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The Great City of Gateway

New Fantasy World by Sean Andrew Murray!

Hello again El Moochadores! I recently found out that fantasy Artist Sean A. Murray has launched a Patreon for his magical world: Gateway. Gateway is a vast exploration of Murray’s imagination featuring a world full of strange creatures, magic, and (of course) some of the best illustration work I’ve ever seen. Here’s a quote from his Patreon:


Gateway is full of diverse peoples and creatures, amazing buildings, locations and landmarks, and brimming with wondrous magic. It’s inspired by the real cities of our own world; stories await you around every corner and characters from vastly different locales come together to live in an exciting patchwork.

It’s also a place where adventure and intrigue happens due to the rich complexity of environments, cultures and factions. This vast city is a fantasy world in and of itself.

Now don’t get me wrong, I think Sean A. Murray is a brilliant illustrator and I want to see him be successful in creating his fantasy world, but I’m not posting about this out of sheer altruism. You see, I’m a Sean Murray too, and I love to illustrate. Now, I am no where near as talented as Sean A. Murray, but the quickening is soon upon us! That epic time when all the artist Sean Murrays of the world will come together and battle to the death! The last remaining Sean Murray (probably me since I’m like the Kurgan of Sean Murrays…) will get all the artistic skill and knowledge from all the fallen Sean Murrays. So it is vital you support Gateway and help Sean A. Murray advance his skill while I go and sharpen my Katana. There can only be one…

Check out a short promotional video below, along with a few sample images from Gateway, but also go visit the site to see the vast amount of beautiful fantasy illustrations! Also, check out the Patreon (link above) to learn about contributor benefits and awards!

LOTR Inspiration

Cool Stuff in the Lord of the Rings Appendices

Okay El Moochadores, Lately I’ve been trying to get a daily drawing (sketch) done everyday, and so far so good. Well, the art kind of sucks, but showing up is half the battle. Anyways, it’s really important to me to not have too many distractions around while sketching so a lot of times I’ll put on a little trip hop music, or an old movie I’ve seen a hundred times, just to have some familiar noise in the background. Yesterday, I was going to watch LOTR Fellowship of the Ring, but I ended up watching the documentaries in the extended DVD appendices… Which totally distracted me from sketching. I had forgotten just how well done these documentaries were and the depth of information on making these films. Fortunately the Youtube has these appendices in parts and I found the one I enjoyed most (below) for today’s post. This doc explores the set creation, concept art, and costume making behind the first film in the trilogy. Atomic Moo worthy stuff even if it is over a decade old now. But hey, we like old stuff here too! We kind of have to.

Enjoy!

Magfest 2017

Cosplay, Gaming and Music from Beatdown Boogie!

We’re back! That’s right El Moochadores, we (the intrepid Brothers Moo) have survived yet another swirling storm of disaster and chaos (aka: our lives) and are now (some how) wiser, better looking, and ready to blog. So, let us celebrate this triumphant return by getting back to some cool geek creativity.

Recently Distractotron visited MAGfest 2017 and they brought back a whole bunch of cool photos and video work. MAGfest (Music and Gaming) is a “four day-long event dedicated to the appreciation of video game music, gaming of all types, and the gaming community.” According to the website the event runs 24 hours a day (wtf SDCC? get it together!) and offers “consoles, arcades, tabletop, LAN, live video game cover bands, chiptunes, vendors, guest.” Cool, maybe Atomic Moo and the Murray Brothers Creative can attend a future MAGfest. We’re cool too, right?

Anyways, check out the videos (parts one and two) below along with a smattering of images taken from the Distractotron Facebook page.

Enjoy!

Hey Bub!

New Print on Murray Brothers Creative!

Hello El Moochadores! This is just a real quick post to announce a new print on Murray Brothers Creative. Hey Bub, is a Wolverine fan piece done in vector art featuring classic (1980’s) Wolverine in his brown and yellow costume. Illustration work was done by Atomic Moo’s Chudd, and you can buy the print on 8.5″ x 11″ or 5″ x 7″ (mini-print) sizes!

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Chudd Sketches

Hello again, El Moochadores! Yeah, post have been kind of sparse lately, but that’s only because life’s been kicking me around as if I were a giant hacky sack. However, there seems to be a calm in the storm, so I wanted to post about some future prints we have on the way. Recently Chudd has been doing a lot of sketch work, and I’m really proud of the results. It took some doing (and a small fist fight) but I finally convinced Chudd to make some prints of the work he’s done. We’re still in the process of getting high quality scans of the work, producing new pieces, and formatting them, but I thought I would give you a preview of some of the sketches that will soon be available on Murraybroscreative.com as prints and mini-prints. If Chudd keeps up with the “evil-eye” thing, we may even produce a small art book!

