Thursday, October 28, 2010

Doodling with the ipad: Kitty sketch

I recently got my grubby fingers on an ipad, after testing it's ability to stream porn on the fly, I decided to try my luck at finger painting on the damn thing.

First I needed a serviceable app. that wouldn't cause me to throw the damn thing against the wall. I bought Art Studio for about $4.99 in the app store you get a nice set of tools to draw with (layers, brushes, pallets).

first I started doodling a Catwoman in the app with a .5 blue pencil just going at it like a fine napkin drawing like so:

Kitty Sketch : Artstudio ipad by ~Grandaiza on deviantART

Then I decided to try my luck at inking and coloring the damn thing, which didn't turn out too bad except for the murky background which couldn't be helped since I learned the layer controls after I started this piece.

Kitty final : Artstudio ipad by ~Grandaiza on deviantART

The Hello kitty statue in the background was an afterthought ( so was the entire piece for that matter )

next up I started working on a Chun Li piece that I'll share once it's finished (you can see the sketches on my deviantart site) once that's finished, I'll start working on my characters for this story I've been siting on for a while.


Saturday, October 16, 2010

I can't make this $#!t up vol. # 533 : Raptor Jesus

Now I've seen my fair share of crazy $h!t online, from Italian spider-man to three girls and a cup but this one just had me giggling like a 5 year old wired on chocolate covered frosted sugar bombs.

Raptor Jesus has apparently been around for years ( Don't believe me? google it ya heathen ), people have been taking images the Lord and adding a Velociraptor head on them pissing off creationists and Darwinist all over the internet.

Me I just love me some weird internet buffoonery.

Here he is rocking dual Uzi's

Tending to the Lame ( in this case Professor Charles Xavier )

Laying hands

Shepherding the meek

Renaissance style

Or just taking care of business.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Star wars force unleashed 2 demo impression

As a star wars fan, I really enjoyed the first game so much so that I still find myself playing the original from time to time, even though some of Starkillers moves where a bit choppy it still made for some of the best star wars gaming available on current consoles.

( Lucas arts, get to work on that x-wing vs tie fighter for Ps3 pronto. )

Well I'm pleased to report that it looks like Vader's secret apprentice has been training in-between games with Kratos cause the kid is swift! Dual lightsabers moving with enough speed and grace to make the god of war himself green with envy. he also borrowed the "rage gauge" from Kratos, string together attacks and you gauge slowly fills, once filled click down on your L3 & R3 buttons and you can dole out insane combo moves at twice the speed.

The new Jedi mind trick move is awesome, sending hapless weak minded fools leaping to their death. I'm told that once upgraded this new ability will allow you to actually turn stormtroopers against each other but this feature was not available in the demo.

I was able to fight a carbonite spewing battle droid trying to bring me in alive, force grabbing plums of the substance and hurl it back at the droid, freeze it and take it apart with a variety of force powers.

If the demo is any indication this one's a winner, my only concern is the amount of levels and the games length but that I'll save for the review.

here's footage of the demo in action available now on xbox 360 and ps3!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

NYCC coverage part 2 : Marvel vs Capcom 3.

First of I want to reassure everyone freaking out over the horribly cheesy character voices, Capcom rep at NYCC confirmed that the option to change to the Japanese voices will be incorporated into the US version ( like Super Street Fighter 4)

That being said the game plays a lot like Tatsunoko vs Capcom ( which didn't bode well for me since I've only played that game a handful of times. The game looks terrific, feels responsive but the control scheme change threw me for a loop, but I'm sure the option to change the controller to a more familiar set up will be in the final version.

Big announcement characters will have complete alternate costumes!

(the following Four costumes have been confirmed for Spidey)

So will we see Layton's Iron man?

Simonson's Thor?

Mr. Fixit?

only time will tell.


MODOK (Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing) insane!

MAGNETO ( A classic )

ARTHUR ( Ghouls N Ghosts )

Spencer ( bionic Commando )

The only thing worth hating about this game for me is the release date of Spring 2011!

NYCC coverage part 1 : The cosplayers

I thought I'd start my coverage of the NY comic-con with the people who's love of comics and gaming compels them to dress up as their favorite characters, the back bone of any gathering of nerds.....the cos-players.

I give props to anyone who'll go out in public in tight ass spandex but in my opinion, cosplay should be reserved exclusively for chicks with tight bods or people with the resources to produce
accurate replicas of what they're trying to depict.

and now on with the show!

(click on images to enlarge)

The Good

the Marvel Family looking good with they're accurate ( hey where's CM jr? ) Mary Marvel,
The Wizard Shazam, "dad" as Uncle Marvel and the little lady as Captain Marvel.

Lil Miss Riddler gets an "A" for effort.

I know, Booth Babes shouldn't count, but look at those guns!

X-23, wolverines younger female clone ( don't ask ) and playable character in Marvel vs Capcom 3. this chick pulls off the emaciated emo mutie teen look nicely.
The dueling Leia's rocked!
The Monarch's Henchmen ( Venture Bros. ) again thank you for not rocking a spandex version
of this suit and sparing me that vision.

The Bad

I give "Two-face" credit for the face makeup but the suit could have easily been distressed or burned on one side. Catwoman is phoning it in with her tribute to the 1988 Batman returns look. Ivy's costume actually works but for posing with these other two knuckleheads, I lumped her into the "bad" pile.
Napoleon Dynamite is SNAKE!
The flash costume isn't bad, but something is just off with his look.
Accurate kick ass costume, but it's he loses points for taking off the mask...Commit damn it!
either your Kick ass or not.

The Ugly

This poor bastard with his dirty left glove (hmmmm?) swimming cap and orange mustache.. you can practically smell him through your screen, he's the embodiment of everything that's wrong with comic shops.

Go home and take a bath sir! invest in some deodorant before you go out in public again.

that's it for the costumes, next post we'll look at some of the cool toys at the con.