This is a look at a process I use to design character concepts, by utilizing painting techniques and using photographic elements to yield a more realistic and impressive illustration. While photos make it a little easier to get that hyper-realistic look, it’s still important to study form, lighting, value, and design, so that everything meshes together seamlessly.
These are some of the pictures that were taken during this year’s game jam March 31 – April 2, 2017. If you have any pictures you would like to have added to this gallery post, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Form Follows Function. When they design a new car, they think about how the product will be used. If it’s a minivan, it’s big and boxy for families and their stuff. If it’s a sports car, it’s small, light, powerful, and fast.
This idea also applies to video games. When designing a menu or a new system, you have to consider what its purpose is, how it’ll be used, how people will interact with it, and make everything about it clear and concise.Read more
Play the games that the Youngstown Game Developers’ April Fools’ Game Jam Game Jammers made! The games are now available for download so that we can all enjoy the crazy awesome-ness that was created in 48 hours <3
As an artist at a small studio, you have your hands on a little of everything. When working at Blue Frog Gaming, I worked on concept art, illustrations, UI, animation, and much more. Let me tell you about my game artist journey.