This journal is just a bit of fun. I have been messing around playing WWE 2k14 (yeh, the old version), and playing around with the create a character mode.
I always find this mode a good way to tweak AngelCrusher's designs, or see what works in a more realistic way, and I was thinking to myself, 'Could I create other characters in this game? Could I create an AFL roster?'
I set myself two relatively easy subjects to create within the game to get myself started, and so I picked on
of their AFL legends Ritualist and Vigil. ANGELCRUSHER
Here he is in all his glory. I can't tell you how pleased I was when these games brought in the two tone pants so I could recreate AC's look. Each character can have upto 4 different designs, as well as 3 different designs within each look (for fighting, walking down the ring, and being backstage). Here I have the original AC design you all know, a red and black design which I toyed with as the AFL 4 revamp (but went with majority vote on a different look), the yellow and black design which I posted online way back in a redesign AngelCrusher Art Theme way back in 2006. Both these coloured designs I had thought up when I used to roleplay online but never drew proper pictures of them. And finally, we have
winning design for AFL 5's new AngelCrusher. I thought this one would be hard to recreate, but was pleased with the outcome.RITUALIST
I thought 'how hard could it be to create a guy who wears normal street clothes and just has a headband on?'
is an AFL legend, so seemed a good place to start. The headband itself isn't too convincing, the amount of options weren't great, nothing that quite compares with what it is supposed to be. However, apart from that, the rest was sort of straight forward. We have his most well known look with the red t-shirt and jeans look, and for when he walks to the ring or is backstage, he has his black jacket. Then I did his Secret Wars appearance of a black vest revealing some scars. The suit look was for AFL 5. I couldn't get the exact look of the shirt unbuttoned and tie loose, so he looks a lot more sophisticated than we are used too! lol Finally, not a look many will know, but one I love, is a design for SDL, another OC fighting tournament. This was tricky, but didn't turn out too bad.VIGIL
will probably hate me for this, besmirching his character in the realms of wrestling, but I thought a white body suit in a wrestling game must be easy to create. Well...not exactly. Here we have the original long haired look we are all familiar with. Unfortunately, the all in one body suit options weren't that great. This one has a zip down the middle and looks quite muscular. Next up I created her Vindicators look, which was just a shorter hairstyle. Next up was tricky, her Guardians appearance. She needed a cloak and her arms bare, but that wouldnt work with the previous design. As you can see, this is clearly a top with some tights, and we get unfortunate creases and folds. The cloak isn't exact, but was the best thing available. And finally, her Imperator costume, a look vastly different to what we are used to seeing, and the most challenging design yet. The suit looks like armour, and was really hard to find anything that looks remotely fitting. This is where the limitations of the character creation creep in, but the end result isn't too bad.
They're not perfect, but was fun. I will try out a few other characters, but I know you guys have quite elaborate designs and I don't think the create a character is as detailed to make them, but I'll give it a go. Let me know what you think, and again, if anyone has this game and has created their own characters, let me know so I can download them.
In the meantime, my treatment is all done, I am recovering at home, wasting my time doing things like this, as well as chasing up medicine and doctors. I had my first MRI scan since leaving hospital so may find out how those scans went in a few weeks, and I have an a review with my consultant in a couple of weeks too. I may be able to start work soon, although I am on a lot of painkillers that can make me feel quite tired unexpectedly...so driving long distances isn't ideal at the moment. Also, 4 months of no proper pay has really hit my finances. It's lucky I have savings, but it sucks.
I've been drawing, but nothing really finished to be posted here. Not yet anyway. But it's good just to be sketching again.