It is a well known fact that I am a huge geek! πŸ™‚

 

I love everything related to super heroes and fantasy, and it is a major influence to me whenever I sit down and do creative work.

 

Lately I’ve been inspired by the concept of dual sided characters… Like the Man in the doorway who was really a demon… and I have continued along that path with my recent practice sessions in Adobe Illustrator.

 

The following works are born from my passion and joy of reading comic books and watching films… Marvel and Star Wars will always have a special place in my heart. πŸ™‚


 

Feel free to share these, or let me know in the comments if you recognize the characters πŸ˜‰

 

Following the path, made by the monster.

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The Power of the Dark Side.

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Fear is the path to the Dark Side.

Fear leads to Anger.

Anger leads to Hate.

Hate leads to Suffering.

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A lot more focus on using the Pen Tool and making curvy lines (and a little bit of laziness when I copy/reflected the wing and reused it at the opposite side )

Took roughly 1Β½ hour, looking at many different reference images and tattoos.

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You can get the shirts that I made with this image, right hereΒ at my spreadshirt shop

Hey All!

Yesterday’s practice session became today’s passive income! πŸ™‚

I turned it into a shirt design for my spreadshirt shop and ordered one for myself hehehe πŸ™‚

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If you’re curious to get one yourself, feel free to check it out hereΒ , it is a great way to dress in unique clothes while also supporting me so I can keep on doing what I do!

Feel free to post a comment and let me know what you think, or if you have any suggestions for shirts that you’d like to see πŸ™‚

I took a trip to Germany , more precisely the city of BrΓΌhl to visit the Tim Burton Exhibition… and it was faaaaantastic! πŸ™‚

It was really nice to see the artworks of Tim Burton up close and the various sculptures, his influences and his early years… And I also bought a book while I was there. The Art of Tim Buron, with over 1000 illustrations, many of them are foldout pages… Its friggin awesome! πŸ˜€

Here’s what I drew today. Heavily inspired by horror films like the Exorcist and vampire movies.. I call it “The Monster in the Doorway” … but after I drew it, I started to think about a phrase that I think is fitting for this image…

“Light reveals what lurks beneath the surface of the dark waters…”

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So yeah, Β I didnt get as much practice done during those days, and the days following the trip… But I am back and I am practicing my Adobe Illustrator skills again! πŸ™‚

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Rise my minion! *Tastygraph casts a resurrection spell on this blog*


Hi everyone…

it has been ages…

years in fact…

and for that I apologize (Lets face it, its not like you were holding your breath, waiting for a new update… if so… then… yikes, I hope this resurrection spell affects you too then, my poor zombie friend πŸ˜‰ )

So what does a Tastygraph do in about 4 years?

We’ll I’ve worked hard at becomming better at programming.

I’ve practiced my 2d drawing skills and managed to save up money for a Wacom Cintiq13HD drawing tablet, bought a spanking new supercomputer and a whole bunch of other things(tm)…

Been promoted at work to now be a part time school teacher as well, so I am in charge of planning and teaching the computer science classes for the 5th graders (the only grade that is taught computer science at this school)


I’ve managed to release a few games on my Kongregate PageΒ and I have also started livestreaming my game development sessions which you’ll be able to watch on my Twitch Channel (its like a television program where you watch whats happening on my screen while im explaining what I am doing πŸ™‚ )


And lastly I have also been posting updates to the Tastygraph Game Development group over on facebook πŸ™‚


oh… and as a little visual proof of concept, so you can see that I havent been completely slacking off! Here’s a video of what my super mario / meatboy and zelda2 inspired 2d platformer currently looks like πŸ™‚ (This is after 2 months of work)

I am in the process of signing up for an online class on game development by the WalkerBoyStudio at www.walkerboystudio.com

One of the steps for it involves taking a personality test (and answering truthfully, of course πŸ˜‰ ) so I figured I would post the result here πŸ™‚

INFP – “Questor”. High capacity for caring. Calm and pleasant face to the world. High sense of honor derived from internal values. 4.4% of total population.

Introverted (I) 55.26% Extroverted (E) 44.74%
Intuitive (N) 67.57% Sensing (S) 32.43%
Feeling (F) 52.5% Thinking (T) 47.5%
Perceiving (P) 72.73% Judging (J) 27.27%

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The media is constantly bombarding me with horrible images of a dead man…
all while they are complaining about how little girls shouldnt be playing with a tattooed barbiegirl…
and companies are selling wartoys for kids…
It’s sickening and somewhat confusing.

Charlie Chaplin spoke the truth 70 odd years ago… that much I know!