In January 2013, I had the opportunity to participate in one of the largest international events in the gaming industry, Global Game Jam. This would be my first time participating, however, my second time being part of a gaming team. Global Game Jam's main theme this year was the heart (anything to do with it, whether it is incorporated into the game by way of design, or sound) with a major diversifier, to which my team used environmental.

This game was created at the Global Game Jam at MIT on the weekend of January 25-27, 2013.

 

 

Shot 1: Beast Wars: 8 Bits of Vengeance - I was responsible for the top half of the title page, being the logo as seen here. I sketched out the font for the title and brought it into Photoshop to further render it as an smaller bit image. I did the same with the kangaroo, however, adding more character.

Shot 2: Game Characters - I was also responsible for creating the characters in Photoshop in 8 bit format once we decided on the initial design. What is seen here are all the images I personally created for the game.

 
Below I have provided a link to the game. This game is playable in your browser, provided you have the Unity plug-in, which can be downloaded. Listed below that is the link to my team's page via Global Game Jam's web site.
 
 
 

Just about every Fall since 2003, I have participated in Six Flags New England's Halloween-themed event, Fright Fest, as both an actor, and since 2004, as an airbrush artist. Fright Fest runs all weekend, every weekend, starting in the month of September through the last weekend of October, or the first weekend of November.

Below are just some of the creatures I have produced in the 'Zombie Factory'.

  • Alien Alien Since the park doesn't supply appliances, I free-handed this design, to give the illusion of "alien" formations. Scales were achieved through stencils. Airbrush, stencil. 2013
  • Blue Demon Blue Demon Layering colors (highlights, midtones, shadows) gave more depth to this demon. Airbrush, Model Magic. 2013
  • Saloon Girl Saloon Girl An inspiration found from another make up artist. The actress wanted something different and printed out said inspiring image. This was my version. Airbrush, Wolfe FX. 2013
  • Maleficent-Inspired Demon Maleficent-Inspired Demon Inspired by a Maleficent digital art piece. Airbrush, Model Magic. 2013
  • Hell Hound Hell Hound Somewhat inspired by the 'Hell Boy' film, this look was achieved with both airbrush and Wolfe FX face paints. Shadowing was used heavily here to achieve a more realistic look to the hand-painted eyes. Stage blood was also used. 2013
  • Clown Clown This is my crowning achievement for the 2012 year. I was extremely proud with how this turned out. Airbrush, thick stage blood, thin stage blood.
  • A Swamp Creature A Swamp Creature My version of a Swamp Thing creature featured in Six Flags New England Fright Fest. Airbrush, gelatin.
  • Manimal Cat Manimal Cat I used a photo as a reference, as a previous make up artist had done the make up. Since this character was part of SFNE's Fright Fest parade, we wanted the look to remain consistent. Airbrush, hand painted.

 

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