CUPHEAD is LIVE! What an amazing trip this has been! Not only am I so proud of our incredible team at Studio MDHR, but also amazed by the awesome fan response! Extra bonus - I finally get to share some of the work I got to do on the game!
First up - Hopus Pocus - one of King Dice's villain buddies that you fight in the Casino. He was by far my favorite to animate. I think I connected with him on a psychological level? ;)
Hopus Pocus Idle!
And his death animation!
And here are some of my favorite drawings - especially love my fun smear drawing from his attack! What a fun character he was to animate!
The entire #Cuphead Team is SO excited to have our game featured on Conan O'Brien's "Clueless Gamer" show! :D It just aired yesterday!!!
When we first found out, Caitlin (our super talented background artist, and mega-Conan-fan) and I decided collaborate and send Conan a "Cuphead" style Caricature along with the game! :D Now that the spot has finally aired, we get to share it! I did the drawing and ink work, Caitlin did the awesome watercolor colors!
Go Cuphead GO!
And if you haven't watched, here is the Clueless Gamer episode to watch!
So I'm a big fan of Ru Paul's Drag Race - and in my excitement of watching Season 9, I decided to draw a poster of SOME (not all, because there are too many) of my favorite drag queens! I just finished the sketch - I hope to color each and every one of these, whenever I have "free" time... which is not often!
For all the Drag Race fans out there - can you name them all? :D
SUCH a fun pinup for the lovely Vanna! She wanted two pinup poses of her mascot character called Mini Melon - to gift to her boyfriend as a birthday surprise! It was a lot of fun working with a fictional character - it was great to let lose a bit!
According to her last note - he loved them! And one of them is now his phone screen. :)
Here is cheeky Mini Melon! Vanna was a model client - hopefully we can work together again!
This was such a touching commission! This logo is for a returning client, Jennifer, for her new Flower Shop - "What's Blooming". She wanted to honor her grandmother who passed last year at the age of 95. She loved flowers, and had that timeless retro-class about her, that I love!
While working on this commission, I got news from Poland that my own adopted grandmother, Ciocia Kasia, passed away. I had so hoped to see her on my next visit to Poland, but it was not to be. I poured extra love into this piece, and thought of both amazing ladies as I worked.
What's Blooming! Dedicated to grandmothers everywhere! Maybe this business flourish!
Another little logo design job! This time it's for an audio-book company that my Mom is starting with the help of a friend. They want to specialize in audio books for the polish community living in Canada.
Here is their final choice!
And here are some of the other options I designed!
First Valentine's day pinup! This is Anne Marie, who requested a KICK-ASS theme for this pinup of herself - to give as a V-day gift to her wife. Yay to my first Star Wars themed pinup! What took so long?? :D
She wanted the pinup to be sassy, and fun! I had a blast with this one!
She was going to wait for Valentine's day, but supposedly got too excited and showed her wife early! I therefore got the go-ahead to post it to my blog.
Both ladies are super happy with it - and are looking to have this pinup printed!
Here is a little kind-hearted project I did for a University Film Club called MAC Productions. This is the final logo that they picked (my favourite!!). As I am generally no graphic designer, I'm pretty happy with the end result!
And here was the whole set of various choices I created. I liked option 1, but definitely option 5 is my favourite, and I'm so happy that they decided to go with it!
New year - more pinups! This was a commission by a lovely mom who wanted to give a pinup caricature as a Christmas gift for her spunky daughter Audrey - who's into sciences and has a really cool, edgy style!
I got a lovely message from Audrey herself after the holidays, saying she loved her likeness! So gift was a success! :D Yay!