I Hunt the Dead


Years ago I created a character named Darken Visage.  He was a Hunter of the Dead, tracking down and dispatching vampires and other undead through a multiverse, that I never really figured out.  But it wasn’t uncommon for him to hunt down a vampire in 16th Century Italy on Monday, and then chase down a Lich on a Space Station orbiting Saturn on Tuesday.

Darken

He forever walks the line between cyberpunk street samurai and ancient wandering monk. This is one of the many character design piece I have done that I would like to take into a digital painting.

-TheGrav

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They Came as Three


Its been too long since I made a Sketch A Day post.  I have a new theme however, and what I have been doing recently is going through my old art works, and redoing the ones I want to update or redesign.

This is the first piece I decided to do, back when I was working on my BA in Illustration, we were given an assignment to take a series of one line chunks from a novel, and do a child/teenage level illustration that you might find in a book.  I did several thumbnail sketches, the image I chose will be the subject of a future post and is one of the illustrations I did that I wish to take forward and make into a digital painting.  This is just one of the thumbnails I decided I needed to work into a more finished piece.

Here is the original thumbnail:

As Three they Came Original Here is the reworked version, which I also am considering taking all the way to a finished painting.

As3theycameDecided to make it a bit darker, and hint more at what might be hidden beneath the robes.

-TheGrav

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City 7, The Future and Ghost Stories


About two and a half years ago I began writing a screenplay.  Over the the next 8 months it was turned into the 14 minute long Action/Horror movie: City 7.

It was a blast to make, and takes place in the world I began writing in several years ago when I still owned and ran Ravenhorde Studios.  As we went into filming we planned to continue the story line with other short films, and web series releases.  I had written the majority of the story that followed another HAVOC.  However during filming we kept getting asked the same questions by our cast and crew, and the idea behind “Ghost Stories: The Package” was born.

Over the last 3 months I have written a new story arc and screenplay based on the same world.  This time we have a personal story, no longer focused on a team, but a single highly trained man, and his trials and tribulations in the wasteland that America has become.  The focus now is to reveal more of the setting of City 7, exposing bits of the world and getting into the uncomfortable questions of “who, when and why”.

With a finalized script, we are officially moving into pre-production.  Gears shift and I become a Producer and organizer.  Responsible for raising money, designing props, costumes, and figuring out make-up direction.  Peter, our Director, and I are also looking at filming locations and contacting the community to raise awareness about our project.  We have taken a different path this time, and will be making a 12 and 14 episodes web series.  Be sure to follow our progress on our Facebook page, as well as visiting out Indiegogo Campaign to look over our awesome perks.

I also started a production blog via Tumblr, and will be updating Worldcrafter with the art/development side of the project.

-TheGrav

 

Making a Zombie movie…


As many of you know a few months ago… about 6 or so, a group of friends and I set out to make a zombie movie.  Picking the Action/Horror genre, not only seemed pretty damn fun but also got us into a spotlight inside the small film scene.  Ever since we started the project we have tried to chronicle whats been going on throughout the process through a series of Video Blogs on YouTube.

Being that this film is a side project it has dragged a bit, and our original release date passed us by.  However that doesn’t mean we have given up!  We are nearing the end of the road with our first project under the Digital Raven name, and we have already begun to talk about out next few projects.  Here are both our trailers, and hopefully we will be able to make our new deadline which is to release by the end of the month!

One.

[youtube:http://youtu.be/j9O9CB18YzQ%5D

And Trailer two.

[youtube:http://youtu.be/YpgnAnkHZc8%5D

Please check out our channel to see our other videos, get some cool sneak peeks, and of course to follow our future projects!

As we move into our next project, which is a reboot of an old StarCraft 2 Video, I will be following my custom, prop, and set design progress both on Worldcrafter.Wordpress.com and our Digital Raven YouTube Channel!

Please be sure to follow both!

-TheGrav