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Death Ink's MAKE IT as an artist by jouste
Death Ink's MAKE IT as an artist

Fan art for Death Ink’s game “MAKE IT as an Artist”.

The second that I could drink and see my fame diminish while I slept, I knew that I was home. I usually am pretty upbeat about art in general but recently got a bit glum. This game was pretty cathartic.

Check it out here!…

-jouste the drawbarian

Snowclaw 'Rassler by jouste
Snowclaw 'Rassler

A quick Snowclaw 'Rassler from the Viking Squad with a cool fish branded tattoo! Trimmed down the armor and tightened up the lines.

-jouste the drawbarian

The Skein Colossus by jouste
The Skein Colossus
The Skein! 

An order of enchanted knights tasked to take out dragons. When they’re out of dragons they start combining with each other through dueling or submission. Every victory transfers the flesh, armor, and experience of the loser onto the ever expanding bulk of the champion. That's why that one guy is so big.

-jouste the drawbarian
Penny from the Neckbolts by jouste
Penny from the Neckbolts
Another member of The Neckbolts.

Penny is a demonic goat girl and is kept out of sight in a cell. She can violently effect the outside world through her old TV and has a surprisingly kind spirit. The other members have no idea where she is held captive and neither does she.

-jouste the drawbarian
Loading... or Yaga Overwatch skin idea commish by jouste or Yaga Overwatch skin idea commish
An Overwatch skin idea that I was commissioned to do. A “” or “ Yaga” Witch House take on the character I had a lot of freedom to cram in my own ideas, it was fun to do!

The main focus was to get those chicken legs on that robot.

And just because it was mentioned, here's the custom gun keychain:

-jouste the drawbarian
Hey guys! 

Thanks to the great folks over at the Indie Mega Booth we'll be showing Viking Squad up this year at PAX Prime! 
We are super excited to get our game in front of people again, Pax East this year was great and the games gotten even better since then!
So if any of you guys are hitting up PAX Prime in Seattle this year it would be awesome if you could stop by and say hey! I'll be the bearded loud guy with the bandana showing off our Viking Brawler! Check out our quick look trailer below!

And here's a handy dandy map of finding us! We'll have 2 stations up so bring all your pals and get some Viking Squad done up during your awesome time at PAX!

Thanks a ton everyone! And just a quick note, we do Dev-streaming every Wednesday right here! as well as update our Dev-Blog right here, feel free to check it out if game development interests you at all! I've been with an independent game development team for about 3 years now and it's the best job I'll ever have. I'm always open to answer questions as well! have a good one and thanks for checking out our game!

-jouste the drawbarian
  • Listening to: Tobacco
  • Reading: Kurt Vonnegut
  • Watching: Rick and Morty
  • Playing: Android: Netrunner
  • Eating: sandwich
  • Drinking: Bourbon


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a fierce drawbarian from the frozen steppes of Canada! here to slay boredom and lay waste to lame ideas!

Current Residence: vancouver bc

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JemiDove Featured By Owner Edited Nov 18, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Hey jouste, what do you call the style of storytelling for Crypt of the NecroDancer's cutscenes? Motion...something? Illustrated film? Motion illustrated story? Animatic... ?Motion comic's the closest I can think of for the name, but I know it's not a comic.

I'm asking this because I'm planning to attempt the same style for my major project at college, so I need to know what it's called. ^^;

Also, how much time did you spend on drawing and "animating" the cutscenes?
jouste Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hey Jemi!

a "Motion Comic" is a pretty accurate way of describing it. A "Motion Graphic" or "Motion Storyboard" could work as well (just pick whichever sounds the best).

Drawing it didn't take too long ( I averaged about 2-3 hours eatch shot) but I was lucky enough to work with a friend of mine who animated all the images. He actually cuts trailers for a living as well as photography. That process takes a while and it depends on how many segments you can cut your stuff into. using a program like adobe after effects could help cover up some art with effects and stuff but I don't know too much about that. Hopefully you have access to some editing software to make it an easier piece. 

I really only created the raw images but I'm pretty quick and it was still a bunch of work so I suggest that pick a style that you can work efficiently and quickly in so you can prototype early and find out what works right away. Also keep the scope MANAGEABLE, don't go out of your way to make a crazy complicated story that you'll never finish when you can complete a smaller project with good polish.

a really great book on building shots is this one here… but idk what your time frame is like.

Either way, best of luck!

JemiDove Featured By Owner Edited Nov 19, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Hey, thank you so much for the in-depth reply and references!

My time frame's 3 months, and that includes concept sketches, multiple art direction proposals (the concept bit usually takes the first month based on my previous major projects), execution of other deliverables (we have to produce other deliverables aside from the main thing, like a brochure or website to promote it but I think I'll keep mine to simple promotional material like posters and postcards so I can spend more time polishing the main thing). 

And yes, I know how to use After Effects :)

Alright, I'll take your advice and try to keep my story managable! Thanks again!! :dummy:

Brutus-the-Destroyer Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
you are an amazing artist. all of your art is breath-taking!!
jouste Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
hey thanks for the kind words! appreciate you stopping by!
Brutus-the-Destroyer Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
C4rl0sD4n13l Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016
I know that this is a bit late but here it comes. Also, I am a bit short of personalized phrases for each birthdays, so I hope that this will be good for you.....:

Singing Singing Today's gonna be a-okSinging Singing 
Singing Singing 'Cause we're celebratin' your birthdaySinging Singing 
Singing Singing 
Singing Singing Happy birthday, JesseSinging Singing 
Singing Singing 
Singing Singing Celebratin' your birthday!Headbang! Headbang! Headbang! Headbang!
Airborne Airborne Airborne Airborne Airborne Airborne Airborne Airborne Airborne 

I wish you a Happy Birthday and that all your wishes of Birthday are accomplished. 

And remember, keep being cool and classy.
jouste Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
haha I shall! thanks so much for the big birthday wishes! <3
StarGamerWorld Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2016
Hello! Happy Birthday! :D :party: :cake:
jouste Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Hooray! Thank you!
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