Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Some friends and I went up to Burbank two and a have weeks ago for the CTN Animation Expo and I left feeling like my life had been changed. That sounds a bit heavy and I don't mean like finding Jesus sort of life changing but it was artistically a big bundle of encouragement, inspiration, clarity, awakening ... I really felt at home there. The animation crowd was so happy and light spirited compared to the video game arts crowd I've been immersed in for the last 10 years. I dug it. And the level of artistic skill was through the roof! Anyway, my immediate goal that I started on as soon as I got home was to really learn how to draw. So I've been drawing like there's no tomorrow. I started a sketchbook at the expo and finished it tonight so here's a few of the pages from it. I'll start a new one tomorrow. The milestone I set for myself was six months from the expo. So, I'm going to cram as much study and practice as I can into my head in the next six months and see where I land. I'll set a new goal after that. I'm drawing from photos and life a lot but forcing myself to caricature what I'm seeing, trying to focus on personality and story. I haven't had so much fun at art in over a year!
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
What's up with the new spelling of the Sci Fi channel? I keep seeing 'syfylys' when I see the logo. Unpleasant. My blog has sat dormant for so long because of a mix of big life changes and work. I did have some time the last few weeks to design out a sci fi character in my bits of spare time. It's definitely out of the mold of the work I do for R*Games and it's nice to shake things up like this as often as I can. Anyway, here's hoping the next update comes sooner than this one did. I don't know about things mellowing out quite yet but eventually they will. Seasons come and seasons go.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
I was studying some art and stumbled upon the above painting. I liked elements of the painting a lot which inspired me to make the sketch up top. I also watched the movie The Dutchess last night and found it visually just stunning. They always light and shoot those victorian movies like paintings. The movie itself was profoundly sad though.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Announced today. So this is what I've been designing for three and a half years. Lots of fun. I'm excited to be able to share it finally and I'm looking forward to all of you getting a chance to play it later this year. There are a few characters in the screenshots that I designed and art directed including the main player. For more screenshots and info on the game visit this link. Larger screenshots can be found on the official site: RED DEAD REDEMPTION