Louis's VA and I had a violent falling out ...JUST KIDDING!!Louis's VA and I had a violent falling out ...8 months ago in Personal More Like This
He's here with me, visiting Singapore. See you in a few weeks.
(BTW this whole prank was Brendan's idea. You can direct all the hatey to him.)
It's Happening!!Louis is starting to talk!It's Happening!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
For those asking, I'm animating directly into the computer using a Wacom tablet. The animation program I'm using is TVPaint Animation 10 Pro. Super expensive so I use the school computers, but it's like the illegitimate love-child between Photoshop and Adobe After Effects without Flash's niggling tendencies to crash every ten minutes. That program is sex. <3
Animation Progress ....So I've finally begun in-betweening James's introduction sequence ...Animation Progress ....1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's consisted of hours of listening to him scream "Oh BLOODY HELL" and "DAMN IT!" into my ear.
Animation SituationI've been rushing at breakneck speeds to finish my animation in time for the official submission deadline tomorrow ... or, today, by now actually. However, there are still little fixes I want to make to Santiago's introduction scenes, as well as some revisions to the "finished" sequences with Louis and James, so I'm holding back on uploading the clips to Youtube.Animation Situation10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Until then, have some progress shots!
Working @ UbisoftNot even kidding, though my contract is only for two months so far. I was offered a unique opportunity to work alongside experts in the industry, and was recruited for concept art, illustration, and storyboarding, bouncing around to see where I might fit with my toony style. It's only been day one so far, but I'm working right alongside professionals and get to learn from them first-hand. Pretty sure I'm still reeling. Obviously I can't tell you what we're working on due to confidentiality agreements, but it's pretty cool to see all the behind-the-scenes action my own self.Working @ Ubisoft1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Unfortunately, this does mean a significant stall in my (slow) progress on HAT, my animation-to-be. While working at LASALLE I literally spent every minute animating if I wasn't busy assisting teachers; now the only time I'll have to work on it will be when I get home, and on the weekends. Finishing the illustrations for Voltaire's upcoming children's book
Honour Amongst Thieves ... Podcast?Let it never be said that Sak doesn't deliver!Honour Amongst Thieves ... Podcast?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Last Sunday I had a Skype meeting with Brendan Julian and Richard Johnston - the voices of Louis and James respectively from my upcoming animation - to discuss the finer points of Honour Amongst Thieves. As promised, I managed to record it and so without further ado, I present to you:
Honour Amongst Thieves
I was delighted to see the two of them got along so well, because their character interaction promises to be great this way. Unfortunately, Santiago's VA was unable to make it due to timezones, but perhaps sometime in future we'll be able to repeat this again plus one Spaniard!
Meet And Greet the Voice of James!That's right!Meet And Greet the Voice of James!6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Richard Johnston--voice actor for James Hunter from 'Honour Amongst Thieves'--will be attending the London Film and Comic Con (in England!!) on Sunday, October 6th. He has personally invited any HAT fans that might be heading over there to come to say hello ... or to "ask James to shout at them!" He is always very happy to fling James-like, beffudled profanities.
A face for radio!
He will be wearing his recogniseable shirt, tie, and waistcoat from the HAT Podcasts, so if you see him don't be shy. He is Nice Peoples. I, unfortunately, will be unable to attend ... one day, Richard! One day!
My ApologiesHello all,My Apologies9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Let me begin by first apologizing to those of you who have left me notes, comments, or questions over the past few weeks. I have been absent for DA for an extended period of time due to real life priorities, and the stress doesn't look as though it is about to relent. While I will try to get back on top of my deviations and replies here, it will be slow-going and I can't promise to be around regularly.
As well as rushing to meet deadlines for my animation, I have also been organizing and setting up the LASALLE Show with my classmates, and as class representative for 2D animation I have been required to make a daily appearance at my college. The LASALLE Show doubles as a showcase to display the best works amongst the different faculties of the college, as well as being a graduation show for those of us in the 3rd year, which I am. Honour Amongst Thieves has received a special display right at the entrance to the animation gallery, and I was occupied for the bett
Life Update - HAT News, etc.Hullo my fellow Deviants,Life Update - HAT News, etc.7 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's about that time for a new journal entry, as a lot has happened since last I was seen lurking about this site. I have new Honour Amongst Thieves Questions and Answers podcasts, Amnesia videos, and photos, as well as news on my current job(s), and the results of :iconredeaddie:'s fantastic Louis cosplay. So how about I just start from the beginning?
Brendan Julian was over in Singapore for three weeks towards the end of my summer break, which was responsible for most of my absence. For those who don't yet know, he is the voice for Louis Despatis in my (as of yet) unfinished animation. Much fun was had. As well as dragging him all over the island and introducing him to all manner of wild and weird Asian cuisine, we also spent a lot of time at Universal Studios, Singapore, with my LASALLE besties for Livia's birthday. Brendan got to hug Reese's Pieces
Showreel 2012-2013Hey folks,Showreel 2012-20131 year ago in Personal More Like This
I've just uploaded a new showreel showcasing some of the better Honour Amongst Thieves work and progression to my Youtube account, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYcI_6mu9FM&feature=youtu.be I've been sick all week so progress on the actual animation has been slow, but you can get a sneak-peek of Louis's scene there.
