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Something I created is a Patreon Page! Finally got off ma butt and sorted one out for myself!

For now this is mostly going to be a place where I chart the development of my class project / pen and paper RPG idea, LUCID but it'll also be a place to hopefully get some cool free stuff (and, later, ideally some even cooler paid stuff in an online store) with a strong focus on bits and bobs for RPGs (character portraits, tokens for Roll20, maps and one-page dungeons, that sort of thing).

It's going to be work in progress for a while until i figure out a good balance for everythign, but should anyone feel generous enough to support me at even the low tier to help build up some numbers (and help me pay my studio rent and Creative cloud subscription in the process!) that would be super

I was asked to illustrate some monsters for a Dungeons and Dragon setting and here's the first one I did. The monster is called a "Soul Snatcher" and the setting can be found here and the stats for the monsters is here.

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That's fantastic! Truly, professional quality!

Fedaykin98 wrote:

That's fantastic! Truly, professional quality!

Thank you so much

That's amazing! :O . Five thumbs up!

So, my first non-school related project for my Patreon account backers (and also for my own self indulgence!) is i'm putting together some illustrated 5e D&D spell-book pages that people can print out and then put together their own faux-spellbooks with.

Initially these are going to be for my own Arcane Trickster's spell-book, but then i'm going to expand from there and try to make as many as I can.

So, for everyone, I put together a quick blank version :

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...and the fully illustrated versions look something like this...

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I like it when people give their own unique twist on spells they cast, so I've included plenty of space to encourage players to describe how they use their material components, what words they speak as verbal components and also room to add some cosmetic changes to the way the spell looks (e.g. what your Spiritual weapon looks like, or whether your magic missiles are a thematically appropriate colour).

Also, here's a piece of artwork from LUCID, my (WIP) tabletop RPG project.

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(AGAIN with the mushrooms :D)

Um, those mushrooms are totally creeping on that nymph.

Eyeball mushrooms, what a fun idea!

BadKen wrote:

Um, those mushrooms are totally creeping on that nymph.

Get your mind out of the gutter! And while you are there, bring mine with you

hah.

So the context is, basically in the RPG i'm creating the players are going to be using future-tech to explore peoples dreams Inception style, using artificial "videogame" style avatars of their own devising, with a range of 'superpowers' (e.g. flight, in this case). Meanwhile, the dreams are - again, inception style, going to be wary of and eventually starting to fighting back against intruders who draw too much attention to themselves. (hence the nosy mushrooms :D)

This will be the opening full-page illustration for the character creation section, which i'm working on at the moment.

I didn't create the model, and I didn't technically build it, but I told a machine to make it for me then I put it all together!

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I put this in the game design thread too, but I finally finished the Tetris Clone tutorial I was working on:

Tetris Clone Game

Works on desktops, arrow keys for movement and rotation. Right shift to hold a piece for later.

I didn't create this but my good friend Carl who is SuperBlack here decided he wanted to update my logo/avatar. I love the way it came out. It's much more refined and flexible than before. He does awesome work.

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I am also toying with the idea of starting some kind of fitness gear company in the future as well so it may carry over like this:
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Oh, that's excellent.

nice!

Reminds me of the old Bauhaus band logo.

groan wrote:

I didn't create the model, and I didn't technically build it, but I told a machine to make it for me then I put it all together!

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My apologies, but what is it? A musical instrument of some kind?

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"Well, you're not wrong..."

Comfort zone? What's a comfort zone!?

(Trying some lino-printing just for the heck of it)

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I need something heavier to roll over the lino while printing, otherwise these didn't come out too bad.

If you can get a lawn roller and a flat piece of plywood, that's a good start.

pyxistyx wrote:

(Trying some lino-printing just for the heck of it)

Cool!

pyxistyx wrote:

I need something heavier to roll over the lino while printing, otherwise these didn't come out too bad.

The professor I took printmaking from in college was--at the time--doing 4'x8' wood cut prints (from plywood sheets) in his garage. He didn't have a press that could handle that size so he used a wooden spoon to do a rubbing transfer. Sadly that was long enough ago (late 90's) that I couldn't find any images to link.

That's a low tech (and labor intensive) way to deal with not having the correct press equipment, but it can lead to very interesting results based on how you execute the rubbing. Might not be the look you are going for, but I love the incredible diversity of printmaking methods out there.

I actually was serious about the lawn roller. Put water in it to add weight (or sand, if you are hardcore), then empty it for storage.

I know nothing about lino printing, but might a veneer or laminate roller serve?

(Lee Valley is not likely the best place for you to buy for shipping reasons, but it's the first place I thought to look for an example.)

Feels.... weird to post ANY kind of music thing. It's been 4 or 5 years since I've taken the time to record anything.
This is about 2 hours of work here - listening to the theme and noodling it out on the keyboard, then tracking each instrument. Nothing crazy, but wow am I feeling - happy to have done this.

https://soundcloud.com/ryan-zoso1701...

Not a picture, but there's a picture of the 3DS cover there?

Zoso1701 wrote:

Feels.... weird to post ANY kind of music thing. It's been 4 or 5 years since I've taken the time to record anything.
This is about 2 hours of work here - listening to the theme and noodling it out on the keyboard, then tracking each instrument. Nothing crazy, but wow am I feeling - happy to have done this.

https://soundcloud.com/ryan-zoso1701...

Not a picture, but there's a picture of the 3DS cover there?

Absolutely lovely, Zoso.

Thanks Fredrik. Hoping I can build momentum, get back into a groove. How I missed it.

oh yeah the spoon idea worked great! thanks!

much better results...

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working on some components I can scan in and turn into a map (border and compass rose)

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and then a few more prints of the first one too, much improved.

Beautiful! That compass-rose graphic is killer; it looks like a compass for many dimensions! (And just in general, I love the little artifacts that show up in relief prints.)