Esk + Griffia Commission Sheets

Find more information about Esk at: https://thosewhowentmissing.deviantart.com/

Find more information about Griffians at: https://bagbeans.deviantart.com/

So over the last 2 years I've been playing a lot of ARPGs on deviantart.com, which are Art Roleplaying Games.

What is an Art Roleplaying Game?
Well, it's a community built up around a species that has incorporated goals and rewards upon completing artwork of your character. So as you complete these goals you will earn experience points in one form or another which will unlock new features of the game, or upgrades for your character. 

Now, I know that this may sound like a strange concept to newcomers, how is it a game when you have to put in work to play it? Well, isn't it work that you put in when you spend hours questing in a video game? It's the same concept here, simply that the effort that goes in is storytelling and artwork which allows players to push their boundaries and develop their creativity as their character grows with them! 

I have thoroughly enjoyed my time playing these ARPGs, and I have definitely made leaps and bounds of progress in various art styles due to my participation in them. 

Now that I have gotten comfortable with these particular games, I wanted to offer specialty commissions specifically priced for each including several styles I do not offer elsewhere at this time. So I took into account my comfort zones, as well as how much time and stress any given type of commission entails and put forward a short price list for this year. Putting everything together on one nice neat sheet like this was extrememly satisfying, and I hope it makes everything very clear and straightforward for anyone looking to commission artwork of their Esk or Griffians. 

I have also made myself an ARPG page here on my website to give a quick overview of what an ARPG is as well as links to all the ones I am currently playing! Check it out, > HERE <

Reference Sheet - Shade the Evoloon

 2016 - Day 166 :
This is a minimalistic reference sheet for my newest character, Shade. She is an evoloon which is an open species pet/character (more info here).
The species is based on a mostly leonine skeleton with very flexible thumbs on all the feet. I loved the challenge of bringing this to life in my semi-realistic style since the original artist has a more playful and cute style. 
These critters 'evolve' or earn more traits through various challenges/goals, so I'm going to have fun developing this character. 

Species (c) Griffsnuff, Character (Shade) (c) me (darkmoondancer). 

Stream Overlay - Mertoth 3

2016 - Day 150: 
Here we finally are! I am super happy with this overlay and hope you all like it as much as I do. 

This image is of course heavily watermarked and the final version will have the circular black area, the inside of the crystal and the inside of the box on the scroll replaced with various windows and cameras relevant to the stream. And the book is going to have information on the characters that are currently playing! I am so excited, guys!!!

Now that this base is done we can take it into AfterEffects and apply some lighting and atmosphere effects to make it more interesting to look at while we stream Mertoth! 

Magical Item Design - Sword of Impotent Haste

2016 - Day 127:
Today I got to design a magical item that was discovered in a Mertoth game by one of our players.
As a little bonus to my blog-followers, I've also included the 'pristine' version of the sword (on the right outside of the box) which is where I started in my design process and then I added in all the damage, decay and rust until I was happy with the final result. Hope you like it!