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nickgod
04-21-2006, 06:44 AM
Hi there.
Here I`m goin to present to You the art for some of the units for my game Small Gods. The game is borwserbasedmmorpg, but unfortunatelly you wan`t be able to see it outside Bulgaria. (Maybe after month or two, because i doens`t have enough servers yet).

The whole game is a web site (It`s totaly free & i made the whole engine myself, yep it`s engine - php+ajax+flash & Actionscript, the source is about 10Mb). For now i`ve got more than 15 000 users and it`s maybe the biggest bbs in bulgarian. Unfortunatelly i still haven`t enough money to make the game worldwide available (not enough servers, not enough internet trafik). The game is turn-based and i work on it in my free time. The "cards" above are the "icons" for the units in the game. 10 of them are pretty classic - Elementals, Golems, Dragons. But the rest (total 34) are 100% from my imagination. I began the "cards" with the classic ones. After i finish all of them, i will see what I have as critique (I`ve posted them in more than 4-5 forums) and I will make some of them form scrach. So please be more "rude". Give back more critique!!

Thank You for your comments.

Some aditional info:
In this game you`re God. You have a "bodymorgue" with body parts, where you`re able to put together your god-creature. You have army, Special Monsters to hire (the cards which i make right now). You can cast magics and create/use potions...... and of`course you`re able to go to war with almost everybody... http://forums.sijun.com/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif)))

I will post you some screens soon. I promise! http://forums.sijun.com/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif))

The units are 34. And 9 of them are align specific (Good Align - 3 units, Neutral Align - 3 Units, Evil Align - 3 Units).

So let`s begin with the units:

Lesser Dragon

Work Resolution
http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/lesserdragon.jpg

Final Resolution
http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/lesserdragon_final.jpg

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Griffin

Work Resolution
http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/griffin.jpg

Final Resolution
http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/griffin_final.jpg

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nickgod
04-21-2006, 06:45 AM
Stone Golem

Work Resolution
http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/stonegolem.jpg

Final Resolution
http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/stonegolem_final.jpg

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Earth Elemental

Work Resolution
http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/earthelemental.jpg

Final Resolution
http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/earthelemental_final.jpg

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nickgod
04-21-2006, 06:46 AM
Lich King

Work Resolution
http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/lichking.jpg

Final Resolution
http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/lichking_final.jpg

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nickgod
04-21-2006, 06:46 AM
Fire Elemental

Work Resolution
http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/fireelemental.jpg

Final Resolution
http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/fireelemental_final.jpg

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Hell Spawn
Specific only for Align: Evil

WorkResolution
http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/hellspawn.jpg

Final Resolution
http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/hellspawn_final.jpg


PS. Please, excuse me for the multipost, but I was unable to post them in one thread.

Kilora
04-21-2006, 11:26 AM
These are really nice, quite rich. They would look really nice as a some cards. Hell spawn is my fav. Keep up the nice work.

cypherx
04-21-2006, 11:49 AM
I completely love these! You have quite a style going for you, very dark, sketchie, yet real looking. I'll be watching and whatnot!

nickgod
04-21-2006, 11:55 AM
The next one:

Putrid Beholder
Specific only for Align: Evil

http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/putridbeholder.jpg

Final Resolution
http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/putridbeholder_final.jpg

JTD
04-21-2006, 03:22 PM
I have no critiques but much praise for your art. It is brilliant!

nickgod
04-21-2006, 04:22 PM
Thank You JTD!!!

The unicorn took me a lot of time. In this case I even look at some references. But to make a horse/unicorn was pretty hard (why the good units are always so difficult to make.... :) )\

Unicorn
Specific only for Align: Good

http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/divineunicorn.jpg

Final Resolution
http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/divineunicorn_final.jpg

offbeatworlds
04-21-2006, 05:29 PM
Wow, I've never seen unicorn horns like that before. Really neat!

Beautiful sketches, I love your use of color and your style. Amazing work!

