Cole Ott Draws Pictures

Imp warrior.

I’ve been drawing in grayscale a bit recently. I often get so distracted by color that I overlook value, so it’s nice to focus on it sometimes.

Imp warrior.

I’ve been drawing in grayscale a bit recently. I often get so distracted by color that I overlook value, so it’s nice to focus on it sometimes.

— 1 week ago with 122 notes
#art  #original art  #digital art  #artists on tumblr 
Some lil’ masked figures. Kinda wanna put these in a game of some sort.

Some lil’ masked figures. Kinda wanna put these in a game of some sort.

— 2 weeks ago with 49 notes
#masks  #doodles  #art  #digital art  #original art 

I guess I never posted my finished Dream Arcade animations (for Light Grey Art Lab). Whelp, here they are!

— 3 weeks ago with 93 notes
#dream arcade  #gif  #pixel art  #art  #digital art  #original art  #light grey art lab  #lgal  #animation  #run cycle 

Here’s my splash page (plus a few closeups) for Light Grey Art Lab's upcoming show, Dream Arcade! Every artist made art assets for their own level in a platformer videogame, plus an illustrated splash page. I can't wait to see all the games in action in September!

(This will also be available as a print once the show’s up)

— 4 weeks ago with 57 notes
#dream arcade  #light grey art lab  #art  #digital art  #illustration  #artists on tumblr 
Two of my favorite comic folks on the internet—KC Green & Anthony Clark—recently started a new comic called Back (website, tumblr). I’m SUPER STOKED about it.

So I drew a little doodle of the lanky, trigger-happy protagonist. I feel kinda weird about posting fan-art that doesn’t involve adding much of my own “spin” on things, but… w/e.

Two of my favorite comic folks on the internet—KC Green & Anthony Clark—recently started a new comic called Back (website, tumblr). I’m SUPER STOKED about it.

So I drew a little doodle of the lanky, trigger-happy protagonist. I feel kinda weird about posting fan-art that doesn’t involve adding much of my own “spin” on things, but… w/e.

— 1 month ago with 14 notes
#fan art  #back comic  #anthony clark  #kc green 
My buddies’ band Stompcat is playing a concert of sorts on Wednesday in NYC. It also has some scripted bits that involve worshipping a giant cat head I made. I really like the cat head, so I made this gif of it.

My buddies’ band Stompcat is playing a concert of sorts on Wednesday in NYC. It also has some scripted bits that involve worshipping a giant cat head I made. I really like the cat head, so I made this gif of it.

— 1 month ago with 25 notes
#stompcat  #music  #gif  #art  #epilepsy warning  #tw: epilepsy 

the background for my level in Light Grey Art Lab's upcoming show, Dream Arcade.

I have a few small enhancements to make if time permits, but if not I’m happy to call this version complete.

— 1 month ago with 39 notes
#dream arcade  #light grey art lab  #backgrounds  #environment  #original art  #art  #digital art  #pixel art 

Throwback Thursday: a bunch of concert posters I made my senior year of college (2011-2012).

Friday Night Rock was probably my favorite little pocket of a school that was overall a very very poor cultural fit, so these have a nice sentimental value to me. These posters also played a sizable role in getting me back into art more seriously, after years basically just the occasional doodle in the margins of my computer science and math notes.

— 1 month ago with 19 notes
#posters  #odeath  #caveman  #white fence  #gauntlet hair  #headless horseman  #dan deacon  #japanther  #ty segall  #titus andronicus  #music  #digital art  #original art 
Here’s a floppy eyeball monster—one of my enemy types for the upcoming Dream Arcade show at Light Grey Art Lab. I’m learning so much about pixel art and animation! I’m sure I’ll tweak this in a half-dozen ways before I’m done (starting with raising the contrast on those highlights).

I’ve also been posting some really rough Dream Arcade progress pics & gifs to my sketch/wip/everyday blog.

Here’s a floppy eyeball monster—one of my enemy types for the upcoming Dream Arcade show at Light Grey Art Lab. I’m learning so much about pixel art and animation! I’m sure I’ll tweak this in a half-dozen ways before I’m done (starting with raising the contrast on those highlights).

I’ve also been posting some really rough Dream Arcade progress pics & gifs to my sketch/wip/everyday blog.

— 1 month ago with 240 notes
#dream arcade  #gif  #wip  #pixel art  #light grey art lab 
Geneva Hodgson's adoooorable character Pimb from her new comic Teenage Spaceship.

(it’s also Geneva’s birthday today, so I drew a birthday variant over on twitter)

Geneva Hodgson's adoooorable character Pimb from her new comic Teenage Spaceship.

(it’s also Geneva’s birthday today, so I drew a birthday variant over on twitter)

— 2 months ago with 25 notes
#pimb  #fan art  #teenage spaceship  #digital art 

Brainstorming for Light Grey Art Lab’s upcoming Dream Arcade show—in which 30 different artists make the art for 30 different levels in a 2D platformer.

I was toying with the idea that you’d play one of the remaining embers of a recent forest fire, and the enemies are the ghosts of woodland creatures from that forest.

This idea doesn’t work well without animated elements in the background/environment though, so I’ll probably ultimately go with something else.

— 2 months ago with 57 notes
#sketch  #art  #digital art  #videogames  #light grey art lab  #ghosts  #fire  #forest fire  #forest spirit  #original art 

the thrilling conclusion to my TCAF minicomic, Dare House.

See also: part 1 & part 2 (or read the comic in its entirety on tapastic)

— 2 months ago with 159 notes
#comics  #dare house  #weird stylistic shift  #shadows don't make sense for ghosts though  #digital art  #cant believe i made a ur mom joke  #original art