I made the poster art for Tested The Show 2015 and here it is at its various stages of completion from rough draft to finished. It changed quite a bit from initial conception to final product. This was the kinda of thing where If I had more time, I could have just kept adding to it indefinitely. Adam’s workshop is amazing and just full of like a thousand things I want to draw >,<
If I get clearance to put up an actual png of the final thing sometime, I'll go ahead and put it up but as of right now, a slightly grainy gif is what I get to share =]
I had an idea for a larger poster but decided it'd take way too much of my time. So instead I just pulled out the WaDan part and drew that for fun =]
Well. Here was the original idea. I may or may not continue to dabble on this as time goes by but it's def just a side project since I'm currently swamped with work. WaDan was supposed to be hovering over a Mario level that Patrick was traversing below him. Here's sorta like, the sketch original overlayed on dan.
I was thinking the level would sorta meld into dan as it got closer to him. This is super rough and the main time consuming thing would be designing the mario level and laying it out. The art itself prolly wouldn't take all too long since it's a super simple style.
That raid wasn't just my first Destiny raid but also my first raid experience in any MMO style game ever. And holy shit.
Going in I was hopeful that it'd take around 3~5 hours. 5 hours being if things went sideways. What actually happened was... well... I canceled dinner plans and ended up with a headache and feeling pukey due to playing a game for the first time in over a decade. (Oculus rift gives me the spins but doesn't make me want to vomit)
Even with that being the case. That was fucking dope.
Prior to TK I'd only played vanilla Destiny and in it, only to the completion of the story. I then stopped completely till TK at which point, I played thru the story and ground a lil bit to hit 290 light so I could join the raid. I've heard a lotta gripes about Destiny and I understand them but I genuinely enjoyed everything I've played of it. Probably because I didn't play it in excess and I've never cared about gear much. The shooting feels great and the game is pretty so it did what I was looking for.
The raid was the single best team PVE experience I've ever had and the game also felt like something completely different from all the Destiny I'd played before it. The weakest part of the whole thing (besides kinda shitty loot) was definitely the platforming but I mean that it's weak relative to everything else which was amazing. The punishment for missing jumps wasn't that bad and the jumping felt perfectly fine. Maybe even good. It felt good.
There was a real adrenaline pumping, heart racing thrill to some of those boss fights that I haven't felt since I was a kid. And the thrill I felt when we beat the bosses was on a whole nother level. It was joyous. I totally get why people would be way into these things. Tho like, I would NEVER want to go into something like this blind. That's just insane and torturous. Also, I will never do it again. Since I'm pretty whatever on the loot side of the game and it's such a huge time commitment, I don't see myself ever coming back to this particular raid. Tho if there's one in Destiny Year 3... I might actually try to get some people together to check it out =]
It's late and I'm tired so I'm sure this reads like garbage. If anyone has any questions (for whatever reason) I'll be happy to answer em here. Just know that I'm a noob and I know I fucked up plenty of times. Mainly, starting events before people were ready... Sorry about that >,<
This was a goddamn blast. Destiny is super hot. But still. Fuck Oryx. I'm on.
This tweet got a bit of traction and I was followed by both Rupert Booth (Jenks) and John Guilor (Ryan) on Twitter. Seeing this as a chance to maybe get something silly done, I contacted them both and lo and behold, Mr. Guilor responded =D
Contradiction is an amazing game due mainly to the incredible cast of characters. Having John's ear, I laid out that I would love to put something together with him and Rupert for Giant Bomb. The initial pitch was a simple video of Jenks asking Ryan if he's ever seen "this" before referring to the GB website and Ryan responding to his line of questioning. At this point, John CCed in Mr. Booth and also got the blessing of Tim Follin =]
With both John and Rupert on the chain, I shot for the moon and threw out three ideas.
A video of Jenks asking "Do you know about Giant Bomb?" with Ryan replying that "It's a website about Video Games".
A video of Jenks coming up to a tree with the police sketch of Jeff Gerstmann pinned to it and recreating the scene where Jenks comes upon the devil horns carved into a tree.
A video of Jenks delivering the devil horns question to Alex, Vinny, and Austin.
At this point, John informed me that himself and Rupert were around 100-200 miles away from each other so video between the two would be impossible but that he'd be willing to supply some audio.
With this being an audio bit, I figured it'd work perfectly with the Beastcast. Rupert then also replied that he too could supply audio and would also be able to deliver on the devil horns video!
