Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Skeletons. They are stupid.

Hopefully by now you've listened to my sound advice and bought Minecraft. And if you have you will understand how stupid skeletons can be. Running into one of these guys unprepared definitely means you are in trouble. Anyway, just wanted to do a quick paint today to take a break from other things.

Edit: Totally forgot to link what these guys look like in-game (LINK)

Monday, October 18, 2010

Cobra Commander is sort of the best. Ever.

This is my extremely late entry to the sketch-2-death activity that me and some friends have been doing for quite awhile now. Here's a link to the blog, definitely worth checking them out, and their respective blogs. Talented folks, indeed. (LINK)

The theme this time was Childhood Memory. I was going to choose something more activity-ish like nerf or losing my shoe in the woods, but every time I thought of the words I just got a mental picture of this guy.

I had some fun with techniques on this one if you couldn't tell, it's still 100% photoshop start to finish, but there is a lot of textures, adjustment layers, and other stuff at work here. Many of the layers just plain got covered up. Just sort of had fun with it.

Saturday, October 16, 2010


The most horrific noise I've ever heard in a game. The hiss of a creeper behind me. The noise that beckons the soon to be crater in my tediously crafted shelter. Screw you creepers. You destroy all my nice things, and I hate you for it.

For those who do not understand my pain, this is a creature from a game titled Minecraft (click that after you read). If you do not own this game... you must buy it. There is no argument here, only the exchange of money over paypal. It's an indie pc game that runs on anything, designed by a foreigner named notch, and it is responsible for bringing me childhood-like bliss daily with it's sandbox, lego style, adventuring gameplay. It is simply embarrassing how fun it is. And you look like a complete nerd child playing it.

This is one of the creatures in-game (LINK) that I've painted. The game doesn't look like much, but that's what makes it so charming. And it's only in the alpha stage, and buying it now grandfathers you in to all other versions for 14 bucks USD and it's only going up. Don't be cruel to your inner child. You owe it to yourself. Buy it, then e-mail me about your game. I want to see your castles, forts, and cave homes.

I want to keep talking about it, but I'll refrain for now. That's a lot of text for an art blog.

Friday, October 15, 2010

This is how you dress for the zombie apocalypse.

I feel like a military contractor would stand a good chance during the invasion of the walking dead.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Techno Bounty Hunter WIP

So I've been working like crazy for a bit. Here is a mini paint I did that I'm probably gonna take to finish. I've been wanting to do a Star Wars-ish bounty hunter for awhile now. My first attempt was essentially a failure and I am way happier with this one. It's like I'm learning.

Really trying to not be a greyscale abuser on this one and do some color work. It is taking so much longer than I thought it would so far because of that. I've gotten really used to painting in greyscale first.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Time to dust off the ol' blog.

Dear Blog,

I've neglected you and I am oh so sorry. In return I will have a solid week of updates. I have a surplus of sketches and I would like to share them. I'll start off the week with this fresh mini paint I did in photoshop today.

I've recently been reading my way through Cormac McCarthy's book, Blood Meridian. The main character, although it seems arguable he's just a mere part that loosely ties characters together, is "The Kid". He has no name, and his description is... brief. I know he's a male and has a white shirt. And that he is 14. So far it's one hell of a book though, and possibly one of the most unapologetically violent things I've ever read. If you need a cool book, pick it up.


Mike Puncekar