Alright! The collabs are closed! Thanks a lot, everybody, this will be tonnes of fun. I will be replying to everyone who volunteered for the challenge collab before the end of the day.
Okay you lot. I’m rising from the dead for all of five seconds to make a request (apologies to those who have left Asks, I promise I will answer your queries when I have a suitable dump of work to queue to this blog. Right now I have vases and monkey studies (soon with cars and probably planes)). I want to do an all-out “challenge” collab with somebody. Sonic-themed, because I’m still on a ridiculous Sonic high and I am really not very interested in drawing a bunch of OCs with which I am unfamiliar.
What’s a challenge collab? Well gosh-darn it’s a collab with an emphasis on your weaker skills! We give each other a prompt that incorporates at least one of our weaknesses and give it all our might while possibly kicking / screaming / hating life and everything in it. Sound fun? I THOUGHT SO, TOO, we should totally do this. This would be a collab where both people create a drawing for the other to colour, not just me giving you lines to colour or vice-versa.
Just like the doodle-trades, skill is not a factor here, anyone that can draw can hit me up for the collab. The only real requirement for this is that you have to have some drive to push yourself to your limit, because that is what I’ll be doing and I’ll expect the same out of you. I do have one personal request however, and that is: please do not pepper your collab request with remarks of self-depreciation - it’s awkward and is just not very cool. You can do it, chum, I believe in you!
The quality of linework you will be getting from me to colour will be like so! I’ll be giving you a .PSD to work with, and will use dA’s sta.sh system to deliver you files.
My weaknesses are:
- interior / exterior scenery
- things that aren’t violent (WELL, THEN)
Give me a prompt that involves one or more of these! Official / game characters only for me, please. Bonus points for giving me a prompt with imps in it, because I fekking love imps.
To get in on this collab send me a Note over to my deviantART account with the subject “CHALLENGE COLLAB” introducing yourself, your artsy weaknesses, and what your challenge prompt for me is! I’ll respond with a “nice to meet you” and a challenge prompt for you! Super easy. Do not PM me over Tumblr, I will not be checking my inbox or logging back in after the collab call is closed. I may take more than one of these to work on if more than one request comes in. If I turn you down, it’s because I’ve got my hands full - please do not be offended.
Cool! The collab offer will stay open over the next day or two. It will close when either time runs out or I have enough to keep me busy.
See you soon!
Be back soon!
Alright folks, I’ve got Lost World in my hands and my working queue is empty save for a single exception that I’m happy to take with me, I’m heading off to start my internet sabbatical. I am taking leave from the internet-at-large for three to six months to recharge and focus purely on my art without distractions or obligations. For the next few weeks this blog will go completely dark - I won’t be able to answer Asks or acknowledge replies. BUT, after the first month or so has passed I will be popping in to queue up some new art to the blog for you all to enjoy while I continue about my business!
Though if you must get in contact with me during this time the best way to do so is via email if you have my address. Otherwise, sending PMs to my dA or FA profiles will garner the fastest response (albeit still slow), as I’ll be checking these periodically during my break. My break will end once I feel I have advanced enough in my skills to warrant a return (or something catastrophic happens and I need to open commissions again; cross your fingers for me and hope that doesn’t happen).
Thank you all so much for making my stay here on Tumblr so much fun! I’ll miss the whole lot of you, you fabulous individuals. Since I won’t be around to say it at the time, I hope you all have a great Winter and New Year! See you soon.
Aw gosh, thank you kindly, Anon! You never know, the original is very large, it could very well make a nice poster! I might look into it sometime, as it’s not the first time someone’s mentioned hanging something of mine on their wall (which is the exact opposite of what relatives have told me for years).
Thanks a lot, Joey! I will very, very much enjoy this break away from the internet at large. I hope it lasts to completion, too! The last attempt ending so short of its intended length thanks to unhappy circumstance ultimately just worsened things at the time. It’ll be a while before I can chat with you next so I’ll just say now as well: I hope your internship is going well, and best of luck with the remainder of the year!