Louis, Louis, Always Whining ..."I'm not whining, I'm complaining. Do you want to hear whining?" -- http://www.youtube.com/watch?featurelayer_detailpage&v=l8r7ZNrKxFI&listLv0aJNOpaJrotahQ1swwUQd8wjr9TfWVQ#t=450sLouis, Louis, Always Whining ...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Okay, no, on a more serious note: I've just had to re-draw the last two days' worth of frames and in-betweens for Louis because I realized I'd been drawing him "wrong".
Throughout Louis's character progress he's undergone several changes, most based on my own personal decisions, but many were also due to feedback from you guys here on DA, and I realise now that the "Louis is too skinny I don't like it" comments got to me more than they should have.
What these people don't realize is that Louis is ridiculously tall and skinny on purpose: he's a cartoon. He's not meant to be realistic, he's meant to be an exaggeration of the flamboyant gay stereotype, the skinny French stereotype, and his design reflects his wiles and cunning when it comes to out-witting his opponents. Out of al
May the Fourth/Revenge of the FifthSo I missed May 4th but Happy Follow-Up-To-Star-Wars-Day everybody.May the Fourth/Revenge of the Fifth10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I had stuff I wanted to draw to commemorate this day as usual, but after breakneck-animating for weeks and losing sleep over my finals, I'm just not in the mood to exert myself over drawings right now. I've spent all weekend thus far sleeping in, running Star Wars marathons, and playing on my SWTOR toons. All of them.
In the meantime I guess have these two new roleplay logs instead:
Tel'nara and Arkley discuss the philosophy of Rocks:
Laz'ab gets hugged
and people die:
See you in the 'verse!
Warm Bodies ...Warm Bodies ...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Watch it. Seriously.
I just got back from the cinemas, where I caught Warm Bodies with my bestie from LASALLE. I know what you're thinking, that the movie didn't look that great. Yet another zombie movie amongst the throngs of supernatural the media flings at us, yet another teenage romance to appeal to every young adult with a pulse. And I will be the first to admit that when I first heard the outline of the story - a cute young man who just happens to be undead falls in love with a young girl at first sight - I was skeptical. I assumed it would become a rehash of Twilight, and I just got over the nausea of seeing those posters cluttering all the billboards.
However, after trawling through the trailers and finding them appealing and funny, I decided that the movie was worth a shot. It advertises itself as a quirky, humorous take on zombies, throwing in a mix of teenage romance
Tale Of a Dog Ch.1 I got a pet Orc and a job.[Author's Note: This isn't meant to be a story about pain and suffering and living with a dark curse. This is meant to be light humored and fun. Like the Sims. I'll let you get back to reading now.]Tale Of a Dog Ch.1 I got a pet Orc and a job.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This is my third interview this week. I normally would not do this, but I think I may be out of options. I'm talking about the military. Hell, I wanted to be a doctor, but colleges wouldn't accept me because of my... ethnicity? Condition? I don't really know what to call it. People really don't like any of us due to the fact we do crazy things, but there are some of us that just live life. I think it might be better to understand if you just saw this interview through my eyes.
The dwarf came into the interview room with a very confused look. I didn't know if it was the fact that I'm not a raving lunatic or that he read my files and didn't assume that I would have
Meet Louis?Now that I've made you look ...Meet Louis?10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Anyone in Düsseldorf, Germany, who is going to the DoKoMi con should keep their eyes peeled for :iconmonsieurlefrereduroi: and her girlfriend, who will be dressed as Louis and James respectively this Sunday (19th). She's dressed as Louis before, and cuts an absolutely fabulous~ figure:
I thought people only cosplayed famous characters?
And I am super excited to see photos this time around, especially since she's outdoing herself yet again and making new, more exact costumes ...
Sneak-peaks, what a tease!
I am so flattered that people like my characters enough to want to cosplay them, especially when they do such a bang-up job of it. I will not be there, because I live all the way on the other side of the world in Singapore, but anyone over there do say hi! They're friendly people!
