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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.

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

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

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Some sketch work from Team Fortress

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Ryu from street fighter

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A sketch of a jackal from Halo series

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Kratos Sketch

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Crack Down vs Infamous digital illustration

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Mega man digi painting

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Big Daddy sketch

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Master Chief lite

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Chris Redfield vs the infected from Left 4 dead

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Little Sister from BioShock

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Grunt Sketch

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Gravity Hammer Grunt

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Nariko sketch

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Kratos vs Link Sketch

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ODST sketch

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Bayonetta digital illustration

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Blanka and Sloth break Dance

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The flood Tank Form

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Elite

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Johnson

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Skirmisher

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Halo Reach

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Brute Chieftain

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Han Juri

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Bioshock

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Gears

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Locust Horde

Marvel Kombat colored by vic55b

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!

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Meet andy!!! (En Di)

Andy is an artist who has a ton of energy! You can see it in his work. I haven’t spoken with him in person (he lives in Malaysia!) but I could just imagine this guy having a good time and goofing around every chance he gets! He has a lot of personality and his artwork shows it! He was a little shy about being interviewed, but I am glad he did agree to it, so thanks a bunch for the nice chat Andy.  

Andy has a really nice style! His comic spreads have an overall nice free feel to them as well. One thing I love about doing these interviews, is seeing all the different styles and hearing about different approaches to art from different artist.

It is a true blessing for me that each artist interviewed has shared their valuable time to answer some questions and allow their art to be displayed here so a big thanks to all who have participated thus far! I also think

every interview so far has been a blast because of each person’s individuals personality! Everyone answers the questions differently..some answer with long statements… and some are short and sweet! Nothing wrong with either in my book! Without further hold ups…here is the interview!  

Questions by me…answers and ALL Art by Andy.

Well hello Andy, could you give a brief intro about yourself so audience knows a little bit about who you are….

Hi every one~ My name is Andy (Chong En Di) and I was born in 1986 which means I am 22years old now..haha XD I am from Malaysia, I am not good in studies (school), I always draw when I was in class, one day I discovered something interesting..it was “Comics”.. comics have changed my whole life..I started to draw my own comics when I was 11years old, because of that..I have my Dream..”To Be the best Comic Atist” Thanks so much~ and Welcome to My comic world )

Wow!! Great stuff Andy!!! Your style has so much energy, what things inspire you as an artist?

I love reading energy comics(fast-paced with action!!!)~ “Dragon Ball” was My 1st energy comic I read.. So I think is Dragon Ball (Akira Toriyama) who inspired me to keep on drawing full energy Art works XD

 

What is your background (education in art)?

I started drawing when I was around 4? ( my mom says that!!!) My latest education was Diploma in Illustration XD

What video games do you play? What systems do you own?

I am playing Final fantasy Crisis Core now~ system PSP XD

 

What are the popular games where you live? What systems are popular?

Hmm..the popular games where I live is Monster Hunter..Sony PSP was Popular around here~ XD

If you were part of and art crew for a video game/ or movie (animated) what project would you choose? Why?

I would like to be the character/monster/items design artist~because I am really enjoy designing and drawing the Original artworks from my own creativity not based on reality!!! XD

What do you plan to accomplish with your art? Dreams and goals?

I wish I can have a comic/illustration studio with my friends~So we can all enjoy our art and share are dreams together~ XD 

  

 What comics are you currently reading?

Naruto, Bleach, One Piece, eye shield21 and many many more~ haha XD

How fast do you work? (From start to finish on a full color illustration. Example how long did it take to start and finish Oniki XD? (pictured below!)

   

From sketch until finish the full illustration..”Oniki XD”took me about 8-10hours..

Nice hulk! What influences from western cultures show up in your work in any? 

Movies…because I like to watch Movies..and there are lots of great movies from the Western countries…

Favorite Game ever?

Ragnarok Online XD

Thanks so much Andy!  You artwork is really stunning, has a nice unique style!  Looking forward to seeing more from you! 

Click andy to see his full gallery!!

Meet DrManiacal!!!

Over the next couple of weeks I will be interviewing fellow gamer/artist I have met on the internet!  The interviews are to get exposure to the growing world of talented gamers who are also artist! 

 

Everyone knows artist are involved in creating games on all levels.  But one thing I have noticed is that so many artist who grew up playing video games are now artist that love creating art depicting what they love to play.  Whether it is fan art or fine art, video game art is produced by the thousands on a daily basis.  

I showed some of DrManiacal’s illustrations over the weekend, and now we get a closer look at the person behind the art.  

Meet DrManiacal!!!

DrManiacal thanks for participating I really appreciate you taking time out for this!  Introduce yourself…

“Alright let’s see…”

“My name is Chris, but I go by ‘DrManiacal’ or just ‘Doc’ online. My interests include gaming and art of course, but I also enjoy golfing and bowling, as well as going to the movies, amusement parks, the mall, and various other places my friends decide to drag me to. My family also owns a boat, so fishing, tubing, swimming and simply riding around are some other things I like to do.”

 

*questions by me* *answers by DrManiacal* All artwork by DrManiacal

 What do you think the role of traditional art plays into in todays growing use of digital media? 

