sketchpile

Posted by colseed on Jan. 14, 2013, 2:14 a.m.

sup

Been debating whether to post a blog reviewing things I drew in 2012 but never showed anyone, but then worried about giving away future game story spoilers. So instead I decided to post a few not-so-carefully-selected sketches that are extremely spoilerful. (Sounds reasonable right?)

[DISCLAIMER: Most of these aren't finished, and even if they look sorta finished, I'm still not happy with them. Also I'm writing this at 3am and can't stop finding typos. lol.]

Look, I'll even put filenames and descriptions next to them:

08-02-12_01_precipice

(This looks familiar, you say? Like something I posted last year or something, perhaps in relation to a certain game demo called Walk I made? Well good to see you're paying attention, because I did post it already. Have a biscuit while you enjoy the review.)

Main things to notice about this: that I had too much fun with the lighting, and the green/purple/black color scheme. Next.

08-14-12_03_walk-collapse

Another Walk-related sketch, as possibly evidenced by the color scheme. Might go back to this one eventually (shadows are still too light for my taste). This is the boss that you never got to see in the original demo, but which you might be able to see following this spring. Assuming things go well that is.

09-13-12_02_vrss1

Look, a female soldier with a blue visor. She's been in existence for at least two Scary 4 Digits, but she has yet to acquire a name. Also you should start running if that visor changes color.

09-22-12_01_s4d_onegun2

The game I was supposed to make for the most recent Scary 4 Digits, but which got replaced with a far less ambitious idea when I got to the two-weeks-left mark. Featuring a cast of characters with personalities, all of whom could kill one another at any time. Figure out the why, and you solve the mystery of the game.

10-04-12_01_wakespace

Technically posted this already, just not here. The identity of the fellow in this picture won't be known for another ten years. muahaha.

10-17-12_02_look1

Hey look more guys that look kinda like that one from Walk…oh god that one has a gun with a vacuum cleaner on it get back

12-22-12_02_walkwhereflowersbloom

Drawn while listening to a certain Corpse Party song. Consider it a hint at the sad part of the game.

And finally a couple of things I drew really really recently:

01-11-13_02_detonator

01-12-13_01_skysword_fulltilt

No descriptions because they were done following New Year's. You'll just have to wait till next year.

…maybe

Comments

Unaligned 7 years, 6 months ago

12-22-12_02_walkwhereflowersbloom reminds me of Limbo, perhaps a darker background would make it more dramatic

10-04-12_01_wakespace is pretty neat too

colseed 7 years, 6 months ago

I think the background for most of Walk is a gray-ish, so the white's meant to contrast that. Like a hallucination or something. A really bright hallucination. Except those people aren't really human so I don't know how their hallucinations would work exactly.

Thanks though lol

Charlie Carlo 7 years, 6 months ago

Holy shit these are cool as hell.

I'm really jealous you can work the sketch style into good looking pieces of artwork, every time I try that I get something that just looks really bad. I like Wakespace and Skysword Fulltilt the best.

I like your apparent interest in modern apparel and armor in an adventurey context. Too many people just ignore modern dress and go with scifi or medieval/fantasy armor and crap.

Acid 7 years, 6 months ago

Can't you see the flowers, brother? - awesome

svf 7 years, 6 months ago

Very cool art. I like them all. :D

colseed 7 years, 6 months ago

thanks all :D

Sometimes I wish I didn't do the sketch style so much because it translates into tablet pen nibs wearing out faster. lol tradeoffs

Usually I'd refer to the stuff I do as loose scifi, which is probably where the modern influence comes from (I dunno, it seems kinda strange to set a story in the future and *not* take into account anything that came before it). "Adventurey" is a good way to describe it though.

Actually I think I'll be adopting that term. Not even gonna file the child custody papers, it's coming home with me right now.

eeee we're gonna have so many snowball fights

Charlie Carlo 7 years, 6 months ago

The government came and took my baby!

colseed 7 years, 6 months ago

it's okay you can still come over for the snowball fights

there'll even be hot chocolate afterwards

with marshmallows

so many marshmallows