Voice Acting Auditions - CLOSED! + ANIMATIC!My gosh you guys are impatient, I still needed time to illustrate and compile the thing! You can now watch the animatic of all three auditions the voice actors sent in here! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXozbLlDArA&lc=mSF_hHagrIh81PjKgfRddOOdr9c93KvV58EVRmMzUBY Enjoy!Voice Acting Auditions - CLOSED! + ANIMATIC!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Now that my animation course has resumed I may as well update you all on the progress of my search for Voice Actors for the rolls of Louis, James, and Santiago for my upcoming film 'Honour Amongst Thieves':
Auditions are now closed, and three "finalists" have been selected as the voices for the characters. Congratulations to:
as Louis Despatis
as James Hunter
as Santiago de la Cruz
All three sent in terrific voice clips with very good quality, and I hadn't expected to find such suitable voices for all three characters, especially on such short notice for such a small production! Thank you all for spreading the word
Hello my pretties~!!EDITE: ... Nevermind, darlings, I really can't figure this Livestream thing out, despite trying several times. I guess we'll just have to go ahead with our original plans without you! You'll see what they were in a few weeks!Hello my pretties~!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This is Louis here, with my dearest Jamesy beside me. We're having quite the lovely time in your century bothering each other, but I thought it might be fun to get to meet some of you face-to-face as well! Or ... Webcam to webcam. Unfortunately this new technology thing quite baffles me, and I have no idea what website I might be able to use to contact you all! Omeagle? Chatroulette? Livestream? DO let
meus know and we'll do our best to be on in a few hours' time!!
ADAM LAMBERT LIVE IN SINGAPOREI pride myself on being an "old soul" when it comes to music taste. As a kid I was raised on classical greats like Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Chopin, and the list goes on by my dad. My mom weaned my sister and I on goldies like ABBA, Bon Jovi, Rod Stewart, and Boney M. I listen to copious amounts of 70s and 80s bands that make me look like a bit of a dweeb to my classmates, ranging anywhere from Alice Cooper, Queen, Led Zeppelin, and Joan Jett through to Adam Ant and Dead or Alive. As a result, I'm heavily biased against what I call the "mainstream crap on MTV".ADAM LAMBERT LIVE IN SINGAPORE1 year ago in Personal More Like This
But just give me this one thing. Just this one.
Because I am a complete and total Glambert.
When I found out Adam Lambert was coming to Singapore March 8th I was both excited and conflicted, because I had already bought tickets to see Robert Plant (of Led Zeppelin) live on the 21st this month as well. But I'm glad I caved into my te
Wow.Wow.10 months ago in Personal More Like This
This is why I don't add people on Facebook.
Incidentally, it's creeps like this who also made me lose interest in drawing Clopin in the first place. Needless to say I finally figured out how to block people on that site.
Inspiration: What Did Princess Ukok Look Like?Found here at the Mary SueInspiration: What Did Princess Ukok Look Like?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The mummified remains of "Princess" Ukok, as the scientists named her, was discovered nearly twenty years ago in the Altai mountain range in East-Central Asia. Kept for all that time in Novosibirsk, Russia, it was not until very recently that she's been revealed to the rest of us. But among the general wonder and fascination that always comes with finding mummified and ancient bodies, Princess Ukok has another: She's covered in remarkably preserved, completely badass tattoos.
People have been tattooing themselves and each other for almost as long as humanity has existed; it just seems embedded in human nature to adorn our bodies in one way or another, whether through cheap drugstore eyeshadow or ancient ritual inking.
Princess Ukok and her warriors are believed to be members of the Pazyryk nomads who existed as early as the 5th century BC when they were
Shisha Pipes at Three A.M. ...There's nothing quite like sitting back on pillows in a dim room with painted murals and UV lights discussing the problems of the world and how we can change the future for the better through the aromatic smoke of several shisha pipes with complete strangers. I thoroughly recommend it to anyone.Shisha Pipes at Three A.M. ...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I feel like I can change the world. Maybe not in big ways, but in small, baby steps. I want to finish this animation, I want to get my message out. I want to make a graphic novel that underlines current issues through the eyes of my characters; I want to make a difference. I feel justified in knowing I'm not the only one who thinks like this.
I want to change the world.
... Damn, this sounded so much better in my head at 3a.m. in the cafe toilets when I thought of it.
Character SheetsYou only need to have ONE character accepted to be able to rp. After that, you are free to use as much characters as you want.Character Sheets1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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1. You can submit a character sheet on the comments below using our template
2. A post that introduces us to your character. It MUST include the following:
At LEAST two (medium to large) paragraphs.
The same elements the character sheet contains. This includes the class you want to be placed in. You do not need to follow the length requirements on the sheet.
It can be done in any point of view and any genre.
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Merry Christmas and SHIPS!!!I friggin' love this grey weather, like you have no idea. So I leap on any chance I get to go out into it, and as always I force :icongellyh: to come with me. Following some advice we went to the Maritime Museum in Amsterdam yesterday to see the LKJSDKLZDJLKS replica of the18th century East Indiaman Amsterdam.Merry Christmas and SHIPS!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Caution: Slippery when wet.
EEEEEEEEE SHIPS!!! Of course this totally counts as research for my animation major this year and everything,
The Captain gets all the best things.
Chillin' in the Captain's Cabin.
To the Captain's Command!
We found some BARRELS!!
Biggest goddamn barrels I've ever seen.
And also tried our hands at the guns.
Gellyh knows how to use a swivel cannon.
Evidently ... I don't.
But it was seriously cramped in there, especially in the guests' cabins for transporting important people.
No, I mean really, really cramped.
Fooling around top-side:
Fabulous view from up here, daaarling~
And then there was a gallery full