Environment Practice: Lecce, Italy

Adventure games have a lot of environments and drawing them is not my strongest area. We’re currently in Italy so for the last few days I’ve been heading out to cafes to sit with a caffé (or a vino bianco) and practice.

This piece started out as a sketch of a possible protagonist and I just shoved a side of Lecce’s centre square underneath him.

Go Erin!

Erin ran the London Landmarks Half Marathon on Sunday in an impressive 1 hour and 56 minutes! I am so proud of her!

Here’s the sign I made so she could see us during the run (I can’t tell you how many times I did a two-finger tap on the page to try and undo a mistake—thanks Procreate! 😂).

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Talking Head Animation Frames

I’m developing a dialogue editor for adventure games and I want to have a screen where I test out the dialogue: see how it flows, test user interaction, that sort of thing. I thought it would be fun if to have actual animated characters speaking the dialogue.

A Floating Red Being with a Yellow Fez Steals a Coat

Digital, 2018

With this piece, the artist is trying to convey the sometimes overwhelming attraction that all living beings have to material objects.

Although it looks like a random thing that might have come out of, say, experimenting with Procreate’s iOS 11 brushes, it’s actually a profound commentary on the Nature of Desire and Capitalism’s Exploitation of this Desire.