Saturday, March 5, 2011

Frightened ram man- Painting experiment.

I like the idea of monsters being afraid...
what is it they always say about snakes? "They are more afraid of you than you are of them".
Anyway, big nods to Aris Kolokontis whose work Im a big fan of. He kindly shared some of his painting work flow which I totally imitated (down to the little pupils). I found it to be a great technique, though my first attempt was a little messy. I will certainly be incorporating these techniques in future work... without so blatantly ripping off his style:) It is a good way to learn. Thanks Aris.
You can see his stuff here.

 Quite like some of these darker shots.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

How to make an Arcade in 10 (not so) easy steps...

Well, actually its not even finished yet, but it'll have to do for now as Im traveling interstate for a few months for a job.
Nods to this guys console panel which inspired parts of my final design, mixed with the original Defender marqee art, which Ive always loved... and the colour blue.
If I have time Ill hook up the LED 'coin' buttons on the console in the next day or so and maybe find a lower wattage for the marquee lamp.
The side panel art will have to wait. I did do a quick mock up of an idea Ive been toying with, I'll add it at the bottom.

The cab 'open'. Keyboard access draw, cupboards and the under the hood.

Some more shots of a different 'splatter' artwork I tried out... which I decided looked a little too "Hypercolour"... does anyone remember Hypercolour T-Shirts?

Close up of the final artwork.
...and lastly, a mock up. I found an image of graffiti art I liked and Photoshopped it. Not my work, I love it though. Might be the next project... learn how to paint...

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Cab Update #9 - Wiring the console

Ok, at last, after heaps of issues printing (office works were obsessed with scaling down and over trimming the prints!) Its done. To get to the wiring and setup process, and even adding the buttons the console panel art had to be finished. Now it has, all is assembled.
But Ill show it a little later.

For now here is the wiring. Easier than it looks. I followed this guys instruction, but as long as you know whats Ground and whats positive you cant really go wrong.
2nd photo is on the I-PAC keyboard encoder.