Happy Easter!

I hope you are all having a great Easter. 

I surely did (even while working through most of a perfectly sunny day). As usual working made me think of great topics for the next tutorials... 

Once I am over the current mountain of work I have another 4 tutorials to write - just to put some fun into the mix. I wonder why work can't  be a nice steady flow than dry spells and monsters waves - well... I guess it's just a freelancer's life ;)

Enjoy your day! I am going to call it a night... :) 

Chris Hildenbrand

2D game artist, pixelpusher, vector bender, face turner for over thirty years. I worked on more games than I can remember... The most recent release is "Super Crossbar Challenge" for iOS (Android coming soon) with Shattered Box, Fredbear Games and PlayPlayFun.


  1. Happy Easter
    Thank you for your great tutorials :)

  2. I just found your site today, it looks really great and I plan on reading through and trying a lot of this. As a person who is mainly a programmer this is a great resource!

    1. Hi Philip... Thanks... I am glad you like the tutorials... I would suggest going back to the earliest ones and start from there - as a few things covered earlier are not mentioned in detail in the later tutorials.

  3. I visit to your blog daily since almost two weeks ago. I've completed most of the tutorials here, except the landscape tutorial I think. WIll get to that soon! Awesome blog is awesome! Can't wait for your next update. :)

  4. Chris is an icon for me now, after reading all his tuts, i learned to draw on inkscape, what i still dont know is how to use my wacom with it , ended up drawing with my mouse and WAY better than with the tablet, ( got a really bad pulse, parkinson type, whatever the way it is spelled) so great tuts man , please keep up the awesome work, and btw it is definetely worth it to buy his pieces of work, you can learn a lot by disecting his drawings in inkscape , you really saved my life THNKS

  5. btw i would like to contact you about a drawing , leave me a message at my email, im following your blog

  6. Hey, I've just finished reading through all your tutorials after being linked here. I'm a programmer but I'm terrible at making art. Thanks to these, I'm starting to fix that and I'm planning on making my first game sometime soon.
    I decided to start work on the art for the first game, starting with the main character. The issue I'm having is that this main character is meant to be a friendly but awe-inspiring Cthulu-like creature, and this isn't quite as easily made as a normal person might be using your "Creating a Game Character" tutorial. For reference, the two versions of the cthulu's head that I've done so far
    I'm going to continue trying, but I'd like to request a tutorial for drawing less cartoony and more impression-leaving silhouettes of beasts rather than people. If you could help me here I'd be very thankful :D
    keep up the awesome work, and thankyou so much for starting this helpful project

  7. Love your tutorials man! This blog is a great resource for us pen and paper-challenged programmers :D

  8. Hey, thanks for the tutorials. Can you make a very quick tutorial on making lasers?