I was walking down the street one day and saw someone wearing a The North Face shirt that said Never Stop Exploring but I misread it as Never Stop Exploding and was really confused. However, it also inspired me to make the images above, drawing inspiration from two of the most explode prone Pokémon – Voltorb and Electrode!
Maybe this would look good on a T-shirt or print?
Below is a reference image I used as a base for the concept.
This was a design I made after reading through an Illustrator tutorial by Evert Martin.
I took a tiger as my base (see below). After following the tutorial I came out with the above image. It kind of looks more like a bear to me but I like it anyway. It was a quick production to get the feel for Illustrator more so I didn’t spend time on refining it.
You can create some pretty crazy looking things with Martin’s methods – and quickly too!
This was done during my 4th year at OCAD University. It was for the Graphic Novel course. This assignment was to make a comic in black and white. I did a story about a Venezuelan folklore – El Silbon – that my wife told me about.
Loneliness was created when I was feeling melancholic and distanced from people. I felt lonely and alone and thought creating a game to express myself might help.
I had originally started the game as a search for collecting friends but they would constantly disappear. When they were all gone, the game would end.
This was the original character design:
However, I changed the goal and made it a game where you tried to escape from being lonely and alone. Neither game had a win state as I felt nihilistic and wanted people to experience the helplessness I felt.