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Merry Christmas & another top blog award from tierragamer.com

Merry Christmas & another top blog award from tierragamer.com

A Merry Christmas and a happy New Year! It's been a turbulent year with a lot of ups and downs but never boring. The next one will be...

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Character design - simpler rotation of a face using basic vector shapes

Character design - simpler rotation of a face using basic vector shapes

This tutorial is addressing a common problem in character design - rotation the head and adjusting the eyes, mouth, and nose to match th...

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Slicing and Dicing - designing a basic game art prop sword in inkscape

Slicing and Dicing - designing a basic game art prop sword in inkscape

I just stumbled across the art for this tutorial the other day and I thought it deserves to be finished. It's is an addition to an olde...

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Creating a game title with envelope deformation in inkscape

Creating a game title with envelope deformation in inkscape

This is a follow up on the tutorial on the last step-by-step tutorial on  creating an engaging title screen . I just dropped the logo/ti...

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Essential Resources for Game Developers - got another mention

Essential Resources for Game Developers - got another mention

There are days when I just want to stay in bed... It's still dark, cold, rainy and windy outside, the to-do list is getting longer a...

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Seas the Day - mobile game for iOS and android - out now!

Seas the Day - mobile game for iOS and android - out now!

Another game project finished and out the door. 'Seas the Day' is a collaboration with Sherif Salama from Ankh Games. Another...

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Creating an engaging game title screen in Inkscape

Creating an engaging game title screen in Inkscape

This tutorial derived from a posting on Facebook. A developer showed his title screen and asked for feedback. Sadly a lot of people mocked ...

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Sidelined - again

Sidelined - again

It's been a while and I feel it's time to post again - not quite the way I would like to though. I am sidelined again with health...

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Character design in inkscape - a dragon's head

Character design in inkscape - a dragon's head

This tutorial derived from some feedback given on social media about the approach to creating characters. The dragon's head is a rather...

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2D game art Isometric ocean wave tutorial in inkscape

2D game art Isometric ocean wave tutorial in inkscape

Another request from a reader of the blog - how to do ocean waves in inkscape and in an isometric view? It had me puzzled for a moment but ...

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4 million milestone reached

4 million milestone reached

The page view counter has kept ticking while I was on vacation in Greece and the blog has been hitting the next milestone.  2Dgamear...

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Top 30 Game Design Blogs and Websites For Game Designers

Top 30 Game Design Blogs and Websites For Game Designers

Today I got an email from Anuj Agarwal, founder of feedspot. "I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog 2D Game Art...

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Spaceships - adding more contrast and balancing the level of detail

Spaceships - adding more contrast and balancing the level of detail

This is a quick reply to a comment on the spaceship tutorials. I thought it might be helpful for others as well as it shows a lot of design...

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Space background using the blur filter

Space background using the blur filter

This is another tutorial request (as well as a long time todo item on my list) - creating a space background using Inkscape. I set my doc...

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Spaceship construction kit - quick assembly with pre-made parts

Spaceship construction kit - quick assembly with pre-made parts

This is an addition to the space ships tutorial I posted early. I added a few more elements (guns, hull part, wings, engine bits, signs, et...

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Creating a kraken in inkscape & krita - collaboration with GDquest

Creating a kraken in inkscape & krita - collaboration with GDquest

This tutorial consists of two parts. Nathan Lovato from GDquest and myself joined forces to show a quick and easy way to combine the char...

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Creating simplified hands using basic shapes and lines

Creating simplified hands using basic shapes and lines

This tutorial is yet another 'quick and out of context' tutorial. After having been asked about a character design, I realized the...

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Got covered on AndeOns.com

Got covered on AndeOns.com

Nice surprise to wake up to a cover on Andeons.com . (I had to check with my good pal Pedro who happens to be Portuguese) to make sure it w...

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Space ships revisited - creating a fighter in side view

Space ships revisited - creating a fighter in side view

Another quick tutorial deriving from some feedback on how to create certain game art objects. I see a lot of overly complex approaches, dra...

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Finishing up the next game - Super Crossbar Challenge

Finishing up the next game - Super Crossbar Challenge

It's been too long since I poste something new and I apologize for the lack of new tutorials. I got caught up in a few interesting proj...

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Character design - some tips and tricks

Character design - some tips and tricks

I just had a friend send me his inkscape character design and asking for my opinion. Hadjoudj Mohamed did a good job for an initial desig...

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