Honour Amongst Thieves ... Podcast?Let it never be said that Sak doesn't deliver!
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!
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. ...11 months 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.
About My School?I frequently get questions about LASALLE College of the Arts, where I study. Unfortunately I don't have time to go into tremendous detail when answering them, as much as I'd like to explain more what it's like. But maybe these can give you a glimpse:About My School?9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I don't know why my face looks so fat in the second one. Where did my jawline go?
Showreel 2012-2013Hey folks,Showreel 2012-201310 months 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.
James Hunter's Intro SequenceJames's Intro Sequence (in sketch lines!) is available for your viewing over on my Youtube account, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IED8ZOGzpXc&feature=youtu.beJames Hunter's Intro Sequence10 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's sound-effect-less, music-less, and not cleaned up at all, but I will be uploading each scene as I complete them so that the voice actors can see how their work is coming together. Perhaps it's also interesting for people interested in some of the processes of animation, as well.
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
For the Love of Ib So I have fallen in love with a horror game and that game is Ib (actually pronouced as "Eve" but try telling that to my mind). Beautiful in its simplicity of game play and amazing story-line, it is a definite must play. And it seems my admiration is not only limited to myself, as you will see the many spectacular artists inspired by this game!For the Love of Ib1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Some Information about the game
IB is a freeware horror game developed through the use of RpgMaker 2000/2003 by kouri and translated by VGperson.
The story revolves around Ib, a nine-year-old girl who visits an art museum with her parents. She looks around the museum on her own, and the lights suddenly began to flicker. She realizes that all the people have suddenly vanished without a trace. Ib soon discovers the mysteries of the museum, and the dangers that inhabit it. Source: http://rpgmaker.wikia.com/wiki/Ib
You can download the game here: http://vgboy.daboms
Plugging the VAsHello all,Plugging the VAs6 months 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
Biweekly feature vol.1Hello everyone, I'm very happy to present the very first of the manyBiweekly feature vol.11 year 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 : )
Animation Progress ....So I've finally begun in-betweening James's introduction sequence ...Animation Progress ....11 months 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 Situation7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Until then, have some progress shots!
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!
Perfect Timing ....A visit from Aunt Flo when I'm already feeling dizzy, sick, and nauseous from a combination of exhaustion, stress, and sleep deprivation ...Perfect Timing ....10 months ago in Personal More Like This
OH FICKLE LADY FATE I LOVE YOUR SENSE OF HUMOUR HAR-DE HAR HAR.
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.)
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
Introducing you COPYIntroducing you COPY, Dropbox's direct competitor.Introducing you COPY6 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's technically the same as Dropbox, but offers much more space at an initial 15gb of cloud space FREE.
So click this https://copy.com?r=veqtNG and it'll take you through my referral to the page.
Why through my referral?
Because when you sign up you get 15GB cloud space free.
But through a referrer's link, once you verify your email and then download & install either the Copy app or program, like dropbox, we both get additional 5GB on top of that.
Now, that's fun and most important more space for free!
Then after that you can introduce it to all your friends for similar results and you can rack up tons of 5GB per referral.
In case you missed the link, click this https://copy.com?r=veqtNG
Just to push up and let more people know about this!
By the way, I have quite a number of users who registered BUT have not install the app/program on their phone or computer, that means it's not a full process, and you won't get t
Facebook and FlickrTo follow my work on FACEBOOK it's here : https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001666775571Facebook and Flickr7 months ago in Personal More Like This
... and Flickr it's here : http://www.flickr.com/photos/juliencoquentin/
New music video directed by idaniphotographyThis is my latest project for the fabulous Jazzy Jo. Enjoy!New music video directed by idaniphotography8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Directing & editing =idaniphotography
Real-time photoshop workshop session, one-on-one basis over the internet, using Skype's screen-share feature.
