Thursday, 6 May 2010

Pandas, Pripyat and Prettiness

First up; prettiness. My custom N64 was featured on Kotaku. That makes me famous and awesome and stuff.
Next, Pandas.

This is a picture I made for my girlfriend's birthday - it now rests, posterfied and glossified, on her wall. The theme, as you can no doubt see, was 'pandas fighting scantily-clad women'. Her idea.

Finally, Pripyat. As the new games editor for Forge Press / its 'Fuse' pullout, I decided to run a little experiment involving S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat, in which I explored playing the game with no saving, loading or checkpoints. You can read the first part of the article here, whilst the feature pullout (which is going in the next issue) is below:

With the exception of the map and the Stalker figure, everything was compiled from photographs I took in and around my house. I quite like the depiction of the ruined Arts Tower, myself.

Having the main Fuse feature also meant I could do the cover:

...and I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out. I was trying a new colouring technique whereby I actually tried to use Photoshop properly. Crazy, I know! I don't think it looks as good as it could, but if anything that just shows that I'm still improving.

Anyways, I'm off to sleep. x

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