X-Com – Beat the Night

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For all those who’ve played the classic X-COM UFO DEFENCE game, you’ll know that one of the most important skills to learn is how to stall for Day missions.  Luckily, OpenXCom allows you to hover over a given crash site or terror mission until the glorious sun rises over the mission objective.  Sometimes, however, you’ll have no time to wait.

This art was a joint effort between myself and a good friend, Kayfix.  Still one of my favorite web comics ever! 

If you are interested in X-Com or Open X-Com, feel free to check out youtube.com/StreetLevelGaming Those guys play too much of this game.

Prince Charmings: Riot Comic Contest Entry

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I entered a League of Legends comic contest held by riot games.  It was very entertaining and a fun way to flex some creative muscle.  Interestingly the most difficult part of the comic is creating something that would be funny and fit within the guidelines.  The challenge proved to be very fun and rewarding.

  Writing the comic is definitely a skill in itself.  At first I had Photoshop loaded up and I was using text boxes to attempt to create my story.  I soon realized I was a bit bolder than I should have, and reverted to ye ‘ole notepad to iron out the concept.  Once again proving that preplanning smart design is an artists best friend.

  After a couple weeks break dug in, spending a lot of time afterward detailing the art, and then applying the inks.  This piece is probably the most extensively inked projected I’ve accomplished.  I was quite happy with the results, but not so much on how much time I had until the deadline.  I had under estimated the amount of time to deadline, and ended up rushing the colors to slip my submission within the 5 minutes of contest deadline.

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