Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Distinguished Lecture :)

My friend Ric Giantisco invited me to give a talk at Mercer County Community College as a part of their Distinguished Lecture Series.  He's the Head of their game design department and an awesome animator.  The speech went really well.  It was a powerpoint (It was all pics with only 3 bullet points at the end) that went through my entire career, showing different work I had done and discussing the process of designing and creating art assets.  It was scheduled for one hour but I ended up staying for two hours answering questions. The students were really enthusiastic.  I hope to go back again and talk with them some more.  I just love giving those kinds of talks and interacting with students.

oil painting of raydeen

Collage of some of the companies I worked for.
mini-golf level for a Wii game

Friday, March 25, 2011

More luck dragon work.

I spent a little more time on this.  I added some little dragons and started throwing some color around.  The boy on the dragon is having the BEST time ever :)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

If I had a luck dragon...

I always liked the Never Ending Story but if I had to design my own luck dragon it'd look like this.  I was thinking about how neat it'd be to have your own dragon, and a suit of armor, and be a kid, so I just did this sketch tonight.  I think I'm going to keep working this image up and maybe build it into a story?  He should have a little sister who rides a griffin :)