MY TOTALLY PROFESSIONAL BLOG
I entered a Mario Kart 8 tournament today and my performance was…variable.Also I finally got a Wii U! I suppose, if you are so inclined, you can friend me up at WhatSkilletts.(Also I’m working on a pretty high profile animation project right now so I’ll be gloating about that just as soon as I can!)

I entered a Mario Kart 8 tournament today and my performance was…variable.

Also I finally got a Wii U! I suppose, if you are so inclined, you can friend me up at WhatSkilletts.

(Also I’m working on a pretty high profile animation project right now so I’ll be gloating about that just as soon as I can!)

I don’t work with gifs very often so when I came to compile this one I was disappointed to remember that you take a hit in quality in order to make it move.From Tingle’s Balloon Trip of Love, one of my favourite games!A full colour, non moving version can be viewed here: http://professorfandango.deviantart.com/art/Select-Your-Tingle-454938835

I don’t work with gifs very often so when I came to compile this one I was disappointed to remember that you take a hit in quality in order to make it move.
From Tingle’s Balloon Trip of Love, one of my favourite games!
A full colour, non moving version can be viewed here: http://professorfandango.deviantart.com/art/Select-Your-Tingle-454938835

"Let’s settle this like professionals…play me at this puzzle game!"

"Let’s settle this like professionals…play me at this puzzle game!"

I don’t usually like showing off ‘works in progress’ because it sort of ruins the surprise, you know? But who knows when I’ll get to finish this one.Having said that, I managed to crank out this much in an hour or two last night so it might be sooner than I think!

I don’t usually like showing off ‘works in progress’ because it sort of ruins the surprise, you know? But who knows when I’ll get to finish this one.
Having said that, I managed to crank out this much in an hour or two last night so it might be sooner than I think!

"One on a scooter blowing his hooter, smoking a big cigar."

"One on a scooter blowing his hooter, smoking a big cigar."

However could Captain Callisto manage without the inventive and expensive tools provided by her associate over in R&D?(Somebody else would probably do it.)

However could Captain Callisto manage without the inventive and expensive tools provided by her associate over in R&D?
(Somebody else would probably do it.)

I was watching the Judge Dredd film last night* and was reminded that I need to draw Callisto more, need to get her consistent.And also! Need to test out her riot gear!

*You know which one.

I was watching the Judge Dredd film last night* and was reminded that I need to draw Callisto more, need to get her consistent.
And also! Need to test out her riot gear!

*You know which one.

Colour schemes! My one weakness!*Shambolix is particularly difficult due to the fact that he’s pieced together from old parts so you might expect a lot of mismatching colours but this can make the character less coherent and (as I’ve certainly learned) fewer colours tend to make for a stronger scheme. I tried changing what colours were where and even went back to his first design and tried those colours but it was never really sitting right.
For my second attempt I tried making everything a standard “junk” grey/blue and then highlighting a few parts here and there. It didn’t seem too bad but standing him next to his peers revealed a lot of yellows and reds in my other robot designs.Lastly I went for a turquoise which was pulled from a very old robot dog character who has since been taken out back, added a bit of orange into the mix for variety and some dark blue for contrast. It’s growing on me! What do you think?
*Amongst many others

Colour schemes! My one weakness!*

Shambolix is particularly difficult due to the fact that he’s pieced together from old parts so you might expect a lot of mismatching colours but this can make the character less coherent and (as I’ve certainly learned) fewer colours tend to make for a stronger scheme. I tried changing what colours were where and even went back to his first design and tried those colours but it was never really sitting right.

For my second attempt I tried making everything a standard “junk” grey/blue and then highlighting a few parts here and there. It didn’t seem too bad but standing him next to his peers revealed a lot of yellows and reds in my other robot designs.

Lastly I went for a turquoise which was pulled from a very old robot dog character who has since been taken out back, added a bit of orange into the mix for variety and some dark blue for contrast. It’s growing on me! What do you think?


*Amongst many others

More Fandango robots, this time I felt that Shambolix needed a major redesign!At his inception I deliberately wanted each of his parts to be sourced from another robot, so much so that one or two robots were actually created retroactively from this design!Later I felt that wasn’t so important, though a few recognisable pieces would be nice. By this time I was a bit better at drawing and was able to make the design a little sleeker and a little more focussed but his awkward proportions made him less distinguishable in places.Now I felt as though the humanoid “junk golem” model was a bit obvious and kind of lame so I set about on a new design. I wanted him to be more beastly since a lot of my zone bosses so far are bipedal and roughly human sized and one thing I felt the character really lacked was an identity so I soon settled on the junkyard dog (har har) angle.I tried to balance complexity, so that the character was clearly made up of a lot of scrap parts and simplicity so that he would be relatively easy to animate. Time will tell on that one!

More Fandango robots, this time I felt that Shambolix needed a major redesign!
At his inception I deliberately wanted each of his parts to be sourced from another robot, so much so that one or two robots were actually created retroactively from this design!

Later I felt that wasn’t so important, though a few recognisable pieces would be nice. By this time I was a bit better at drawing and was able to make the design a little sleeker and a little more focussed but his awkward proportions made him less distinguishable in places.

Now I felt as though the humanoid “junk golem” model was a bit obvious and kind of lame so I set about on a new design. I wanted him to be more beastly since a lot of my zone bosses so far are bipedal and roughly human sized and one thing I felt the character really lacked was an identity so I soon settled on the junkyard dog (har har) angle.

I tried to balance complexity, so that the character was clearly made up of a lot of scrap parts and simplicity so that he would be relatively easy to animate. Time will tell on that one!

I’ve spent a lot of time drawing Fandango robots so it was about time I expanded Callisto’s side of the story.Here are some Cosmopol enforcers!My muscular Captain Falcon may have directly inspired one of them…

I’ve spent a lot of time drawing Fandango robots so it was about time I expanded Callisto’s side of the story.
Here are some Cosmopol enforcers!
My muscular Captain Falcon may have directly inspired one of them…