It's not on the date but I did the Inktober challenge for 2015 and it was all orekroarks! A different species each day.
I don't believe that this image is actually in my Portfolio, which is a shame, I forget. This was a large scale commission that was bought from me through several different orders on Fiverr instead of through one order over other means. It had a great sentimental value to the buyer. To me, it signified one of the most completed, detailed and expressive pieces that I've done for someone recently. It expressed the battle between people and their life's turmoils. It remains one of my favorites and reminds me that I'm not just a concept artist as much of my current work has been.
There's a lot of hidden concept art in my world that I should probably include to show to people. My own head worlds and stories usually only get personal attention, so much of it is overlooked until someone picks up my sketch books. Today I'll include some of the Hup creature concept and miscellaneous character concept art that fills my books.
My work for Raven Mckraken for Crypt, Curse of the Mummy has come to a close. I won't reveal the details of what it is being developed for yet, as that part of the project is not completed, but I can show the concept work that has been the base designs for the monsters featured in it.
The work that I have been doing for Author Guy Morant has come forth. The first book of Lucie Acamas is being sold as a French Kindle E-book on Amazon, available in hard copies if it becomes popular. The book itself is here http://www.amazon.com/Acamas-Compagnons-lOrdre-French-Edition-ebook/dp/B00R0DEXZS
Here is a bigger look at the final cover, Cover art illustrated by myself, with the cover designer being Alexander Von Ness.
Past entries here I have shown the final clean version of the image before cover design, as well as the alter design.
On the note of Lucie Acamas, Guy Morant has commissioned me for the second book as well. Cover design is still in the works, but the illustration on my end is complete. I'm looking forward to seeing what it looks like in the final stages!
Second book cover was background intensive, and no less intensive in the character detail. Blast to work on non the less. A variation of the cover included a red cloak on the creature instead of blue.
After a little bit of thinking, I've decided to keep Fiverr up and running. Some generous and project needing clients are really bumping up the work, and it is proving to be very valuable to my portfolio and my taxes. Big thank you to those who took a liking to my work, and allowed me to help them with projects. Returning people and those who have sought me outside of Fiverr have really amped up the game.
The only thing I don't appreciate about fiverr is that the website claims 20% of all revenue earned. Huge dock if you have a big order and put in a lot of work.
With a couple of small changes to the gig structure to allow for a more controlled commission range, I am now producing more efficient work for people.
Big gallery up load of all the recent ones.
My fiverr account is still up and running. And while I frequently forget to upload the artwork done for people anywhere, I have quite a collection, and the little moleskin I am drawing them in is become full. I am debating whether or not to continue doing fiverr work after the book is complete, or to start a new one and keep going. While its a great start for some people to get out and working, it is very very time intensive for very little reward, and I find myself struggling to balance miniature fiverr commissions on a time schedule while I have more important tax paying commissions on a tighter time schedule. With the later being more frequent now, I think I may just end Fiverr. It has taught me a great many things about clients, how I can deal with them and what rules I should adapt to when doing work for people. It also taught me what I really like and dislike in an illustrative situation.
At any rate, here are many of the images I have neglected to show. These are illustrations used for various things, from personal game use, like
I'm excited to call the commission for Morant's book completed with the online publishing of his book which can be found here..
called "Lucie Acamas".
The commission final had two images; a digitally colored book cover, and an in book illustration drawn in ball point pen, both illustrating scenes occurring within the book. I was very happy to be a part of this project, and especially excited to have my artwork in a book in the world.
Below are some of the concept trials used to get a feel of the characters and the book before the final images, and below them, the final chosen compositions and final images. The book cover was constructed by a cover designer, who added a filter over the colored image to better fit it to the title designs.
Welcome to the art page of the Scarlet Harlequin, Morgan Banks. I'm an illustrator working mostly in pencil and pen to achieve visual expressions of the worlds around us. On this page I will be showing the better highlights of my work through commissions done for others, and serious personal work.