I thought of this after reading that Marx and Flandre Scarlet's wings were similar, I kinda got this image stuck in my head. And of course, her theme goes around everywhere, so I couldn't help it.
Gijinka Design notes: Obviously Marx's theme is a jester. An adorable one, not the creepy evil jesters for Halloween, so he has striped leggings and arm..ings.
Color theme was splitting up purple, so red and blue, as hinted by his hat.
I was between making his arms the wings or giving him back wings since he doesn't have any arms in his canon design. I went with the back wings to go with the Flandre parallel, and to keep his stripes on his arms. I like stripes. It was kind of strange to do his wings, because he has those claws and those weird heart lump things. Seriously, what are those for?
I think I'm getting a little better with backgrounds. I'm not hating on this one, mostly because when I was doing the wings, I remembered what the hell a layer mask was.
The lineart for this is also a lot better than the previous submission (Galacta Knight). I think the main reason is that I could rest my entire arm on the table when doing this one whereas with Galacta Knight, I was only resting my hand. I'm not sure if I can do that with my desk at my apartment, but I can always make adjustments to that table.
Favorite point: That ribbon. God damn I can't help but love how it turned out.
Marx (c) Nintendo and all those good folks gijinka design by moi
This is a quick webcam test I made. I've been wanting to play with the BitmapData funcitons and webcam inputs for a while, but nothing worked and it all always exploded in the end!
Well, I came up with a way to do something, and I wanted to see if it'd work. It's far from perfect, but it does it's job, and I luff it.
What is it, you ask? Cloaking. Not something where you don't show up at ALL, but something where it has a displacement for cloaked objects (anything that moves).
Here's how to work it:
Step 1. Have a webcam
Step 2. Get out of the picture so it's a static background
Step 3. Click the flash -- it should show a visible change form the snapshot
Step 4. That's it, get in the picture and move around! It should be all warpy-ish and displace around moving objects.
Ok so, this is a test to see if i could put together various codes to make something in an adventure game style, that is, to solve puzzles by collecting objects and using them or talking to other characters to progress
so in this little tester, you can control jinx with the arrow keys left and right, collect an object by pressing space (when you're close) and then look at it when it's in your inventory by clicking it, and it will prompt you to use it when it's needed.
Any feedback / comments / suggestions would be very welcome because I'd love to build a full game like this some day
I think this was my fourth or fifth attempt at making pixel art. And my god, did it take forever to finish ._. Right around five hours over the course of three days. Not sure if that's average or excruciatingly slow for pixel art of that size. Oh well. I'm happy in how it turned out.
Why did I make it? Glad you asked that. I have a backloggery page: [link] and I wanted to use a pixel art drawing of good ol' Dragonite. You know, to keep the theme consistent. Failing to find anything to my liking I decided to read up on some tutorials and make it myself.
(lawl, I might make more of these in the future. Pixel art, that is.)
Remember these ([link]) that I did some while back? Well, here's a cleaner, larger, and better version of them and more! (Like, new characters and stuff!) For some reason, it's also a height chart. (I know they don't have proper proportions, but that's still their heights!)
Anyway, might be a bit of a long entry as I explain each one a bit. (This is from left to right, btw)
ArtRage Nickname: ArtRage Personality: Generally a nice guy, but seriously stay out of his way when he's working as he is something else during that time. He's not the type you'd want to make angry despite how nice and calm he usually seems. He sometimes helps out at the "Free Art club". Design: Mostly based off the ArtRage logo. Lots of light gray. Curly hair for the curly lines. Large round glasses inspired by the round logo. Has a chaotic personality since he is ArtRAGE, and also since he has two versions.
Traditional Art Nickname: Trad Personality: A purist of sorts, and holds some bitterness towards the digital age. He's not a bad guy though so long as you give him enough respect. He's actually really old and has been around for a really long time. Design: Lots of pale colors to signify one of the most basic forms of traditional art; paper. His necklace is an eraser; and his pants are based on a mongol pencil.
CorelDRAW Nickname: Corel Personality: Very calm, and very easy to get along with. He's pretty popular; with a handsome face and an elegant style. Has some girlish tendencies though when it comes to his weight. Design: Wanted him to look both casual and professional at the same time. I incorporated the colors of his logo into his design; blue being the most solid as his logo used to be mostly blue I think.
Manga Studio/Comic Studio/Clip Studio Paint Nickname: Manga Studio Personality: Has an extensive knowledge of the ins and outs of all genre's of manga. Has some perverted tendencies and loves hijinks and mischief. A rather comical character despite his good looks. Can totally act like an "ikemen" though if he wants. Design: Both manga and the software originated from Japan, so he has an obvious Asian appeal to him; and wearing something akin to a high school students uniform. His colors are mostly from the box design.
Toon Boom Animation Nickname: Toon Boom Personality: He likes cartoons and speaks with a Canadian accent. Fun loving and a nice guy. He's the type that's hard to dislike. Design: His hair is an obvious reference to his logo, really. As for his outfit, it was kind of unconsciously based on animators I know. (whelp)
Paint Tool SAI Nickname: Sai Personality: Is a little full of himself, but presents it very coolly, and with the skills to back it up. Has a tendency to pick on Photoshop. He also the type to put a lot into his looks. Design: Dressed like Hipster. Just because, really. Based a lot on his logo. His logo had a rainbow streak, which is why he has a rainbow scarf.
