Wednesday, April 24, 2013

SwordBlade Tileable Backgrounds

Howdy folks! Here are a few level-designs I've been making for Swordblade. At this stage I've focused on making them tileable which unfortunately leaves them a bit barren and lacking distinctive detail. I figure I could come up with some set-pieces which I could randomly spawn along the x-axis to break up the monotony in-game. I kind of like the more painterly treatment of the ground-plane and far background, combined with a more hard-edged, shape-focused middle-ground.

-Haunted Grounds
-Wasteland Desert
-Abyss Coast
-Dark Elf Forest


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Set 03

Here's the last batch of portraits I needed to bring my RPG-campaign together. Such a struggle!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Set 02

Here's a new set of characters :D

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Watercolor and Ivan WIP

Here's a pass with watercolor, focusing on shadows and ambient occlusion and some local values.

Ivan is bad guy...  and not quite finished.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Murder Ballads Iteration 2

I'm definitely feeling better about these guys than I did last time. The acting is more subtle, and hopefully the amount of painting and sculpting is more balanced than what I usually do. I feel slightly torn whether or not to add some more leyendecker-ish highlight shapes.

Friday, April 5, 2013


Some more face-sketches for iteration 2 of "Murder Ballads". Now I'll shade them with watercolor, and then paint 'em in photoshop. Cheerio!

Monday, April 1, 2013


Having wrapped up a lot of freelance work, I'm once again able to focus on personal projects and practicing my craft. Here's a recent attempt, where I'm combining a colored pencil sketch, then shadows done with watercolor, and a final pass in photoshop. I really want to get better at implying form and light, combining many different aspects in each brush-stroke. I also want to get better at handling edges. I truly enjoy the more rough look of paintings. This is an iteration of the detective I did for "Murder Ballads". More to come :)

Edit: Made some small tweaks.