Simon
04-21-2006, 06:02 PM
These paintings are amazing. :)

Five stars, No crits to speak of.

jmBoekestein
04-21-2006, 10:06 PM
Found these over at ca earlier. Man amazing work! Putred beholder still my fave!!!

I hope you can get your game up and running for a bigger audience, these cards should certainly do the trick! :applause:

Miak
04-22-2006, 02:00 PM
Woah.. These look perfect! You've got a very very nice style.. The lesser dragon is beautiful! :D keep on the good work!

audit
04-22-2006, 03:41 PM
I've got to agree with everyone who's posted so far - the work is great and has a stunning aesthetic, very well executed. I'm amazed at your 'work resolutions'...how do you get so much detail with it so small??

You asked for 'rudeness', which, to be frank, won't happen, but I will say: fire-elemental, I can't really read the anatomy of this creature (question is, does it have one?). Also, I personally don't like the silhouette effect you've used for the distant leg/underbelly of the unicorn - it looks a bit too 'graphic', too simple, I can't imagine a lighting scenario which would give that effect...maybe just me though. Overall a outstanding series. Keep at it!

nickgod
04-25-2006, 12:01 PM
Wind Elemental
http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/windelemental.jpg

Final Resolution
http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/windelemental_final.jpg

xott
04-25-2006, 12:29 PM
WOW these are beautiful...I love the roughness that you've worked into all of the cards kind of like images coming from the deepest dwellings of imagination, although I have to admit that unicorn is astounding first i can imagine it did take a bit of time to meld your raw gritty style with a creature that embodies purity, light , grace, and has an over all smoothing feel... but you accomplished this, YAH...awsome Second I always LOVE to see someone take a Iconographic Idea that has been steriotyped and spin it just enough to create a new perspective or idea with out loseing the essence of the subject... way to go your rework of the unicorn horn is sweet... very fresh

I'm interested in your technical approch to these are you working in PS or painter, please elaborate

Keep up the amazing work

nickgod
04-26-2006, 08:35 AM
10X xott.

I`m using both programs: Photoshop & Painter :))

Some Changes:

Wind Elemental
http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/windelemental2.jpg

Final Resolution
http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/windelemental_final2.jpg

paperclip
04-26-2006, 08:45 AM
My favorite is the Lich King- he's like something between pirates of the caribbean zombie and lord of the rings army of the dead....great stuff!

Any chance of a step by step/tutorial of how you do your stuff? :love:

Mu
04-26-2006, 08:49 AM
wonderfully beautiful, coherent style, pleasant to look at and explore, really nice textures, excellent design.


*****

nickgod
04-26-2006, 09:48 AM
10X Mu

My favorite is the Lich King- he's like something between pirates of the caribbean zombie and lord of the rings army of the dead....great stuff!

Any chance of a step by step/tutorial of how you do your stuff? :love:

Yes, i will make something like a tutorial, but at the end with the last one.
There are still 24 characters more to go :P

nickgod
04-26-2006, 03:02 PM
Messiah
http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/messiah.jpg

Final Resolution
http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/messiah_final.jpg

Lamster
04-27-2006, 06:55 AM
Dude that sure is a creepy looking messiah.


Terence

Miyagu
04-27-2006, 09:40 AM
awesome work! :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

daimonos
04-27-2006, 10:38 AM
gorgeous work! there are really great qualities! i'm impressed by the roughness of your characters. so you even can "feel" the different characters! the sketchy and dark look is awesome!

can't stand to wait for your tutorial, keep on doing, man!

daimonos

nickgod
04-27-2006, 02:00 PM
Thank You!!!


Medusa

http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/medusa.jpg

Final Resolution
http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/medusa_final.jpg

warpy
04-28-2006, 04:52 AM
awesome cards, the only crit is that the background is recycled too much. some charactes definitely need their own atmosphere.

nickgod
05-03-2006, 03:37 PM
warpy - unfortunatelly the background must be the same for all :/

Black Deacon
Specific only for Align: Neutral

http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/blackdeacon.jpg

Final Resolution
http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/blackdeacon_final.jpg

nickgod
05-04-2006, 12:58 PM
Black Knight
Specific only for align: Neutral

http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/blackknight.jpg

Final Resolution
http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/blackknight_final.jpg

cypherx
05-04-2006, 01:03 PM
I am loving your Medusa. I love gorgons with a passion, and you did an excellent job. How in the WORLD do you get such details working at such a small res... anyhow, some more great work!

