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 Situation7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Until then, have some progress shots!
My ApologiesHello all,My Apologies6 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
Louis's VA and I had a violent falling out ...JUST KIDDING!!Louis's VA and I had a violent falling out ...5 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.)
Honour Amongst Thieves ... Podcast?Let it never be said that Sak doesn't deliver!Honour Amongst Thieves ... Podcast?11 months 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!
It's Happening!!Louis is starting to talk!It's Happening!!10 months 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
Mini Contest (Headshot for Anasto) - CLOSEDHey folks. I realized I have a bunch of Deviantart Points laying around that I really don't have any use for, so I thought I'd use them and have a little contest.Mini Contest (Headshot for Anasto) - CLOSED5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'd like some art of my new MH boy, Anasto, to use as his avatar on his RP tumblr (and perhaps anywhere else I may use him). Mostly cause I'm weird and don't like using my own art as their avatars cause I get bored looking at my own art xD
One entry per person
Only needs to be a head/shoulder up shot, but if you want to make it into a halfbody or fullbody you're completely welcome to. Doing something more then a headshot will not improve your chances, although I may be inclined to do a sketch or something for you down the road as thanks for the extra effort if you should place.
Must be full colored. Sketches/incomplete art will not be accepted
Must be of Anasto and only him.Don't need to be in the Monster High Fandom to enter (just in case any of
omg im almost crying ahhALL THE FEELS ;__; this song is from my childhood aaahomg im almost crying ahh6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Children Choirs Always gives me goosebumps and Everything its so prettty aaaaaah
Saturday Feature: MalesSorry, a few hours past Saturday I know, but I was busy yesterday adn then had a guest so I wasn't able to get it up until now xD Anyway this week's theme was Male's, enjoy!Saturday Feature: Males2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Thank you to everyone who submitted pieces!
Lloyd (OC) by ~alperyarali1 Vego The Dark One by ~KingVego
Mahaleo by =Kamau-Studios Jalal appears by ~Lady-Shroob cupid has issues by ~GoblinBat Thorium by ~MonsterYouMade AA: Timothy McGowan Concept Art by !DelarosaDX A Fate Worse Than Death by ~Imnurhest Chains of badassery by *TaviTheBlue Two face fan art by ~DavidSanchezart I've Been Painting Through the Night by *SpicePrincess - Par de Dos - by ~RealNoir13 30072013 by ~FruitTartz Cancer by =Theanimalparade
Secret Santa #2 Signups! (All slots filled!)Hey there folks For those who have known/watched me for longer then a year will know that last year I held a Secret Santa! There was a lot of awesome people involved and lots of wonderful gifts given!Secret Santa #2 Signups! (All slots filled!)2 months ago in Personal More Like This
I said that if it went well that I'd be happy to host it yet again this year, so here I am! Here's hoping we get as awesome a turn out this year as we did last, if not even better!
Rules to Keep in Mind
All gifts need to be completed by Christmas. If you don't think you'd be able to get yours done in that time frame (which you'll have well over a month and a half or so get it done) then don't say you want to join in! I don't want anyone to not receive a gift because their Secret Santa didn't get it done!
I am sorry, but I will not be accepting deviants who only write or do work on bases only. I am also sorry to say there is a minimum requirement to skill level so it's f
Headshot/portrait commissions CLOSEDHi gaiz,Headshot/portrait commissions CLOSED1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I might not take regular commissions this year anymore unless you've already noted me, so I am opening a new style of commission this time, headshot/portrait ones, since they're simple and fast for me to finish, and since I still have regular commissions to work on. Anyways, I must make it clear that I won't start on these before Christmas, so I'd advice not to order a Christmas gift or something of the sort that needs to be finished before 25th, I just really need some cash right now *must pay rent* sorry ;A;
For more info, read bellow...
Digital, Cell/ anime style
something like this, more detailed and less sketchy of course!