Anyways, check out the art below and keep checking back for updates as prints are made available!

Cheers!

Iterative Drawing – The Fastest Way to Improve

Hello El Moochadores! ‘just a real quick post this morning. Since getting back into Atomic Moo, I’ve wanted to start to share more of the practices, tutorials, and other free resources that I encounter online. Being a creative professional is a very real goal of mine and I would like to make that more of the push behind this site and what Chudd and I are trying to accomplish. Y’know, getting paid for making cool stuff. So check out this video by youtuber Sycra, who discuss the idea of iterative drawing. Basically, drawing without reference and learning to stylize.

Though I think this video would be very much improved with a written script (the narrator seems a bit breathless and nervous) the ideas behind it are pretty solid. I’ve even started a bunch of these practice in my sketch book (right) and digital sketch book (when my computer is working). Give it a look and if you do any of these practices, please share with us, I’ll put them up in this post.

Cheers.

D&D Puzzle Box

Good morning El Moochadores (…or when ever you read this)! Take a look at this 2015 video about a very intricate (and cool) D&D Puzzle Box, hand crafted by Brian Stone. According to the youtube video; Stone made the box for a friend who “wanted to throw his D&D players a real-world puzzle that they would encounter during one of their fantasy quests”. None of my friends was ever this cool when we gamed. Anyways, very cool build and (yeah) I’m kind of digging the wood makes these days.

Wood.

GWAR: Orgasmageddon!

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The Scumdogs conquer comics!

We love comic books. We love Gwar. Can we love Gwar in our comic books? Oh, fuck yes. So, the band of all bands has just launched a Kickstarter to fund the making of a full color four issue series, Orgasmageddon! Written by Matt Miner and art by Jonathan Brandon Sawyer, the series takes the band through time and space where I’m guessing they kill the shit out of everything. Groovy.

Hit the link above to check out all the contributor awards. As of this post the campaign is only a few days old, but they’ve already hit a big chunk of their funding. However; they’re not there yet! So, check out some preview pages below along with the promotional video then stumble on over to their KS and give cash, coin, or blood… whatever it takes to get this book made! Also, I posted a youtube video of one of my all time favorite Gwar songs: Saddam A Go-Go!

Gwar!

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Tomb Raider 20 Year Celebration Medley

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Tomb Raider Celebrates 20 Years with a Medley from Pianist Sonya Belousova!

If you’ve had a day like I’ve had, then you’re gonna want to get your “mellow” on and there’s nothing better for that than some good geeky tunes played out by a professional pianist and composer like Sonya Belousova. Belousova does all the playing while the video was directed by Tom Grey of Player Piano. So, sit back and get your ASMR on to some classy geekness set in some pretty far locals. Which actually makes me feel pretty bad for the poor SOB that had to lug a piano out to all those locations. Unless, random forest pianos is a thing that musicians know about and just never bring up. That might be a thing. Check out the full details below along with the video.

Cheers!


In celebration and honor of Rise of the Tomb Raider, the 20 Year Celebration Anniversary of the iconic Tomb Raider franchise, Crystal Dynamics has teamed up with Player Piano, the popular viral YouTube music series created by Sonya Belousova, one of the most accomplished young composers and recording artists, on an epic new Tomb Raider-inspired music video that just had its World Premiere Thursday at New York Comic Con.

The video, which featured Belousova’s incredible original arrangement and performance of the iconic Tomb Raider themes, premiered today at NYCC October 6 during Crystal Dynamics’ live stage session. The video and session was live streamed on the main Twitch channel and is now available on Belousova’s Player Piano YouTube channel

Speed Drawing by Drawholic!

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Okay El Moochadores, the site is back up and all podcast and galleries should be going again. Yeah, our little site got hacked and I’ve spent the last day or so getting back together. Anyways, Chudd’s been preaching Stoicism lately, and in the spirit of “get shit done” I think I’ll just move forward with a geek creative post.

So, check out these incredible Speed Drawing sessions from youtuber Drawholic. I really want to give you more information about this amazing artist but so far all I can find is that he is from South Korean and very talented. I’d dig deeper, but I feel like I just gave birth to an IT worker and his/her library of php books. I need a rest.

Enjoy!

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