I was supposed to be making more tiles and some background objects, but I just couldn’t get in the mood to draw inanimate things. My brain wanted to draw life!
Still experimenting with pushing face shapes and exaggerating features a bit. Could probably push it a little further, but I like how things look for now.
Also, the girl on the bottom right. After I drew her I could swear I’ve seen a similar design somewhere and it is bothering me to no end that I can’t remember where. :/
Not the most exciting thing in the world, but here’s some more tiles that I’ve been working on
Something out of left field today. Somehow got stuck thinking of Earthworm Jim, which was ridiculously nostalgic.
Really made me want to go and play the two I’ve still got on the SNES, but then I remembered the horror that was the “Down the Tubes” and “Tube Race” levels…
Been a while since I’ve done an Awesomenauts picture. Haven’t even drawn the latest ‘Nauts that have been released.
To remedy that here’s Skree, worshipper of all things technologic and the latest ‘Naut in the Starstorm DLC!
Drawin’ a bunch of heads
Trying to simplify and exaggerate things with some designs while working on expressions and anatomy at the same time
Did some turnarounds for the four wizards in our game.
Probably put more time into this than was necessary though, especially since I’m probably going to have to redraw them all.
We’re having trouble keeping the characters consistent between myself, who designs the characters, and the sprite artist, who does what the name implies and arts the sprites.
Aside from us just messing with the designs in some way each time we draw them, we have completely different drawing styles. The characters always come out looking really different depending on who drew them.
So we’re each doing head turns of the four characters and I’m going to try to make a style that we both can use.
Admittedly, I really needed the practice in drawing some of these angles and differentiating characters. Focused a lot on the latter, making sure they all looked unique before i started putting hair or even color on them. May have pushed it a bit a little far, but once again, probably going to end up redrawing them anyways.
Making more tiles
Bought a program that’s supposed to smooth over a lot of the tile sheet process and helps create a lot of tiles that would otherwise be annoying to make. However, quickly found out it doesn’t handle tiles beyond 64x64 pixels very well, so a lot of its utility might be lost on this project. :/
Still it’s a really helpful program and I’ll make the most of it. Would really like to put it to use if any lower-res projects roll around.
Work in progress of a bunch of heads
Tried coloring in the armor examples, but they start taking attention away from the characters too much. Still might work on it some more, like maybe messing around with the colors a little bit.
Next I want to do up a bunch of possible heads for the characters and expressions.
I’ve been going over all the stuff I’ve done over the past year trying to get a new portfolio together. Sadly, and I’m not sure if it’s due to my current mood or anything, I just don’t see using a lot of what I’ve made.
There’s only a few things that really jump out at me and even though I’m happy with the rest of it, I think I can do better. And so I shall! Hopefully…
So anyways, I’ve been whittling away at this for the past week or so. Not colored or anything yet. Mostly thanks to another discovery that I’ve made that I’ve gotten really really slow since I’ve stopped doing my dailies…
Also want to fancy up some of the stuff I’ve done for the wizard game that I’ve been working on so I can stick that in my portfolio too.
More color palette tests on the wizrards! Plus some actual clothes for the Forge Wizard!
It’s kinda awkward just calling them Girl Wizard, Other Girl Wizard, Necromancer, and Forge Wizard though. Hope I don’t cause any problems telling everyone their names.
- Far left is Susannah or Sue
- The tiny one with the scarf is Mya
- Our pasty faced necromancer is Phil
- And lastly is our buff forgemaster, Qamar
Their names aren’t exactly set in stone though and we might end up changing them in the future. Still, it’s easier to refer to them with actual names than “____ Wizard.”
Some rough sprite mock-ups… some more serious than others.
Lotta talks about proportions, clothing styles, and a LOT of talks about who’s going to be doing what. Also a lot of vacations going on in our little group making it hard to get everyone in one place at once.
I actually have ideas for real clothes for the Forge Wizard (the guy on the far right who’s only wearing a speedo), but brainfarts happened and sooo…… speedo.
Been far too incredibly long since I’ve drawn like this or even fully colored something. Kinda ended up looking like a Sadida from Wakfu/Dofus now that I look at it…
More wizard heads. No painting because I really didn’t even need to do it the first time. Good practice, but really time consuming.
This time around is our Forge wizard.
No, he doesn’t man a shop. That’s boring. What he does do is use his magic to create weapons, shields, and armor on the fly for battle. Gonna be pretty badass chucking magic swords and armored fists at nasty beasties!
His current design doc is pretty vague, which is great for me since I’ve got a lot of freedom with designs. All I know for sure is that he’s dark skinned with red hair, has a very passionate and determined personality, and he’s kinda buff from working (yet not stupid by any means!).
And some of you guys *cough*catti*cough* probably noticed that these guys might looks like other characters… Almost 100% unintentional, but still its pretty hilarious since it kinda shows what my influences are. Take Mr. Ganondorf wannabe in the bottom left for example. :P
We’re planning on redesigning our necromancer character so i did up a bunch of heads for that.
He’s supposed to be nobility who got disowned and turned to being an occult shop owner. Who knew that fancy rich people don’t think messing with bones is cool? Since he’s not exactly rich anymore, so he’s a bit raggedy. Can’t decide whether he’d be panicky, angry, or bored with his current lifestyle…
Kinda noticing now that I’m done with it that some of them unintentionally look like other characters… Hate when that happens…