Twas the day after Christmas, and from coast to coast, many creatures were stirring, but most won’t see this post 😛

Every year I make a present of Hippo Potter for my wife, she is after all my love and my life (I don’t mean to boast!)

A new Hippo from Potter,  Dumbledore adds to his pensieve, while Fawkes the Phoenix rests on his sleeve.

Merry Christmas to all, and a happy new year!  It was rough, but don’t fear, fill your heart with cheer…

& political reprieve!

First post for my new website!

Hope everyone likes it, I slaved over the design by myself for a couple weeks and it’s finally DONE! I’m so excited with how it’s turned out. In the process I learned a lot more about CSS, PHP, WordPress Themes, Plugins, and the joys and nightmares of the whole process. Pretty much everything that I used during the creation process didn’t work correctly the first time, and I constantly had to go into the code, find new plugins, search through piles of Tutorials, Forums, and FAQs… but it was all worth it! Way better than the last website, and I am proud of it.

That being said, I no longer will be using my old blog at Clarkillustrations.Wordpress.com, from here on out it’s all on this new blog which can easily be searched and navigated through the website. Feel free to browse around, and if you like what you see and need work done, contact me!

I’m gonna be a dad to the GRIM REAPER!

Seriously!
Look at my little Grim baby!

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=4039111768985&set=a.4039111728984.164260.1017500583&type=1&theater

and if you can’t see it     https://www.facebook.com/Stoskri  (may be down the timeline a little ways)

Also I swear I’ll post artwork again, I’m just coming on my last semester of school, have a pregnant wife, and am working CRAZY HARD on the end-game zone and boss of Miscrits with Chris Mendoza.  Patience sucks huh?
and if you’re interested the names we’re thinking of so far are Lyra for a girl and Ronin for a boy 🙂

Guess Whose Working on Apollo Nox…

I’ll give you a hint, his name is Chris.
Heh, see it’s funny cuz I’m working on Nox and I’m Chris, but there’s also another Chris too working on… Nox… and… well it seemed funny at the time!
Anyways, Chris Mendoza and I (Chris Clark) are making THE MOST BAD-ASSED MISCRITS BOSS YOU HAVE EVA SEEN BAAAH!!!!
www.Miscrits.com
Nox is coming soon…
soon…

and anything you think you’ve seen on him doesn’t even come close to what you’re going to face in the Final Miscrits battle 😀

Diablo 3 Quit

Yea I pretty much quit D3.  There’s just no end-game without too much time invested, and still no PvP, so the game is just getting redundant.  I don’t need it anyways, on to more artwork.  I am heavily invested in the Miscrits entire process of art creation at the moment and I will also be trying to do some additional Miscrits on the side, so there should be a lot more coming in soon.  I’ve been making zones, and the last one I just finished was Emerald Isle which was released a week ago or so (I believe at this time).  Now I am currently working on the final Miscrits boss zone……    Ooooh spooky!………?   Also maybe I’ll do other artwork, who knows?  Stay tuned… does that term even work anymore with the internet?  What the crap are you supposed to say?  Surf on back!  Stay blogged!  Nah… makes no sense, whatever… stay tuned I guess 🙂

Yea I am still alive and creating artwork, but also playing way too much Diablo.  Eventually soon I will stop… I WILL DAMMIT!  won’t I?  …of course I will, yes…  Anyways, I am still doing work for Miscrits, and I also have a new piece I did recently of my slightly unorthodox take on Jesus and one of his apostles that was posted a few weeks ago.  Anyways if you haven’t played Diablo 3, don’t because it’s freaking awesome.  Unless you want to have half of your life go out the window that is :)  Yea yea I’ll eventually feel the crippling artists guilt and start working outside of the day job again, but dammit I haven’t played a computer game in a looooonng time…. and maybe you see why… shut-uppa your eyes you, and give me a break, I just got done with a full semester!  I’m not an addict, and I’m not in denial, brb.. just need to check the AH (Auction House for you noobs) real quick…   AWW MAN I MISSED THE SWEETEST ARMOR BUYOUT, I COULDA HAD DA BEST STATS AND SOMEONE ELSE FREAKIN BOUGHT IT FIRST!!! WHHYYYYYY!!!??!?  KILL ME NOW GOD!!  WAAaaa…  I mean uh… sorry.  Okay, maybe I do slightly somewhat kind of have a tiny itty-bitty sort of problemish thing I suppose… 😛

