Something else for a change. Mockup for a 90′s style co-op platformer starring the Unbeatable Squirrel Girl and her Undefeated partner Tippy Toe! …though it did look better in my mind’s eye and the challenge was to get it done today, so it’ll stay as a sketch. Still, I hope someone out there will find enjoyment out of this!

Sharing Cool Art and Artists (5/7/2014)

This is my 1000th post on tumblr. I don’t have enough followers and I haven’t spent time putting writing or personality in my posts to celebrate these kind of moments, But when I originally started this I just wanted to share cool things, and I’ve certainly found more than enough of that. So to use my 1000th post to emphasize what I’ve mainly used tumblr for, I wanted to list and say a little about some cool artists I’ve found, commissioned, and reblogged a whole mess of times.

This will just be a big list of links in no particular order, maybe with some pictures thrown in. And I know that art is one of the most subjective things in the world, but I would say that anyone I mention here is worth checking out at least once. Also, I apologize as this is not a complete list in the least. There are a lot of great artists out there.

Jeinu (deviantArttumblr) - Jeinu runs two webcomics known as Miamaska and Trial of the Sun. He’s really good at facial expressions, and while most of his fiction is serious, he has a surprising sense of humor.

HokutoFighter (deviantArt / tumblr) - HokutoFighter is an artist from Chile who loves space, stars, and cats. She’s pretty fantastic at cute, heartwarming art but also is trying out macabre things too.

Pehesse (deviantArt / tumblr) - A French artist working on his own game featuring Luchadores. He does digital art, animation, and has a Patreon where people can contribute if they’re interested in his work.

VeloursRose (deviantArt / tumblr) - Great, bold coloring style. She’s recently started a webcomic known as Not Quite There featuring two ghostly kids getting into trouble.

Yanzi-5 (deviantArt) - An artist with some fantastic character design and detail, mostly in fantasy and sci-fi. Very cool gallery.

Getsuart (deviantArt / tumblr) - Getsuart recently concluded a kickstarter for a printed book of her webcomic known as Echo. Most of it is in French, but an English translation is coming along.

borockman (deviantArt / tumblr) - An artist who does most of his work with dA muro. A big fan of mega man and the upcoming Mighty No.9 from kickstarter.

AIBryce (deviantArt / tumblr) - An artist with great coloring and posing. Recently posted some Dragon’s Crown related work

Rienlen (deviantArt / tumblr) - An artist who has fun with a trio of his own characters in serious pieces, album parodies, and straight up silly things.

Gambargin (deviantArt) - Black and white, pen and pencil artist with a focus on very well detailed and practically designed woman warriors from all over the world and throughout history.

Irrationalnumber (tumblr) - An artist with a distinct sense of style and cool art based on Avatar and Adventure Time. Also working on original character design as well.

Rom-Attack (deviantArt / tumblr) - Another artist from Chile who has done a lot of cool varied work from romance to video games.

Hamst3r (youTube / tumblr) - Not an artist, but a music composer who has done a lot of fun songs and programmed his own music sequencer. He also does playthrough of games among other things.

Today’s loot:

- starting work on a new project!

I’ll detail the project a little later: for now, these are preliminary prototypes/rough animations to get some stuff to work with. The chart is the current planned animation flow for the main character (or rather, both forms of the main character).

The current aim is to get a basic movement prototype for the first form working ASAP (ideally mid-november), and another one for the other form before the end of the year.

The current goal is to develop an “empty room prototype” for the character to run around and test all of her abilities. The aim for this prototype is to be as fun as possible: I want the character to “feel” fun to control, even if there’s no background/enemies. That’s going to take a little time and require some animations, so… strap in! That’s what’s going to be happening for a little while.

For now, I’ll leave you with the current tentative project name: Pachacuti!

Made for a contest on Crunchyroll for the Shantae kickstarter!

Crunchyroll contest here :

Shantae Kickstarter here :

Alternate version :

New progress this week!

I’ve got:

-the triple jump recoil mechanic with different “to land” and “to move” animations like so:

-a wall sliding/wall kicking mechanic, visible here:

And some edge hanging shenanigans for good measure:

(if the gifs don’t play correctly, as always, check out my twitter or the game’s log on TIGsource to see the whole thing).

Next objectives are adding some missing transition animations, then start working on the expanded moveset (right now this is just the “core” abilities), and keep working on the overall speed and responsiveness values to get all of this playing nice together, and hopefully without clipping into too many walls!

Today’s loot, continued:

-in the end, I post it here as well, since I find it to be a rather nice start to a new series! Hopefully it keeps going strong!

This small sketch was done during the Patreon livestream held today, on the last saturday of the month. It can/could/might be the start to a new video game heroines ABC series, done live, because why not? Though we’ll have to see if we can’t accelerate the rhythm at some point, or this will take 2 years to complete. Wait and see!