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I have read some really outstanding and excellent writings by members...I don't know if this has already been done someplace (if so, I have not found it)...I know that there are talented artists among our members...I would love to see some of their art works...both from advanced professional/semi-professional artists as well as the novice doodler/sketcher.

 

I am not an artist by any means, but I have done some amateur b/w pen & ink stuff for varied private usage!

 

Are there any out there who would like to display there work(s)?

 

I would really love to see them!

 

Paul (Catdancer)

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Well, I drew portraits of the characters from my Interface Zero 2.0 campaign a while back, along with kit-bashed minis.

 

Here are some of the kitbashes + portraits.

 

Bunraku Robotics Androids (based off of several quickie kitbashes I did with Reaper "dollies"):

 

 

 

 

bunraku_robotics_android_by_jordangreywo

 

 

 

And here are a few of the "dolly" conversions (Reaper #75004):

 

 

 

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One of the PCs was "Shiro, Street Samurai."  Originally, I was given the concept of "street samurai," and the player liked the idea of starting with the "Daniel Sterling" mini I had on hand, so I worked on a kitbash.  In the process of my painting the figure up, the player liked the white-and-grey (intermediate!) look of the underpainting, so that stuck.  And that led to "Shiro."

 

 

 

 

shiro__street_samurai_by_jordangreywolf-

 

 

 

 

The miniature kitbash (Daniel Sterling, Secret Agent of GUARD -- Reaper #50010):

 

 

 

daniel_sterling__street_samurai_by_jorda

 

 

 

 

...

 

Another character in the group was a cyber-doc (and "hobby sleuth") with a "retro" fetish, borrowing a bit from an idea lampooned in Futurama about how if we get far enough into the future, the 20th and 21st centuries are going to be portrayed in popular culture as one big anachronistic mish-mash.  (1920s vs. 2020s?  Bah, MINOR differences -- it's all in the PAST anyway.)  The character likes to wear old-styled apparel and takes on a "gumshoe" look, and even has "retro" styled technology ... such as a physical datapad that he actually TOUCHES for an interface, rather than just relying on the cybernetic brain-"TAPs" that are all the rage in the future, and which uses outdated holotech rather than just using a TAP optical overlay, etc., etc.

 

Portrait:

 

 

 

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Kitbash Mini (Max Decker, Private Eye -- Reaper #50051)

 

 

 

max_decker__futuristic_private_eye_by_jo

 

 

 

 

...

 

And then there was an NPC tag-along rescued by the PCs at one point, who survived long enough to warrant his proper place in the group.  ("Murray" -- an obscure "Monkey Island" reference.)  He was based on a "skelebot" -- or a "cyber reaver" model -- which I had in large quantity on the asteroid mining base where the action took place.  My setting is a bit apocryphal for Interface Zero 2.0, once things got hammered out, but I was making stuff up while it was still in beta and details of how things went on in space were still largely mushy.  One thing I assumed is that life in space is HARD, and that there's a lot of pressure on asteroid miners to "augment" themselves -- even to the point of going through full-body cyborg conversions.  One of the more popular models consists of a cybernetic frame that can be covered in "synth-flesh" exterior ... but that many of the miners simply don't bother with the hard-to-maintain physical facades.  After all, in this far-flung future, "hyper-reality" is such an everyday part of people's lives (and they think nothing of plugging their cyber-brains into shared networks) that they rely primarily upon VR avatars, or even hyper-real "overlays" -- which are a WHOLE lot cheaper than easily-damaged squishy fake flesh shells for their sturdy cybernetic frame bodies.

 

 

 

 

 

murray_the_skelebot_miner_by_jordangreyw

 

 

 

 

Of course, it was really just an excuse for me to have a bunch of creepy "skelebots" around, as I was aiming for more "sci-horror" than straight-up cyberpunk in this campaign anyway, especially once all the inevitable cyberbrain-hacking started happening.  (At the time, IZ 2.0 in beta test made it frightfully easy for hacker PCs to go around and brain-hack other characters -- technically including any non-hacker-focused fellow PCs -- and I thought that the general complacency of society in general toward this very real threat made for a great setup for an outright horror scenario.)

