Monday, March 16, 2009

New TF2 art (finally!)

I had been seriously dragging on this one, but it's finally done. I thought it would be fun/appropriate to have my Engineer poster in the style of the 1950s-era Texas postcards (Here's an example), considering he's a good ol' boy Texan.

Friday, March 13, 2009

The end of an era

I found out a couple days ago that my longtime comics shop, Funny Papers, will be closing down. The store had been struggling for a few months now, what with the massive economic downturn and people spending less (I know I wasn't able to buy comics in January and February), and it's sad to see it go. I've been going there since I got into comics in 2004, and have (with one exception) always had a great rapport with the management and staff there, plus in the last year or so they really helped promote and sell my artwork. The current manager did tell me that they're going to try to re-open a new location somewhere in south Austin. Hopefully they'll get more business there than they had in Dobie Mall, which was rapidly turning into a ghost town.

So I suppose in closing, thanks for everything Funny Papers.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Another addition to the fleet

After being totally impressed with myself with the Excalibur (and getting some great responses to it as well) I thought it'd be fun to develop more ships along the same lines.

So, I bring you the Kusanagi medium attack cruiser:

and the Excalibur for comparison:

The way I see it, the Excalibur is the bulky, heavy carrier, the Kusanagi is the smaller, sleeker attack ship, and the forthcoming Damascus will be a small, fast-attack destroyer.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

New animation! (for realsies!)

Okay, I got the file size down to something reasonable, check it out!

New animation (preview)

After nearly 48 hours of rendering, I've created a minute long looping video of a really detailed star cruiser, which I called the Excalibur. I don't have the video down to streaming size yet, but in the meantime enjoy these screenshots!

It's got a bit of Galactica and a bit of Imperial Star Destroyer combined with a basic design I've had since I was a kid.