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Border Rain by AssasinMonkey

There's a great sense of kinetic intensity to this one thanks to the particle effects. One can easily imagine a storm of nearly invisib...

The first chill of November has finally hit Texas. It's nice. Pleasant weather, good for relaxing after a lot of recent rains.

I had a CAT scan done recently due to what felt like an injury that wasn't healing. Turns out it was starting to heal, but I'm glad I got the scan done for peace of mind reasons. Still, it's left me saddled with a mean hospital bill, which means I'm going to need (NEED) to start real commission work after Thanksgiving, and until then I'm doing two large commissions for friends.

So finally it's come to the point where I've got a real reason to pursue art as a second job. This is... strangely cool, in a way. Also concerning, but I finally feel like life has thrown me an adult problem to solve. And I'm confident I can do it, since at least part of my hospital bill has already been paid for due to aid programs.

More details about commissions after Thanksgiving. Until then, I'm leaving on a brief trip to visit my mother with my brother.

Sketch practice begins! After I pack up to leave. Any additional time I have for the next few months will be spent finalizing the edits on my Swordpony fanfiction, or drawing more for this:

'Which cactus?' by Wisdom-Thumbs

EDIT: I have updated and clarified the "Which Cactus?" scenario to make it fairer and easier for any of the first 10 comments to guess a solution. There are three correct answers that I have planned for, but there may be others that surprise me. This scenario can branch out down different paths depending on your choice(s).

If nobody provides a guess before November 30, 2016, I will post the scenario to MS Paint Adventures but continue to upload any drawings that proceed it.
 
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Current commission progress:

Short film art:
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Final drawing started

:icontim015: RED DRAGERNS:
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Final drawing started
  • Listening to: Heather Dale - "Hero"
  • Reading: n/a currently
  • Watching: do podcasts count?
  • Playing: Xbone broke...
  • Eating: lol no
  • Drinking: kek yes

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The first chill of November has finally hit Texas. It's nice. Pleasant weather, good for relaxing after a lot of recent rains.

I had a CAT scan done recently due to what felt like an injury that wasn't healing. Turns out it was starting to heal, but I'm glad I got the scan done for peace of mind reasons. Still, it's left me saddled with a mean hospital bill, which means I'm going to need (NEED) to start real commission work after Thanksgiving, and until then I'm doing two large commissions for friends.

So finally it's come to the point where I've got a real reason to pursue art as a second job. This is... strangely cool, in a way. Also concerning, but I finally feel like life has thrown me an adult problem to solve. And I'm confident I can do it, since at least part of my hospital bill has already been paid for due to aid programs.

More details about commissions after Thanksgiving. Until then, I'm leaving on a brief trip to visit my mother with my brother.

Sketch practice begins! After I pack up to leave. Any additional time I have for the next few months will be spent finalizing the edits on my Swordpony fanfiction, or drawing more for this:

'Which cactus?' by Wisdom-Thumbs

EDIT: I have updated and clarified the "Which Cactus?" scenario to make it fairer and easier for any of the first 10 comments to guess a solution. There are three correct answers that I have planned for, but there may be others that surprise me. This scenario can branch out down different paths depending on your choice(s).

If nobody provides a guess before November 30, 2016, I will post the scenario to MS Paint Adventures but continue to upload any drawings that proceed it.
 
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Current commission progress:

Short film art:
-
Final drawing started

:icontim015: RED DRAGERNS:
-
Final drawing started
  • Listening to: Heather Dale - "Hero"
  • Reading: n/a currently
  • Watching: do podcasts count?
  • Playing: Xbone broke...
  • Eating: lol no
  • Drinking: kek yes
Practice sketchdump - original art by Wisdom-Thumbs
Practice sketchdump - original art
Various heroes and legendary men from my fantasy world, which I hope to flesh out through webcomics and novels. A small amount of tree practice, too.

The guy in the bearskin shirt is a Velosian hunter who becomes invaluable in a steel-era war. The top row of sketches features other Velosians from the same war, arrayed along a ridge in formation with trees for cover.

The giant at top right and the "hoplite" fending off arrows at bottom center might be from the same era, and similar nations. Both eventually become myths.
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D-3 troop carrier with drones - Sketch Practice by Wisdom-Thumbs
D-3 troop carrier with drones - Sketch Practice
Presented here without its outer visible fields (manipular/shielding), the Pajarazul model troopcraft was created in Spania during the 24th century to assist the Jovian Conglomerate against the privateers of the Neptune-Uraine Compact. The Pajarazul was affectionately called the "D-3" for its ability to dock or land using any of three sides, like simple dice. In this drawing, the "bottom" is actually the only face that the D-3 cannot use to land, though it is capable of withdrawing its Gatling-type autocannon (50mm). This was the last instance Gatling-type weapons being employed in combat, and Jovian engineers would often remove the autocannon to install landing gear. The resulting customized Pajarazuls were called "Dee Fours" (D-4). In response, Spania developed and exported the "D-5" model, which featured heavier fore-mounted armaments, improved invisible fields (sensors/refraction/shielding), and the ability to land on its tail if both drones were deployed.

The Pajarazul's drones were some of the most effective combat platforms ever devised, as they were easy to upgrade, easy to replace, and their plata espectro "Misery cannons" proved to be overkill. Due to design constraints, these drones were asymmetrical so as to better fit the Pajarazul's slim profile. The standard D-3 could only carry two asymmetrical fighters, but with a few modifications they could be fitted with racks to carry a full complement of six. When mounted, the "asymms" were capable of boosting a Pajarazul's thrust and maneuverability by 26%.

