Posts Tagged 'digital art'

Baby I’m back!!!

I know it’s been a while… what, like two years or so… but that is how life goes sometimes… I don’t have time for playing games like I used to… but I want to get back into doing more interviews with artist in the industry and posting about some great games soon…

I have been more an artist who digs games lately… but believe me I am still a gamer who digs art at heart.

Here are some samples of the works I have done in the game area… as you can see there has been a big progression over the time.


This was my first digital piece done back in 2009 trying my hand with some fan art…


A sketch from Blue Dragon that I need to color…again done in 2009


Some sketch work from Team Fortress


Ryu from street fighter


A sketch of a jackal from Halo series


Kratos Sketch


Crack Down vs Infamous digital illustration


Mega man digi painting


Big Daddy sketch


Master Chief lite


Chris Redfield vs the infected from Left 4 dead


Little Sister from BioShock


Grunt Sketch


Gravity Hammer Grunt


Nariko sketch


Kratos vs Link Sketch


ODST sketch


Bayonetta digital illustration


Blanka and Sloth break Dance


The flood Tank Form








Halo Reach


Brute Chieftain


Han Juri






Locust Horde

Marvel Kombat colored by vic55b


6 Inspirational Digital Painting Tutorials!!!

Written by Nelson Polanco aka Kalel06 from

As you all know, I haven’t gotten around to making that painting tutorial I promise yet. Now you may all say “Boy, that Kalel sure is a slacker!”, but I just feel that if I am gonna do a tutorial, it’s gotta be detailed and filled with tons of images and that takes alot of time I currently dont have. I want it to literally hold your hand through the whole process.

In the mean time, let’s take a look at 6 tutorials that have influenced my work.  I feel these will help a lot of people out and are good practice even if you already have your own style of painting.

Craig Mullins Gunman by Craig Mullins

Here’s one from the master himself and of my favorite artists. If you do digital art, get to know his work if you already don’t! Here’s his site.

Skin Tones Part 1 by Ron Lemen.

This is a very important one to me. I learned alot from it.

Omar Dogan Coloring Tutorial by Omar Dogan

One of Udon Studio’s best shows us how he gets it done. Very inspiring! Here’s his Deviant Art gallery

For the full article click here!

The Last post from the Gamer who digs art…

Yes it is true….but with the death of this blog comes life anew.  New site.  New features and more importantly new art!

The blog has been a blast…but when it’s time to move on its time…

Come visit us at Link to continue the stories and adventures of more gamers who dig art!  Thanks for all the support for those who left comments!


Meet Chase-SC2!!!


When are leaves more than just leaves?  There is a lot of discussion about traditional art and it’s place in the modern world of digital arts.  My personal belief is that without a basic understanding of traditional mediums, you will be limited as a digital artist.  Take this artist for instance…~Chase-SC2 he has some amazing traditional rendering skills and it carries over into his traditional work as well.


Hey Chase, could you start off with a brief bio about yourself? This could be your
name, age, what you do besides art, if you are an artist by trade (full
time job) or not. Anything really so the readers can know a little
more about you.

My name is Chase Stone, I’m a 19 year old student majoring in
illustration at the Fashion Institute of Technology. I don’t have a job
in the industry yet but i think I’m getting there, and thanks a lot for
your interest in my gallery!


Looking through your gallery, you have some killer pieces left and
right. But the ones that stand out to me are your simple ones. Your
color pencils of the string, the leaf, etc. How important is
traditional art in the growing digital work place?

I think traditional art is still very important in the growing digital
work place, as the skills one has on paper translate directly to their
skills in photoshop. While the computer has made the process faster in
a lot of ways, and does make some things easier, you still have to be
able to draw and that’s the bottom line.


What is your background in art (education/training etc.)

I’ve been drawing all my life, and most of what I’ve learned over the
years has come from practice and trial and error. I’ve gotten
professional training in the past year at FIT, but i still believe that
practice in your own time is the most important way to improve.


Where do you draw your inspiration from as an artist? What keeps you
going to improve and keep your attention to realism so high?

Working artists like Craig Mullins are always great for inspiration,
guys whose work just really blows you away. I guess that’s the main
thing that drives me (and I’m sure most other artists), the want to
create an image that really floors people and sticks with you. To make
something on that level is always something o aspire to. As for
realism, it’s really just what appeals to me the most.


What video game systems do you own if any? What are you currently playing?

I own an Xbox 360, and as of now my favorite games would be Halo, Call of Duty 4, and Gears of War.


Who are some artist that you look up to? Also name your top 3 artist.

Like i said I’m a big fan of Craig Mullins’ work (whose stuff is just
plain awesome), I also like Justin Sweet (he’s got a really nice style)
and James Hawkins (does amazing concept art, a field I hope to get into
in the future).


Your level of realism in your art is amazing. How important is
reference to you when working on art. How much time do you give an
illustration before it is time to move on? (How long did it take you to
finish your slick Halo piece) (side note: nothing wrong with fan art!!
Make more halo art!!!)

Thanks man! I think reference is very very important. the simpler
pieces in my gallery are all done from life, and for the more
imaginative ones i try to get as much reference material as possible.
As for time, I’ll basically try to work on something as long as i can
until I’m either totally satisfied, loose interest, or simply run out
of time. I don’t know how long the halo piece took exactly, but i know
it took a while, working on it on and off over the course of a few
months. And hahah thanks man, I’d like to draw more stuff from Halo,
once i get some more original stuff done maybe I’ll go back to it!


(Holy Flippin’ batman…crazy sick skillz on display… only 19 years old…)

If you weren’t an artist what would you do to fill your time in the day that you use for art right now?

If i couldn’t draw i don’t really know what I’d do, I guess I’d find
something else I’m good at and work at that…In the big picture if i
couldn’t make art I probably would’ve joined the army hahah!


