Honour Amongst Thieves ... Podcast?Let it never be said that Sak doesn't deliver!Honour Amongst Thieves ... Podcast?2 years 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!
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!!!2 years 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
My ApologiesHello all,My Apologies1 year 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.1 year 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
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 ...2 years 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
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. ...2 years 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.
ANIMATION FACT....The conventional Anime style (big eyes, large heads & proportions) origin traces back to Osamu Tezuka (1928-1989/Astro Boy, Kimba The White Lion, Black Jack), unanimously known as 'The Godfather of Anime' who was heavily influenced by the style's of Max Fleischer's BETTY BOOP & Disney's BAMBI. Anime's signature style was derived from American animation styles.ANIMATION FACT....1 year ago in Personal More Like This
See how we influence each other?
...:2,000 Point Contest - closed:......:2,000 Point Contest - closed:...11 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm holding another contest, but this time with over 1,500 in prizes!
The objective of the contest is the same as my previous one:
Draw one (or more) of my original characters!
Nothing 16+. Entries breaking this rule will be disqualified.
Entries must include at least one of my OCs (listed below).
Please put effort into your entries! The drawings are judged on Effort, Technique, and Presentation
sketches, headshots, waist-up drawings, full bodies, and group drawings are allowed TTuTT I'll allow pretty much anything, but the more, the better ^^
- 1000 dA points :iconpointslaplz: You can also get the through the commission widget! That way, you can convert th
tumblr Safety Followup4chan v tumblrtumblr Safety Followup5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I mentioned it briefly yesterday, and thanks to some people filling in the blanks I didn’t have at the time I feel the need to update this with more information for everyone’s sake.
Apparently what happened is that a couple feminists on tumblr (most sources only mentioning on average 4 people) tried to start a “let’s take down 4chan” campaign. 4chan (the source of some of the lowliest, filthiest, scummiest people on the planet), didn’t like that. So they’ve retaliated with a “take down tumblr” campaign. Please bear in mind that there is no real evidence to support this and it might all just be 4chan stirring up shit themselves for the lulz.
4chan users created multiple accounts and then proceeded to spam the popular tumblr tags with excessive amounts of gore, porn, child pornography, and have been taking “selfie” images of underage tumblr users and photoshop them into porn. They've also
WHICH ONE OF THESE ARE CONSIDERED ANIME?WHICH ONE OF THESE ARE CONSIDERED ANIME?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Username-Contest-WINNERSTHE WINNER ISUsername-Contest-WINNERS1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Snow-body's art is loooovvveee <3333
kay thanks for the nice comment X'D i really love her name, first its short, and idk SUSHI (never ate it) but it looks really awesome)
actually you were my 2nd fav name.
But the first one deactivated his account D:
- Art from Snow-Body
- Art from Symrea & 100 Points
- Custom Adopt from KyokiTheDamned
** art from your character **
will be used for the next time
+How you win?
I must love your username XD
+How to join?
write a comment with your username
+ a random comment
+ Space Taxi to the sky XD "
- Art from Snow-Body
- Art from Symrea & 100 Points
- Custom Adopt from KyokiTheDamned
** art from your character **
(maybe some others wanna give
also something to the winner?)
Back at LASALLEThat's right, after two eye-opening months, my stay at Ubisoft is over (... which is a shame, because they were offering a prize to the person who could prank their colleagues the best this April Fools!).Back at LASALLE8 months ago in Personal More Like This
It was a great experience; I got the chance to work on multiple projects in the company, doing everything from technical drawings, character concepts, to storyboarding and illustrations. I was constantly challenged to produce faster and better work, including some digital and matte paintings, which I still struggle with immensely. By the end of the two months I was finally getting a handle on things, but alas, all good things must come to an end. I wish I could share some of my work with you, but I am sworn to confidentiality.
I made some good friends while I was there; the art director is a friend to the animation program leader at LASALLE, and he purposefully challenged me to start practicing digital painting. I was sat next to the senior storyboard and concept ar
Happy Apocalypse Day!!Happy Mayan Doomsday, all!!!Happy Apocalypse Day!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Suffice to say I managed to land in Holland alright and :icongellyh: and I have been having a fun time taking walks through freezing cold fog and eating oliebollen and generally being bang-up perfect examples of "alive".
Why so serious?
We also spent some time this evening listening to the voice auditions for Honour Amongst Thieves that I've received so far, and may I just say that a lot of the entries have been just SO amazing!! I'm seriously having a really hard time trying to choose between some of these voices, but I'm going to leave the auditions open until early January, so if we don't all die before the 22nd you've still got some time on your hands.
Our "Judging" faces.