Have the aftershocks hit yet? Picking this up felt amazing. So much positive pent-up energy finally let out.
DUDE IT LOOKS SO NICE. Foil covers to comics, games, or collector’s boxes make me geek the fuck out and aggravates the obsessive completionist in me (give me that). Thus far Lost World IS SO GOOD, holy shit. I’ve blasted through Windy Hill and Desert Ruins and I’ve yet to run into anything that justifies all the complaining I’ve heard. I will say though, that Lost World is not beginner friendly, mostly because the boost ability is long gone. With out it, the difficulty ramps up very fast (because people whining over difficulty was probably the biggest recurring complaint I heard - because, admit it, Boost was “press X to win”); BUT by virtue of being 3D, Lost World is still relatively easy in comparison to old 2D Sonic, because you have infinitely more options for movement to get out of harm’s way. If you don’t take advantage of the fact that the very first Zone is barren of truly dangerous enemies to experiment with the movement and attack system, you’re going to be seeing that “TRY AGAIN (sucker)” screen pretty often. Lost World is clearly a skill-based game. If you don’t have the patience to learn how the game works or have prior experience, you’re not going to enjoy yourself.
My only really big gripe thus far is that the ranking system is gone. I LOVE the ranking system. Give it back. GIVE IT. Striving to get that coveted “S” rank with secrets and hidden shortcuts is one of the primary reasons I play 3D Sonic games over and over and over. Shave off those 0.5 seconds for that A to turn into an S? Fekking watch me. There are at least LOADS of collectables in every level, which just cranks the completionist in me to high-gear. I will find every Animal Friend and Red Star Ring. Do not question my devotion.
And dude. Best moment so far: Zomom smacking Sonic in the head with a 40-foot sandwich. A+, I am thoroughly entertained, do it again please. I’m looking forward to unlocking the movie gallery option so I can watch these cut scenes again.
szofim replied to your post: Amazing work! The “Zeena” redesign is absolutely viciously adorable. Also because I’m a sucker for things with lots of fluffy hair. Her beak (teeth? I dunno) is just a fantastic take on an originally simple character. Great work and enjoy the game!
quoopy added: DANG THIS CAME OUT GREAT MAN! I love the designs you don’t even know. Have fun playing it finally!
Thanks a lot you guys! Szofim, Those would be teeth, but shaped vaguely like a beak! Lots of rip-n-tear potential yesssss. And I AM ENJOYING THIS GAME SO MUCH. It makes me so happy.
I HAVE IT
I have it I have it I have it
The bonus edition is foil covered.
Grinning like an idiot the entire way to the store, somehow remain flatfaced and composed in front of the cashier while the 6 year-old in me goes completely nuts.
I am not taking my usual 40 minute walk home today I am taking a bus.
Anonymous asked: So I got that unfinished Zavok lineart coloured; would it be OK for me to post it to my dA so I could show you? ~RADIX
Sure! Please feel free.
Do I seriously need to buy some app from the eShop to doodle with my Wii-U game pad? That really sucks.
A surprising number of you requested to colour the WIP lines for Zavok shared the other day, so I’ve tossed the full-res inks as they currently are (re: incomplete) to sta.sh for you lot to colour / experiment / practice with as you like. They are transparent for easy colouring. Though again just be aware that they’re far from finished, haha.
szofim replied to your post: I’d love to give that a shot! Lines that crisp are great to practice color on. Do you mind me asking what brush settings you use for inking? I could never get my lines that clear and sharp.
I use no special settings or brushes for inking! I only use the default round brush set to maximum hardness. Outside of that, the quality of line I get is attained through line sculpting, I draw and then erase back excess line / what I don’t want.
It’s worth pointing out though that I use PS CS5, all previous versions of Photoshop don’t have the same sharpness to their default brush as this version does. The same crispness can be attained through SAI’s default brush, however!