Are there any projects/companies (film, music, comics, video games) that you wish you could work with TODAY?

Hmmm if i could just pick, working for Ubisoft, Bungie, Weta, Epic
Games, and any of the projects they’re working on would be awesome.


First video game experience ever? Favorite game ever?

I’m pretty sure my first video game experience ever was on the NES, and
I think it was Super Mario Bros. As for my favorite game of all
time…thats a tough one, i want to say Halo but theres a certain
nostalgia about the N64 Zelda that i think gets my vote.


Thank you again for your time!

Thanks again for offering this interview man i hope i answered with enough information.

Awesome interview Chase and fantastic artwork! Many thanks bro and good luck in school!

Meet Cuson!!!

One good thing about the internet is the beauty is has to connect people from all over the world.  It brings like minded people together in a place to communicate, share ideas, and share common joys!  The next gamer/artist being interviewed is like the other people I would have never met without the internet. Yet he is very different as well.  He didn’t feel comfortable with a normal interview which is by all means ok.  English is his second language so keep that in mind when reading his portion of the post.  (English may be his second language, but man his interview portion that he wrote is a lot better than a lot of people born here!)  


I completely became a fan of his stuff the minute I saw it, and you can’t blame me…this guy has some skills! Plenty and plenty of skills…

And you know to have talent is one thing..but I love when an artist isn’t changed by their success in art.  Thousands of miles away, yet very humble…well on with show! 


I am a huge resident evil fan by the way!!! 



All artwork in this post is by cuson.

Instead of an interview maybe you could write a little about yourself and tell what you do for a living.  The pictures will speak for themselves. 


I will try to decribe about myself….

I am a chinese and from hong kong. I’ve worked in advertising agent as a visualizer since i gained a diploma from a design institute.  The main duty of my job is drawing TV storyboards, but most of my satisfaction is not related to my full-time job but working with the computer in leisure time.  I like to create original characters and scenes more than copy from a existing reference media.


It makes me feel leisurely and carefree during the drawing process.  and I enjoy it very much.  If my works can entertain or impress people, I am grateful with it.

Let me share the way that I like to make my work usually.  when I have an idea, I draft it out on paper with pencil. Sometimes I use the pencil sketching directly by scanning it into the computer. Otherwise I redraw it using Painter or Photoshop and my Wacom. Normally, I quite like to do my work in the office, as that computer is faster and I will pay more attention to the drawing process.


It’s the same connection to the world through the Internet that has inspired much of my work. After the diffusion of the Internet, it became easier to view masterworks from all over the world. It really opened my eyes! I met so many new friends (local and overseas) who have the same ideals and hobbies. Sharing inspiration is very helpful.


I’m still working on my style and has a lot to learn, but i think the basics are always a good place to start for beginners. The fundamentals of pencil drawing and observation are very important to me.



You are quit welcome sir!  Great stuff and great post  Cuson!  Hey Everyone!!! Do yourself a favor and check his Gallery out! Click cuson.  He is amazing!  Great use of colors Cuson!  Thanks again! 

Finally another post!!!

Man…I have been pretty busy…

It has been close to 2 months since I blogged and I promise it will be better in the coming days.  I will be posting about every other day if not everyday starting with today’s post! 

I have a website and it has been up for a while (It’s more like a 4 page under construction site!) The main idea of the site is to get Gamers who love art to come together and show off their game art.  Any game, and any form of art.  The contest portion of the site is how artist are able to win a free game on a monthly basis. Some people have sent me some stuff to show off which is pretty cool…my problem is I and trying to find the best way to create an easy to view gallery to display their art.  Here are some of the cool images so far….


These two illustrations were done by my lovely wife ellia.


Two quick things about these illustrations : 1 kratos made it into Gameinformer- August issue- (I think she won!) and 2 Nariko is available in a high qaulity print (  She is the greatest, supporting me through it all!! Isn’t she a faboulous artist? 

This is from endrit selimaj. (Work in progress)  He goes by BrokenCloud on Xbox live, and is a buddy I met while playing Halo 3 online.  Thanks for the support bro! 


This is from a very good friend of mine, Dan Kyle ( Just an awesome and versatile artist! 

This was done by a friend of my wife from flickr. This piece is simply amazing.

Truly unique and creative all the way around!  Gotta love the Legos Kratos! 


This was done by the uber talented wyvernsmasher.  I met this gamer/artist on deviant art! This is just a fantastic shot from my favorite game! The colors, the texture all great! 


These two were done by xxEpicxx.  He has some mad skills as well.  More to come from this guy I promise! 



These were done byDrManiacal.  Great artist and a really humble person!  I can’t wait to see more from this guy! 


Now this was a truly ambitious piece by lukedenby.  Where to start with this one…the fact that it deals with halo 3 is enough but the detail and all the characters in this one WOW! Great stuff man and looking forward to seeing more things from you! 



Wow…this guy has some talent…he goes by the name Kalel06 maybe because the only thing that can slow his down is kryptonite! I met him on (which is a cool site by the way!) and I really respect his comments and approach to art.  His real name is Nelson Polanco and he also has a nice blog as well!


And finally I guess I have to show some art as well since it is my site and all…

And finally I guess I have to show some art as well since it is my site and all…Hope you likes…

Well that is the round up so far…like I said before the site is being worked on right now and if you have any suggestions on a nice gallery format email me!! I have people ask me why make this site…

This site is the for the average Joe who likes games and have an artistic side as well.  The site was created to give recognition to gamers who dig and can create some good looking art.

If you would like to submit some video game art send it to or If you haven’t seen the site yet check out  

Next up:  Winner from the first contest The Big Three is announced and what he won!   Also details for the second contest VS will be announced as well.  

see Ya Soon!