From the game Fable II
My husband wants to become a video game programmer, and thinks that if I developed my concept art skills, we could be a great team. Although I agree that's a cool idea, I don't know if I'm cut out to be a video game artist. I like to draw cute animals and girls in pretty dresses. I don't know if I could draw huge mecha robots, decaying zombie enemies or, as my Dad put it, "warrior babes in chain mail G-strings."
Still, Mr. Drawworm had been dropping hints for, well, months. I could tell he wanted me to take a shot at drawing some of the mythological gods from the video game he's currently developing. So last weekend I picked out the ice goddess "Lacies" and got out my pencils.
"Lacies has a higher constitution than other gods because of the harsh environment she creates. Not many gods choose her as pleasant company since she naturally has ice build up around her. With so much discomfort brought simply by her presence, Lacies resides in her domain of Forem Hiberna, her mountain of ice."
Several hours later, here's what I had:
Cute illustration? Sure. Edgy, hip concept art? ".....not what I was expecting," my husband said, valiantly trying to hide his disappointment. And I can't blame him. I mean, she's holding a bunny for crying out loud. A bunny! What was I thinking? Yeah, it's an arctic bunny, but still.
"Just keep practicing," Mr. Drawworm encouraged me. He's not going to give up on his dream of being a husband-and-wife video game-making team.