Zeboyd Weekly Art! (1/9/2013): Nemissa, October, Cthulhu!

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Jan 092013

Hey everyone!

Sorry for the 2 week hiatus – the holidays are actually extremely busy for me with family in from all over; and then I had to spend the following week trying to make up some time working on the game maps.

I should be back on track with the weekly art article now though!

So this week I drew Nemissa from Soul Hackers and I’m sharing some cool art of October (CSTW) and mighty Cthulhu (also CSTW).

SMT Devil Summoner - Soul Hackers - Nemissa (Bill Stiernberg)

SMT Devil Summoner - Soul Hackers - Nemissa (Bill Stiernberg)

Nemissa, a female devil that suffers from amnesia, is the protagonist’s partner, key to the work the group is doing. Because she has no physical body herself, she inhabits Hitomi’s body. The instant Nemissa’s soul takes control Hitomi’s hair turns silver.  She’s selfish at first, but over the course of the game she begins to learn empathy.

In this pic I tried to avoid using too much detail in the clothing and face and coloring.  It may sound counter-intuitive but if you’re going for a clean, simple look as I was here, having too many folds in the clothing matched with too simple a drawing of the face, it can clash some. So here I tried to keep it consistent and fairly simple and I think it turned out well enough.

So Soul Hackers comes out for 3DS in April, I believe. It’s one of these really cool first person dungeon crawlers with random encounters. It was originally released in Japan on the Saturn in ’97, but with some upgrades the 3DS release should look and play pretty solid. As a spinoff of the Shin Megami Tensei franchise so it ought to have a following once it gets here.

Hope you like Nemissa! I should draw Hitomi next..

October, Cthulhu Saves the World (Katoons88 on DeviantArt)

October, Cthulhu Saves the World (Katoons88 on DeviantArt)

Here’s a really cool fan art of October from Cthulhu Saves the World by Katoons88 on DeviantArt.  It appears she did this as a commission for another fan of October.  She’s got a really clean, cartoony, colorful style to most of her art.  Anyway, October’s a really popular character from our games, so it’s fun to see more fan art of her!

Cthulhu Law (Postman6611 on DeviantArt)

Cthulhu Law (Postman6611 on DeviantArt)

So here’s another CSTW fan art!  I really enjoyed seeing this one.  It’s a sketch and inking on legal paper by Postman6611 on DeviantArt.  He seems well practiced at comic style sketching and inking, and it shows both on his DA page and this sketch.  He doesn’t often do color pics though but I still enjoyed seeing his gritty mighty Cthulhu sketch!

That it’s for this week, hope you enjoyed seeing the art article back in action.

Happy 2013 woooo!

-Bill Stiernberg (bill_at_zeboyd on twitter)

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