They were both constantly apologetic that they couldn't provide more which was kinda crazy because it was super cool that they were down to do any of this at all =D
The Audio Bit
With it decided that it'd be an audio bit, I thought it'd be a good idea to send it in under the guise of the file being an unused clip from the game itself. Reason being that I needed something they'd actually listen to while not being worried about spoilers as they hadn't finished the game at this point. Now what I needed was a script and I can come up with some jokes maybe but writing isn't my strong point so I recruited the help of one Janine Hawkins =D
With the help of Janine, we eventually came up with this script. (It was like, 99% Janine. I did like, maybe the formatting... Some of the formatting)
We went with a somewhat slow burn start to lull the GB East guys into thinking this was actually an audition and not a prank, then drop a few hints before going full on jokes time. We also tried to keep it short so that the joke wasn't beaten to death and also so that the bit didn't take up too much time on the Beastcast.
I sent it off to Rupert and John to look over and record their parts and they both dug it. They also had some little touches they wanted to add as well!
While all this was going on, I had spent a bit of time priming both Austin and Alex for the prank. I started telling them over the course of a few days that I'd been in contact with some people from Contradiction and that I might have something super cool for them. Leading up to the next Beastcast recording date, I finally let em know that I had gotten my hands on the audition audio between Rupert and John and that it was glorious and needed to be played on the Beastcast. I told them I'd send the file to Brad and that he would confirm that the file was what I claimed it was so that they didn't need to worry about playing something crazy on air! Of course, Brad was in on the whole joke~
When I got this message from Alex, I knew the deed had been done.
The next day the Beastcast aired and the prank went off beautifully. To the point that Vinny was afraid they were encountering spoilers even >,<
@Fobwashed@jennatar "No, they're talking about *us*, Vinny" makes me happy every time I hear it
I've gotten the final green light from CBSi to do a limited 50 print run of these shirts for PAX Prime! So it's happening~! I'll send out pre-order information to people who have signed up once I get everything in order on the manufacturing end =]
If you are planning to attend PAX Prime 2015 and would like to purchase the shirt pictured below, please post your shirt size in the comments and I'll include you in the PAX Prime PM chain regarding the shirt =]
What is it?
It's a shirt I'll be putting together to hand out to duders attending PAX Prime 2015 in Seattle.
This is very close to the final design. I'm prob gonna make some slight changes including adding the event name on the bottom if I get cleared by CBSi. More on that below.
Current estimate is $17~$20 depending on how much it costs me to get them made. For my previous shirts I had a guy in LA do em and I got a pretty solid price but I'm not sure he's still active in which case, I'll have to find someone up here in Seattle to make em. If this happens, I'll break down the pricing as I've done before.
Is this even legal?
Yes! Endorsed by CBSi no less~ =D
How can I get one?
This is very important.
Reason for this is that I'm pretty sure the only reason I've been able to do this in the past is because it's a very small quantity and very limited availability. I would love to put my GB designs on TeeSpring like I did with the GameBomb.ru and Dirty Dan Ryckert shirts but I'm pretty certain the powers that be at Giant Bomb and CBSi wouldn't be down with that. So, thems the breaks. You can only get this shirt if you pre-order from me here.
And here are some pictures I've gotten of duders wearing said shirts. (Also, Brad wore the hoodie during his dance with Drew)
Alright, how do I get in on this.
This is way late in the game for me to do this but I've been swamped making Treads! and wasn't sure I'd have the time to do so because this is actually a pretty heavy time investment. I'm guessing I'll take pre-orders for about two weeks at which point I'll close it off. If there's enough interest, I'll go ahead with the process and start taking payments via pay-pal. This is also dependent on whether I get the green light from CBSi. If I don't hear from them soon, I'll prob have to call the whole thing off since I won't have the time to get the orders lined up and printed in time for the show. If you want a shirt, please post below that you want one and the size you would like. I will later on start a PM chain with everyone that's pre-ordered with further instructions and where to meet up to pick up the shirts during PAX. If you do order, please check below to see if you're order has been marked down. Another way to keep updated (especially during PAX) would be to
It's been ages since I've drawn anything for fun and having just updated Treads! and submitted to the App Store, I had a little bit of breathing room so I decided to do some fanart for my current fav series on the site. Metal Gear Scanlon. Funny (terrible) thing tho, I did actually drew Drew last night but I closed it without saving... So like, the original drawing is gone forever because I'm an idiot. I personally don't feel like this rushed one is as good as the one I did last night but it's still aiight. Man... I wish I saved >,<
Trying to copy the style of the MGS artworks. I don't like the coloring too much but this being my second go around, I sorta got lazy. =P