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Destiny - Rise of Iron
Posted By Scott Hallett at 8/29/2016 12:06 PM

This piece was originally done for a cover contest for a magazine with an issue focused on the video game Destiny. I actually misread the deadline so I wasn't able to submit, but the point really was to focus on art again, and to celebrate a game I've spent quite a lot of time enjoying. Destiny is a great mix of FPS and MMO, without the big time commitments that other MMOs can have. It's also a game that's built up a fantastic community, who some members of which raised over half a million dollars for charity by streaming the game recently.

I was particularly proud of this piece; a good chunk of what I wanted to accomplish appeared on the page which is not always the case. I sometimes find myself just hoping for 'happy accidents' and not sticking to the script. That can sometimes result in great pieces, but not always push you to do more interesting things or to stick to your guns when it comes to the vision you had for something. As always, feedback is welcome.

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Tree Wolf
Posted By Scott Hallett at 6/03/2016 4:45 PM

Here's some more Copic marker work. I'm fairly confident in getting the grayscale marker work to translate in a scan, but it gets a bit muddle trying to bring the blues in. This particular color is very close to non-repo blue though, so perhaps that's the issue. At any rate, I'm really enjoying working with markers and hope to find a way to incorporate this with my Photoshop work more.

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Forest Demon
Posted By Scott Hallett at 5/15/2016 11:17 AM

I believe I may have posted this elsewhere, but not in a proper scan and not here on the blog. Some more Copic marker work. I enjoy the depth markers can give an ink drawing without having to go to a full blown rendering in Photoshop. There is something to be said for the subtlety of traditional media. I have some more of these to post up, and some more ideas on the way. Enjoy!

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Posted By Scott Hallett at 5/02/2016 11:59 AM

I had originally done this for a friend as a birthday present. He's a bid birder and this was one of his favourite birds. He got the original but not before I'd scanned it in. I've never really had much luck prior to this scanning markers but I found a great tutorial on how to clean up marker work for scanning.

I really need to do more to get artwork back up on the site more frequently. I have been having a killer creative block lately, and what work I have done can't be shared publicly at the moment. It's been a long time since I've drawn just for myself. I will be uploading some other marker work I've done shortly though, so there's that. Baby steps I suppose.

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Still Breathing
Posted By Scott Hallett at 2/22/2016 4:51 PM

Just a quick note to let everyone know life's thrown a few ringers my way over the past year, and while things are coming around and returning to normal my art output has not. I really hope to fix that soon, but I can't really promise anything at the moment. I hate the idea of this website sitting dormant for so long but that's been my reality. I have a few pieces I've completed, but haven't really even had the spare time to get them scanned and uploaded. I need to find a way to make all that a priority again, and hope to have more information soon.

Messing Around With Markers
Posted By Scott Hallett at 9/22/2015 2:56 PM

I picked up a set of Copic markers on sale, after some failed attempts at other brands. I have to say the hype around these markers is very justified. I didn't worry too much about fantastic, finished pieces. I just wanted something I could lay down some marker practice on. Life has been incredibly hectic with two awesome girls at home, and increased duties at work. Creating art has been difficult. I hope to change that soon, and will do my best to participate once again in Inktober this year, if anything on a weekly basis.

Here's my marker practice so far. My apologies for not having nice scanned pieces; pictures from my phone will have to do for now.

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Ghost King
Posted By Scott Hallett at 5/06/2015 5:17 PM

Dusting off the tablet and colouring up some of my Inktober drawings from Inktober 2014. My original plan had been to colour all the pieces I created for Inktober, but some of them just don't hold up after looking at them again. I'll probably colour a select few, and hopefully get back on track to producing new art soon. The beginning of 2015 has both both heart-breaking and amazing, but none of it conducive to art or free time.

The colour scheme was not what I thought I was starting out to use. I am trying to stay away from the 'safe' scheme I end up defaulting too. This has a bit of that, but I think I pushed myself out of my comfort zone at least a little bit. Just need to keep pushing it further.

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