TV Teddies Attack!

Jan. 22, 2013, midnight

Needed to come up with a way for them to kill poor little meta-birdie... Who knows if we'll use this, but I thought it was funny :)

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Team Meat

Jan. 19, 2013, midnight

In accordance with my movie-sketch challenge, I sketched this after watching Indie Game: The Movie. An interesting film - and a bit intimidating... It appears that being an indie game dev just gets harder unless you're proficient at managing your life. But at this point, it doesn't matter - MetaVox is going to happen one way or another >:)

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Willem Dafoe <3 Charlotte Gainsbourg

Jan. 7, 2013, midnight

A movie sketch for Antichrist, directed by Lars von Trier. In scene 1, we find the two lead roles on a passionate black-and-white baby-making mission. For having that face, Willem sure does get lucky in his roles.

Oh yeah - and this is my reference image.

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Jean Valjean - A Very Scraggly Hugh Jackman

Dec. 29, 2012, midnight

So I went to see the Les Miserables movie today (well, yesterday, I guess)... I didn't realize Hugh Jackman was Jean Valjean until he shaved. After that point, I just wanted him to slice up the whole French army with his claws, but alas, Adamantium didn't exist in France in the 1800's :(

Before going to bed, I remembered my self imposed duty to sketch at least one character from each movie I watch, so I started this (too late to finish it tonight, I'm afraid). I used this as a reference.

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TV Teddies

Dec. 27, 2012, midnight

Some concepts for a new creature type I'm thinking of for MetaVox. The basic idea is a little teddy bear type guy who placidly sits in front of a TV noticing nothing. If the TV is turned off or taken away, he roams around aimlessly, tending towards any sources of light (eg. the player's character). Once close enough it freaks out and attacks viciously :D

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Christmas Seal

Dec. 25, 2012, midnight

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Tideland: Dell

Dec. 23, 2012, midnight

I've been on a bit of a Terry Gilliam kick since my re-immersion in Monty Python's Flying Circus. I just watched Tideland which was, in my humble opinion, a brilliant piece of dark fantasy (a little bit of an oxymoronic phrase there :P). I needed to sketch a character so I settled on Dell, the deranged taxidermist who believed that if you never buried your dead kin, then they were never really gone - how delightfully strange :) . Anyway, this time I used a reference image for my character sketch, since the last one didn't turn out so much like the character as I'd hoped.

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Amelie Sketch

Dec. 20, 2012, midnight

The other day I watched Amelie, and thought it quite good. The characters have a kind of way of forcing you to feel inspired, if you are at all of the creative type, I think. Unfortunately feeling inspired and being inspired are different things altogether. But I decided that in order to help drive inspiration, I decided that every time I watch a movie, I need to pick a character, study them during the film, and sketch them afterwords. So I did this sketch. I'm afraid it looks a bit more like Paprika (also a lovely film) than I'd intended (a while back I got into this phase where I kept basing faces off of Paprika... I guess it's coming back).

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