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13th September 2014

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I call upon the powers of orekroarks to distract me and keep me sane during large commission projects.  IN specific Rajah… because I feel like I neglect the actual amount of feather he actually has, and his wings, because I always try to draw him without wings, and partially if not fully unfeathered because i want to utilize the actual shape of his body.  I’m not very good at combining all of those features into one creature and be able to see all of it.Anyways, a super doodle of Rajah curled up on a shady rocky spot to overlook something.  He’s very puffy, so it must be cold, or he’s on edge… or something.enjoy.

I call upon the powers of orekroarks to distract me and keep me sane during large commission projects.  
IN specific Rajah… because I feel like I neglect the actual amount of feather he actually has, and his wings, because I always try to draw him without wings, and partially if not fully unfeathered because i want to utilize the actual shape of his body.  I’m not very good at combining all of those features into one creature and be able to see all of it.
Anyways, a super doodle of Rajah curled up on a shady rocky spot to overlook something.  He’s very puffy, so it must be cold, or he’s on edge… or something.
enjoy.

Tagged: rajahorekroarkhupperch

11th September 2014

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This morning I had a dream that my orekroark character Rajah, was explaining to me the concept of exile suicide in his culture.  It was in my head strongly enough that I had to doodle some part of it.At any rate, the story is, that in Orekroark culture, those in packs or tribes who are deemed criminal or too dangerous to allow to stay in the pack are exiled.  Exiled members are stripped of their previous status and word is spread around the nearest territories what this individual has done.  They are not allowed to enter sacred grounds, and when they die they are not allowed to become part of any sacred grounds.  Many times these processes include a vicious fight that leaves the exile severely injured.  Most times, those who are injured and without a pack to help take care of them will die slow deaths or fall prey to predators.  Those that are more injured than others sometimes take their fate into their own hands.  An orekroark in exile may go in search of a larger predator that will steal them away quickly, give their bodies a purpose and leave nothing left to be mocked by the rest of their kind.  The preferred predator tends to be the Kalderdomp, as they never hesitate to deal a death blow instantly to a potential meal, and they will consume the entire body.  Exiles will gain the predators attention and then sit at attention with their heads up and away from their bodies.  This makes it easy for any large hungry animal to make a quick snap at their head or neck.  I…. felt really inclined to draw a near chomp on this handsome old fellow.  I’m not sure what he has done, but he accepts his death with bitterness.

This morning I had a dream that my orekroark character Rajah, was explaining to me the concept of exile suicide in his culture.  It was in my head strongly enough that I had to doodle some part of it.
At any rate, the story is, that in Orekroark culture, those in packs or tribes who are deemed criminal or too dangerous to allow to stay in the pack are exiled.  Exiled members are stripped of their previous status and word is spread around the nearest territories what this individual has done.  They are not allowed to enter sacred grounds, and when they die they are not allowed to become part of any sacred grounds.  Many times these processes include a vicious fight that leaves the exile severely injured.  Most times, those who are injured and without a pack to help take care of them will die slow deaths or fall prey to predators.  Those that are more injured than others sometimes take their fate into their own hands.  An orekroark in exile may go in search of a larger predator that will steal them away quickly, give their bodies a purpose and leave nothing left to be mocked by the rest of their kind.  The preferred predator tends to be the Kalderdomp, as they never hesitate to deal a death blow instantly to a potential meal, and they will consume the entire body.  Exiles will gain the predators attention and then sit at attention with their heads up and away from their bodies.  This makes it easy for any large hungry animal to make a quick snap at their head or neck.  
I…. felt really inclined to draw a near chomp on this handsome old fellow.  I’m not sure what he has done, but he accepts his death with bitterness.

Tagged: orekroarkhupkalderdompchomphe will die

7th September 2014

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I thought this guy deserved to be posted up on his own.  I never ink things, but a doodle that I had done at work during my breaks ended up carefully inked with a 003 micron.  This is probably the most detailed I have ever been with the distinct shape of the feathers on the head of an orekroark, and I am quite pleased with him.This would be a young male orekroark, quite possibly some sub island breed or mix tropic blood, with an extreme connected face curve.  A gentler, more subtle curve would be seen as exotic and beautiful according to the general orekroark culture.  But this fellow probably falls under weird, or over done.  Maybe he could be the standard for a pack tribe appearance.  I don’t know, he was fun to draw, and i quite adore the shape of his face, no matter how off the breed standard he is.I might color is laters

I thought this guy deserved to be posted up on his own.  I never ink things, but a doodle that I had done at work during my breaks ended up carefully inked with a 003 micron.  This is probably the most detailed I have ever been with the distinct shape of the feathers on the head of an orekroark, and I am quite pleased with him.
This would be a young male orekroark, quite possibly some sub island breed or mix tropic blood, with an extreme connected face curve.  A gentler, more subtle curve would be seen as exotic and beautiful according to the general orekroark culture.  But this fellow probably falls under weird, or over done.  Maybe he could be the standard for a pack tribe appearance.  I don’t know, he was fun to draw, and i quite adore the shape of his face, no matter how off the breed standard he is.

