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Hey yall, check out the deviantart page for "Heavy Veggie" a new comic written by my friend AJ Ryan and illustrated by yours truly. The page features some character concepts, and an eight-page prologue. We're gonna launch a kickstarter for the project soon. also if any of you photoshop painters out there would like to try your hand at colorizing any of the panels, let me know, i'd love to see what you come up with and maybe for the right person we could bring you on as a full timer (that is if we meet the kickstarter goal ;) )


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James Turner Mohan
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my name is Turner. I'm a fantasy illustrator living and working in NYC. I work mostly in pencil and pen, but have been trying to get into watercolor aswell.
(I also make medieval armor, in case anyone's interested :) )

come take a look, leave a comment. I'll be happy to hear from you

Turner Mohan


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Bard-the-zombie Featured By Owner 1 day ago
you draw such amazing things, and even make the armor, this is incredibly cool!
Libra1010 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015
Master Mohan, I must admit that your repeated allusions to Conan of Cimmeria has made me wonder just what my ideal depiction of the Modern Classic Barbarian Hero would look like (I'd call him The ORIGINAL Barbarian Hero but a whole gang of hard-cases out of saga and story would probably rise up to savage me, if only in spirit!).

 Then I found this image of the late, unmistakeable Oliver Reed and stopped wondering.

 I think you can see why - all he needs is the hilt of a sword within convenient snatching-distance (and perhaps an extra foot or so in height when he's standing up!).
TurnerMohan Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2015  Professional General Artist
i dunno, when it comes to conan i'm more interested by frank frazetta's artwork of him than by the original howard stories. i like conan as this pulp archetype of the ancient, primeval blood-and-guts hero but really as a character he's so bland he might as well be any one of his thousand immitators, i'm not overly attached to all the specific mythology of conan, i think he works better as artwork than as a written character.
Libra1010 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015
 I admit that I'm more fond the stories than that; to be honest I think Conan has too many fascinating and very human contradictions in him to be BLAND per se - he's a proud barbarian, yet remains so fascinated by civilisation that he spends the prime of his life (and quite probably much longer) in the Civilised World - he's a man who once claimed that 'I live, I love, I slay and am content' yet he's a man who threw the contentment of his colourful career away when he made himself King by his own hand and yet WILLINGLY chose to surrender his old Freedoms when the Kingdom he'd taken was in peril - this is also a man who fell into a Quest to overthrow an Ancient Evil (which had taken to stalking the local Princess like a creepy sixteen year-old) and on being presented to a council of the most High-and-Mighty in the Land as a potential saviour, was found making himself extremely comfortable with boots on the table, wolfing down beef like a Texan at a barbecue and completely unashamed of the spectacle he presented.

 I admit that Mr Howard the Writer and the character of Conan the Cimmerian won my complete loyalty at that point with that fine display of complete sang-froid (albeit not my unquestioning loyalty, for fond as I am of him Conan is an interesting fellow to follow, but not necessarily the sort you should invite home with you).:D (Big Grin)   

 I should also say that while I admire the work of Mr Frazetta, I prefer the depiction of Conan by Mr Gary Gianni, since they tend to have more of an 'In the Moment' feel.

 For example you could spin an entire short story out of this one image; for some reason I cannot help but imagine that these two fellows are thinking 'Adventure? Not tonight Princess!'
TurnerMohan Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Professional General Artist
i don't think you got my larger point, i dont particularly care about whether frazetta's work is as faithful to the character as other artists' or not because the character himself doesnt particularly endear or interest me. frazetta used conan (like he did john carter or tarzan) as a subject through which to present this archetype of primeval heroism. that interests me alot more than the character himself.
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njanna Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You are inspiring!!! Want to draw like you one day!
Libra1010 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2014
 Just popping in to wish you MERRY CHRISTMAS Master Mohan, howsoever and wheresoever you happen to be keeping it!:) (Smile) 
Oznerol-1516 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Turner! Turner! You inspired me, again.…
Oznerol-1516 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Btw, Turner, I loved every single piece of your commissioned fantasy art, those about the Black Jack book. Every of them was great, some can be counted among your masterpieces! However they are a good bunch of artworks, and I lack the time nowadays to post on every single one of them. But I enjoyed seeing them and its many details.
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