Dennispls
05-04-2006, 01:13 PM
love all your cards man great work and style

nickgod
05-04-2006, 03:12 PM
Cyclops

http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/cyclops.jpg

Final Resolution
http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/cyclops_final.jpg

nickgod
05-09-2006, 03:24 PM
Rotting One
Specific only for Align: Evil

http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/rottingone.jpg

Final Resolution
http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/rottingone_final.jpg

stuh505
05-09-2006, 04:04 PM
Nice stuff!!!


The black knight is AWESOME wish I could see it in large resolution

nickgod
05-10-2006, 01:37 PM
Swamp Beholder

http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/swampbeholder.jpg

Final Resolution
http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/swampbeholder_final.jpg

Icey
05-10-2006, 02:20 PM
I like your concepts and your card-like presentation! :) Are they for such things ?


wateing for an update!! :)

nickgod
05-10-2006, 02:33 PM
some update on the rotting one:

http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/rottingone2.jpg

Final Resolution
http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/rottingone_final2.jpg

Runecaster
05-10-2006, 03:05 PM
These are incredible, honestly. Top notch professional work :)

Defcombeta
05-11-2006, 02:36 AM
dark, disturbed and beautiful, solid work, the sense of rendered apart flesh is very lush and fluid. even the dryed husk of a corpse has a certain lime wash quality it.

john mac

nickgod
05-11-2006, 03:57 PM
Sucubus

http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/sucubus.jpg

Final Resolution
http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/sucubus_final.jpg

Iridyse
05-11-2006, 08:11 PM
This has to be some of the best work I've seen here. Great job!

Such a pity that they are so small though, I so wish I could see more detail . Or perhaps it's a good thing they're small, a larger version would probably make my head spin off and land elsewhere. These are so good!

*is greedy for more*

Tutorial please!

Iridyse
05-11-2006, 08:22 PM
This has to be some of the best work I've seen here. Great job!

Such a pity that they are so small though, I so wish I could see more detail . Or perhaps it's a good thing they're small, a larger version would probably make my head spin off and land elsewhere. These are so good!

*is greedy for more*

Tutorial please!

Sarford
05-12-2006, 01:07 AM
Very nice work, especialy the elementals.

Does remind me of the work of Simon Bisley. I wish I could paint so beautifully and freely :)

wow mate!

nickgod
05-12-2006, 06:13 AM
Thank You Sarford

hiiri - the last unit will be made stap by step as tutorial.

PS. I`m making again the Sucubus from scratch right now, because the last unit (Sucubus) for now is totaly crap - bad anatomy, no tits (excuse me for the language), too big hands and the face is like a boot. :)))))

enthombed
05-16-2006, 12:28 AM
Wow :eek: , damnit this is great, i like so much the cyclops and the black Knight, the lighthing and texturing is great in all this pieces, but i prefer the black knight and cyclops.

Cheers

nickgod
06-23-2006, 11:02 AM
Now I begin to repaint the Sucubus, because it`s pretty bad now. Till than:
Troglodyte

http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/troglodyte.jpg

Final Resolution
http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/troglodyte_final.jpg

Dianae
06-23-2006, 11:06 AM
Amazing work! Your use of colours, lighting and textures is pretty impressive!
This thread needs to be rated 5 stars!

enthombed
06-23-2006, 12:59 PM
Hey dude, great work here, man... your texture and lighting are awesome, really... we need add one more start to this thread.

Cheers


Icaro

nickgod
06-23-2006, 03:06 PM
Thank You Dianae & enthombed!