For more details please use the contact form or mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
PRECINCT 114Another short film i worked on around the same time as DRONE, I have collected the main design elements that were in the short....there was much more stuff but i will just post the highlights for now. The opportunity presented itself to me and i decided to take it as a design challenge and see what would come out of the collaboration. Having low budget (and time) constraints was definitely limiting in many respects but it also forced me to try to solve problems in different ways. If/when the project gets picked up i would of course like to go back in and redesign a lot of these but thought i would get these out there as a bookmark on where the project was in 2012.PRECINCT 1148 months ago in Personal More Like This
Will get around to posting some of the work on DA but until then you can get a preview on my website.
View the short here:
What would you like to know about storytelling?Greetings!What would you like to know about storytelling?9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I was just inspired by the wonderful Esha, a fantastic merchant from RuntimeDNA, to ask you folks over here a question.
I'm currently rendering out presentation frames for my online seminar, "Telling Stories with Poser", that I'll be giving on Sunday, March 24th, as part of this weekend's Poser Expo: Runtime Live event. So far I've got a ton of notes and a lot of information covered, but it occurs to me that there's still a chance that I'm not answering the questions that -you- want asked.
So, what would -you- like to know about stroytelling with Poser? Lighting? Camera angles? Composition? Backgrounds? Where to start??
This is one presentation that could -definitely- go on for multiple slots, there's so much information to cover, but it doesn't mean anything if the important things y'all need to know -aren't- a
Sharing this because people need to know.http://cryptcrawler.deviantart.com/art/CA-Org-TAD-Are-Stealing-Artist-Royalties-357909498Sharing this because people need to know.9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Disgusting behavior by a business that should know better.
Clients ripping of artists is bad enough, but artists ripping off artists is rock bottom, unforgiveable.
Stock and Resources DD Roundup for February 2013:iconelandria:Stock and Resources DD Roundup for February 20139 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Stock and Resource DDs given by ^Elandria
STOCK grace by ~ATD-photoBroken Glass Brushes - Eight by ~PerpetualStudios
embrace by ~Nataly-StockArabian 6 by ~KiwiaaFabric patterns 2 by ~xara24
10 Light Textures - Bokeh Pack II by *MagnifiqueNGypsy Girl 5 by *MickBarberMesh Pattern 8.0 by *Sed-rah-Stock
Autumn 23 by ~Avahlon-StockGet over here by ~Arcane-Catharsis25 by ~Luxxs
Stock and Resource DDs given by ^PirateLotus-Stock
Daenerys Targaryen 7 STOCK by *Aurelia-Isabellachibi tutorial ENG/RUS by =YumiKFWitch Court Pack 6 by *mizzd-stock
Horse Stock 26 by ~RuiorvenAdventure Book Tutorial I by =PlushboxHandmade Halos 2 brush set by ~lily-fox
World's first 3D drawing pen!I came across this http://www.the3doodler.com/ in an architecture forum originally (because of my work) It'd be interesting to see the possibilities with this nifty tool… Imagine literally doodling out a sculpture anytime, anywhere! Or in the case of architects and designers, draw out a basic 3D model of your building or object and present it to the client without spending hours and thousands of $$$$ on 3D modeling services!World's first 3D drawing pen!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Just wondering what everyone else thinks – is it revolutionary or a gimmick?
New art trailerNew art trailer10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Trailer Here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=liUk7Py2XEo
Thanks for the new watchers and comments!
Competition for Journal Skin Experts!So, I was thinking of arranging a little competition for those interested! Particularly those who are good at making Journal Skins -Competition for Journal Skin Experts!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm looking for an original journal skin I could use on my profile reflecting the fanfiction that I write (mainly mass effect with a Kaidan/romance). As a prize for the winner I would be willing to give:
* 1 year deviant membership
* Credit on the skin every time I use it
(Which is fairly regularly)
* Priority on any other future commissions
for skins from me
* Two runners-up will recieve 200 points each
If you are interested and want to give it a bash then simply create your skin and send me a link - I will then keep them in a nice little favourites folder until the end of the competition where I will enlist the help of three independent judges to help me choose a winner!
So details, details...
Well, the skin has to be Mass Effect themed (for those of you unfamiliar it is an Xbox360 game for which I w