Thursday, March 28, 2013

The Balance of Shapes

Today there was some alright progress. I learned a lot on the topic of design, shapes, and their balance. 
First i traced a drawing, which i thought has good design and then i tried to draw it myself. With the many obvious mistakes i also did learn a lot.

Worked some more on art of my graphic novel. This character is the manifestation of ego and the japanese on her katana reads "Black Panther".

Buddha head asset i did for project Kunoichi:


Saturday, March 23, 2013

Cold war - Sushi and Cafe'

Had some cafe' sketching with Shannon and Flo! I never really tried capturing the movements of people on the street (as seen from the cafe') but in the end, you add a lot from your imagination

Very Early sketch following, but i have nothing else to show.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Epiphany time

I think i really have to figure out what i like when it comes to the art-style i pursue and the general direction of my career.
It's always a good idea to take look back at your childhood, because there you will probably find the reason you wanted to do art in the first place.

The cartoon  from my childhood i most vividly remember is Ren & Stimpy. Back then, when i was 6 years old or so i watched it on Nickelodeon and i just couldn't believe how funny it was. Everything was designed to be funny, it was straight to the point. It stood out from the other Nickelodeon cartoons like Doug or Rugrats, i could see that even as a small kid.
Yeah, Ren & Stimpy influenced me a lot and it had a great impact on my aesthetic feel when it comes to art.

I realized that just today, when i was watching one episode casually. It was a games animation episode though, but still great. Especially the paintings, wow. I had to screencap those. (copyright viacom i guess)

Childhood feels right there.
Also realized that not all characters need to be nice looking and model-like. Take Wario for example. What a great character, i always wanted to do an fanart for Warioland 4 (also childhood game). Gonna tackle that soon.

Anyway, onto something different.
So my graphic novel is ever changing and shapeshifting. I definetely settled for the setting: A Starbucks cafe'. Evelyn gets to fight some hipsters there. One of them needs to be french! Here are some horrible scribbles i did.

Need to find some cool designs for the hipsters. They need to look ridiculous.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Stuff and asset

I recent days, i had to do far more stuff i don't enjoy. After that, actually sitting down and starting to draw is a nice thing. So, for the sake of posting something to this blog regularly, i present: Random shit!

The nagging thought that i need to start working on my graphic novel again just keeps getting in my head all the time. I have so many new ideas, aww yeah!!!

Here is some of the pain in the ass stuff i worked on today:
An asset with just the normal map applied to it (and some AO):

Monday, March 11, 2013

Hipster scribbles

This is the kind of thing i draw when i dont know what to draw. Only vaguely. Quick scribbles.


I know that i want to draw more mechs in the future.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Found stuff and mecha

Found some old sketches i did for a set design. Might be interesting. Back then i actually scanned in old bank notes to get the pergament likefeel.

Here are some quick sketches i did of how the units could look from above in the strategy game. Still too primitive for my tastes, though. But here the idea of three main types, close-range, wide-range and magic, gets established. Need to find a working system for this thing!!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Fuck my life

Long time no post, so here are some cafe' sketches i did today. At least one area in my life i'm having fun.

And here are some scribbles i just did so lala, wondering whether i will ever deliver a finished piece.