A Handful of New Gridgangers!

 

Folmer Kelly and I made some revisions to the card layout and designs.  Mostly dropping the logo down in size a lot to free up real estate.  I’ll still use the original big logo for either the reverse side, or packaging/branding.

First up in new characters is an homage to an upcoming game I’m excited about called Mutant Gangland.  It’s being made by Thomas Noppers and thematically it was a natural tie-in.  This character is Prima, one of the gang bosses you can command in the game.

Scut Prima Grid Gangs 01 4x

 

 

Next up is another member of the Waffle Conans sporting the trademark undead palor and mechanized enhancements.  I don’t have a name for her yet.

Headstone Thumper 03

 

 

This one is just titled ‘Mortar Girl’ until I come up with a better name.  I think her gang will have a love for high explosives and ordnance.  Maybe I’ll call the gang The Ammo Wracks.

Mortar Girl 4x

 

 

This fellow is the latest character I drew.  I’ve named him Private Ice and his gang seems to be going in a cheesy cyberpunk, eighties ‘Revenge of the Nerds’ aesthetic.

Private Ice 4x

Grid Gangs – Early-ish Card Design

The character I drew from the fictitious Waffle Conans Gang has sparked me into taking the idea further.  So in collaboration with @folmerkelly there is a trading card series in the works.  We’ve been swapping ideas back and forth on twitter for palettes and card designs.

Grid Gangs Example Card Draft 02 4x

Here I’m trying out some text layouts.

 

folmerkelly gridgang test card

And here’s a test design from Folmer showing off his skill with the current 13 colour palette.

 

Video Correspondent – Waffle Conans Gang

Waffle Conans correspondent scut 4x

I wanted a quick diversion from client work, something that was unattached to any specific intellectual property.  I started scribbling out pixels and came up with this.

The Waffle Conans are a gang operating out of the Mortuary District.  They’ve established several sponsorship contracts through their aggressive pursuit of high quality combat video footage.  Video distribution helps maintain brand awareness as well recruiting new members from the overpopulated quarry favelas.

Dead Hand Tiling Screen Capture

Tiling Demo Sept2014

I updated the Dead Hand tile set a bit and wanted to try out Gooncam for capturing my test layout.  I’m using Pyxel Edit as my tiling software.

Camp Ice hat graphic

Camp Ice Alpha 2x

This is a graphic I designed for a skateboard brand.  It’s intended to be screened onto the front of a cap, with the beer blast wrapping around the sides.

Dead Hand Unit List

Dead Hand Cast of Unit Types

Rooftop Running Tile Set

Aski Tileset 01 rough Apr 29 2014 zoom detail

Aski Tileset 01 rough Apr 29 2014

This was a small test tile set I did as a spec job.  This is the raw working document, so it’s not arranged in a pretty manner.  You can see how I’m trying out tiles in different combinations and checking them against neighbor relations.  The sprites came from the client.

 

Barn Swallow

Barn Swallow Scut 01 4X

Tallboy Idle

Tallboy Roboframe Idle Animation 01 2x

Tallboy Progress

tallboy-roboframe-progress-02Lots of mechanical details and proportion tweaking happening with this guy.

Happy Birthday Thomas Noppers!

Happy Bday Thomas Noppers Thomas Noppers is one of the makers of the rather promising-looking Mutant Gangland.  One of his robot scouts has recognized his age has increased despite all efforts of extermination.

Paper and Tape – Cone Lampshade

Paper Cone Shade May 2014 04 Paper Cone Shade May 2014 05 Paper Cone Shade May 2014 01 Paper Cone Shade May 2014 03A scale mockup of a lampshade I’m working on.  In its current state made entirely from paper and uses a couple strips of tyvek binding tape to fasten the volumes into their final shapes.  The tape is intentionally left exposed on the exterior of the lampshade.  I’m trying to take materials normally thought of as cheap and elevate them to a desirable finished product.

Tetrahedron Mech

Tetrahedron mech

Expanded CGA Palette scratchpad

CGA Test Palette 2x scale ver2

I found some interesting versions of the CGA palette that I mashed together into a single array.  I added a dark grey to help round it off, and I might make another change or two but I’m kinda surprised what I can get out of these colours.

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