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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 Mon, 30 Nov 2015 03:20:00 EST in Art, Indie
Another step-by-step game art tutorial by on creating seamless tiles. Learn how to quickly create seamless tiles in this easy to follow inkscape based tutorial. Creating the elements with simple shapes like rectangles and circles.

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

Chris Hildenbrand's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 10/28/2015 - 03:19]

Thanks for the mention, mate. ...

Thanks for the mention, mate.

Comment In: [Blog - 09/13/2014 - 11:04]

All good with me... nice ...

All good with me... nice work

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.