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2d Artist New To The GameSalad Community

VectologyVectology Posts: 23Member
Hello GameSalad Community,

I have been lurking around your forums for quite some time now :), and I'm really impressed with the community aspect GameSalad has established. What really drew me in is the sheer FREEDOM GameSalad gives the indie game community and I want to be part of it.

My name is Mike Austin and I'm the owner of the Vector tutorial site Vectology.com http://bit.ly/PGmQoO and I would like form a partnership with the GameSalad commuinity and Vectology.com.

Here is the trailer for the site






The main focus of Vectology.com http://bit.ly/PGmQoO is to take you from Novice to Ninja with as little headaches as possible:).

A few samples of my work:








































At Vector tutorial site Vectology.com http://bit.ly/PGmQoO I focus on:


Figure Drawing

Color Theory

Character Development

Visual Story Telling

Graphic Design

And Much More.


I'm also available for hire (per hour or per piece of art) :)


Feel free to follow me on Twitter http://bit.ly/QLzDu1
Or on FaceBook http://on.fb.me/QADCbM

Thanks!








Comments

  • xforcexforce Posts: 187Member
    welcome to the forums. you got some nice work there
  • VectologyVectology Posts: 23Member
    xforce said:

    welcome to the forums. you got some nice work there

    Thank you very much!

  • Braydon_SFXBraydon_SFX Posts: 8,960Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Bowlboy Sidekick GameSalad Employee
    Hi Mike! I've been following Vectology for a while now, nice to see you here! We're glad to have you! Your work is amazing, and your tutorials have helped a lot during my free time. Thanks for taking the time to do them!
  • LeonardDeveloperLeonardDeveloper Posts: 4,630Member
    I have also been watching vectology, I love your work, Welcome here!, I must send you an email actually :)
  • DhondonDhondon Posts: 717Member
    Awesome art!!! I've been looking for an decent site with vector tuts. I'll probably sign up for an premium membership.
  • VectologyVectology Posts: 23Member

    Hi Mike! I've been following Vectology for a while now, nice to see you here! We're glad to have you! Your work is amazing, and your tutorials have helped a lot during my free time. Thanks for taking the time to do them!

    Wow pretty cool! I didn't know my site reached this far. I'm glad my videos are helping you!

  • Braydon_SFXBraydon_SFX Posts: 8,960Member, Sous Chef, PRO, Bowlboy Sidekick GameSalad Employee
    @Vectology - Yep. Been following your site for about a month or two now. Great stuff!
    Hope you enjoy using GameSalad!
  • VectologyVectology Posts: 23Member
    dhondon said:

    Awesome art!!! I've been looking for an decent site with vector tuts. I'll probably sign up for an premium membership.

    Awesome man! Your sprites are great!
  • VectologyVectology Posts: 23Member

    I have also been watching vectology, I love your work, Welcome here!, I must send you an email actually :)

    That's so cool. Getting to know GameSalad has me thinking of some great art tutorials for GameSalad devs.
  • floydianspiralfloydianspiral Posts: 308Member, PRO
    Whoa, that is some serious art! Incredible. Good to have more artists here on the forums, and since art is such a huge factor in getting games noticed any art tutorials you make would help a lot of people here, welcome!
  • blorschblorsch Posts: 248Member
    I really do love your work.
  • QuireQuire Posts: 54Member
    Hey Mike, great to see you here on the GS Forums. Your vector art is sublime, mate. Wouldn't believe it _was_ vector if I hadn't watched some of your tuts! Lovely stuff.
  • VectologyVectology Posts: 23Member
    Quire said:

    Hey Mike, great to see you here on the GS Forums. Your vector art is sublime, mate. Wouldn't believe it _was_ vector if I hadn't watched some of your tuts! Lovely stuff.

    Thank you so much for your comment. In the beginning I had many problems posting my artwork on vector sites.
  • VectologyVectology Posts: 23Member
    blorsch said:

    I really do love your work.

    Thank you so much!

  • QuireQuire Posts: 54Member
    Vectology said:

    Thank you so much for your comment. In the beginning I had many problems posting my artwork on vector sites.

    Yeah, I totally see why! Your art really does have a raster feel to it. Seems to me you've made a couple of very significant breakthroughs in Illustrator method. 1) The combination of opacity 0-100% object blends, blend moded, and manipulated with warp tools; and 2) Swapping out vector and raster versions of the art via Symbols.

    Seriously, I watched a tut of yours earlier and said "well, I just got schooled in Illustrator!"

    I'll be using some of that stuff in work right away, Mike. Good stuff.
  • dmilinovichiiidmilinovichiii Posts: 620Member
    Very impressive art! Can you mimic artistic styles? For instance, if I already had most of the art for a game, would you be able to mimic the style for the rest of the art?
  • carlblanchetcarlblanchet Posts: 755Member
    Amazing art Mike! Welcome to the forum! Your website has some pretty cool stuff, I will definitely make use of those tutorials! :D
  • VectologyVectology Posts: 23Member
    edited October 2012
    @carlblanchet Thanks for having me, and I hope my tuts help you out!
  • VectologyVectology Posts: 23Member
    edited October 2012
    @Mr.Rinoy I've done this sort of thing in the past. It just depends on the art direction
  • VectologyVectology Posts: 23Member
    @Quire Glad to see your studying my stuff! The next phase of Vectology.com will be more of a classroom like setting where I will give assignments and give personal critiques to each student.
  • SlickZeroSlickZero Houston, TexasPosts: 2,870Member, Sous Chef
    Most people only seen work like that in Photoshop. I've told many friends that Illustrator is just as powerful, if not more for making art like this. I just had no talent to show them that it could be done. Maybe now I will.

    Truly amazing talent you have. @Vectology

    I have no friends. I'm a loser that makes video games all day. Will you be my friend?

  • VectologyVectology Posts: 23Member
    @SlickZero Yeah I know what you mean, but vector is changing for the better!
  • butterbeanbutterbean Posts: 4,315Member, PRO
    edited October 2012
    WOW .... gorgeous artwork!! Just liked your FB page!
  • VectologyVectology Posts: 23Member
    @butterbean Thanks for the support!
  • LeonardDeveloperLeonardDeveloper Posts: 4,630Member
    Liked and shared :) and tweeted link :) Your work is ever so impressive!
  • westwoodwestwood Posts: 10PRO
    @Vectology ... Well, all I can say is WOW! Will be checking out your website - I need all the help I can get to make my GameSalad ideas a reality!
    Cheers!
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