Thursday, December 22, 2011

Construct 2 Video Tutorials

Full disclaimer: This is not my video.  But I thought it was important that people looking to create games in Construct 2 see it (especially beginners).  I've still been dabbling with the program here and there, but haven't found too many video references which tend to be the easiest way for me to learn.  Ayzhong does an excellent job of showing you how to construct a game using the event system as well as getting around any peculiar bugs you may run into.  I'm hoping to put some time into a small platformer in the coming weeks.  I'll be sure to post any tips I may find.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Dr Sketchy: Frazetta

Had a great time with Dr. Sketchy Cleveland last night.  The theme was Frank Frazetta and with a great model (and the Conan soundtrack), the night turned out to be a lot of fun.  It really just felt like the perfect way to end a year of Dr. Sketchy's.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Work In Progress

The Winter Soiree is over and a great time was had by all.  I was honored to be included with so many very talented artist.  Seeing everyone's stuff together made me particularly excited about some group collaborations that should be starting next month.  

Looking back at my "Love No Longer Lost" piece, I see it as a kind of milestone as its the first piece was started and ended digitally.  Normally I'd do all of my preliminary sketching on paper and scan that in.  This time, I started on the Cintiq and would just do layer after layer of sketching.  It added a certain freedom that helped me to try new things.  Though, if you look at the above picture, you can see that sections of the girl went through a number of revisions: hence the other colors.  Finally, the background was created in Cinema 4D and used as a base for my layout.  Hope you enjoy this, look at my preliminary work.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Love No Longer Lost

My most recent piece was created for an art show (Winter Soiree) out in Cleveland. After failing with a couple of other ideas, I decided to go back and rework a concept that I was never truly happy with. 

I had drawn the picture many years ago for the forums and had always wanted to take another shot at it. The basic concept is a man that lost his wife spends his life trying to recreate her as a machine. Not sure if that translates, but it was the general idea.

Also, kind of happy with the way it turned out considering its my first all digital piece.  Normally I'd do at least a little sketching on paper and scan it in for a base.  This time, I did all of my sketching in Sketchbook Pro.  Worked out pretty well.