Ludum Artifex

Game Artist
A sketch on midtone paper. Trying out different stuff.

A sketch on midtone paper. Trying out different stuff.

Alright people, listen up. You know the drill: if you wanna say something to a bunch of cops or soldiers you need to say “alright people, listen up. You know the drill.”

Crazy Leadholder Binge final-wave

Koh-I-Noor select-o-matic II 5614

First impressions:

Classic. The closest of the lot to the antecedent rapidomatic design both in shape and form as well as materials; not to mention it’s from the same company. 

The printing is crisp and clean, the knurling is medium by comparison. Great fit and finish. Feels good in the hand though lightweight.

I like this one the most out of the lot, so far. 

I think it’s not manufactured anymore. I bought this one off of the super-cool eBay store known as “Andrey’s Pencils”. 

Crazy Lead Holder Spree, wave 3

Staedtler 925-25-20

First impressions

Out the box this leadholder looks very tightly made. Like the Rotring 600 it’s got an aluminum barrel and some slight rattling but unlike the Rotring 600 it seems to super duper precisely machined and well thought out. Look at the brilliant interplay of finishes and textures on the end of the grip where the two metals meet. The knurling is small but deep and very precise.

The mechanism is knock-advance and works well. It has a degree indicator. The clip, by contrast to the extraordinary quality of the pen, seems less precisely made. Make note, though, that it stands out only because of how nice the rest of it is. 

It’s got very good weight and balance. I put a blue lead in it because it seems fitting to the look and use of the leadholder.

1:56(28mm) science fiction figure miniature, original sculpt.

Clandestine cyber-organic warrior

Show for comparison with popular quarter of dollar and famous miniatures.

Wizard Power Nap
RPG illustration for Wizard Battle by Good Dream Games
Traditional mixed media, digital levels. 

Wizard Power Nap

RPG illustration for Wizard Battle by Good Dream Games

Traditional mixed media, digital levels. 

Also in animated avatar format. 

Also in animated avatar format. 

I lives.
Self portrait as a young alien overlord.

I lives.

Self portrait as a young alien overlord.

RPG map commission. 

RPG map commission. 

Alvin ProMatic MC-5

First impressions

Crazy leadholder binge, wave 2. 

Now that’s what I’m talking about!

I didn’t even realize it, but this baby is ALL-Metal. The barrel I thought was plastic when I ordered it but turns out it’s metal; it’s machined brass with coating! It’s heavy and feels really good in the hand. Much better than the rotring 600. No rattling. Works well, feels good. I like. The mechanism is brutal with spring action and four chest-burster like jaws. 

Note that the QC isn’t really that great: it came in with some weathering on the barrel on the edges and the print of the logo has a blemish and the lead degree indications have some flaws BUT it’s built really very nicely and feels great.