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:




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.



Characters finals… kinda…

So here’s the line up of everyone last week: Screen Shot 2013-09-09 at 11.44.42 PM

And here are them in their final forms!

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I very much like the new design of Apple, however before I was having problems with Apple and Lady looking like they belonged in the same world. To fix this I ended up redrawing Lady making her a little less skinny before and for Apple I ended up thinning her arms.

I changed Guy’s pose and fixed up his hair. The fact that his eyes are un-even are a little annoying. I think I’ll need to go back and fix them.

Oh I also forgot to draw the freckles on Apple. I’ll need to add those.

We need to hand in a draft at the end of this week which I’m doing my best to get done, however I decided that it would be more fun doing some art work.

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.


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 – Apple art

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Today I did some sketches of Apple. I wasn’t too happy with what I had before. She didn’t seem large enough. I think I’m quit happy with the drawing on the left and I might use it in game. Or maybe She needs to be drawn larger.

Drawing Apple has been a pain since I’m not use to drawing larger people. I want Apple to look large and believable large.  But I also wanted her to look nice. Finding clothing ideas for her was such a pain. I ended up going with a vintage style and cardigan. I feel like it’s important that Apple wouldn’t want to show off her arms.

Apple’s legs are probably the biggest pain. I’m use to drawing long thing legs like in sailor moon but for a chubby person their legs are normally short. Thank god all the game art will not be needed legs.

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.

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….

Photoshop CS6 and the Wacom

While messing around in photoshop CS6 today I noticed these new brushes that weren’t in CS5. Photoshop sure has come along way when it comes to working with a tablet. It is a lot more responsive then it use to be. 

When I got my first tablet back in 2003 I use to use openCanvas which imo was the best software to draw in. Photoback back then did not do a good job reading the pen pressure, however that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore.  


These new brushes photoshop offers are pretty amazing, the first thing I noticed (while having the tablet plugged in) was a new window that showed the pen tilt. It’s pretty amazing however I feel like there’s a lag between the tablet movement and the cursor. Thankfully the window can be closed as well as changed to a smaller window. 

Another thing is that I feel like these bushes are a lot thicker then the normal photoshop brushes, despite being the same pixel size. I do enjoy the flow the have but the thickness limits the detail of the drawing.

I think more tweaking is needed and these brushes would be perfect.