil is forgiving, but not so loose as a digital canvas. The real world is full of imperfection, and the imperfection is what often leads to the most interesting path of ideas, what so tempts the imagination..
I have been working on some sketches over the last week. They are inspired by watching some Starcraft 2 games on GOMtv. The concepts are for possible T-Shirt ideas, or otherwise just fun imagery related to the game play and culture.
This is The Warrior’s Burden. As part of a project for my Art History class I decided to draw what I visualized a warrior of the day wearing this esteemed piece of gear. The following sketch is of the helmet itself.
The Warrior’s Burden © Joshua Keyes 2008