Split!

I’ve decided to split my blog into two separate ones. I will be using this one, dnshantz.tumblr.com, as a home for my illustration and professional use.
The second one that I’ve just made, noahisverybored.tumblr.com, is for my personal use where I can just post stuff that interests me, I find funny, or I think is important, but is unrelated to me drawing pictures.
Now, I don’t know why you would show any interest in my life or interests, heaven knows no one else does, but that’s a thing you can do now if you are so inclined. 

This has been your Noah News Bulletin.  

During the height of the Cold War and the Space Race, the Soviet space program successfully launched the first man into space. This man and everything regarding the first launch are shrouded in mystery and, officially, does not exist. Recordings show a flash of bright light before everything went black. The cosmonaut and his craft returned to earth at the appointed time, but nothing except the skeleton and the suit remained of the man that ventured beyond the safety of the earth. What returned was a writhing, techno-organic, form of life completely alien to our world. Worse still, this creature is capable of learning and human speech and seems to absorb all the memories and even some of the personality traits of it’s victims. Whatever the alien nature of this parasite, it is hostile and aggressive. taking available biomass and memories and absorbing then into it’s form. It is unknown how much of the actual person remains or if the alien host simply uses the voices and memoreis to lure more prey. 

During the height of the Cold War and the Space Race, the Soviet space program successfully launched the first man into space. This man and everything regarding the first launch are shrouded in mystery and, officially, does not exist. Recordings show a flash of bright light before everything went black. The cosmonaut and his craft returned to earth at the appointed time, but nothing except the skeleton and the suit remained of the man that ventured beyond the safety of the earth. What returned was a writhing, techno-organic, form of life completely alien to our world. 
Worse still, this creature is capable of learning and human speech and seems to absorb all the memories and even some of the personality traits of it’s victims. Whatever the alien nature of this parasite, it is hostile and aggressive. taking available biomass and memories and absorbing then into it’s form. It is unknown how much of the actual person remains or if the alien host simply uses the voices and memoreis to lure more prey. 

NOAH defeated COLLEGE!
NOAH earned 10,000 exp!
NOAH found a Bachelors Degree!
NOAH learned the skill ART!
NOAH lost 40,000 gold!

Harvestmen are the servants of old pagan gods of nature, hunting, and the harvest. In times past farming communities would make bargains with the old gods for bountiful harvests and the old gods where happy to oblige provided that they where given a sacrifice of an innocent life; that of a child. At midnight on the Autumn Solstice, a harvestman comes to collect on behalf of the old gods or to make sure that the bargain is upheld, dragging the still living human sacrifice off into the woods where they are never seen again. Some say that the souls of sacrificed children are used by the old gods in the creation of harvestmen to give them life.Harvestmen take on different appearances according to which pagan god or aspect of life they are associated with, but they are always composed of natural materials. Harvestmen move with an unnatural grace and agility that you would not expect given their appearance and are completely silent save for the creaking of their joints. They are deadly in combat and have been known to slaughter entire farming communities who do not honor their bargains to the old gods. There are some magics that can keep them at bay and fire is very effective, but It is recommended that confrontation be avoided if at all possible. 

Harvestmen are the servants of old pagan gods of nature, hunting, and the harvest. In times past farming communities would make bargains with the old gods for bountiful harvests and the old gods where happy to oblige provided that they where given a sacrifice of an innocent life; that of a child. At midnight on the Autumn Solstice, a harvestman comes to collect on behalf of the old gods or to make sure that the bargain is upheld, dragging the still living human sacrifice off into the woods where they are never seen again. Some say that the souls of sacrificed children are used by the old gods in the creation of harvestmen to give them life.
Harvestmen take on different appearances according to which pagan god or aspect of life they are associated with, but they are always composed of natural materials. 
Harvestmen move with an unnatural grace and agility that you would not expect given their appearance and are completely silent save for the creaking of their joints. 
They are deadly in combat and have been known to slaughter entire farming communities who do not honor their bargains to the old gods. There are some magics that can keep them at bay and fire is very effective, but It is recommended that confrontation be avoided if at all possible. 

