On friday I had a great time teaching pixel art basics to my students at the Games Academy. So, today I was in the mood to slap some cute jumping characters together. Hope you dig. cheers.
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Okay, so this article is tough.
Usually when I criticise games over social issues, it’s more that I think whoever was responsible kinda lacked a certain perspective or self-reflection to understand what their messages are implying. You know, I don’t need to call someone a sexist for example to point to sexism in what he does.
With Bioshock Infinite I don’t know what to do. What Irrational Games did there is so blunt, I really have trouble separating the message from the messenger.
I really have trouble seeing how everyone involved completely missed out on the fact that they produced a play about white guilt and reverse racism with a white entitled protagonists who gets to be the shining hero and the true victim.
Okay okay, let’s back up for a second, let’s go through this step by step. Continue reading
Hanafuda are a japanese deck of playing cards. These type of cards are a pillar of Nintendo’s company history, since Nintendo Koppai – founded in 1889 (it’s not a typo) – featured these cards as one of their first line of products.
Nowadays Nintendo still produces them, not handpainted but still well crafted. Including this Mario themed Club Nintendo set, which found it’s way into my collection. Check it out. Continue reading
Offering 10 more slot. Super cheap 20$ character commissions. Update: Only 3 slots left! Hola.. Thanks to everyone who got a commission last time. And since this was so much fun, I’m offering 10 more slots for super cheap character … Continue reading
I was recently commissioned to draw a character from Plufby World – a sword fighting game in development. The commission was part of my 20$ super cheap commission drive (I normally take a hell of a lot more for work like this), a couple of weeks ago.
Check it out and have a look at the video where I recorded the process…
Video: Locust Infiltrator Sketch
This is a 90 minute concept art sketch, done in Photoshop. Check out the video to see how I did it. More after the jump.
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A Revisit And Correction // regarding: A Serious Question For Anita Sarkeesian
This article was originally published on monday, march 11th. Since then I had a couple of very productive debates regarding this article, which kinda forced me to do some self-examination and revisit the article. ..and correct myself on a couple of things.
Here we go: Continue reading
Update: All slots taken. Thanks. See ya next time. ;)
I’m doing another commission art drive. Because, why the hell not? It’s limited to 10 slots and super cheap this time. Because, why not?
If you know someone, who might be interested link them to this page please. And share and whatnot. Thanks.
A commission will be delivered within 7 days of the payment hitting my paypal account (my paypal: firstname.lastname@example.org). I only work when paid in advance. The commission will be done digitally in regular comic book page format on 400 dpi and can be used for all non-commercial purposes. If you are interested in commercial usage, write me and we work something out.
Please provide references for the character you want my to draw and state if you want me to redesign it or stay true to the original design. 3 preliminary sketches for you to pick a favorite can optionally be added to the packaage for additional 20$.
I’m offering inked and colored comic art pin-ups for 20,- $. Check out the samples after the jump. If you are interested, my paypal adress is email@example.com.
For questions, comment here. Thanks.
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Yesterday I tried little experiment. I created graphics in Photoshop and instead of using the mouse or a tablet… I was using a game pad. The results were quite pleasing and it is fun to do. So here is how it’s done (works for any drawing software actually):
This sweet set is currently on its way to me.
I just completed the purchase of this sweet game system. A complete Dendy Junior in original packaging. It’s a game console clone of the Nintendo Entertainment System. The NES (or Famicon, depending on region) never got released in the former USSR and the taiwanese jumped on that market by gifting the Dendy to the world. Continue reading
Critics Ruin Video Games… …Good!
As much as I photoshopped in here, like the straw… The mountain Dew print already was on that Westboro Baptist Church kid, I swear.
Why? Because what currently goes as “video games” – meaning the games themselves and the culture around them – is actually a system of marginalization and encouraged resentful behavior and memes. Actually I still have other more design oriented articles in the pipeline, but there was already so much shit going down in just one month, I kinda can’t let that just pass by. It’s not okay and it needs to addressed. Hard.
Today I would like to walk you through that system and would kindly ask you to either help break that thing or step the fuck aside. Please. Thank you.
+++ TRIGGER WARNING!: Even though this article aims to be sound and thoughtful, it’s also emotionally honest. So you can expect some harsch language and mighty triggery images. (including actual real world violence) +++
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