A Different Kind of Art

I know that video games may not be considered “art” by many, but one can’t look at the graphics of EA’s new Battlefield 3 and not be amazed at the art in this game.

As a video game addict, I can tell you that this FPS has quite amazing graphics. The textures are wonderful, and the lighting is brilliant. Movements are smooth, and the people are very realistic. The sound alone is wonderful, almost to the point where it’s so real it’s scary! Other little details give it that extra oomph, like the slow chipping away of cover, and the recoil of weapons.

This game marks a historic point in the video game industry. These games are getting to the point where the line between reality and the virtual world is almost indistinguishable. Now, how good the reviews are of this game will decide if it will beat out its closest rival, Call of Duty MW3, which comes out November 8th.

Another game with beautiful graphics: Gran Turismo 5. The graphics and reflections are amazing; and the handling, specs, and even sound of each specific car is true.

Again, these video games are making a mark on not only the gaming market, but also the world of art and digital graphics.

Happy Sketching errr… I mean Gaming-

The Raven 🙂

ps: Happy Halloween!


Drawing Upside Down

I guess since this is the first post, we should start with something simple: drawing upside down.

It’s simple enough; just draw what you see in a picture. You don’t need to worry about your preconceived ideas about what a subject should look like. Rather, you are focusing on the shapes and lines and curves of this “thing.” This is one of the easiest ways to make something look real if you are not an experienced artist. Using a grid will help with placement. Think about this the next time you want to sketch something you are unfamiliar with.

Happy Sketching–

The Raven 🙂