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I haven't been super busy here on DA lately, because for the past six months or so I've been occupied with work for clients. While I'd love to post some of that stuff, I'm under obligation to keep most of it on the down-low until the various projects are released. For those curious, I've been working on a board game called Cauldron of the Gods, by… You can see some of my latest work there. Check them out, and if you're a fan of such games, give them a like, and support their Kickstarter when it's launched. Cauldron of the Gods promises to be loads of fun. 
  • Listening to: Tesla Boy
  • Reading: Hayduke Lives!
  • Drinking: Butter Coffee


Jormungandr: The World Serpent by J-Humphries
Jormungandr: The World Serpent
Jormungandr, brother to Fenris, son of Loki and Angrbooa. At the time of Ragnarök Jormungandr will break free from the oceans of Midgard and rise to the surface to thrash his tail with savage fury, causing untold destruction from the waves. His nostrils will spew noxious gas which will poison the sky. When the time comes for the day of reckoning, Odin will charge into the serpent's maw and be devoured in a single bite. Thor will summon all of the lightning of the world into one hammer blow, erupting the head of the monster, killing him instantly. Thor will then take nine steps before dieing from Jormungandr's poison. Surt, the fire demon, will then burn the world with his flaming sword. Nothing will survive.

This is how the world will end.
Fenris Wolf by J-Humphries
Fenris Wolf
Zoooom in. It's wallpaper sized. 

The Fenris Wolf has broken free from the bonds that held him for eons, and is padding his way to the battle of Ragnarok. There, he will swallow Odin with one snap of his flaming teeth. 
Surtr by J-Humphries
Surtr, the giant with the flaming sword, arises for the great battle of Ragnarok. The Gods, the Sons of Muspell, Giants, and Mankind clash as the flames from Surtr's sword engulf, incinerate, and destroy the whole world. 
Beacon Tower by J-Humphries
Beacon Tower
The idea behind this piece will be immediately clear to anyone who has seen, or read, The Return of the King. The story includes a scene where a series of beacons warn of an impending invasion. This piece wasn't meant to be a part of Tolkien's world though, and the purpose of the towers is open to interpretation. Perhaps they form some sort of magical protection to the land they encircle. 

Production wise, I started by modeling the tower in a simple 3D mesh to get the basic perspective. There are no photo-textures here, everything was painted using Photoshop's powerful brush tools. The biggest challenge with this scene was portraying the vastness of the mountainside. Hopefully, I have succeeded. 
Morte d'Arthur by J-Humphries
Morte d'Arthur
You can listen to the poem here:…

Repaint of this:… since the pose sucked. 

"Sir King, I closed mine eyelids, lest the gems

Should blind my purpose, for I never saw,
Nor shall see, here or elsewhere, till I die,
Not tho' I live three lives of mortal men,
So great a miracle as yonder hilt.
Then with both hands I flung him, wheeling him;
But when I look'd again, behold an arm,
Clothed in white samite, mystic, wonderful,
That caught him by the hilt, and brandish'd him
Three times, and drew him under in the mere."

Morte D'Arthur, by Lord Alfred Tennysonz



J. Humphries
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States

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Orphydian Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist……………

I would like to feature these in my group

Ive sent the requests.

PS: did you use some real castle references for some of them or they are mere fantasy?
J-Humphries Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
I've accepted the requests. Those castles were all done from imagination. I did use a lot of different reference photos for inspiration though. 
Orphydian Featured By Owner Edited Apr 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist… this one reminds me of a real castle? Do you remember if you used a real refference for it?
J-Humphries Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Yeah. I saw a picture of a castle that was in the middle of a lake, which I thought was pretty cool.
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Medjugore Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
"Art is hard work" indeed!
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