Where you to encounter an actual vampire you would probably be very surprised to discover that they are very little like the creatures depicted in popular culture. While it is true they posses an array of supernatural abilities, drink blood, and are effectively immortal, much of these legendary creature’s lore is greatly exaggerated.
Vampire are the result of a rare magical mutagenic virus that can only be transmitted via blood from a vampire to a human host. The disease is extremely painful causing rapid bat-like mutation, extreme thirst, seizures, and the victim’s body to waste away in a matter of days. The disease is 100% fatal but ,in some rare cases, the corpse of victim will reanimate as one of the undead. The newly ‘born’ vampire usually retains all of its identity, memory, and humanity after death (assuming no serious brain damage was suffered) but is greatly altered in physical appearance and dietary needs.Due to the nature of the disease vampires are something of a very exclusive club,operating in the highest echelons of society and ‘recruiting’ the elite and those they deem worthy of joining their ranks. Due to their appearance though vampire prefer to operate from behind the scenes after their apparent death, maintaing power of nations, banks and corporations for centuries.The famous blood lust of vampires has been greatly exaggerated over time. While it is true that a vampire must drink human blood to survive, they only require approximately 2 liters a day and will only attack a human if starving or desperate. The practice of drinking a live host’s blood (especially that of an unwilling one) is frowned upon and seen as barbaric by most vampires. The magical nature of the disease also imparts the host with range of supernatural powers such as heightened sense of smell, hearing and vision, greatly increased physical strength, speed and stamina, the ability to climb any natural surface at any angle, immortality (as long as they continue to drink blood), and rapid regeneration from nearly any wound. Direct sunlight or UV radiation does not cause a vampire to burst into flames or sparkle, but they are sensitive to light as it hurts their eyes and reduces their ability to regenerate. These abilities grow stronger with age.Killing a vampire is tricky at best; they usually hold positions of social power, are reclusive, strong, fast, agile, cunning, and can recover from all but the most grievous wounds in a matter of seconds. The traditional method is to decapitate the body and burn the heart, but a rocket launcher will usually work in a pinch. 

Where you to encounter an actual vampire you would probably be very surprised to discover that they are very little like the creatures depicted in popular culture. While it is true they posses an array of supernatural abilities, drink blood, and are effectively immortal, much of these legendary creature’s lore is greatly exaggerated.

Vampire are the result of a rare magical mutagenic virus that can only be transmitted via blood from a vampire to a human host. The disease is extremely painful causing rapid bat-like mutation, extreme thirst, seizures, and the victim’s body to waste away in a matter of days. The disease is 100% fatal but ,in some rare cases, the corpse of victim will reanimate as one of the undead. The newly ‘born’ vampire usually retains all of its identity, memory, and humanity after death (assuming no serious brain damage was suffered) but is greatly altered in physical appearance and dietary needs.
Due to the nature of the disease vampires are something of a very exclusive club,operating in the highest echelons of society and ‘recruiting’ the elite and those they deem worthy of joining their ranks. Due to their appearance though vampire prefer to operate from behind the scenes after their apparent death, maintaing power of nations, banks and corporations for centuries.

The famous blood lust of vampires has been greatly exaggerated over time. While it is true that a vampire must drink human blood to survive, they only require approximately 2 liters a day and will only attack a human if starving or desperate. The practice of drinking a live host’s blood (especially that of an unwilling one) is frowned upon and seen as barbaric by most vampires. 

The magical nature of the disease also imparts the host with range of supernatural powers such as heightened sense of smell, hearing and vision, greatly increased physical strength, speed and stamina, the ability to climb any natural surface at any angle, immortality (as long as they continue to drink blood), and rapid regeneration from nearly any wound. 
Direct sunlight or UV radiation does not cause a vampire to burst into flames or sparkle, but they are sensitive to light as it hurts their eyes and reduces their ability to regenerate. These abilities grow stronger with age.
Killing a vampire is tricky at best; they usually hold positions of social power, are reclusive, strong, fast, agile, cunning, and can recover from all but the most grievous wounds in a matter of seconds. The traditional method is to decapitate the body and burn the heart, but a rocket launcher will usually work in a pinch. 

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why are there no posts about me on this 

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This is an older monster I did over the summer for fun one day at work. Just thought a land-shark would be cool and rather terrifying where you to actually run into one. 

This is an older monster I did over the summer for fun one day at work. Just thought a land-shark would be cool and rather terrifying where you to actually run into one. 

I need this. I need it for reasons. 

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ceruleanpineapple:

why do so many people think spiders are evil and out to get you
look at this fucking nerd run away in an overly dramatic cartoonish way just because something touched its butt

OH SWEET SPIDER-CHRIST! OH FUCK! ONE OF THOSE GROSS TWO LEGGED THINGS SNUCK UP ON ME AND TOUCH MY BUTT! SHITSHITSHITSHITSHIT!

ceruleanpineapple:

why do so many people think spiders are evil and out to get you

look at this fucking nerd run away in an overly dramatic cartoonish way just because something touched its butt

OH SWEET SPIDER-CHRIST! OH FUCK! ONE OF THOSE GROSS TWO LEGGED THINGS SNUCK UP ON ME AND TOUCH MY BUTT! SHITSHITSHITSHITSHIT!

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HOLY SHIT YOU GUYS I GOT PUBLISHED IN THE NATIONAL POST!
I FINALLY DID SOMETHING NOTEWORTHY!WEEKEND EDITION - pg 16!!!!

HOLY SHIT YOU GUYS I GOT PUBLISHED IN THE NATIONAL POST!

I FINALLY DID SOMETHING NOTEWORTHY!

WEEKEND EDITION - pg 16!!!!

