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Numerals

Posted on May 9, 2014 in Discussion, Doodles/Sketches

Not much of a sketch today, I know, but I’ve had a numbering system in mind for at least a year. I’ve wanted the onderzites to use a counting system that isn’t base-10. Base-10 makes a lot of sense when you have 10 fingers, but it isn’t a super flexible number. You can divide it by 5 and 2, and that’s it. Have you ever...

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Cosmic Threads

Posted on Apr 10, 2014 in Character Concept/Design, Discussion, Doodles/Sketches

An important part of the Trichoplax project is the ability to “thread” to other planets. It is an instantaneous yet unpredictable method of travelling across the universe. Here is a quick rundown of the theory. The universe is teeming with invisible, intangible threads. They act as conduits for various types of energy, moving that energy...

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Who You Gonna Call?

Posted on Jun 28, 2013 in Discussion, Doodles/Sketches

My son requested a drawing of a puppy this morning. I started off thinking about what I wanted the puppy to be doing. About two years ago I was planning a series of experimental flash games based around a pug in a spacesuit. I was about to draw that character holding his helmet under his arm, but Ghostbusters popped into my mind. I was smiling at several...

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Pear Shaped

Posted on Jun 26, 2013 in Discussion, Doodles/Sketches

I wanted to give this┬ádesign another sketch. Here it is with a quick colour scheme. I kept the arm count to two this time, and I like it better. I might change the costume a bit because I am thinking of using a variation of this design for a grandfather/scientist character. If you’ve ever hung out with me and gotten me talking about...

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Owls and Thieves

Posted on Jun 14, 2013 in Discussion, Doodles/Sketches

Normally you think of owls as dignified. But what’s up with this guy’s expression? And why is he leaning to one side? I resisted adding sound effects. Yesterday afternoon I was working on some cover art for a book being written by another friend of mine who is an author. It took a bit of back and forth, but I get what style she is hoping for....

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