Friday, February 29, 2008
Thursday, February 28, 2008
During the course of production on Band of Bugs I drew a lot of specific bugs but I also drew a ton of random beetles. Whenever I just wanted to play with a shape or size of something I would just draw a beetle. A couple beetle like creatures ended up in the game. I'm still sad some of the shapes here were never refined and made into characters. Oh well. Enjoy.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
This is the finished sketch for a piece of art that I am doing. Just something fun for me to do and a piece I've been meaning to do for along time now. I'll post this a couple more times in between now and when it's done. Kind of a work in progress thing. Hope it turns out good. enjoy.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
This was one of the other bad guys in the Band of Bugs game. He was supposed to be our "dragon" character. I drew up some designs that would have him scuttling around but he needed to fit into one square of the game board and so we needed a different solution. I drew him then coming up out of the ground so that only a small part of him was visible. We all liked this solution. We also wanted a really cool animation where he would tunnel underground to move anywhere but that ended up not happening. Still I thought he was kind of neat. Enjoy.
Sunday, February 24, 2008
My wife and I like to watch a lot of food network- especially the challenges, and we have recently decided to step up our celebrations by going all out on a cake. So, here is a dragon that we spent 5 hours on for my in-laws going away party (they are going to Japan next week for a year and a half). Hope you like it. Enjoy!
Friday, February 22, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
This was probably the first charcter that we nailed down for the game. There were alot of drawings of this particular guy. We knew we wanted a stag beetle character but we weren't sure exactly what the look of the game was going to be. Once we had this guy nailed down the rest fo the bugs came much easier. He was kind of our guide as to what the look and the feel of the game would be. I also did some of the modeling of this character in 3d. I needed some help cleaning him up in the end and I didn't do the final texturing but I did model him. It took me long enough that they haven't had me do any modeling since. We all play to our strengths and this wasn't mine. So enjoy this one cause it may be the last. Enjoy.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
There were two different praying mantis characters in the game. One was just a general soldier, the other was a specific character in the game. He was a guide to the hero and needed to look like he had seen quite a bit of battle in his day. He needed to have a prosthetic limb as well as an eye patch. Lots of fun to make a cool looking character and then playing around with what a bug would use for a fake limb. Still not sure how this guy uses his prosthetic, but he does. Enjoy.
Monday, February 18, 2008
One of the really cool things about the Band of Bugs project was the fact that we could put a Ninja Bee in the game (NinjaBee is the company I work for). It was really fun to take the company logo and turn it into more of a three dimensional character. This one came out in just one drawing. Most of the decisions were already made for me. How big he was how many legs to put on, what shape he was, I already had something to work with so I just tweaked that and came up with a character. Enjoy.
Friday, February 15, 2008
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Well since my last post I gave you the Hero of the game I figured this time around I would show you the villain. I'm not sure where some of the sketches for him are. If I remember correctly this guy was pretty easy to nail down. Just a couple of drawings and we had what we wanted with him. On this piece I did both the initial sketch and then the computer coloring that you see here. I'm pretty pleased with how the coloring turned out on these. Enjoy.
Monday, February 11, 2008
This is something I've been meaning to do for awhile now. Last year my company had a game come out called Band of Bugs on the Xbox 360 live arcade. If any of you have an xbox I would recommend trying it out. It's a fun little game. Since it's out there the artwork I did for is no longer confidential so I wanted to post up some of the art I did for the game. I designed all of the characters and a good chunk of the other objects that you see in the game. It was a lot of fun. So here's the main character in the game. Hope you all enjoy. More to come soon.