I’m not dead…though perhaps my hand is now… Seriously, I think the designers over at AE are trying to make my mind explode with all the detail they put into the outfits, it’s insane (in the best possible way). Nevertheless, I tried, and had a lot of fun doing it.
Line art of silver-sniper’s character, Argent Snipes the Arcane Dark Caster (aka: precious emo marshmallow). We’ve been doing a DF roleplay for a while with Argent and Rigby, and they’ve draw a few pictures with Rigby, so I thought it was high time I tried my hand at a sketch. Ended up being a bit bigger of a project than I anticipated…oh well.
(Side note: I really want that coat…so majestic. Also, only nerds hold books with their hands)
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I did a couple of passes for this same shot. This one is a very short yet hard shot for me to do.
My 1st pass is a very old take, and the early design of the character didn’t really have a focused direction - so it needed to be redone for sure. I realize he’s probably doing a bit too much for this scene; it being borderline over-acted.
The 2nd pass was definitely a lot more controlled, but I felt it lacked the intensity from the 1st pass. It was not dynamic enough, and the character felt like he wasn’t emotionally in the scene. It felt like he was just gliding to the poses, so it didn’t really have enough character to it. (Also, it’s evenly timed…)
The 3rd pass, I actually got advice and feedback from my friend Rune - who helped me figure out the poses. Draftsmanship and clear drawing are some of my wain weaknesses, so its always great to have someone else point out what causes the issues. Its pushed, yet more controlled and simplified. The gun leaving the screen as he swings adds a dynamism to the animation. It’s much snappier, for this being part of an action segment; it makes sense. I’ll have to come back and fix the drawing a bit so its a bit closer to the model of the 2nd, but I definitely learned a lot from re doing this shot a bunch.
You have to help me, Swan, take it. Your family needs you. If anyone deserves to go to the Underworld, it’s me. I was weak, so let me make up for it by being strong. I don’t wanna lose you. And I don’t wanna lose you. You have to let me go, let me die a hero. That’s the man I want you to remember, please.
Over the past two months, I’ve been working hard to finish up these 9 illustrations for @doublefine. They’re releasing a physical bundle with many of their games included, as a PAX East exclusive. These art cards will all be included in the bundle.
I feel really lucky to have gotten the opportunity to do them. It was a ton of work, but it’s nice to finally see them all together.
“Ciudad de México, 30 de octubre de 2015. Decenas de sexoservidoras de la zona de San Pablo realizaron una procesion de la Casa Talavera a la calle de Las Cruces, en la Merced. Ahí estaba montado un altar en honor a sus compañeras fallecidas. Las sexoservidoras exigieron que las autoridades respeten su labor y un alto a la trata.”