Been a busy month, so we thought we'd just make a blogpost showing off some of the recent collaborations with a one our clients. Enjoy! Cerulean Games / Steve Aoki: Early Concept Art for Steve Aoki's Beatbomb Video Game Some Early Artwork for A Purrtato Tail, a video game in collaboration with Cerulean Games and Drunk Robot Games: Cheers!
This month we're participating in the #AEPDX user group challenge Alphabest. Here are some screenshots and character designs curtailing to the piece we submitted. Enjoy!
Just a quick update this week on what I've been doing. Since May this year myself and a bunch of other Portland based animators have been putting together a short film set to some dance music. This is an original character concepted, modeled, rigged and animated by myself. I had fun making him move around. The band is The Floozies and the song is Sunroof Cadillac. I'll be sure to post the entire segment here once it's put together and is online. Thanks! Enjoy!
Today I thought I'd write about how I got started as an animator and what some of the things are I've learned about breaking into the industry as an artist, as well as some lessons I wish I had known before I attended art school. I got started in animation when I was 8, if we really want to go way back. I was always fascinated by cartoons, and I had already been drawing and writing stories for years at this point. The passion basically was already there, but I realized at this age I had no idea how animation was made, and I wanted to know. I eventually went to Art School in Minneapolis and graduated with a degree in Animation.
As someone who's been doing digital painting for a long LONG time, and who feels like she's only very recently gotten good at it. I thought I'd write a bit about how I got here and the process of learning how to paint without any formal training in school or otherwise. I started learning photoshop when I was about fourteen years old, and I was instantly hooked. However I had no idea how to use the real tools available and was far more interested in painting something and then adding one million lens flares and other effects and then calling it good. This was not the right way to approach painting or making decent artwork. See example below of OLD stuff I
I had some extra time as well as motivation this last week to do some personal artwork. As a person who's always been a dork about dragons, I wanted to do some paintings about my beloved mythical beasts. I had so much fun that I'm decided to make this into an extended series of paintings. It's both helping me get better at using new photoshop brushes, but lighting / shadow, composition, and contrast in painting. Enjoy! Great Purple Dragon Great Red Dragon More to come next week if I have the time.
I've made some progress on figuring out the color concepts for my short's main character this week. I plan to do two more color studies to nail a final look for this character, but I like where this is going, so I thought I'd share.