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Nier Automata - 2B by W-E-Z Nier Automata - 2B :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 136 3 Broken Monday - The Dust of Osaka by W-E-Z Broken Monday - The Dust of Osaka :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 199 6 Broken Monday - Underground Walkway by W-E-Z Broken Monday - Underground Walkway :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 143 4 Tomorrow's Druid Computer Desk - wait what? by W-E-Z Tomorrow's Druid Computer Desk - wait what? :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 138 5 Tomorrow's Futuristic Computer Desk by W-E-Z Tomorrow's Futuristic Computer Desk :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 111 10 Tomorrow's Rotating Scroll Tansu by W-E-Z Tomorrow's Rotating Scroll Tansu :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 105 2 Tommorow's post apocalyptic bookshelf by W-E-Z Tommorow's post apocalyptic bookshelf :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 62 6 Hard Cosmic - Baroque Arena Concept by W-E-Z Hard Cosmic - Baroque Arena Concept :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 145 9 Hard Cosmic - Machine City Sketch by W-E-Z Hard Cosmic - Machine City Sketch :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 74 3 AENiGMA - U of J Cafe - Concept Sketch by W-E-Z AENiGMA - U of J Cafe - Concept Sketch :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 80 2 Love Letter - Tikibara Lagoon by W-E-Z Love Letter - Tikibara Lagoon :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 307 5 AENiGMA - Skydeck by W-E-Z AENiGMA - Skydeck :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 1,117 50 AENiGMA - TFW - Luminescent Textiles Mood Concept by W-E-Z AENiGMA - TFW - Luminescent Textiles Mood Concept :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 258 10 AENiGMA - TFW - Luminescent textiles Overview by W-E-Z AENiGMA - TFW - Luminescent textiles Overview :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 134 3 AENiGMA- The Floating World - Path to the Capital by W-E-Z AENiGMA- The Floating World - Path to the Capital :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 318 9 Overwatch - Tracer by W-E-Z Overwatch - Tracer :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 335 7

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Nier Automata - 2B
I couldn't sleep before my flight, so did a quick portrait of 2B from Nier Automata, she has one of my favorite character designs ever. Sorry if it's not too good, I haven't drawn a character illustration in a year.

Prints www.inprnt.com/gallery/derek.w…
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Broken Monday - The Dust of Osaka
Prints: www.inprnt.com/gallery/derek.w…

Another Concept for Broken Monday a what if open world mp game inspired by the worlds of Shin Megami Tensei, the gameplay of Division, and map layouts of the souls series. I have never done a concept using a real place in personal work just because of it not being that challenging and just becoming a long study and color grade, but in this IP the world is shaken, and with structures falling into eachother and humans/demons building new structures out of and ontop of the old world, it becomes something in that the real current world becomes just as important as to what it has become.

Instead of thinking of pure chaos you can think of it as I am playing with the idea of Wabi-Sabi, an idea in Japanese culture that celebrates imperfection and transience, It fits a post apocalyptic world well, one that knows that things will end but it might as well be somewhat beautiful while it lasts. I was inspired by 2 parts of Osaka for this one, first where it takes place, a V intersection outside Osaka Station that is highly futuristic looking, and second the mall by the Aquarium, where they have this one section in an otherwise modern mall with a cozy maze of down to earth shops with traditional Japanese aesthetic with lights all abound.
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Broken Monday - Underground Walkway
Some fun quick concept art for yet another personal what if IP(I have a lot, most invented as a kid haha)

Prints www.inprnt.com/gallery/derek.w…

This is basically an open world rpg shooter in a post apocalyptic occult world overrun by demons, a world setting inspired by Megami Tensei/SMT from the mid 80s and Genma Wars from the 60s with combat similar to The Division, and map layouts similar to the souls series. I have a feeling most people here would compare the setting/mood to Shadowrun from the late 80s that I don't have much experience with haha but check out the 2 series I mention above for the real inspirations :)

The world didn't completely end, it was ravaged by Demons, and in response nuclear weapons, and as a result messed up weather and earthquakes; so while there is plenty still functioning, with 3/4 of the human population gone and a complicated relationship with Demons, the world is a hostile chaotic place.

Idea would be that you can play as either a human or a civilized Demon, find out the truth of what happened, hunt feral demons, take down bandits, join factions, loot, ect. For the first game it would take place in Japan, probably starting in Osaka, and later Kyoto, and Tokyo. Osaka makes a wonderful area for an Apocalypse, it is filled with bizarre buildings, and a convoluted assortment of passageways and overpasses.
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Convention Tour 2016

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 29, 2016, 9:23 AM
Hey everyone! thank you so much for watching me over the years, you are the best! I will be selling and signing high quality prints of my artwork at these conventions this year.  

As of writing CCEE is already happening so if you are in the Calgary area be sure to stop by this weekend!

Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo, April 28th-May 1st
Table K07 - Art of WEZ 

Calgary, Otafest, July 1st-3rd

Vancouver, Anime Revolution, August 5th - 7th


Hope to see you there! 

Website: www.artofwez.com
Online Prints: www.inprnt.com/gallery/derek.w…

  • Listening to: Jet Set Radio, Persona
  • Reading: Bobobo, Berserk, Air Gear, Vegabond
  • Watching: Way to much anime
  • Playing: P4, Ninja Gaiden 2, DOA, Time splitters, JSRF,
  • Eating: pocky, cherrys, apples, sushi, rice, wendys
  • Drinking: vanilla bean latte, green tea, Dr Pepper

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XandImus Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2017   General Artist
Rad fave thYnks! :D
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:iconrussianlombax:
How long have you been doing art for? Do you think going to college was worth it. I also really love the creativity you put in these.
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W-E-Z Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
All my life, but got serious 4 years ago. You don't need to go to college only go if you can afford, I did go to art college but they didn't actually teach you to draw there so it was a waste of money other than if I need to get a work visa down the line(degrees and awards help). If you want actual training I recommend going to a school that has instructors that are working professionally in same field you want to be in. I learned more in one class at 2d.cgmasteracademy.com/ than 5 years of art school, if you can afford it tho go to www.artcenter.edu/ Art Center, they have an extremely high hiring rate. 

Self training takes a bit more time but it has worked personally for me, just be disciplined and have a schedule.
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RussianLombax Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2017
Thanks so much for responding! I have so many questions on where to start, I'll probably figure that out down the line. I love your drawings to by the way. especially the "cyberpunk" ones. It just worries me because I started drawing high school year: so like 3 years ago for the first time, I got decent at anatomy, but then college made me stop. now It's really hard for me to get back into drawing. But I have a lot of amazing ideas now.
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the-kid36 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2016  Hobbyist
Happy Belated Birthday :D
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DreadedCipher Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Student General Artist
Happy birthday. :iconcake3dplz: Party Airborne Hug Hope you've had a great one!
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Pikafan2000 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I hope your birthday was decent.
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Midnitez-REMIX Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Happy birthday! :party:
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India99 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy Birthday :cake:
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Dan21Almeida95 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2016  Student General Artist
Happy Birthday :)
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