Aug 25, 2011

Artwork for the Miracle of Sound's Normandy

Here is the preview of the new song by the Miracle of Sound called "Normandy"

A while ago we decided to make a sort of a collaboration so I did the artwork for this, his most recent song so far.

I've been working on it past few days (it was much of a fun for sure). Enjoyed studying the Normandy ship, it's construction in different models - even had an idea to draw it like the first ship flows into a newer version but eventually came up with this and decided to finish since it looked fitting.
Here is a little bit of details putted in:
Size of the original painting is 2500 pixels wide and high

All the fonts on the cover have been "stylized" by me - was like my favourite part about doing this piece even (:
And again - here is a closer look at all the text:
On the top of this image is the original Mass Effect 2 logo. Everything else is "handcrafted" by me
So like the video on the YouTube, follow both Hieronymus7Z and Miracle of Sound on twitter, check out his other songs out here and watch a music video for the Normandy on the Escapist.
Probably, we both will continue working together since now, so stay tuned. (:

Aug 2, 2011

The Elder Scrolls Illustration contest

The Elder Scrolls In-game Illustration contest, which I have written about a while ago has ended (a couple of weeks aldready, in fact).
It's been held from May to July 2011 by a group of people who own a website dedicated to The Elder Scrolls-related contests, of the russian fan-community of the series of games.
Winners were chosen by the voting among the community.
Here is the gallery of all the participants:

The First place belongs to the Illustration for the Morrowind Ingame book

which author is Alfred Khamidullin, the Hieronymus7Z

The Second place belongs to the Illustration for the Morrowind Ingame book
"Five Songs of King Wulfharth"

which author is Ljuton

The Third place belongs to the Illustration for the Oblivion SI Ingame book
"Sixteen Accords of Madness, volume XII"
which author is Eugenia Shavyrina

 As the winner I've been interviewed by a few websites, among which is - interview is here, though it's on russian.
Also there is my work in the Tamriel Chronicle's gallery
And here are some links about the contest on some russian TES fan sites:
Anvil Bay
Tamriel Chronicles

Organizers had a really great competition on a high level.They've been observing the voting progress all the way through and have been weekly publishing the intermediate resuls of it.
I was completely amazed when a few days ago they've notified me and wrote on the Contest's website that an actual Prize is ready and waiting for me to receive it.
I got it today - they hired a courier to deliver the prize right to my door.

It says "Hieronymus7Z

to the winner
of the First Drawing Competition
The Elder Scrolls
community project
May-July 2011

I thank every sinlge person who gave me the highest mark in the competition, who appreaciate the work I do, all the organizers of the project (Thank you Tiara, TJ , Marfa, SLAG, Skrib, Red Witch, Quizy, Kar the darkness warrior, Mark K Marzell, Qui-Gon-Jinn, Vladimir and varjag) , the Bethesda Softworks Studio, Todd Howard ( :D ) and all the people who work or have ever worked on the creation of
Elder Scrolls Universe.

Igromania's Art contest related to the game "Duke Nukem Forever"

Igromania (Игромания) is a monthly Russian games magazine published in Moscow and distributed mostly in Russia and the CIS countries.
More than a month ago on their website they've published the article about that Art Contest.
It was weld by the Igromania itself and the 1C-SoftClub company.
Participants had to draw a picture (on any theme) actually IN the game's demo - there is an interactive drawing board in the very beginning of the first level.
I found out about the contest while I was in Moscow, away from my PC and was pretty damn worried that I won't be able to get back home at time. Luckily I was at home before the contest's deadline and I still had time to execute the drawing ingame, which I already had some sketches for, done in Moscow on a paper.
There was a pretty long silence before the results were finally published, what has happened today, a few hours ago.
And so, according to the info given out there the mankind who took the first place is
Alfred Khamidullin the H7Z, with this very picture, which is given upper in this topic.
Here is a little sketch I made in Moscow, which I was depending on while drawing in game:
If you want to see other participant's works check out the article with the results and in case you want to see the work in progress screenshots - go to the Igromania's Facebook page.

Many thanks to all the people working in the Igromania, to the people working in the 1C-SoftClub and all the developers and publishers of the Duke Nukem Forever for this epic contest - never seen anything like that before. Drawing InGame and making a whole damn contest from this epic idea - that trully is epic.
Thanks a lot.