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Myself as a Stegosaurus (D5)

stegochipsaurus

There is a time in everyone’s life when they ask themselves the ultimate question: What would I look like if I was a dinosaur?…. and then disappointment ensures.

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T-Rex likes Veggies (D4)

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I’ve been really good about doing a daily every day, but not so good about uploading them to the blog.

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My Favorite Video Games of All time! (as of 8-2014) (And Now For Something Completely Different)

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Fan art doodle  of Shadow of the Colossus #4 by Me

These are the games that I love and had a great impact on me. These are games that I have played many times (It is extremely rare I will play a game more then once). Feel free to recommend to me any awesome games in the comments section. Please don’t ask me why I didn’t put ‘your favorite game’ on this list but feel free to recommend the game to check out.

Also forgive my crazy grammar and lousy journalism. I’m an artist, not a novelist. I am also tired. I will learn English one day. This list will be updated when I learn to read.

So let’s start the countdown:

11- The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind

Fantastic world design, and a deep leveling system made this game a addiction! I got to play as a scaly lizard, few RPGs give you that option.

10- The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past.

Long before Elders Scrolls, this was the first action RPGs that made me feel like I was exploring a world. The ‘Dark World” was a pleasant surprise. I’m certain there is a dragon in there somewhere..

9- Super Metroid

I love open games that let me explore, Metroid was one of the first to get me addicted to ‘metroidvania’ genre. It also has Ripley in it, a space dragon.. don’t say anything..

8-Final Fantasy X

I was torn between which FF game to add to this list but Final Fantasy X won out with it’s fantastic story and ‘sphere’ like leveling system. The soundtrack still haunts my soul. It also has dragons in it (I am sensing a pattern)

7-Deus Ex

Deus Ex was the first shooter that made me realize a shooter can be deep and more the just putting bullets into everything. (I want dragons!)

6-Bio Shock

Has one of the greatest plot twists in any video game. My mouth dropped to the floor. (Wheres the dragons?!)

5-Amnesia: The Dark Decent

One the few games that truly terrorized me. The face of the monster is so horrifying I will never get it out of my cranium. (There is no dragons in it, disappointing… This joke is starting to dragon..)

4- Super Mario Kart

Mode 7 never looked so good. I can still eat ‘Rainbow Road’ for breakfast. (Bowser is kinda a dragon turtle thing..)

3- Dark Souls

Brutal but fair, a fantastic game that acutely improves your gaming skills You will die a lot but it is far from impossible. I’ve Beat it twice so far.  I still use Mega Ornstine’s name as a swear word. (ps: it has a dragon it. Note to self: seek medical help)

2- Chrono Trigger

A great story with fantastic music, and a cast of characters you actually gave a damn about. To bad they botched the series with the sequel. (Here be dragons!)

1- Shadow of the Colossus

A deep emotional game with fantastic atmosphere. The more colossi you kill, the more you question if you are doing the right thing. The game fills you with guilt from slaying these majestic beasts. If you don’t feel guilty  killing the 13th colossus, you have no soul. The music is truly haunting. I’ve played this game at least 10 times, I still feel guilty killing the Colossi to this day. I still hate the @#$# horse. (If there was a dragon in it, I would pay it to eat the horse) AGRO!!!!!!!

Honorable Mentions of commercial games that I think are fantastic:

Dark Souls II – If Demon Souls and Darks Souls had a baby – This would be it’s offspring.

Metal Gear Solid – A ‘solid’ entry in the series. derp derp.

Kings Field VI (A 3d Dark Souls no one has ever played)

Silent Hill 2 – Men with Pyramid heads scare me

ICO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – It’s like shadow of the Colossus.. minus the colossus…

Half Life – The Freeman will save us all!

Devil May Cry – Dante might not cry but you will.

Final Fantasy 6 – Still better then FF7

Final Fantasy 9 – Its like six but it’s nine!

Final Fantasy 7 (PS1 version) – I love it but it’s still insanely overrated.

