Game of Thorns

I came up with the concept of this for a T-Shirt Contest. However, it never quite made it to the finals.  So I've put it up on Deviant art so you can purchase some different items if you are into the show and want a play on words art piece.

Yes, it's based on the Game of Thrones character Cersei and her thorny disposition.  

Game of Thorns
Game of Thorns

Here's the link to the Deviant Art segment 
if you wish to purchase any prints:  Game of Thorns by Suztv

Cthulhu Kitty

If you're into Elder Gods in cute furry mode - then you might like Cthulhu Kitty. It has the essence of the Lovecraftian god but with a twist of being four legged, furry.  Still has tentacles and bat wings though - I tried to stay true to the visage.

I drew this on a whim and found the result to be pretty satisfying.  He is cute with a touch of gore (notice the ripped out tongue he's stomped on).  

Cthulhu Kitty
Cthulhu Kitty

If you're interested in purchasing a T-Shirt or other items
please visit my RedBubble shop here: Suztv Cthulhu Kitty

Free Zombie and Horror Photoshop Styles

Turn any meek and unassuming typeface into a decayed mess of Zombie flesh. Guaranteed to putrify even the most decorative fonts. Perfect for Halloween, horror movie titles and scary posters.
Zombie PSD Style

I know that the crypt keeper is probably rolling in his grave but I couldn't wait to share this lovely interpretation of a dead person's abode. Nice vine covered crypt style for a ghoulish font or creepy shape. Great for backgrounds too! Put some fiendishness into your design and use the Crypt.
Crypt PSD Style

Bone style that emulates bone matter. Texture, coloring and shading make certain "bone" fonts stand out.

Bone PSD Style

A big social thank-you

I wanted to do a quick blog post and thank those that have given me the most support.  As you can see from my blogger analytics report certain sites have referred more traffic than anyone else.  Aside from Google organic search (that's my penchant for using the correct keywords) - these people are primarily responsible for my blog getting noticed.  I cannot say thank you enough and trust me I have supported your sites as well. Beyond the occasional tweet I often forward your .com address to other people I know because you are a great resource.

Top Supporters for Suztv blogspot are:
deviantart community
and the cgsociety forums.

Thanks so much for making me feel important!

What other artists can take away from this article is that certain venues help artists and they should be subscribing/joining those sites.  If you make tutorials, resources or write articles that deal with any aspect of the design community then the sites I've listed are your best friends outside of using proper SEO.

Photoshop 3D parchment scroll - Freebie

Photoshop 3D scroll object

I've created a new freebie download for all of you parchment/scoll fans.  There are two files included in the freebie for you to use.  One is a layered Photoshop file with 3 separate 3D renderings of the parchment scroll I created for my Medieval Armor Styles ad and the other is an actual 3D Photoshop file of the parchment scroll.  The Photoshop 3D file is awesome because you can use it in a variety of ways - turn it, flip it, change the texture, change the color etc.  I think that you'll probably find lots of uses.

Photoshop layered file - scrolls
All that I request in return for this fabulous download is that you share to download.  Not a big ask - and really very painless.  Remember though that although these are free to use for your designs commercially and personal use - you aren't allowed to redistribute.  What that means is you cannot host the files or give them away via other means (copy onto a drive, create a bit torrent) without my permission.

Click here to tweet and download the awesome parchment file:

Here's a video that I created that will give you a few tips and tricks so that you'll know how to manipulate the scroll for your designs:

Don't miss out on some of the other great layer styles and brushes available on my blog:

Top 24 Fireworks and Pyrotechnic resources

Fireworks (the explosive kind not the software) are a tradition in many culture but some of the most extravagant displays are in the United States on the 4th of July.  Obviously Americans have an affinity for blowing things up but the pyrotechnics are supposed to represent the battles that took place when we fought for our right for independence from England, so every year we party by blowing things up in spectacular displays.  Of course as a designer - you have to partake in the festivities by creating some awesome graphics for your Facebook page or your blog or even your party invite.

Below I've listed some excellent resources that you can use in Photoshop, AfterEffects, 3DS Max, Cinema 4D and Blender.  Why keep things static - I'd say that if you have access to the software you should try out some of the MoGraph and 3D tutorials.  Making fire in digital land is way less messy and the best part is that you won't loose a finger or an eye.  Plus your mom won't freak out because one of those twirly firecrackers just went under her car.

Hopefully you'll take a moment to create your own great images but if you're pressed for time there are some excellent presets, brushes and photos available too!

Photoshop Brushes:

Photoshop Actions:

After Effects No Plug-ins:

After Effects with Trapcode Particular:

Red Giant Preset:

3DS Max:

Cinema 4D:



Random stuff: