July, 2010


27
Jul 10

Demonizer

This is a demon. A smelly, awful, evil demon. Or so it would seem.

Demon


15
Jul 10

Odysseus

Just found another character that I drew up for someone’s D&D profile. He called him Odysseus, or “Ody” for short. (No relation to Garfield’s half-witted, canine companion.) I drew this entirely in Adobe Illustrator with my Wacom tablet, my preferred method of illustration.

Although it has a different touch from true hand-drawn art, there are certain benefits to a digital vector file: I can scale it up or down to whatever size I want, and it stays as sharp as ever. I can edit the line work as I go, and Illustrator’s brush tool allows for a certain amount of auto-correction. Plus, the tablet is pressure-sensitive, so with the right tools, your lines come out with varying widths, which I think looks awesome.

One day, I will purchase Wacom’s 24″ Cintiq. It is a thing of beauty. It will be mine… oh yes, it will be mine!

Odysseus


9
Jul 10

Gevat

This is a character I created for a Dungeons & Dragons campaign (yes, I play D&D). He’s an appropriately greedy merchant who nevertheless has a heart of gold… buried under a lot of jewelry of gold.

Oh, and those are eyebrows, not sunglasses or anything like that.

Gevat


8
Jul 10

The Saboteur

I love this game. Can’t get enough of it. Killing Nazis, blowing up Nazi installations, and generally caus–

Wait, you know what? Read this review instead, written by my good friend Wayne Denier at Right Brain Left. (remember my second post?)


8
Jul 10

REWORK

I just finished this book about re-thinking business, by the good folks at 37signals. They really know what they’re talking about here. I mean, have you ever thought about all the things that are horribly wrong with the modern world of business? Awful traditions and ridiculous policies that only waste time and money are thrown out the door. They strip the typical business model down, and start fresh. So many times, as I read through it I thought, “I’ve been thinking this for years, and I thought I was wrong!” But now I know, I’m right.

If you own, or are starting a business, take my advice: Buy this book. Read it. Then, I dunno, tattoo the essay titles onto your arms?? (It’s good stuff.)

Rework

Rework

The cover tagline says it all!


6
Jul 10

Caterpillar

Lil’ caterpillar kinda guy.

Caterpillar

Little green caterpillar


3
Jul 10

Ninja: ’nuff said

You can’t have a hero without ninjas to kill.

Ninja

Brawl City Ninja


3
Jul 10

Jack Attack

I drew this up for a game concept. He’s the hero-guy.

jack

Brawl City Jack


1
Jul 10

Paper Planes

Go make a Pandora station from MIA’s Paper Planes song. Best station I’ve ever made. I don’t know why, it just works. It’s conjured up a surprising array of awesome music. Try it, now.


1
Jul 10

Right Brain Left

Here’s a logo I designed for my friend’s blog.

Right Brain Left logo