Monday, February 11, 2013


Last semester in Game Illustration, I created a character, Basil the red panda. Basil ended up as the star of the final project, a side scrolling flash game built in an incredibly frustrating and broken engine. Despite the struggles, I had alot of fun with it, and the end result wasn't too bad, all things considered. 

mockup screenshot with partial UI and character sketch in environment
full color character concept 
finished sprite sheet of Basil
attempt at a finished illustration, in progress
input and editing from +Seth Rutledge. Thanks, Seth!

decided on a landscape composition in the end

Been a while

I haven't done an update in a while. Been pretty busy with school and life things- so much going on. This semester, classes are focused on self marketing and working with art directors on specific projects, so useful assignments for once. In the self marketing class, we have to put together a professional portfolio as well as make business cards. As I already had cards made last summer, I was given an alternative assignment- a novelty leave behind. This is the mockup for my novelty item, a pouch of buttons to go with the business cards.

In the other class with art directors, the first project was a decorative postage stamp led by illustrator Nancy Stahl. They were meant to be with a cause or charity in mind and I went with food/seed diversity to promote eating a variety of fruits and vegetables rather than relying on Monsanto sanctioned single species produce.
I'm not sure how well that comes across in the finished piece, but I'm happy with the art part of the project. (Attached is a crappy lo-res version until I find my flash drive, it has since been improved)

In other news, ECCC 2013 is rapidly approaching. I am scrambling to make a few new pieces for prints. I do have buttons and cards this time around, as well as quite a few artist trading cards to sell. My tablemate +Karla Monterrosa just booked us a room at the Green Tortoise Hostel, and if all goes in our favor, we'll have a private room without the hassle of disturbing others or being disturbed- sleep is important! We'll be there under the guise of Lionfish Republic once again and you can find us at booth K-23/24.