Modern technology and the age of cat narcissism.

Hair of the Cat:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

All previous JDGAF comics available at the bottom of the comic page. HERE

(Note: My technological ineptitude struck again, thought I had set a timed post for this one,… not the case. So while this is a week later than intended, you are also getting a second JDGAF post right after this one, so, doubled up.)

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Spent a good portion of my evening tonight in the Microsoft offices in Times Square, NYC. I was Working with Zack of Royal N Games (go follow their Facebook and Twitter) to Promote the game we’ve been working on, Deathbot Derby. keep an eye out for the hashtag #TestYourMetal
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Long ago, disgruntled fans mourned the cancelation of their favorite robot fighting T.V. show, and took to the underground. Void of caution or regard for public safety, contenders began to build incredible machines of destruction and pit them against each other in one on one death matches. And so was born…
The DeathBot Derby!

In DeathBot Derby players build their bots using a quick card drafting mechanism and then face off in an ever changing arena. They will have to strategically move and attack their opponent to gain the tactical advantage. The winning DeathBot goes home a champion, and the loser goes back to the scrap heap they came from.

Deathbot Derby is in the last of it’s Beta stage as we are ironing out the final details, and will be running a kickstarter to fund the game in October of 2016. All in all tonight’s event was to share what we’ve been making with some gamers, and we were fortunate enough to have a lot of people swing by the booth to check it out, play, and have good times. The event had over 700 people in attendance, and so many various games ranging from board and card games, to mobile apps, and full on console and computer games, all from independent companies. The variety of options to play was incredible, but more so was the top quality of a lot of the games there. On top of that, almost every single person I saw there seemed to be happy and having a great time (gamers and the game creators), so definitely a successful evening. We may be doing another event with the Playcrafting group in October. (Be sure to follow Royal N Games on their social media pages for announcements regarding that)

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Zach showcasing some of the robot component cards to a new fan.

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James Groeling and Zach Connelly with the Deathbot Derby banner

More images from the event will be available on Royal N Games Facebook, so be sure you’re following, also keep an eye out for the earlybird access for the kickstarter campaign in October.

And that’s why little Cthulhus shouldn’t drink too much….. yuck.

Hair of the Cat:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

All previous JDGAF comics available at the bottom of the comic page. HERE

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Hungover Thules shouldn’t be drinking, However Little D is a devilish bartender and helps him along,….wait, who’s this?

Hair of the Cat:  1, 2, 3, 4, 5

All previous JDGAF comics available at the bottom of the comic page. HERE

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Zombie Mini Busts(Sculpture)

Posted: April 13, 2016 in Uncategorized

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After the mask sculpture, I was remembered how much I enjoy sculpting things, and decided I wanted to start my hand at playing with miniature pieces, but from scratch instead of just modifying pre-existing pieces. So, started knocking out a bunch of these mini busts, mostly to try out different approaches, but also, simply for the fun of making things.

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To get an idea of how small/large these are, here are a few unpainted ones next to a standard sized business card.

This is the selection of minis that I’ve made so far, will be adding to the count as I find more time. Mostly for now, polishing up skills, and will be using that for larger, more intricate sculptures.

First Ghoul Gal Trowel in the face JawLoss Unhinged PutridPontiff Sundried Zombie jesus Ghoulish Grin Roasted LumberJacked GreenMeanie Dat Fro Doh Tongue Mottled Mantail

Thanks for stopping in,

JG

Ready for the Bacchanal

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In October, I had finished my first mask making project after slowly working on it, a little at a time. Originally it had started as a simple sketch idea, that I picked up materials for and started, then got sidelined with life. As October rolled around, and I had some free time, I dove in and made sure that I devoted enough time to it that I would be able to finish it properly.

Materials/Process:

Started with a plaster mask from an art store. Immediately cut off the little rinky elastic strap, as well as the lower half of the face, as I wanted to be able to talk, eat, and drink with the mask on. Next step was to take wire mesh (wrapped around crumpled newspaper), and start forming the under structure of the horns. wiring the base of them into the pre-existing mask. Once the horn structure was about where I wanted them, flattened sheets of paperclay were drapped over the mesh, and sculpted into rudimentary horns. Ridges and smaller details were added later.

At a certain point I realized I wanted a darker look to it, and started cutting out the eye areas and the lower face using an Xacto, then wound up picking up a second mask to add the layered effect (also cut down). Some of the last lines on the face, and the trio of circles, were added by using Elmer’s glue to draw lines, and then building the layers up as each layer dried.

Then primed, and ready for paint. which was a solid basecoat of black spraypaint, followed by red and white, and some more black layering with sprays, before going in with brush to finish the small details and then sealing with a varnish coat.

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Shown with mini sculptures.

Coupled with some makeup effects underneath, and a nice suit and some props, turned out quite well.

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Viking: Character Design Challenge 2016

Just finished for a Viking character design contest on Facebook in this group.
(To go directly to the post and give a like/comment/share, go here).
Also, if you aren’t doing so already, be sure to follow my art page on there. JG Art on FB

Fun and relatively quick piece to put together.
The concept on this one was a Viking protector, and his young charge. The girl is the future queen, and as such, is both a child, and still armed and willing to fight.
Micron line work, with acrylic paint on watercolor paper.

Have a few different things in the works at the moment, so will be updating sporadically with new things. Check back soon.

~JG out.