White Noise Propaganda!

Greetings fellow citizen! My favorite Infinity game podcasts, White Noise had a contest challenging fans to create a propaganda poster that could fit into the Infinity universe. Sweet! A contest that allows me to use my skills as a designer and my fandom for Infinity! Firstly I needed to do a little research.

Propaganda: information, especially of a biased or misleading nature, used to promote or publicize a particular political cause or point of view.

Just hearing the word conjures thoughts of Rosie the Riveter, bold red, white & black designs and of course subterfuge. So when deciding the subject for my poster I couldn’t think of anyone better than the shape-shifting master of impersonation, Speculo Killer from Combined Army.

Now that I had my lead character picked I needed some design inspiration. After getting sucked into a WW2/District 9 propaganda rabbit hole I had a rough concept in my head. Hopefully all that research didn’t flag me on some government watch list. O_o

Subject, check! Reference and inspiration, check! It’s thumbnail time! I had a few ideas that I wanted to try but ended sort of mashing them up into one final design. Here’s my doodle masterpieces.

With that i give you the final product that won me the contest. WOOHOO! I want to give a big thank you to everyone out there who posted positive feedback and Likes for my design and, of course, the folks at White Noise podcast for putting the contest together. Your hours of audio entertainment has kept me company for many boring days at my desk. Until next time, may your dice always roll crits and that’s a wrap!

Messing with Video: Daydream 

Hello everybody in TV land! Over the last few months I’ve been dabbling with recording myself while painting and it hasn’t been very fun. I’ve used everything from GoPros to Powershots and from headmounts to my wife holding a camera for an hour. Now after much procrastination I’m gonna share one of my recent tests with you. I still have a long way to go but hey, maybe we can learn together! Anywhoo, check it out and please share any feedback, suggestions, ideas or requests. Enjoy! ūüôā

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Dire States: New York

When I was approached by¬†tournament organizer Nestor Medina to design the logo for his upcoming Infinity tournament, I said “Sure thing buddy”. When he said he’d like me to paint up a bad ass model as prize support, I said “Hell yeah!”¬†The tournament in question is Dire States: Battle for the Empire State, and the sexy ass model is Ajax the Great. So here’s a few nice pictures to stimulate¬†your geeky little eyeballs. Enjoy!

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Here’s the logo that I¬†designed. I figured the¬†Empire State Building was a¬†perfect,¬†recognizable¬†icon that would translate well¬†as a patch. The¬†tech-styled shapes in the background are inspired by the Infinity game art for hackers.¬†I used Orbitron for the text¬†which¬†is used a lot throughout the Infinity rule books and art. The colors are taken¬†from¬†the Albany flag. Now onward to the really pretty stuff. Behold, Ajax the Great!

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I got to try out a lot of new techniques on this model. First off, I¬†applied¬†almost all the khaki with my airbrush.¬†I still need a lot of practice for anticipating where the paint will come out from the gun, but the final results worked out¬†great. This is also my first attempt at painting metals without using metallic paint. Also known as non-metalic metal (NMM), this technique is something that I’ve never been a very big fan of, but tried it here because¬†it’s more reminiscent¬†of the studio Infinity models. I have to admit, I really enjoyed painting the metal like this and will definitely use it more often in the future. Finally, I’ve never attached a model onto an acrylic base before, but it’s pretty straight forward. ūüôā

Well, not much else to say about that folks. Hope you dig the pictures and keep those brushes wet! O_o