Life with Shisei is one of the awesome shows running on VICE Japan’s Youtube channel which points a light on Horiyoshi III, a famous and enigmatic Japanese tattoo artist with a very serious philosophy about the art and his full-body tattoo suits.
While I can’t relate to his lifestyle of line of work, I find that some of his philosophies as applied to any art form are valid and worth listening to if only to make us think about what we do and why. Check it out.
As far as video game character design goes, I find my taste is slowly moving towards French-styled animation and expressive posing. Baptiste Pagani excels at both of these and here’s a gallery of his art to prove it. Continue reading Street Fighting With Baptiste Pagani→
The ill-fated Silent Hills’ introduced the concept of playable teasers and I do hope they become a trend because, if done well, you can get the best possible first impression of a game in a very short time without the spoilery potential of a full-on demo, which is exactly what the team behind Jenny LeClue has accomplished. Continue reading The Playable Teaser for Jenny LeClue is Awesome→