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!
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.)
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
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
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
Teen Titans: Birthmark Screenshots!For some time now, I've been wanting to do a picture of Raven from the Teen Titan's episode "Birthmark". Somehow I've just not gotten to it. Well today I decided to fix that, and started looking for some screenshots from the show for research. And...ugh. Nearly every screenshot I found was worthless. Having no choice, I pulled out my Season 4 DVD of Teen Titans and decided to grab some shots myself. (I even photoshopped a few images that were camera panning shots to make one image) Since it was a process, and maybe others have had this same frustration, I decided to upload a few of my shots for everyone. Hope this helps out! Enjoy.Teen Titans: Birthmark Screenshots!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Give a Comment,Get a CommentGive a Comment,Get a Comment Offical Thread.Give a Comment,Get a Comment10 months ago in Personal More Like This
We all put hard work into our artwork and we all know secretly deep down inside (We love Comments) So here is the place where YOU give a Comment and GET a comment.Both at the same time helping us and Other fellow Friends out as well.
This for all the artists to unite and come together and post some comments on each others work.You can also criticise,Fave and even Watch :3.But lets get Comments flowing on each others work and make us feel good.
How this works?
Favorite this Journal (Optional)
Invite a Friend (Optional)
Post a comment saying something like "I give comments".
Start getting Comments.
No advertising such as "1 point = 10 Comments"
Give criticism,Not Abusive.
>(Its one thing to say this is good but it could be better and another to say "This is crap,I dislike it I only
Artist Toolbox - Game Art toolsSo as per the theme of Artist's Toolbox week, we continue on with the various tools Game Developers, or more specifically, Game Development Artists would use Now these are only some tools that I will go into detail with (generally the main ones) but I will list various others at the end of the article that I know of but are less common.Artist Toolbox - Game Art tools8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Let's get started!
One of the main Game Development tools out there for concept art, texture art, storyboard art, etc. Photoshop is a must have must know tool in the GDA world and is often one of the main programs installed at various studios. Photoshop has evolved from what it was originally (quite literally a photo editing tool with basic art skills) to a program a large margin of any artists use today. There's tons of tutorials out there for it and many resources out there to help with the learning process.
Photoshop is primarily but not limited to used for: texturing, concept art, post production clean up, cover art, card a
PE: Sta.sh features and TutorialHey there! In the following article, we will be exploring the features of sta.sh and deviantART Muro! If you'd like to learn about sta.sh writer, I wrote a tutorial here. You can read fluf-studios later/earlier this week.PE: Sta.sh features and Tutorial8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Welcome to Sta.sh
Basic Sta.sh Mechanics
Muliti-Submit/ Delete / Stack
Sta.sh Item Options
How to Submit
Sta.sh Did You Know? >Comments
> Extended Publishing Options
Sta.sh is pretty nice. It is organized and nicely integrates with the rest of deviantART. Yay.
Using sta.sh for the first time
It will look like this:
Site Update: The New Journal Writer (Beta Testers)In our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: The New Journal Writer (Beta Testers)11 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
The New Way To Write Journals (Beta Testers Only)
Sta.sh Writer's toolbar and sidebar have been incorporated into the Write a Journal Entry page to make for a more dynamic journal creation experience! Some of the most highly requested features for the Journal submission page have been present in Sta.sh Writer for some time, such as rich-text formatting and a formatting toolbar. With Sta.sh Writer's advanced capability added, writing a Journal becomes even easier than before.
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
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.
PE: The art of OrigamiWhat is Origami?PE: The art of Origami7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Origami (折り紙, from ori meaning "folding", and kami meaning "paper" (kami changes to gami due to rendaku) is the traditional Japanese art of paper folding, which started in the 17th century AD at the latest and was popularized outside of Japan in the mid-1900s. It has since then evolved into a modern art form. The goal of this art is to transform a flat sheet of paper into a finished sculpture through folding and sculpting techniques, and as such the use of cuts or glue are not considered to be origami. Paper cutting and gluing is usually considered kirigami.
History of origami
Have had the most extensive tradition, there is evidence of an independent tradition of paperfolding in China, as well as in Germany, Italy and Spain among other places. However, because of the problems associated with preserving origami, there is very little direc
Artist's Toolbox: Origami PaperOrigami PaperArtist's Toolbox: Origami Paper8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Japanese for 'Paper' is Kami 紙. For Japanese speakers, the word Kami may refer to any kind of paper, but for English speakers, Kami is often used informally to refer to pre-cut packaged squares of paper.
There are a lot of different kinds of paper that you can use for origami. Usually square in shape, there are some that are of different shapes in different materials and different gradients. Based on this, a popular question that is asked is What kind of paper should be used for origami?
There is no single, correct answer. You are free to use whatever paper you like, but it does depend on what you are folding. Here are some types of paper that you could consider using for origami:
Washi paper is the traditional origami paper used in Japan. It is usually considered the finest and most expensive paper and, while it is handmade, it
PE: SculpturesPE: Sculptures8 months ago in Personal More Like This
What are Sculptures?
Sculptures are the visual arts that operates in three dimensions, and one of the plastic arts. They come in various colors, shapes and sizes, and together with carving, assembled by welding, modelling, molded, or cast.
What can I make with Scuptures?
A simple answer: Anything you want to!
and other things.
Types of Sculpting
PE: Preproduction is Key!Surprise! Contrary to what rydi1689 announced, I'm here to deliver one final article on Manga & Anime week! And it's pretty huge... prepare yourselves.PE: Preproduction is Key!7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Special thanks to my partner in crime, J-Cleo, for helping me write this!
Creating manga is quite daunting as a project. You have to worry about so many things and prepare for unforeseen problems. While I don’t claim to be an expert on the field, I can at least share with you my experiences while on a quest to create my own manga.
