Saturday, October 27, 2007
My take on an 8 bit game done as part of an drawing challenge with a group of fellow artists.
Dragon Warrior was the first RPG I played on the NES and was always a favorite childhood game of mine. Although the original Japanese version (Dragon Quest) was visually designed by Akira Toriyama (Dragon Ball Z) I was introduced to the Dragon Warrior world by the visualization of Katsuya Terada and Shuji Imai (Who also drew the "Howard and Nester" comic strip) through their illustrations in the pages of Nintendo Power. I though it was cool that I rediscovered these artists as I got older and liked them just as much, if not more.
Dragon Warrior is © 1989 Enix corporation.
Monday, September 24, 2007
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
This post was done in much the same way as the last. I'm trying to find a nice balance between the color/shading and line. I want chiaroscuro, but not so much that it overpowers the line, I love line. This character is the sister of the last post and hangs out with more of the frog guys. Was listening to an audio book version of "Self-Reliance" by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Update: Made some fixes to this pic, thanks to Paul, Vinod, and Nick for the feedback.
Monday, July 30, 2007
With this drawing I scanned the line work, cleaned it up, printed it out, and painted on the printout with water colors and gouache. That painted version was used in various layers in the final color piece. You can hardly see the paint in there, but it was fun to use mixed media. I think I'll play with it more in the future.
These are two playful characters I designed for a story of mine. She has a headstrong, spitfire personality and the frog guy is a chill healer and sage of sorts.
Let's see, on the auditory front, while painting this I was listening to the audio book version of "Fiasco" by Thomas E. Ricks, an interesting account of the conflict in Iraq.