Here`s another one:

Brute

http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/brute.jpg

Final Resolution
http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/brute_final.jpg

p.lustig
06-23-2006, 03:27 PM
Damn, thats nice...
How could anyone help to bring this game to the WWW for everyone?

nickgod
06-27-2006, 12:32 PM
Archangel
Specific only for Align: Good

http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/archangel2.jpg

Final Resolution
http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/archangel2_final.jpg

Squibbit
06-27-2006, 01:47 PM
awesome :thumbsup:


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Dianae
06-27-2006, 02:04 PM
The 2 last ones are really great! You have a strong knowledge of anatomy! Excellent work once again :)

eilidh
06-27-2006, 10:20 PM
Brilliant work -- these cards look incredible. I'm very fond of this crossover between realistic and stylized you've gone for. And I'd definitely like to see one of them in progress so as to get a little insight in your techique -- I love the crispness you give to your images.
Keep it up!

Velinov
06-28-2006, 02:13 AM
Keep the good work, mate! It is brilliant up to now! :thumbsup:

nickgod
07-20-2006, 12:44 PM
Keep the good work, mate! It is brilliant up to now! :thumbsup:

10X Man, here is something new:

Red Dragon

http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/reddragon.jpg

Final Resolution
http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/reddragon_final.jpg

nabula
07-21-2006, 06:29 AM
i want your technique-w-superman~
5stars!i don't know what the standard of 5stars is,but i think that the golden 5stars is!

nickgod
07-21-2006, 07:27 AM
i want your technique-w-superman~
5stars!i don't know what the standard of 5stars is,but i think that the golden 5stars is!

Thank You! I appreciate it!!!
Here is something new:

Golden Dragon

http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/goldendragon2.jpg

Final Resolution
http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/goldendragon2_final.jpg

nickgod
07-25-2006, 07:31 AM
Anciant Dragon

http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/anciantdragon.jpg

Final Resolution
http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/anciantdragon_final.jpg

nickgod
08-07-2006, 01:57 PM
Some shots, during the wip...

http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/titan_progress_1.jpg
http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/titan_progress_2.jpg


Titan

http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/titan.jpg

Final Resolution
http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/titan_final.jpg

nickgod
03-12-2007, 03:01 PM
Gargantuan
http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/gargantuan.jpg

Final Resolution
http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/gargantuan_final.jpg

Digitalpaint
03-16-2007, 09:01 AM
Creepy stuff. Very nicely executed :thumbsup:

nickgod
03-16-2007, 09:47 AM
Creepy stuff. Very nicely executed :thumbsup:

Thank You :>

Noukah
03-16-2007, 10:48 AM
Amazing.

I love the texturing and the colors in these.
I especially liked the dragons and the unicorn.
You managed to depict the right anatomy of a horse aswell, thought that I shall mention that since you said that you find horses rather hard to paint.
Well done.
What kind of brushes do you use? (hm maybe you mentioned that before, then I must've missed that)

Lovely as said before, extremely inspiring :)

nickgod
03-16-2007, 10:55 AM
Hi Noukah (http://forums.cgsociety.org/member.php?u=219588), i don`t use special brushes, only the hard brush at 1-3px for fine detail :>
It happens sometimes - like for the "forest" on the Gargantuan - the tree brush has been made by a friend of mine (Soulsurvivor) an he proposed me the idea for making the Gargantan like this and made for me one overpaint :>

Arlekin
04-14-2007, 02:05 AM
5 stars from me...

I really liked some of the cards lichking was neat... etc just good work

arlekin is out...

nickgod
07-13-2007, 01:35 PM
Trehorn Elder
http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/treehornelder.jpg

Final Resolution
http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/treehornelder_final.jpg

Byren
07-13-2007, 07:52 PM
Wow!!! These are truly inspirational designs!

nickgod
07-15-2007, 10:03 AM
Wow!!! These are truly inspirational designs!

10X Byren :>

nickgod
07-18-2007, 08:36 AM
Sucubus (Redesign)

http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/sucubus2.jpg

Final Resolution
http://www.nstoyanov.com/sg/sucubus2_final.jpg

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