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Chris Hildenbrand's Expert Blogs

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).


Posted by Chris Hildenbrand on Mon, 21 Jan 2013 05:14:00 EST in Art
A quick tutorial on how to make a cartoon splatter by deforming a simple circle shape in inkscape.


Posted by Chris Hildenbrand on Sun, 09 Dec 2012 08:56:00 EST in Art
2D Game Art for Programmers latest post is showing a step-by-step creation of a cartoon style lion using mainly circles and making good use of the align tool.


Posted by Chris Hildenbrand on Wed, 19 Sep 2012 05:57:00 EDT in Art, Indie
I got some requests to show how to modify the basic shape of the Apache-style helicopter from the last post to make variations.


Posted by Chris Hildenbrand on Mon, 17 Sep 2012 01:45:00 EDT in Art, Indie
2D Game Art for Programmers latest post is a breaking down of an apache style helicopter into simple shapes to create a slightly cartoony game assets.


Posted by Chris Hildenbrand on Mon, 12 Dec 2011 02:01:00 EST in Art
This is the sixth set of tutorials using free graphic tools like inkscape and gimp to create 2D game art. After getting things moving in the last part with the focus animation it's time to blow things up with some nice explosions.


Posted by Chris Hildenbrand on Mon, 14 Nov 2011 01:44:00 EST in Art
This is the fifth set of tutorials using free graphic tools like inkscape and gimp to create 2D game art. After getting a little sidetracked in the last part and creating some more character designs, I am finally back to animation in inkscape.


Posted by Chris Hildenbrand on Thu, 03 Nov 2011 06:42:00 EDT in Art
This is the fourth set of tutorials using free graphic tools like inkscape and gimp to create 2D game art. While working on the animation tutorial I got a little sidetracked and created some more character designs.


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