Dragon Quest (It has dragons in it YAY!)

Portal – The cake is truth.

Castlevania : Symphony of the Night -One castlevainia to rule them all!!

The Dark Spire – A love letter to Wizardy

Chrono Cross (A love-hate relationship)

Braid – Your a monster!

Limbo – Doing silhouettes before silhouettes where cool

Resident Evil 4 – Fantastic game, made the GameCube worth buying… what!? they have a PS2 version as well?! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!

Halo 3 – Only because JD will kill me if I do not list it here.

Halo 3 ODST – A Hub based Halo!? Someone pinch me! I must be dreaming!

Metroid Prime Trilogy – Metroidvaina in 3d

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon – A rouge-like Pokemon. Sign me up!

Wizardry 5 (SNES) – This game still drives me crazy

Mega Man Legends 2 – Hey! There is Metroidvaina in my Mega Man!

Skyrim – I only like it because it has dragons in it… Seriously.

Omimusha: Warlords – the ending was ‘eye popping!’  lol!

Super Hexagon – Dark Souls: Arcade edition

Kings Quest 4 – when point and click adventures where for manly men (and women)

Wolfenstine  3D – Basically Doom.

The Secret of Monkey Island – I miss Lucasarts 😦 Curse you Disney!

Commercial Games I do not like:

The Call of Duty games – Gives ‘repetition’ and ‘hand holding’ a new meaning. Multiplayer is fun though.

Any mobile game made by EA – Lets just hope your not a whale.

Halo 1,2, and 4 -So sue me fan boys.

GTA 3 and GTA 4 – How can ‘perfection’ be so boring?

Final Fantasy 7 (PC)- I was unfortunate enough to buy the PC version, it is a buggy mess. It’s nice to see Square Enix care about it’s PC fans (Sarcasm). Still leaves a sour taste in my mouth

Every Angry Birds sequel – The casual Call of Duty. It’s a shame Angry Birds is a one trick pony.

Candy Crush Saga – Whale manipulation simulator. (MMM TASTY!)

Any Sonic the Hedgehog game after 3 – I gave up on the blue bomber years ago.

And that’s it. You might not agree with my selection of games that I love and hate..and I respect that. Let me know what your favorite game is and why.

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Message to the Sea – Final Drawing for Draw II Class

Message-to-the-Steam---Ink-and-marker

I pulled all the stops for this drawing. After using graphite and charcoal for months, I returned to my old love : Ink. I went though 50 thumbnail sketches. I  made studies of eel anatomy, fish, boats, ocean waves, etc. I spent about 5 hours on the research side (thumbnails and studies) and about 10 hours rendering this with Micron Pens, Sharpies, and Copic markers. I avoided realism and aimed to make a narrative illustration you would see in a children’s book. It’s surprisingly difficult to render waves with ink. I used many visual tricks to force your eye to stare at the envelope (focal) in the middle. I feel my drawing and comp classes are starting to pay off.

Let me know what you think. I would to hear what you think is the narrative for this drawing.

Ink and marker on Bristol Board. 24×16. Time Spent :4-5 hours on research/studies, 8-10 hours on rendering the drawing.

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Dragon Bust Sketches

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Dragon Postcard 05

I have created 5 dragon busts on recycled stock. When I was working in merchandizing one thing we would do is replace the soup can logos at the grocery stores. It’s didn’t matter if it was the  same logo as before, it would be replaced with the old one going in the trash. It was such as waste or money, something common with big corporations such as this. the opposite side of the stock was clean, thick, and glossy. It was perfect for markers.I couldn’t bear to waste good paper so I started to save them. I started to sketch dragons on the stock and give them to my friends and family. I was going to try to sell these but I couldn’t remove the soup logo and then I split india ink all over them. :_(

I plan on drawing some nice dragon sketches on nice stock paper with no soup logo. I figured out a way to set up PayPal to simply add a pay now button so I will be setting up a simple ‘shop’ page in the future.