Thursday, June 20, 2013

Defenders of Hyrule

So I decided to take the day and do something just for fun. Decided to do a Zelda FanArt piece in celebration of Aounuma's recent comments that he would be open to Zelda getting some spotlight as a playable character in future games.

Gave me an opportunity to practice my character designs, which I feel are leaping forward now that I've gotten a hold of Creature Box's "The Monster Volume" to use as shape reference.

Anyway, enjoy some shameless fanart!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Finalized Concepts

So! I took another stab at those character designs and then I finalized the weapon concepts. This represents all 4 races in my game, as well as 9 of the 10 guns (I forgot one) I intend to use.

Now I move onto modelling all of this. First up will be the 4 characters, and then I'm thinking I'll model 3 of the guns, as well as 1 melee weapon that will be designed once my think-tank and I have some concepts for me to choose from. 

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Death of a forum

Back in 2003, I joined a message board for Team17, the creators of the Worms series of games. Since then it's been a wild ride of camaraderie and competition  and I've made a bunch of international friends from the forum. Well last week it was announced that the forums were going to be closing.

That message board is responsible for almost all of my early animation and artwork and is probably single-handedly responsible for my acceptance into CalArts and my general success as an art student so far. To honor its death, I drew one final bit of fanart. An image of some of the most famous of the forum users, in the form of our SigWorms, fighting off hordes of abominable trolls and incompetent noobs.

Rest in peace, Team17 forum. You will be missed.