Adobe Photoshop Nickname: Photoshop Personality: Also full of himself but a little more crass. He likes helping others out as he thinks this makes him important. In truth though, this just makes him someone who is often just used and pushed around. He also looks after his brothers, being one of the eldest, but is in actuality the one who needs the most looking after. Naive and easily fooled. Design: I took a lot of liberties with his outfit, mostly just going with how I want him to look like since he's one of the ones I use the most and is also thus supposed to be the main character. Color scheme is based on CS3 since that was what I was using when I created him. Logo on his hat is based on CS5 since I like those logo's best. Eye color is based on the latest (CS6) logo's though. (These apply to all Adobe brothers.)
Adobe Flash Nickname: Flash Personality: Another fun loving guy who's into cartoons, games, and likes making webpages. Not originally from the Adobe family, he was adopted from Macromedia. This doesn't bother him or his brothers and he's one of the ones that get along with most of them. Can be as dim as Photoshop, while not being as naive. Design: The second of the Adobe products to be designed, he was mostly just really designed to match Photoshop to show that they're family. He kinda looks like a Pokemon trainer without me intending to do so, but he likes games so whatever.
Adobe InDesign Nickname: InDesign Personality: Quiet and almost the most level-headed of the Adobe brothers. He's kinda girly but refuses to accept that and gets insulted. Design: Originally a girl until I turned them all into guys. Apart from getting a haircut, his design didn't really change.
Adobe Illustrator Nickname: Illustrator Personality: One of the eldest of the brothers. Level-headed, and rather kind, but can be rather protective of his younger brothers, and can be rather no-nonsense and straight-laced during such times. Design: He went through a number of redesigns and I was initially rather unsatisfied with his design. But I like him now.
Adobe After Effects Nickname: After Effects Personality: He is the eccentric director type, with a cool and dreamy demeanor. He's on good terms with Camera. He also has a tendency to be a bit slow. Design: I wanted him both classy and not. He's handsome, but weird. I dunno. Also, he's slow 'cause After Effects always lags on me.
Autodesk Mudbox Nickname: Mudbox Personality: The younger, but taller, twin brother of Maya. (They have two more brothers actually; Softimage & MotionBuilder). He's more carefree than his uptight brother and easily does as he pleases. Design: He was really just designed to be a more carefree-looking Maya. Sorry Mudbox. Least he's taller.
Autodesk Maya Nickname: Maya Personality: The older, but shorter, twin brother of Mudbox. Uptight, straight-laced, and a bit of a "tsundere". 'Nuff said. Design: I find Maya very boring and being too difficult to use, with too many "rules" to follow. So that's why he's very uptight and stuff. Has a lot of gray and and dark colors that represent the interface of the program.
Autodesk SketchBook Pro Nickname: SketchBook Personality: Maya and Mudbox's younger cousin. Brimming with talent and enthusiasm, he's young, naive, and very bright. Design: I'm a little frustrated with his design but whatever. Designed to dress like his cousins but lighter since his interface is rather bright.
Scanner/Printer Nickname: Scanner Personality: From the devices class. A guy who gets along with most anyone as he delivers or publishes a lot of their works. He works a lot with Trad and they have been friends for a very long time as he is also a lot older than he seems. Dependable and trustworthy. Design: Based on my very own scanner which is an HP all-in-one. Was supposed to a bit of a side character, so he has a plain design. He also has an Asian skin tone as one of the oldest known wood prints date all the way back to 220AD China. Since he's a printer I also have CMYK there.
GIMP/GNU Image Manipulation Program Nickname: Gimp Personality: A member of the "Free Art club". He's a hard worker and has a lot of talent and potential, but is often over-looked if even completely ignored and not very known. This gives him a tendency to cry a lot. But otherwise, he's a regular guy who also likes to hang with friends and have fun. Not that he really has a lot friends. Design: His hair is based a lot on the mascot of the program. His outfit is somewhat based on how I used to dress during the times I still used to use him. He also kind of wears a shirt a size too big for him, just because.
Camera Nickname: Cam Personality: Another one who's older than he seems and is friends with Scanner and Trad. He, like Scanner, is in the devices class. Trad doesn't like him much, sometimes looking down on him and calling him mediocre. An artist in his own right, but has a penchant for gossip and rumors regarding others. He sometimes forgets boundaries and gets into a lot of trouble. He always knows the latest trends and likes to expand into other devices territories. Design: I realized I didn't have anyone who's dark skinned, so my sister suggested I make Camera dark-skinned since she likes him a lot. Otherwise, he wears a lot black and gray since many camera's are of that color. He often changes styles these days though since there are loads of different types of cameras these days. He also wears goggles and stuff, which are references to different lenses of cameras.
Google SketchUp Nickname: SketchUp Personality: The de-facto leader of the "Free Art club". He's close friends with Gimp and treats him nicely. However, he's not above acting accordingly when dealing with others. He's also actually from a very rich family but prefers to give his services for free. He acts very professional though when it comes to business. Design: His color scheme was originally based on the software himself, but to not make him too plainly colored, I added Google's colors to him.
MS Paint Nickname: Paint Personality: He generally seems like the cute-young-boy type. However, he's actually a bit of a troll and likes to mess with people. Do not trust the cute face. He makes a lot of shitty doodles just for the heck of it, but he's in truth actually very skilled. He's also part of the "Free Art club" and is in the University on a scholarship from Windows (because he's always included as a default program). Design: I have no idea why I made him look like a boy scout. All I know I wanted him to look younger than the rest since any 12 year old working on a computer most definitely started drawing digitally with MS Paint first or something. His troll behavior though comes from the fact that I've seen a lot crappy comics meant for trolling that only used MS Paint.
I want to make comics for these guys but let's see what happens. Always open for suggestions and stuff. The setting of this is that they are all University students. They're in the Art Department obviously.