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The Slay-Sayer

It's the very garish Slay-Slayer!

By winning combats and taking down foes he can foresee the future, making his next fights super easy!

I wanted to just make a super goofy warrior with crazy armor and weapons. been a bit since I've posted but happy New Year everybody!

-jouste the drawbarian

Knight of the Mourning

A Knight of the Mourning charges up his blade of grief at a popular cemetery. The remorse makes him strong!

The sadder and more abundant the energy is, the more powerful his blows are and the denser his blade becomes.

-jouste the drawbarian

The Cactroll
It's the Cactroll!

With enough cacti lashed to yourself, the pure agony eventually summons the agony birds that will sing you visions of the future.

-jouste the drawbarian
Neckbolts Cover: Penny

Another cover from The Neckbolts!

Here’s Penny’s nail polish, TV, and plate. Kept the palette pretty pop on this one.

-jouste the drawbarian

Neckbolts Cover: Gulch

Another cover image from The Neckbolts!

Here's Gulch, he needs fresh blood to activate his powers. I kept this image simple and just focused on his face-plate. Pretty gruesome for a hero!

-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


Artist | Professional | Digital Art
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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InterstellarLizard Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Your art is so nice!! I love it!! ^^
jouste Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  Professional Digital Artist
hey thanks so much for the kind words! I'll keep it up!
Urorem Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2016  New Deviant Professional Filmographer
Yo man! Neckbolts looks sick.
Is it available as a comic?
jouste Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
working on it! i really like drawing in their world so some stuff will be on the way!
Urorem Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2016  New Deviant Professional Filmographer
Excellent, keep us posted!
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!
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