Who said cats don’t like water? Based on the prompt “rain” from my patron Bao. Also added a whole waterfall in the background, for good measure. 😼 I’ve always found rendering rain difficult - I’ve tried it once or twice before and usually it ends up barely visible unless I use weird shader and lighting tricks. Same here, but overall I think I’m happy with the progress I’ve made. Hope you agree!
3D Art — September 20, 2020
During the warband’s last visit to Lion’s Arch they came across a human merchant who sold tiny trees. Said they came from Cantha, but surely that can’t be right? In any case, Skarr decided they’re adorable (the trees, not the merchant) and had to buy one. Based on the prompt “garden” from my patron, the wonderful Coffee Kitten. Thank you for your support! 💙
3D Art — September 14, 2020
When my patron Tabra gave me the prompt “conquer” for this month, my first thought was some kind of battle scene, obviously. So I did an image search for inspiration, and the first thing that popped up was a famous poster featuring Arnie in front of a crowd… and I knew what I had to do.
3D Art — September 8, 2020
Bust sculpting commission for FuzzBear91 of their alien bear character, Rogan Bulwark. I’m always excited when I get to sculpt different kinds of creatures, and an alien bear was a fun new challenge for me. Hope you like him! Background image credit: Jamieson Murphy on Unsplash https://unsplash.com/photos/A4jsV4AW-Xg
3D Art — August 29, 2020
Terrible things lurk just beyond the horizon… but Kianga is ready for them. (I hope.) Scene for my patron Loki, based on the prompt “horizons”. I wanted to contrast the Drizzlewood landscape with a view of the Frost Citadel, which sadly does not work in the actual geography of the map. Luckily I can cheat! As always, I like to build my scenes around actual screenshots to make them fit better with the game world (and also because it sometimes saves me a lot of time, cough).
3D Art — August 11, 2020
Terrible things lurk just beyond the horizon… but Kianga is ready for them. (I hope.) Scene for my patron Loki, based on the prompt “horizons”. I wanted to contrast the Drizzlewood Coast landscape with a view of the Frost Citadel, which sadly does not work in the actual geography of the map. Luckily I can cheat! As always, I like to build my scenes around actual screenshots to make them fit better with the game world (and also because it sometimes saves me a lot of time, cough).
3D Art — August 11, 2020
“Frost Legion, bah! You think we need some creepy ice magic to look cool?” The United Legions threw one hell of a party after storming the Frost Citadel. There may have been some Blood Whiskey involved. (But honestly, I just wanted to recreate that pose they used in the trailer because it’s badass.)
3D Art — July 31, 2020
A quick experimental piece while I’m working on the next full-body sculpt. I wanted to do a back view of Kianga (because honestly I’m still proud how it turned out) and I was looking for an opportunity to use some new effect overlays I acquired recently. I think they work well here?
3D Art — June 30, 2020
Sculpted bust for Loki, as a gift for his friend Vae! I’ve sculpted charr with this face type before - multiple times actually, not surprising because that face is so handsome - but I try to find unique features each time. For Vae here we turned the spikes or horns on his eyebrows and chin into tufts of hair instead, making him look more soft and fluffy. Hope you like him!
3D Art — June 11, 2020
Sculpting commission for Umbra of their charr lady, Umbra Velvetpaw. Umbra asked me to give her a puppy-eyed look, and I tried! I still struggle with making charr look not angry when viewed from the front (maybe it’s all the teeth?) but I hope it turned out okay! 👀 It was a pleasure working on this charr lady - thank you for the commission! 🧡
3D Art — June 2, 2020
A birthday cake for my friend and guildmate, Gorfell Dreadfate! Can you guess where I got those strawberries? 🍓 Happy birthday Gorfell and stay awesome, Blood Brother! And if you’re craving strawberry chocolate cake now, I found this recipe: https://www.giverecipe.com/strawberry-chocolate-cake/
3D Art — May 19, 2020
Patreon reward for Loki, a sculpted bust of his friend Kazul Muddypaws. This was a fun project! I’ve never done this type of horns before, and if there’s one thing I love it’s adding metal parts to characters. I don’t know, it just feels so… charr. I hope you like it, and thank you Loki for your support! 🧡
3D Art — May 8, 2020
“Shh, I promised not to tell anyone…” I imagine this scene in the past, with Kianga as a cub stealing some strawberries - that’s why you only see his paw here. Although you’re never too old to steal strawberries, I guess? Thought I’d take a quick break from character sculpting. This is one of my favorite places in Ascalon: Anya’s hidden strawberry patch in Diessa Plateau. Such a peaceful spot.
