Art Round-up Apr 06, 2022

This one comes later in the day than normal because we don’t make posts like this until the piece is publicly published by the author, even if we’re aware it already exists privately. But, Mr. Trerzich missed the upload due to his insistence on ignoring the internet on April Fool’s Day (who could blame him) and only just today saw it. Anyhow, another acquaintance of his through the Newgrounds Festivals, Lil Spook [Newgrounds/Twitter], held a giveaway for hitting 300 fans on the site and he won a commission. He decided to have her draw Valor because he’s otherwise always having people draw the ladies and that little guy doesn’t get enough love. So like always, if you enjoy the piece, please follow up by checking out Lil Spook’s other stuff and possibly following her if you like that as well.

Just an Average Friday by LilSpook [@TehLilSpook]

Art Round-up Mar 09, 2022

Time again for another Art Round-up in the midst of a content draught here on the Ex Dynamis Chaos website. Remember, if you make any EDK art or find some while roaming the web, please send it to us on any of our profiles and we’ll be sure to share it for all our community to see. Today we have a piece from MayaLaCookie [Newgrounds/Twitter], another individual Mr. Terzich met through the Newgrounds festivals. Through an art practice thread, found here, Maya brings us a simple, inked bust of Laney Lin with only a couple tones to accentuate certain parts of her outfit. Maya is a budding artist with lots of other work to peruse, so please send warm regards if you enjoy the piece.

Art Round-up Jan 12, 2022

Immediate apologies for yet more delays. Just as Mr. Terzich finally gets a replacement power cable for the one lost in the move, the old scanner itself decided to kick the bucket after only two more uses. We will be holding a fundraiser for a new machine as soon as he prepares it, but, in the meantime, we are at our Wednesday Art Round-up. This week, we have yet another buddy of Mr. Terzich’s that he met through the Newgrounds Festivals discord: SkeleBum [Newgrounds/Twitter]. She hits us with some sketches involving our beloved mascot, Zeba. The first of which is a solo portrait of her.

The second picture features her character from her own projects, Jolyn Yootouze, hanging out with Zeba in an “Ogre tavern”, which I’m sure is as interesting a place to visit as any for a space-time traveler on holiday. I like to imagine Jolyn is regaling Zeba with some over-the-top tale filled with astonish and excite that Zeba will sneakily go back and watch from a clever location. She does enjoy for people to tell their stories, but she just can’t help herself with seeing them in person.

Jolyn and Zeba by SkeleBum [@SkeleBumNG]

Please help us show our appreciation by checking out SkeleBum’s or works and possibly giving a follow if any of it is up your alley.

Art Round-up Dec 8, 2021

Well, for those not following updates on other platforms, the snag in the recent momentum of uploads is due to Mr. Terzich’s recent move and one missing power adapter for his scanner. If you did not know, all the pages start out traditionally. But thankfully, you do get content on this day with a spotlight on another artist. Recently, one of Mr. Terzich’s buddies he’s made through the Newgrounds Festivals discord server, Pam [Newgrounds/Twitter], was kind enough to whip up a lovely picture of our mascot, Zeba, for his life ceremony just last week.

Zeba by Pam [@p_pamda]

But this isn’t the only picture she’s made related to Ex Dynamis Chaos. They mostly never leave chatrooms and get uploaded anywhere properly (until now), but Pam often sketches up fun images for her friends that she hangouts out with. We have two other sketches that she has dropped on Mr. Terzich within recent times. The first of which was a redraw of an official nekomimi (a catgirl like Purrcy) image for the TCG that’s been indefinitely on the backburner.

Tribal Neko sketch by Pam [@p_pamda]

The second is a fun picture of The Metal slurping up ramen like a pro because that is apparently all the man eats (meet the guy and you’ll probably come to the same conclusion).

Made of Metal by Pam [@p_pamda]

Pam is a fun and talented artist who aspires to make comics of her own someday, so follow her profiles and see what else is in store.

Art Round-up Sep 14, 2021

Still chugging a little slow this year, but new stuff is actually being produced as we speak, including a couple shorts that were supposed to be on this site last year. But in the meantime, today’s Art Round-up is spotlight on the artist Kiyo [kiyooo on Newgrounds/KiyoInHell on Twitter]. She is a wonderful artist, in both respects of illustration and animation, that doesn’t post nearly enough. While hanging out in the Newgrounds Festivals discord server, she decided to doodle the mascot of this fine publication, Zeba, in various poses and expression as well as adding The Metal in there for good measure. She refers to this as a “Family Portrait” after putting the character’s creator over arching at the top.

Family Portrait by Kiyo [@KiyoInHell]

On top of this, she also threw Zeba into the background of a recent animation for round 4 of the Newgrounds Animation Summer Jams as a little plushie with a camera that you can see here in Charlie’s Little Dance.

And here is just the a snapshot of how Zeba appears in the video for those that didn’t watch it. I think Kiyo really captured the essence of Zeba there, don’t you?

