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Lord of Snazz by Altermentality
Lord of Snazz
A request from :iconcatcupcake:! This is the Lord of Games from Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts, all dressed up!

Requests are closed right now, it just took me a little while to get to this.
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Game Over by Altermentality
Game Over
Gruntilda from the Game Over sequence in Banjo-Kazooie. This was another request, and took me a while because it's not the kind of thing I normally draw. :P
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Klungo goesss out on teh town by Altermentality
Klungo goesss out on teh town
Another request! This time we get a dapper Klungo. (This is a character from the Banjo-Kazooie series of games, if you're confused!)

And the title is a reference to the game-within-a-game he created in Nuts & Bolts, "Hero Klungo savesss teh world"
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Blobbelda by Altermentality
Blobbelda
I've been taking some doodle requests at a Rareware forum to try out my new tablet pen and experiment with stuff in general. I'll be posting some of the better ones up here for those of you who miss my Banjo stuff. Here's one of the Winkybunion sisters from Banjo-Tooie!
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1) To actively improve my art, instead of just letting time do its work, by...
a) Looking up tutorials and practicing what they advise
b) Taking on art challenges and requests/commissions that push me out of my comfort zone
c) Simply drawing more

2) To participate more in art communities, by...
a) commenting more on the webcomics I enjoy
b) commenting more on deviantArt
c) seeking out new comics and new artists to follow and supporting them with publicity or money for kickstarters/patreons if I can afford it

1) is a resolution from last year, but like all my resolutions, I kind of let it fall by the wayside in the mire of 2014. The measly progress I made was to start this blog: courtneysartrefs.tumblr.com/ based on the advice of :icongrapplemace:. I just need to actually check in there and use it more! I'm rebooting this resolution in the hopes it turns out better.

I really want 2015 to be a great year for my art. It's going to NEED to be, as I attempt to make some kind of tribute for my favorite game's 20th anniversary later this year (Donkey Kong Country 2), and as we go through the prequel arc of The Fourth in the hopes to publish this story as a book. I'm still a busy person, but I'm attempting to increase my productivity in various ways - mainly by cutting back on social media - so I can squeeze in this extra practice and effort.

Hopefully that means you'll be seeing more submissions from me around these parts!
-Courtney
  • Mood: Artistic
  • Listening to: Pandora
  • Playing: Mario y Luigi

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Altermentality
Courtney Svatek
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
23 years old. Everything I can do with art is completely self-taught. My main project is The Fourth, a story webcomic that I create with my boyfriend: www.thefourthcomic.com When I get the chance, I also like to do a smattering of video game fanart. If you like what you see, I do commissions for pretty cheap! (Look here: altermentality.deviantart.com/… )

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:iconsgt-seriousweldar407:
Hey
hello?
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:iconaltermentality:
Altermentality Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello! Sorry I'm not around much anymore. What's up?
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:iconsgt-seriousweldar407:
Sgt-SeriousWeldar407 Featured By Owner 1 day ago
It's okay
Not much.
Just replaying some Donkey Kong 64
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:icondestiny-llama:
Destiny-Llama Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wolp, you remember how I asked you for webcomic advice a year ago? You probably don't. Well, I actually did it and started posting my webcomic on Comicfury. I just thought you'd like to know, since you gave me advice that helped me make it.
baskerville.thecomicseries.com… Here's the link in case you wanted to see it. Feel free to make a critique if you do. And thanks so much for encouraging me.

By the way, I really like the "A Lightfest Carol" page. Of course the First is in shadow. Of course.
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Altermentality Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure I remember! Awesome, I'll be sure to follow, and feel free to ask me for any tips along the way! I'm glad I could help =)

Yeah, it's not like he has something really shocking about his appearance or anything XD He looks like all the rest of them, with a ponytail and a unibrow. It just seems weird to reveal him before the actual story does...
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Destiny-Llama Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh thank you so much. It means actually a lot to me that you're willing to give me so much advice. You're kinda my webcomic-sempai, and I genuinely value your opinion.
and for goodness sake you're so nice to me

Oh well yeah. It's probably going to be unreveal. But I still enjoy the running gag. It's like, there's so much build up to him. It's just beautiful. And hilarious.
Actually, speaking of ponytails, Skarva might look cute in a ponytail. Hmm...
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:iconaltermentality:
Altermentality Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sometimes I draw him with his sidelocks tied back but this is a new one. :D I love it.

I've been enjoying your story so far, especially with the recommended listening!
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BlooperKoopa19 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014
Question: Which settings do you use for your textures?
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Altermentality Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
There are a few photoshop brushes I'm fond of, and I run certain bits of my coloring through the crosshatch filter (which sharpens it up and tends to up the contrast as well, making it a bit more visually interesting) and recently have been giving things a pass through the grain filter as well, which gives it a papery look. The effects are subtle and you don't want to overdo it (I use a low intensity setting on both). I can get the names of the brushes when I get home... I just know them by sight =P
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BlooperKoopa19 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015
Sorry for the late late reply lol. Do you have the brush name? :p
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