Tomorrow night I shall be uploading a huuuuge piece of art I started way back in September last year. It's called Spatulons vs. Phlovomites and it's the 'sequel' to Phlovomites vs. Spatulons which I did in 2005:
It's the biggest piece of art i've ever done, and I must have put hundreds of hours into it. I'm pretty excited to get it finished, because I love how it's turned out (basically a million times better than Phlovomites vs. Spatulons
) This one takes place on the planet Phlovos - the Spatulons are invading, probably as revenge for the Phlovomite invasion in the original artwork. One of the most interesting things about it is how much the two characters have evolved over the years, gradually changing... evolving... without me actually intending to do it.
So, back in 2004 after looking through (and thoroughly enjoying!) one of my old Where's Wally books, I thought to myself "Wow, i'd love to try and do something like this! But with ALIENS! HAHAHAA." And so, I started scribbling ideas... I wanted the two races to be an almost complete contrast - one race had to be a horrible race of WAR BEASTS and the other had to be a rather stupid, docile looking alien with big fat lips. And so the Phlovomites and Spatulons were born... behold, my original designs for the two aliens:
BY GOD SIR, they look HORRIFIC.
They look like the visual equivelant of a KICK UP THE ARSE.
BLURRGH. I ARE VOMIT. So anyway, as the years have gone by, these designs have evlovled gradually into something much better looking in my opinion. The Phlovomite, not so much... but the Spatulon has changed immensely. Take a look at a spatulon from "P vs. S" compared to a Spatulon in "S vs. P":
As you can see the snout has become shorter, the chin-strap on the helmet has been thrown out the window (mainly because it was too fiddly to draw, and it always seemed out of place) and they're shorter with a pot-belly. Much more appealing to look at
However, to be honest... one downside of the newer designs is that they've kinda lost the "RARRGH WAR BEAST" image a little.
On to Phlovomites...
They've evolved much less, but there are still a few obvious changes. The main difference is the lack of nostrils. There came a point where I just stopped drawing the nostrils altogether... they just seemed to look better without them. More streamilined, i guess
They also evolved a Jetpack, fairly recently. There was ONE phlovomite in the original picture with a jetpack (see if you can spot it
). I just thought, "If he can have one, why can't they all?" And so it happened. Also dropped the green warts - they didn't really do anything.
Well that's about it. Just thought it was pretty interesting... you may or may not feel the same way lolol
So keep an eye out sometime tomorrow night (probably fairly late on GMT) for the new artwork. I've put so much effort into it... hope it was worth it
One last thing. Can people please, please, please stop asking about Chapter 2 of the IQB. It will be ready when it's ready... just forget about it for the time being, and i'll make an announcement when I have a date for it. Here's a screenshot to keep you busy until then:
TL;DR: I've got piles.