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Stilt Walker by cobaltplasma Stilt Walker :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 168 14 Victory and Defeat by cobaltplasma Victory and Defeat :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 129 11 Mitosis by cobaltplasma Mitosis :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 207 12 Sothoss, Shadow King by cobaltplasma Sothoss, Shadow King :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 325 13 Akai Kenshi by cobaltplasma Akai Kenshi :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 242 13 Vexic Soldier by cobaltplasma Vexic Soldier :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 128 17 Vexic Stalker by cobaltplasma Vexic Stalker :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 164 9 Vexic Egg by cobaltplasma Vexic Egg :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 206 9 Dark Magic by cobaltplasma Dark Magic :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 262 20 Desolate Lands by cobaltplasma Desolate Lands :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 150 5 B2 Drone Prototype by cobaltplasma B2 Drone Prototype :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 161 11 Elf Queen by cobaltplasma Elf Queen :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 259 11 Ancient Magic by cobaltplasma Ancient Magic :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 245 16 Vexic Drone - Fields of Eleria by cobaltplasma Vexic Drone - Fields of Eleria :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 185 16 Innovative Aspirant // Ascension by cobaltplasma Innovative Aspirant // Ascension :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 160 9 Knight Doodle 042417 by cobaltplasma Knight Doodle 042417 :iconcobaltplasma:cobaltplasma 270 21

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Dark elementalist Lux by dutomaster Dark elementalist Lux :icondutomaster:dutomaster 2,058 21 X 23 by dutomaster X 23 :icondutomaster:dutomaster 1,641 36 Sage of Time (2015) by dutomaster Sage of Time (2015) :icondutomaster:dutomaster 1,174 19 Saber Bride by dutomaster Saber Bride :icondutomaster:dutomaster 549 8 Repair Drone by Nookiew Repair Drone :iconnookiew:Nookiew 260 3 [OW-Redesign] Phara by EdCid [OW-Redesign] Phara :iconedcid:EdCid 436 10 Warframe - Space clown by theDURRRRIAN Warframe - Space clown :iconthedurrrrian:theDURRRRIAN 1,537 29 i got yer rings right here by nebezial i got yer rings right here :iconnebezial:nebezial 2,416 415 161220 by masateru
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161220 :iconmasateru:masateru 438 2
warframe nyx by masateru warframe nyx :iconmasateru:masateru 707 7 warframe valkyr by masateru warframe valkyr :iconmasateru:masateru 564 12 Gun Doodle 3 by Hazzard65 Gun Doodle 3 :iconhazzard65:Hazzard65 158 4 Commission - Naaru and the Guardians by Kevin-Glint Commission - Naaru and the Guardians :iconkevin-glint:Kevin-Glint 1,774 98 The golden bikini: RPG comic by travisJhanson The golden bikini: RPG comic :icontravisjhanson:travisJhanson 229 45 BANSHEE SOPRANA by masateru BANSHEE SOPRANA :iconmasateru:masateru 627 12 Dragonlance by masateru Dragonlance :iconmasateru:masateru 1,024 16

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Stilt Walker
Photoshop CS6, 30min. spitpaint... I like little walker things, short legs, tall legs, whatever. I added the two spears at the last minute, literally, they're just a section of leg I lassoed off and duplicated, cleaned up a bit on the edging and then darkened it. Duplicated that and adjusted the angle and viola! Instant walking scout with a couple of means of defense; figured he could throw one and if that didn't deter his pursuer then he'd have one left to defend himself with.

He probably would have to come down on his own accord lest someone or something literally knock his legs out from under him...
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Mitosis
30min. spitpaint, Photoshop CS6. Wanted to do something more macro, less purely cellular :)

