Saturday, June 9, 2012

Sword & Sworcery: Part 2!

I water colored it! Yay me!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Sword & Sworcery

I haven't had or allowed myself much free time lately (the lonely brain can be poisonous!) so when I get a couple panels done for my side contract work (and if it isn't 2am by then) I reward myself with a little gaming. I have no TV and no access to a Playstaion/Wii anymore so I take what I can get. And recently I got something kind of awesome and fun.  It's called Sword and Sworcery which for some reason they refer to it as: s:s&s ep. Bonus points: I can even play it on my Mac!

What has it got going for it, you ask?

I'll tell you.

It has, and I mean this in most complimentary way possible, simplified graphics. Nowadays the world is completely filled with all kinds of constant motion, intense sounds, incredible and not-so-incredible smells, non-stop people, an unbelievable amount of responsibilities, choices, and so on and so on... everyday... all day. Then there is also the fact that games or gaming companies are always trying to out-do themselves, from polygon count to lighting effects, to animation, to interactivity, to effects, to action, to control... and the list goes on. It seems like something important is lost when "striving for the cutting edge" is always the focus. With the constant ramping up of everything, it's nice to play a game that doesn't reflect the chaotic state my mind is normally forced to be in. Besides having simple yet effective visuals this game also has relaxing and top-notch music by maestro Jim Guthrie, creative wee characters and a funky little story that may even make you chuckle a bit - if only on the inside. I may be only 35% of the way through it but this is the first time... ever that I am actually savoring a game. So much so that I did a little fan art. It's easy to put your own spin on a character when they look like they are made out of the tiniest Lego blocks.

So, check it out, see what you think and relax.

Oh yeah, the main character is female. WHOOT!
I may watercolor this. But I'm not holding myself to much lately.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

I.I.D.T. Questions

There's some explanation behind all this but I'm not in the mood to explain. Not to be morbid - because I'm not... usually... at least this is not meant in that way. NO EXPLAINING!

I.I.D.T. (If I Died Tonight)

Question 1 to self: If I died tonight, what did I accomplish today? (answer can be small things, big things and any number of them)
Question 2 to self: If I died tonight, what do I regret that I didn't accomplish? (answer should be one small feat and one large feat)

June 6th Answer:

A) I accomplished stealing a few moments to draw for myself.
B) I was actually pulled out of the dust a little bit by Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger." Weird. I know.
C) I made at least two people smile today.

A1) I regret not having my own illustrated story started.
A2) I regret not singing out loud.
B) I regret not jumping. Leaving the fear behind and doing the things I hang back from. No, this is too general. I regret not traveling more.

And here is what I sketchied. Yes, I just said sketchied... sketchy-ed? Do you like my faux-instagram? :P It was unintentional.

So I saw this beautiful lady at Big Wow in May and just had to draw her.
She was nice enough to let me take a picture.
 I hope to clean this up and color it later (my attempt this evening was pretty sad).

Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Fifth Element

I just finished listening to The Fifth Element as I worked on the ol' contract work and man, I gotta say, I still love that movie. Next... Batman Begins! Hello overly hoarse Christian Bale.

He will always be something of a hero in my heart.

Nothing like a chick who can beat your ass!

Sinister, talented and handsome!