Tuesday, December 28, 2010
I designed this for my brother-in-law for xmas. He's an evil warlock! I printed it using opaque yellow ink on a navy blue t-shirt but unfortunately I can't find the pic anywhere.
So far I've made my boyfriend, sister, friend, and now brother-in-law each a t-shirt with their character on it. Strangely I haven't gotten around to doing my own :P.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Click the image to see the beautiful pixellation!
I hear Google does this thing where employees get a day during the week to work on side projects. I need to implement this in my life. I really want to make more progress on my adventure game, but other stuff keeps getting in the way!
I had a hard time getting the sizing of the figure right in relation to the rest of the screen. I still think she's a bit tall for my purposes, but if I make her any smaller she kind of dissolves into a blocky blur.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
I started playing World of Warcraft at the start of the Burning Crusade Expansion. Back then, the big baddy was a dude called Illidan and he had this pair of swords called The Twin Blades of Azzinoth. Getting on of these swords or the other, let alone the set, was the coolest accomplishment in the entire game. Very rare and hard to obtain, it was almost an honour to be cut down by these swords when another player had them! Their green glow and eye-catching shape and size are so distinctive that I think they remain the signature weapons in WoW.
World of Warcraft has since moved on to other evil villains and legendary weapons, but the warglaives will always hold a special place in my heart. Which is why when I stood in line to pick up Blizzard's newest WoW expansion, I was inspired to put my favourite weapons of all time on the back of a t-shirt.
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm has been lots of fun so far. But it is a little sad that the game world has changed so much and I'll always miss the way things used to be. Change happens and as Illidan used to say, "You are not prepared!"
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Thought I'd buckle down and post the other Warcraft-related stuff I've made over the years. In case WoW Insider actually posts my submission, I want people to have more to look at than the one t-shirt!
T-shirt I made as a gift for my boyfriend. Who can resist a murloc? No one? Didn't think so!