Bear in mind, this guide is geared towards individuals serious about entering the field or wanting to create a well-developed story. That doesn’t mean you can’t use this advice if you’re a hobbyist (more power to you!) but this focuses on taking it that extra step.
The Story Concept
The first thing you need should be obvious: the concept, or idea, for your story. This could be something you’ve had in your mind for a while, a sud
MY 1st CONTEST--''Support Ben's Return to dA''CONTEST OVER!MY 1st CONTEST--''Support Ben's Return to dA''9 months ago in Personal More Like This
THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!
FINAL DEADLINE EXTENSION:
new deadline: SEPTEMBER 7
Yup, just one more and for a very good reason. One of the participants who has yet to finish their entry has experienced a rather traumatic death in the family along with a few other real-life problems related to that death, as well as school starting. By itself, the school starting thing really isn't reason enough for a contest extension, but when it comes at the same time as a lot of other stressful things, yeah, that's more than enough a reason.
This will, however, be the final contest extension can't keep dragging it out.
**UPDATE #2----You'll REALLY want to read this one.... it doesnt change the contest, but everyone putting hard effort into this deserves to know a bit of recently-discovered truth
One of the judges has been in contact with Ben Balisteri very recently and h
Summer contest 2013- WINNERS POSTED^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Summer contest 2013- WINNERS POSTED1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED FOR ENTRIES
CONGRATS TO THE WINNERS...
2nd- :iconf-innick: http://f-innick.deviantart.com/art/A-Frosty-Night-379323509
PE: Art NouveauArt NouveauPE: Art Nouveau8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
A.k.a. "That beautiful detailed flowery art style".
Art Nouveau is an art movement that was most popular between 1890 and 1910. It originated in England and France, where it spread over the last two decades of the 19th century. The origins in each respective country vary though. For example, the German "Jugendstil" was first used 1897 as criticism against cheap mass production of works from artists like Henry van de Velde. Art Nouveau was by far no consistent art movement; there were several geographical differences, although some basic characteristics stayed the same. Those key features are decorative curves and flowery elements.
All in all "Art Nouveau" constisted of divergent art movements in Europe.
Art Nouveau: France, French for 'New Art',
How to make a styrofoam sturgeon for opera/theatreHow to make a styrofoam sturgeon for opera/theatre7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've for a long time wanted to make some sort of tutorial so I thought this was the perfect moment! The only WIP pictures I have available at the moment are these of making this sturgeon, so why not, I'll tell you how I made it and some tips and tricks!
Just one note, english is my second language, so sorry for any weird sentences and also I don't claim this is the best or right way to do it, this is just how I did it
I made this fish for the opera La Boheme when I had an internship at an opera. It was supposed to look like a sturgeon (they are really big!) and seem to be frozen stiff.
I don't know what kind of styrofoam there is in other countries but I used the swedish pink kind that is pretty dense. All types of styrofoam has both pros and cons and to find out what you like to work with you will just have to try them out.
The set designer at the opera wanted the fish to be sort of
Flight 119AFlight 119AFlight 119A8 months ago in Personal More Like This
There were days when you just want to tear a door right off its hinges. This. Was. One of those days.
Next to me, a woman snoring obnoxiously as if she swallowed a rusty chainsaw for breakfast. Her pungent perfume was sprayed heavily to mask the smell of a baby’s throw up.The blend of flowery perfume and unchanged diaper violated my nostrils until my head pounded as if a Quinceañera party with bad Skrillex songs were blasting inside my head. Inside her arms, nestled a baby around 9 months old, sleeping soundly. The air flight regulations demanded any traveling children to be put to sleep under oral anesthesia. I hate kids.
Anyways, the lights in the small air craft were off. I’m heading to Milky Beach, some place on “Arth”. Why? I don’t know, my doctor told me I have three months left to live, I might die at any given moment. Brain tumor. Cliche, I know. It is what it is.
Occasionally, I’d see things that weren’t there.
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!
Intro to LapidaryIntro to LapidaryIntro to Lapidary7 months ago in Personal More Like This
An overview of some of the tools and stones
Lapidary is the art of cutting gems and cutting, engraving, carving, and polishing rock. It has been around in some form since prehistory. Today, I’d like to discuss some the various tool and a few of the stone types that you may encounter or work with if you acquire this hobby.
Rock Saw: A rock saw is a saw that holds a diamond or silica carbon blade and is used to cut rock. It runs through a reservoir of oil or water in order to keep the blade cool, and help lubricate the path that you are cutting. They come in many different sizes.
Lapping Machine: A lapping machine is used to sand or polish smooth surfaced rock. These machines are great for flat work or cabochon making. Just like the majority of machines used to work rock, the lapping machines must have a
Midnight TrainI barely take public transportation, well. Humans infest those places.Midnight Train10 months ago in Personal More Like This
My intense workout previous nights left me incapable of dragging my ass home. I figured, 12:21AM, the metro must be empty.
I stepped through the past midnight train and GOD WHERE THE EFF did these creatures come from? There were men, women, laughing, little devil prawns (kids, I hate kids), some had eyes glued onto their electronic devices like mindless droids.
The doors slammed shut as I try to dash back out to the platform. Damn.
Okay, breathe. They're just humans. I can do this.
The humans carried with them plates of pretzels, ice cream bars, trays of fast food and fries soaked in ketchup. A man's face was buried deep in his BBQ chicken. The train smelled like an inside of a Japanese restaurant that serves McDonald junk and alcohol beverages. A little girl kept staring at me from across the isle, arms clinging to her mom's sleeve. Half of her face was painted with festive cherry blossom petals and fairy-like swi