These are sketches of a Desert Oasis city! They are of two different buildings that incorporate elements of the oasis into them. The first one has its own forest/garden oasis under it and is right next to the central lake. The second one is also on the holy lake and has stairs going right into it. These building are used for religious purposes and as a community gathering area.
These are some sketches that I did from reference that influenced the desert oasis' architecture.
These characters are mercenaries who use the desert oasis city for supplies and housing in between jobs and such. They are the Arabian Knights inspired by reading the Arabian Nights and looking at Arabian Nights Illustrated book. It's a really good book and can be found for pretty cheap on amazon! Anyways these characters are the Arabian Knights because they are a combination of inspiration from the Arabian nights/Arabian outfits and medieval knight armor! Hope you like them!
These are some of the weapons the Arabian Knight mercenaries use. These, like their armor, are inspired by Arabian/medieval weapons.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
This is another character that I designed for the same story as the Aztec Warrior (aka a rpg video game). He's an Arabian gunner! I went through a lot of different designs for him, from cartoony to more realistic but ended up somewhere in the middle! :D
More coming soon!
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Last weekend a bunch of my Illustrator buddies and I packed into a car and drove all the way down to Columbus Ohio for S.P.A.C.E. comic convention! S.P.A.C.E. is the midwest's largest exhibition of small press and creator owned comics. I was selling my new book along with an assortment of prints and sketches. It was a lot of fun hanging out with all the different artist and meeting a lot of new people! Thanks to everyone who stopped by!
The Planetary Plant Testing Unit (PPTU) was created to experiment on different plant life from other planets and look for new sources of medicine. This PPTU's focus is on tree plant life due to the large amount of different varieties of tree life on this planet. This PPTU was placed here over fifty years ago and a city has since formed around it. It first started out as just homes and shops for the people working at the testing unit but it has since then grown and expanded with new travelers and natives expanding their community.