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Lava Lamp by kingpin1055
Lava Lamp
A concept that originally started out as a idea for a hypothetical logo that could be used by the definitive lava lamp company, and evolved along the line into becoming a fully graphical print.
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Berk Police sewn patch by kingpin1055
Berk Police sewn patch
Further flexing of my artistic muscles, a rendering of my Berk Police crest submission as the sewn patch that would be found on the department's uniform shirts and leather jackets.  Looking back on the project, I can heartily say that I won't be considering making any more digital sewn patches any time soon... but the materials that've resulted from the project may lead to me creating a tutorial for the "sewn patch look" at some point in the future.  I've opted to display both a version with and without the major light highlighting so that you guys can get a better look at the design.

There is another patch design that will be featuring towards the end of The Last Light, an up-coming story which I've teased here, however the specifics of that design shall for the moment remain hidden. :)
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The Last Light - Teaser Poster by kingpin1055
The Last Light - Teaser Poster
It was early one morning when Hamish Haddock found his father, Stoick, poised in front of the television, watching as a wave of violence and destruction began to consume their corner of the United States.  Several years have now passed and the town of Berk is one of the few surviving settlements east of the Rocky Mountains.  With the walking dead in control of nearly forty states, and roving bands of bandits, life has become a lot harder.

And topping things off, a stranger with a blue hoodie has shown up outside of town...

The Last Light is a HiJack story loosely inspired by Max Brook's World War Z.
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Berk Police crest by kingpin1055
Berk Police crest
Being an artist at heart, the desire to flex my art muscles was pretty hard to ignore as I started to delve into developing some modern alternate universe HiJack fiction.  Figuring 'why fight it?', I came up with this as my first offering: the crest for Berk's Police Department (because Stoick lends himself pretty well to the role of Police Chief, with Mayor being another strong contender).

Creatively, this crest wound up being a significantly different colour palette from what I'd originally envisaged.  The main borders of the crest were originally going to be red, with the backing black, and with "BERK POLICE" also rendered in white.  As it turned out however, the dark grey leant itself better to the dark blue of the central segment... Making the borders black also worked more cohesively with the blue and grey segments, and making the department text yellow helped to differentiate it from the slogan.  I had considered adding the "protect their own" motif from How to Train Your Dragon 2 as the slogan, but it didn't quite fit in the context of a Police Department.

That doesn't mean the idea won't raise it's head again.  :)  Keep a watch of things.

I'm quite excited to see how the "sewn" version of this turns out.  Edit: The "sewn" version of the crest can now be viewed here.
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Southampton - Work in Progress by kingpin1055
Southampton - Work in Progress
A little preview to show that the HiJack Titanic-themed art work is still on the go, and will materialise soon now that I've got a bit more free time.
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I don't think I can adequately describe how much I love this series.  The animation (backgrounds and characters) is beautiful, the jokes and in-jokes great, the comedy has had me laughing out loud and I'm enjoying all the little nuances and depth that the cast continue to reveal. :)

Without a doubt, one of the best shows to come out of Disney in years, and really evokes what I liked best about The X-Files and Supernatural, rather than the over-arcing alien conspiracy, I preferred the one-off* "monster of the week" stories.

* Adrian Toomes still effectively counts as a "one-off".
  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Listening to: BABA
  • Reading: Journal #3
  • Watching: Gravity Falls
  • Playing: NORT
  • Eating: Nachos
  • Drinking: Pitt

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kingpin1055
Ben King
Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United Kingdom
Current Residence: A house...no, really
Favourite genre of music: A wide variety
Favourite photographer: None I'm aware of, they're generally all good.
Favourite style of art: No explicet style
Operating System: Windows/Windows XP
MP3 player of choice: Either Windows Media or my Creative Labs MP3 player
Shell of choice: Conch... I'm a fan of "The Lord of the Flies".
Wallpaper of choice: Is flock out? Oh well...
Skin of choice: Fleshy
Favourite cartoon character: I have a lot of favourites, Homer Simpson, Peter Venkman, Garfield the cat...
Personal Quote: "We have the tools, we have the talent"
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SenhArt Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Thanks a lot for the faving, so kind of you. Rose
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kingpin1055 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :)
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MadWlad Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the :+fav::meow: .. and have a nice day! :heart:
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kingpin1055 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome, and the same to you. :)
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Ancha-Snow1 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the +fav  :D (Big Grin)  !
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kingpin1055 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :)
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traciewayling Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for the fave :)..x
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kingpin1055 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome. :)
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Nalyth Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2015  Student General Artist
Thank you for the fav *u*
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kingpin1055 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem.  :)  Excellent work on the Jack Frost costume.
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