Wanted to do a small post wrap up about my Global Game Jam Adelaide experience this year! The theme was ‘What home means to you’ but my team just honed in on the word home.
We created a point-and-click adventure style game called ‘Home Inspectre‘. Our team got dialogue, pushing objects, inventory systems in it in under 48hours. I’m really happy with the project since I was finally able to do what I do best, full handrawn character animation! I hadn’t even touched Unity before but since the jam but now see how a little bit of knowledge goes a long way for artists.
Game jams always inspire me to keep pushing my art ability, learn new skills and do more collaborating. Over and out!
I moved back to Adelaide last November-ish for anyone who doesn’t follow me elsewhere. This year I’m gonna stop trying to push my self in a billion different ways with art and just do more fun little illustration/doodles and animations that makes me happy. Health matters a heck of a lot too, I’m really into Vinyasa yoga. That’s all I have to say, here’s a dump.
Heres a short loop with an character I was writing a story about, named Silence by the way since people seem to ask for what my characters are named. Starting to get my wings back experimenting with my own animations, pun intended. Trying to keep things short and simple and get a faster pipeline for my own stuff, cause handrawn is hard yo!
I’ve been recovering after a full on weekend of drawing caricatures at Supanova con in Adelaide. I drew approximately 60 people, with at least 10+ people being repeat customers from past years!
This is the only con I’ve done all year, because I got a bit exhausted keeping up with the whole fanart merch making craze, and decided to mostly focus on honing my skills as a caricaturist.
Supanova runs the most efficient and well organised cons out of all the aussie ones I’ve tabled at, and I hope it continues in Adelaide well into the future! I got 5 chairs AND a great corner booth to draw my caricatures off of, so thanks to the great people volunteering and managing the event.
I learn so much from every single caricature I draw and am REALLY grateful to everyone brave enough to sit down and be drawn by me. Even if sitting for a stranger seems weird, trust me it’s way scarier drawing a stranger in 10 minutes! (and to meet a high expectation for the drawing! )
I’m glad people get a kick out of watching me draw and getting a traditionally inked and coloured drawing. There is something really satisfying about starting my timer and trying my best to capture the people/person in front of me. The girl in the first pic has been getting a caricature from me for the last 4 Supanovas (since 2015), so I must be doing something right!
Don’t know which aussie cons I will apply for next year, or can be bothered travelling to, but we’ll see….until the next one!