Different Styles, Different Artist
Game Unit; Simple
Simple is a game about a fox named Toffee. You wake up in pitch black and you realize all the color is gone in which you have to collect balloons to gain them back. Of course it's still a work-in progress. The process of making a game from scratch is really hard. You have to make the characters, objects, backgrounds, and more before you start scripting! When you DO start scripting it's a bit easier than creating everything all at once. Though, my favorite part is making the characters. It's hard to make them pixel so it's better to draw them then fake the pixelation. If my group had more time then we could've added at least one NPC which would be the tutorial and a walking animation at least. A whole indie game or a game with only 10 or less people can't be made in just two weeks. Even if you worked non-stop! So if you are going to make a game it might even take at least a year How else do you think we got the games we have today?
Here is my phenakistoscope; Ball-E!
What is a phenakistoscope? A phenakistoscope is the illusion of motion. You can spin it around and see your character look like it's moving. A loop is using the same animation over and over again like when spinning the phenakistoscope non-stop. It works well with a walk-cycle because it looks like it keeps walking on and on. There are other ways to animate too like a flip book, phenakistoscope, thaumatrope, or zoetrope. I prefer a flip-book since they usually only use a simple animation. Making a phenakistoscope is really easy to do if you use the right website! Click here or go to links for the website I used!
Color Theory Project
Do you know what a color theory is? Me, in the picture, is what I used the color theory on. The color theory i'm using is Analogous. I feel like the colors I chose for Analogous fit my picture. The colors make me look like I'm in a comic-book. The background adds onto this with my wicked-looking, detective-ish pose! Analogous feels like you are using tints and shades, but I think you are just slowly combining the two colors together (( Check MY BLOG for more information on Analogous )). If we were suppose to choose a Element of Art right now then it'd probably be color.
See these photos? These are some great photos. Theres different types of techniques you can use on lots of photos! For example; black and white was used for the skeleton. Me holding a skull was used for the technique; sepia. I selected these two photos because I feel like the technique used on them really fit. Element of Arts that fit for both of these photos would be value--of course!
This Merbear species is a breed between a Albino-seal and a Polar-Bear. But just so you know you must beware, THE MAJESTIC MERBEAR! This was photoshopped sadly. Some photoshop tools that really helped me was the smudge tool and the brush tool. Of course I had to get the bears head from a picture so I used the cut-tool but I don't think it actually helped me as much for the result. My strongest element is texture and my strongest principle is probably proportion. Thats mostly because I had to regain the fur texture on the bear-head and proportion, again, is because I had to get the right size so the head fit on the body. I think this Merbear is pretty cute and if it existed you'd find it in herds of Polar-Bears and Albino Seals helping each other.
This is a tessellation! A tessellation is, for example, my project! I think my tessellation is the strongest in the color part of Elements of Art, and for the Principles of Art it was strongest in pattern of course! And if you feel like doing this project I think it would be wise to make it traditionally instead of digitally! If you want a reason then here it is! For me I had to copy and paste, copy and paste, and I actually redid this project twice because the original shapes didn't work! Now sure my project doesn't have patterns that match but it looks pretty good still! Another thing I liked about my project is the outline of only the tessellation which gives it a pop-up, cartoon logo look. other than that did you know that M.C Esher made one too? If you want to know a little about him go to my links, go to My Blog and scroll down, or click here!
This is a fontbot. If you don't know what a fontbot is let me explain! A fontbot is where you choose only one font to use and create a bot using ONLY letters. This is a,' frog-bot '. As it says on the paper I used the Trebuchet MS font which is a variety of Sans Serif. The font I used looks to be no different from any regular font you start off with when you open the software for the first time. But to me I think it makes the letters smoother so it fits the frog. Now originally because Trebuchet MS is smooth I was going to use both parentheses to create a symmetrical mouth. But as you can see I clearly changed it giving me more opportunities on creating the head. Now that we are talking about parts the process of making them was fun. I tried different styles for each part so I decided on what looks better. That gave me a lot of opportunities with what letters would look better together. Now if this was to be real it would live in a forest filled with fog. Its castle would be this huge burrow and when enemy knights come to slay it for a reward and come upon right above where its burrow is buried, all of her minions will pop out and attack!
Square 1 Art Project
I started off with the eyes to know where I'll place the lips, nose, and eyebrows. I copied one eye and flipped it creating symmetrical eyes. Then I started with the face leaving the top open so I can draw the hair later. After finishing the face I started with the hair. Finally for the shirt I copied and paste so both sides would be even. Then I took different colors and made the edges ragged so it looked like they were glowing. My strongest element is color and the principal would be emphasis since the necklace stands out. I did like using the tablet because I'm use to traditional art and it makes it easier for me since the tablet allows me to feel like I'm holding a pencil. I am not exactly sure what criteria I used but I judge myself based on how well the different hues for the light blended. I used values of course! Total of three different values!
Look at this artist!
This artist has different hues and shades of the same color that blend in together. The way she/he makes it work is mostly because they use shading/lighting, which to me is fascinating. I'm guessing they specialize in animals since they mostly had animals in their gallery. DeviantART you can find all kinds of styles, which of course, this one is possibly one of my very favorites of them all!