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Re: Creativity Hour works thread

Post by c_nordlander » Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:52 pm

Thank you so much.
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Post by c_nordlander » Mon Jan 04, 2021 9:33 pm

Wasn't able to participate last Creativity on the valid excuse that I was stuck in Frankfurt overnight due to corona-related flight cancellations (don't worry, I'm safe and sound back in the United plague-pit again), so posting mine now. I decided to write lyrics (well, English lyrics) for the Animal Crossing song Go, K.K. Rider! In fairness, I've been mentally working on these lyrics for a while now, but I haven't written anything down until now.

I haven't been able to find who composed the music, but I'm going to guess Totaka Kazumi, since he seems to do most Animal Crossing music. Lyrics by Christina Nordlander.

3
2
1
GO!

(instrumental)

Hold on
We'll walk the wire
As long as you hold me tight

So long
We won't catch fire
If you won't let me ignite

We're going at the speed
We're flowing at the speed
We're slowing every speed
'Cause we're exploding at the speed
Of night!

We are on fire
And we're burning till we're merging!

(instrumental)

Out west
We'll see the sunset
We'll see the dark seeping through

Go west
We'll watch it un-set
We'll see its red turn to blue!

Each blur becomes a shine
Each dip becomes a mine
Each roar becomes a whine
And every star becomes a line
Of light!

We are on fire
And we're burning till we're merging
And we're burning till the ash
Will ride again!

So long
For I can't find you
If you're not pulling me right

Too long
I'm far behind you
I need your touch to ignite

Now I wonder if I dreamed
I wonder why it seemed
I wonder if we streamed
And caught that faint light as it gleamed
To night.
No gold or silver, coal's the only thing of worth to me
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Re: Creativity Hour works thread

Post by c_nordlander » Sun Jan 10, 2021 9:17 pm

Anyone remember "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream" by Harlan Ellison? A heartwarming story about five friends and their computer problems. Check it out some time, especially right before bedtime.

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Post by c_nordlander » Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:34 pm

Inspired by this song, I decided to draw evil slumlord regular Tom Nook.

Plot twist: he's gonna write you up for 500 bells for damaging li'l Timmy's bat with your bones.

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Post by c_nordlander » Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:04 pm

FuturAmong us. Might do more characters unless I get bored.

Bonus: a couple of alternative ideas for Fry's head.
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Post by c_nordlander » Sun Feb 07, 2021 9:03 pm

The villain from a tabletop RPG Pat DM'd for us once at the meet.

Captains of industry music intensifies.

Fun (?) fact: I originally wanted to give him a hard hat, for a "CEO hanging out on the factory floor with the common working man" vibe, but Wikipedia told me that modern hard hats weren't commercialised until a few years after the game was supposed to be set, so I gave him more era-appropriate plebeian headgear. Definitely couldn't stop myself from giving him anachronistically long hair, though.

EDIT: Tried to clean it up a bit.
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Post by Stretch_Dude » Sun Feb 14, 2021 8:56 pm

A quickie this week. Played the game Hades a ton since New Year's, and had an idea that summed up the gist of things.
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Post by c_nordlander » Sun Feb 14, 2021 9:07 pm

Very nice and looks on-model to me! Love the black eyes and laurel crowns (of course).

Started colouring my drawing of Tom and Timmy Nook from Animal Crossing. For reference, original art is here.
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Post by kaspired » Sun Feb 14, 2021 11:59 pm

I made 'deese!

I use Copic markers but Copic doesn't make any kind of container for their refill cartridges. So I told myself, "Self, yes you can." So I did.

Originally I started making these widgets a couple of years ago.

Copics Original version
Copics Original version

But lately Copic has revamped their cartridges. This is my latest gizmo.

Copics Version two
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Post by c_nordlander » Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:37 pm

Very nice and professional! Plus practical, if you're an artist.
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Post by c_nordlander » Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:04 pm

Just a prettyboy. Boring pose, but I wanted to learn to walk before I run.

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EDIT: Tried to fix his chin without giving him a big Chad jaw.
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Post by SirMustapha » Mon Feb 22, 2021 3:06 pm

I think I said most of what I had to say in chat. It's a good work with the pose and the anatomy, keeping in mind that "boring" poses aren't necessarily easier, so there's that. Someone noted that his right leg is a little thicker than the leg, and I think his feet (especially the right) should be more pointed forwards. On the other hand, you did a pretty good job with his left hand! Hands are always tricky to get right, even when they're not "doing" anything.
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Post by c_nordlander » Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:48 pm

You're totally right. *keeps that in mind for the next time* Glad to hear his hand looks all right! I drew it pretty much free hand (lol), so that's nice.
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Post by c_nordlander » Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:13 pm

A scene from the awesome text adventure Anchorhead. I read this very good illustrated Let's Play of it and was disappointed that the artist didn't illustrate what I thought was one of the coolest scenes in the game: when the protagonist is spying through a peephole on the mansion's library and sees her husband Michael, who's been Acting Weird(tm) lately, come in and stare up at the portrait of the family's sinister founder (the very portrait his wife is hiding behind) with "ugly, self-absorbed vanity."

I used the Let's Player's design for Michael because I really liked it, but tried to draw him in my own style.
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Post by c_nordlander » Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:20 pm

Still not finished, but here's what I've done on the colouring of that Joker and Sophie pic.

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