 

And then I could make use of the swarms of Cyber Reavers I'd picked up on clearance once things got really ugly:

 

 

 

cyber_reaver_horde_by_jordangreywolf-d5h

 

 

 

 

 

And then I had a couple of other PC portraits, but I don't have Reaper conversions to go along with them, alas.

 

First, the corporate "human resources optimization specialist" (inspired by George Clooney's character in "Up In The Air," only here it's in SPACE -- or at least on an asteroid mining colony):

 

 

 

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And then the "covert operations specialist" in his working gear, as we had a bit of a "cyber-zaibatsu" theme going on by this point:

 

 

 

interface_zero__cyber_ninja_by_jordangre

 

 

 

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I have a lot of pictures...here's a few http://s33.photobucket.com/user/Sirithiliel/library/Art

 

Windstone statues I painted before I started painting minis (the smallest dragon stands five inches tall. The biggest ones are a foot tall at least ) http://s33.photobucket.com/user/Sirithiliel/library/PYOs?sort=3&page=1

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Some great stuff in this thread... Siri, I particularly like your Yixianosaurus!

 

Before I started sculpting minis I used to do stuff for a few model horse businesses:

 

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...and I've had a few goes at doing paintings:

 

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But these days, I pretty much just sculpt miniatures.

 

 

 

 

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Well, I drew portraits of the characters from my Interface Zero 2.0 campaign a while back, along with kit-bashed minis.

 

That was you?!

 

My group played IZ2.0 and one of the downloadable PC template sheets featured some of that art!

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That was you?!

 

My group played IZ2.0 and one of the downloadable PC template sheets featured some of that art!

 

 

Yeah, that's me, though I owe a lot to Christopher Stadler, who is a photographer who knows a bunch of cosplayers, and has gotten permission from several of them to act as visual references for illustrations.  (Also, a lot of the Hirst Arts terrain I use as backdrops for my miniature pictures are cast and assembled by him, as he's much better at that sort of meticulous thing than I am.)  I'm no good at pulling even remotely realistic poses and proportions entirely out of my head.  I also used his cat, Pixel, as a reference for the domestic cat entry in the Savage Worlds Deluxe bestiary.  "Shiro" was his character from the IZ 2.0 campaign we ran.

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Last Friday I was having breakfast at about a quarter before four at IHOP and I had an index card, a pencil, and a ballpoint pen with me.  The French toast and side stuff that I ordered took long enough that this happened:

 

 

 

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I was pondering my long-neglected Lizardman Army at the time.

 

 

 

 

I sometimes dabble in graphic design.

 

 

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This was an avatar design, I was trying for a Aztec/Mayan looking Griffon's head, but still a Griffin (...cause it's a theme). All the black lines were originally 3-point circular arcs (joined together) drawn in a drafting program. The  Griffon's head is based on some complete Griffins carved on "The Blackstone Hotel, 1929". But I am not certain which city it was, There are Blackstone Hotel buildings in several cities.

 

 

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That was you?!

 

My group played IZ2.0 and one of the downloadable PC template sheets featured some of that art!

 

 

Yeah, that's me, though I owe a lot to Christopher Stadler, who is a photographer who knows a bunch of cosplayers, and has gotten permission from several of them to act as visual references for illustrations.  (Also, a lot of the Hirst Arts terrain I use as backdrops for my miniature pictures are cast and assembled by him, as he's much better at that sort of meticulous thing than I am.)  I'm no good at pulling even remotely realistic poses and proportions entirely out of my head.  I also used his cat, Pixel, as a reference for the domestic cat entry in the Savage Worlds Deluxe bestiary.  "Shiro" was his character from the IZ 2.0 campaign we ran.

 

The most my group contributed to IZ2.0 was in the KS campaign. We were in the second to last top tier (A-List shadow team), so we got extra goodies and our group (Task Force Harfang) is mentioned and now part of the setting itself.

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