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Savant Zion by Imson
Savant Zion
Finally finished this monster. The original idea was to do something very loose and sketchy, but it turns out I enjoy details too much, so..... this happened.

The concept here is a mishmash of cultures and architectural styles, framed by warm oranges. Considering I was on a bit of an arabic binge at the time, this fit in nicely. The tower and the framing for the painting was pretty much there in my head from the getgo. The tower was meant to serve as the foundation for the city surrounding it. I wanted to give the building a subtle feeling of impossibillity while also making the viewer think of giant cogs. The robed man is a mishmash of references, and hints at the technology available, though his role in all of this was intentionally kept vague.

But all this aside, the premise of this painting is everything you don't notice at first glance. You're meant to be distracted by the big picture to ignore the minor details. I ended up using this cover as a way to hide away as much as I could, and as a result, there's more secrets in this thing than anything I've done previously. Though you'll probably need the full resolution version to spot them all.

The Savant Ascent Void Update Poster by Imson
The Savant Ascent Void Update Poster
A little something I used to promote the update to our game, Savant Ascent.

While the update wasn't anything massive, the idea was spawned from the extra artwork and characters I made while working on the cover for the Savant Protos album, so a proper poster seemed fitting. The imagery I wanted to use was pretty obvious from the getgo. The real challenge was deciding on the logo. When I was making this, the name hadn't been decided. The three top contenders were Overkill, Nebula and Void. Turned out Void made the best shape, so that became the name used.

Also, if you want to know what this game is all about, you can check it out here:

Lik Cover by Imson
Lik Cover
So I can finally show this thing in public. It's been years!

One of my friends plays in a heavy metal band and approached me about making a cover for their new album. Didn't take long to come up with the idea. (Lik, for those that don't speak Norwegian, means corpse.) The idea here is that you're supposed to debate whether this is just a dead man in a casket, or someone walking through a doorway. Is the woman lying down, or is the corpse? Is she in danger, or did she just come across an open casket. Was kind of a fun duality.

You can find out more about these guys at

Break by Imson
Doodled some sketches while being on an arabian kick. One didn't turn out so bad. Felt it needed some color.

This was one of the dusin sketches based off a random thought experiment on what "indian" and "arabian" makes me think of. This one capturing, painted hands, reds, gols, pointed arches, indian monkeys, curved smoke. Elaborate jewlry.

Hopefully I'll have a chance to draw some more random things soon. I don't get to do it enough lately.

Savant Protos by Imson
Savant Protos
This has been a long time coming.

When I met Alex, his music was very different. When I was told his latest album would be in the style of his old music, I already knew where this album was going to go as we've been discussing it on and off for years. It was more of an accident this cover happened in the first place. It just so happened that listening to the test tracks, I just had to sketch down all the characters I was hearing to add to the universe. When the topic of a cover popped up, I already had more than enough characters to put into it. In fact, some ideas had to be left out because I simply ran out of reasonable room for it.

The cover is in a sense my subconscious idea of what my childhood in the late 80's felt like, more than what it actually was. I wanted an explosion of primary colors, flashing lights and posing. I knew the Super Sheriff was going to be the main focus and what colors he should have.

Naturally, the Laser Sharks and the humans of tomorrow needed a lot of room. I loved the song and I guess it brought out that hidden desire I've had for years to make a hero team show. I had a vague idea of what they would look like, but actually went through several designs on the cover itself until I sat down and independently sketched a design I felt could work if they were a stand-alone show. I even named them. For the curious, they're: Flash, the speedy blade user with a pulse jet. Blitz, the hammerhead commando that does marine combat. And Breaker, the prism-engine powered metal jaw that punches things until they stop moving.

The nebula-like "Monster man" has an important position story wise, but because of the composition, I had to just allude to the Samurai, who is probably the most complex character I designed. Hopefully all these guys will get a chance to be explored more in the future though.

Finally, I gave the sheriff his own ship, though I added a few variations of previous designs in there as well.

As with all my covers, there's secrets to be found, but I'll leave that vague for now. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out all things considered. I prefer to have lots to read into when you look at something, and I think I've got plenty to search for there.

Long time no journal entry. I figured this was a good a time for it as any.

It's vacation time over at D-Pad studio right now. So what do we do? Well... make more games apparently!

For the past two weeks we've been cooking up a secret project that we're aiming to have done very soon. So soon in fact, that we're actually going to start dropping hints at what it is immediately! Me and the crew will be dropping images in the coming days, hinting at what is to come. You can find them on our Twitter accounts or on our Facebook pages.

In other news, I've got a new blog over at I do writeups on subjects I care about and general comments on things in the universe and universe-like places. I'm hoping to keep all of these sources contiously updated.


Imson's an anagram.
Current Residence: Home
Favourite genre of music: Good music in general
Personal Quote: The world is a fault in a perfect nothing.

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DanSyron Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
you are so amazing my mind is all over my desk.  I'm so glad that you and savant work with eachother to compliment music with phenomenal art style.  Also, you are a pixelart god.
LimeWub Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Your artwork is a major reason I subbed to Savant. You are truly very talented ;p

+watch ;D
ClaimTheSkies Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2014  Student General Artist
Ha! I found you! About a year ago I drew some art for your facebook-page and now, finally, I made my own deviant account. Though I visited your page before that several times but couldn't remember what your name here was. :'DD I'll definitely follow you, sir.
victorroa Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Feliz Cumpleanos
Imson Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
jamesgunner123 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014
...a very happy birthday to you sir...hope you're having a totally rad time...=3
Imson Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
The day was thuroughly radified. I made sure of it.
DreadedBlacksmith Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Happy birthday. :iconcake3dplz: Party Airborne Hug Hope you had a great one!
Imson Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014
Appreciate it. Was definitely a good one.
DreadedBlacksmith Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014  Student Digital Artist
No problem. Glad to hear.
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