March Inspiration: Artist “Megumi Isakawa”

Hello Guys, this monthly inspiration comes from the art of Megumi Isakawa, a really amazing artist, the art was picked from TOM. Click over the image to see it bigger. Continue reading “March Inspiration: Artist “Megumi Isakawa””

The Art of Persona 3

Hello guys, (almost) every week I will try bring a post with the title “The Art of” and this week is the art of the Game Persona 3, a famous JRPG really fun from the Shin Megami Tensei Series, the art was made by Shigenori Soejima (副島 成記), one of my favorite Manga Artists.

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The Art of The Banner Saga

Have you heard about The Banner Saga? it is a successful kickstarted game and it have a nice looking art.

Kotaku posted a nice news, talking a little about the game, so I want to share a little more of the game’s art.

The Banner Saga is a viking-themed 2D gameplay, turn-based strategy game development by Stoic a trio of indie game developers formerly of BioWare. Every animation are done by the hand of Arnie Jorgensen, who before he helped start Stoic Studio worked at places like Sony and BioWare, where he was a lead concept artist.

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Tutorial: Isometric Pattern

Hello guys, yesterday I was working here with Isometric View, and I did a Isometric Pattern for Photoshop, so that’s mean, if you want to print an isometric grid or work on it, like a background in your Photoshop, just follow my  little “tutorial” bellow.

  1. Download the Image over the link HERE (it is a .psd Vectored Smart Object).
  2. Open your Continue reading “Tutorial: Isometric Pattern”

What is Expression Sheet in a JRPG Game?

Hello Guys, well, last thing i was doing about my project was drawing the “Third” Main Character, you will understand better when the project get more advanced and I post more about my game. 🙂 And i just have one thing to say “Drawing hands is a #$%# #$%#$%#$”. And if you desire to see more tutorials by me here, I will TRY post a tutorial every Sunday and Wednesday. Design Tutorial I don’t pretend to do because I’m not good enough for this, BUT I will try to suggest some inspirations and good links if you want to “learn” or to “get inspired” for drawing or paint or designing your project.

Before I start to “talk” about Sprites…

Today I will “talk” about something important if you desire to do a game with dialogs, more commonly in a JRPG or Japanese Games in General. Even if you are doing a game with RPGMaker or something like that you will probabily need if you looks for originality is a “Expression Sheet” or also known as “Character Settei (キャラクター設定)”.

Well What is that?

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Have you heard about Isometric Games? and Chrono Trigger?

Hellow again guys.

Before I start post something about Sprites, I will need post about Game View Cameras ‘s Concepts of Parallel Projections. If you are following this blog from the beginning, you must know that I’m developing a game, and this blog is about Electronic Games (Development or not) and about the game that I’m working on. So let’s back to the main subject of this post. Do you know what is an Isometric Game?

In video games, “isometric” refers to some form of parallel projection (commonly, the form of dimetric projection mistakenly referred to as “isometric”) where the viewpoint is rotated slightly to reveal other facets of the game environment than are visible from a top-down perspective or side view, thereby producing a three-dimensional effect. The terms “3/4 perspective”, “2.5D” and “pseudo-3D” are also commonly used.

With the advent of more powerful graphics systems, “isometric” projection is becoming less common, instead being replaced by perspective projection.

Did you understand? No? Maybe? Sure! Dur!?

Well, do you know a game very popular with the name of “Chrono Trigger”?

Image from: Amazon.com, Game: Chrono Trigger

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Drawing Mountains

Hellow, yesterday and today I was hand-drawing a “background” for the game. I had a “World”, a story and I was looking for a background image, now I have one, but it’s need a lot of  computer work yet with the painting part, but is ok, I will do it later, you can see the image bellow. 🙂

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How I did it? It is not hard at all, but requires a lot of patience, different pencils and a nice blender. 😉

And of course I’m not a pro in hand drawing, so I got a great help from a channel from the youtube that I’m following for a little long time, the TylersArtShack Channel. Well I had the “towers”, a “town” in my mind, but I needed ideas for mountains, cliff and forest. And the tutorial “How to Draw the Mountains in  a Myst” comes in handy and helped me a lot. Thx for “Fireproof Babies” the artist from this tutorial. TylersArtShack Channel have a lot of nice drawing tutorials and of course I recommend it if u wanna start drawin. 🙂

Now my next steps shall be Drawing more characters for the game and tomorrow probabily start with the Sprites Part. 🙂