Thursday, September 29, 2011

How Artists See Art

Something quick I slapped together!

Thursday, September 15, 2011


During World Cup 2010, I saw a little man outsmart entire gangs. Often they would get desperate and resort to flat out grabbing him and restraining him. It didn't matter, he would just somehow outmaneuver them.

The opposing team had dedicated half their men (usually 6 or so) to taking this guy down but he ran through them like they were ghosts. If you don't watch sports, think of this as the scene in 300 where one guy cuts through a bajillion other people like they're butter. Except this is real life.

So I turned him into a Moga. Leo Messi in the zodiac Leo; har har =P

Moga based on the likeness of others are hard to do; it's especially hard to keep the resemblence AND make it likable enough that people want to capture the Moga. I requested he be kept a rare Moga, since he is a rare talent.

I used the picture below as the main reference. It was fun to keep his haircut and find his facial features kept well in a lion face. The medal is in reference to the gold medal he had won at the 2008 Olympics.

Messi grew up in poverty and had a growth hormone deficiency that left him smaller than others. At 11, he signed up with a football club in Spain that paid for his hormone treatments. He is now the greatest football player of our generation.

Check out the game Monster Galaxy
Lionel Messi Wiki entry

Messi and his underwear campaign thanks you for your time

Next: Ronaldinho

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Forest Flower

I'm not super happy with it, but I don't really know how to progress. Below are some progress shots.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Aries Island

Monster Galaxy was released on iPhone today! ( Check it out here!)

This is Aries, one of the Zodiac Islands in the game. It was my first time drawing a map so I had fun learning to draw something I had seen a lot in games. Looking back now (a few months later), I see a lot of details missing, though given the size of the iPhone I guess it was optimal not to noodle too much on it. You could say we pumped these maps out :O

An early process shot of the island. As you can see from the square canvas, I was a total noob and forgot the resolution of the iPhone screen. Initially I had gone with a red island because Aries is a fire sign, but in the end I felt it was too harsh feeling for a starter island so I went with the green instead. (At least, it was a starter island in the initial plan)

Process shot of near the end where I added buildings and landmarks. It was fun to draw them all distorted and cute.