Soon my pretty’s…

*while stroking a furry…cat*  Yesss…sooon I will post a plethora of stuff so EEEVIL you will be unable to look away from the pure HORROR!

dun Dun DUUUN!!!

No seriously though, SCHOOOLS (almost) OUT FOR SUMMA!  (that’s summer for those of you that aint gangsta enuff)

After May 1st I will start posting way more stuffies.  There will be some Miscrits art as the new zones are released, concepts and sketches that never made it into the game, some personal fine art that I’ve created over the years (not fine as in” sexay,” fine as in “non-digital”), my 3D Maya final project I’ve been working on for the past couple months, and last but not least I will eventually release concept art for a Graphic Novel I’ve been working on and possibly ask for feedback as well.

I want to start doing some sort of contests again too like I’ve done in the past many moons ago…if I have the time with all this other junk I want to do…but I NEED FEEDBACK to know if people are interested.  If I don’t get enough interest, it just won’t be worth my time, so please COMMENT on here, or Deviant Art, or send a message through Facebook or Twitter, or whatever the hell you want to do.  I just need to know that people out there care.  Anyways, have a great time until next time…

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I do exist!

It has been quite some time since I’ve posted to my blog so I feel inclined to let you all know I still step foot on this earth 🙂  Unfortunately school+work has been kicking my ass, so much so that I’ve had to set aside doing freelance indefinitely.  I know I will be posting some new work within the coming months, but currently there isn’t much polished stuff to show (except for Miscrits artwork).  I’ve been having some serious back problems and will be seeing a Chiropractor, so I haven’t had the will-power to do any more personal paintings unfortunately, but I can let you in on a few things.  The new Miscrits Monk’s Mountain should be released later today (Tuesday) if all goes well, so there will be a huge in-flux of work to show from that!  Also I will be creating some “gift artwork” to thank a few people from my wedding a few months back, and also for my friend Megan whose wedding is coming up in June.  On top of all of this I’ve been studying up a bit more on digital painting techniques, and learning a lot about Maya in one of my classes which focuses on 3D modelling.  My mind has also been brimming with endless ideas for a Graphic Novel I’ve been thinking of for a couple years now, and it just keep filling up and up.   It still has a looong way to go, but the plan is to focus on it during the summer and once schools out.  If you’re interested in learning a little more, I’ll give a slight tid-bit of information:  It’s geared towards adults, and will be set about 50 years in the future.  The main character is an anti-hero who gathers a rag-tag group of vigilantes to fight against a new oppressive regime of capitalism that dominates the future.  Of course there’s a lot more to it than that, just keep your pants on…

Stay tuned!

Anyone that’s looked twice at my website has probably figured out I don’t update it very often.  I have so much going on with school and work and trying to have a LIFE that I just don’t have the time.  If I had my way, I’d actually revamp the entire thing and make it look much sleeker and more coherent, allowing the images themselves to stand out more.  But unfortunately I just don’t have that kind of time yet….HOWEVER, I do update my paintings and sketches from time to time, and I just recently totally reworked the layout of the sketches page, plus I added several new sketches never before shown.  I’ll definitely add more sketches and paintings in time, but as for the t-shirts, family art, and designs, those rarely get touched.  Actually, the Family Art page is the only other page I’ve updated since the creation of the site about 2-3 years ago.  I hope you like some of the new sketches, feel free to comment on my blog post if you want.

https://sites.google.com/site/clarkillustrations/sketches