But that’s not all I’m talking about involving Kiyo in today’s post. I ended up liking her doodles so much that I took her pencils and turned them into fully colored scenes. So, enjoy the my interpretations of the images below to close things out.

Sup by The Metal & Kiyo
Hey by The Metal & Kiyo
Drip by The Metal & Kiyo
Squint by The Metal & Kiyo
OMG by The Metal & Kiyo
Family Portrait by The Metal & Kiyo

Art Round-up May 5, 2021

Sorry the site has been a bit dead, folks. Mr. Terzich has been a bit busy with things, but luckily he did recently win a picture of one of our beloved characters recently that we can show you. His buddy Jason Robinson, a professional comic artist, was holding a raffle after hitting a new subscription milestone on his YouTube channel and Malcolm won, despite being a mod on his channel (which should really have disqualified him if you ask me). Still, never look a gift horse in the mouth. This is how we get this magnificent picture of Laney Lin, back during the days she was part of the Professional Freelancers, you see below.

We will also take this time to pimp out Jason, who is a great artist working on an project independent horror comic anthology with writer Nasser Rabadi called Secret Comics Presents. Mr. Terzich has backed the project after having seen pages and speaking directly with Jason about it several times and can ensure you that any fan of the comic medium will enjoy it thoroughly. Give it a look if you can.

Laney Lin by Jason Robinson (@JRobinzson)

Remember to send us any fan art or the like of Ex Dynamis Chaos related images so we can re-host them and spread the love back to the artists.

Art Round-up January 6, 2021

Time for another Art Round-up, Which has sadly been most of the little content added to this site. Mr. Terzich apologizes for the content drought, but he’s been busy on moving some gears in the background and should really be drawing pages for the webcomic. Feel free to yell at him about it. This week we get this image because artist ΛMӨΣBΛ had said a while back that he’d do a picture of The Metal and finally worked it into his daily warm-up. We thank him for this gift that perfectly captures the playfulness of The Metal!

Crescent Kick by Amoeba (@amoebakanon)

Remember to send us any fan art or the like of Ex Dynamis Chaos related images so we can re-host them and spread the love back to the artists.

Art Round-up October 7, 2020

We haven’t had an Art Round-up in awhile, likely because updates have been slow this year. But hey, were here with another. This week we get this image because artist Jaden Bricker was looking for some art to practice inking on and Mr. Terzich was happy to oblige. He gave him plenty of images to choose from, but pencils for this recent model of Anon Keisura stood out and that was the one he wanted to do. Hope you enjoy this picture and consider giving Jaden’s stuff a look over on instagram.

Anon by Jaden Bricker

Remember to send us any fan art or the like of Ex Dynamis Chaos related images so we can re-host them and spread the love back to the artists.

Ex Dynamis Chaos Fan-art Contest #2: “The Beach Episode”

Ahoy there! The last contest was a lot of fun and I, Malcolm Terzich, have decided that we’re gonna do this thing Quarterly. I think the easiest way to line that up for me is to have the deadlines on the Solstices and Equinoctes, which means this contest will be as tight as the previous (a bit under two months) to meat the Summer Solstice. That’s why this time around, to get that Summer feel even if most of us are still trapped at home, the theme of the contest is “beach”.

What does that mean, you may ask? Well, I’ve personally participated in tons of fan art contests in the past and they all become boring because it’s always just a “draw a character” and occasionally there will be a theme for the how to draw the character. I ain’t about that life and I’m not going to force you to be either. If you want to just draw an Ex Dynamis Chaos character in a swimsuit, that’s perfectly fine. I’m not tying your hands down. But the more creative you can be the better. You don’t even have to draw a character at all. You can enter any art that uses either locations, creatures, objects, symbols, motifs, or whatever from Ex Dynamis Chaos and make something that fits the theme “beach”. If you don’t want to draw a character it could be something like monsters attacking a beach or what you think a beach inside a Subspace Highway looks like. It can go in any direction you want. The updated rules will be as follows.

