Welp, I did do it, an attempt at a toothy helmed-knight in @witnesstheabsurd‘s style as an example of how it could translate to 3d!
As you can seem I have a long way to go when it comes to doing her awesome style justice, but I think it ain’t bad for a first try! And yes, I do plan to make a figure out of it, combined with some other things…
Early sketch. Armor of His Holy Order of Black Dragoons.
The Black Dragoons are an order dedicated to peacekeeping within the Sister Cities. They serve under the God-King Kayin as His palace guards, watching the palace grounds themselves as well as the surrounding township. Rarely do they foray outside of their specified patrol zones, and when they do, the journey is almost always deadly. The Black Dragons are sworn to guard Kayin, His generals, and His allies, and root out potential Heretics within the Holy Order. They view the mundane peacekeeping duties of the Azure Sentinels with an amused disdain, seeing it as beneath them.
(Before you ask, I am the one who commissioned it, and I did receive permission from the artist to print this shirt. I printed one for myself and one for a friend, so there are only two in existence. NO, YOU MAY NOT PRINT YOUR OWN, AND NO, I WILL NOT PRINT ONE FOR YOU.)
Let me tell you about this incredible artist. Her name is Unknown Kadath. She makes brilliant pieces, in a very unique and striking style. She has done at least 4 pieces for me so far, and I am in art heaven over here. I honestly can’t get enough of this goodness. Please check out here tumblr, and bask in the joy that is her work!
Seriously tho, as artists, we need to make like like it’s the 1940s and go all-in on telling these fascists that call themselves the “alt-right” to go fuck themselves.
Make the new equivalent to Der Feuehrer’s Face in Vocaloid, make vicious mockery videos like @hbomberguy where you show how stupid; and petty these internet silvershirts are; while at the same time talking about what we can do to stop them, draw your OCs giving activist tips tips or make posters of them kicking the shit out of “Alt-righters” AKA Nazis II: Electric Boogaloo
Be funny, be angry, be entertaining, be madcap and looney, but for the love of god don’t be subtle! Because now is not the tiem for subtlety!
How did you get into drawing monster/aliens and do you recommend any artists (besides your lovely self) to draw inspiration or are good examples to study from?
I started out by drawing dragons, wolves, and ghosts in 4th grade, then it all kinda ramped up when I began reading more about magic and monsters in novels and comics.
I got inspired! Plus with my childhood being full of monster/aliens/etc. I already had a love for non-human designs. I started drawing my own creatures and characters throughout early middle school and high school.
I do follow some artists who draw great monsters either all the time or sometimes! Here are some users: