Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Cute Things Dying Violently



Just wanted to take a quick moment to point out a great game (in my opinion) that was just released on Xbox Live Indie Games as part of the Indie Summer Uprising. I actually don't buy too many indie games, but wanted to make a point to at least try all of the ones coming out with the Uprising. Normally, the 8 minute limit is all I need to get my fill of a game (which may be more my fault than the game), but after the time limit ran up on Cute Things, I threw down my dollar to continue. I'm really enjoying the puzzles and sense of humor and hope that this game does well for Apathy Works. Do yourself a favor and download the trial. This game at least deserves a shot at your precious dollar.

Cute Things Dying Violently at Xbox.com

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Incredible Hulk Sketch 8-23-11


Was playing around on the Cintiq tonight and threw this together. Sketched it in Sketchbook Pro and then put some quick color on it in Photoshop.

As far as the game is going, I still have every intention of continuing it, but my scheduling is getting a little side tracked at the moment. I'm hoping to resume my normal way of life here pretty soon, but I'm seriously starting to consider trying to take someone on that is already a programmer. Not really sure what is the best way about finding someone. I'm probably going to have to spend some time on the XNA forums and twitter to get a feel for the landscape. We'll just have to wait and see.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Pin Up Art and Update

I was recently asked by a friend of mine if I wanted to participate in a small art show for the Tremont Art Walk in Ohio. Our small section of the walk will be based around Pin Ups. Having avoided drawing pretty girls for most of my life, I took it as a welcome challenge. After a failed attempt, I rethought my approach and came up with a fake Pulp Magazine Cover. All and all, I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I'm kind of nervous about people seeing it, but it fits in nicely with my "try new things" attitude.

In other news, I recently finished the book I was reading on better time management. It helped me to take a hard look at how I use my time and places where I can be more effective. Hopefully, I should be able to rework my life to include XNA and Cinema 4D (a new obsession).

I started working on the online tutorials at Lynda to get me more comfortable with C4D. I'm hoping to work with it 2 or 3 days a week as I find time and also get in 2 or 3 days with XNA. Just typing it seems like a ridiculous feat, but I'm determined to make it work.