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.
Until then, have some progress shots!
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 @ Ubisoft7 months 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
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!
If you are considering going into the industry....If you are an artist or want to be one, especially if you want to get into the VFX industry, you should watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lcB9u-9mVE&feature=youtu.beIf you are considering going into the industry....6 months ago in Personal More Like This
It touches on a few things I feel are important to understand as an artist and even as consumers of art:
1.) Art is not an exact science. It can be difficult to put a price tag on it, let alone the often very complicated processes of making it.
2.) Computers are tools that facilitate our work but they DO NOT do the work for us.
3.) Don't get into this industry for the money. If you go into this line of work, you do it because you love it. If someone happens to get lucky or has a really great idea and he/she hits it big, GREAT! Good for him/her. But don't go in expecting that to happen to you. Chances are it won't. If you are lucky, you will find a nice middleclass job you can support yourself and your family on for a while...... until....
4.) Unfortunately, a lot of employers see artists as disposable. When
Knite Book 1 on Sale at 4DE.com and Anime ExpoKnite Book 1 is finally out for pre-order at 4DE.COM!Knite Book 1 on Sale at 4DE.com and Anime Expo1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The first 500 pre-ordered will come autographed by me!
And if you're going to Anime Expo this weekend, you can get a signed copy before everyone else! There will only be 200 copies available at the con since the rest of the shipment has not arrived yet. My Artist Alley table is at A24 and A25. My other book, 1000 Words, and all posters will also be on sale at the con.
See you there!
"The night sky is black, shrouded with a fog of soot and toxins. The gears of China's industrial revolution turn, unceasing, manufacturing the wants of an entire world. The consequences soar upwards until the lights of the heavens have dimmed and vanished altogetherů
But there will be stars this night.
The Knites have made it their mission bring the stars back to the night in China, hanging from the tails of k
Concerning Latest Update + Tribute Videos!Okay a few things I need to say because I feel like repeating this in the comments is doing nothingConcerning Latest Update + Tribute Videos!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
IT'S OKAY TO BE SAD OVER A CHARACTER DEATH. BUT KEEP IN MIND THAT THE REASON SOMEONE DIES IN MY COMIC IS BECAUSE THEY HAD FAINTED INGAME. BY THE RULES OF NUZLOCKE, FAINT EQUALS DEATH.
Seriously, I even posted my godamn battle notes in the video for comparision. It was not me purposely trying to kill off a character out of drama. It did happen and I am drawing a COMIC BASED OFF OF MY OWN GAMEPLAY. The reason it looks that way is because I was able to build his character up for over a year so you guys get attached to my characters. I wanted you guys to like them or at least know about them before some of them got killed ingame.
FYI, MORE DEATHS ARE COMING IN THIS COMIC. I cannot assure whether this will be right away or later, but KNOW of it. It's a godamn nuzlocke. As I said before, it is okay if you were legitimately sad about this. I'm sorry it had to go that way bu
Some originalsSome originals6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Put up a few more originals on online store!
Also I just finished 4th semester of my graphic design program!
Hope to do many paintings over the summer! : )
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 : )
Want to Work in the Industry?:iconbobbie-the-jean: made a very good journal entry where she briefly discusses what to expect in the film industry, and I thoroughly recommend reading it to familiarize yourself with what it's like:Want to Work in the Industry?6 months ago in Personal More Like This
I also recommend following her link to this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lcB9u-9mVE&feature=youtu.be which really drives home some of the issues with the demographic for artists/VFX in the world right now. As an animation graduate we are made aware of these discrepancies while still at college, and the hefty workloads and looming deadlines with zero compensation and lack of sleep could be considered a precursor to what we could expect in future.
A lot of people still seem to have rose-coloured glasses over their eyes in regards to what it must be like to be a "good artist" hired in the industry; this is the reality of it. You have to take the good with the bad, there are no guarantees, and you really, really have to love what you're doing.
