“I’m not bad. I’m just drawn that way.”

What better way to start this blogpost that to cite the illustrious Jessica Rabbit?

We have been drawing, and sketching, and publishing, and have generally been very busy bees.

Road to Jove is rolling, and with at least one new page weekly coming out, it is making the cogwheels of the studio grind. If you have not checked it out yet, we do not want to know about it. Instead we urge you to go check it out and get lost in the captivating world which Aaron and David will be sequentially revealing. Strap in, it is going to be one helluva ride!

As much fun as the webcomic is, we have as per usual work in the pipeline for various companies. If only some would publish their books already so we could share the art provided. We can give a hint though: we are current working on the revival of an old and classic tabletop game. The art is there and now we are acting like smurfs asking the publishers “Is it there yet? Is it there yet?”

On a brighter note we can provide you with the image for our Ars Scribendi winner. Due to us having to replace our hardware at the studio and being forced to prioritise company commissions, this image got delayed. So congratulations Dave Boddy! We really hope you like the image, and thank you for providing us with an interesting, exiting tale which resulted in a very moody piece of art.

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Commissions:

We have still 4 spots open for 100€ commissions. Feeling like you need an interesting piece of digital art? (Single character, simple background) Let us know! These kind of commissions help us evolve, quite often our clients give excellent briefs and have creative ideas regarding this we haven’t thought of. So take the chance :)

For anything outside of those specs, or if you need any information not covered here, go to the bottom of the About page and send us a message through the contact form.

Please note that Studio Colrouphobia will not do any paid commissions based on any IP’s not allowing any reproduction and/or derivative work.

Busy Bees

Road to Jove

In case you hadn’t noticed, RoadtoJove.com went live two weeks ago.

Meanwhile we are busy with commissions, private and commercial. This year might turn out to be the best one so far since the start of Studio Colrouphobia. Look out for things released later this year, beginning next year.

100 Euro Commissions

Here are two examples of how one of our €100 commissions could look (this offer still runs- Single character, simple background).

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That’s it for now.

Tell us about interesting artists and their art!

Should you encounter a great piece of art or artist let us know! We’d love to showcase some more art on our blog. Let us know through the comments, Facebook page or Twitter Page  (don’t forget to hashtag with #dontfeartheclown on Twitter!).

Commissions

Above you can see an example of our €100 commission-offer. For anything outside of those specs, or if you need any information not covered here, go to the bottom of the About page and send us a message through the contact form.

Please note that Studio Colrouphobia will not do any paid commissions based on any IP’s not allowing any reproduction and/or derivative work.

By Jove I think I got it!

Hi there!

As you might have noticed, it took us a while to get back.

NDA’s and Commercial work have taken a lot of time. As an effect, the blogposts have been on a break.

As a compensation for our absence, and to generate a bit of variety in the illustrations/sketches we produce, David has a special offer that will run until further notice-

One character on a very simple background, or two on no background (see examples below) for €100.

We charge €30 upfront and the rest upon completion.

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This is for a digital copy only! (If you want a print of the art, we offer this for an extra €20, which covers the printing and postage, to be paid upon completion).

Road to Jove

So Aaron wrote a little about Road to Jove the other day and we thought we’d do something similar. But where Aaron mainly talked about where this came from in terms of story and script, we would like to share a (tiny) preview of the art that goes into it.

Leading up to the 6th of February, when we launch the roadtojove.com, we will be releasing some more teasers, but for now, here is a crop of one of the panels already created. It’s “the robot” seen from behind.

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A crop from the webcomic Road to Jove, by Aaron Dembski-Bowden and David Sondered
Art by David Sondered, Studio Colrouphobia

Working together, directly, with a writer, has been refreshing in many ways. The input is very direct. The exchange of ideas and concepts, visual or in words (Aaron has mad MS Paint skills) are invigorating and is leading us to a very interesting point indeed. It’s coming together rather nicely, in fact.

Shortly the webpage will come up, we’ll let you know where and when, but until then, why not pop by the Facebook page of the Road to Jove? And while you’re at it, here is the Twitter account.

So keep an eye out on those two places, and right here, for more updates about the Road to Jove.

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Tell us about interesting artists and their art!

Should you encounter a great piece of art or artist let us know! We’d love to showcase some more art on our blog. Let us know through the comments, Facebook page or Twitter Page  (don’t forget to hashtag with #dontfeartheclown on Twitter!).

Commissions

Take a look in the beginning of this blog-entry! For anything outside of those specs, or if you need any information not covered here, go to the bottom of the About page and send us a message through the contact form.

EDIT:

It has come to our attention that some people really liked the sci-fi example image above.

So until our special offer ends, you will get to download the full image, for the cost of a tweet, FB-share,Google+ mention. Just follow the link below and it will tell you how it works.

You have our permission to use it for personal usage only, meaning that if you want to print it and hang it on your wall, that’s fine.

Below you will find the link to use

http://www.paywithatweet.com/pay?id=e6a5b96c-31e0-4a94-9073-cc4cf13ff003

Please note that Studio Colrouphobia will not do any paid commissions based on any IP’s not allowing any reproduction and/or derivative work.

Merry Teaser!

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We hope that you are enjoying the vacations. There’s a treat for you! Follow the Road to Jove on the Road to Jove Facebook-Page Follow the Road to Jove on @theRoadtoJove or read the comic on roadtojove.comDecemberTeaser-websize The Road to Jove is a collaboration between Studio Colrouphobia and Aaron Dembski-Bowden Studio Colrouphobia will return in the New Year!

