"Life is too short to make bad art."

Sunday, February 22, 2015

It's been a while... but I am still around...

It's been a while since I posted a new tutorial ( and I know I still have some of the older ones to fix ) but it's been a bit of a rough start into the year so far. 

Today I felt inspired though and a simple idea for a really quick tutorial on how to make cogs for a steam-punk background turned into something bigger. I would like to write a series of tutorials on one game project - a super crate boy style platform shooter - and cover every element needed to make the complete game (from the main character and it's animations to the logo, the background elements to the UI and the screens that go with it like game over, options, loading, help, etc.). 

I spent the better part of today on a first design and this is what it looks like at the moment. 




I plan to separate the steps into different tutorial posts (in a slightly changed format with larger images) covering aspects like 'creating cogs', 'making pipes', 'creating platforms', 'logo creation to match the theme', etc. 
I will also compile everything into one compact pdf document as download.

Please let me know if you think this could be interesting. I need you feedback before I venture into the biggest tutorial project I have attempted so far. 
In other words - leave a comment!

31 comments:

  1. It would be so great! Can't wait to read your tutorial. :)
    Thanks!

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  2. Wow, looks epic!
    It is very interesting.

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  3. That seems like a great idea! I like that the main-character's feet are needle-like and that the enemies are blobs. Maybe they could burst if he jumped on them.
    Anyway, good luck. It looks great so far

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  4. Love the idea!!. Would greatly appreciate that huge effort

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  5. It is great. I'm looking forward into it. :)

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  6. Amazing projects ! Always love your tutorials

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  7. I am very interested in this tutorial

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  8. This sounds awesome, especially as I am just about to start to try and do some art for my first game.

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  9. I have just got into creating my own games and your tutorials are what help me keep motivated when I feel like giving up. I look forward to learning what you have to teach

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  10. Great! Please, put the final art (source) available via donations. I can't wait to see...

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  11. Yes, by all means. I look forward to going through these tutorials.

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  12. We need your tutorials, keep them coming :)

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  13. Chris - I'm an independent software developer working on making some app store games for a little money on the side. I've just recently discovered your blog, but over the last several weeks I've been devouring every post you've made. I've drawn cavemen, helicopters, treasure chests, almost everything you've posted. Your blog has taken my meager artistic skills to a level I didn't think possible. I've even bought your premium tutorials, well worth the money. Please, please, PLEASE keep your awesome tutorials coming!

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  14. That would be absolutely amazing Chris. Would love to get an insight on how to go about this kind of thing from start to finish.

    Even if you don't manage it, thank you so much for helping me improve my art beyond anything I could imagine,

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  15. This would be great!
    I bought all the old tutos so if you compile them in a PDF and want to sell it I will get it ASAP.

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  16. wow, great idea! looking forward to the character development!

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  17. It will definitely be interesting. Looking forward.

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  18. Great idea! You are so talented, thanks for sharing your experience!

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  19. Yes please, if you can! I'm especially curious about logo design.

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  20. really interesting!

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  21. Love the level design, really effective.

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  22. Amazing! Will follow this tutorial and build the game in Construct 2 (for myself & for learning purpose).

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  23. Yes please, if you can do this! I'm specifically curious about professional new logo design because its a great idea. You have been very talented so far. Thumbs up for your experience!

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  24. That would be absolutely amazing Chris. Would love to get an insight on how to get affordable logo design and how to get this kind of thing from start to finish.

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  25. That seems like a great idea! One Logo Design the main-character's feet are needle-like and that the enemies are blobs. Maybe they could burst if he jumped on them. Anyway, good luck. It looks great so far

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  26. level design are very effective great idea.

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  27. I got this as an example of my imagination which I have in my mind. I used that article to give example to my designers.

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  28. Great tips! Thank you for sharing all of this wonderful information.

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