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Chapter 10 final (Deg Illustrations)

Blog posted by Ste Pickford on Tue, 02 May 2017

Chapter 10 final (Deg Illustrations)The final illustration is mostly empty white-space, which I thought worked well as a contrast between this and the previous illustrations, reflecting the change of tone in this chapter. With the eye detail in place, I was particularly pleased with the c...

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Magnetic Billiards: Blueprint goes ...

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Wed, 04 Sep 2013

As of today, our iOS game Magnetic Billiards is now free for the main game (20+ levels). We've also dropped the price of in-app purchases to the lowest tier (69p / $1) for level packs and the Skeleton Key which gives you all the content plus access to pr...

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Is fairness the first casualty of b...

Blog posted by JPickford

Tue, 01 May 2012

Over the last few weeks I've heard of a business practice amongst indie developers that I found quite shockingly unfair. This lead me to thinking about the concept of fairness in business. I suppose, along with my brother Ste, I've been a businessman ...

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Chapter 10 eye (Deg Illustrations)

Blog posted by Ste Pickford

Tue, 02 May 2017

Chapter 10 eye (Deg Illustrations)

After all the work I’d put into the illustrations so far, this one felt like cheating as it only took me a couple of hours. There was no pencilling stage at all. At this point in the book the pace calms down dramatically, and there’s a moment of ...

Chapter 6 final (Deg Illustrations)

Blog posted by Ste Pickford

Sun, 30 Apr 2017

Chapter 6 final (Deg Illustrations)

I was very pleased with the finished illustration here. I felt like I’d become comfortable with digital inking by now, and the final rendering here is pretty much exactly what I was aiming for in terms of line thickness, shading, contrast, texture, etc....

Chapter 6 pencils (Deg Illustration...

Blog posted by Ste Pickford

Sun, 30 Apr 2017

Chapter 6 pencils (Deg Illustrations)

This illustration felt most like drawing a regular comic page. I’d split all the visual elements apart from each other, dividing them up with twisted wire pairs into about 20 or 21 sections Each of these was then just like drawing a single comic panel....

Chapter 3 Final (Deg Illustrations)

Blog posted by Ste Pickford

Thu, 20 Apr 2017

Chapter 3 Final (Deg Illustrations)

This is the finished illustration. The face is from one of my old photographs of a friend from 1989 or 1990. One other element I tried to put into the illustration, which might not be obvious, is the radioactivity symbol. I wanted the background to b...

Chapter 3 bees (Deg Illustrations)

Blog posted by Ste Pickford

Thu, 20 Apr 2017

Chapter 3 bees (Deg Illustrations)

Overlaid on top of the background are a series of bees, crawling over everything. I did these as a separate layer, and only drew two, which I inked directly over the photo reference at the top left, then copy and pasted a few times around the image. Th...

Chapter 3 pencils (Deg Illustration...

Blog posted by Ste Pickford

Thu, 20 Apr 2017

Chapter 3 pencils (Deg Illustrations)

Chapter 3 was the easiest of the illustrations in the series. The face I’d drawn filled most of the area, so there wasn’t that much to draw for the background, and only a few discreet scenes or objects and some abstract patterns that were quick to do....

Chapter 8 final (Deg Illustrations)

Blog posted by Ste Pickford

Wed, 05 Apr 2017

Chapter 8 final (Deg Illustrations)

Mixed thoughts on the inking of this final illustration. I love the beard of my friend Aaron’s face at the bottom, which works because I inked in white over the top of the black ink. I’m not so happy with the shading on the face, which looks a bit ...

Chapter 8 pencils (Deg Illustration...

Blog posted by Ste Pickford

Wed, 05 Apr 2017

Chapter 8 pencils (Deg Illustrations)

This chapter contained mentions of a couple of London landmarks, Earl’s Court (which I’d visited many times myself for video game shows) and Battersea Power Station, and I immediately thought of distorting them and kind of folding them together at an i...

Chapter 5 final (Deg Illustrations)

Blog posted by Ste Pickford

Fri, 24 Mar 2017

Chapter 5 final (Deg Illustrations)

I’m really happy with this finished illustration. It’s probably my favourite one of the whole set. It was the first one where all the inking looked right, without any amateurish or wonky bits. There’s nothing in the drawing that makes me cringe whe...

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