Monday, 30 January 2012

Painted Totem

Hey Everyone

Just a quick post because I wanted to share the truly awesome art skills of my team mates in my team. If you remember the low poly totem models I made a few days ago, check out what the artist whos painting them has managed to do with it.

It has a certain amount of World of Warcraft quality to it but shes a big Wow Player so thats hardly surprising. Certainly impressive though, makes some of my stuff look amateurish in contrast.

- Nutter

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Skull Pt. 2

Hey everyone.

This would be the bit where I showed off the much prettier version of the skull from yesterday. And that was the plan. But apparently laptops aren't designed to run Photoshop and 3DS Max at the same time. Needless to say I haven't been able to get much done.

Grr. Stupid Max

- Nutter

Friday, 27 January 2012

Skulls for the Blood God!

Hey everyone

That wasn't really a warhammer reference.. honest.

Had a pretty productive day today, my team project meeting led me to model some "aztec style" totem objects which will be used as waypoint in our game.

They're low poly and not very detailed mainly because they're a very small object in the game and most of the detail will be added by the texture (which isn't my job in this case)

What is much more interesting to look at is the latest object i've created for my 3D project. Obviously the monsters are still a work in progress but as they're carnivores I thought it would be only fitting to add a few bones to the scene.

I started work on this skull yesterday then finished the texturing today. Its around 800 polys which is a little higher than I would have liked but reducing it anymore starts to lose detail (particuarly round the eye holes and nose hole)

Anyway, check it out and lemme know what you guys think? I know there's still a lot of work to be done on the jaw (it doesn't even have teeth yet) but its the weekend so i'm done with it for now.
- Nutter

Wednesday, 25 January 2012

And now for something entirely different.

Hey Everyone

Remember that 3D project i've been "working on" (read that as dragging my feet) for the law 6 months or so. Well I made some pretty good progress today.

The actual monster base model is coming on pretty well (not really worth posting a screenshot for though). What is worth showing off though is the Scene Base.

For those who haven't read about my project in any older posts i'm basically making a scene based loosely around the Warhammer Tabletop games. The Monster itself is inspired by a creature called a squig from it. Recently however I decided to take this idea further by creating a whole scene similar to how the figures are displayed within the game. Each model sits on a little decorated base. In the case of this however the base will be bigger and more detailed.

That's what i've created today. Modeled, detailed and textured all within about 4 hours.

Check it out in the huge (I rendered out a HD sized version so I could check out the texture detail) picture below.

Not the most impressive thing i've ever modeled by any means but i'm still pretty proud of the texture work. Let me know what you think, does the grass look real enough?

- Nutter

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

On Blackened Wings...

On blackened wings they came from the skies,
They fed on our families, our crops and our lies.
These winged beasts so black as night.
Left our world broken, charred, burnt into blight. 

They brought with them fire, they brought with them war.
And soon we were consumed and we were no more.
Their dark shadow growing, filling the sky.
Run from their grasp or you too will die.

And no, its not a dragon.. its something else. Not sure what yet but its definitely not a dragon. They're overused and certainly not the only flying winged beasts out there.

- Nutter

Oh and PS, anyone interested in making flash games and making a little cash on the side should really check out Mochimeda. Just got my latest payment from them today so I'm a very happy nutter right now.

Friday, 20 January 2012

A Slight problem

Hey everyone

Someone in the comments a few days ago suggested I take you all through the process of a hand drawn sketch, scanning it and cleaning it up digitally then using it in a digital painting or something.

Great Idea I thought, that'd be really cool. So I drew a few cool sketches for weapons and monsters and I was going to do a poll to see which one everyone prefered. But as with all great plans... Something went wrong.

RIP Mr Scanner.

So until I get him working again or (if only) I get a new one, looks like any hand drawn sketches won't be able to be scanned.

In the mean time.. here's a quick digital doodle for today.

- Nutter

Thursday, 19 January 2012

Dragon Wall

Hey Everyone

I'm pretty sure you can all guess which game this digital painting is inspired by.

Any ideas? haha

- Nutter

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

What do you guys wanna see?

Hey Everyone

As you all (should) know by now, i'm uploading a daily sketch each day. Some have been hand drawn, some have been quick digital sketches and a few have been mini digital paintings.

People have seemed to like them all and obviously I like doing all three types. But which do you guys prefer?

Check out the poll to the right and let me know which one you prefer and no doubt more of the type of doodle will appear.

Oh and here's today's doodle.

It's a digital version of yesterday's doodle which by the way was an Ahriman. Nobody guessed it which is a shame but oh well.

Make sure you vote on the poll!

- Nutter

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Another boring tuesday

Hey Everyone

Today is my "day off" from Uni, which obviously means I get to relax and perhaps play a game or two or maybe even get to work on a game of my own right?

Nope. Hello Dissertation, I can see you over there in the corner like a big horrible monster waiting to pounce on me.

I really need some kind of speed development contest I can work on over  a weekend or something... I miss making games.

Anyway heres today's doodle. Enjoy

 Anyone recognise what game it's from?

- Nutter

Monday, 16 January 2012

Daily Doodle.. Yay!

Hey Everyone

You may be wondering why im uploading so early (Its 11am here), but that's the power of boredom.

My lecture today is about ethics so here's a doodle.

Probably needs explaining. Its quick concept sketch for a mining base on our team project game. I just got bored and added the speech etc when it was finished.

Anyway enjoy, I should probably listen now

- Nutter

Sunday, 15 January 2012

Well the daily pic lasted a while...

All of 2 Days.

But i've been away for the weekend so you can let me off. The doodling daily starts again on Monday haha.

In the mean time.. here's a old sketch I never got chance to show off on here.

That strange looking thing is a "Fumer", amazing the interesting ideas that I end up sketching away when i'm bored in lectures.

- Nutter

Friday, 13 January 2012

Fire Wisp

Hey Everyone

More concept art for that RPG i'll never get round to making. I think im going to try and sketch and upload something new everyday.

Today's little sketch is a concept sketch of a fire wisp. A ball of living fire if you will.

Let me know what you guys think of it.. What kind of attack would you expect it to have?

- Nutter

Thursday, 12 January 2012

Frosty Prison?

Hey Everyone,

I've wanted to make an epic RPG for a long time. I've written story ideas down, come up with character designs and even occasionally started a little coding for it. But eventually I always get bogged down by the size of it, I've never made anything that complex so it seems pretty daunting. This little piece of concept art would make a nice little area for collecting a powerful weapon or something similar though.

Just a quick sketch whilst I was bored but let me know what you think anyway.


Wednesday, 11 January 2012

New Year New Start

Hey Everyone.

Hope you all had a good Christmas and New years. Mine certainly was. Towards the end of last year, this blog got a little forgotten about. Hopefully this year won't be the same. Especially since one of my new years resolutions was to make more flash games this year.

Quick update on how the drone I was working on before christmas looks now its finished.

Hopefully more stuff to come soon.

- Nutter