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When I was in my teens I dreamt of being a concept artist and made so many designs. I never went through with it, cause life. I still hold that dream though and I hope I might one day prove my worth as one. I miss that wild imagination, so in that spirit I revisited and remade one of my many sci-fi designs: an alien predator living in an ecosystem of miles high lillypad like forests. I think I made the original one when I was 13 or 14. Captions for more info.
Details from my art for 'Redford Hollow', a mysterious setting in the 'Far Horizons Guide to Cults', a new ttrpg book with loads of interesting places and spooky things to use in your games! My art for this one was based on old woodblock prints, fun to use scratchy lines and limited colour. Here we see the mysterious ' Velvet Princes'...
i got a jacket to turn into this design and i still havent done it a year later so 😀
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