Sunday, March 30, 2014

Thesis/project Ochroia

Thesis/project Ochroia. I was influenced by conflict minerals and the dwindling resources of rare earths regarding production of electronics when coming up with an idea. A certain planet has a rumoured organic mineral called Xyarch that is based in myth.Mercenaries and mining corporations arrive on this planet to find and harvest this crystal tree, along with other minerals. Certain members of its population gain mysterious powers due to ingesting high concentration of this mineral in the water and food. The higher the contamination the better the chances, hence these often happen to be the peasants, though the rich have reprooduced these results in very controlled conditions. The catch is that members of the population regard the tree/crystals as objects of worship and attirbute these powers as being blessed, while researchers, the corporations and most of the upper crust suspect its due to an isolated factor. Three main factions are warring between letting the mining corps to continue their exacavation of the planet, reserving the use and sale of various minerals for themselves or to minimise and halt harvesting of the minerals. 

It was going to be medieval/sci fi genre, which really means steampunk, but it ran away with itself.

uploading more soon

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

life break

Life painting break.  Still need big shape focus... and one thing I had trouble with was adjusting edges  @___@

Back to work!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

finally completed the layout from before. It's a mini cutaway for the diy armory belonging to the scrapped faction. Need to find a better name for these things...

Friday, March 7, 2014

Hey guys! Thanks so very much for watching - but most of my work will be moving to tumblr here:

I'll still be updating here as a milestone type of thing to track my own progress. Otherwise, everything is on tumblr. :D