3D Art — April 27, 2020
I found this art meme thing on Twitter and since I love playing with lighting I just couldn’t resist. Turned out more difficult than I thought! As for “favorite”, I’d say it depends on the scene but I do have a soft spot for colorful rim lights. Meme found here: https://twitter.com/kipkune/status/1251901204621406209?s=20
3D Art — April 21, 2020
There’s an old Blood Legion tradition: Gladia who seek another chance by fighting in the Ooze Pit sometimes visit the Blood Lagoon the night before, to throw away their most prized possession, leaving it for whoever finds it. Sometimes you can find treasure in that lagoon. Not the weapons, name tags, or other trinkets - but the charr who left them behind.
3D Art — April 17, 2020
“Given to young legionnaires when they graduate from the fahrar and take command of their warband.” Noticed this icon as I was following Ryland Steelcatcher’s Footsteps (the collection for the flamesaw) and thought this would make a nice little weekend project. Of course Kianga still has his badge!
3D Art — March 28, 2020
Textured sculpting commission for Mona Controlla of their beautiful charr lady. This took me a while… At first I had no idea how I was going to do those braids but with some texturing magic and the help of Substance Designer I think they turned out nicely? Overall I’m very happy with the result! Hope you like her, and thank you for the commission! 💜
3D Art — March 25, 2020
Sculpting and texture painting commission for Alec of Snackers the Charr. This may be the cutest charr I’ve had the pleasure of working on so far. And I’m totally not saying that because he’s got a similar face as my own warrior. Went for a realistic style again, and I’m very happy with the result. Hope you like him too!
3D Art — March 18, 2020
Sculpting & texture painting commission for Baothghalach of their charr, Quintilius Ripper. This was an interesting challenge. My previous sculpts were all based on screenshot references, but this time I used Bao’s art as the primary reference instead, and the info that Quint’s facial proportions are based on a jaguar. Bao asked me to paint him in my older simplified style, but I tried to add a little bit of shading and color variation too.
3D Art — March 17, 2020
Remember to use a real one when you need to blow off steam - your ‘bandmates will appreciate it. A simple stylized scene I’ve been working on between commissions this week. Most of the work here was figuring out the lighting and volumetrics (fog/steam), which is always my favorite part to do. I also wasted a bit of time trying to build a pipe system in the background to give the scene a more charr/industrial look, but eventually decided that it only added distraction and that the scene was better off without it.
3D Art — March 13, 2020
My first sculpting commission for Jineb of their charr Argos Khornyr from Guild Wars 2. The most detailed sculpt I’ve done so far. This will also be 3D printed as a 10 cm figure, so I’ve kept the detail on the horns exaggerated in the hopes that it will be visible in the print. I hope you like it, and thank you Jineb for the commission! 💗 Also check out the 3D printed version, painted by Jineb:
3D Art — March 10, 2020
My little weekend project! The most fun part of this was placing all the bolts on this beast of a tank - around 500 of them, and that’s just one half. I don’t envy the charr engineers who have to build these. (But damn is it worth it!) You can download the source files for this model as a JAGUAR-tier supporter on my Patreon!
3D Art — March 8, 2020
plavigmaz asked via Tumblr: “🎵 Pick a song and draw your OC to one of the lyrics - for Ark” Within Temptation - Stand My Ground Stand my ground, I won’t give in No more denying, I’ve gotta face it Won’t close my eyes and hide the truth inside If I don’t make it, someone else will Stand my ground (Lyrics written by Han’some, Daniel Gibson, Sharon J. den Adel, Robert Westerholt)
3D Art — March 2, 2020
Sidewinder30k asked via Tumblr: “🎵 Pick a song and draw your OC to one of the lyrics” Beating, bleeding heart First warband to last stand Horns, claws, fangs Bound by Blood The song’s a little obvious perhaps, but I felt like doing something fun and over the top. Hope you like it!
