I had only recently heard of the “Global Game Jam” on Friday evening but had resigned myself to helping some friends move by bike on Saturday and that I would have to wait until next year to participate.
However, after helping some mutual friends move house by bicycle, my fellow team-mate informed me he was heading BACK to the game jam at the Portland Institute of Arts and that I should come along to contribute some art to their game project.
I haven’t been into the game scene all that much since my gaming computer died in late 2008, but I still take pleasure in playing web-based games on Kongregate.com since they are all pretty simple and don’t require huge time commitments.
Our game barely met the requirements, but it was finished and available for download. During the 12 hours or so I was involved in the jam, I learned about PIGSquad (Portland Independent Game Squad) and more information about the Global Game Jam and other similar events.
It’s nothing that’s going to make Game of the Year, but it’s my first game project and I’m proud.
I can hardly wait until next year!
Just a spread from my 2013 Moleskine sketchbook. 18 characters from no particular genre or reason, just to draw within the rectangular confines I established for each character.
Download the PDF version of this drawing so you can print, color it, and post a picture of your colored page.
I just ask that you not use any part of this page in commercial ventures as some characters resemble copyrighted properties.
I’ve finally added “The Pegamüs” shirt to my store.
The Pegamus knows what you’ve done.
There are currently only two options for style and colors, but the shop is very flexible and allows you, the buyer, to select the color of your choice. If there is a shirt style you prefer, please send me an e-mail request and I’ll post it in the store.
Audrey and I have been drinking the “Angry Orchard” hard cider. Good stuff. Great art. Inspired me to try drawing my own Grumpy Tree.
Moleskine Sketchbook, Penciled, Inked with Pentel Brush Pen, Colored with Brush-tip PITT artist pens. Drawn on January 2, colored on January 9.
The world didn’t end!
2012 has been a crazy for year for me. Lots has changed in my life, better, worse, strange, and exciting.
- Shacked up with my lovely girlfriend, Audrey
- Stayed at the Clifftop Inn
- Toured the Oregon Coast for 10 Days on Bicycles
- Still Fun-employed
- My own personal art showing at Bikeasaurus
- Visited Seattle via the Bolt Bus
- Attended two classes about Children’s Illustration and Publishing
- Raced in the Short Track Mountain Bike Series
- Raced fixed-gear on top of an extinct Volcano in the Mt Tabor Series
- Raced Single-speed Cyclocross in the Blind Date series and the Cross Crusade series
- Audrey and I had a Tiny House Built and are blogging about it at TryingOnTiny.com
- Self Published my second coloring book
- Secured studio space at Velo Cult
- Acquired a Ham radio Technician’s License
There were many other small accomplishments in my life this past year, but these are the most noteworthy of sharing with everyone. I hope 2013 is a strong year for my career, community, love like, and travels.
I debuted “Bike Parade: The Activity Book” at the 2012 Bike Craft to great success!
Although many of the other vendors of the show had lamented poor sales, I feel like I scored pretty well and will definitely be back at BikeCraft 2013.
I just finished the final pages of Bike Parade! Volume 2 and have approved of the proofs.
The fine folks at Documart should have the books in my hands by tomorrow afternoon.
The last two weeks have been a mad fury of drawing, scanning, vectoring and layout work.
I’ve had a lot of fun illustrating this book and look forward to more illustration projects.
My new business cards have arrived! I can now be reached by email@example.com or by using my Contact page.
I’m almost finished assembling my new self-published book, “Bike Parade: Volume 2″. It should be done and printed in time for BikeCraft this December 1 & 2. See you all soon!
I have a new book in the works…and Activity Book!
Here’s a list of some of the animals that have been recommended to me via Twitter and Facebook:
- DINOSAURS! RAWR!
I’m still trying to figure out what kind of bikes each animal would ride and I can’t guarantee that each of these animals are going to be in the book, but it’s a start. It’s going to be a fast-paced week for me to get it all to the printers in time for BikeCraft on December 1 & 2.
See you there!
Audrey and I have started a blog dedicated to our adventures in Tiny House ownership and advocacy. Please check it out at http://tryingontiny.com/.
I’ll get back to updating http://tomasquinones.com/ in a couple of days after we’ve had a chance to settle in.