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General Spikey

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A change of pace is always nice, and that’s what I got with this quick little project. I was asked to come up with an illustration for the Twitch game streaming channel http://www.twitch.tv/generalspikey. The requirements were that it needed a porcupine who’s a general, fog and a bazooka at his feet. So here’s what I came up with for the image that displays when the channel is offline. I’m really happy with the way the clouds turned out because I’ve only attempted at painting smoke a handful of times. I’ve also come to find a…

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Environment Concepts

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It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything so today I decided to whip up some environment concepts. These are all meant to be rough quick sketches in an attempt to capture a certain mood. I’m not as quick as I’d like to be but that’ll only come with practice. My approach for these was to start with basic blob shapes working my way from the background to foreground with the background being the lightest and the foreground being the darkest and then slowy work in details. After watching…

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Received my Blackmagic Cinema Camera!

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First day of filming with my new Blackmagic Cinema Camera (EF). We went to the woods to film some stock footage and get a general feel for the camera but decided to throw a very simple story together. I found the woods to be a good place to practice follow focusing seeing as there are many branches to remind you if you are not in focus. At the end of the day I felt like I had a pretty good grasp on it. I had never had the equipment available…

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State of Emergency – Empower and Advance

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I recently had the opportunity to work with “EA Empower and Advance” on the launch of their new website by creating an introductory video to illustrate their mission. Their purpose is to provide deprived countries with training on how to handle basic emergencies that can often lead to serious illnesses. More about their organization can be viewed at empowerandadvance.org. Donate today and help in a beautiful cause!

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Smitebros Team Illustrations

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Me and my friend Brice Wallace of Smitebros started making games together a couple years back starting with the game “Theft” for a Ludum Dare competition where you have to complete a game in 24 hours. I just recently started helping him out with his website and decided to throw together a logo and Illustrations of the whole team. Brice specified that he liked the color scheme of black and white for the site so I decided to run with that for the logo and continue that theme onto the…

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Drum Modeling

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I started modeling the drums today for this new music video. From left to right you can see that we are going with a stylized approach. I hope to have the drums done by Monday. Meanwhile, Orie is working on the character models which are coming along quite nicely.  

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Recap of the Last Year

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Welp, it’s been over a year since I’ve posted anything. I figured I’d give a recap of this past year which has been one of the single most trying, and rewarding years of my life thus far. I’ve been pretty busy working full time at a screen printing company called Air Waves Inc., which has been truly phenomenal. Getting paid to design has been a great experience. I design for McCormick Farmall, International Harvester, and Case IH Agriculture. Some of my designs may be viewed at mycountrycasuals.com. During the evenings I…

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New Game – THEFT

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Me and a friend of mine just completed a game challenge of making a game within 24 hours. It’s the first Java game that I’ve worked on. It’s called Theft and it’s a pretty simple game. Basically you have a shopping cart and you’re catching objects that your fellow robbers are throwing out of nearby apartment windows. Enjoy! Theft Download

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