I might color is laters

Tagged: orekroarkhuprandomcurved head

3rd September 2014

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A tattoo design for someone.  They didn’t want me to skimp on my style, so I went full on.
Tattooist is going to hate me.

A tattoo design for someone.  They didn’t want me to skimp on my style, so I went full on.

Tattooist is going to hate me.

Tagged: Snakeskeletonboneskeletalkingsnakealbinotattoodesignscalesdetail

1st September 2014

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Sketch 9 of 10 for the short story mini commission set.  last one is a fighter.  resisting me all the way.

Sketch 9 of 10 for the short story mini commission set.  last one is a fighter.  resisting me all the way.

Tagged: shiptentaclesea monster

27th August 2014

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Page 3 of the experimental short story comic that follows a tribal woman through a troubling ordeal.It is a quick, sketchy, rough draw out of an idea I had that was meant to introduce a specific character of mine.  enjoy.

Page 3 of the experimental short story comic that follows a tribal woman through a troubling ordeal.
It is a quick, sketchy, rough draw out of an idea I had that was meant to introduce a specific character of mine.  enjoy.

Tagged: womannudetribalsacrificesneakdarkness

27th August 2014

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This creature popped up the other day after I stocked a certain item at work that inspired the body to this guy.  It turned out being a somewhat similar creature idea to the stone faced brok creature that I had drawn a long long time ago.  I figured they could be distant relatives in the animal world of Hup.Still working on the biology of these, but I love their faces.  Pitted Brok have strangely deep grooves on their pelvises, and although it looks like it could be detrimental, it doesn’t seem to hinder its ability to move and function.  Like several species on Hup, they have pits along their ribs that channel directly into the lungs for breathing, and in to another sack above the lungs for air to store for vibrations and calling to communicate to each other.  They have large bellow pouches in their throats where air can exit from the lungs or other sack, dwell for noise and exit a small nasal opening behind the cheek.  No air is taken in from the mouth.  Both the male and female broke have dramatic scaled crests on the back of their necks and head.  The only sexual dimorphism between them is the extended bony chin paddle found on the males, who are a little brighter in color.  These animals are known for their ability to travel over rough terrain, using their strong three toed feet over roots, rock, and even into trees given the proper path way.  Found in vast jungle and rain forest lands.  Pitted Brok are unsavory to most predators, because of their lean, tough meat and wicked kick.

This creature popped up the other day after I stocked a certain item at work that inspired the body to this guy.  It turned out being a somewhat similar creature idea to the stone faced brok creature that I had drawn a long long time ago.  I figured they could be distant relatives in the animal world of Hup.
Still working on the biology of these, but I love their faces.  Pitted Brok have strangely deep grooves on their pelvises, and although it looks like it could be detrimental, it doesn’t seem to hinder its ability to move and function.  Like several species on Hup, they have pits along their ribs that channel directly into the lungs for breathing, and in to another sack above the lungs for air to store for vibrations and calling to communicate to each other.  They have large bellow pouches in their throats where air can exit from the lungs or other sack, dwell for noise and exit a small nasal opening behind the cheek.  No air is taken in from the mouth.  Both the male and female broke have dramatic scaled crests on the back of their necks and head.  The only sexual dimorphism between them is the extended bony chin paddle found on the males, who are a little brighter in color.  These animals are known for their ability to travel over rough terrain, using their strong three toed feet over roots, rock, and even into trees given the proper path way.  Found in vast jungle and rain forest lands.  Pitted Brok are unsavory to most predators, because of their lean, tough meat and wicked kick.

Tagged: pitted brokcreaturehoovescrestchin

27th August 2014

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One of those late night doodles that turned out real badly.  That’s what happens at three in the morning coming off of a booze buzz I guess.  I suppose, when I’m drawing something, I shouldn’t start with the wings first, else the body looks very out of proportioned.  oh well, might redraw later or something.

One of those late night doodles that turned out real badly.  That’s what happens at three in the morning coming off of a booze buzz I guess.  I suppose, when I’m drawing something, I shouldn’t start with the wings first, else the body looks very out of proportioned.  oh well, might redraw later or something.

Tagged: roarkflydrunk

18th August 2014

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Another mini commission of client’s sapient swamp creature.

Another mini commission of client’s sapient swamp creature.

Tagged: swampbeasty

13th August 2014

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scarlet-harlequin-sketchbook said: I had a dream with one of your drawings in it. It was one I don't think you've done before and drawn in pencil. It was an image of a gigantic Lock sitting/floating in the bevel of a canyon, just barely peeking up from the space and onto the flat plane. It was absolutely swarmed by smaller locks, like whales are swarmed and followed by small fishes. It had a very ominous and doom bringing feel to it. I wanted to ask you if you would draw a lock seen like it.

crispyfishsticks:

That sounds pretty intense and interesting.  Any idea who the big Lock might have been?  

I’m not sure. It was a big black lock, but I got a very disturbing feel from it in particular. It had white eyes instead of the usually seen yellow it seemed. It definitely wasn’t Ary..

I think, I recall that many of the locks surrounding it were slightly merged, or connected together in some way.  Some also may have been slightly off color, sort of like the scars on your crippled lock (I forget his name.)

Tagged: crispyfishstickslockdreams