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Epic Gamer of the Month: Mallock1327

Epic Gamer and Forum Member mallock1327 aka Mike Staples has been sharing his amazing artwork with us for over a year. We first featured him on the Epic Games Community Site back in February, in THIS interview with Tim Fangon from Team Epic Gamers.

Mike sent us some of the sketches you see in the story and they have since been framed and are hanging on the wall in one of our offices, as you can see in the photo below. He has started a new Facebook page to showcase his work, be sure to give it a like! Recently, he tried his hand at wall sculptures made from Styrofoam and the results are amazing. You can read about these incredible pieces of art HERE and HERE.

Mike is a huge Gears of War fan and picked up the first game a few months after release and he says that he fell in love with the dark and gritty atmosphere. He and his girlfriend love to play Horde together, “It’s been nice to see the game progress through the series from the dark gritty streets of the first game to the towering columns and palm trees of Azura in the third.”

Mike is 38 years old and lives in Canada with his girlfriend. He moved there four years ago and he is from Boston, MA. He started drawing in grade school and continued to take art classes until attending the Art Institute and the School for the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

As a thank you to Mike for his amazing contributions to the Gears of War Universe, we will be sending him an Epic Gamer t-shirt, a Gears of War 3 Epic Edition and a copy of “The Art of Gears of War 3” signed by Chris Perna.

If you would like to see your content posted on our community site, Facebook page and twitter, check out the Epic Gamers forum. Who knows, you could be our next Epic Gamer of the month! There you can post your tutorial videos, cosplays, fan art and fiction, anything you would like to share with the community. For more information, check out this welcome post. To see more artwork from Epic Gamers, be sure to catch the EpicGamers group on deviantART.

Gear Soldiers Comic Strip Series

Epic Gamer and Forum member Mike C. Clark Jr., aka ChemicalTaint, has been working on his Gear Soldiers comic strip series since April of this year. They’ve been getting a great response on the forums and we’d thought we’d post one of our favorites here. The strips just keep getting better and we’re really looking forward to seeing more from this talented up-and-comer.

New comics are posted at the end of each month, so be sure to bookmark THIS page so you can stay up to date!

Epic Gamer Fan Art: Gears of War Wall Sculpture #2

We here at Epic Games are big fans of Epic Gamer Mallock1327. We have framed images of his work hanging in the Epic Games Studio and we have featured him in an Epic Gamer Artist Interview with Arukun14. He recently made an amazing Gears of War wall sculpture and has just completed a new sculpture with the Crimson Omen.

The skull is sculpted in Styrofoam and Aves Epoxy. Mallock added another piece of Styrofoam for the backing, beveled the edges of the COG and added some weathering effects to the foam.

He then added some ‘machinery’ and LED lights and starting the painting process, which Mallock would try to make look like old rusted metal. A black base coat was added, the the weathering effects were started.

The finished piece is fantastic! We’re always eager to see what our Epic Gamers are going to create next.

If you would like to see your content posted on our community site, Facebook page and twitter, check out the Epic Gamers forum. Who knows, you could be our next Epic Gamer of the month!

There you can post your tutorial videos, cosplays, fan art and fiction, anything you would like to share with the community. For more information, check out this welcome post.

Epic Gamer Fan Art: Gears of War Wall Sculpture

Epic Gamer Mallock1327 has been creating Gears of War Fan Art for quite a while now. We have framed images of his work hanging in the Epic Games Studio and we have featured him in an Epic Gamer Artist Interview with Arukun14. He has been trying different mediums and decided to carve a Gears of War wall sculpture. The finished piece is fantastic!

He purchased a 2″ piece of Styrofoam insulation board, mapped out the carving and dug in. He then painted the finished sculpture to look like rock. It’s gorgeous! Mallock said he plans on creating another styled after the Crimson Omen.

If you would like to see his progress through the project, view the gallery below.

For more awesome artwork from the community, be sure to catch the EpicGamers group on deviantART.

Epic Gamer Artist – Teonora

We have some amazing artists in the Epic Gamers deviantART group, and Russian artist Teonora is no exception. Her work is professional quality and truly unique. Teonora lives in Moscow and studies film and animation at MIEM university.

Teonora’s favorite styles of art are comic book art and animation, and she names her favorite cartoon character as Homer Simpson. She has been drawing her whole life and she is also a writer.

Luckily for us, Teonora is also a fan of Unreal and Unreal Tournament, and has some amazing drawings to go along with her Unreal fan fiction.

If you want to see more artwork from the Epic Gamers community, head on over to the Epic Gamers group on deviantART, or the Official Epic Gamers Forum.