Rules

  1. It has to be an easily recognized form of art. Not just to me, who is still fairly artsy despite not considering myself an artist, but to the audience.
  2. It needs to depict at least one aspect from Ex Dynamis Chaos that the audience can easily pick up on. As stated before, it can be a character, a creature, a location used in the stories, a machine or any other object, symbol, or motif that is used in the stories. If we can all tell the piece is related to EDK, go wild.
  3. This piece has to have been made specifically for this contest. We’ll have no way of knowing if it’s something you previously finished and never posted or if you had a WIP you just got around to completing, but no entree that has been published in any form prior to this post will be accepted. You may publish work for this contest anywhere you wish after you complete it, as that will show it was posted after this contest began.
  4. All entries must be PG-13. Obviously not everything EDK related even falls cleanly into this category, but because this is a community contest open to the public we want this to be a generally family appropriate competition. I’ll be fairly lenient, but use your best judgement please. No explicitly sexual content, though themes are okay. No uncensored nudity. Any gore shouldn’t be too visceral, cartoon gore is perfectly fine. If a good parent wouldn’t let their teenage child see your piece, submit something else.
  5. Collaborations are allowed, but the prize must be shared evenly amongst the team so it probably isn’t worth it. Sorry, just being honest. Your group must also have a name or an identifier, like a band does, since it will count as a single artist.
  6. Multiple submissions are allowed as well, but each artist (individual or group) may only win once. Entering multiple times does increase your odds of winning, but if more than one of your pieces place only the highest placement will count and it’ll skip to the next unique artist after that.
  7. All entrees must be submitted by Saturday, June 20th of this year [2020]. To submit, post your art or a link to it on Twitter tagging @exdynamischaos and the hashtag #EDKartcontest along with title and/or subject of the piece and the names of all contributors. If you would like to submit a larger resolution image and don’t wish to host it elsewhere to link, or include more information than would fit in a tweet, or just don’t wish to use Twitter, you can also send submissions to me via email at immadametal@gmail.com by the deadline. I’ll repost all off Twitter entree with credits using the EDK handle, as well as posting them in the discord as well.

Prizes

All entrees will be voted on by the public over a period of five days after the deadline. This may quickly become a popularity contest, but I ask you to absorb as many of the entrees as you can and search yourself for the one that speaks to you the most for whatever reason. Maybe it’s the most technical piece, the funniest, or the coolest subject. After votes are in, 1st through 3rd places will receives awards. All entrees will be included in credited posts on the site, but the three winners will have a blog post dedicated to them to say something about themselves or to plug their own projects if they wish.

Grand Prize

The grand prize winner will not only receive a full color commission of their choice, but you will become part of Ex Dynamis Chaos through an official 4 page short where you get to decide plot (which editorial supervision). But unlike last time, your short must fit the “beach” theme. It can either be an insert of yourself or an original character of your creation (also with editorial supervision) that does something adventurous and/or meets your favorite EDK characters. And because the character will exist in the world from that point forward, you may even see them in a cameo or two at a later point in time. It can even be the same character as before if you were a winner previously. Don’t worry if you aren’t much of a writer, I can help polish it up and the sequential art will be taken care of by me.

Second Place

The second place winner will receive a full color commission of their choice from myself. It does not have to be Ex Dynamis Chaos related (this also applies to the commission portion of the prizes for 1st and 3rd place). It does have to fit the same PG-13 requirements of this competition though. Since it is a community event, I have to be able to share the final product. The commission will be fairly high resolution, traditionally inked, and digitally colored. It can have some text or word art and can be treated as a single panel of a comic if desired. You may also decide if you want to fit a standard set of dimensions if you plan to use it for something: comic page, two-page spread, desktop wallpaper, phone wallpaper, etc. Just let me know which one you need.

Third Place

The same things as the second place prize except without any color. You get a traditionally inked commission of your choice. Aside from color, all the same rules apply as above.

Anyhow, I hope you choose to enter and enjoy the competition. Be sure to share this with your friends. The more the merrier. And if this you all like this, we’ll do more in the future!

Ex Dynamis Chaos Fan-Art Contest #1 Results!

Ahoy there, everybody! I’m so happy with the turn out for our first community contest. As few as it may seem, there were more than I was expecting and I hope we have even more going forward. To speed things up, immediately after this post I will be dropping the rules for the next contest. This way you’ll have as much time as possible to work an entry into your busy schedule. Until then, let’s announce our winners!

The Grand Prize Winner

Laney Lin by Bergmite (@Bergmiten)

The winner of the Grand Prize, a four page short of their design drawn by Malcolm Terzich as well a full colored commission, is the inspiring Bergmite with a wonderful illustration of pop-idol Laney Lin. Bergmite didn’t have much to say on it other than “Oh wow thank you!” You can follow for more art at these social media locations:

Twitter- https://twitter.com/bergmiten
Instagram- https://www.instagram.com/bergmite

Second Place

Yoko Keisura by John Dillard (@DillardDraws)

For the second place prize of just a full colored commission, we have the magnanimous John Dillard with his rendering of Yoko Keisura. He is currently working on a comic property of his owner called “the Buckler” and you can see more of his amazing art on his social media and him creating in action at this youtube channel.

Twitter- https://twitter.com/DillardDraws
Youtube- https://www.youtube.com/user/johndillard1

Third Place

Anna Riknia by Evan Ho Tep (@EvanHoTep)

And for our third and final prize, a black and white inked commission, goes to the mysterious Evan HoTep with his portrait of Anna Riknia. He’s on a mission to challenge yellow-bellied artists to an old-fashioned duel, including other contestant Rick Piper. You can follow his antics over at his twitter.

Twitter – https://twitter.com/EvanHoTep

That’s it for this contest until the prizes are fulfilled and posted. In the meantime, check out the details on the next contest or any of the other entertaining material littering this website!