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Seeing the announcement and new trailer of The Last Guardian made me so happy that I wanted to create my own version of the two endearing characters.
So here is my homage to a guardian and its friend.

“Guardian”

Guardian_by_Lizzywanders

“Close up”

Kid_by_Lizzywanders

Recently, I asked my talented friend Iwein Reimerink to animate some of my characters. We’ve worked together before on the iPad games Nott Won’t Sleep and Nott’s Flying Friends, and he’s great at bringing characters to life! Iwein animated my vector characters in After Effects, and then turned them into PNG sequences. I edited these sequences in Photoshop and created animated gifs.

Here are two characters I originally created for a Ludum Dare game, called The Aardvark & The Manatee.

aardvark_walk

 

aardvark_apple

 

aardvark_startle

 

manatee_swimming

 

manatee_idle

Three enemy designs for Glitchnap’s game Sentree. I also asked Iwein Reimerink to animate the Hero!

“Snow Leopard”

Sentree_snow_leopard

“Sandworm”

Sentree_sandworm

“Croc”

Sentree_croc

“Hero”

sentree_hero_idle

sentree_hero_grow

Character design, environment art and sketches for Nott’s Flying Friends. A small, free iPad game I created together with Monobanda for publisher Developlay. The game features Nott‘s stuffed toy Nox and his flying friends (left to right) Kall, Fiss, Patt, Lott and Rogg. I loved designing the axolotl Lott, plus I was able to voice her thanks to Claynote who created all of the music and sounds.

“Nox & co”

NFF_Nox&co

“Lott”

NFF_friend_lott

“Lollipop mushmallows”

NFF_lollipop_mushmallows

“Windmill”

NFF_windmill

“Seeds”

NFF_seeds

“Character sketches”

NFF_character_sketches

“Kite & plant sketches”

NFF_kite+plant_sketches

“Bubbleblow tree”

NFF_bubbleblow_tree

Process images of the main character and two enemies for Glitchnap’s game Sentree.

“Hero process & color ideas”

Sentree_hero_process

“Troll sketches”

Sentree_trolls_sketches

“Troll design”

Sentree_troll_process

“Vulture process”

Sentree_vulture_process

Illustration of a kid in an Ewok suit for my brother’s baby’s baby room :)

YubNub

An homage to Mega Man. Inspired by this song by Chipzel and Manami Matsumae :)

“Menacing Wonders”

MenacingWonders

“Mega Girl”

MegaGirl

“Robot structures”

Robot_Structures

“Sketches”

MW_sketches

Together with developer Aran Koning I created a jam game for Ludum Dare #31. The theme was “Entire Game on One Screen”. The game is about a Manatee who’s in love with an Aardvark. Here you can download the result!

We ended up #2 in Graphics and #70 in Overall!

“The Aardvark”

The_Aardvark

“The Manatee”

The_Manatee

“Game illustration”

TheAardvark_and_TheManatee

“Island”

Island

“Island & Aardvark sketch”

Sketch_island&aardvark

I’m currently working on Glitchnap’s new game Sentree, together with 3D artist Erwin Kho and sound designer Martin Kvale. I’m creating the concept art, while Erwin turns it into 3D low poly art for the game. I’ll be posting more sketches and art soon via Twitter and my website, but here are some first images :)

“Hero & Antlers”

Sentree_Hero&Antlers

“Hero concept with cape”

Sentree_Hero_sketch

“Antlers concept sketches”

Sentree_Antlers_sketch

“Logo”

Sentree_title

“3D low poly models by Erwin”

Sentree_3DHero&Antlers_Erwin

“Frog enemy”

Sentree_frog

 

I participated in Super Game Jam last May together with the awesome Tom Francis who made Gunpoint and is now working on Heat Signature. It was a very fun and unforgettable experience! In 48 hours we created SimAntics, a two-player competitive anteater simulator.

Super Game Jam is a documentary series about making video games in 48 hours by filmmakers Bram Ruiter and Daniel Oliveira Carneiro and is published by Devolver Digital. The final episode featuring Tom and me is now available on Steam together with the first four episodes and games. You can watch the trailer here! And here you can read Tom’s postmortem.

SimAntics was selected as a Bonus Game at Fantastic Arcade 2014 and was playable at the Open Arcade at Gamecity 2014.

“Banner”

SimAntics

“Concept illustration”

SimAntics_concept_illustration

“Logo”

SimAntics_logo

“Playtest screen”

SuperGameJam_playtest_screen

“Tom & Lizzy”

SuperGameJam_Tom&Lizzy