Monday, February 13, 2012

Further incremental development on the painting.

I like the toning back of the house which I felt was too rich in the previous incarnation, but that the tree is too golden.

Sunday, February 12, 2012


So the last few weeks were crazy but here's the current situation. My artist lost her computer and needed a new one. Then the tablet wasn't working right so we ordered her a new one (a much better one) the Intuos4. And so it's been a few weeks and only tonight has she really been able to start putting work together.

So from my drawing

To her first draft

To her second draft
Still a lot of work to be done detailing these backgrounds, cooling the colors, basically refining this to where we need to get it, but the good news is we're finally getting our feet on the ground. I'm finishing up drawing backgrounds, which have increased to between 50-60 for the final game, so the scope of the project has expanded somewhat. With her now working on the colorization I just need to finish up my backgrounds. Also, probably redrawing the characters to fit more with the current style of the game, but essentially she'll be handling the bulk of artistic work at this point. Sounds good to me!

Monday, January 30, 2012


Now trying to get the hype machine revved. I've been showing the backdrops around a lot to people, and everyone seems to think they look great. I'm on a couple of message boards like Adventure Gamers and Adventure Developers, but not sure there's too much action there. Still, got to keep trying. In the meantime, sending some backdrops over to my colorist for work.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Addenum: Musical Update

I wanted to add a little more meat to my update, so in spirit with the music I've released previously elsewhere, I give you three tracks that are up for being included in the game. The first is a heroic track, the second a village track, and the third a leisurely track.

I hope you enjoy!

We're not dead

Oh no, we're not. In fact we're closer than ever. In the next few weeks we'll be releasing the first sets of painted backgrounds. The characters are all ready to be imported into the game. The backgrounds need painting and then insertion, which will take a few months, but nothing too long. The music is done, and I'll be posting some video links to a few tracks. In fact, even though I've been entirely unfaithful about updating this blog (owed somewhat to the fact that my log-in was hacked), I'm closer than ever to finishing this project. Stay tuned. Believe.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Holy hell!

It's been about two months since I made any updates. Which is not to say I haven't been working on the project. Instead, I've been busy trying to finish out my masters degree. I have, but in the meantime I've been inking backgrounds, which are finally all completed. What this means is that I'll soon start posting background updates here. I still have to finish posting out characters, which I'll start doing again shortly. However, just know, the project is alive. Characters are inked and colored, just need to color backgrounds. That will leave us with animations to finish.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

More Characters

It should be said that I've finished all supporting characters and am now beginning work on painting backgrounds, which I will eventually be posting here.