I've been working at Dynamite comics for awhile now, they are pretty awesome and I hope I can hang with them for a long time to come. I recently got the chance to work on a DC comics character because of them as I was assigned variant cover duty for the upcoming Wonder Woman meets Bionic Woman comic. Had a lot of fun with it and DC was super easy to work with as far as notes during the production on logo and character placement. Bionic Woman is a super cool character to work on as well so this was a big Orwellian double + good project!
Hopefully many more to come!
I was recently approached by an artist friend of mine about helping out on a "variant" cover for a then upcoming comic of his about to be published by Image...I've been a huge fan of Image comics and Todd McFarlane since I was a kid so it was kind of a huge deal to me and I said yes without even knowing how much money he could pay me. (He did pay me, just not a crazy amount)
Anyway the concept was that he knew I liked to sculpt his and other comic artist's work so he thought it'd be cool to create a comic book cover that appeared to be an old fasioned action figure based on the main character of the book.
The cover sold so well that I've been asked to do another one and possibly a couple more for a different series as well...exciting stuff! :D
SO here it is..."NO" the hero of the story...the badass hatchet wielder in the world of "SPREAD"
The Global Game Jam was a lot of fun but also very exhausting...specially since I opted to drive 13 hours north into Quebec Canada to enter. Thought I'd post my team's entry here as well as a video I made to promote it.
Download link: http://globalgamejam.org/2014/games/wizards-rgb
Gameplay/promo video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1need_EGkGU&feature=youtu.be
The game is kind of difficult...you control 3 wizards representing the 3 color values that digital images are presented with and you try to block incoming colored monsters by matching their color. Sometimes you need to combine 2 or more wizards to get the color you want.
You can route the controls of each wizard to external usb controllers so you can play local multiplayer but for now it's up and down, Q/A, W/S, and E/D for the red, green, and blue wizards respectively.
Alright finally got my Bachelor's Degree....now what, haha. That does seem to the be general frame of mind for most recent graduates I think. I'm just going to get busy making more art now that I don't have homework to do.
In the words of Thin Wall Ryan... LEH DO ET!
So...I decided I wasn't happy with how often I produce "finished" artwork so I thought I'd start an art challenge. The idea of the challenge is to pick something (recently being all characters) that starts with each letter of the alphabet, every day...and try to produce a finished product in as little time as possible. (model, uvmap, ao map minimum, basic rig if a character)
I'm on "H" right now and found a cool cartoon of H.P. lovecraft I wanted to model so I'll probably do that up today. I received a message asking if I take requests so I thought I'd go ahead and state emphatically on a public post that yes, I would be more than willing to take requests.
This challenge is really helping me to improve I think, and also help me figure out how long things take me to complete. I highly recommend this sort of challenge to anyone....after I get to Z I think I might switch to doing 2d for the next challenge.
Wow so...I studied multimedia back in 2005 when I got my first degree and adobe flash was included in a few classes but I never got around to keeping up with it. Recently I offered to help a friend of mine out on a show he's been working on for over a year called level20something ( level20something dot com )
The show is basically about what a world inside an old video game console would be like if all the people in it knew they were in a game console and basically just worked day jobs as bad guys and NPCs and just clocked in and out each day but also did other jobs in their own cities etc...it's pretty interesting.
Looking forward to picking up flash again...
Hey thanks Sockembop for the portal invite. Not 100% sure what that means but I'll be thankful anyway :)
I like the portal graphic that came with the message though, pretty cool.
Am I the only one absolutely not excited about Skyrim? I bought Oblivion for the original xbox and barely played it, if it wasn't for bethesda suing Mojang over the scrolls name I probably wouldn't even be as aware Skyrim was even coming out...so I guess lawsuits do have a good side as far as marketing is concerned, worked to get my attention I suppose.
Come to think of it any game I've been kind of curious about this past year ended up losing my interest rapidly...beta testing The Old Republic made me not give a crap that it's coming out, just felt like a WoW clone....and wow another GTA game...wasn't Red Dead just GTA with horses...and Bully GTA in a school...and glancing at their list of games just makes it look like they clone GTA for everything.
I mean I love Max Payne...but 3 looks like they are letting GTA sneak in, I was really excited to hear it was coming out till I saw the trailers and realized they were taking out the comic book feel and making it all "Next gen"...
anyway just felt like bitching on newgrounds, just spent 8+hrs on a painting that didn't turn out how I'd like so.....yeah.
Also anyone out there ever use stencylworks? seems a viable solution to export games in swf format.
Working on a digital painting today, sort of a "farewell" gesture...
about 2 hours in so far, here is a tiny closeup of a piece of it, anyone want to guess who/what it is?
Arts and stuff! So I haven't been on newgrounds in a very long time, always felt like the odd man out as I don't use flash...or I choose not to use flash rather.
I've been spending most of my time over at gameartisans.org and doing work in the gameart program over at FullSail.
I've always wondered about flash games, I really like them but as a 3D modeler I always assumed there is no place for me in the flash game community, thus my absence from newgrounds...
So....I'm Working on a Low poly character competition, here is my entry thus far...
I'm wondering how anything I work on could be used in a flash game at all...I know Donkey kong country used 3D assets but was a 2d game..perhaps pre rendered images/animations? like mortal kombat too I think was...Hopefully someone here can help me figured that out some day...