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.  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.  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 and Twitter as well as a webpage.  I think it’s a bit of an overkill to post the same artwork in a bunch of 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.