Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Improvements on the outdoor tilesets. Gotta do right by the wild grasses.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

It's the eyebrows.

Three big-time NPCs. I used one of my favorite hunky actors as a base for one of them, and different actors for the other two. These characters are based on people I've known at my various workplaces, though I don't have pictures of them. It's pretty fun to adapt their personality traits into a pop culture reference into a fantasy role.

The answers may surprise you.

Sunday, May 13, 2012


Trying for that classic cutscene look. Still in 256 colors, plus matching the simplified colors of the sprites and tilesets.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Fabric postcard!

Some fun fabric, fancy machine stitches, and fantastic ribbon attached to a piece of cardstock. Going in the mail on Monday!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


The interior shots I've been posting about are that of Shom'ai's Inn, a bed and breakfast run by a matronly woman who knows how to run a fine establishment for otherwise weary travelers. I want it to look as "real" as possible... as lived-in and usable as 40 pixel grids will allow.

I remember playing Final Fantasy 7 and exclaiming, "OH MY GOD! THERE ARE TOILETS!!!" No longer did the townspeople just pace to and fro all day, living in a house with one bed for 4 people and maybe a bookcase. It added such a sense of realism to the game that had never existed before, at least in very many of those 16-bit games I played previously.

Here we have the room of someone who's a seasonal guest and therefore making themselves quite at home; a bathroom in the truest form of the word; a row of Roman-style toilets; a spartan, hostel-type bunk room; and a utility closet. There's also lighting in the form of oil lamps (no torches, please) and some signage pointing the way for guests. Everything you need is here.

You might also notice that the door hinges are on the hallway side, so as even if a guest locks a door, the room is accessible to staff by removing the hinges. Likewise, if a guest goes insane from some kind of, I don't know, delusional travel-induced fever, they can be locked in without being able to removes the hinges to escape.

There are the things I think about.

Drawing something.

I don't have a smartphone, but my husband does. So as soon as he gets home, I give him a kiss on a cheek and then demand his phone so I can play DrawSomething. Now, I know the number of users has tanked like 30% within a week, and lots of people have already made awesome jokes (NSFW) about it, so there's not much to say about this fad.

I just like drawing things for people.