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Batman Arkham City

Postby the other mike lives » Wed Nov 23, 2011 10:46 pm

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

arkham city is freaking incredible. i love it. my personal game of the year, as far as i'm concerned. i HATE button mashers, but damned if wading through a room full of bad guys fun as heck. anyhoo, it was great enough to get me off my ass and draw the gang.

one thing i've learned, gaming character design (especially this one), is WAAaaaay more complicated than it has to be. i mean it looks amazing on screen, but its a pain to translate on paper. i also screwed up and unknowingly combined asylum and city batman costumes.

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FULL SIZE version (11 x 22 widescreen for your wallpaper needs): http://www.deviantart.com/download/2706 ... 4h4g0j.jpg

pencils only version:
batman: http://the-other-mike.deviantart.com/ar ... -270625526
catwoman: http://the-other-mike.deviantart.com/ar ... -270625529
nightwing: http://the-other-mike.deviantart.com/ar ... -270625541
robin: http://the-other-mike.deviantart.com/ar ... -270625534

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Re: Batman Arkham City

Postby Benjamin » Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:16 pm

Great work, the Catwoman and Robin are stand-out good gestures. My own person preference, but I'd rather you draw a fast crappy background than use a filtered building photo. Tell me if I'm over stepping there.

"WAAaaaay more complicated than it has to be." Hello, New52

As for the detail, that's where artistic license comes in, cut pieces and parts out till you're at a place that says the same thing, but has less of the work. Games and movies (especially with HD) really demand textures, seams, etc. Alot of costumes, from batman to captain america and ironman deliberately add details/textures for the camera to capture, rather than flat spandex, or coloured garb (why we'll never see a classic batman or spiderman outfit). Probably found out through focus groups viewers are bored of flat coloured surfaces... lol. There's actually some real science behind it, I'm sure one of the more in-the-industry people that used to hang around here could go more into the depths of the whys.

(you probably knew all that, hope I don't sound like a know-it-all :roll: )

Haven't played Arkham yet. It and Zelda are waiting in the wings for me till I get some time sensitive projects outta the way.
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Re: Batman Arkham City

Postby Doh » Fri Nov 25, 2011 3:45 am

Well, if this isn't awesome I don't know what is.
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Re: Batman Arkham City

Postby the other mike lives » Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:51 pm

benjamin- thanks for the comments! and i appreciate all kinds. re: backgrounds-- normally i agree with you. i've seen artists use rough/fast/ crappy backgrounds to good effect. problem is, when "i" do it, its just plain crappy! ;D yeah. i seen what youy're saying re:costumes. visually, movie and video game costumes are super cool to look at. no so much when you're drawing them! unfortunately sometimes my OCD rears its ugly head and i just need to get it right as much as i can.

doh- hot damn! thanks dude!

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Re: Batman Arkham City

Postby curtistiegs » Wed Dec 14, 2011 7:47 am

When ever I come here I always look forward to seeing what you've drawn. That catwoman is fantastic!
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