Friday, December 31, 2010

The Summer Night Final Sketch

This is the pencil sketch for The Summer Night chapter painting. Finished painting on the way!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Shigeru Miyamoto New Yorker Article

There is a new article about Mario and Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto in The New Yorker magazine here. Miyamoto created and continues to create my favorite games. It's been awkward working in the games industry and getting interview questions for adult or teen oriented games where they asked what my favorite games are and I say, "Mario, Zelda..." Miyamoto's games are to me the purest form of game that I've ever experienced and clearly art in and of themselves. The article reports that Mario and Zelda were created based on childhood experiences Miyamoto had running through the countryside catching fish or peeking in caves in the woods.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

The Summer Night: Martian Home Ideations

Here are some initial designs for Martian homes. I want them to look very organic since the Martians are supposed to be the antithesis of man (I'm thinking of using brutalist architecture for design cues on humans to contrast the loose organic forms of the Martians...hopefully it makes for good visual contrast.) Some of these homes hang on cliff sides, some appear to grow like plants, and some sit on the ground in the traditional fashion.

I've found that I only have time for some quick doodles in my sketchbook at lunch once in a while and weekends. That should still be enough time to eek out a chapter illustration periodically, but they will probably come at an even slower pace. No matter what though, I love working on this stuff!

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Lunch Sketch 12.02.10

My free time has evaporated! Here is a sketch I did during a lunch break. Ballpoint pen in my sketchbook with digital tone.