September 1, 2014

AFRU Gallery Show in Portland September 5th - 27th

Just a quick heads up, Emily and I will have work at the AFRU Gallery in Portland this month. The show is entitled "Illustrator and Designer Appreciation" and it's associated with the Rose City Comic Con. (The AFRU Gallery is just a few blocks from the convention center)



I have three pieces in the show, two of which are for sale. The third is a personal piece that I have yet to properly feature on this blog, but I'll get to that soon. (you can see it on my website here though)
Here are the two "oldie but goody" dragon paintings for sale:


The galleries opening reception is Sept. 5th from 6pm till Midnight. Emily and I might not be able to make it out though, one of our pets is sick so we might be preoccupied with making him feel better. 

But if your a Portland native or you'll be in town please go check out the show!

August 27, 2014

Gigantic at PAX Prime this weekend!


Any of you gamer nerds in the Seattle area this weekend should come check out Gigantic's PAX lineup!
http://www.gogigantic.com/news/pax-prime-gigantic-workshops
Playtesting, workshops, panels, we got it all!

I'll be on two panels:
From Concept to Completion: New Gigantic Heroes First Look!
Friday, Aug. 29 at 3 p.m. PDT
Come talk with Motiga concept and character artists as they reveal two never-before-seen Gigantic heroes, and they’ll walk you through the process of hero concept, design, creation, and implementation from start to finish.


Live Drawing with Gigantic Artists!
Monday, Sept. 1 at 3 p.m. PDT
Motiga is home to some of the most talented artists in the industry, and this is your chance to meet them. Join us for some of the most fun you’ll have at this year’s PAX Prime, as our world-class artists run a live drawing clinic, mixing your suggestions with their talent to create something truly unique…and probably very weird!


More info on the Gigantic Facebook and Twitter.
See you there!

July 16, 2014

Go Go GIGANTIC!

I'm extremely pleased to post about the game I've been working on for the last two years!

Click to go to the site!

I started at Motiga in August of 2012, I believe I was their 12th or 13th hire. We're now at a whopping 65 people! From the beginning it's been an amazing process of making a game that I actually care about. The team is the best dev team I've been a part of in my 9 years in game development.

Check out the beautiful trailer we've put together:
(I'd watch it on YouTube with the highest res your computer can handle.)


You'll be hearing and seeing a lot more about Gigantic here. I've have been doing some of the best design work I've ever done with this team and I think it's resonating with people. All the comments have been extremely positive.

I share my character design duties with the very talented Devon Cady-Lee. He's the designer of that sharply dressed, owl-masked, sword wielder, Tyto the Swift. The also ever talented Katy Hargrove also chips in with character design from time to time. She designed that huggable but huge Griffon guardian in the video.

But I designed all the other characters in the video. (Benefits of being on a team from the beginning, I guess.) I hope you like them!  Though Devon will soon surpass me with the speed at which he works.

Finally we have the awesome Lexxy Douglass doing all of our marketing art. She's responsible for the beautiful monochromatic stylized work seen on the website.

I'll post about all the other artists I work with soon. For now sign up for the alpha to play this amazing game! There's much more art to come!


July 7, 2014

SOTW 382

Ingrid Musfargo, the dark one. Please don't confuse her with Ingrid
MusFAYgo, the bringer of flowers and pancakes. She HATES that.
Since 2007 I've been posting a sketch/doodle/whatever every week on my site. I'll be continuing this trend here on my blog and on my site:
http://www.vinodrams.com/sotw/

July 4, 2014

SOTW 381

Meet, Ghorfus McGinney. Henchman for hire. Pay is in the form of leafy
greens and and nice grass bed to sleep in. He does charge extra for
head crushing though.
Since 2007 I've been posting a sketch/doodle/whatever every week on my site. I'll be continuing this trend here on my blog and on my site:
http://www.vinodrams.com/sotw/

June 11, 2014

SOTW 380

Lady Malicious. What's with that smile? 
Since 2007 I've been posting a sketch/doodle/whatever every week on my site. I'll be continuing this trend here on my blog and on my site:
http://www.vinodrams.com/sotw/

June 10, 2014

SOTW 379

Lord Glorius. He's not an actual "Lord" mind you, just a
drug addled vagrant that thinks he's one. Humor him or he'll cut 'ya!
Since 2007 I've been posting a sketch/doodle/whatever every week on my site. I'll be continuing this trend here on my blog and on my site:
http://www.vinodrams.com/sotw/