My name is Nathan Hillman. This is a story about me, and my collection of artworks that I have made while studying at George Brown College.
Some of my hobbies include a softball team that I play with during the summer in Muskoka. (if you look at my right arm it looks to be 4 feet long, fantastic picture :D)
Performing at bars with friends. That's a 12 string, left handed guitar, they are pretty hard to find.
Playing video games with friends.
And of course, Halloween beer pong tournaments.
Video game character
Video game character proccess
For the process work of creating my character named "Radix" I usually would have started with some thumbnail sketches, but I had known long before I got this project the kind of character I wanted to create. A very natural, surreal, fantasy character made of roots, wood, and vines. The final sketch above was my very first drawing of him and I was so pleased with it that it became my final.
I fell in love with video games at a very early age. My brother and I were always side by side in front of the TV playing games in our spare time.
As time passed the consoles and games kept getting better with graphics updates and improved story lines. It was just so fascinating to me that people created these games and all the small details in them. It seemed like magic in my young mind.
This relic of the past used to be my favorite place to be once a week. Back when video games could be rented out and played. It was one of my very favorite days when my brother and I would get to go rent a new game.
At long last we got to games of this caliber, with huge open worlds with so much to explore and interact with. I found myself so immersed with these huge virtual worlds and during a class called Civics/Careers in Grade 9 I knew that I wanted to be a game designer.
Now as I'm approaching my Game Development Program at George Brown next year, I am uncertain whether I want to go toward level development and character creation, but hopefully I will know for sure soon.
One of the companies I would love to work for is Blizzard. Most of their games are fantasy based, and that is exactly what I would love to work on.
The other company I would love to work at is Ubisoft. They release a wider array of games like first person shooters, fantasy RPGs, racing games, and fighting games.
Video games foster the mindset that allows creativity to grow. -Nolan Bushnell
It's always hard learning something new, sometimes it's best to jump right in. or do a flip. Flips are cooler. -Nathan Hillman