The mighty Leviathan, once thought to exist only as monster of biblical myth, is a colossal sea creature that lives in the deepest, most remote abysses of the ocean. Almost nothing is know about the life cycle of these magnificent beasts as they are incredibly rare and the extreme depths they live at make studying them nearly impossible. An adult leviathan is the ultimate apex predator eating everything in its path from schools of fish to entire pods of whales. Due to humanities over fishing of the oceans much of the leviathan’s food sources have disappeared, leading too increased contact with humans as they hunt. As a result of this increased contact they will sometimes attack ships having mistaken them for food; entire fleets have disappeared without a trace.   

The mighty Leviathan, once thought to exist only as monster of biblical myth, is a colossal sea creature that lives in the deepest, most remote abysses of the ocean. 
Almost nothing is know about the life cycle of these magnificent beasts as they are incredibly rare and the extreme depths they live at make studying them nearly impossible. 
An adult leviathan is the ultimate apex predator eating everything in its path from schools of fish to entire pods of whales. Due to humanities over fishing of the oceans much of the leviathan’s food sources have disappeared, leading too increased contact with humans as they hunt. As a result of this increased contact they will sometimes attack ships having mistaken them for food; entire fleets have disappeared without a trace.   

colorfulrocket asked: You're so imaginative!!!! that's hella rad and so are your drawings, i mean damn dude.

Thanks! That’s very flattering! But I yet have a ways to go.

Little editorial spots on the process of fossilization.

  1. Animal dies, usually on a river bank or in a flood plain.
  2. The animal is quickly covered in mud and silt from the river.
  3. Over time, the minerals in water replace the organic material of the skeleton.
  4. Time, pressure, and mineralization eventually turn the skeleton to stone. (Or possibly Medusa, this is debated among scientists)
  5. Eventually, erosion may expose the skeleton for people to discover!
Personal piece I decided to work on in my spare time the past couple weeks about depression. Fear not, I shall not over-share this time because this one is for me, will only really make sense to me anyway, and you only get to see it because I actually like this one. I swear I do all my best work when I’m positively miserable, but the trick is actually motivating myself to work in that state as it’s nearly impossible. 
Managed to finally get it to a place I’m happy with after literally days of playing around with it in Photoshop. 
Still sticking with that octopus metaphor because they’re fun to draw, I get to do tons of fine detail, linework (which has become almost meditative at this point), and octopus are super cool. 

Personal piece I decided to work on in my spare time the past couple weeks about depression. Fear not, I shall not over-share this time because this one is for me, will only really make sense to me anyway, and you only get to see it because I actually like this one. I swear I do all my best work when I’m positively miserable, but the trick is actually motivating myself to work in that state as it’s nearly impossible. 

Managed to finally get it to a place I’m happy with after literally days of playing around with it in Photoshop. 

Still sticking with that octopus metaphor because they’re fun to draw, I get to do tons of fine detail, linework (which has become almost meditative at this point), and octopus are super cool. 

Updated Kelpie, more contrast and fog in this version.
The Kelpie, also know as the “Water Horse” is a malevolent shapeshifter that inhabits lakes, swamps, and peat-bogs throughout the British Isles, but primarily in Scotland and Ireland. It most often takes the form of a horse with some aquatic features but have been know to take the form of a beautiful woman as well and their skin is always deathly cold to the touch and their hair is constantly dripping regardless of from. Kelpie prey on unwary travelers, using their ability to shapeshift and their natural illusion magic to lure their victims into the water where they drown and eat them.
Since the dawning of the Industrial Age, Kelpie populations have been in decline and are now limited to a few fae-heritage sites in Scotland and Ireland where their contact with humans can be restricted.  
Special thanks to the lovely and talented Kristina (who gave me the idea), who I now suspect of actually being a Kelpie herself.

Copyright D. Noah Shantz, 2013Image and it’s distinctive likeness is the sole property of D. Noah Shantz and may not be used or edited in any way without prior written permission.

Updated Kelpie, more contrast and fog in this version.

The Kelpie, also know as the “Water Horse” is a malevolent shapeshifter that inhabits lakes, swamps, and peat-bogs throughout the British Isles, but primarily in Scotland and Ireland. It most often takes the form of a horse with some aquatic features but have been know to take the form of a beautiful woman as well and their skin is always deathly cold to the touch and their hair is constantly dripping regardless of from. Kelpie prey on unwary travelers, using their ability to shapeshift and their natural illusion magic to lure their victims into the water where they drown and eat them.

Since the dawning of the Industrial Age, Kelpie populations have been in decline and are now limited to a few fae-heritage sites in Scotland and Ireland where their contact with humans can be restricted.  

Special thanks to the lovely and talented Kristina (who gave me the idea), who I now suspect of actually being a Kelpie herself.

Copyright D. Noah Shantz, 2013
Image and it’s distinctive likeness is the sole property of D. Noah Shantz and may not be used or edited in any way without prior written permission.