Social Sketches – April

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

LIAM–Large Invasion Assault Mech

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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.

Forging Links

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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..

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Daily Sketches–nShadowninja & A Tree

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This sketch was of a aggressive ninja ready for an attack!

 

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I don’t often draw environment subjects, but since I have begun work on my Indie gaming project I have become much more interested in scenery.  This tree formed from some fun curves that I sketched on a paper while doodling one day.

The Warriors Burden & Helmet of Chalcidian Shape

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 sketch © Joshua B. Keyes
The Warrior’s Burden © Joshua Keyes 2008

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Revenge of Lil’ Red Riding Hood

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I drew as a fun riff off of the old fable of little red riding hood.  She is all grown up now, and seeking revenge for her grandmother by slaying all the were wolfs in the land.  I hope to color this sketch at some point.