Monday, February 22, 2010

Raptor Color Concepts

Sorry for the lack of updates recently, I've had a rotten cold.

Here are some test color schemes for the raptor character I am designing for my Intro to Video Game Production class.

The various feather patterns and skin patterns are based off of animal indigenous to Mesoamerica.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Masquerade Mask Made With Common Dorm Room Junk

MIAD's annual masquerade ball is tomorrow night... and I find myself without the most important aspect of my costume - a mask!

Due to time and monetary constraints, I'm going to attempt to construct one out of whatever I happen to have in my dorm.

Which seems to be mostly paper plates, masking tape, an old spent glowstick mask, some feathers, and my glue gun.

Let this serve as the "before" picture:

I will update this post with WIP pics, as well as post the final mask when it's done.

That's assuming I can turn a pile of crap into a mask without any real planning. Well, it's worth a shot.

WIP 1:

I have a general idea now of what I'm doing, although I'm not quite sure of how well I'll be able to pull it off. The paper plates are a great resource.

WIP 3:

Masking tape + paper plates = strange jaguar mask?

Monday, February 8, 2010

Dinosaur Coloring Practice for Class

Just a few practice drawings in photoshop, trying to figure out color schemes for our Dinosaur game in class.

First one was pink/purple for some reason:

This next one was an attempt to translate the color scheme of a jaguar to a tyrannosaurus rex. I was inspired by photos I took at the zoo this last weekend.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Concept Art assignment for "Introduction to Video Game Production" Class

One of my classes this semester is an elective entitled, "Introduction To Video Game Production." In this class we are learning about creating the art assets that would be used in the creation of a modern video game. This includes the concept art, 3D modeling, texturing, and environmental design... if we have time for it.

Our class was split into groups, each of which had to come up with a concept for a game. The group was then responsible for creating the art assets for its imaginary production.

The group that I landed up being in quickly decided upon a theme of "dinosaurs," since we are all closet dino nerds at heart. It's hard to find a subject that's cooler than dinosaurs, anyway.

Right now we are just beginning to create the concept art. We decided on the main types of dinosaurs that would appear in our game, but not much else. I'm going to be spending all night doodling dinosaur character concepts with my tablet, and I will upload them to this post as I finish them.

I must say this is one hell of a fun homework assignment.

My sketches so far (click for larger image):