Marvel Snap Fanart: KaZoo
Started playing Marvel Snap at the end of last year (still playing now). Really like the game with its ease of jumping in and out given how my gaming habits have evolved with my current lifestyle as a dad. One of the decks that I heavily relied on to climb the ladder with my F2P mindset is the KaZoo deck. So in honour of its heavy lifting, I have decided to create a fanart of it that doubles up as a phone wallpaper.
I might do more of these in the future!
Hi all, after 5 years of teaching I have finally decided to start a serious side project.
The truth is that I'm feeling a little rusty and also secretly jealous of all the awesome artworks that my students have been producing. I don't want to go down without a fight!
If you are interested to find out more about the developments, please follow the account I set up for this project
The following batch of artworks were created for educational purposes.
This illustration and animated video was created for a demo for the Illustration & Motion Comics class. The characters and environment were designed by another group of students for a different project.
This character was designed for an Illustrator demo. It had been awhile since I used Illustrator prior to this. Quite impressed with the new features!
Not Your Playground was a fake game premise I cooked up for my students to animate for their Game Animation assignment. It was supposed to be a 2D fighting game where characters representing different music genres battle it out.
Also created a crossover fanart for fun (since it fit the theme and style of this game):
Listen to the curated playlist here:
Art War 5
I took part in the Art War 5 art challenge last year in the 2D character concept art category. I was required to pick a country and design a champion that would represent this country in a war. I chose my home country Singapore and created some thumbnails:
After polling my followers on my socials, the fifth design emerged as the favourite. The idea for that design was to have a muscular hero (modelled after our national swimmer Joseph Schooling) battle fitted in a futuristic armor (since Singapore is always depicted as a model city for the future). His accessories represents iconic Singaporean symbols and buildings. His right shoulder pad was inspired by the flower domes in Gardens by the Bay. His left shoulder pad has a lion head, which is the animal most people would associate Singapore with. He is holding a staff that is shaped after the sky trees, also from Gardens by the Bay. His main colour scheme is red and white, which is reflected in the country flag's colours.
For the final splash illustration, I portrayed the valiant hero standing in front of a neon cyber-punkish reimagination of Singapore. Behind him is our iconic Merlion. Being in a tropical island that is subjected to the monsoon season, I decided to feature rain in the scene.
While I did not got into the finalist category in the challenge, I still have a lot of fun conceiving this character.
Recently, my dad and nephews started watching wrestling clips on YouTube. My 2-year old son, being ever so curious, joined in the fun. A few days after that, we kept hearing him chant this wrestler's name.
Slay the Spire
I decided to move on from Hearthstone after so many years. It wasn't because I hated any new mechanic or set that came out. I guess I grew tired of the same gameplay after so many years. The new Battlegrounds mode did injected some new excitement but I felt that I hit my own personal skill-cap brickwall after hitting ~7K MMR.
I started playing Slay the Spire last year during my trip to Taiwan. Since then I have been playing the game on and off. I love the rogue-like gameplay and the card-based combat system. It felt like a natural progression coming from another digital card game. I also created a number of fanart for the game last year which I did not posted here.
This year, I returned to the game briefly after the Watcher character was released. I updated the fanart series with on that featured her, so I thought it would be a good opportunity to share it right now over here:
Some caricatures I did for my YouTube channel.
Excavated this old drawing I did a few years ago from my hard disk and decided to colour it.
Illidan Hearthstone Battlegrounds fanart. In these dark times, I can only say that we are definitely not prepared. Stay home, stay safe!
Started the sketch early this week while I was on sick leave. Managed to finish it over a few nights. I wanted to experiment with a more textural, messy approach for this piece; Paying more attention to the composition instead.
Year of the Rat