Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Really Behind on Updates

Hey gang!

I'm super behind on updates so until I can get around to fixing this just swing by my DA page to save me a lot of effort. Thanks!

http://zatransis.deviantart.com

M!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

...I Was Aiming at a Rat


I really hope there are Giant Robo fans out there that get a kick out of this.

"DRAW YOUR FAV CHARACTERs DOME" started by Kizer http://kizer180.deviantart.com/journal/18968058/#journal

Really great idea. Now, I know I drew Alberto before but I didn't feel the original was very dynamic after doing some soul-searching I came up with a list of characters I wanted to do. It is...

Yotsuya (Maison Ikkoku)
Yusaku Godai (Maison Ikkoku)
Solid Snake (Metal Gear Solid series)
Psycho Mantis (Metal Gear Solid series)
Tetsugyu (Giant Robo)
Alberto (Giant Robo)

Batman would be in there but everyone does Batman.

It was hard to decide but I decided to go with my good ol' standby, Shocking Alberto of the Magnificent Ten. It is just all kinds of badass. Smart, powerful, and he has all the things that make a villain (sort of) super-entertaining.

Here is a vid of Alberto in action! http://youtube.com/watch?v=wQMcORvYcwA&feature=related


I think I have made my case. I hope everyone likes it!

M!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

The Goon



Heya!

Gotta love three-day-weekends, eh?

When I posted about my art block one of the suggestions was to draw The Goon. Evil (http://evildeadness.deviantart.com) suggested it, in fact. So here he is. This was a quick drawing... 30 min with all the photoshop post work. I later threw some colors on him.

The Goon was a great idea... so fun to draw! You may see more of him down the line.

M!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Mobster Vampires!


Yo ho ho!

A few journals ago I mentioned that one of the side projects I am working on is a game made by a friend of mine from work. That friend is Stephan Sherman, Programmer Extraordinaire. Some of you may know him from the 10th Muse Podcast and a strip club near you (nyah!).

When Stephan isn't programming for the kick-ass game Slipgate is making (that we still can't talk about) or discussing Videogame philosophies he is working his butt off on this game. It involves the Mob and Vampires. That is all I'll say!

These are the "Goon" and "Thug" classes in both human and vampire states.

This image was created differently than I normally do things. I just roughly sketched it then did the rest in Photoshop.

Enjoy!

M!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Oi, Rudie!


When I went to bed last night I wasn't happy with this. Made a bunch of changes and now I can live with myself again.

M!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Everday Gumshoe


So I got a little weird with this one...

In the middle of working on it I tried a couple things and then decided to try a couple more things... well, it ended up like this.

Fernando (http://fdiskart.deviantart.com/) mentioned in the B&W that his arm seemed a little pasted on. This color work certainly doesn't help that. I just wanted to address the fact that I completely ignored him... not intentionally though! I fully planned on doing a normal color of this and things got weird. Sorry, Fernando!


M!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

10th Muse Podcast!!!


Hey gang!

I have been the third host on something called the 10th Muse Podcast for a while now. I just forgot to mention it here, hehe. You can pick up episodes here: http://www.10thmusepodcast.com or on iTunes by searching for 10th muse podcast.

Started working on the 10th Muse Podcast's Website. None of it is up now and it looks pretty terrible but if you want to swing by and sign up for the forum that would be swell. When we have it all pretty I'll make a formal announcement.

M!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Dominance War III Entry




I think I will just eternally keep this blog months behind my DA page. Really gives me a sense of incompletion. I like that.

This is my entry for the last Dominance War. Didn't make the first cut but, Oh fucking well.

I have a good amount of work to catch up on so maybe I will actually do that this time.

M!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Tiny Fighter!


Hey hey hey!

This here is a character design I did for a game company a bit ago. I found the lines for this in a big pile of art and decided to color it up to take a break from Fersilvae (posting soon). Colors done in a few hours.

No story or anything with this guy. More or less just a chibi-esque, midget-like fighter-guy.

I just wanted to have fun with it. Hope it shows and I hope ya'll like it!

M!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Still Playing Catch Up!



Hey gang!

Here are a couple of pics I did not draw... but colored instead! The Bear is from Ryan "Frogbillgo" Hall and the second is from Sean "Cheeks" Galloway. Ryan is the gent who doodle the last Pirate picture I posted. Sean is... well he's Cheeks. I am sure you know Cheeks.

