Saturday, December 19, 2015

Drawing Featured On Youtube

Every month the Forum Team Lead for Guild Wars 2, Gaile Gray, chooses a select few artistic pieces and features them in a video. Her and her co-host talk a little about the drawing/painting/music/etc. and give their thoughts on it.

This month I was honored to be featured with a drawing I did for the Wintersday holiday in Guild Wars 2. My drawing was of a Rata Novus golem that had been painted in holiday colors. I had quite a bit of fun with the drawing, especially when coloring it and making it look festive.


Wednesday, December 9, 2015

I Spy A Shape

I finished another game today. The images in the game aren't anything special because it was more of a learning exercise for me. I'm definitely getting more comfortable with Construct 2. I've played around with many different behaviors such as bullet, fade, and solid. I've also found sprite fonts to be much easier to use now after playing around with them. The game itself is a quick one but I definitely learned a lot from it. Give it a try! 
http://skydis.blogspot.ca/p/i-spy-shape.html

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Data Disaster

I've just finished my latest game called Data Disaster! It's a simple click to get points arcade game, with increasing difficulty as you progress. The story behind it is the Asura Gate has gone out of control and is sucking in everything, including the data crystals. It's your job to save as much data as you can!
http://skydis.blogspot.ca/p/data-disaster.html

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Recent Guild Wars 2 Art

I haven't posted in a while, so I figured I'd share some character art of my Guild Wars 2 characters. The first one is my Warrior known as Skydis, which was my first character who I've clocked in the most hours with. The second one is my Reaper known as Malefic Skydis.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Another Request, Different Brushes

Since I got my new PC, I lost all of my brush settings in Paint Tool SAI. I couldn't get the settings to match the old ones so I thought I'd look around to see what other artists used. I found some interesting settings and decided to try some of them. This is the result of trying other peoples brushes.
I like the looks of the lines. They're not smooth by any means, but something about them really works for me.

New PC Specs

As I posted before, I got myself a new PC. I'm almost done reloading all my software. I have my art ones, but the programming ones are yet to come. The new PC so far has impressed me a lot, the speed and performance is just unreal. My only problem is the new video cards make a bit of coil whine during gaming. I looked up the issue and apparently it has to do with the new architectures they use. However, with the volume turned up, you don't hear it at all.

PC Specs 
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z97X-UD3H
Processor: Intel Core i5-4690k 3.5GHz
Memory: 16GB (2x 8GB) G.Skill Ripjaws
Video Card: ASUS GTX 960 4GB
Power Supply: Corsair 750W
SSD: Kingston 128GB
HDD: WD Blue 1TB
Case: Zalman Z11 NEO
Monitor: ASUS 22"
Mouse: Logitech G502
Keyboard: Razer Arctosa

Monday, August 3, 2015

Raven - Original Character Request

I got a request on DeviantArt again from a user named, Darkriderr14, for their original character.

The characters name for now is Raven who wields a giant scythe as a weapon. She wears a blue crop top trimmed with grey along the top and blue pants to match. She has silver bangles wrapped around her arms and a bracelet with a silver charm around her right wrist.

This is the final result after looking at the reference sheet and description!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Character Redesign

I got a request on DeviantArt from a user, VermX who wanted his character redesigned. He wanted the design to look like it came out of the Dragon Ball Z anime. IT sounded like fun so I decided to give it a shot!

This is what the original character looked like.
This is what I came up with after the redesign.
I'm pretty happy with the result as I've been practicing a different shading style. Rather than hard edged shading, I've been going for more of a painted look.

I have a few more requests to take care of so stay tuned!


Saturday, July 25, 2015

Welcome!

Hi everyone and welcome to my blog! I'll use this blog to post updates on things I make, including drawings and games. My name is Skydis and I'm a hobbyist artist and game developer as well as an avid gamer. Currently I play Guild Wars 2 on the PC and not much else. I draw using Paint Tool SAI and Photoshop. I develop games using Game Maker Studio. Join me on my journey as I learn new and fun skills. I'll try to share all of my experiences with you!