This is the tablet to beat. Move over Apple, Google, and Microsoft!
I am currently in the process of creating new models for Alex and Cruz. I did this painting to see where I could push the character. I painted over a render of the older model. The original model I had created was difficult to animate. I had a load of trouble with getting expressions on the face to read accurately. Alex’s white skin made it difficult to stand out in many scenes. It was also very boring color for a dragon. I changed it to yellow. I love frills on a dragon, so I finally put them on Alex’s model, something I wanted to do in the first place. The face is more blunt and pointed, this is done so his expressions a more readable. I removed the horns on the artwork but added them back on the model. I thought little wings would be cool, but then realized how dorky they look. So I didn’t add them.
I didn’t make concept art for Cruz. JD was at my house the other day, he basically watched me for 3 hours creating the model’s face, giving me input on what he wanted (A very bad way to design I must admit, its better to do concept art and sketches first)
The new WIP versions of Alex and Cruz are good enough to began using in the comic. Also I will be uploading my first lip sync animation that was animated by hand.
As I mentioned, Alex and Cruz is a big project and is constantly evolving.
Hello everyone. Hopefully your week is going well. The moral of this story is to never put carpet in your house :D. My partner in crime and I are working on some short stories for our characters. So ‘eventually you will see story comics on certain days of the week. But we will continue to do single gag comics on sun/mon like always. We are excited to put these characters in amusing situations 😀 You will see concept art being uploaded to the blog in the coming month.
Promotional Poster art for Alex and Cruz featuring the cast. Why I have Cruz holding a levitating cactus pickle, I do not know. There are still some work needed on certain models, but they are good enough to be greenlighted for now.
The Cast from left to right:
Roger – A macho green dragon. The current antagonist. A bully with a monstrous ego to match.
Chip (Working name) – He is a alligator. Shy and with low self esteem. Wouldn’t hurt a fly.
Cruz – A rambunctious and eccentric cheetah. Careless. Does things on a whelm. Close friend and roommate to Alex
Marty – A sickeningly jolly unicorn.
Alex – A grumpy and irritable Dragon. The Straight Guy. Forever burdened to getting Cruz out of trouble. Close friend and roommate to Cruz.
Sally – A gryphon, and the foil of Alex and Cruz’s schemes.