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Q&A With Ryan Jones, Artist

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Cruising past Ryan's desk, it's hard not to peer over his shoulder and see what he's working on- with his own unique style, he turns Telltale's dreams into visual inspiration, and sets the stage for how our games play out.

TODAY, that's Friday 3/26 from 3-4pm PST, we're gonna have him in here to do a Q&A and release some new concept art for you guys! Got any questions for him? The place is here, the time is now! Bring it on.

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  • Hey Ryan, I'm aspiring to be a concept artist in the games industry, but I still have a lot to learn. Well actually I have been working as one for a couple of years for this one smaller company, but I'd like to get a lot better since I don't really know anyone that does your style of art and coloring with such impeccable skill.

    I was wondering if you had any sort of video tutorial or process diagram picture thingy set up somewhere on the web where I could see how you create your artwork. Mostly I'd like to see how you get all those great digital colors and make the light so nice and rich, as well as your clean lines and ability to create a nice sense of depth with your shades.

    Hope you don't feel like I'm looking to steal your secrets. I'd just like to get better and your stuff is amazing! :)

  • Hey Ryan, are you excited to be working on Sam and Max? (not sure if someone else already asked that...)

  • Hi Ryan!

    First of all, you are by far one of my favorite artists! I love your style and if you ever thought of developing your own Animation Studio, or something like Disney-Production-Company-Thingie, then please do so! :D

    And now, some questions... get ready...

    1) If the drawings on the Voodoo Deck contain real future-telling-powers, do I get charged extra for that?

    2) If I become an expert Voodoo Priest due to your cards, do I have to share 50% of my profit with you?

    3) Now that you met Majus (at least, I THINK you did), please tell me... Who is more piratey? Him or me?

    4) Ok, this one is a bit more serious, and I do hope that it's not insulting in any way... I jusy hope I translate it right... Here goes: Do you make commissions? I mean, if I would be working on a project and I would need 4-5 pieces of concept art... would you like to help me over a fee? Are you allowed to? If the answer is "yes, I would like to take all your money and family heirlooms", how much would a drawing cost?

    Thank you and keep drawing with all your heart! :)

  • What are your favorite video games? Currently and all-time.

    Does the "beer tub" (from this) get much use?

  • Why is the Pharoah Sammun Mack written in a Sanskrit like font? Is he an Indian pharaoh?

    Is Sal the Cockroach the same cockroach from the Christmas card? If he is, does that mean he's naked in the Christmas card?

    And if you tend to lose posts, just copy them before hitting the submit button. That way you can just paste them in if they get lost.

  • Hmm... the time for these questions to be answered is rapidly running out.

    Unrelated: Hey Lena, you're mustache is gone!

  • Unrelated:That's because I'm back in San Francisco, where you have to wear a flower in your hair.

  • @Lena_P said: And if you tend to lose posts, just copy them before hitting the submit button. That way you can just paste them in if they get lost.

    Unfortunately there are many times I forget until it's too late.

    My work web email client is the worst. Times out after like 15 minutes. I'm constantly hitting "send", then "oops I forgot to copy!!", selecting all text, going to hit CMD-C and then... "Hey buddy your session has timed out. Abort, Fail?"

    Something that Just Works, like the plugin, sounds good to me =)


    So I'm guessing there's not much chance of these questions being reviewed at this point?

  • Hey, Ryan love your work. I'm wondering if you can reveal any art or does TTG have a timeframe for any media surrounding one of their games? If its the former, is there anything you can reveal of 303

  • @Sausy Gibbon said: Hey, Ryan love your work. I'm wondering if you can reveal any art or does TTG have a timeframe for any media surrounding one of their games? If its the former, is there anything you can reveal of 303

    Unfortunately, they're probably not reading this anymore... Which is a shame.

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