Part of last year I spent trying to learn a few things. At a certain point I took time away from late night drawings and filled up a notebook while learning the VERY basics of Blender. I originally wanted to learn it for grease pencil but realized I really need to know how it operates overall. These are a couple of early renders after learning the basics then branching out on my own to just experiment. I usually start with a side and top view sketch before attempting to design anything on the computer. I am starting to learn how to approach even the most complex designs by just starting with blocking it out with basic shapes.
Experimented with a couple more designs using Procreate and comic tones. I really like how it looks when it’s at 100% view and it really looks faded with stains. During the summer I did a number of small illustrations and created a fun summer artbook will all of my drawings in them. I still plan on creating a 2019-2020 artbook this was more spur of the moment looking at books on sale online after missing out on Lightbox Expo. I also did an illustration in honor of Batman Day.
Not really doing much sketching mostly going through some Clip Studio guides for animation and storyboard notes.
I did get a couple copies of my physical sketchbook collection dated 2018-2019. It’s still a strange feeling to have a year’s worth of drawings in a glossy hardbound book.
Glad to get my physical art book this week from Lulu.com. It’s 56 pages full color with a hardbound design. Besides that I have been going back to Procreate lately the pencil tool feels much better since the last round of updates. I still prefer Clip Studio but it’s fun to record my drawing session.
Super excited my sketchbook with all my work from 2016 arrived from Lulu books. Second year in a row the colors and paper stock were top tier all the way.
Slowly adjusting back to a normal sleep schedule after vacation is always rough. A few nights I started a couple of sketches and the next day I couldn’t figure out what I was doing. That said it really helps to just draw faces to get some ideas down.
Logo concepts for a tech/electrical company call Atlas Technology. The initial basic design and ideas rotated around the microprocessor then migrated over to a Titan supporting the three fields Atlas deals with.
The initial series of logos just getting a feel for what to work with going forward. I know Atlas/Atlus was misspelled it was late and the name kept changing in my mind.
Eventually the client wanted to shift the logo over to a company mascot that would represent the ideas Atlas holds in high regard.
Once the logo was approved the client wanted a series of shirts that the workers could wear to display the company strengths boldly.
Prepping for another Renuked Labs pitch meeting. Looking at the games getting a lot of attention, I decided to take a step back on the complexity of my recent concepts.
This game the mechanics are based on a DJ operating a record on a turntable, changing the planetary rotation to see how long your orbiting bodies can survive incoming debris towards the center of the screen.
Looking at Corona as a base for this build it would work well on large Apple and Android tablets.
Slowly making my way through the iOS UI guidelines. It’s really interesting to read what iOS is truly capable with it’s basic template tools for common bars and touch interface buttons.
This concept came to me while reading how the timer functions run. What if as a parent you concerned with the amount of television your young child is consuming.
This app TV Timer just keeps a log of the persons television viewing time. Depending on the settings I can’t see why it can’t be used to keep a timer on the persons use of the computer or tablet time as well.
Having a discussion with someone the other day it occurred to me a number of people would like to keep a catalog of games they own or are looking to possibly own with a more visual appeal.
I imagine the user being someone who routinely visits flea markets or Goodwills and is always on the hunt for that rare game.