Nick's Seaside Nook
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.

tannersturnpike:

HUGE thanks to nkalmar for making this YouTube video intro for me! Look at that. Look at all those sexy-ass references. It’ll be rolling across all my YouTube videos!

Happy to help you out, Tanner!

Cats and a guy with a cigar.
Very tempted to go back to these someday and clean them up for paintings or something.

Cats and a guy with a cigar.

Very tempted to go back to these someday and clean them up for paintings or something.

I helped out a little bit with a Sonic fan game back in January, and was trying to flesh out the personality of one of the characters previously designed for the game.  The character happened to be a Chao with a rather big role in the storyline, and he would hang around with Sonic during cutscenes along with push the story forward.

To contrast with Sonic’s energetic personality, I played around with giving this character a more controlled, level headed and proper personality.  I also tried tweaking the original design of the character to give more flexibility with expressions.

Overall, it was an interesting assignment.  Even though it was a fan game, I had never helped with a game before in a position other then director or programmer, so it was a learning experience with being in just an artist position and watching people further develop the stuff I drew for the game.

I draw a lot in my notebooks during class.
They say it’s actually good to sketch during lectures, but judging from my experiences, I find that kinda debatable.  Maybe I’m just terrible at remembering what happens in class. XD

I draw a lot in my notebooks during class.

They say it’s actually good to sketch during lectures, but judging from my experiences, I find that kinda debatable.  Maybe I’m just terrible at remembering what happens in class. XD