Deviant since Jun 25, 2003 | Core Member until Oct 31, 2016
This is the place where you can personalize your profile!
By moving, adding and personalizing widgets.
You can drag and drop to rearrange.
You can edit widgets to customize them.
The bottom has widgets you can add!
Some widgets you can only access when you get Core Membership.
Some widgets have options that are only available when you get Core Membership.
We've split the page into zones!
Certain widgets can only be added to certain zones.
"Why," you ask? Because we want profile pages to have freedom of customization, but also to have some consistency. This way, when anyone visits a deviant, they know they can always find the art in the top left, and personal info in the top right.
Don't forget, restraints can bring out the creativity in you!
Now go forth and astound us all with your devious profiles!
I know it's not like me to do fan art but recently I've had videogames on my mind. On top of doing concept art all day I'm actually also teaching it in a school that teaches kids how to do videogames. Who could have guessed I'd ever do something like that?! Anyway the course I'm teaching is happening this fall and so far I'm really enjoying it. I hope my students learn something. They at least seem very motivated and already show a lot of talent.
Fran is awesome. That's all I gotta say.
This is 3 inverted sumi-e drawings and one scanned inkblot paper.
I'm really excited about XII coming back as a HD port. I was just playing FFTA this morning and remembered how cool the judge armor designs were and wanted to do a quick drawing myself too. I think I will enjoy it the second time around more now that I know what to expect. I don't think you'll see me doing fan-art to anything current anytime soon. So much of the stuff I'm playing is totally not cool anymore
I wish I had more time to do more jellyfish drawings.
2 Sumi-e ink drawings inverted and overlayed in screen on top of an inverted scan of my clean-up paper that I usually hold under drawings to catch all the excess ink bleeding through drawings. Somehow it fitted as a glow completely unedited, creases and all. I've been drawing flowers 3 days in a row so I wanted to let out some steam by doing long and flow-y strokes. There's this interesting element to ink brush where speed factors in the look of the stroke. You can see that in the tips of the tentacles where the flow of the ink isn't keeping up with the movement of my hand and the line cracks into a billion pieces.
During this year's Pride I had one of those days that really make me not only be okay with myself but just overwhelmingly happy and so grateful to be gay.
I wanted to make a drawing so I would always remember that. I can't bottle sunlight but I can sure as hell try! Thank you for the guy in the picture for being a muse for this drawing and great company for the afternoon we spent together
I experimented with felt tip pens and white ink in addition to my normal sumi-e tools.
Please listen to the track I made this cover art for. I think the song is so good I just looped it the entire time doing this. Also what a dream job to do. Doing freelance gigs is so often not worth the hassle. I just said "look I love the track and I can do an image for it, if you like it you can buy it as a cover, if not that's fine" I don't know what it is but I really like the way this turned out. I know it's gross when artists like their own stuff but don't we compensate it by hating our pieces for years and years? Anyway I hope you enjoy it. Maybe I like it because looking at the piece and listening to the synthwave beats is the closest I'm ever going to get to the feeling of riding a motorcycle through the night rain in a leather jacket in a late 90's videogame
I think my whole last year was a complete rollercoaster ride. I don't think I've worked so hard in my life. The games I worked on were incredibly different and jumping between polar opposite visual styles. Was like doing paint-yoga for 12 months non-stop.
So where am I now after it's all shipped and on sale? Feeling very proud because Resogun really is fantastic and when playing it I can feel all the love we put into it's game design and aesthetics.
Also I'm dead tired... and kind of lost.
I spent so much time focused on achieving the goals I set for myself at work that now that I achieved them there's suddenly this big void of nothing. I think I work pretty well under pressure but when I'm not "driven" by a goal that I feel passionate about like that I unravel like toilet paper in the wind.
Yes the obvious thing is to focus on next games. However I feel like I kind of need more substance in my life. I just have no idea what that might be so my plan is to:
A) give myself a bit time off to just be for once, maybe even reconnect with people I haven't seen in ages B) explore things I could do with my art.
I feel like doing a small visual project would be fun at this point. When creating a whole world for a game you can feel a bit hollow afterwards because it's probably 2 to 3 years of your life that you've spent in a completely fictional space. Doing something smaller right now would probably feel like less risky for my soul. It needs to mend before it can give again.