“In my opinion, traditional art is sort of being eclipsed by the new, digital media that has been developed over the past few years. You see more and more professional artists producing their work with programs like Photoshop and Corel Painter, rather than traditional media such as paint and canvas. I believe this is because the artist find that they have a lot more control over what they are creating, and that it is easier to put amazing detail into their work with digital media than with traditional media. Plus, certain features of Photoshop and Painter make painting with a tablet and the like a much quicker process than using traditional media. And time is a very important aspect to pro artists everywhere.”

How long have you been an artist? How long have you been a gamer? 

 “I’ve been drawing since I was around the age four or five, when my father brought home my first pack of crayons and a massize, poster sized sheet of paper he took from the newspaper company he worked for. But, I’ve only gotten serious about my art in the past year, since I figured out how to paint and make cool things in Photoshop, and since I met Raimu, the guy who is now one of my best friends and who served (and still serves) as my ‘art sensei’, so to speak. He’s played a major role in my developement and improvement as an artist in the past year, and I’d like to thank him for it here.” 


 What systems do own? What are you playing now?

 “Right now I own an Xbox, Xbox 360, PS2, Gamecube, Wii, and N64. And even though I have most of the next gen, newer systems, right now I’m playing my N64 the most and revisiting my older games like Mario 64 and the Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. Though I play Super Smash Bros Brawl online quite a bit as well.” 

 How do games of today compare to games 3 years ago in terms of game-play/ replay value/ originality?

 “Hmm… well that’s kind of tough. Honestly, I’m having just as much fun with current gen games as I am with ones that date a few years back. Time Splitters 3: Future Perfect for instance is a couple years old now, yet I still find it nearly as entertaining as other, newer shooters like Halo 3. Newer games have massive graphical improvements over older games of course, but in my opinion, gameplay is still just as fun in the older games. And that’s what counts.” 

  Where are the future of games headed (next 3 years)?

“I really can’t answer that for sure… I know we’ll be seeing better and better viuals in games as the years pass, I have a hunch that there will be more and more MMO games like World of Warcraft produced do to their popularity, and I’m sure we’ll be seeing new systems produced by the three major gaming companies (Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo), but otherwise I don’t really know.”

 What do see yourself doing with your art? (Dreams/ goals/ ambitions)

 “Well, I’d like to improve my skills to the point that I could become a professional illustrator or concept artist, and work for gaming companies, or anyone else who would need the services of a good artist. But I have nowhere near the level of skill I’d need for that kind of career at this point, so I can only practice, and dream…

Last Question: Favorite game ever? 
 “Ooh, tough question. I think I’m going to have to say Super Mario 64 though. It was the first game I ever played back when I got my N64… 12 years ago I believe, and I’m still having fun with it today. I’ve played some amazing games like Smash Bros Brawl, the Halo series, Gears of War, and the Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion (which is a close, close second to Mario 64 in terms of awesome),but my first game still takes the cake.”

Thank you DrManiacal!  It was a knock out of an interview!  We will all be looking forward to more work from you!  If you want to see his full gallery click DrManiacal

He is always looking for some heads to crack in Smash Bros Brawl for the Wii!

The wife who digs art…

My wife has been blogging (http://www.greenbeanbaby.typepad.com/) and doing art for some time now…a lot longer than me actually.  When she knew I was getting my site going she made some illustrations for it which I posted earlier.  One of those images (baby Kratos) made it into the reader art section of Gameinformer.  They are only like the number one in video game magazines’ sales nation wide!  They are also connected with gamestop and eb games.  She sent two submissions there and the second one actually won!  Here a scan of the page! It is the current one available. (August issue with Wolfenstein on the cover)

This is the August Issue by the way! 

Coming up next artist interview! 



And the winner is…

SangheiliArtist.  He is an artist I met on Deviant Art.  He is hard working and shares a common interest in Covenant art (Elites especially!) 

Here are some samples of his work! 

  

  

As you can tell he likes the Elites (or Sangheili) a lot! 

Make sure to check his entire gallery out. (SangheiliArtist)

So the contest was entitled the Big Three (http://gamersdigart.com/Contest.html) Rules were simple. Illustrate one character from each of the big three (Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo) consoles together.  

Here is the winning illustration.

The Terrific Three (Watercolor and inks) by SangheiliArtist.

 

And this is what was shipped to him today.

Metroid Prime 3 Corruption for the Wii.  The winner of every contest will receive a free game of their choice (max $60.00 game) 

Thanks for participating SangheiliArtist

Next contest is called VS.  Rules: two characters from different games (could be the same console) in battle. Deadline is August 31, 2008

up next: My wife won the reader art in Gameinformer: how cool is that!

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.

(http://greenbeanbaby.typepad.com)  

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 (http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=133788959).  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 (http://www.partyrushdecor.com) Just an awesome and versatile artist! 

This was done by a friend of my wife from flickr.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/brunorubio 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  http://www.halobabies.net (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!  http://cerilian.blogspot.com/

 

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 newartpics@gamersdigart.com or gamersdigart@yahoo.com. If you haven’t seen the site yet check out http://www.gamersdigart.com.  

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!