Sorry for the long period between posts– but now I get to share one of the projects I’ve been working on in that time! Spiral Galaxy Games hired me to create the artwork for their newest game, ReFloristation, which launched on Kickstarter today! So exciting!
There’s a great video on the Kickstarter page that explains the rules of gameplay but the basic idea is that players are rival florists, competing for flower orders and trying to make their shop the most successful. If you like strategy games, you’ll love this one!
Also, check out the “Head In The Game” pledge tier for an opportunity to be part of the game; up to twenty people will be caricatured for the staff cards, appearing as employees in a florist shop. I can’t wait to start creating these cards– fun! ^_^
Check out the ReFloristation Kickstarter for more information!
Recognize this one from the partial sketch I posted last month? The reason I only included her head in that preview is that I was never completely satisfied with the composition and kept changing it. Normally, by the time I get to inks, the layout is pretty well defined and I fly through the lineart stage. But with this one, I was getting impatient and decided to ink only the parts I was happy with (just her, really) and figured by the time I was done with that, the rest would come together.
Yeah… it didn’t work quite that smoothly. I think this piece sat on my desktop for almost two weeks before all the other elements (border, bottles, and moths) finally started to mesh well.
However, for as much trouble as the lineart gave me, the colors were finished in just over a day and came out almost exactly as I’d been envisioning them! Also experimented with painting in the translucent details under her gauzy veil; normally I would have conveyed those details with low-opacity lineart but I wanted a softer look for this one and I think it turned out pretty nicely. 🙂
Working on a few other things right now including some original paperdoll designs and also a few character model sheets for a big project I can’t wait to share here (more will be revealed around late May or early June– so excited!). I’ll post some WIPs later this month as they get a little closer to completion. Check back soon!
Although February is the shortest month, for some reason it’s feeling twice as long this year… But I suppose a longer-than-average month is actually a good thing, right? More time to get stuff done! ~_^
Between commissions I’ve been working on several personal illustrations and projects– here’s a sneakpeak at a few of them. I’m most excited about the top one which features luna moths and lanterns– and has been circling around my head forever! Can’t wait to get it inked and colored!