Friday, June 26, 2015

Live Long and Prosper

Last February I drew a quick sketch on the day that Leonard Nimoy passed.  I came across it again and decided to do a quick paint over.  Still playing around with the brushes in Manga Studio.  Liking what I'm finding so far.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Video Dev Blog Preview

So I've decided to start a video blog to chronicle my work on the Superhero game.  I watch and enjoy so many other dev videos that I thought I might as well give it a shot myself.  I haven't landed on a schedule yet, but I think keeping it consistent will help me work consistently as well.  At least that's the idea.  It should be pretty simple.  Just a screen capture of my work with me talking over it.  I'm liking the time lapse program I have, so i might be using that to better illustrate my ideas.  I've always been a more visual person as it is.  More to come soon.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Christopher Lee RIP

Sadly, the only real era of his work that I'm familiar with is the most recent Lord of the Rings and Star Wars movies.  I've seen one, maybe two, of his Hammer films, but not as many as I should have.  Either way, the guy was pretty cool and had a voice I won't easily forget.

The whole thing was done in Manga Studio.  Tried using some of the watercolor brushes for the rendering.  pretty happy with how they worked.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Progress on #Deceptionjam

Scirra is running a game jam with Newgrounds this June.  I've never officially competed in one before, and I've been meaning to get something finished while working on the Superhero Game, so I thought I would enter.  I've been basically working on it during lunch breaks so its not going very fast.  With the time constraint, I've decided to keep the major decisions to a minimum.  I'm not pouring over design choices or the general look of it.  I've designed a basic character and I'm moving forward.  Its kind of nice to finally be decisive on a project.  

The above art is some rough sketches of death animations.  I've built my character in Animate Pro 3 to make animation quick, so hopefully these won't be too hard to knock out.  The below art is the character.  I'm going to tweak the design a bit, but I'm liking the version on the right without the lines.  It will save me the time it takes to patch the left version and gives it a look similar to Flashback on the SNES that I like.

More to come soon.