Back from Assembly 2009 and other things

Posted in 2D, 3D, art on August 9th, 2009 by peeba

Assembly, the biggest demoscene event in Finland, was held again during the last few days and I had a few entries there again. My graphics entry that I scribbled on my vacation a bit over a month ago placed sixth and my fast graphics piece placed second. I’m pretty happy with the outcome but what I’m more happy with is how this time around I felt like the people who voted were not completely stupid :). That means, no joke entries or technically inadequate (read: ugly) pieces got voted high and all the entries in these categories got pretty much what they deserved in my opinion. Here’s my entries:

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I’ll leave it as an excercise for the reader to figure out which picture is which. Oh, and the theme in fast graphics was “over the edge” and time limit was 1h 30min. Talking of fast graphics, here’s another fast graphics thingy (3dsmax + photoshop) I did just for fun a while ago:

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I’ve also been playing around with Processing quite a bit lately but in a more educated manner than previously with the help of an excellent book. If you’re a programming noob such as me, I can heartily recommend it. Anyways, maybe I’ll have something cool to show you soonish.

New York, 2006

Posted in photography on May 24th, 2009 by peeba

The third, and probably final for now, entry in my “post some old stuff since you haven’t done anything new” -series. New York!

It’s an awesome place.

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Japan, 2006

Posted in photography on May 21st, 2009 by peeba

This is my second retrospective photo post. Some photos I took in Tokyo and Kyoto in 2006.

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Chernobyl, 2005

Posted in photography on May 20th, 2009 by peeba

I’m gonna post a few old photo galleries of mine in the near future that haven’t yet graced the pages of this blog. I’ll start with some selected photos from a trip to Chernobyl, Ukraine in the year 2005.

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BrokenPictureTelephone is awesome!

Posted in 2D, art on May 14th, 2009 by peeba

BrokenPictureTelephone is a game about miscommunication. Everyone remembers the game of broken telephone from their childhood, right? This is very much like it but with drawn pictures thrown in between written descriptions. First a player writes a piece of text, then someone draws an image of the text, then someone describes that picture and then someone draws again and so on. And of course participants only see what the previous player has written or drawn. And in the end when a predefined number of rounds have been completed, the whole game is revealed and almost without exception the results are amazingly hilarious. Try it out, it’s free, fun and inspiring!

You can check out all the games where I’ve drawn in but I’ve picked some of my favorite pictures I’ve done this far here. Of course to get the full enjoyment, these should be viewed in context but I think these are kinda neat even as complete non sequiturs.


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Mudbox head doodle

Posted in 3D, art on February 6th, 2009 by peeba

I had a novel idea: how about doing a 3d head floating in empty space hastily in mudbox, and here’s the twist: it’s gonna be a serious looking, wrinkly, bald male head!! :|

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Blade Runner fast gfx

Posted in 2D, art on January 21st, 2009 by peeba

Did a fast graphics session with a few friends again. The theme was to do a Blade Runnerish interior garnished with cigarette smoking. Incidentally, all three of us handled the lighting with the same style slitted windows ;)

This took a bit over one hour in Photoshop.

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Cyborg monkey

Posted in 2D, art on December 23rd, 2008 by peeba

This here is a chimpanzee who has been cybernetically enhanced. 1.5h fast gfx scribble in Photoshop.

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Uuno Turhapuro Muuttaa Maalle vs. Conan

Posted in 2D, art on December 20th, 2008 by peeba

So, it came to be that Conan crowned himself as the King of eastern lands.
And having no further concern, he sought adventure in the barren north.

This is a sketch of a poster of a movie me and a couple friends of mine have been dreaming about. The perfect amalgamation of finnish craplore and a few awesome movies. There’s of course Uuno and his pals, Härski Hartikainen and Sörsselssön, and his mighty challengers, Conan the Barbarian and T1000. Naturally, T1000 assumes the form of Uuno’s plough. Beheadings will occur. Maybe someday I’ll paint this picture further but we’ll see…

Unreleased, unfinished and un-good

Posted in 2D, 3D, misc on November 30th, 2008 by peeba

I was browsing through my archives of old projects and saw that there’s quite a bit of stuff that hasn’t seen the light of the day and I thought that it might be nice to air them out a little bit. These are all old and most of them have been left rotting on my HD for a good reason. Often because I thought that they didn’t turn out that well or I never actually finished them but also because I simply haven’t bothered displaying some of these in the internet “publicly” before. Nevertheless, it’s refreshing to show some old and stupid stuff for a change.