Posts Tagged ‘create’

Gauntlet is something of a post-apocalyptic science fiction story that I have been working on for some time.  The first issue was one of my first forays into a full sized comic book, and although the story came across well, the artwork suffered, as I didnt plan my time for it well enough. For this, the second issue of the storyline, I planned my time much better, allowing for both traditional image making, full time for lettering and editing. All in all a much more successful venture, and a comic I am proud to call my own.

As such, I’m willing to share the full issue for multiple purposes. 1. showcasing what I can do, and 2. hopefully leading to more work in the comic field.

Will share the link to purchase the print volume shortly.

Gauntlet, issue 2.

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Some time ago I was hired by Run Amok Productions to create a number of quarter page, grayscale illustrations for an upcoming RPG book. Now that the book has been published, I can share both the images and the link for purchase. This is a D20 based book, so can be used with a number of games, predominantly D&D.

Alvaro Snegg & the Bellringer Brothers

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Alvaro Snegg is a formerly living spell caster, who died and became a creature that is composed almost entirely of writhing worms. His present form makes him nearly unbeatable in physical combat. A trait which the Bellringer’s, a pair of pit fighting champion brothers, have been using to their advantage.

Captain Ahbram and the Freebooters of the Cacophonous Chantey

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A ship containing a monstrous beast deep within it’s holds, teeming with a crew of deranged madmen, and Captained by a vicious cutthroat of the pirating seas.

Matsuyo and her Snow Yeti Twins

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Matusyo is the spirit of a deceased samurai warrioress, who is revered as a god of sorts by a pair of brutally loyal twin yeti sisters. The trio exist in the cold snow covered mountains, and guard their territory fiercely.

Boughbrother and the Satyr Slayers

Boughbrother   SatyrSlayers

Boughbrother is a treant who has been driven to maddened bloodlust by the intrusion of humans into his forests. Along with the merciless band of Satyr slayers, he preys upon any party misfortunate enough to have caused damage to his lands.

Definitely was a fun project to work on, with a company that I look forward to creating more images for in the future. If you are interested in either downloading a sample or of acquiring the full book, simply follow the enclosed link.

http://www.rpgnow.com/product/134511/Emergency-Villain-Collection

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Create Your World” 2014

Created this piece on Friday for a small local art contest at Williamsburg Artist and Craftsman Supply. The winner gets a nice new easel to take home with them, something I would definitely like to have as my pieces are starting to get bigger and leaning them against things in my house is getting tricky. So, to anyone who’d like to help out in that department, all you have to do is like the image on facebook in the competition page. Link is Here.

Also, if you havent already, would appreciate any and all likes/follows on my FB art page, James Groeling Art

Thanks all. More updates coming soon.

JG

In preparation for the Cedar Beach music and arts festival (long island, NY), I was asked by Parkside Fuel/Greenseal Weatherization to create a painting on one of their older oil tanks, from an image of their offices during a snowstorm.  So, in the interest of sharing some progress work with you. Here’s how it starts.

Client asks me if I can do something, I say yes. I do it, something goes wrong, I fix it, make it work.

So when they gave me a white tank to start on, I realized two things. first, it was rusting through the paint. two, it wasnt well primed. Picked up a coat of Rustoleum primer, problem solved, materials added to list.

Paint wasnt sticking as well to that surface as I’d hoped, so had to double up on coats for even the non dense patches. Solution, I’d have to really crank into this thing to finish it for the event. Here’s some pics. (click for larger version) Oh, and I was working on location in a corner of their graveled parking lot.

On its back, getting painting

standing, very rough start  coming together  top down look  Night, finishing up

In order to finish it, the last day I was there from about 7am-9pm. When I have a deadline, I do everything I can to make sure it gets finished for the client.

The next day, I arrived at the event to see the tank in daylight, Although there was one change, the sealant coat I used must have picked up some dust during the night, because there was a thin coat of white at the top area. It worked out well though as it added to the snow cloud effect. What artists like to call, a “Happy Accident”.

At the event

The client was really happy with how it turned out, people at the event stopped to look, and get information on the artist (this guy), and was a lot of fun. Also they hired me to do face painting at the event, which is normally not what I’d be doing, but the kids were great and I had a lot of fun making them look like butterflies, puppies, tigers, zombies, and various other things.

Overall, great experience, and they already mentioned they want me to do more work for them.

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So there is a company called KidRobot that makes these pretty fun little toys called Munny figures, blank white vinyl toys that you can sculpt on, paint on, draw on, cut, carve, etc. Since I’ve got a few of these (and some roseart color blanks) I’ve been playing around with different ideas for them.

This time I worked on a Foomi, which is a Munny with flame like head shape and a little tail. I like devils and demons for my art, so it was pretty much destined to happen.

Here’s a collection of shots. Some work in progress images, some collages of imagery, and a couple playful images… Cuz that’s how I roll.

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Buahahahahaha. Happy Halloween all. Yes I know this is a day late, but seeing as Halloween was effectively cancelled for a lot of us in NY, particularly those in NYC, I think it’s alright that I’m a touch behind on this. Enjoy.

JG out.