пятница, 22 июля 2011 г.

Look mommy, I'm a game developer!

Hi you, two current subscribers, random visitors, and all other future readers.

It was a busy month, which is slowly going to the end. Got myself new fulltime job, it's pretty sweet position - flash MMORPG Sky2Fly, office based in the center of a city. Mostly I'm doing concept art and illustrations, but it's still probation month, before getting official.

But the more interesting news - I'm making my own game. Ok, first of all, a programmer hired me, to make graphic content. He had already draft of design document. But apparently I've got so involved, that I've started to refine plot, makind some design and gameplay decisions. Anyway, let me tell you something about game itself.

"Charon" is production title. It'll be sci-fi 2d platformer shooter, similar to Capsized. However I've insisted on strong art direction. We're planning on dense atmosphere, tangled plot, clear stylish design, interesting puzzles, based on implementation of 2d physics, and some more.

For inspiration we seek in Moon (the movie, 2009), Dead Space (videogame), Braid (videogame), Mass Effect (video game), Portal (vido game) and many other. Then again, we don't want to copy anything, and we admire those hits, and see them as example of great design.

Anywho, I can't really say much for now, because I don't want to spoil anything (still prepoduction, concepts and brainstorms). But I can show you the concept of main hero, one of which (probably 5th, less likely 3-4-6) will be used as actual model in game.


воскресенье, 3 июля 2011 г.

Ahh... It was well spent sunday. Finally had some r&r. Played a lot of games, one of which - my favourite of all times - Black and White 2. Holy cow indeed.

And some more time for practice, doodles, and fun, just for myself. Here we go - lovely tale of confrontation between Bitch Fairies and Punk-Zombie Basktetballers. I'd love to play something like that.

And here's just random stuff - only for blog.

пятница, 1 июля 2011 г.

Schedule getting less tight, so I can do some art for my pleasure. Recently I'm enjoying doing black and white pictures with simple round brush (100%\100% opacity\flow, with enabled opacity and size pressure dynamic (20% each).
Doing work for my current projects is real fun, especially Wreck-Age RPG and The Battle for Arcadia. Some other - just for money. Btw I've got some sweet steam-punk airship design for russian MMORPG Sky2Fly, but I'm not supposed to show it now. But soon I hope. I'll definetely will show some ideas I've done as test for thegeekestlink.com, because, it's my ideas, and they won't be used anyway.

Oh, here's test task I did for another gig, but I was too busy to make it in time, so position was taken.

Anyway, for last 2.5 months I've been doing what I love to do, meaning - drawing - and getting some money. Actually, it's pretty much ok. Yes it's not 100-200$ per piece, but doing freelance allows to have some me-time anytime I want, and it's still decent amount of money, because I'm doing couple projects.

Still though, I wish I was living in western europe, or US, because I see a lot of opportunities there. I'll be going there, working and living, anyway. My goal - in five years. Just want to make great games, and here it's all about social\mobile\browser games. It's easy to produce, and provides quick buck, but FUCK IT! It's not what I want, and all great games are being made somewhere out of Russia. I have a number of favourite games, made in Russia (not Ukraine, like STALKER), which are actual big games, really awesome, and made their way to the west market. But they were done quite some time ago. Anyway, enough of nightdreaming, got to draw more, to draw better.

воскресенье, 12 июня 2011 г.


I'll try to make this dump somewhat interesting, maybe someone will visit it. Anyway, while I'm talking to myself, I'll be posting my art, personal and work related before I'll make my own website with my own domain name, and practice my english. Cheers.

So this was year old piece, I did for like an hour, and suddenly some guys (The Tangle Core) bought it for 250$. For me it's very good, because for now I charge around 30-50 per image.
Dude from thegeekestlink.com offered me to come up with additional ides on his new project (can't say what is it), but when I provided couple sketches, which he liked, but didn't approved, he offered me to give him more ideas. Oh yeah, I just love to give away free ideas. Probably later I'll show these sketches.

Here's some random sketches.

In progress abstract thingy, based on alchemy.

среда, 6 апреля 2011 г.

First one.

First post in the blog, because CA.org image manager lying down as roadkilled possum. So I just had to upload some new stuff. Digital lines, random character. CA images down for a couple of days already.