Storn Art Reboot

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Re: Storn Art Reboot

Postby Jeff Wilder » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:57 am

That is good stuff. I think you sell yourself short on the zombie makeup.

I'm frankly surprised by how much I like the gray-scale drawing. It looks phenomenal.

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Re: Storn Art Reboot

Postby Storn » Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:26 am

Well, here is more gray scale stuff... albeit just pencil.


A couple of post ago, I mentioned not wanting to release the more "cover" oriented private commissions as clip art. Well, LPJ Design and I worked out a price point that, yup! We ARE releasing some artwork as Single Portfolio pieces. Yes, these are more expensive, but compared to a cover, which I charge from $400.00 to $1000.00 depending on complexity, these are a STEAL! So, if you are a publisher who needs some fantasy adventure artwork, please consider my offerings:

Check out the Single Portfolios, 1 and 2, here:

http://lpjdesign.rpgnow.com/product/121 ... Storn-Cook

http://lpjdesign.rpgnow.com/product/121 ... Storn-Cook

I'm about to enter into a contract with a ton of work that needs to be done in a month. So my posting will probably be a bit spotty, if non existent. I don't think I will be able to put up the artwork I will be working on for awhile. But it is fantasy art for "digital" card game.

But to leave you with a bit of artwork, here is another Ten Ton Studio challenge. This week, it is Captain Marvel! I did this sketch on vellum with pencil and black color pencil... mostly the color pencil. I kinda like the waxiness on the smooth vellum.

Here is the link to Ten Ton Studios. Voting begins tomorrow on it.

http://www.tentonstudios.com/forum/inde ... pic=9973.0

And here is the artwork in case you don't want to go over to Ten Ton.
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Shazam! It's Captain Marvel!
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Re: Storn Art Reboot

Postby Storn » Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:07 pm

HUGE art dump!

Folks, I've had such a horrendous time with my failing computer. I won't go into it, except I'm still down a video card (which I love having dual monitors, having reference on one screen while working on my Cintiq), but the rest of the machine is up and running with new motherboard, new processor, a bit more RAM, new power supply etc.

But I've been plugging away at doing art, sometimes pilfering my wife's laptop and using my ancient wacom while the main puter is all in pieces.

So, got a ton of images for you.

First up, I was honored and lucky to get a chance to do the cover for "Wield!", John Wick's RPG on being powerful, mystical, highly intelligent and cunning artifacts and trying to get that lame brain barbarian who carries you to do the things you want him to do. Or that pathetically weak, sorcerer king to give you something for all that strength you lend him.

Check out John Wick's Kickstarter video... http://youtu.be/UIy8j7i8l9M

On that youtube site are links to the pdf of the game itself. Seems really cool.

So. Without more rambling, here is the cover! Hope you like!
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Next up, I have several commissions for Death Tribble I've been meaning to get up for some time, but computer woes, deadlines and sheer inertia have prevented my from getting these up til now.

Here is a bobby with some kind of shadow powers...
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Next. Death Tribble wanted a straight up Kendo master, no apparent super gadgets or anything...
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Next, we have a huminoid crocodile. DT picked up on what I thought was pretty subtle Egyptian motifs immediately. Can't get nuthin past that guy...
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Next, a modern-ized Roman Legionnaire. I got this one today, having put it off for deadlines for the video card game, Clash of Dragons. I am not sure when I can show CoD artwork, still checking in with the client on that one. But this was one I really was looking forward to doing.
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Re: Storn Art Reboot

Postby Gilliam » Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:12 am

Great work, I especially like the Legionnaire.

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Re: Storn Art Reboot

Postby death tribble » Sat Mar 01, 2014 8:16 am

Wanted a modern take on a Roman Legionnary and so chose shock lance, sword and gun. Also had to have the big shield and a modern take on the sandals etc that a legionnary would wear. Also important to note that it is not an officer type but one of the troops.

The Bobby is based on the Victorrian era policemen who had to contend with the infamous London fogs. That is what the shadow power is.

The Kendo Master was an alternate for a martial artist character project. The winner of that was the Elvis picture.

The Crocodile has the full jaw which is the difference between him and Killer Croc.
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Re: Storn Art Reboot

Postby Storn » Mon Mar 03, 2014 8:41 am

Still waiting for my video card to show, but I am at least working. And I can share some more recent work. This is for an upcoming module called "The Inheritance" and definitely done in the old school aesthetic. I did a couple of interior illos for it as well, but the credits haven't shown yet.

What is cool, is that I think the backcover was done by Jeff Dee, a very powerful and early influence on me back in the day. Kinda neat sharing a book with a childhood hero!

Here is the link to the module: http://www.mischiefinc.net/1a---the-inheritance.html

And here is the artwork itself. It is acrylic underpainting with oil finishes on masonite. Art measures 13 x 20. I will have prints available on this one at (or if you are interested in the original, I'm selling for $750.00): http://fineartamerica.com/featured/galv ... twork=true

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Re: Storn Art Reboot

Postby Jeff Wilder » Wed Mar 05, 2014 12:24 pm

The swordswoman cover is awesome. I like the commissions, too, especially the were-croc.

