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Chris Hildenbrand's Blog   Expert Blogs

 

Hi, I am Chris... pixelpusher, vectorbender and quadturner for a long, long time... I have been working as a freelance artist, art lead and creative director for various indie developers and on more games than I can remember... The most recent release is "The adventures of Shuggy" for Xbox Live Arcade with Smudge Cat games and bunch of iphone/ ipad games with Utopian Games.

 

Expert Blogs

Posted by Chris Hildenbrand on Sat, 13 Sep 2014 11:04:00 EDT in Art, Indie
Another quick tutorial while I am still reworking the space tutorial. This one is another request - how to create rocks, that don't look like clouds.


Posted by Chris Hildenbrand on Sun, 11 May 2014 10:49:00 EDT in Art, Console/PC, Serious, Indie, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet
A tutorial based on inkscape [but applicable to other vector tools] about creating variation and adding detail to make a scene look less boring.


Posted by Chris Hildenbrand on Wed, 07 Aug 2013 09:48:00 EDT in Art
Creating a revolver in inkscape to show you how I created the assets for the guns construction kit as part of the 1 million views at 2d art for programmers give away.


Posted by Chris Hildenbrand on Wed, 07 Aug 2013 09:45:00 EDT in Art
Creating weapons in inkscape - starting with an ax and working in variations and details to make it a standout battle ax.


Posted by Chris Hildenbrand on Sun, 09 Jun 2013 06:32:00 EDT in Art
A quick way to add outline and highlights to texts / objects


Posted by Chris Hildenbrand on Sat, 02 Feb 2013 05:40:00 EST in Art
Just a quick tutorial request by one of the blog readers on how to create a Saturn like planet with vectors (in this case inkscape).



Chris Hildenbrand's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 10/15/2011 - 09:20]

Hi Rudolph, I am not ...

Hi Rudolph, I am not sure I understand. Is the black border a stroke/ outline set by default maybe Alternative there might be gaps between the elements - snapping helps to avoid those. Could you send me a screengrab to show

Comment In: [Blog - 08/07/2013 - 09:48]

It is easy... when you ...

It is easy... when you break it down... afterwards you can add more detail, more shine, more realistic gradients.


Comment In: [Blog - 09/19/2012 - 05:57]

Yes... It 's done with ...

Yes... It 's done with inkscape - I added the tool bar on the side - and the colour codes match the panels in the step by step to show you the tools used in this panel 's changes.

Comment In: [Blog - 09/17/2012 - 01:45]

You are most welcome ...

You are most welcome

Comment In: [Blog - 10/27/2011 - 05:16]

My spriteattack.com server was/ is ...

My spriteattack.com server was/ is down. I am changing the images over to Picasa at the moment.