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Jabrosky's Crimes Against Fantasy Art

Discussion in 'Fantasy Art' started by Jabrosky, Jul 30, 2012.

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  1. Jabrosky

    Jabrosky Banned

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    All of these come from my DeviantArt page which I link to in my sig. I'll start with three of my most recent submissions, all colored with Prismacolor pencils.
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    Portrait of a Nordic/Celtic guy

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    Portrait of an African queen

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    This structure is meant to be a facade for a religious building and combines architectural elements from ancient Egyptian pylons and sub-Saharan African huts

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    This female character has a roughly Egyptian cultural inspiration
     
  2. Ireth

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    Crimes, say you? Lies, say I. I love all of these. Great stuff!
     
  3. Jabrosky

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    Thank you, though the title's meant to be facetious.

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    The architecture here has a West African, especially Malian, inspiration

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    Tyrannosaurus rex

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    Velociraptor

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    Woman from the "legendary" lost continent of Lemuria. Her design drew from Indian, New Guinean, and Australian aboriginal sources.

    BTW, the last three pics were colored in GIMP.
     
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  4. Black Dragon

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    The verdict is in...

    Jabrosky has been tried and found guilty of being very, very talented.

    Off to the gallows!
     
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  5. Ireth

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    Don't you mean the galleries? XD
     
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  6. Reaver

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    Very, very nice artwork.
     
  7. Zero Angel

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    I really liked the first "African queen" image and I think that all of your architecture has a very crisp, clean look that looks great for concept art or design work.
     
  8. Philip Overby

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    Very good stuff. How do you make them? Some look hand drawn and others look possibly digital? Either way, they all look cool.
     
  9. Jabrosky

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    As a matter of act, a lot of my art functions to illustrate character, creature, or setting concepts.
    Actually all of them are hand-drawn, though I colored some digitally in GIMP after scanning them in. Honestly, I find drawing with a mouse or tablet awkward.
     
  10. SlimShady

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    These are all fantastic. I especially like the characters.
     
  11. Clhellums

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    Very nice work!
     
  12. Jabrosky

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    Nzinga the Jungle Girl

    Originally created for roleplaying on a message board a few years back, Nzinga has been an on-and-off character for me. Her basic archetype is that of the dinosaur-fighting jungle woman in the tradition of Marvel's Shanna the She-Devil. I would really like to write a story for her someday so that she may have a life beyond my artwork.

    The funky bronze object Nzinga holds in her left hand is a throwing knife with a design influenced by those used in Central Africa.
     
  13. SlimShady

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    Looking good. Although the green bra kind of looks out of place next to the leopard skin ones. Other than she looks pretty sweet.
     
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  14. Jabrosky

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    Leaders from three fantasy cultures I have designed:

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    The Northfolk (left):
    They are a blond-haired, blue-eyed, stockily built white race of hunter-gatherers who live in the world's cold northerly forests and tundras. They have an animistic religion which reveres nature (thunder is their most important deity), beautiful cave art, and democratically elected chieftains. Although the Northfolk frequently fight each other, their wars are small in scale and function essentially as young men's sports, with women and children rarely being molested. Swords and axes are their favorite combat weapons even though bows are preferred for hunting; no horses or other mountable animals are used. Northmen customarily decorate their faces with blue woad paint when preparing for battle.

    The Valerian Empire (middle): The olive-skinned, dark-haired Valerians build most of their cities along rivers or the coast as their homeland is dry and rocky, and their economy depends heavily on commerce and slavery. These stringent monotheists believe they are their god Deus's chosen people, giving them racial and cultural superiority over the rest of the world. Consequently the Valerians are very aggressive and expansionist, and they have few qualms about exterminating any people who resist their imperialism. They even amuse themselves by watching slaves fight each other and wild beasts in the arena! In theory the Valerian Senate keeps the monarchic Emperor's power in check, but since the Senators are almost invariably land-hungry patricians, their interests often coincide with the Emperor's anyway. The Valerian military legions are dominated by heavily armored infantry; archers and other ranged fighters are spurned as cowardly. On a more positive note, the Valerian Empire is renown for its grand marble architecture and aqueduct system.

    The Kingdom of Kametu (right): These black-skinned, woolly-haired people plant their farms and herd their domesticated buffaloes on fertile riverside floodplains bisecting a savanna. Other facets of the Kametian economy include mining gold and gems (they liberally decorate themselves with jewelry), quarrying stone, and hunting wild animals for skins, ivory, feathers, and delicacies. Most Kametian buildings are mudbrick, but they are famous for their colorfully emblazoned limestone temples and royal tombs. The Kametians believe their rulers, who can be either male or female, are descended from the Supreme Being whom they associate with the Sun. Rulers are expected to govern benevolently and summon the rains every year in exchange for grand burials and their people's piety. Most Kametian soldiers wear little armor other than hide shields, as mobility is more important to their battle tactics than brute strength, but the Kametian army boasts of its zebra chariots and war elephants.
     
  15. SlimShady

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    Very good. I particularly like the Northfolk leader and the Kametu one. Although, the Valerian leader seems rather thin and frail. Was the thin and frail look intentional? If not, it kind of makes the Valerian look more womanly. His proportions are rather close to the Kametu leader. Although, maybe you were just making the Kametu woman more masculine? Regardless, I do like all three of them. Especially the smug look on the Valerian one.

    I also like the background you have given us on all three civilizations, it really gives you a feel for the artwork. Good work!
     
  16. Jabrosky

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    The Valerians have a shorter stature than the other two races (with the Northfolk being big and stocky and the Kametu tall and lean), so yes, the frail look is intentional.
     
  17. SlimShady

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    I thought so. Your artwork definitely matches your descriptions. Looking forward to more updates.
     
  18. Endymion

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    The Northfolk leader is especially cool. Nice work!
     
  19. Jabrosky

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    Pharaoh Sekhmethotep (not a real Egyptian Pharaoh, but she was the heroine of a story I started writing but ended up scrapping a couple of years ago)
     
  20. SlimShady

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    Very nice. Probably one of your best so far.
     
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