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My skills and mediums you'll see in my gallery:

Primary Skills:


Vector art (Flash)
Animation (Flash)
Character, Monster, and Fashion Design / Concepts
Game Design
Pixel Art

Secondary Skills:


(I'm fairly good at these, but I don't do them too much (yet))
Traditional Pencil Sketching
3D Art -- still starting out, but I'm learning quickly. My strong point is modelling.

Minor Skills:


(Kinda suck at these, but I will still experiment with them here and there)
3D Animation
Digital Painting

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Sometime, I’d like to take certain days (maybe Saturdays) to babble about the systems and story bits of Mydhilde, but so much is still in the works, that’ll have to wait.

But I can babble about a few things in general;

If you’re curious about what to expect Mydhilde to be like when it’s complete, I’d say that in comparison, it’s kinda like a nice mixture of some aspects from Minecraft, Terraria, Ys, and Classic Zelda.

  • There’s going to be subtle hints of RPG mechanics, but I’m still fleshing those out.
  • The game should also encourage players to explore, but there’ll also be a steep leveling curve, making it extremely dangerous to go too far, or even stay up too late. Suffice to say, the barriers between areas will be less of; guards telling you “no” or bridges being coincidentally broken, and more of simply; monsters ready to rip you inside out if you’re not prepared enough (similar to Terraria).
  • There’s a lot of Celtic influence in the concepts, along with my usual appeal for Medieval stuff. The concepts might also get a little dark, creepy, and a bit hardcore — especially when it comes to the kind of creatures that roam the night.
  • Already, I mentioned there’s a crafting system. This crafting system will also involve a lot of tools and appliances along with handcrafting, likeWhetstones for sharpening; a Kilnstation for cooking food or smelting metals, depending on how hot your Kilnstation is burning; a Weaving Wheel for handling threads and fabric; a Cookingpot for stewing and brewing; and more…?
  • There’s going to be a ton of different outfits and armor, ranging between full armor, magic cloaks, archer gear, special ability-granting equipment, and stuff that just looks cool. I’m working on balancing out the gear so that most gear is interchangeable and there’s no “this gear is better than the rest”; encouraging the player to usually switch around equipment to best suit their situation or preferred fighting style.
  • Also, I’ve planned a few different weapon and tool types. For weapons, you have a choice between Swords, Cudgels, Bows and Arrows, and Wands. Tools, you’ll find things such as Spellbooks, Picks, Axes, Bombs, Fishing Rods/Hooks, and Torches.

That’s about it for now. The stuff I’ve mentioned here is, for the most part, confirmed. There might even be more stuff I add to these systems.

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The-Knick
Nick (Knick) Roger
Artist | Professional | Digital Art
United States
Background:
An imagination-and-innovation-powered artistic machine; Cartoonist, Comic Artist, Character Designer, Monster Designer, Fashion Designer, Graphic Artist, and Animator. I strive to make it as a big-time video game artist/writer someday and bring my ideas to life. And maybe a few comics inbetween.

Job Titles:
Game Developer/Artist/Animator
Monster/Character Designer
Flash Game Developer/Artist/Animator

Affiliations:
MADSOFT Games Inc: Canned Meat Studios -- Flash Game Developer, Lead Artist/Animator
Rightstick Interactive -- Co-Founder, Lead Artist
Interests
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41 deviants said Wizards!
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29 deviants said Mons!

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I'M A PROFESSIONAL.

Why?

Because I dont just 'draw rad things'.
I dont doodle just because it's fun.
I dont scribble something just to get attention.
I put love into my work.
I put my soul into my work.
Because it's not just my hobby - it's my life.
Because I take it seriously.
Because it's my future
Not just because I get paid for it.
Because I've dedicated my whole life force into my art and improvement.
Because I act and will treat you with a sense of professionalism.
Because I don't do things for money and popularity, but because I love doing it.

When I draw "fanart", it's for practice - and sometimes for the sake of being a fan. Not for +pageviews and attention.

Because I take things professionally. In my space, I suggest you do too.

Mission Statement:
To do my best and nothing less in order to provide high quality art and video games to the world. To help and inspire people along the way. And possibly even use my skills to do good and charitable things.

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:iconmoonshaft:
Moonshaft Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thought I'd tell you I took a cruise through your gallery and loved it. Dunno why I've never spotted you before. Fantastic stuff. Great creativity.
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The-Knick Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :D
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jojozep11 Featured By Owner Edited Jul 6, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Man I Am Inspired by your Fakemon art
tell me you secret of design!!!!! (Praise),what programs do you use?, are you making your own Fakemon type game? Because that would be incredible. 
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The-Knick Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!

I really don't have a secret. Just lots and lots of practice and dedication.

I use Adobe Flash for most of my usual artwork and animations. I use Blender for my 3D art, and GIMP/Fireworks/MSpaint for my pixel art.

I tried to make my own Fakemon hack game, but failed. I'm instead planning to someday re-use all my fakemon designs that I don't recycle for other projects for my own unique Pokemon-like game.
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jojozep11 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
Have you considered making an entire new group of monsters with inspiration of your Fakemon and maybe making like an indie game out of it. It could be like a Fakemon game but different and not copyright or whatever
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The-Knick Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Yeap! That's exactly what I meant.
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andrea-puts Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  New member Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol both of ur arts and ur face looks cute :iconkenwtfplz: <3
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The-Knick Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Tee-hee-hee, thanks :3
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Skulette Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really Heart your fakemon!! They are so awesome, I have to admit some of them are better than what Nintendo comes up with(no offence to them).
Keep up the great work Clap 
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Ein-C-Towai Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I really dig those fakemon, really charming!  Have you considered making a fan game with them?  Or even a separate project?  They're just animated really well and I sat here for literally 30 minutes geeking out over them while my wife laughed.  Would you be ever make a tutorial on how to make them?  Or share even a teeny bit on programs you used?



Also sorry for question-storm, I'm just fanboying haha.
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