Posts Tagged 'Game Art'

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. 

Hi,

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.

thanks.

cuson.

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! 

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The moment I became a Gamer…

Hello to all. My name is Ramel Hill, and this is the first post ever from the Gamer who digs art! Look for more post to come in the near future! Thank you again for checking it out!

I think anyone who calls themselves a GAMER can remember back to the day in which what particular video game elevated their status from casual fan of video games to GAMER. By GAMER I mean, you just take it more serious. You understand how certain things work, or you can move your character better than the casual gamer. You can follow the stories a bit better, and your willingness to succeed becomes that much higher. You look at the medium of video games a little different from others…you almost become like THE ONE from the matrix.

Certain games bring this out of a person. It becomes to a point where that game speaks to them, and memories of that game bring you back to the time and place where you accomplished your goals of beating that game. For me, that game would have to be Chrono Trigger.

This game hit the States around August 1995, and I was the ripe old age of 14 years old. Now don’t get me wrong I have been playing games long before this one. I played many games on the original NES, Sega master system, and Sega Genesis. I was pretty good at them too. I beat a lot games in my video game life time leading up to this one. Mind you this was my first attempt at an RPG so I had no idea what I was getting into.

The game itself was pretty expensive for an SNES game. I remember paying around $60 bucks for it. Playing 30 minutes into it I was hooked…I went to a carnival meet up with a princess and had to travel back in time to save her… battled an evil wizard then time traveled back to the present and all of a sudden I was criminal. The game had registered things I thought were trivial, like picking up an item from a table. Or not paying when entering the carnival. When I traveled back to the present these events were presented in front of a court of law, and yes I did these things..so I went to jail…This is only a snippet of the cool events in this wonderful game.

I won’t get into the details of retelling other events or naming characters, because you can all look them up, however these character where ones that you felt for. The writing was amazing, and for the first time in a game I was playing, I felt emotions for the characters that accompanied me on the journey. My actions had an affect not only on me, but on the world around me. What I did in the past (with a time machine past was like 65,000,000 B.C.) affected my present and future. Then there was the relationships you built with all the characters. In a true classic story format, you faced a terrible villain, only to unite with him to tackle an even greater foe!

Characters designed by Akira Toriyama

 

At the time of the release this game had the top of the line graphics backing it. The in game music was terrific and the game had 13 different endings, all based on when and where to faced the final boss.

Screen shot of actual game play…pretty lame by today’s standards…but awesome back in the day!

The “Epoch” in action time roaring to the past..err or future err whenever you wanted to go really!

Final battle

Last battle (one of the them at least) with LAVOS…he was pretty tough

All in all this game took me roughly 45 hours to complete. That is a long time to spend with characters from a game. You start to feel like they are part of your team and the quest was something you the gamer shared part in. This is the game the elevated me to garner the term Gamer for myself. What game or games changed you into a Gamer?


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