A little while back I produced a few graphical elements for a game called Word Ahoy! for the Swedish company Miljonlotteriet.
The game is a mash up of Scrabble and Sinking Ship, where the first part takes you to the Scrabble area, and depending on if you win or lose in Scrabble you get to try to sink your opponents ship. You can play either against an NPC or you can challenge your friends on Facebook if you want. You can also find random people to challenge. In this game you can also purchase lottery tickets and win a maximum of 2 million Swedish crowns (yep, real money). You can grab the game here.
Take a peak in my Digital Art’s section, I’ve uploaded the ships, captains and other stuff from this job.
Sometimes I make things and get the feeling there should be more to them, but I can’t for the life of me decide what should be added or not. It could be some more detail on the item itself, or maybe it should be placed in an environment of some sort, or whatever it might be. This is the case with this one; I feel there should be more to it than there is, but I can’t really pinpoint what. Frustrations, frustrations…
This is just a warm-up quickie I made the other week, it seems to me he kinda looks like what John Constantine would’ve looked like if a young Sean Connery played him in a movie =)
… is relative…
I’ve had this lying around for a little while, totally forgot about it until I found it in my work folder.
This is just another practice piece (doesn’t make perfect but one hopes, one hopes, yesss preciousss). I have the horrifying tendency to go into detail quite quickly when I draw or paint something, and although it’s not always a bad thing, it might throw the whole piece overboard and I overdo it instead. So, this practice is all about keeping it loose, a very limited timeframe, and forcing myself to not going into any extensive detail work. Just adding the key components in there and keeping it that way. Nothing finished, no real sharpness or absurd, tiny details ruining the overall artwork. Just rough stuff. It’s hard for me to do though, I do love them details sooo much, but they’re not always necessary. Not to such an extent that it ruins the piece at least. So here he is, the rough orc.
This is just a little something I’ve played around with between rounds when I’ve needed to get my mind off other stuff that I do. A few minutes here, half an hour there and suddenly it’s done.
Nothing special, just a little speed thing done in one hour.
This is just a little painting practice, something I really need to do more often.
Another portrait for the books, this time of Thomas, his daughter Haylie and his wife Maria. You’ll find the photo reference I used for this portrait in his cover photo.
My son recently celebrated his 18th birthday and this is my gift to him. Like me, his father, he likes Steampunk so of course I had to take that into account when I designed it. Oh and we’ve got a little princess called Lily in the family as well and she’s his little gem. I simply had to include her too of course. She really loves her little crown and necklace =)