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Still not 100% sold on my title so it remains a working title for now, but here’s a series of character sketches I’ve done for a turn based strategy game I’m playing at making. I’ve been sketching these on various pieces of paper throughout the last two weeks and just finished the last of them today (my plan was for 16 different types of units and well, now I have them, so I consider that done!).

 Ninja Knight Axeman

Swashbuckler Zombie Ranger

 Archer Sorceress Vampire

 Wizard Monk Troll

 Golem Ogre

 Spearman Dragon

 

Pretty rough sketches for now, but I’m pretty happy with the art style overall. I was wrestling for quite a while just HOW I wanted the game to look and then I finally stumbled across Art Baltazar and I was like, THAT’S IT! There’s a few characters I need to re-do a bit more, I feel they’re a bit TOO much like some of the characters that inspired them but I’m happy that the ideas are finally sketched out. I’ve also been playing a bit in InkScape working on making these guys digital. A pretty new experience for me since I’m not used to working with vector images but I think I’ll get the hang of it. Here’s the Knight all vectorized.

Swordsman

Now if I could just start making some progress on the actual game itself…

Posted on Sunday, April 18, 2010 10:05 PM | Back to top


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I know I know, Us programmers should have an "artist upgrade" in order to make our own art.

But your drawings are cool, The Axe Warrior is my favorite.

Congrats!!

Left by Arturo Nereu on Apr 18, 2010 10:16 PM

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KingdomCrunch?

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I like the name a lot actually! (Also it starts with an 'A' which is tactically sound).

You could also try to think of a unique name for your kingdom and then use this line as a subtitle. (It will improve google-ability). But maybe I'm thinking to much with my tactical hat on right now :).

I like that your game will have ninja's and musketeers btw! (Although we are missing pirates atm!).
Left by Roy Triesscheijn on Apr 19, 2010 5:32 AM

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Awesome work! Gotta agree with Roy. If you have ninjas and zombies, you gotta have pirates! :)
Left by Jim Perry on Apr 19, 2010 9:35 AM

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Great stuff as ever George.
And where did you learn to draw like that, i still remember you're old posts professing your lack of artist prowess, but those drawings are fantastic.

looking forward to seeing more!
Left by Simon (Darkside) Jackson on Apr 21, 2010 8:40 AM

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Heh... love those designs. Specially the ninja, kinda looks like bomberman XD

Hope you get to do the game eventually :)
Left by Roderick on May 04, 2010 10:30 PM

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Wow these drawings and the ninja you did in GIMP have inspired my next game to be a 2D platformer where a lost astronaut travels to these different worlds trying to reach Earth.
Left by JLamoureux on Jun 10, 2010 8:40 AM

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good sketches.
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Awesome work! Gotta agree with Roy. If you have ninjas and zombies, you gotta have pirates! :)
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