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Re: Drawing Skillz and bungie history
Posted By: Hamish SinclairDate: 4/23/02 12:03 p.m.

In Response To: Re: Drawing Skillz and bungie history (Colin Brent)

: I did the art work for Bungie's first biggish hit Pathways before deciding to
: go off and get a Ph.D. My artwork at the onset wasn't great but got
: progressively better with each successive series of animation frames I
: drew (and redrew). I spent a lot of my time getting people to pose for me,
: looking at how animals moved (being a biologist with access to numerous
: species helped), and trying lots of different combinations of features
: before deciding on a finished product. Be prepared to go through a lot of
: paper, and try to think like an artist all the time, studying the world
: around you for ideas. Also, steal liberally from other artists. They have
: all done the same.

: By the way, for anyone interested and who read the Bungie history recently
: posted, here's a slight addendum. I did the original artwork for the
: aliens that appeared in the beta version of Marathon (and mine were MUCH
: more alien looking- actually criticized by Alex and Jason as being too
: alien). But because it had a certain sameness about it (similar artistic
: style), everyone just thought of it as a sequel to Pathways. So a new
: artist was brought in to give it a new flavor. They also scrapped my idea
: of having the whole thing occur in a spherical ship with interlocking
: layers, thinking that might be to challenging for the more linear minded
: players.

: Cheers.

: p.s. By the way, I am quite amazed that anyone is actually interested in this
: stuff still, but more power to you.

Whoa! Blast from the Past. Colin good to hear from you. Apologies for the error in the Scrapbook. We can both blame Matt Soell (he'll just blame Tuncer). ;-)

Anymore tidbits about your early work on Marathon you'd like to reveal? I'd also like to hear about what influenced you on PID. I mean a flying fish!!! :-)

Cheers
Hamish

PID Rules!


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Replies:

Drawing SkillzJohannes Gunnar 4/18/02 1:03 p.m.
     Re: Drawing SkillzRincewind MoG 4/18/02 4:23 p.m.
     Re: Drawing SkillzD-M.A. 4/19/02 12:49 a.m.
           Re: Drawing SkillzM 4/19/02 4:00 a.m.
     Re: Drawing Skillz and bungie historyColin Brent 4/23/02 11:42 a.m.
           Re: Drawing Skillz and bungie historyHamish Sinclair 4/23/02 12:03 p.m.
                 Pathways and Marathon TriviaColin Brent 4/24/02 8:00 a.m.
                       Many thanks Colin!Hamish Sinclair 4/24/02 8:09 a.m.
                       Re: Pathways and Marathon TriviaFred 4/24/02 11:50 a.m.



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