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DarkLordKhan's Arts

Hey, y'all! I'm Sam, and I've been making urealms fan art since the first campaign, before I even had an account on anything. I've never been very social media savvy, but during season one I finally worked up the courage to start posting some art online. And I remember being just blown away by the responses people gave me. Everybody's always been super nice about my art, even back in those days when I starting posting when my art was . . . sub-par, to say the least.

But I think I'm known most for my comics, particularly this one from Roamin's Band of Thieves:




I remember that was one of the moments that really got me hooked on urealms. Improv comedy and storylines and RPGs? It's like everything I love combined.

Although I feel like my art has improved, that's still probably my favorite urealms comic I've ever made. But I'll also share the second URL comic I made, which is a story from Roamin's infamous Unseen Rogues bard. I wasn't really good at scripting, so it may be a little hard to follow. I also wasn't confident enough to use color yet.












I believe that comic was also the first thing that I ever made using photoshop. I've definitely learned a lot through the art I've made for this show.

I think this was the first ever "fan art" thing I posted. Not sure if it's art, but I wanted to capture one of my favorite moments--Phineas's rant in Sunswords (which is still one of my favorite campaigns of all time, #teamPhineas)

I think I made it on some dumb phone app, but it still brings back the memories.

But I suppose the first ever true art piece that I posted (although I'd made sketches before that I'd never posted) was this Kinney:

I've got a lot of art like this from about a year and a half ago, and it's honestly weird to look back at it, because my style and technique has changed A LOT since then.
October, 2015 was a month of improvement, as I made one inked drawing a day. Most of them I can hardly look at now, but here are a few that I still like, even if it's just for that hand-drawned, half-anatomically correct charm:

A game of D&--er, a game of Urealms!
I always loved the moment where Virgo presses A to jump.
I kind of tried to do a cross-hatching thing here. It sort of worked? Well, here's the full album of that month's drawings, if you're curious to see more of my old stuff: http://imgur.com/a/mwx2s

More comics! Here's one from Porc Hunters. With every comic I made, I was always taking one more "risk" to try to improve at some aspect of drawing. My biggest thing with this one was that I tried to do the bubbles by hand, and it returned some interesting results. But here's an argument about elven promotions:









DUH NUH NUH NUUUH
Looking back, I still had a lot of awkward line work in that comic, but I did start to further understand a bit more of how things actually looked. I'm still working on a lot of anatomy--it's especially been a focus of mine the past few months.
This was the first comic I made without doing any shading by pen irl, but I still didn't have a drawing tablet for all of these, so it involved a lot of mouse maneuvering, and provided mixed results, but here's the first time we hear a song famous throughout the realm:






Aside from comics, I've also done a few things with urealms music. After season one, I made a compilation of my own fan songs and the canon urealms music, which you can find here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EeBeKj3DEOc
For something more recent, here's my cover of Hopin' for Bopen. I've made sheets to this that I'll release soon, but I still have to figure out some stuff with the dumb file type.
https://twitter.com/Darklordkhan/status/797514470280994816

I've also made some portraits of URL characters, which have helped me improve my realism.

Done with colored pencil, Lola from Okagnoma Guild Hall cleaning her sword after killing a bullogre:

Here's another portrait of a bearded Thea Mazing:


So my favorite URL character is PHINEAS BARRINGSTER, MASTER CABALIST, so I've been drawing him throughout the years. I watched that sweet elf boy go insane. But going back through my Phineas drawings really does show my progression while watching Urealms.

Here's the first Phineas drawing, I think drawn even before I had any social media. He's delivering some cookies very innocently.

And here was an October 2015 drawing I made of him, after he went insane. I remember this drawing a lot because it was the first time I was significantly noticed in the community, and it really motivated me to make more art.

The dramatic over-the-shoulder look!
I drew him again later that October, casting FIREBALLLL

Oh, yes, I love anatomy!
January of 2016 is when I really started getting serious about art--also when I made my first colored comic. I had just gotten my Copics, and used Phineas to test them out.

I still quite like this drawing, although there is a lot that could be improved.
This next one I think is from late spring of 2016. After I started using Photoshop more, and after the sidequest with Reginald, I made a Barringster group portrait:

I also still like this one, but I would also like to remake it now that I have a drawing tablet.
And finally, I made this portrait of Phineas earlier this year. I'd been doing a lot of studies and I really improved, and it's one of my favorite pieces of art I've ever made.

I hope you enjoyed that art dump! This community has really fostered my progression, so I must give a large thanks for all of the support I've been given throughout the years, and I'm really excited for all of the art and comics to come this summer!
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Comments

  • Wow! To see how far you've come from your first artworks is amazing. I guess dedication and hard work pays off! Awesome job as always.
  • its blows my mind to see how much youve improved! i love seeing your pregression and your realism is gorgeous. i cant wait to see how amazing youll get  
  • :wow: This is amazing! You improved so much through your works, it was awesome to see just how much you did. I can't wait to see more of your stuff in the future! :)
  • Goddamn this is still the most awesome sample of epic progression.
    You've improved so much and its just awesome to see your style shine!
  • I remember seeing some of these. they're still awesome. 
  • Keep up the great work!
  • This is too good. We share favorites, the initial "combat has started", the very first canon one was too great. I couldn't stop laughing.
  • Love the comic book style for your artwork!
  • Oh man, your art is amazing!  I just adore that last Phineas one. Can't wait to see what you do next  :)
  • Man, Khan, your improvement over time is definitely noticeable--this is a good thing, because if you keep going at this rate with already amazing quality at this moment... ooo-weee. You nail the comic style really well, and the portraits are probably my favorite; they're just so clean! Keep it up, my man!
  • edited May 2017
    It's amazing how fast and how much you have improved. (I wish I could say the same for myself :frown:) The realism pieces are fantastic. Great job! :smile: 
  • Amazing work!
  • Khan i wish i could give you a cookie. those are amazing!  :3
  • Sam I've told you this before but JEEEZ that Phineas is so good and it 100% looks like Ross from the game grumps
  • Wow I feel like I was on a rollercoaster ride, it was so cool to see all the different art! :wow: Can't wait to see more!
  • Really awesome progression, and it was fun to read your comments on them. I also liked your music!
  • That was really awesome, the progression you made was really visible and your art got even better. I really like the comics makes me relive all the campaigns  :)
  • I always loved the little ice elemental that you depicted :wow: Keep up the great work!
  • "Combat has started" :smilebold: I love looking at some of the fan art and remembering these great moments. Keep doing what you do :heart: 
  • Your art is amazing. I particularly like the comics and hope you continue to make them because they are very funny! Thank you for putting time in to making cool fan art.
  • And this is why you'll always be the master of Urealms comics... :heart: 
     ~_~
  • Man this artwork is spot on keep up the amazing work.
  • Thanks for sharing.  The work was so well done and I loved the time line you went through.
  • Absolutely amazing! I love your style, keep on going!
  • Too amazing. Must hide in shame.
  • This community is undoubtedly one of the more talented ones, and you're certainly no exception! Damn, do I feel lucky to be a part of it. :D
  • Wow gotta bookmark this thread. Just too much awesome stuff to scroll through quickly. I will enjoy examine all the details. Also great for re-experiencing some of the best moments. 
    You improved so much! Keep it rolling!
  • Thank you so much everyone! I plan to make many more comics from this upcoming season. You all are huge motivation to keep improving, and I'm super grateful for that. :smile: 
  • *throws gold and adoration in an attempt to praise the almighty DarkLord who has graced us with their magnificence* :wow: 
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