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Emotional Explosives...


This tutorial started out with some illustration request and I got a little carried away with the facial expressions I could add to a simple bomb. I thought I might just share the fun and turn it into a tutorial.

Like most of my tutorials this one starts with basic shapes - circles and squares and simple lines. If you are new to the tutorials it might be helpful to read from the beginning. Even though they are not in a special order some of the skills used here have been explained in a more detailed way in earlier posts. 

With the basic elements in place it's a matter of working out the expressions you are after... Adding different mouth shapes, squinting or enlarging the eyes.

Note: 
I will add a page or two with the facial expressions here soon. For now I want to finish another tutorial I have been dying to complete first - a cartoony helicopter to take me back to one of my favorite jobs (doing the (pixel) art of HeliAttack 3 in 2005).  

I hope you enjoyed this as much as I did - and believe me I really missed doing tutorial art and writing these little posts. 



Get the art (png files) of this tutorial for
FREE

As a special treat to make up for the long time between tutorials I uploaded the explosives as PNG-images in 256x256, 128x128, 96x96 and 64x64 pixels to be used freely in your projects. 

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.

14 comments:

  1. Great tutorial, thank you. The same thing you could tho with other vector drawing programs and even with flash. The tools are very similar.

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    1. Thanks... I do try and keep the tutorials simple and use inkscape as an example as it's a free tool... I know a lot of the readers of this blog have recreated the tutorials with Adobe illustrator and it works fine...

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  2. Thanks for posting a new tutorial, any tips on how to create a 2D game background? or tips on depth perception in a 2D background?

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  3. Great tutorial. In tune with the fall season, it would be cool to do a halloween background tutorial.

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  4. Awesome stuff, Chris! Love the kegs!

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  5. great tutorial, thanks for sharing Chris :)

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  6. Hey Chris,

    First off I want to say that your tutorials are a immense help! Even if we are on 2 different programs. Could I ask for a mushroom cloud for this specific tutorial? That would be cool.

    -Max

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  7. These tutorials are fantastic. I really appreciate you sharing your knowledge like this. Thanks!

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  9. Hi Chris. Your Tutorials are the best in the net.

    I really love to see your great experience and your fantastic ideas. Also thanks for the shared emotional explosives...

    Do you also have them as a donated svg?
    Thanks...

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  10. Hi Chris,

    Thanks for yours tutorials. They are great!
    I would like to know if the png images of the emotional explosives are free for commercial use, with credit, of course.

    Thanks,

    Luis

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  11. Hi Chris,
    This is the best tutorials.
    I try repeat but in 6 step I can't find light objects. I would like to know where it is in inkscape?

    Thanks.

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    1. Hi Vladimir... Sorry... there is no light objects. I just added the two light icons to illustrate the idea of where the light comes from for the illustration.

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