Misfits Bird Battle

Painting in VR is fun!

Created in Oculus Quill, I did this based off an old collaborative concept my buddy Jeff Bellio and I did a few years back:

We have a history of stealing each other’s art and adding to it :) Here’s a progression of it as we worked on it back and forth:

First two characters were Jeff’s -> I added the other two -> he added the bird -> I finished it off with the ship and monkey.

We both love this concept and daydream of making a game from it.

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A Bunch of Hot Air…

This is a bit of a personal project postmortem. A little over a year ago, my brother and I made this:

The project was fueled by curiosity. VR being such a new media format (even more so back in 2015 when we made this) we had many fun ideas we wanted to explore. Artistically, I wanted to play with the sense of scale — how big could we make it feel? Primarily though, between the two of us, we wanted to see how much effort it would take to make a small game in Unity.

It only took a couple weekends to put together what is shown in the video, and though we had ideas to make it into a small game we’d release on the market, we both ended up getting busy with our actual jobs :)

This first painting is one I did several years ago that sparked the idea.

This outer space scene was the idea for our level select screen.

And just a very rough idea of another environment. Playing  with the level of detail we wanted to go for.

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Lions Club Poker Run

While visiting my Aunt over Thanksgiving, she kindly asked if I could design a graphic for a charity fund raiser she was involved with. Being my favorite aunt (determined by proximity at the time, I love all you others too ;) I said of course!

This is how it came out:

T-ShirtT-Shirt_result
Poker Chip
PokerChip_result

 

Original Sketch

(done on my Samsung tablet)LionsClub_PokerRace

They both came out better than I could imagine. The designers at the T-shirt shop did a FANTASTIC job of adapting the design to show up well on the shirts.

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Rough Animator

Found a nifty new animation app for my android tablet, Rough Animator. Did a couple rough animations to test it out:

first test

 

Thought it would be a fun first test, having him hold up blank cards, then finished by filling in my opinion of the app.

This next one is now my goto reaction gif for work emails :)

test two

 

If you are interested in using it, you should checkout this video tutorial Rough Animator 101 done by a talented guy I went to college with, Erin Humiston

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