Nick's Seaside Nook

Eh, might as well put another project here that I haven’t talked about yet, before my birthday comes to a close. :P

This was a commission I did for Loor101 on YouTube a while ago.  The commission was to make a short intro for a commentary series they wanted to start up, and we decided to go the pixel art route for the intro.  So, I got the awesome pleasure of getting to draw and animate everything in pixel art using only GraphicsGale and After Effects, which was a really awesome change of pace from my usual work.  It was time consuming, but the experience was definitely worth it!

In the end, the logo you see here didn’t end up getting used, and was swapped out with a different one drawn up by a different artist.  Which I was bummed out about at the time, but the customer is always right!

I’d love to animate in pixel art in a future video of my own.  I have no idea what the video would be about though…

Since today is my birthday, I guess I should post something.

Here’s some screenshots of a game I’ve been working on by myself lately.  What you see here is in-game, and is pretty darn close to what I intend the final game to look like.  It’s getting good performance results from the people I’ve sent it to for testing, so I plan to keep chipping away at it in my free time and see how it goes.

Feel free to let me know what you think!

cloud9games:

I WANT YOU
…TO HELP ON OUTSHAFT!
Progress on the game is going great, but we have insufficient staff to make work easier and not have the workload rely on only seven people! We need Spriters for the characters and objects, a 3D Modeler for environments and more people/artists to help with concepts. Some of the requirements are that you use Skype (as that is our main method of communication), and have a Dropbox account to share files with.
If interested, send us a PM!  Be sure to include a link to your portfolio and/or some references to work you’ve done in the past!

I drew some concept art for this game, helped design some of the characters and drew the artwork you see here.  If you wanna help out on what’s looking to be a rather awesome game, please feel free to apply!

cloud9games:

I WANT YOU

…TO HELP ON OUTSHAFT!

Progress on the game is going great, but we have insufficient staff to make work easier and not have the workload rely on only seven people! We need Spriters for the characters and objects, a 3D Modeler for environments and more people/artists to help with concepts. Some of the requirements are that you use Skype (as that is our main method of communication), and have a Dropbox account to share files with.

If interested, send us a PM!  Be sure to include a link to your portfolio and/or some references to work you’ve done in the past!

I drew some concept art for this game, helped design some of the characters and drew the artwork you see here.  If you wanna help out on what’s looking to be a rather awesome game, please feel free to apply!

I made this thing in Source Filmmaker back in March, but forgot all about posting it until I heard today is Sonic’s “birthday”.  So, it seems like a good day to finally post what I made of it.

I did give the characters a little bit too much motion, but for my first animation in SFM, I won’t get too picky. XD

Playing Rayman Legends over the past few days made me realize I hadn’t drawn Rayman in a while, so I used him as a guinea pig for messing around with more of the new brushes I have.
Then I also realized I never tried drawing Barbara before, so I had to take care of that as well.

Playing Rayman Legends over the past few days made me realize I hadn’t drawn Rayman in a while, so I used him as a guinea pig for messing around with more of the new brushes I have.

Then I also realized I never tried drawing Barbara before, so I had to take care of that as well.

Warm-up drawing for today that ended up taking a good chunk of the day to figure out.

Warm-up drawing for today that ended up taking a good chunk of the day to figure out.

Yet another warm-up drawing.
Putting characters into art styles outside of their own is a good creative exercise.

Yet another warm-up drawing.

Putting characters into art styles outside of their own is a good creative exercise.

Warm up drawing for today.
Expect to see more characters drawn in this art style, because this was an absolute blast to make.  I’m actually really happy with how this turned out.
It’s almost a crime how little artwork there is in the Super Mario Strikers art style.  The artwork in those games was always one of my favorites.

Warm up drawing for today.

Expect to see more characters drawn in this art style, because this was an absolute blast to make.  I’m actually really happy with how this turned out.

It’s almost a crime how little artwork there is in the Super Mario Strikers art style.  The artwork in those games was always one of my favorites.

Some more Miiverse doodles.

Kermit’s mouth is fun to draw.

We’ve been having a bit of a bot problem over at the Sonic Paradox forums, mostly from bots advertising kitchen reviews and deals.  In other words, absolutely nothing to do with Sonic stuff.

When life gives you lemons though, you make lemonade.