Wednesday, 7 May 2014

prtfolio moved


Due to whatever happened to my old wix portfolio, i have moved to behance the portfolio link at the top of my blog should take you there.

getting my head around how it works but shall improve on it in time planning on eventually making my own.

anyways, me and my girlfriend have discussed the card game a bit more changing it up a bit as i felt there was something missing from it.

Hopefully these new rules will make it more involved and will be restarting the art

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Portfolio update

Hello everyone,

I can no longer update my online portfolio, due to for whatever reason when i log on with both of my email accounts (my only emails i have) I get taken to a homepage which contains no websites. so i am rather confused why this has happened as the website still appears to be live.

So going to add that to another thing that needs to be done.

Fan art - Meat Boy | Dr fetus

Hello everybody,

So today i got to work with Dr. Fetus the arch nemesis from the game, so this is how he looked:

Originally all blue (left) felt it was all blending in together so made some alteration and in the end picked the right one.

so here they are altogether:

I think the pose of the suit may be off a bit and looking at his hats a bit weird now so shall change that. however i like the colour and the outlines are way smoother than both bandage girl and meat boy.

anyways might do some finishing touches and clear things up. also need to thinnk how to put them all together. perhaps.

anyways thanks again for reading and as always please leave some feedback.

David M

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

update: wheres my motivation gone!?


Well my new years resolution is fading away...

Well frankly for the longest time, i was in a rather "depressed" state should wee say, creatively I wasnt happy with anything I was doing to the point i barely touched a pencil/pixel in a good month or so, plus still not being able to find an employee of any sort willing to hire me in the 10 or so months since I graduated has really not helped either.

So a week ago I decided, "the only thing in my power I can do right now is try and get as i want to be at drawing" so i have spent  a good hour or so each day sketching some doodles,

This was helped somewhat by reading scott pilgrim comics which i like the style heres my attempt:

( face,hand, female body constructions and general poses sketches available if you want to see these let me know, please)

So using what i learned i decided to create 3 characters from one of my favourite games of all time Super meat Boy.

I invested in getting a new tablet my other one had broken which I didnt worry about for a while due to pixel art not really requiring the precision of a graphics tablet.

(i will still be doing pixel art ofcourse just i feel getting my basics drawing skills up to scratch will overall improve all the other creative things I have wanted to do for a long time)

So anyways yeah back to the characters


sorry dont know why its rotating it back to portrait when i upload it =/

anyways so after i did these drawings i took them into photoshop

unhappy with dr fetus i did a resketch, i was happy with this until i realised the pose was all wrong.

latest sketch of him is better i think however his left hand may be sticking out too much

so here is super meat boy and bandage girl

What I Like - SMB

  1. Pose looks natural
  2. the colouring + shading although rather simple is rather effective.
  3. the left hands pose changed for the better than what it was like in sketch ( looking straight at it) i feel this adds to his pose and personality

What i Like - BG

  1. pose looks feminin and natural, i use to shy away from drawing girls as i was hopelessly bad at it
  2. the bandage effects
  3. Colouring + shading

what i dont like

  1. the line work is rather rough ( this is due to a lack of practice with using the graphics tablet)
  2. SMBs left hand with the thumbs up look odd.
  3. BGs lower leg looks odd
  4. more can be done to the texture of super meat boy to make him look like meat rather than just having red skin

I did the changes to bandage girls lower leg to make it look better. lengthened her thighs and fore shortened her calfs.

So, like I said Dr fetus got me into a bit of bother so dont have him digitalised yet so tune back later on to see that ( i would say tomorrow but i realise when i do that i more than likely dont get it done)

Anyways, thanks for reading i am hoping i can get back into the swing of things once more. (any feedback is welcome)

David M

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Pixel Penguin...


Beign creative has taken a hit for me the past couple of weeks, not sure whats happened to me tbh, seem to find it very hard to stick to a project or even come up with something to begin with...


I had a quick look about pixel joint and notice one of their competitions (its finished now) was themed around penguins.

I came up with this anyways because why not, currently thinking of ways to get myself back into the 3d side of things so yeah,

think the most important thing is try my hardest to get myself out of this dip i seem to have gotten myself in, here was me thinking it was just a uni thing :(

So yeah until next time, laters.

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

I'am Still alive!

Hello, everyone.

So havnt posted anything in a while and to be honest its because i havnt done much creative things for a while.

Incase anyone was wondering I didnt manage to get a job at 4J studios,

Now, been trying to get my head back into doing stuff and get me out of this slump i have managed to get myself in.

so been working on a pixel art animation thingy for fun really..

It is not finished yet but this is a little WIP for you...

As much as i hate it, valentines day is around the corner so i though should do some sort of themed explosion (i like explosions)

Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Minecraft me and stufffor a 4j studios interview...


Yesterday I was lucky to be contacted by 4J studios to ask me if I would like to come up for an interview..

my answer was a rather resounding, yes!

So, I decided to prepare myself quickly for 3D pixel art by going over what I had done in 4th year...

3D pixel art

But, since I havent played around in maya I decided it would be fun doing a quick texture for steve and making him me...

(modelling/rigging wasn't by me)



Also, a little tiny card game update for you...

this is the new item picture for the consumable, "tidal wave" still not 100% but think its a great deal better than the old one.