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=450s
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. ...10 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.
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.
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 SINGAPORE9 months 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
Life Update - HAT News, etc.Hullo my fellow Deviants,Life Update - HAT News, etc.3 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
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.
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.
ADAM ANT HAS A NEW ALBUM!?ADAM ANT HAS A NEW ALBUM COMING OUT!!!ADAM ANT HAS A NEW ALBUM!?11 months ago in Personal More Like This
All together now: EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE~!!!!!!
Who is Adam Ant, you ask?! WHO?!! He's only the ENTIRE REASON Louis Despatis even EXISTS!!!
It is a little-known fact, but I was listening to Adam Ant the fateful I day I put pencil to paper in my sketchbook, and began to doodle what would later become the most popular and dandy of my OCs. And I continue to love his music.
Excuse me while I go bounce off the walls and then explode with happiness and then die in a pool of my-life-is-fulfilled, thank you. Except that I won't really, because I have a whole new reason to exist.
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.)
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?
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!
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
Honour Amongst Thieves ... Podcast?Let it never be said that Sak doesn't deliver!Honour Amongst Thieves ... Podcast?10 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!
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
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!
Holy Gypsy Kings, Batmanhttp://www.baseentertainmentasia.com/notredamedeparis/Holy Gypsy Kings, Batman1 week ago in Personal More Like This
It's coming to Singapore ... right bam-smack when I'm out of the country on holidays.
Oh well, I've been out of the HoND thing for a long time now.
Buy a pitchfork, get a flaming torch free!I don't usually point out jerks like this, but this particular offender is posting a wide range of other people's stuff, including mine.Buy a pitchfork, get a flaming torch free!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
If you spot someone else's art in amongst his gallery, let them know.
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
Get your ass to Mars.Want a free ticket to Mars? Dutch company, Mars One, is accepting aplications from any and all would-be adventurers that are willing to be hurled at the red planet.Get your ass to Mars.8 months ago in Personal More Like This
The catch? The ticket is one-way. Their goal is to establish a settlement, not a resort.
So, if you're bat-sh*t mental and want to take part in "Operation Space-Grave", contact Mars One. I and all the other sane people will wave you off and divvy up the Terran luxuries you'll no longer be using.
You're one ugly mother f**ker.Last time I was in Birmingham (England) I was surprised to see a Predator standing in the middle of New Street. It made a welcome change to the crap "living statue" guy.You're one ugly mother f**ker.1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Made me smile.
And then I saw this……which didn't.
I can't articulate my sheer and utter loathing of people like that. They just make the world feel a little more bleak.
A good few people watch my DevArt page. Some of you must be from the English Midlands. Share this vid.
EDIT - Huh....looks like he's already been found: http://imgur.com/gallery/wOXiJnd
That didn't take long. Only happened yesterday! Yay for the internet.....and yay for stupid people uploading evidence of their crimes.
EDIT EDIT - Or did they get him? Most up-to-date news I've read say the police are still investigating.
EDIT EDIT EDIT - A more reliable source (the Police themselves) have announced that a man has given himself up in regards to the incident. Probably the m
I Apologise ...Big, fat apology for all my watchers if you've asked me questions or sent me notes and I haven't replied to them. Either your comment annoyed me and I deleted it (I've been on edge lately with college stress and irritation is rife) but more likely I just haven't gotten around to cleaning out my inbox ... all 420 comments at the moment. I'm just chucking art up here as I go but I have no time to breathe.I Apologise ...10 months ago in Personal More Like This
In the meantime, I'd also like to advertise :iconthe-oc-consortium:, a new group organized by our own :iconarbitrarycrow: herself as a place to adverise our Original Characters. Spawned by my recent rant about the constant labeling most OCs get from others, this group is a place to show off your originality and comment on others, so do give it a look or join in.
Just doing my part to advertise for a fellow Deviant. Stay awesome and keep drawing. I'm going to go back to the college and chain myself
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!