I may have to make a compilation of some of the better ones ... seriously some amazing stuff. But now I stink from my 13-hour flight so I'
Biweekly feature vol.1Hello everyone, I'm very happy to present the very first of the manyBiweekly feature vol.12 years ago in Art Features More Like This
feature journal. I'll be doing this every 2 weeks so this will allow the
feature art work to get a decent amount of views.
The feature journal is where I'll be posting some art works from artist
on DA that you guys suggested that don't have many views or favorites
and that deserve more. For the feature journal I have picked suggestions
for different category to make it more diverse.
Again, thank you allfor posting suggestions in my previous journal, sadly space is limited
so I will not be able to feature all the suggestions.
For the next feature,
If you have a piece from an artist that you really like and feel like
that they need some exposure, wither its photography, Crafting,
Painting, Drawings,etc please post below. Please make sure that they are
legit (not stolen art) and has below 1,000 faves.
without any more delay Lets get started : )
Plugging the VAsHello all,Plugging the VAs1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Things are still incredibly busy and hectic over here, in light of which I don't have much time to dedicate towards Honour Amongst Thieves at the moment. Rest assured, we haven't seen the last of the project and the characters around here, but in the meantime, I thought I might tide you over with some "goodies". Each of the characters' VAs are very talented in their own ways, and I thought I'd plug some of their websites for those of you interested in what they do when they're not cussing at pirates or berating heathens.
Brendan Julian, voice of Louis:
As well as voice acting for several college projects, Brendan is also a
musician and songwriter. He has several videos of his guitar covers uploaded to
his YouTube account, as well as some singing. You can find his best stuff here:
Richard Johnston, voice of James:
Not just a polite British man, Richa
1 year Contest [UPDATE]Next month, August 20th, is Club's an Mine's 1 year anniversay!! Whoo!1 year Contest [UPDATE]5 months ago in Personal More Like This
So in honor of that, I want to host a Contest!
What i want to see:
Anything me and Clubs
You can draw a pic, write a storie, or even make a poem. Whatever you'd like!
-Nothing overly sexual, (No sex, or inappropiate porn type stuff. Kissing and a little sexy is fine)
-No Alcohol or drugs
-Make it sweet, Cute, awesome, or sexy
1st- ! full pic of whatever, A chibi, a free YCH, a Badge, and 100 POINTS kindly given to the winner by SketchyRae, Full body chibi donated by 10yssirhc13
2nd- Chibi from 10yssirhc13 and a Badge
3rd- Chibi from Me OR a Badge
(Sorry not that great, i dont have points to give this time...)
Please Please Participate! Its a special occasion!!
If anyone wants to add prizes, that be amazing!!
And I'd like at LEAST 2-3 other
Submissions closed. Now judgingEDIT: Submissions are closed! The four other judges and I are now judging the hell out of your entries.Submissions closed. Now judging2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Who wants to do a contest??? :iconthaxterlaplz:
I've got BIG prizes to offer this time so if you're interested, keep on reading!
So some of you may have noticed that my webcomic series, Post-Mortem, is taking HELLA long to update. This was actually because commissions were taking up most of my free drawing time, but LET'S PRETEND THAT WASN'T THE CASE FOR A SECOND
So... what if something else had happened instead that prevented the comic from being updated? This is where you come in. Draw what you think could have happened that prevented the comic from being updated.
There could be all sorts of possibilities, from Thaxter and Grimm (the main characters) being kidnapped by the Russian mafia to medli20's arms falling off and taking ages to grow back. It's all up to you; get creative! :icont
Potentially Unpopular Musings Junk DrawerI’ve been saving up a bunch of topics I wanted to talk about, but for some reason haven’t been able to stretch out into full journal discussions. So I’m just gonna lump them all together here in one big “junk drawer” journal to get them out. I’d like to think that these aren’t “unpopular ideas” at all, and just common sense. But as I’ve learned about the internet just believing that women are people is considered a “controversial opinion” so... I’m just gonna lump these all under the idea of “potentially unpopular musings.”Potentially Unpopular Musings Junk Drawer5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Being 100% Objective is Impossible
If there’s one myth I wish I could dispel, it’s that criticism is suppose to be devoid of bias in favor of being objective. While this is a nice sort of unobtainable Buddhist enlightenment concept... it’s just not technically or realistically possible. Everything around us affects our mood, disposition, opi
Contest Time!Come one come all, it's Elentori's first official contest time!!Contest Time!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The objective of this contest will be to draw my new characters Kami and Ellie
Kami is the dragon, and Ellie is the girl.
Details of the characters themselves can be found in the above picture.
Current entries: http://elentori.deviantart.com/favourites/56097315
• I will allow 2 entries per person
• The deadline will be Friday August 16th (I'm sorry that's only a month but I'll need time to draw prizes before school gets too hectic for me)
• The entries must be drawn art, either traditional or digital. No writing or sculptures or anything like that.
