Friday, September 27, 2013

PAYDAY 2 Mask Design

Having friends in the video game business sometimes has it's perks.  The nice folks over at 505 Games, working together with Suicidal Octopuss, asked for a few artists to customize some of their masks from the game to be used as giveaways.  I was fortunate enough to be oneof 6artists that were able to participate. 

When offered the change to take part, I jumped on it.  It proved to be a little more difficult than I thought it would be.  Through the whole process, I learned that I'm way more comfortable drawing on flat surfaces.  The finished product was a result of a whole bunch of mistakes, with very little going the way I had intended.  The mask ended up being nowhere near what I had originally saw in my head.  After it was all said and done, it kinda reminded me of the masks The Immortals wore in 300.  Although I wasn't really satisfied with my  finished piece, it was received well, so I'm ok with that. 

You can check out more pictures on their Facebook page and there's a post on Reddit.  You can also check them out on Twitter.  There was one thing I did notice about Facebook post that I thought was kinda funny.  It makes mention of the masks being customized by street artists.  I'm probably the complete opposite of a street artist.  Anyway, I was excited about being a part of this project, so I thought I'd share.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Hey you guys.  Welcome to my sorta new homepage.  I left Blogger for a while and moved over to a site called Weebly.  I had a bunch of art posted on there but I never updated it with anything new.  I’m fairly lazy.  I decided to come back to Blogger because it’s free, it’s a little more customizable, and it’s a lot easier to keep updated than Weebly.  I basically want this site to serve as a home base for my online presence.  On the right side of the page under the HEYYOMIKE Moonshine label you will see links to my other social media sites.  I use Instagram the most.  I post almost all of my finished art, progress shots, etc., on Instagram.  I post some finished art on Tumblr but it’s used mostly for things I draw inspiration from and stuff that I like.  Some of my random thoughts make it to Twitter on occasion, but it’s mostly my place to go and complain about how awful the Chicago Cubs are and how I wish I could quit them.  I wouldn’t follow me on Twitter unless you’re a Cubs fan too, because misery does indeed love company.

  Anyway, at the top of this page you will see a couple tabs.  You’re currently located on my homepage which I will use from time to time to post anything I feel is important or interesting enough to take time to type up.  The second page you will find on this site is a Group Art Shows page.  There I have posted art show flyers from the group shows I’ve got to participate in this year so far.  Hopefully I will be adding more in the future.  The third page is an About Me page which is self-explanatory.  On that page, in the text you will notice a hyperlink to the Suicidal Octopuss homepage, where you can find some of my original art for sale.  I've been lucky enough to participate in a couple of group shows with those guys and the experience couldn't be any more awesome!  You will also find my email address if you’d like to contact me.   

I don’t plan on posting much art on this site.  I feel it’s kind of pointless to maintain an account on Instagram, Tumblr, and Twitter as well as a webpage.  I think it’s a bit of an overkill to post the same artwork in four different places.  As I stated earlier, there may be updates posted here on the site from time to time, but I want this to be a place where you can come to in order to find me in other locations throughout the web.  I have sprinkled a few pieces throughout the text of this post just to keep you interested.  I’m already bored with typing, so I can imagine how you must feel while reading it.  If you enjoy what you see, head on over to my Instagram and check out some of my other stuff.