So the image of the last update was the one I managed to finish for the deadline of the contest, but I kind of got drawn into the world… and wanted to spend a bit more time in it . I think I want to make more of it than just this painting.
I talked before about the entry in the Unearthly Challenge. Our team could not finish the 3D version – it’s sad, but there was not enough time. So I took the whole thing into 2D. Interesting experience in a way. It has the disadvantage that we really started with 3D in mind. So we were a bit restricted with the ideas – it had to be doable in time, and it had to be logical (no weird 2D trickery). Then again – since I designed out all the separated parts for modeling, I had working designs when starting to paint. I wish I had one more day – but I made it just in time.
My fav of the contest is this one by Skadi. Now here is just hoping the judges wont take too long.
I noticed a bit late that many people don’t get the Dig Dug reference. I guess the game is a bit old by now
So here some screenshots as explanation.
This is the next batch of pictures from last years sketchbook. I posted these before on conceptart.org and in the gallery – but I’ll show them here to keep things in the same sequence as in the book.
I went to Tokyo, Takayama (in the Mountain area), Toyota City (yep, the town were the cars are made) and Okinawa (the Islands in the South).
This is from the airplane.
And this in the Tokyo Metro, when driving to the Hotel.
I visted lots of museums – they are really great in Tokyo. Especially I was amazed by classical Japanese artists – here a pattern by Ogata Kourin.
And this one is by Tawaraya Soutatsu.
Sad Story – part two. Last time there was a old stair from Edo times on this place – now it’s gone, and by now probably some skyscraper there.
Two times the Club Heavy Sick Zero, Tokyo.
A very typical sight in Japan – crazy electric wiring. Very mind boggling – at least when you’re from Germany (where wiring is always underground).
The artist group Chim Pom explaining their art in a random bar. I wish they had stuff like that in Amsterdam.
Toyota Stadium in Toyota City.
Can’t go to Japan without doing drunk Karaoke .