Sunday, May 30, 2010

Fan Art: When Naughty Bear meets Gears of War?

Been reading a bit lately about an upcoming console game called Naughty Bear. I've normally been hestitant with this game genre (dark humour/cartoony) but this one gives me some hope. From what I've read so far, the underlying gameplay mechanics sound like they take the gamer seriously whilst still aiming to deliver a humorous story on the surface.

I also read an article recently on the upcoming finale to the Gears of War trilogy, and boy am I excited about this game. Some of my greatest gaming experiences have been playing split screen co-op with the girlfriend through the first two gears of war games. The third instalment sounds like it certainly won't disappoint!

Anyway, the above two games have inspired this piece of hybrid fan art...

Tassie Holiday Adventure : The illustrated version!

As I said in my previous post, Alana and I got this idea to record our holiday in Tassie in an illustrated (somewhat fantasical) childrens book/cartoon format through a series of sketches I did over there in my sketchbook.
Story goes top to bottom sequentially...

Tassie holiday sketchbook

Alana and I have just got back from a ten day trip to Tassie and I was pleased whilst down there to be able to get a chance to do a bit of sketching. It felt nice to be drawing something that wasn't using a wacom tablet.
We even got the idea half way through the trip to do a sort of childrens book semi fantasy take on the trip. Was kind of an excuse for me to draw myself and alana as these little cartoon characters whose take on the situation was a little more fantastic than it was. (I will post that illustrated story in my next post).

For the meantime here are a couple of unrelated miscellaneous sketches that I also did. Please excuse the quality of the images as they are from out digital camera as my scanner is out of action at the moment...

Friday, May 14, 2010

Skullboy wallpaper

Made a desktop wallpaper of my skullboy pic last nite for anybody thats interested.


Thursday, May 13, 2010

New F class Forza Car and Livery

Mucking around in Forza last nite made a surprisingly good tune on a 2003 Focus. It goes to show I have no idea what the relevance of the number ratings for acceleration and speed are, cause this car was heaps lower in that regard to my Eclipse but it races almost a good second faster on some tracks.
I reckon this is the most fun, f-class car i've raced so far.

Skull Boy

Did a bit of an update on a sketch i did a little while back. Had a bit of time spare last nite so thought i'd try and get this closer to what i imagined doing for it in the first place.

Monday, May 10, 2010

How to Train your Dragon : inspiration

Couple of weeks ago I went to see How to Train Your Dragon at the cinemas and absolutely loved it. I thought the character and creature design was fantastic. Ever since then I've been looking for a bit of spare time to work on my own little dragon sketch.

Got a bit of a chance on the weekend so here's where I'm at so far.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Forza 3 : turning laps in F class

Had a few races in F class on the weekend in the new Redfrog branded Eclipse...
Got to race against a few good racers like fellow aussie HX Dude.

Character design

A character design scribble I'd been mucking around with on the weekend...