Prox's Thread (Updated with GDC pics)

PROXPROX Registered User regular
edited March 2010 in Artist's Corner
My old thread got lost in time. New thread.
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  • NightDragonNightDragon 6th Grade Username Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I like that green oxidized sword a whole lot. I'm really drawn to the texture and colors in that one.

    The environment sketches seem like they're hints of ideas, but not much more than that. Are you planning on developing any of them further?

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  • PROXPROX Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Thanks!

    Yeah they were just simple color comp studies. Still havent found a good idea yet. Just some explorations of a hub environment.

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  • surrealitychecksurrealitycheck lonely, but not unloved dreaming of faulty keys and latchesRegistered User regular
    edited February 2010
    PROX PROX YOU SO FINE YOU SO FINE YOU BLOW MY MIND HEY PROXY

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  • ManonvonSuperockManonvonSuperock Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    the swords are bitchin' but the handle on the big stone one doesn't look like it goes with it.

    e: wait, nevermind. sword in the stone, right? once it comes out, it's the sword on the right. I see that now.

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  • winter_combat_knightwinter_combat_knight Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    PROX wrote: »
    My old thread got lost in time. New thread.
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    :^::^::^::^:

    Develop this bad boy

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  • PROXPROX Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    the swords are bitchin' but the handle on the big stone one doesn't look like it goes with it.

    e: wait, nevermind. sword in the stone, right? once it comes out, it's the sword on the right. I see that now.

    The stone is called Ledburg.

    And the blade inside is called Excelsior.

    You don't get to wield Excelsior, since the main character is going to be female. And girls can't be kings. So you wield Ledburg.

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  • ManonvonSuperockManonvonSuperock Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    female lead sword dog?

    I'll leave the obvious comment implied.

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  • PROXPROX Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    The puppy in sword dog 3 was a girl.

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  • Agent ColemanAgent Coleman Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Am I to believe that all the characters are dogs? Cause that's genius.

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  • PROXPROX Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    Am I to believe that all the characters are dogs? Cause that's genius.

    some are cats.

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  • Agent ColemanAgent Coleman Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I'd like to purchase 8 copies please. Name your price.

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  • LaufmanLaufman Registered User
    edited February 2010
    love the rough work and great sword designs!

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  • DirtyDirtyVagrantDirtyDirtyVagrant Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    All I can think about is the dog-ninjas in Ninja Gaiden 2.

    That's a good thing.

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  • IkageIkage Registered User regular
    edited February 2010
    I want this to happen.

    I will ask for Santa, Spirits, Stars and any other mythical creature/random object that begins with S that grants wishes.

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    STRONGER THEN DIRT!! DIRT STRONG!
  • PROXPROX Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Hey guys here's a business card I'm working on. This will be the front. The back will be all techno.

    Im gonna add some hanging vines or willow thingies.. My name will be engraved into the stone.

    prob gonna add some moss to the rocks too.

    Trying to figure out a way to carve texture artist into the wood to and make it readable.

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    ideas?

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  • surrealitychecksurrealitycheck lonely, but not unloved dreaming of faulty keys and latchesRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    You could try having texture artist simply represented by a different wood - ie having the letters made of mahogany or something, so that the letters are differentiated purely by their texture (which is quite meta, now I think about it).

    Also, when I am less crap at drawing I will do a sword dog fanart. She will have her legs stuck in a block but she won't care.

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  • PROXPROX Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I look forward to your fanart SC.

    Card Progress:

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    Feeling kinda dumb doing all this painting on a card, when I could be painting 3D models? Maybe.

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  • MustangMustang Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Are.....are you dead?

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  • PROXPROX Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    crap... i did not think of that.

    Why did i put willows there?

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  • surrealitychecksurrealitycheck lonely, but not unloved dreaming of faulty keys and latchesRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I really like the willows. They look awesome!

    EDIT: I found myself doing a tiny double take when looking at the wood at the front - I didn't realise it had a top plane for a bit. Maybe lighten the value on the top plane a teeny bit?

    Might just be me though.

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  • FlayFlay Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I found myself doing a tiny double take when looking at the wood at the front - I didn't realise it had a top plane for a bit. Maybe lighten the value on the top plane a teeny bit?

    Might just be me though.

