15 Mystery dungeons!- week 15

First off, can you tell I’m running out of titles?! Cuz I am!!!!!

sketch: I was watching treasure planet and decided to work on some pose sketches.

Inspirations:

While exploring various trailers for movies, I came across a french animation title called The Illusionist. I haven’t been able to watch it but from seeing the trailers, I’m really interested in the animation style. Its so interesting to see a different animation style than the american one I am used to. While watching the trailers, I noticed a few different things. Mainly being the animation style, the second being that there is not much background music. I noticed that American flicks and such have quite a bit of background music, to increase the mood of the film. The illusionist, had almost no extra music in it at all. I think I will try looking for this film, for it looks very promising!

My second inspiration is a preview I saw for a new show called Young Justice. Its pretty much all the younger versions and/or sidekicks of the popular DC superheros. It features characters such as Robin, Superboy, Kid Flash, Miss Martian, Wondergirl, ect. I really liked the concept for this show because usually, shows tend to focus on main characters and superheros, never the side kicks. This show gives the opportunity for other DC character who are less popular to have time in the spot light. Much like they did with the minor characters in Justice League Unlimited. All I can say is, I really look forward to this show.

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14 is the new MMO- week 14

Sketch:

Im not really sure what to say, I just had fun with this one, kinda with the pose and such.

 

inspirations:

So my first inspiration is a game that i’ve recently revisited because of my friends interest in it. I’ve re-visited the world that is animal crossing. Its interesting to think that a game like this that has such a simple goal can become an immensely popular game. I mean the basic goal of this game is to pay off your house from tom nook. You can do this by selling items and such to him to pay off your dept. Besides the simple goal of play, the time also goes along with real world time. This game a very long play seeing as new thing are only available with a different day.

My second inspiration is another game (i bet you can see what i’m really interested in now), that I have also revisited this week. I recently traded a game from my friend that is called Spyro the Dragon Season of Ice. I remembered playing this game when I was much younger and decided I wanted to play it again. Its amazing to see how certain games continue year after year with the same characters, same simple gameplay (with a few additions), but with a different storyline. The Spyro series recently had a new addition in 2008.

13 FF games! – Week 13

I feel I should have made my sketch Final Fantasy related because of the title….but yet I have a pokemon sketch…. a little odd isn’t it? Anyway here is my sketch. It includes the new pokemon and trainers from the new Black and White game. I’m not sure if the pose looks alright, but eh, it will have to do.

Inspiration:

So for my first inspiration for this week, I am going to talk a bit about a Disney movie Atlantis: The lost Empire. I don’t know why, but during the course of this week, I had a strong urge to watch this movie, and so I did. One thing that I really enjoyed about this movie was the facial expressions and the body movements of the characters. It was really fun to watch and try to picture the animation frames of each scene.

My second inspiration is an old Japanese movie that I happened to stumble upon while browsing youtube. Its called Journey to fairyland. I thought it was funny that I was able to recognize that it was an old cartoon right away. Though I had no idea what was going on in the story, I enjoyed watching it and seeing the difference between how different countries animate their cartoons.

12 days later- week 12

I have to say, i’m really starting to run out of inspiration. I’m just not inspired 2 days out of the week! Haha

Here is my sketch. Please no comments about the hands as I do realize that they look funny.

Inspiration:

I have been playing this new game I got called Dragon Quest IX. Its one of my favorite types of games. Its an rpg game in which you get to create your own character. I think they pulled this idea off very well because it blends your character in so well that it doesn’t feel like your custom character could be created for anything else. If you kinda get what i’m saying? I’ve played games where you can create your own character and when it comes to certain points in the game, the flow of the game is interrupted through a cut scene or dialog that reminds you that the hero of this game could be anyone. Right…I just ranted didn’t I?

My second inspiration is the clothes that are worn by belly dancers. Typically when one sees these clothes they think of lands off to the East or associate them with a type of gypsy. I really enjoy drawing these types of clothes because of the freedom and creativity you can give them. Much better than a simple type of shorts and a shirt.(While looking for this image, I stumbled upon another wordpress blog! I thought it was really funny!)

11 eyes on you- week 11

Yes, just as the title says, there is a cyclops also watching you.heh.

Here is my sketch for this week. I’m just practicing poses.

Inspiration:

So for this week I have really come to enjoy Toy Story 3. Besides the fact that the animation and detail in this movie are beyond amazing, I really liked the fact that this particular movie could stir up so many different emotions. Like for example, the feeling of leaving something you love. It is an emotion that most people can relate to in the movie, and therefore watch the movie on a whole new level.

My second inspirations is an artist that goes by the name of cartoongirl7 on deviantart.com. I really love her work for one main reason, her coloring techniques. She uses traditional means to color her artwork and does each and every beautiful piece by hand. Her main tool of trade is what is known as a copic marker, which are quite popular among manga artists. Here is an example of her work. Her deviant page is located at http://www.cartoongirl7.deviantart.com/

10 times the magic- week 10

So this sketch is the start of a piece in which I’m going to include various references to game in it. So far you cant see them, but when I add the color and signs into it, the references will be there. I never practice landscapes so here is one of my feeble attempts to make a semi-decent pic.

 

 

 

inspiration:

So this week I’ve played a bit of assassins creed 2 and there are a few elements of the game that has inspired me this week. There are two different aspects of this game that I’m going to mention today, that are related in the game, yet very different.

The first element is the open ended game play. Just like I talked about last week with fallout: New Vegas, I enjoy the fact that this game is very open ended.In this game, you can interact with almost any object you see in the game. You can climb up walls, jump over people, pick up almost any time, ect. I really enjoy this aspect of gaming because you get the freedom to explore and do things your way, that many games don’t offer. If the game told you to follow this person and then kill them (remember you are an assassin) you could do this in multiple ways. You could follow this person on the ground by blending in with the crowds or follow him on by jumping from rooftop to rooftop. You are also able to choose your killing method in this game. Would you rather go with the usual assassination method of surprise? Or perhaps you would prefer to throw a sharp knife from a distance, or just to discard all elements of surprise and just walk strait up to the person and kill him melee style. With this game, the way you choose to play is up to you, and with the multiple challenges and story parts, this game never looses its fun and new factor for me.

My second inspiration is also from the game, but an entirely different factor of this game. In assassins creed 2 you collect art. These pieces of art that you collect are famous pieces of art that were created around the same time frame that this games takes place. (or at least that is what I think). While looking at these classical pieces of art I notice how amazing they really are. There seems to be a pattern in these pieces of art, but that is best explained at a later time. Not in a blog. Here is an example of a piece of art you collect in the game that I think is really beautiful. The title of the piece is called The Birth of Venus.

9 in the afternoon- week 9

sketch: so I lost the sketch I was originally working on…I can’t find it anywhere. So I had to do another one real quick based on last weeks inspirations. I drew a gothic ghost.

 

 

 

inspiration:

So I was watching my friend play this game called fallout: new vegas and was surprised at how open ended it was. In this particular game, you can adventure, steal, choose sides, pretty much everything imaginable. I was also surprised at how many thing you need to keep a watch on while you play. Your character will constantly need food, water, use the bathroom, medicine. ammo, stats, skills, and sleep. Its the whole nine yards if you expect to play this game. It seems very complicated to me, but I really enjoyed the fact that in this particular game, you can do pretty much about anything and everything you could think of.

My second inspiration for this week is the movie Ponyo. This movie is created by a japanese studio called Studio Ghibli. This studio creates amazing masterpieces that have been translated into several different languages. I was really excited when I watched this movie. The art and storyline were particularly amazing in this film. A good summary of this story would be Japanese Little Mermaid.

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