Saturday, August 31, 2013

another sketchpage

Another Sketchpage~
I have a lot of fun doing these full-page doodle things. I find it really relaxing, and I find it's a nice way to play around and experiment.

Also one of my friends has finally forced me to make a TUMBLR!! http://devinplatts.tumblr.com I'm totally hooked on Tumblr now :S [you can check her tumblr out here: http://jmichek.tumblr.com ]


Saturday, August 10, 2013

Saturday, June 8, 2013

OLD STUFF ~ 2010

Some seriously old stuff...so I guess for some of you this might come as a disappointment~

This was the very first game I worked on when I was first hired by Gameloft in 2010. I worked on this project with another concept artist, Joceyln Joret (go check out his work, he's awesome!)

The game was released recently, and I received the 'okay' to show...so now I finally know what it's like to show something from several years ago and be mildly embarrassed by. Achievement Unlocked! For those of you wondering, it feels terrible~~~

I know I've done some more character concepts on this game, but seems I can't find the files...













Sunday, May 12, 2013

Some more thoughts about thinking...about things


This is the not-so-long-awaited follow-up post to the 12-step program [i had too many coffees]...I’ve been wandering around…going to faraway places, riding airplanes, avoiding the touch of strangers... Back in June I quit my job in Singapore and moved to San Francisco to study at the Safehouse Atelier, then realized how expensive San Francisco is...and went back to Maine while I did some job interviews and more freelance work, and then in February moved [back] to Shanghai…I need to stop moving so much. Every time I move, I’m telling myself this, and then I end up moving again and again and again. So I made a post that was geared more towards getting presentable thumbnails and then I started wondering… if I could take it a bit further and make a final image with a similar approach. This has been sitting on my SSD since October already, and overall, I suppose I’d consider it a half-success at best. Maybe 1/3 success. I think it’s not really something useful, but I find it’s something interesting to think about. Click for larger images...

Layers breakdown~! As you can see, I've turned off the lines layer, and the grey layer for the final. I turned a lot of the layers on and off to test things out while working and trying to maintain cleanliness...


At the end of it, I'm able to swap out the patterns and get a new 'final render' with minimal amount of work....the possibilities are endless here, can just keep messing around with layer settings and etc and doing mash-ups of different pattern combos and etc.

And just to give you an idea of what it looks like at 100%

I feel the end result was hampered a bit by my own ineptitude, or maybe I was just a bit lazy. Still need to sort out a lot of things in my head...still feels like I'm missing something kind of important...

Hopefully someone can find this a bit useful, or at least give them something to think about...

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

found some more old stuff

found some old stuff done for Order and Chaos TCG last year - feels like it was aeons ago...


Wednesday, March 13, 2013

pew pew pew

found another something from what feels like ages ago...

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Heroes of Order & Chaos

Here are some concepts I've done for Heroes of Order & Chaos, a MOBA game for the mobile platform. Feels like it was forever ago already since I've done them...