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| November 15, 2011 | 1 Comment


| November 15, 2011 | 1 Comment


| November 9, 2011 | 2 Comments

Mutated dogs akin to my #6 and #5.

The dogs became huge and bulky and almost harmless. The dogs HEAR magic, and end up becoming as good as blind, and a drastic reduction in their ability to smell. The spiral figures appear around the head and on the tail, giving them a foo dog appearance.

Even though they gain tremendous size (some become as big as horses) they become so docile, that they will actually stand still and allow themselves to be mauled to death. Whether they don’t feel pain or simply have lost the will to retaliate is up to interpretation.

They pretty much eat magic and make pretty good foot or back rests depending on size. Guard dogs get replace with… oh, maybe horses become raving lunatics, we’ll see what comes next.


| November 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

An extension of what I tried to roughly set up in #5.

The cats were the next to mutate, and far more drastically than the birds. The eyes developed to such a degree that they could SEE magic, even so far as to expanding and warping the skull in the back. Spiral figures emerged on the coat, extending down the back and tail, and in extensions beneath the ears. The spirals become associated with the magic mutation when it is further seen in other animals, though their purpose is still unknown.

Mutated animals are able to eat magic, leading to why the eyes developed so dramatically. Unfortunately, cats apparently can’t “burn the magic off” so-to-speak. As they eat more and more, their tails become fat, so much so, that they might lose mobility (wealthy owners of mutated cats often let this happen and provide their pets with wheeled encasements just for the tails so mobility is not lost). Provided the animal survives long enough with the tail inflation, the chest area begins to swell with fat until the rib cage crushes and the animal dies. Unfortunately, the cats have a ravenous hunger for magic and cannot stop. This has led to wild felines being almost non-existent in the wild since they cannot control their hunger and die from eventually not being able to move at all. Domesticated felines are kept in almost constant states of pain, with spikes in collars or inserted into the skin, as pain seems to override the hunger.

Rough thoughts are rough.


| November 9, 2011 | 1 Comment

Humanized characters weren’t coming to mind very well, so I switched to beasties.

Some sort of birdies warped by magic. I was thinking it would be neat to create creatures that had been infected of sorts in a world that had just (and by just, maybe a few hundred years) been inundated with magic.

The birds changed first, but only slightly compared to the mutations that happened afterward, most likely because they migrate and move more than other creatures, minimizing prolonged exposure.


| November 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

A follow up to #2 and #3. Bad scan. But, this is really not what I was imagining, so it isn’t that concerning. The apprentice for Pestilence (parents were scientists studying viruses perhaps), or… well, Conquest. As I’m not sure which one she’s attached to, I can’t really give her a good design yet.


| November 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

A follow up to character #2. The apprentice to War. I knew I wanted her to be the youngest. Definitely a first iteration of her character.


| November 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

In a very extensive universe I’ve been fostering since elementary school, the four horseman exist within the infinite parallel dimensions. And they have apprentices. For some reason. The apprentices come from any point in time or place, and are basically granted a form of immortality and assist their chosen horsemen in their specified roles. I’ve had Death’s apprentice crafted for awhile now, and only knew that the other three would all be female.

This is Famine’s apprentice. Her daddy has some connection to the fast food industry. I loved Famine’s connection in that way within the book Good Omens, so I mimic it a little with this girl.


| November 9, 2011 | 1 Comment

Been keeping up relatively well, but get lazy when it comes to scanning. And these will probably all be sketchy pencil works…

2011 Challenger: Amanda Lien

| October 30, 2011 | 0 Comments


Amanda Lien here. I’m a 2D artist for a company that makes iOS games. Excited to give this ago and get some original artwork out on a daily basis!  //