    I was going to say this too. Also, what is the wood sitting on? At the moment it looks like it's hovering above the grass, but that might be intentional. The thing I love about all of your drawings is your sense of colour; it always seems to fix the mood exactly. :^:

    (Thread lacks gun cat.)

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  • MagicToasterMagicToaster JapanRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    From a marketing POV, are you sure you want to only say "I'm a texture artist"? I mean, i dunno if this is your ultimate goal... but if I were you, I'd try to come up with a title that wont pigeon hole you.

    What other skills do you want to show case?

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  • PROXPROX Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Well from a marketing perspective, it's what i need to do. People aren't looking for generalists. They need someone specific.

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  • MagicToasterMagicToaster JapanRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    That's Cool, Mr. Chuang.

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  • PROXPROX Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    anyways scrapping the card.

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  • MagicToasterMagicToaster JapanRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Prox, why don't you make yourself a little booklet for your potential employers to keep? It could serve as a sampler of your work and you can drop your contact info and other skills. It's not expensive to print!

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  • PROXPROX Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I did that already. also no one is gonna keep that stuff unless its like a hard bound thing. Card + website. i need to fix my website to not suck so much, but wont be able to in time for gdc.
    ill just be going there to network.

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  • NightDragonNightDragon 6th Grade Username Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    I'm sure you've read this?

    http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/27362/PreGDC_Career_Pavilion_Hints__Tips_For_Success.php

    While a lot of it is standard stuff that you've probably already heard, there might be a few things in there that you could use.

    Have you made CD's that have your resume and portfolio on them? I've heard quite a few times that employers like that. Obviously you'd want paper copies, as well.

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  • PROXPROX Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Thanks for the link ND! Augh totally unprepared.

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  • SublimusSublimus Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    You can do it, prox!

    WE CAN DO IIIITTT!!

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  • PROXPROX Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Yes. I will do the best I can however I can.

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  • PROXPROX Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    GDC was off the hook. Spent a lot of time showing my portfolio around. Blizzard said my stuff still needs work. But riot games might contact me. Stopped by the telltale booth as well. I have pretty good idea on how to improve my portfolio from this point forward. Totally worth going. If I save up some more money, I might consider getting a better pass next time. I felt left out of the conferences.

    So tiring. but also rewarding. Below are some pictures.

    Here's the tram after arriving at SFO airport place.

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    Here's San Francisco.

    Well part of it.

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    My room was very small.

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    I also had to share a shower and bathroom

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    I went to the gap and bought sandals cuz this thing looked grody

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    On my way to the convention center. After a shower, and some ironing. 4am flight!

    I chose "The Mosser" cuz it was close.
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    Practically right next to the convention center.

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    career pavillion used to be over here in the west hall, but they moved it all to the north and south hall.

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    South Hall, where I spend most of the time.

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    Inside of north hall. Developer's Choice award will be held here tonight.

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    Show Floor:

    Autodesk booth was made of cardboard!

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    Crytek?

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    Resistance dummy set up next to Blizzard booth.

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    BLizzard booth:

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    Crazy cage thingie. You walked around inside, and there's a vr helmet. The guy lost balance inside and almost fell down. What a dumb idea:

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    Award cermonies. uncharted 2 won lots of awards. Mike and Jerry got Ambassador award:

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    "thanks for not giving the award to uncharted 2"

    Mel's Diner where everyone goes:

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    Misc pictures:

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  • surrealitychecksurrealitycheck lonely, but not unloved dreaming of faulty keys and latchesRegistered User regular
    edited March 2010
    Awesome. I spent a week or so in SF last summer and had a great time. Did the Blizz dudes give you any definite pointers?

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  • PROXPROX Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    He said to really gash things up. and use MORE DIAMONDS.
    Also to do paintovers of textures.

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  • Inter_dInter_d Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    PROX wrote: »
    He said to really gash things up. and use MORE DIAMONDS.
    Also to do paintovers of textures.

    lol can you elaborate on the first two because i am confused as all hell.

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  • TheKoolEagleTheKoolEagle Registered User regular
    edited March 2010
    obviously diamonds and gashes are what makes WoW the best game ever, personally form what I get from that is to put a little more detail into the picture, not only extra things to draw the eye but also wear and tear of equipment and the like, but I'm a pretty terrible artist so take that as you will

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