Author Archives: Melissa Hitchcock

Reddit Sketch Daily – ToW – Snake People

SketchDaily-034-ToW-SnakePeopleMain was noses. Which I could have done some of, but I really wanted to focus on a tighter drawing. Gathered a few references online with snakes, Indian clothing, etc. There was a particular constrictor that was so awesome looking I couldn’t help but use it. It was primarily white, but it had large brown patches all down it’s body.

Reddit’s Sketch Daily – Draw the Mods!

SketchDaily-030-DrawTheModsI’ve neglected uploading these past sketches. Sorry. Between doing some work for clients, a request, and general art apathy I’ve been a little low key. Anyway, when I saw this theme posted I couldn’t help but think it would be entertaining to do but wasn’t sure, initially  what I’d do. Looking through the photos, DocUnissis had this great image of him running a marathon and his photo he looked so confident, controlled, and like this run was something so easy he looked chill. I really have no clue why but my immediate thought was explosions. And puppies and kitties.


The image was rather well received. XD

Art Nouveau Engineer – Rhishuaa

Art Nouveau Engineer- Part IISecond Engineer fan art. Though it’s more of an OC than anything. I can’t resist. Rhishuaa is the opposite to Anishuu; a carefree, stop and smell the roses (all the time) individual who’s loyalty is both intense and tenuous. Early in his years, he was a part of a developmental research team lead by a very ambitious Elder who would use any means to achieve his goals. After experiencing first hand some of the horrific experimentation’s this Elder oversaw, Rhishuaa’s doubt on his moral standing shifted and he found himself repulsed by what he witnessed. Leaving his team, he chose to focus on preserving existing life. Unfortunately this often impacted his relationships with others. While many understood the necessity of sacrificing ones self for the sake of their people, Rhishuaa rejected this fully. Often times, he would actively work to sabotage events that would lead to deaths of those he cared about most. Many who had uncovered his deceit abandoned him entirely until most he knew were those holding similar ideals as he.


Reddit’s Sketch Daily – A Ridiculous Deity

SketchDaily-029-ARidiculiousDeityThis also falls under the most annoying deity. Probably the oldest God of them all… The one that has too much time on his hands and so he feels the need to preoccupy everyone else’s time with random meetings. Even Pharaohs of old had to deal with his nonsense when he couldn’t understand why the high architects wanted to hold several meetings a day regarding the construction of the pyramids.

The Shelephant’s Song

The Shelephants SongOne of those images that I yet again have a story behind. Music had all but drifted away from a small community of shelephant herders. Once upon a time, these villagers held close bonds with the creatures, but over time that faded and the giant lumbering creatures became so lazy and lethargic in their ways it affected their wool output. The adults all thought there was a terrible sickness with the beasts, however the children saw that the shelephants were simply sad. The adults were set in their ways in curing via medicinal remedies so the children all headed out to find various ways to cheer up the creatures. Some told them jokes, some performed silly plays. It wasn’t until one of the youth discovered a musical instrument and began to play it that the shelephants perked up. As the young boy developed his musical skills, the shelephants mood swung upward until they danced to the tunes. Soon all the children would gather and play tunes, rekindling the lost bond with the shelephants and saving the flocks.

Art Nouveau Engineer – Anishuu

Art Nouveau EngineerStarted as a really quick sketch of of some random Engineer but, as things progressed, I decided to try and think of a name for him.

But what? Definitely not Steve… Eric? Geoffrey?

Anyway so, based off some of the things I’ve read from various interviews regarding language used for the Engineers, I’m deducing that they have names that sound like mashups of Mesoamerican, Egyptian (sorry it’s the loincloths for some reason), and Babylonian. These three are just really sticking hard to me. So after looking around online, I managed to mash up recorded names that we know of.

So here’s Anishuu. Holding a canister of death.

Alternate title: Bartender, I’ll take that shaken, not stirred.

Because the canisters remind me an awful lot like a martini mixer.