Archive for June, 2009

June 30, 2009

Ghost Knight


Another piece of spell art for Spell Wars called Ghost Knight.  Far from done, but I thought I’d put it up anyway.  The armor is inspired by greenwich armor of the 1500s.  It’s been a pleasing distraction from my ongoing project of large, detailed backgrounds.  Although ironically, I chose a type of armor that has intricately detailed designs.

June 22, 2009

Moment of Peace


Artwork for a spell on spell wars called “Moment of Peace”.  Spellwars is an iPhone game being developed by Ryan Stubblefield.  I’ve mostly provided UI work for Spellwars, and this is my first stab at spell art.

June 19, 2009

The 8500 peso DSLR


A lot of my friends give me shit about being so frugal, but this is one of those days that I love bing a cheapass.  So a few weeks ago I was windowshopping in tipidPC, and I saw an olympus E-330 body being sold for 6500.  Sure, it was a little beat up, but it was still working, so I messaged the owner about it, and managed to negotiate it down to 5500.  Still, I waffled a bit, since I knew I’d have to find a lens, which oftentimes is even more expensive than the camera body.  Luckily, I found a dude selling his Olympus kit lens for 5k.  We had a bit of a back and forth, until I ultimately decided I really shouldn’t be spending so much money right now, and shut the whole thing out of my mind entirely (well, not entirely, I’m obssessive about these kinds of things).

A few days later, the seller of the lens messages me saying that based on my reputation in tipidPC, he’s willing to sell and ship the lens to me for just 3k.  Who was I to refuse such a good deal?  So now I’m the proud owner of an Olympus E-330, which while it’s already pretty old, still takes better shots than almost any point and shoot camera (or rather, it makes it easier to take better shots).

June 16, 2009

Digit Defender mockup

A very quick mockup for an iPhone math application that I banged out in a ciuple of hours.  The ships on top are attacking the city below, with each ship’s chape correspnding to a specific trait.  Green was a normal ship, red is sleeker, hence faster , and yellow is slower and more ponderous but took two hits to finish off.  The city has 3 layers of shields, which correspond to “lives”, which I thought made more sense than just having a life bar or three hearts on top of the screen.  Ultimately this design was discarded, but I thought it was nice enough to put up here.

June 9, 2009

Sneak Peek


Just a sneak peek at what I’m working on right now.  Anything more might get me in trouble, so I’ll leave it at that.

June 4, 2009

No to Con-Ass

To care about a country like hours, despite the numerous faults displayed by the people that govern it, is kind of like being in an abusive relationship.  You stay there hoping that someday “they’ll change”.  The alternative is to shut yourself off and not give a damn, and let the chips fall where they may.  The repercussions of not giving a damn this time however, may be too much for us to bear, so I will make this one small effort to show our leaders that I, as a Filipino, am not pleased at what happened on June 2, 2009, and I hope any of you that I count as my friends will join me too.