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Love Letter - Breathe by W-E-Z Love Letter - Breathe :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 272 5 Assassin's Creed Japan Concept Art - Gion Festival by W-E-Z Assassin's Creed Japan Concept Art - Gion Festival :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 189 8 Hard Cosmic - Monastery of Ash by W-E-Z Hard Cosmic - Monastery of Ash :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 166 4 Broken Monday - The Demon Code by W-E-Z Broken Monday - The Demon Code :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 252 10 Nier Automata - 2B by W-E-Z Nier Automata - 2B :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 266 4 Broken Monday - The Dust of Osaka by W-E-Z Broken Monday - The Dust of Osaka :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 853 18 Broken Monday - Underground Walkway by W-E-Z Broken Monday - Underground Walkway :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 224 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 157 6 Tomorrow's Futuristic Computer Desk by W-E-Z Tomorrow's Futuristic Computer Desk :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 134 11 Tomorrow's Rotating Scroll Tansu by W-E-Z Tomorrow's Rotating Scroll Tansu :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 118 2 Tommorow's post apocalyptic bookshelf by W-E-Z Tommorow's post apocalyptic bookshelf :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 73 6 Hard Cosmic - Baroque Arena Concept by W-E-Z Hard Cosmic - Baroque Arena Concept :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 175 11 Hard Cosmic - Machine City Sketch by W-E-Z Hard Cosmic - Machine City Sketch :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 87 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 93 3 Love Letter - Tikibara Lagoon by W-E-Z Love Letter - Tikibara Lagoon :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 326 5 AENiGMA - Skydeck by W-E-Z AENiGMA - Skydeck :iconw-e-z:W-E-Z 1,168 50

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Assassin's Creed Japan Concept Art - Gion Festival
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Fan Concept Art for what an Assassin's creed set in Japan during 1600-1800 could look like, I would probably call it Assassin's Creed Ikigai but I imagine they would call it something like "Rise". I know that the low height of the buildings is one of the things that has kept Ubisoft away from old Japan, but a lot of the buildings had two heights even if most were 1-2 stories, which could make for some great parkour.

I wanted to show an example mission that would fit well within the game and would tackle that height issue right in the heart of the city, The Gion Festival. Named after the redlight district in Kyoto this was a set of floats that would and still go around Kyoto in the summer, back then Shijo Street displayed here would of been much more narrow than it is today, I read about 10 feet. While a lot of the buildings back then just had wood with rock supports as roofing, the main streets usually had tiled roofs. The mission could play out having to go float to float to find the target, you could have a variety of shapes for the floats from towers to boats to make climbing more interesting.

I did this for practice/example of working within an established IP and for concepting historical games/films. I went to museums around Kyoto back when I lived there for a few months and rented out a few Library books here as a reference. It was actually a lot of fun.
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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.

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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…

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  • 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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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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DreadLockedCipher 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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