3D Art — February 27, 2020
Now he’s snarly and fluffy. Tried a more realistic style for this one, much closer to the original game texture. Hope you like it! First time I’ve used the new automatic UV unwrapping in Substance Painter: I just dropped my unedited sculpt into the app and it worked flawlessly - very cool. Also used my first Substance Designer material here to make a simple fur brush.
3D Art — February 17, 2020
Huh. I didn’t have a plan for this scene other than wanting to experiment with isometric perspective. It began as an outdoor scene in Grothmar Valley, then turned into an indoor scene in Blood Keep - I even made the triple bunk beds, but the room felt too cluttered. Eventually I arrived at this surreal floaty space thing. Don’t ask me what it means, but I kinda like it. Hope you do too.
3D Art — February 11, 2020
My first fully sculpted charr bust, of my ex-Olmakhan Blood Legion druid Jaom. There’s a lot more detail I could have worked on, but I’d rather finish this and get some more basic sculpting practice first. Just to be clear, the ice texture here is not sculpted - it’s a shader I’ve made for my practice sculpts, so they don’t look quite so boring even if they’re still a little low on detail.
3D Art — February 3, 2020
Motivational warrior is here to save another Monday! Say what you want about the whole Jormag thing, the Shiverpeaks are great for staying in shape: Take a quick jog through the mountains, watch an amazing sunrise, and be back just in time for breakfast. Fun fact: Charr anatomy was not made for push-ups. Not that they lack the strength, but their neck is so long that they’d constantly boop the ground with their nose.
3D Art — January 27, 2020
baomooshka asked via Tumblr: “What is storms favorite element? What is his favorite mix of elements? Does he have any favorite practices to hone his elemental powers?” Storm: “I’m a weaver, and that means I can’t play favorites with the elements—I have to keep them all in balance to be effective. Requires lots of practice and meditation. At least that’s the theory. But you know what? Efficiency isn’t everything. There’s a reason why both FIRE and FUN start with an F.
3D Art — January 24, 2020
Kianga just learned the hard way that you don’t start a water fight with an elementalist. They cheat. I just opened Blender and started playing with the fluid simulation features, and it somehow turned into this silly scene. No serious backstory behind it, just two charr having fun. Well, one of them more than the other…
3D Art — January 23, 2020
“When Kralkatorrik murdered Soul Warband, he made the mistake of leaving one survivor. General Soulkeeper did not rest until the dragon was dead and her warband was avenged. “Whoever did this made an even greater mistake: The Pact was Almorra’s new warband. We are still alive, and we are coming for you.”
3D Art — January 6, 2020
Kianga: “Storm, we need some fire.” Storm: “How much? Want an inferno, or maybe a cozy wildf—” Kianga: “It has to be green.” Storm: “… what?” Kianga: “It’s for Fenrar. It’s his favorite color.” Storm: “My fire isn’t green. I’d look like a necromancer!” Skarr: “Oi, what’s wrong with necromancers?” Storm: sigh… Just a little thank you for a guildmate because he’s awesome.
3D Art — November 13, 2019
And like last year, here’s a collage of every scene from this month. I’m very proud of some, less of others, but most of all I’m happy to have seen this through from start to finish. Last year I did every scene just in time, on the day it was posted and that was super stressful. This year I finished them a few days in advance, and I feel that helped a lot, both with my stress levels and (hopefully) with the quality of the scenes.
3D Art — November 1, 2019
“For a long time I was angry with her warband for not having her back when she was killed in that pointless bar fight, but in recent months I’ve come to realize that life is too short to waste our time with old grudges. It’s not helping her, it’s not helping them or me - time to move on. “Remember the past, but look to the future.” And this concludes this year’s Charrtober!
3D Art, Writing — October 31, 2019