Gameplay Camera and its effect on character design for games

Gameplay Camera and its effect on Character Design Ubisoft’s secret recipe for game success are the 3 c’s. Camera, Character, and  Controls. As game artists we don’t  have direct influence on controls so lets focus on the other C’s that we can impact. The genre of gameplay will often determined how the cameras is used. It’s also important to remember the … [Read more…]

The Art of Dreamworks Voltron Part 1

The artists behind Dreamworks Voltron. DreamWorks’ Voltron is quite good. It has a great balance of action, humor, and silliness that I haven’t experienced since Lefend of Korra. All this makes sense as it has quite a few Legend of Korra alumni working on the show including show Frontrunners Joaquin Dos Santos and Lauren Montgomery. … [Read more…]

The Art of Vaughan Ling

Today I wanted to celebrate the work of Vaughan Ling. Vaughan is a Concept and 3D artist. His work is an array of motorbikes, spaceships, and robots. All things I can’t get enough of. You can see more of his work at his website Here’s a list of previous projects he’s contributed to Tron: Uprising … [Read more…]

The Delicious Art of Brian Sum

The sum is indeed greater than its parts! (Corny Dr. Evil laugh) I came across Brian Sum’s work through Art Station and I had to share it. His sense of color and shape design is fresh and retro all at once. It’s reminiscent of Yoji Shinkawa and Syd Mead mech designs but a bit more playful in … [Read more…]

Ryan Lang’s New Art Book!

I just got back from San Diego Comic Con and there’s tons of stuff I like to share with you but for right now I wanted to share with you one of the spoils of Comic Con. 2 Scoops White rice is an art book is by Ryan Lang. He is a visual development artist who has worked … [Read more…]

Best Art Maquettes

A while back I was trying to improve my figure drawing.  More specifically, I was trying to improve my action poses and camera angles.  I also didn’t want to go through the hassle of hiring a model. I don’t have the space for that and the idea of having a naked woman or guy in … [Read more…]

Pro tip: Wacom On Screen Controls

For the uninitiated, Wacom tablets comes with the ability to create on-screen menus. Most of us find this feature accidentally when we start fiddling with the buttons the tablet.  However most don’t know that this radial menu can actually be customized and there’s options for a few different menu styles. I find these menus quite … [Read more…]