creativity cards!

I have not forgotten I have this blog, I have just been buys… doing nothing.

This whole doing nothing is something I didn’t want to do, so yesterday I did some quick sketches using creativity cards to force me to draw stuff. I’m hoping that this will become a recurring thing I do.

Here are some sketches I did yesterday:

CC_PC

cc_SB

cc_pig

I also drew a robot which is too ugly to share.

Hopefully a drawing a week comes back and I’ll try and do another hourly comic. I couldn’t do one for January, seeing how it was new years.

 

 

Art dump

I haven’t really been keeping up with the draw something a week. However I have been keeping myself busy. Last night I finished my resume :D  I have been trying to draw stuff, there just hasn’t been much drawn lately.

girl_in_the_garden

This drawing was actually done way back, I just forgot to upload it.

Fauna_Roscoe

I love this drawing btw, in animal crossing: new leaf I have Fauna and Roscoe in my town (who I love dearly). It’s gotten to the point where I have told myself that the two are actually going out with each other.

Another game idea

So, instead of working on Code name Escape I started sketching out another game idea I’d like to make. It’s kinda like megaman but with magical girls.

magicalgirl

Here is a sketch of our hero. A magical girl who has no magic. She kinda looks like a ninja. I blame that scarf. I might need to add more bows to make her look more magical. I could take the scarf away but I love scarves on protagonist X3

She kinda looks like a cross between Koga and Janine from pokemon. Oops. It’s the purple and red ninja scarf. But I really did think a royal purple would be a nice change from like pink. Also Sailor Saturn is my favourite sailor scout and she wears purple.  I think she needs a butt bow. All magical girls need butt bows.

I need more bows…. and love hearts.

Code name Escape: NPCs!

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We have sketches of the NPCs, from left to right, Geek, Apple, Guy and Lady. Colour coming soon. And by soon I mean not for ages because I have other things to do.

Currently I’m trying to get a draft of my exegesis done, my ethics form came back and it needs some fixes and I really need to get the dilemmas all in place and working. I pretty much need one more dilemma and I’m all good.

Code name: Escape – Winter

I’m trying to work out what art style I want to use for my game. While I’ve settled on the whole anime/manga style I still need to work out the little details. Such as think lines? Clean thin lines? Very detailed colouring? Basic cell-shading?

Tonight’s concept is of “Winter” the playable character.

winter

Her design was based on the opposites of the traits of heroism. One of the traits being strong so I wanted the player character small and weak looking. I wanted her design to reflect her nick name, so a scarf and hat was much needed.

Winter is meant to be genderless but I always address her with female pronouns.

Everything is going to be ok… I hope

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Flow chart v2 is coming a long nicely. I have three more scenarios to come up with and then I’m done with the dilemma part of my game.

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I did some drawing yesterday working out what kind of feel I want for the game. It’s a visual novel so I need to do the manga/anime art style, however my style was never been very neat. I like to draw rushed and sketchy lines. I think I need to have a day when I just draw stuff. Maybe tomorrow will be that day.

I want a basic art style so I don’t have to spend days drawing characters and backgrounds.

I’m a little more stressed today then I am normally. I’m seeing my supervisor today, haven’t seen him in two weeks and I feel like while he was gone I was a slacker and did no work what so ever. So here I am trying to CRAM as much work as I can… so instead of writing a blog post I really should be trying to transform that flowchart into Ren’Py and have it playable.

I also need to think of three more reasons for a dilemma. It’s not easy D:

weekly update

Whenever I get busy at uni this blog gets forgotten, so a quick update of what I’ve been doing.

Today all us honour students had like this day out where we did presentations of what i’ve been doing this past semester. I have the most loveliest photo of myself… and by lovely I mean god damn ugly of me mid talk… more like mid moo… also jazz hands.

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The other day while swiping between pages on my mac I managed to get it trapped between two pages. I have no idea how I did it but gosh was it strange, easy fix by swiping again. I use to be able to get stuck between pages on my iphone all the time with the 3G not so much with the 4S.

My precursor comic is coming along nicely, but slowly. I’m very worried I’m not going to have it done on time, there’s the comic which is like 2/3s away from being finished and theres the essay and then there’s this other 250 word thingy.

Today’s presentation was kind of a pain, because it took time away from when I could be doing work, instead I had to get up at 7, be at the place by 9-9:30, have my talk which was the very first talk, get a lovely photo of me taken, and then sit around for everyone else’s talk. Don’t get me wrong it was nice to hear what everyone was up to, but not nice when I could be doing work.

Anyways 3 out of 5 things done….