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Overwatch Soldier 76

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Had a blast on the Overwatch free weekend, Soldier 76 being my favourite character.

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Gun Monkeys! Illustrations, art work and sketches.

I was lucky enough to be contacted by Size Five Games who asked if I would do some artwork for their upcoming game Gun Monkeys. I created this illustration for the menu screen. It’s the first thing you see when you boot up the game, the illustration subtly moves on the screen giving it even more impact and atmosphere.

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The games cover for steam. I created it large to allow for tweaks to be made if necessary once it’s out of my hands.

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After a few tweaks this monkey head design is used as the ‘customise your monkey colour’ avatar in the game. He looks great being slightly animated too.

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Sketches and artwork of the Gun Monkeys. Experimenting with different approaches to his look and textures for the final piece. Several are used as Steam achievements for the game.

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You can buy Gun Monkeys on Steam: here

All Gun Monkeys work is copyright by Size Five Games.

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For commissions email me at hello@a4man.com

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Counter Attack!

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Been busy over the past 2 weeks working on a commission for the guys at Counter Attack! I created a new ‘CA!’ Logo, podcast illustration, website banner as well as several avatars.

Counter Attack! is a news/ reviews website. I actually listen to their podcast weekly as I do my artwork, as a team they have great chemistry which it makes it a good listen.

I wanted to try to capture their personalities in the design. So that when you listen to the podcast you could put a face to the voice. They came up with the idea of having objects from their favourite games and I believe this was a great starting point. For the CA! logo I created a slick, clean and professional look.

I usually get most of my latest news stories from CA!  as I get regular email updates, so you should check them out and subscribe!

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‘Year of the App, What’s your Avatar?’ Notebook design.

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Technology is advancing at an impressive rate. Tablets and mobile phones are becoming more user friendly and accessible to all age groups. They are the current source of information and entertainment. You can look up much needed information, play video games or watch TV, but these aren’t usually possible without one thing, an app!

There is an app on your phone or ipad for almost anything but social networking plays a big part. You are encouraged to share high scores in games, share the current film you’re watching or just generally announce to all your friends and family what’s on your mind.

It’s an exciting year as 2013 will see the start of the new generation of gaming consoles being released. According to early announcements, the main advancement with the new consoles is that they will make use of social interaction and this is their big selling point. It’s now easier than ever to play with your friends online or compete with strangers across the world. With gaming you can customise avatars that others playing online can see. Some are as simple as your favourite games others you can personalise and they essentially become your online persona.

This is what I have tried to reflect in my design, which shows two people interacting using apps on their tablet and mobile phone, their appearance representing their gaming avatars. The people stand back to back absorbed in their own worlds, yet their avatars happily interact in the virtual world. Anyone can find an app to suit them.

Thanks to my twitter followers who replied to my questions regarding their favourite apps and avatars.

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