Original art coming soon!

M!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Ultimate Pirate Collaboration!!!


Holy cow!!!

First of all... I have yet to announce that one of my closest friends, Ryan Hall, is now on DeviantArt!!! We have been friends since early Middle School (we are 25/26 now) and basically grew up drawing together. BUT, this is the first collab we have done in about 8 years or so and it is the absolute first when one of use pencils and the other colors. Fun shit, eh?!

So he doodled this pirate and I HAD to get some colors on it. These are just rough pencils but I insisted. I even have some detail shots up if people want to check them out: http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y272/Zatransis/Junk/Pirate1.jpg http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y272/Zatransis/Junk/Pirate2.jpg

And don't forget to swing by Ryan's page right here! Now harass the hell outta him!

M!

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Zombie Zoo: Tiger!



Hey gang!

Here is the newest member of the Zombie Zoo clan... Tiger!

Hope ya dig!

M!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

That's right.... Naruto!


Well here is the colored version of this goon!

M!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Cheeks' Ruffians... Colored!


Hey gang!

Sean Galloway asked me to try some colors out on his Ruffians rough lines a while back and we finally got around to getting thing this together. The original can be seen here: Cheeks' Ruffians

Hope ya dig!

M!

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Some Guy from Some Manga... and Something Bizarre!


Decided to do some fanart for some random character on a manga I saw. I think he is pretty popular or something. His name is Blarunto or something. Yeah...



Ok....

So I have no reason for drawing any of this. I was staring at my new tattoo (which is all bombs... more on that soon) and wanted to doodle one... added a head.. added a body... shapes, shapes, and more shapes. Totally random. Hope you all dig him/it/this.

M!

Let's Color Some Old Stuff!


Let's take a trip ALL the way back to February 22nd of the '06. I doodled these at my podium (as loss prevention at a popular bookstore) with a ballpoint pen on the back of a couple police reports. >>> Demon Mask and The Chief

Now let's fast forward to now... No longer stuck in the doldrums of retail, now reveling in the freedom of the games industry, I just had to color something and didn't feel like drawing. So I decided to take a new approach to coloring and try it out on these guys. These images were done just with flat colors, then using only a white or black brush with the layer settings "Overlay" and "Soft Light" (two of my favorites).

I then went in and did a little gradient and some strategic deleting to get the rest of the effect (all the while only using overlay and soft light). So I guess that makes this description an impromptu tutorial of sorts. Albeit a pretty shoddy one, hehe.

Hope you get a kick outta 'em!

M!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Long Time, No Post!


Been a while since I updated the ol' bloggeroo.

This is a character I did for a design contest held by the astonishing Chamba and his Random Veus IP. I didn't win but I did come awfully close so that is cool. The character's name is Ether. He has a decent backstory but I will spare you here. If you want to catch it, check out my DA entry.

Thanks gang!

M!

Monday, January 28, 2008

An Apple a Day...


I work a little harder on this image than some of my recent work. Really wanted to "Turn it up" as they say. I hope everyone digs him!

Thanks!

M!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Zombie Zoo!



Here is Zombo the zombie monkey and Zombar the zombie polar bear. My buddy and I have this idea for a series of vinyl toys all based around a zoo infested with zombie animals but in a wacky, funny style. These are the only ones we got on paper. We have many, many more coming down the line. I don't know how much we will pursue this as it has been put on hold. Drew this a while back.

M!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

And So Enters Brick Walkway...


Two random things about this pic...

1. It started as me dicking around in Photoshop thinking I wasn't going to produce anything. I have a really bad habit of thinking I can just paint in PS without doing pencils first. I start to paint and then just hit a creative wall. I guess I can just think better on paper than on screen. Luckily this one turned out pretty nice.

2. Brick Walkway is a name I have wanted to use for about 5 years now. I think that could be the coolest, lamest, and then cool again name in the world.

SO... Imagine this as the part in the movie where after an hour of characters talking about the "legendary, but locked away in a fortress-prison, yet he is our only hope" hero is somehow freed from prison just in time to kick the shit out of the bad guy who is about to kill the main female lead... he turns to the camera and says... says.... Well, shit... I came up with Brick Walkway... What more do you want from me?!

M!