After the 24th century, and the destruction of Uranus (along with many moons, damage to Mars, and the loss of Saturn's rings), it was generally accepted that space warfare was no longer viable. Most Pajarazul were stripped of their aftermarket upgrades and sold off by the millions. The threat of piracy was minimal, but fears of alien attacks were at an all time high while nearby star clusters were under exploration.

Ironically, these stripped down D-3s (pictured above) would find their way into the hands of vicious Orion pirates, many of whom were successful mutineers against the fading empire of Earth. These Orion raider fleets, though decentralized, faced little to no opposition due to Earth's anti-war policies, and were therefore free to rape far and wide. These predations ravaged the Pleiadian satellite territories most of all, but a heroic Pleiadian resistance eventually defeated them in a war that erased the Orion constellation from our skies. After almost three centuries, the last "Bluebird" Pajarazuls served as some of the most elite fighter wings in the Seven Fleets of the Pleiadian revolt, which fought (and nearly won) against a corrupt Kuiperterran Empire in the last great space war.

In the 29th century, less than a thousand Pajarazuls survive, and all have been stripped of their armaments. Their legacy, and that of their crews, still fires the public imagination after five centuries. The latest in hybrid fighter/dropship spacecraft are officially called "Bluejays" in tribute to the memories of those who so bravely fought (and fell) to bring an end to thieves.
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'Which cactus?' by Wisdom-Thumbs
'Which cactus?'
Private Vicky Leatherman knows she's pinned down. Any second now, that Velosian machine gunner is going to peek over (or around?!) her cover. All three of Vicky's teammates lie dead in a row at her heels, including her best friend Simon, their corporal, and their sergeant.

The Velosian ambushed her fireteam by shooting through the cactus over Vicky's head, which showered all around her. Vicky is certain the Velosian knows her exact position.

Only the fire support team of Vicky's squad has line of sight to help her, but Dustin (top of page) didn't understand her when she said "the one that looks like a frag grenade." Dustin is currently shooting directly over Vicky, but too high; he is shooting well above the enemy's cover. Vicky has a radio clipped to her collar, but using it requires her to take one hand off her rifle. She has two frag grenades and two smoke grenades left, but throwing one requires both hands.
Vicky's rifle contains a full magazine.

Vicky's fate will be decided in the next two seconds.


EDIT: updated the art to clarify the scenario, and make it more fair.

The first ten comments have a shot at deciding Vicky's fate. I will choose whichever comment is the "most" correct. After some consideration, I've decided this is the fairest way to proceed. You must specify which action you want Vicky to take, and it must pertain to the scenario presented in this drawing. Any action that Vicky could possibly attempt within human limits is fair game.

If no action is decided before November 30, 2016, this scenario will be passed on to MS Paint Adventures.

If you have any questions pertaining to the scenario, I will reply to your comment in as much detail as Vicky knows. You may then provide a solution to the scenario in reply to my reply, provided you made one of the first ten comments on this deviation.

All criticisms welcomed and encouraged. Especially tough criticism.
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HEEEWW JAAAAAWWWWWWWN by Wisdom-Thumbs
HEEEWW JAAAAAWWWWWWWN
At the suggestion of a friend, I drew myself in a style similar to that of the Japanese manga artist Hirohiko Araki. It's a long story. Don't ask. If you do, a wall of text will fall upon you. Let's just say it was... a Bizarre Adventure.

In other news, what are foreshortening? Hurr durr I don't know, how are fabric moves? These are questions that are elude the me
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Hugh-John
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Turns out this plz looks just like me: :iconcrybabyplz:

Hey there, I live on a farm in hot, hot, hot Texas, and in my spare time I'm the embodiment of sloth. We own cows. And tractors. Ugh.

I grew up on Calvin & Hobbes, graduated to Gears of War, found delight in just about everything fictional, and (fair warning) I just so happen to like My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. I've introduced my kid brother to all of these, and while he thinks Pinkie Pie is just about the funniest thing ever, he much prefers chainsawing his way through Locust hordes. Proud of that kid.

As for what I do, I've been drawing since the day I could hold a pencil. I also write for *BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE IT*, and at the moment (decade?) I'm working on some fanfiction. One day I hope to start publishing novels and start my own low fantasy webcomic on the side.

Remember that if you don't like what you see, you can always look elsewhere.
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:iconskardart:
Skardart Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks 4 Fav :)
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Wisdom-Thumbs Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your models make me wish for more Locust War era Gears games! Great stuff.
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Skardart Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
yeah me too
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Gambargin Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2016
Hi Hugh! I wanted to say write thanks but ended up spending some time in your gallery to look at your very neat, detailed and very expressive works! sorry for returning this late but I really appreciate the time you took in commenting my works! :)

I am looking forward to learn more from your wonderful drawings!
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Wisdom-Thumbs Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Ok, I'm afraid I mostly just have MLP stuff up right now, but I'm glad to hear I had something to offer in return for how much I learned looking at your stuff.
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GeneralDurandal Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016
How are you?

Sorry for never really talking much.
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Wisdom-Thumbs Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm doing fine! Busy with various things, usually. Right now the rain has hit us so hard that I'm out of work!
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GeneralDurandal Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2016
I hope you got a boat in case it floods.
Or at least are in a safe spot where it can't get you bad.

Are you still working on your stories?
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Wisdom-Thumbs Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Indeed I am, if by "working" you mean "hobbling along."

Sorry for the late reply.
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Soundwave04 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2016
Brah...

Guess who's Xbox one connection to live failed?

On the one day we were meant to play...

On the last day of the Beta...

...

FML many, FML. >.<
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