Wednesday, 31 August 2011
I apologize for the lateness of this--there was getting ready for and the event of Otakon, having to have to move, and then a bunch of other stuff including natural disasters and such that I blame for my lateness. I love what's been posted so far. It's so cool seeing what you guys come up with ^-^
Decided to have fun with this and go the total fan service route in lough of the summer spirit...even though it's explained in the movie that the beaches there are uninhabitable due to to pollution... but SHH! Don't ruin my summer fun.
References I used included
I used a combo of copics and watercolors for this.
I plan on doing a few more NGE drawings down the line including the end of the last movie (You Can (Not Advance)) where Shinij is struck down by the fifth (now 6th?) child--and a Rei and Asuka kitty (so cute!) fan pic of some sort.
Friday, 26 August 2011
Monday, 22 August 2011
Now you know I'm a huge fan of Valve, but I'm curious to hear what you guys think of the recent Dota2 trailer?
Now to be honest, Valve is known for splitting up their development teams and then the last 6 months there's a dramatic change in production for example Left 4 Dead was handled by a team known as Turtle Rock which was originally a Counter Strike source mod that was free on the net using zombie files from Half Life 1. For a solid 4 years they worked on the game and then had all their art changed dramatically when production was handled by the core Valve team.
Now, Dota's long history comes from a Warcraft 3 mod, and it's been split up by other developers who work on League of Legends and other free to play games online and this is one of the last original mod members still working on it. Does it long sorted history really exclude it from looking identical to Warcraft 3 art assets? How much work did valve really put into this?
I've been watching the entire tournament from Gamescom this past weekend and must confess I was intrigued over it even though I'm not a big Dota fan, I played normal WC3 instead. Still the coloring pops, and there's excellent particle systems for the spells. They still call this "Beta" but it looks more then polished for a final release, the tournament was using Unreal Tournament sound file but still some of the voice samples on the characters are there.
So what say you? Is the art bad? or good? or does it get a free pass because it might be a Free to play game? Is it too hardcore tournament level game? And where is Half Life 2 ep3?