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About Varied / Professional Newton EwellMale/United States Groups :iconmechadesigners: MechaDesigners
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Big Gun
Another one from the vaults. 

Sadly, it appears that my portfolio got nicked at the last convention I attended.  I've lost quite a bit of artwork because of that - a lot of Atlantis stuff especially - but we continue on.  I'm grateful that this one didn't get lost; it's one of my favorite pieces.  It was time-consuming (especially on a deadline), but so much fun to make!  I just figured it was time to upload this one "for the record". :) (Smile)

I've always been in awe of the old German mega-cannons.  It makes me sad that they were built to maim and kill innocents, but I've learned to admire technological achievements in spite of themselves.  Here was my chance to design an anti-spaceship version of the mighty "Dora".  This piece also was an introduction to Mr. Koichi Ohata - mecha designer and director of M.D. GEIST.  He saw the influence I took from his land-galleon, and smiled conspiratorily.  I was thrilled when, in Genocyber, I saw that he'd borrowed the heavy guns and helipad I had added to his design.  Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and to have it done tit-for-tat still thrills me to this day (senpai noticed MEEEEEE!!!).

In all the rush to learn all there is to know about digital painting, I sometimes forget the power of pen and ink.  Thank the Gods for reminders.
Tribesman finished
One of the myriad races on the countless worlds of Tales of Laniakeia (aka The Galaxy Chronicles).  I've worked on this so long now, I finally decided tonight to just publish it, warts and all.  I may swap it out with a revised version; that remains to be seen.
...what you need is right in front of your face, hiding in plain sight.

For the first time in a looooong time, I feel competent.  I have something to hang on to, someONE to learn from.  Where did I find it?  Why, on YouTube, of all places.  Let me explain...

Three days ago, I was paddling around in my studio, wishing I could have had the scratch to attend the Feng Zhu Design School.  Let's get real:  I'll probably never have that kind of money, and there will be NO MORE student loans for me.  Well, I happened to follow a link from Facebook to a tutorial that Mr. Zhu posted.  Doing that led me to THE MOTHERLODE.  Turns out, Feng Zhu believes in sharing information, not hoarding it.  He also believes that just because someone lacks money they shouldn't be denied knowledge.  Turns out Feng Zhu is a man after my own heart.

Since then, I've been busy every day, taking in his lessons, then turning around and applying them immediately.  It may not show, but I feel more competent to create than I was three days ago.  I've learned a lot in just three days!  I haven't tried everything I've learned yet, but I'm going to - it feels so good to approach my machine without the ghosts that have haunted me since my days in videogames.  No haters, no jealous folks, no mockery - just learning, absorbing new techniques and finally figuring out how to do digital art RIGHT.

The Creator sends us where we need to go, when we need to be there.  I'm wasting no time wishing I'd found FZD sooner.  THIS was the right time, the right place.  And though this piece ain't where I want it to be, I know I can come back to it and finish at any time.  Until that day comes, I'm gonna keep on studying, and become the greatest Pokemo - (ahem) artist I can be!  Come with me... ^_^
  • Listening to: the sound of silence
  • Reading: Francis Tsai's books
  • Watching: people continue to be stupid


Newton Ewell
Artist | Professional | Varied
United States
Traditional Commissions

I use many media: COPIC marker, Prismacolor pencils and markers, or watercolor paints

as a base to my paintings and then refine using Faber Castell watercolor pencils. I

will usually ink the eyes with a thin fine liner and use acrylics to highlight. All my

drawings and paintings are made on smooth hot press watercolour paper with a minimum

gsm of 185. I ship my works either flat, or rolled up in tubes if necessary. Shipping

is available worldwide.


I am currently offering the following types of traditional commissions only:

Tattoo Designs
- Grayscale $100, colour $200.

B&W Character Illustration 8.5 X 11
- $100 per character, no background.

Art Card, Editions and Originals(ACEOs) & Traditional Pieces
- $35, 2.5 x 3.5 inches, badges include convention card holder with clip/pin.

Watercolor / Acrylic Pieces

- A4 $300, max of 3 characters, includes background.

- A3 $500, max of 4 characters, includes background.

Digital Commissions

I use a combination of Adobe Photoshop and Corel Painter to achieve a painterly style

different from my traditional pieces. Images are crisper and highly detailed. Delivery

is electronic only - buyer receiveds a hi-res file to print a personal copy from.

I am currently offering the following types of digital commissions only:

B&W Bust
- $40, simple head shot. 3508x2480 pixels at 300dpi.

B&W Character Illustration
- $100, max 1 character. 3508x2480 pixels at 300dpi.

Con Badges / ACEOs

- $50, 2.5 x 3.5 inches.

Personalised Characters

- $200

Coloured Scene

- $500-2000, POA, size and resolution negotiable.

Portrait/Caricature - 30$ (if more than 5 the price is 25$ per portrait )
2. Outdoor/indoor Environment - $100
3. illustration - (it depends what is included in it)
4. Creatures, characters, vehicles - $100 + $50 if placed in environment
5. Character Front and Back - $130
6. Weapons - $60

Terms Of Service

I do not take requests or trades. If you would like to commission me or buy a print,

please contact me via email with an idea of what you want so I can give you a quote.

Prices are in USD. Prices are subject to change without notice. Shipping rates vary and

cover packaging expenses as well as the actual freight.

All commissions are to be paid for in full upfront. Payments to be made via Paypal

( I will retain any & all rights to the artwork itself, which

includes the right to print and post the work to my personal galleries and portfolios.

The customer does not obtain the rights to reprint the work for profit; these are

private commissions, not commercial endeavors.

Current Residence: Logan, Utah
deviantWEAR sizing preference: HUUUGE!
Favourite genre of music: Progressive rock, Spacy stuff
Favourite style of art: Fantastic Realism
MP3 player of choice: I'mma chahgin' mah iPod!!!
Shell of choice: Nautilus
Wallpaper of choice: None - it gets in the way when I draw on the walls...
Skin of choice: My own
Favourite cartoon character: Captain Harlock



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Gunnut51 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
BelRhaza4017 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
An early happy b-day wish to u, my good man
:party: :iconcakeplz:
eyetypher Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
great gallery!
newtman001 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2016  Professional General Artist
Thank You!!!
AL-818 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
happy birthday, Newton!!! best wishes and lots more!
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