Those of you who read my blog may know I’m big on education. And my favorite form of education these days is video tutorials. I make alot of these myself at work. I just found a new video tutorial from Packt Publishing on Unity Game Development. You can check it out here: http://bit.ly/1dqzpEO
The author, Adam Maxwell, is an indie developer with a AAA background like myself. He has worked for Blizzard, Activision, and several other large studios throughout his career.
I’m a fan of the Unity engine. It has been a catalyst in helping to revitalize independent game development, along with things like crowd funding. I’ll be reviewing the course once I’ve finished it. Keep your eyes out for my review here soon.
You can get a free look at a segment of the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MsdnJbTMbfc
Sometimes, you look back at a drawing or painting and realize you don’t like it. You realize you did a terrible job on it. Sometimes it’s three years later. So you spend a few hours working on it again, late at night. And suddenly, you feel that passion for painting return, and it shows in your brush strokes. I can’t say the piece is finished now, but it is better, and it is getting close to being finished. There are some symmetry issues to be corrected, but otherwise, I’m really liking this piece now. I was going for something dark and scary, but alien when I first did the piece. I think the new version is much closer to what I wanted. I would say you be the judge, but I’m on a new kick as an artist. I don’t really care what “you” think anymore. I paint for my own pleasure now, not for approval. And when I woke up this morning and took another look at this piece on my monitor, I said to myself, “Yeah dude, that’s bad ass.” That’s all the approval I need.
Original -> Rework -> Final Rework
I made some more progress on two pieces I’ve been working on for a while now. First, I added more detail and revised details of my alien concept sculpt, and second, I added more details and began painting my Lizardman’s head. Here are three images showing the results: