I recently came across a new mmorpg while searching for a game to play. Turned out I didnt really enjoy the game very much. Primarily because of some gameplay elements that just didn’t sit well with me. After some consideration, it is an indie mmo, made by a solo-developer afterall, I decided to write a review for the game.

Bashing some Minotaur faces in with my enchanted hammer.

My review was noticed by the developer and they got in touch with me about the review and the feedback I had provided, and I must admit, this action by the developer really changed my view of the game. I still thought it was pretty bland and boring, but the developer was geniuine in their communication, and I was convinced to put more time into it, and to help out with any feedback I could.

or visit this link https://store.steampowered.com/app/892510/Slay_Together/

After about a week of communicating back and forth, and airing my thoughts and game design ideas for the future of the game, I started seeing more and more potential. The developer would frequently, even daily, update me on the development progress, and I was even invited onto the test-server to give my thoughts on the current build.

Posing for a picture behind the dungeon entrance in one of the zones of Slay Together.

The company behind the Slay Together game is Owl Tribe Entertainment, and when they created a Patreon for monetizing and supporting their game, opportunity struck. I was asked to do the Patreon Supporter Graphics, and lo and behold, here they are!

Patreon Supporter Graphics for the Slay Together MMO

I created the graphics with the vector program Affinity Designer. It has been my go-to vector art program for the past couple of years. I find it much more user friendly and can work a lot faster with Affinity Designer than I ever could with Adobe Illustrator. The fact that Affinity Designer has a one-time fee, as opposed to the subscription-based model that Adobe runs, was also a huge factor in my switch over to the Affinity Platform.

It is a well known fact that I am a huge geek! πŸ™‚

 

I love everything related to super heroes and fantasy, and it is a major influence to me whenever I sit down and do creative work.

 

Lately I’ve been inspired by the concept of dual sided characters… Like the Man in the doorway who was really a demon… and I have continued along that path with my recent practice sessions in Adobe Illustrator.

 

The following works are born from my passion and joy of reading comic books and watching films… Marvel and Star Wars will always have a special place in my heart. πŸ™‚


 

Feel free to share these, or let me know in the comments if you recognize the characters πŸ˜‰

 

Following the path, made by the monster.

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The Power of the Dark Side.

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Fear is the path to the Dark Side.

Fear leads to Anger.

Anger leads to Hate.

Hate leads to Suffering.

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A lot more focus on using the Pen Tool and making curvy lines (and a little bit of laziness when I copy/reflected the wing and reused it at the opposite side )

Took roughly 1Β½ hour, looking at many different reference images and tattoos.

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You can get the shirts that I made with this image, right hereΒ at my spreadshirt shop

Hey All!

Yesterday’s practice session became today’s passive income! πŸ™‚

I turned it into a shirt design for my spreadshirt shop and ordered one for myself hehehe πŸ™‚

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If you’re curious to get one yourself, feel free to check it out hereΒ , it is a great way to dress in unique clothes while also supporting me so I can keep on doing what I do!

Feel free to post a comment and let me know what you think, or if you have any suggestions for shirts that you’d like to see πŸ™‚

I took a trip to Germany , more precisely the city of BrΓΌhl to visit the Tim Burton Exhibition… and it was faaaaantastic! πŸ™‚

It was really nice to see the artworks of Tim Burton up close and the various sculptures, his influences and his early years… And I also bought a book while I was there. The Art of Tim Buron, with over 1000 illustrations, many of them are foldout pages… Its friggin awesome! πŸ˜€

Here’s what I drew today. Heavily inspired by horror films like the Exorcist and vampire movies.. I call it “The Monster in the Doorway” … but after I drew it, I started to think about a phrase that I think is fitting for this image…

“Light reveals what lurks beneath the surface of the dark waters…”

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So yeah, Β I didnt get as much practice done during those days, and the days following the trip… But I am back and I am practicing my Adobe Illustrator skills again! πŸ™‚

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