• For details on what to draw, click on the Contest Time picture above.
• You don't HAVE to draw both kami and elli, but I would prefer it if they were both included. You can though, just draw one or the other.
• TO SUBMIT: please comment below with a link to y
Raindrops Fans are Amazing...I mean...CRAZYI really mean it, you guys... I'm always impressed with how much support my fancomic gets. I still get tons of feedback from it all the time, and daily notes asking for its' update. Sometimes, I get notes from fans who are overly passionate, or maybe not so polite. Sometimes they are just awkward, albeit very charming...Raindrops Fans are Amazing...I mean...CRAZY2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But you guys...
You guys, THIS ONE.
This. TAKES. THE. CAKE. I don't even...
It was so unbelievable, I have to tell you.
So a couple of days ago I checked my DA Notes and there was a pile of messages waiting for me. I haven't been able to check DA often as of late due to work and the fact that my Computer has been dying and I've been trying to avoid using it as much as possible until my new Computer arrives. ANYWAY, I was surprised to find a note from my friend, masa-kocha. I opened it, and this is what it said:
She also happened to be my coworker, and sat like... right across from me. Curiouser and curiouser why she would note me instead of just asking me directly
Artisan Crafts Features #19Don't forget to let me know if you want me to advertise anything for you!Artisan Crafts Features #192 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It will soon be Artisan Crafts Week over at projecteducate, so please send me and maytel your suggestions for what you want to see! Tell us who would you like to see interviewed, what kind of articles you would like to read, anything that you think would be good!
We had a fantastic time at ArtHistoryProject for Artisan Crafts month! You can see the articles that were posted here.This week in projecteducate: Community Week.This month in ArtHistoryProject: Photography Month.
ArtisanCraft published the new installment of their weekly newsletter, an interview with nimuae and a beautiful feature with the best of 2012.Here's the latest
A troggerel, or, unpopular opinion in bad poetry.In response to a certain series' popularity on tumblr, and many requests made....A troggerel, or, unpopular opinion in bad poetry.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I do not like you, Benny-Holmes,
Though acknowledging your fine cheekbones.
I do not like your Johnlock fans,
(though rather admire gay Moriarty's plans).
I do adore your awkward Martin,
But Bilbo is his finest castin'!
Inspector Lestrade is a true silver fox,
that "Not My Division" gif everywhere rocks!
Though Lara Pulver made a gorgeous Adler,
Her character arc was a sexist disaster.
And that Black Lotus Triad Chinese ninja assassin!?
OMG, what is this, a 1950s Tintin?
'Sherlock' your plots are just clever as can be,
and a twist! the setting's twenty-twelve AD!
Still I join not in your writers' adulation,
nor, post "Reichenbach", their vituperation...
Aye, Bundersnatch is a very fine actor -
I admired his turn as Frankenstein's Monster -
But BBC Sherlock does little for me
(btw that intro? sounds a lot like Ritchie).
I cannot quite twig why exactly this is,
But this whole fangirl favourite for me does n
A Big thank you to our watchers + random FeatureI just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to all our fans and watchers.A Big thank you to our watchers + random Feature2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I must say that when we began making Tiny Top Hats back in January of this year, I never expected to get such a wonderful support and reception!
So it occurred to me today I should do something back! I'd like to do a random feature of some of our awesome watchers and help everyone spread their art and maybe support you guys like you have so lovingly supported us :')
So I'd like to Feature the first 10 20 people here in this journal to post "I would like to be featured", and post in the Journal. I'll pick out some things from your gallery to feature as well!
I just wanted everyone to know how deeply it has moved me, all your support (And patience with me xD) and I would like to feature a lot of artists down the road if everyone likes the idea ^__^
Thanks again and again guys :iconawwwplz:
**Edit: I didn't realize so many would want to be featured, so I'll bump up the number to 20
Artists Toolbox: Culinary Art ToolsArtists Toolbox: Culinary Art ToolsArtists Toolbox: Culinary Art Tools1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
To find out more about this educational series, check out the Artists Toolbox Schedule over at projecteducate.
The hardest part of any craft is getting the right tools. You've gotta learn the language of the trade, and that means getting yourself familiar with what's needed where. Culinary arts in particular can be so overwhelming. Most sugar craft books will tell you you need a long list of expensive equipment they'll use to make one type of adornment never to be used again. This can suck a lot of beginners in to spending a fortune on equipment that's not essential. And cake decorating equipment is exorbitantly expensive. I can go buy some lustre dust and a couple of cutters required for one type of flower and kiss $100 goodbye, so knowing when to spend and when not to spend can save you a lot of pain.
I've been building up my