Thursday, March 31, 2011

I'm Keeping It


The 'stache has developed nicely over the past weekish.  I'm happy about with it.

Also, today was GORGEOUS outside.  As a result I took my shirt off, rolled up my pants, and went skateboarding.  It was probably the best feeling ever, just in case you were wondering.  To illustrate the awesome here's a vid I put together just before winter.  I'm excited for another summer of this!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Rotten Mood?

Surviving the college experience often depends upon ones ability to cope with external stressors.  Whether that be a mid-terms, piles of papers to write, or large projects that are overly difficult for the number of points that they are worth.  In my case it's all the above, plus some.  I've found that the best way for me to cope is to start by drawing something for fun, then watch hilarious/awesome videos, then browse the /r/funny section of reddit.  Here's my success in said pursuit:

Probably my favorite black-clad characters
(male black-clad characters I should say)



Reddit puts it all in perspective!

Monday, March 28, 2011

A Moment To Explain

 Some of you may have recently noticed the beauty of the mustache that I am currently growing.  It is strong!  It is magnificent!  And I am keeping it as a symbol of my kiss-free-status as long as I can say that I remain kiss-free.  That's right!  So until that day comes be prepared to bask in the beauty that is the mustache.

And for all you naysayers out there, I would like to prove that mustaches are synonymous with glory as evidenced here (these were my favorites, but feel free to browse this collection of greatness):
Tom Selleck
James Franco
William H. Macy

So what am I going to be doing in the meantime (arrayed in all my mustached glory)?  Following this flowchart:

Saturday, March 26, 2011

What's In The Cards

You never know


what's in the cards

until life deals them.

(In my case it was the usual honest attempt, caught by a gust of wind, and thrown off a cliff, over a fence, and into a construction zone.)




Friday, March 25, 2011

Ooo! It! Feels Good To Be Free!

It's not as if New York City burned down, to the ground, when you walked away.

Listen to Jenny Lewis.  She just posted new tour dates for this year.

Also enjoy a playable pirate.  No hands to hold weapons?  His hands ARE weapons!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Fresh Character!

The Lumber Jack!  An AWESOME unlockable playable character.  You might be asking: Where are his arms?  I would answer you, he needs them not!  His ginger beard of glory is mighty enough to wield weapons on it's own!

Then Again...

... most days it really is awesome to be J.D.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

DON'T YOU DARE NOT WATCH EITHER OF THESE!!!

Some days I love being J.D.


Other days I hate it.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Is This Real Life?!?

Wow!  This thing is coming together!  More characters are coming!  I promise!  Until then, we've got the icon and multiplayer connection screen coming together nicely.
Look who's got a shiny new icon!!
I think I'll change the yellow background into the yellow sunburst featured below.

Wanna play BlueTooth or WiFi??


Sunday, March 20, 2011

WINNING!

Sorry.  I'm working on some side stuff right now so game dev has been slow.  Here's the sketches of the coming characters to tide you over.  I think I'm going to change the viking a bit.



Enjoy good music (I suggest full screen).

Friday, March 18, 2011

An Abundance of Catherines

So I've decided that if I ever write my memoirs I'll title it "An Abundance of Catherines."  I think it's pretty inventive.  Plus it seems like every event I've attended over the last 3 weeks has AT LEAST 2 Catherines in attendance.  Last night at blues dancing was no exception.  That or I could name it "The Man Forced To Listen To Andrew Bird."  That would be equally descriptive of circumstance.

Anywho....  We went Malawhi Pizza last night.  SO good.  It's expensive, but it's good.

And in the off chance that you've forgotten.... SUCKERPUNCH!!!!  IT'S COMING.  It's Coming.  it's coming.  Enjoy the bored-in-class sketch and the awesome animated short.


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Take It Easy

So apparently enjoyment in life comes from the little things.

Like accidentally buying the same shirt as your
friend and then accidentally wearing it together.

Like getting the best seat in the house,
directly under the "People" sign.

Like lucking up and getting an over enthusiastic guitarist.

Like remembering all the good things
associated with Disneyland.

Like snapping a picture and catching one friend smiling
and the other herpin the derp.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Woot!! Main Menu Works!!


A finished (mostly) main menu with working buttons!  Yes please!!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Mickey Mouse-ish??

So I realized that this creepy head is scarily reminiscent of the old Disney movies that would have the Mickey Mouse head as a transition element.  As I pondered on this fact I realized that the problem was not with my adorable zombie!  Nay!  The problem is that Disney used such creepy transitions!!

Anyways.... Tappable zombie heads!! Yes Please!!

The head color is dark because he's currently being "tapped"

Sunday, March 13, 2011

This Is What You Missed



You missed some really good live music at Muse.  Okay, okay, I'll admit that the other 2 bands that played weren't good.  At all.  But, these two were.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

And It Rises From The Ashes!




Well... this first piece certainly has nothing to do with rising from the ashes... but I liked it.  It was a blind contour drawing.  What does rise from the ashes of new birth?  XCODE!!  Well I guess it didn't die, but it sure looks nothing the same as it did.  And if you're wondering, it's totally worth the $5 price tag.  And, in case you were wondering, yes, this means that the real coding starts now!  Game on!  Or... a.... Game coming soon!








Also.  Phoenix Gold rises from the ashes!  He doesn't show up in this episode, but it wouldn't make sense for me to start you anywhere but episode 1.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Are You Awesome?

Here's an awesome test!  Let me know if you are, in fact, awesome.  If you are awesome also let me know which option made you awesome (this could affect your level of awesome).


1) This is awesome.  If you don't know why, you're probably not awesome:
Washington Zombie Boss!!  Can you defeat your founding father???

2)  If you don't understand this, you're not awesome:



3) Final chance.  If you don't understand why this is awesome, you're definitely not awesome:

Sunday, March 6, 2011

First Pass At The Arena

Here's the loading dock from our arena game!  Here's where the truck dumps you out to fend for yourself and get the supplies!  Good luck all you would be heroes!!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Pursuit of Happiness

Sorry for the electic posts lately!  I've just been all over the place lately and I'm trying to keep ya'll up to date with what's happening with me.


First off, I don't like being told to try something artistically different.  Well... I do.... I just don't like feeling like I'm bad at while I'm doing it!  In the end I suppose the growing is worth it, the hard thing is actually getting me to try something different.

[realism isn't really my thing]

[I don't like thinking about my appearance]

[wine and pottery is pretty cool]

[I was okay with the looseness of this one]



I hope you've been enjoying the music videos with every post.  They tend to be what I was listening to while working on the art (I realize they still don't seem terribly related).  I'd also enjoy any feedback anyone out there has for, both on what you've liked/haven't liked in posts, as well as techniques in illustrator (or art in general).  I love it, but it's still new to me.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Brand New Day With XL

This is XL.  He's a Yeti.  He's one of the playable bosses you'll encounter over the course of the game.


Also, I went to the Josh Radin concert.  Here's a music video to a song he played.  It's really funny.


Also I went snowboarding.  CLICK HERE to see the pictures.  It was such a perfect day!