There's actually a third figure forming out of the mitosis, maybe some kind of mutant offshoot or possibly they just come in threes.
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Sothoss, Shadow King
Wanted to do a more poster-ish version of Sothoss, figured I'd give him another pass and clean up a few things and gussy him up a bit for his photoshoot. He's definitely much more 'shadow king' now I think..
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Akai Kenshi
Originally just a doodle, but I had some long-term plans to use it for my game in some fashion. The Red Moon looked like it needed an efficient little guy running around wreckin' havoc, so here we are.. cheap, efficient, and they get more powerful as more Red Moon minions show up nearby.
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  • Listening to: Game of Thrones OST by Ramin Djawadi
  • Reading: Ready Player One
  • Watching: Game of Thrones s1-4
  • Playing: Heroes of the Storm, Warframe (PS4)
  • Eating: Popcorn
  • Drinking: Strawberry guava lemonade
I'm swamped with work. Swamped. But not just art-related stuff, which I'm superduper grateful for, but my regular 9-to-5 with my family's business is going through some busy times, too.  All and all this means that sleep is kicked off to the side until the weekend and I feel like I'm in college again... only I'm a bit older now and not half as spry when I get 4hrs of sleep.. :)  You know how they say you should do things "for the love"?  I'm doing things for the love right now, it feels like exercise, like that almost acidic burn that's kind of good to feel from time to time.  The next couple months will be really crazy then things will slow down come fall... but December... whoo boy... that'll be a time to buckle down and Just Do It™.

I can't wait to get the art for my game done because then I can piece all the pieces together and start showing you folks what I'm working on.  A couple people have guessed correctly, it's actually not a terribly well-hidden secret lol, but yeah... it's fun, a bucket list kind of project that I'll be happy with completing whether it sells 2 copies or 2,000,000 copies.  Reviewing my personal projects list, I seem to gravtitate towards niche markets, like the iOS games I like to work on are turn-based RPGs, basically the smallest sliver of marketshare you can fight for in the App Store haha :D  This personal project is kind of along those lines, but it's fun and it'll be mine.

Well, we're over halfway done with June, I'm about 3 or 4 weeks behind schedule, but it's fine..things will get done, as they always have, and this is something I *will* finish this year and then.... insanity :)

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Aaron Nakahara
Artist | Digital Art
United States
Current Residence: Hawaii
deviantWEAR sizing preference: M
Favourite genre of music: Ambient-anything..or big soundtracks, Two Steps From Hell comes to mind.
Favourite photographer: Ansel Adams
Favourite style of art: Manga-Western hybrid
Operating System: Mac OSX 10.8 / Win7-64
MP3 player of choice: iPhone (harhar)
Shell of choice: bash
Wallpaper of choice: changes every day
Skin of choice: changes every... well no... tan?
Favourite cartoon character: Spike Spiegel
Personal Quote: "You can't win if you don't play"
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TheLivingBlade Featured By Owner May 17, 2017  New Deviant
Hi! I'm new, but I've been looking at all of your drawings, and the concepts are amazing, the Vexic creatures are probably the coolest thing I've seen in my short time of being a deviant, your and amazing artist, any tips?
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cobaltplasma Featured By Owner May 17, 2017   Digital Artist
Welcome to DA :)  Tips for art... Draw lots, study lots, draw more, but do it dilligently, don't just draw things you like and subjects you like, push yourself to go outside of your comfort zone, look, watch, observe your favorite artists and their favorite artists, see how they do things, what their strokes are like, analyze and learn. You must be diligent and purposeful in your pursuit of the craft, build a massively strong foundation that will give you the tools and muscle memory and experience to be able to execute any art style you desire. Sacrifice some of the short-term fun things for medium- and long-term goal building, but reward yourself from time to time..then get back to work.

Think about what you want to do, what you want to achieve and why you want to. Be honest with yourself. If art is a hobby then go nuts, do whatever you want heh..If you want it to be a career then you have to treat it as something to work towards, hard work, hours put in, sacrifice, diligence, focus, discipline.

Something like that :)
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TwinMiaou Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! I move from DeviantArt to ArtStation (less deviant and more art), do you have a profile on it? Or Tumlblr or Facebook otherwise?
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cobaltplasma Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017   Digital Artist
Hey hey :D I've been maintaining both, DA is less curated than my ArtStation profile, but you can check out my other pages here:

Artstation:
www.artstation.com/artist/coba…

Facebook page:
www.facebook.com/artofnakahara

Tumblr:
cobaltplasma.tumblr.com
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TwinMiaou Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks a lot!
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cobaltplasma Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2017   Digital Artist
You're most welcome :D
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MethusulaComics Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017
impressive gallery, mind if I add you to my watch list?
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cobaltplasma Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017   Digital Artist
Thank you kindly, I don't mind at all :D
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MethusulaComics Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2017
welcome :)
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AstaQte Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
You an amazing!!
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