Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Day whatever - Whatever whatever...

...Or Whatever whatever whatever.

Honestly, saying that I'm going to get this updated daily again is a curse. I think from now on I'll just do my best to get something up.

Todays pic is a sketch of Ryu from the classic Street Fighter series. I don't know why, but I was a little excited when I heard that they were making a 4th game. Well... 4th in name anyway. I kinda missed Street Fighter 3 entirely, due to a lack of arcades in my town, and not very many (if any in Aus) home conversions.

However, I've always had a massive soft bruised spot for fighting games. Even though I kind of lean to the SNK/King of the Fighters side of the genre, I always thought Alpha 3 was a blast. I even dug the EX series that everyone seems to hate. When it came to it, Street figher has always been one of the more balanced and competitive game series there is.

It's this fond nostalgia that's saved SF4 for me so far. The teaser trailer looked unbelievably awesome, and it was a massive dissappointment that they didn't keep the same stylized graphics for the game. But street fighter has never really been about the graphics, its always been about the characters and the fighting.

And as far as characters go, I can't think of many that has been as much of a posterchild for the many different facets of videogames as Ryu. That's not bad at all considering his costume is pretty much just a white karate gi. I guess it just shows sometimes simple is best. It's also kinda weird that he doesn't look right unless you draw him ridiculously bulky, since he's the "average" character of the bunch.

This sketch was done in my car on a lunch break. At the moment it's my favorite place to draw.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Day 42 - Back on the horse...

... Or I dunno if i can keep writing these things...

So, I finally have net access again, which is good, but I still don't have a proper computer. I've managed to rig up an old laptop that's screen doesn't work to my moniter using blutack and a rubberband. It's a work of art, and I intend to use a photo of it for another update.

Today's update is a cover for a comic idea that I had a while ago. Its only about the 3rd thing I've properly tried to paint, but I still think it turned out ok. Originally, the part of his head filled with shadow was going to be filled with "techology", but no matter how many times I redrew it, it didn't look right. Eventually I just ditched it and left it like this. It's still not ideal, but I'm no picasso at the moment anyway.

Anyway, I think I'm going to give this posting everyday thing another shot. It's tough, and I'm not as niave about it as I was a month ago, but I think I can do it. I've found my motivation again and it's totally going to happen this time.