Sunday, October 11, 2009

Needlehead

I decided to enter a design contest recently and submitted this ragdoll with a grin painted on its face and a needle pierced thru its head... why this design? I don't really know what possessed me to create this image to be quite honest.

Voting has begun! You can go to www.equnit.com/equilibrium to vote for your favorite design. If you do choose to vote, I hope you choose this guy. It would bring me much gleeful happiness. Thank you!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Ferd TV

I've recently added samples of my animation work in Vimeo, now that their compression quality seems to be much better. Plus I'm quite disappointed with YouTube's quality so I figured, why the hell not?

http://vimeo.com/channels/ferd please feel free to check it out and subscribe to the channel.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Heroes Of Telara

Finally announced at this year's E3 is Heroes Of Telara, the upcoming MMO that I've been animating on. Currently being developed and to be published by Trion World Network Inc.

video

There's quite a lot of haters out there since our game was unveiled, mainly 'cause the majority who have seen our first trailer don't really understand that this game isn't and does not intend to be like World Of Warcraft.

Heroes Of Telara does offer highly social and dynamic online gaming that is different than the usual mmorpg experience - not many understand what the hell that means or how the gameplay works, resulting in some pretty harsh first impression reviews. However, this reviewer seems to understand better than most of the press that showed up at our private demo - http://vgtribune.com/100-million-question-is-heroes-of-telara-the-world-of-warcraft-killer/ (this guy does exaggerate a bit - our goal is not to be a WoW killer, but rather to put out good game that is drastically different from your usual run-of-the-mill MMO game, which hopefully players will enjoy immensely).

This is the first trailer, so nothing is really polished as of yet.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Warrior Monk Sketch

It's literally been months since I last posted anything on my blog; just been really busy at work and usually too tired to do anything (creative) after I get home.

Still, it's good to be busy with work - with the economy being the way it is, I count myself fortunate to have a cool job and earning steady income.

Recently I've found the need to start drawing again - I began loosely sketching this warrior monk with a wax pencil. I wanted to re-imagine what a warrior monk might be like if he were to exist in a world of fantasy. His design is an amalgam of several influences, which include Thai/Cambodian monk, Shaolin monk, samurai, and the fictional character Aang from "Avatar: The Last Airbender" (a cartoon show that I'm a HUGE fan of).

What da dealy yo? - Basically I envisioned a warrior monk that is, for lack of a better word "extreme" in every sense. One who has trained since childhood, in a religion of elightment and meditation (I wouldn't call it buddhism since in this world it'll probably be called something else, but very similar) and martial science.

This particular one is a battle-ready Nomad; a traveling warrior monk. His body is tatooed with incantations and holy spells which glow when he harnesses his qi. He wears little or no armor, except for the leather lamellar skirt. His body would also be painted in a manner that would make him appear ghost-like. It is said that 1 nomad is enough to strike terror within the ranks of an opposing army.

At some point I intend to paint this character. I'll post it here when it's done and add more info about The Nomad.