Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The Apartment

So this is the livingroom. Most of the stuff in here was bought very cheap off of What wasn't bought there was probably purchased at the IKEA down the street.

The other angle of the room.

The office area. Complete with Brittney's gianormous desk, custom built light table (courtesy of my brother Matt).

Homemade painting by established artist Brittney Lee.

Not sure why these pictures turned up sideways. This is the bathroom attatched to the livingroom. Very surfer themed. I'm going to take a short drive south to warmer waters to learn.

I did that painting on the shelf in highschool. Its not for sale.

My favorite room....the kitchen. I painted that sign on the wall. It's a saying my manager at
Eat n Park used to tell me all time...."Never trust a skinny cook".

A different look at the kitchen. The one plant we got that we haven't killed. Oh look! Brittney is making a cameo!

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Crystal D

So here's a mini tour of work. I'm going into my 3rd month at Crystal Dynamics as a Technical Artist. It's going great. I do a bit of coding and a little bit of art. I am working on the next Tomb Raider game -- scheduled to be released in 2008. We just finished up a Demo for the "suits". We start production in a couple weeks. From what we've done this game is going to be pretty awesome. It's amazing what next gen. games are capable of.Here's the front door. Pretty awesome isn't it?

This is Gex. He's a character in one of their claim to fame games.

This is the front lobby decked out with Lara Croft. Crystal Dynamics took over this franchise a few years ago. Their first Tomb Raider game was number seven: Legend. They are about to release an anniversary addition, which is a better looking version of the original game.

This is my new office. I was next door with the animators but I am so awesome they kicked out the boss and put me in his office......or maybe its because they needed my old spot for a new animator.

Here's the next corner. I get a big white board to scribble down ideas on. As you can see I'm not doing a very good job at filling up the bookshelf.

They sure did hook me up. Two 19" monitors and a big ol' widescreen TV monitor (that's for testing out the game on the xbox 360).