Saturday, July 21, 2012

Injustice and Superhero Sketches

Its been a couple days of crazy inspiration as ideas have started pouring out of my again.  First off, I saw the Dark Knight Rises last night and while is wasn't better than The Dark Knight, it was a great movie and satisfying conclusion to the trilogy.

Second, attached is a 15 minute demo of the new DC Superhero fighting game, Injustice: Gods Among Us, by NetherRealm Studios.  The level of creativity and understanding of the characters is really inspiring.  Every use of super powers, gadgets, and the environment holds an amazing level of creativity.  If you have some time, I highly recommend watching the video.  The game just looks like a lot of fun.

And what is the result of all this inspiration?  Well, I've been sketching like a fool.  While not all of the attached sketches are good, they are each the germ of an idea.  Drawing daily has really helped to eliminate the need for "warming up" and I can get to my ideas far more quickly.  The bad news is that I had to wipe my computer a couple months ago and lost a lot of the work I already did.  The only real pain is redoing the run cycle, but I still have all of the original art on paper.  I really need to make a model sheet for the character so I can get more consistent with drawing him.  It would also help in figuring out the scale of everything.  I can't even make a simple parking meter without knowing how tall it should be in relation to the character.

One final thing.  I've recently taken the plunge and bought the Constuct 2 class on Udemy.  Its normally over $350, but I used a coupon code (1333) and it dropped to $150.  I'm hoping it helps me get a firm handle on the software.  I'll update with my thoughts on it.  Construct 2 Course

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