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Monday, January 23, 2012

Just in case

This is just me telling you that I've decided to abandon this blog and make a new one and that you can find it at the address: jon-willard.blogspot.com

Sunday, May 29, 2011

First pixel art


I've decided to try my hand at Pixel art finally. It's pretty basic. Just beginner stuff. I'm hoping to get better as I progress. I typically use a 64 by 64 canvas and construct the picture pixel by pixel which is how it's supposed to be done.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Graphic Novel & Youtube series

I'm finally making some progress on my graphic novel. I'm nearly finished with writing the first issue in the series. After that I'll get started on doing artwork and will hopefully be able to post it. I'm hoping to eventually pitch it to a company and get it published. Wouldn't that be exciting. Me, my dad and a the guys were setting up the website with are also going to try our hand at a youtube series. So hopefully in the coming weeks I'll have some updates for those of you keeping up with this blog.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Okay finally a new post

I just wanted to talk about what it has been like to watch videogames progress so quickly. I remember very distinctly the first ever videogame I played...Rampage. I remember the countless hours of fun taking my giant pixelated gorilla, and climbing, smashing, eating, and stomping my way to victory. But at that point I wasn't really into games yet, I just thought they were another toy nothing more. My interest grew when my dad bought the sega genesis and I was introduced to...Sonic the Hedgehog, I was making my way into the gaming world slowly but surely. I remember my mom getting so angry at me for playing that game for hours on end, but man did I get good. I remember having in excess of twenty lives by the time I got to the final level and wasting them all because I had no idea how to defeat Dr. Robotnik and his death egg. But I officially stepped into the video gaming fray with two particular games. I'll start with the less obvious one...Myst. I have crystal clear memories of being so afraid to play that game, but so enthralled by it because of that simple fact. It scared me. No game had ever been able to make me feel any sort of emotional reaction. Combine that with brain bending puzzles, incredible graphics, and an engrossing atmosphere...I was hooked. But then my true love of videogames began. It was the first JRPG I had ever played, and I was completely engrossed by the story...I lost so many hours of my life to Final Fantasy 7. The story, the characters, the graphics...I was officially a gamer. Since then I've watched videogames go from 2-d pixelated characters to some of the most realistic graphics ever seen. This all in just fifteen measly years, and it often makes me wonder how quickly will we move from here. Motion controls, Online functionality. Where's it going?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Sorry

Sorry its been forever since my last post. Me and a few other guys are in the process of starting up a proper website. So it may be a while until I can start posting new stuff. I should have some new artwork to put up soon. So for those few actually keeping up with this blog hang in there I should have something soon.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Blade Runner


Blade Runner spin offs have officially been confirmed...I am both horrified and excited beyond belief about this. I have nothing more to say.