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Re: Storn Art Reboot

Postby Storn » Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:59 am

Jeff Wilder wrote:The swordswoman cover is awesome. I like the commissions, too, especially the were-croc.


Thank you Jeff!

Cancer Benefit for Danielle snapshots
My wife, Millie, is a professor of nursing at Tompkins Cortland Community College and her fellow teacher, Danielle, has been diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. She is a single mom of 4 and is an adjunct professor (no health insurance). So, we've been involved for the last couple of months helping to put together a benefit for Danielle. It was this last Sunday and it was amazing. Lots of people showed. Lots of gift baskets were raffled off.

So. I did this painting to be raffled off. The couple who ended up winning it were thrilled. Saying it was to go above their fireplace and replace their picture of Jesus Christ. That was awfully nice to hear. That my artwork was going in lieu of Lord and Savior. They were so happy, it was a gift to me.
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Angel of Cancer Research
About 3 weeks ago, Millie and I shaved our heads in support of Danielle. We had a mini-fundraising at TC3, where other students shaved their heads and folks paid a couple of bucks to touch Millie's head. On Sunday, I re-shaved Millie's head for the Benefit (I wanted to do mine too, but we ran out of time and had to get there!). Our neighbor, Denise, does these amazing face paintings and asked if she could paint Millie's head. Viola! Got the pic!!!
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Millie's Face painting at Danielle's Cancer Benefit
I also had a table right next to Denise doing sketches for kids at the Benefit. It was fun. I'm only sorry that I thought of taking photos of my sketches at the tail end. It was really interesting. I did a lot of animals.... 3 owls, 1 buck, 1 wolf, 1 king cobra among others. Frozen characters were also the big request, I did 3 Annas and 2 Elsas and 1 Olaf. I haven't seen the movie yet, thankfully, my iphone could bring up reference on all of these things.

So I got a couple of sketches from the Benefit to share. Not the clearest snapshots, I played with them a bit digitally trying to punch the contrast in Photoshop:
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Re: Storn Art Reboot

Postby Storn » Wed Apr 02, 2014 7:51 am

Finally, I get to talk about a project that I've been sitting on for awhile! Ribbons is a comic Kickstart, created by its writer, Justin Evans. If the Kickstart succeeds, I get to do the art chores. The tagline is this: What if Las Vegas was a battleground for souls ... and you just inherited a brothel?

Here is the link to the Kickstart page and will tell you plenty more about the Ribbons graphic novel. Including a video for folks who don't feel like reading at this very moment (but I would think folks who like comics tend to like to read! <g>)

The link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/851906653/ribbons

And now to tease you and hopefully entice you into backing said Kickstart, some art I've done for Ribbons!

Here is a mock up of the cover. I slapped down that type face just to show what I was thinking while I was working on it, just to show Justin that we could possibly put the title in the lower quadrant than the more traditional, up at the top. Not sure if that is going to stick yet. Justin liked it.
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Here is page 1 and example of the final product. I'm doing pencil with sorta digital washes to allow the pencil grit to come/seep through. Which I think is appropriate for a urban mystic noir vibe, yet still be readable.
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Next are pages 2 and 3 and these are just pencils and are a bit rough and sketchy (by design). These will go to finishes if the Kickstart gets Started!
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Re: Storn Art Reboot

Postby Storn » Thu Apr 24, 2014 9:20 am

First off, if you love comics and you haven't backed Ribbons, my possible modern mysticism noir series... you should.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/851906653/ribbons

I've got some cards and such to do, which I can't show until they are released. At which point, I always forget to post them (reminder to me, post some AEG L5r cards that just released soon!) But I do have some odds and ends of commissions and some doodles for a Storium game.

First up, another in Paul L's ongoing Vampire realm...

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Vampire and Victim

Next, another one of death tribble's commissions. This time it is Manta Ray (which has been used in other places). I tried to keep him aquatic, but obviously suit like and while the DC Manta Ray was to be referenced, it wasn't to be copied out right. I actually looked at a lot of pics of real manta rays while trying to design the costume. I liked how it turned out.
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Manta Ray

Next up was a duo commission. Don't do those very often and this was fun. Army Ant and Firefly. Very specific color choices asked for by the patron. And that AA was shorter. As a short guy myself, I was really happy to have such a heroic guy representing us vertically challenged folk.
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Army Ant and Firefly

Lastly, this was a doodle bust shot of My character in a scifi Storium game about space repo/bounty hunters. Storium is really a cool web based game system, very simple, very elegant that I am in the beta of and am supporting through Kickstarter. I'm really impressed. It uses cards to overcome challenges set by the Narrator (re: GM/DM) and the cards also determine who gets to narrate the outcome of the challenge.

If you haven't checked out Storium, you should, here is the kickstart link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/st ... lling-game

And here is my doodle of my character, Alton alMazeer, ex psi-op, reluctant bounty hunter.
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