Headshot/portrait- U$13 each (+ U$10 for add character/ it also can be the same character with different expressions)
If you are interested note me with the info bellow:
Paypal name & email:
Number of characters:
Expression: *optional, but it would be nice for me
Commission a Friend!Hay gais, hay!Commission a Friend!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
The ever-so-lovely and so-friggin'-brilliant-at-art-I-am-so-jealous-of-his-skill :iconliamskitso: is offering $20 bust commissions (SERIOUSLY CHEAP!! What a steal!) that you should totally go and check out!! I just got mine and I love it!
He also takes duo-commissions. So seriously guys, check him ouuuutttt!! His stuff makes me want to hide away in a cave somewhere with nothing but Photoshop, a tablet, paper, and pens until I learn what actual art really is.
Well? What are you waiting for!
Support an Animator, Please Vote!Hey guys!Support an Animator, Please Vote!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
My friend and colleague at work, Qing Sheng, has entered an animated short into the Digicon6 festival, and all of us over here at LASALLE would appreciate it if you dropped him a vote! Simply head on over here and "Like" this video: http://viddsee.com/video.php?video=affinity_our_song_2013
He his a mostly self-taught 3D animator, who graduated last year from ADM. Digicon is an Animation Film Competition featuring mostly student groups or solo projects, and we would appreciate any support. Thanks all in advance!
(PS: There are over 20,000 of you supposedly lurking around my gallery, I will be sorely disappointed if this doesn't get at least 20,000 votes!)
Quotes of the Day::iconcanadian-rainwater: "I didn't see the water in the glass, it was invisible!"Quotes of the Day:1 year ago in Personal More Like This
:icongellyh: "My ass itches ... " *FARTS*
Creepypasta birthday scenario gameSo recently I've been looking at those birthday scenario games (where you select your month and day and see what happens) and I've only found two creepypasta ones, and I didn't really care for half of the characters there. So I went to a randomizer website and put in scenarios and characters, randomized it several times, so apparently I'm going to sing karaoke with Valtiel and also take over the world with him, then have a staring contest with Masky, and get drunk with Mira. Fun stuff.Creepypasta birthday scenario game8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I was thinking about putting it on a picture so you guys can do it too, 'cause it's fun :3 Let me know if you want me to.
Also I was randomly reading about Daft punk. I read that after the big tsunami in Japan they auctioned off their Ferrari to help Japan, I just thought that was nice of them :3 It was a car used in 'Electroma'
Meet And Greet the Voice of James!That's right!Meet And Greet the Voice of James!3 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!
Meet Louis?Now that I've made you look ...Meet Louis?7 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!
Warm Bodies ...Warm Bodies ...9 months 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
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 ...10 months 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
Life Update - HAT News, etc.Hullo my fellow Deviants,Life Update - HAT News, etc.4 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
BOOK THIEF CASTASDJFGDKOSAJGHKLFSD;BOOK THIEF CAST10 months ago in Personal More Like This
LOOK AT RUDY
LOOK AT HIM
AND LOOK AT LIESEL
LOOK AT HER
AND FUCKING PERFECT GEOFREY RUSH IS FYUHCKING HANS
MY WHOLE LIFE HAS BEEN LEADING TO THIS MOMENT
PLEASE MAKE THIS MOVIE BEAUTIFUL
THIS IS MY FAVOURITE BOOK EVER WRITTEN
Goodbye BossSome of you may have heard this already but Dondi Bethea aka:icondmajorboss: who's my editor and writer for Sugarbits and a good friend has recently passed away. He was part of Snafu and and we will cherish his memory and contribution to our team.Goodbye Boss7 months ago in Personal More Like This
We express our deepest sympathy to his family. May he rest in peace.
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OK PEOPLE Statement of the day"Art should be cheap. It's just a bunch of paint on a page." - Random kidOK PEOPLE Statement of the day3 months ago in Personal More Like This
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