Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Stage 1... FIGHT!

I had a lot of fun drawing this image. It's inspired partly by Lord of the rings and partly by the Dungeons and Dragons arcade game; Shadows over Mystara, which is one of my favourite side scrolling beat em' ups. Totally worth playing.
In the game you'll enter levels to screaming villagers and rampaging Orcs! I guess it isn't uncommon to see that in a lot of games though, I'm sure it happens in the Golden Axe's.

Also, the first stages of the NHS project should be wrapping up soon! Which is exciting as I'll get to do some actual full colour work. Yes!

P.S - Here's a Scottish fold cat playing my future video game of this picture.

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Beyond the wall of sleep...

Double post! This post is basically the same as the last one, except it's about H.P Lovecraft.

I recently bought "The Necronomicon," which is a compendium of almost all of Lovecraft's published work and it's amazing. Yeah, some of the stories can be quite hard to read because of the language used and a lot of the stories read basically like diary entries but they are so good! I just love how bleak and hopeless his stories are. Not many of his characters live to be in another story. The dream-like world he writes about are terrifying, simply because they're described so well! But then again, I can see why no-one can make a great film adaptation of his stories (except the re-animator), because they're just so bat-shit!

So yeah, I drew this up a lot quicker than the Serling one, I don't think it's as good but I thought I'd post it anyway!


You are about to enter another dimension. A dimension not only of sight and sound, but of mind...

I love The Twlight Zone! Rod Serling was the man and the stories on the series were so innovative, simple and original. When I was younger they used to scare me to death! I think the first Zone episode I ever saw was "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet" with William Shatner. It was so subtle and horrifying, so much more thoughtful than the gore-fests we get today. (Not that I don't like today's horror films!)

Anyway, I was watching some episodes from series one and I felt like paying tribute to Rod and his amazing series.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Kitty Cat...

No shading on this one.
Photoshop crashed out before I saved the psd! There's a valuable lesson there and it is save continually.

Lets crawl...

For a while now I've been playing a variety of "Dungeon Crawlers," or rogue-like games during my free time. Most recently I've been on a terrible journey to obtain the "Orb of Zot" from the lowest regions of the earth, frequently failing and dying horrible deaths at the hands/claws/teeth etc of the dungeons many inhabitants.
Usually when you play a game like "Dungeon Crawl," "Nethack" or even "Doom-rl" the graphics are in ASCII, but the one I'm currently playing, "Linley's Dungeon Crawl" features tileset graphics, which makes it a lot easier to decipher enemies and items.

As I've been playing this game a lot, it has naturally inspired me to draw something. So I made a picture of my current "Hero," Errol, Human rogue. He's not dead yet, but probably will be soon...

Back to the deep!

Edit: Poor old Errol... Splashed to death by an acid.