The Holidays are upon us!

Season Greetings!

The studio will take a break for Christmas/Hanuka/Kwanzaa but will return after the festivities.

In the meantime, here is a quick update on Roboute Guiliman.
Enjoy!

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Tell us about interesting artists and their art!

Should you encounter a great piece of art or artist let us know! We’d love to showcase some more art on our blog. Let us know through the comments, Facebook page or Twitter Page  (don’t forget to hashtag with #dontfeartheclown on Twitter!).

Commissions

Unfortunately since the Holidays are approaching at light speed (non-Euclidean) we have no slots for private commissions this week

For more info and contact, go to the bottom of the About page and send us a message through the contact form.

We’re back!

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Friends, artists, country(wo)men!

As predicted, a certain time before Christmas we got swamped with work. On top of this, we also upgraded our company-computer, which in itself was a task that demanded a lot more work and time than we thought.We are looking at starting up the weekly updates again, Wednesdays as mentioned before.

There will be a break for Christmas, so on the 24th there will be no update, but for the rest it’s back to business.

Have we been completely out of the loop? No, we are aware of trailers of the wars in the stars kind, and Korean super-graphics in MMORPGs.

What have we done?

Well, for starters, as many of you know, there are contracts prohibiting too much to be told about illustrations until releases of either product or disclosure. That time has sadly not arrived just yet, but look out for January-February, where atleast one of the projects David has worked on will be rleased. The rest of our projects, whether private or commercial, will see the light during spring and summer next year and a few new ones are coming in right now.

What about ‘style’?

We are writing up the third and last part of this during the last couple of weeks and what is left is making examples and formatting the article into blog-form.

What else is there?

If you have been keen-eyed, you have seen the hints and comments about The Road to Jove by Aaron and David. So let’s just post something about that for this “in-between” post.

Q: Is there a date of release?

A: Yes, but we will tell you more about this the coming weeks. There is a timeschedule, some awesomeness and tidbits that will start popping up. Patience is a virtue. David doesn’t have patience so we’ll see how fast things comes out.

Q: What is this thing anyway?

A: Well, we haven’t said what it is just yet. Not definately, to the public. But if you do the maths… Aaron is anaccomplished writer, David does illustration. Plus the hint that they gave through various updates on Facebook and through the blogs. It equals something…

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Q: Can’t you show us more?

A: Sure! Here is something:

When you make something new and exciting, you often need to brainstorm ideas. Creating concepts and agreeing or disagreeing on what should or should not be in there.

In the process that has gone between David and Aaron, there have beenback-and-forth talk about many things. For one thing, the big guy (above, not giving you a name just yet!) has had several looks for his head. Below you will find a couple of examples that Aaron and David went through.

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And then there is this, we’re not going to tell you just yet what it is, but it’s just something completely new about the Road to Jove that you haven’t seen just yet:

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That’s it for the Road to Jove this time.

Tell us about interesting artists and their art!

Found someone interesting? Let us know! We’d love to showcase some more art on our blog. Let us know through the comments, Facebook page. or Twitter Page  (dont forget to hashtag with #dontfeartheclown on Twitter!).

Commissions

If you are interested in private commissions we have three slots open this week.

For more info and contact, go to the bottom of the About page and send us a message through the contact form.

Tell us what you think about todays blogpost. Use the form on the about page (link in sentence just above this) or through our Facebook page. or Twitter Page (hashtag it with #dontfeartheclown) We’d love to see your input!

Friday I’m in love

…or so The Cure tries to convince us. Not sure we’re buying it though.

Busy days at the studio, this means weekends are filled with art, sketching, concepts and other things -olly (had to make a Terry Pratchett pun there, sorry)

Currently we are trying to round and finish all outstanding digital commissions up, since we are planning a change in systems in a few weeks time. We are getting some new hardware and toys for the studio and it would be preferred to not have to migrate files between systems. This also has had an effect on the private commissions we take in, so we are limiting those ones to one per week now. Come December it will be business as usual again, and we apologise for the inconvenience.

Another heads up is that we will be spending a week in Scandinavia around Christmas.

So much for the administrative update. When it comes down to artsy stuff, two major personal projects are being processed at this moment. We managed to round up the last of the company NDA related ones, hopefully come Februari we have some interesting tidbits to show you.

David is working on his super-secret-hush-huh-project with Aaron. (We hope to be showing you the first official results soon, but at the moment we are spending quite some time with conceptualising so our drawing table is filled with sketches photo’s, items, and other details that give inspiration.)

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Natasja is trying not to get sucked into he conceptualisation swamp that the super-secret-hush-huh-project with Aaron is, and is hoping to start posting the Khan the destroyer comic soon.

The idea is to make the lefty image into a series like the righty ones. (only more evil, more cat-like)

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Why? It is training into finding the essence of an object, minimalise it, yet keep it cute and recognisable in a few lines of ink. So far concept #34 is in the pipeline and an entire moleskin has already been sacrificed to the gods of ink and art in order to get the concepts right.

Summarised: winter is coming, projects are rounding up and new soft/hardware will be arriving soon. It is nice with a short pause before all the new-years resolutions kick in and partners will be wanting new illustrations and concepts.

So with this in mind: we have just one slot open this week for private commissions, and will be working mostly on our persona portfolio’s the next two weeks.

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