WOOOOT ANIME EXPO 2013!!!WOOOOT ANIME EXPO 2013!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Been organizing my prints for AX and it took up the entire living room floor. I'm glad my roommates aren't home or they wouldn't be able to get out orz
I will be at Anime Expo this July 4th -7th, 2013 at the LA Convention Center in California. You can find me in the Artist Alley at tables A24 - A25, under the name Wenqing Yan/Yuumei. I will be selling a limited 200 copies of the new Knite book, 1000 Words, and all of my posters
Come by and hang out!
Myths of Unova FASHION Contest! [CLOSED4JUDGING]THANK YOU FOR PARTICIPATING! Results should be up within a weekMyths of Unova FASHION Contest! [CLOSED4JUDGING]5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Yooooo Ky-nim here with another contest!
Ever wanted to try making the Myths of Unova cast wear an outfit you wished they wore? Want some shiny Pokemon for your X/Y game? If you said yes to any of those (esp the second one), we have a "Fashion Contest" for you!! Which may or may not be a way to keep ya'll distracted until the hiatus ends eheheh
Sounds like a fun contest and want to participate? Awesome! Here are some guidelines for the contest.
Draw any of the MoU cast (human, Pokemon) in an outfit that they would not normally wear!
Gijinkas of the Pokemon cast are allowed (dead 'mons too!)
Doing a crossover outfit entry is okay (i.e. KLK, SnK). BUT since creativity is part of the judging criteria (see below), please keep in mind that a entry with original outfits (or even outfits that take influence/reference to a show without copy-pasting) will be rated higher in that category.
Please keep all
Writing, Reading, Blogging... 6 months in.This is going to be a bit of a departure from my normal journals. I'm one of those people that tends to pop up now and then in between projects and "update" everyone on how I am and what I'm doing... once in awhile I'll even post an art feature... but I don't do a lot of "articles". Today, at least for an hour, that's going to change. Why? Because after spending the last 6 months of my life blogging and immersing myself in the writer community, I feel I've learned a few things that deserve to be shared here on DeviantART, where the writing community tends to feel like a string of small, secluded islands.Writing, Reading, Blogging... 6 months in.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Don't get me wrong, DeviantART is GREAT for artists as far as community goes. There's an amazing amount of people here who do their best to help out their fellow artists and support the new ones. Unfortunately, the writing community here is a lot smaller, and a lot more... closed off. Most serious writers who post their work to DeviantART are met with a chirping cricket. People may rea
Featured Prints Artist Interview with ArtgermFeatured Prints Artist Interview with Artgerm8 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Featured Prints Artist: Stanley Lau
Stanley Lau a.k.a. Artgerm is a busy child as an illustrator, designer, concept artist and art director. Born and bred in Hong Kong, he soaked up his creativity and interest in arts early on and trained his artistic skills and knowledge ever since in a never-ending process. Filled with creative juices to the top of his head, Stanley is active all day with various projects at his Imaginary Friends Studios designing art and concepts for computer and card games companies, animation houses or comic publishers. He is also founder of his own advertising & design agency and a t-shirt label, and when Stanley is not working on any of these, he can be found playing video games across many platforms or the occasional karaoke session. We are proud to feature Artgerm as our Prints Artist of the Month in a very interesting interview.
New Program: MischiefSo there's this program called Mischief that I feel like not a lot of people may know about right now. I only know about it thanks to my tumblr dashboard.New Program: Mischief10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hmm, to talk about it would be easier in bullet points so let's get to that.
Infinite canvas, resolution, and dimension. It's all specialized textured vector so no matter how small you draw you can export it to a .psd or .jpg of ANY RESOLUTION AND ANY DIMENSION which is pretty fucking amazing and helps those people who can't handle heavy programs or preset resolutions like in SAI or Photoshop.
It's like drawing on paper. Like to me it's really forgiving paper. The select tool is pretty much like a canvas cropping device-- you select and then you can export the selected area as the cropped image. Otherwise it doesn't do nice things like resize, scale, or rotate. (Just yet anyway, I think they're still developing.) So it's a good practice tool.
It's really smooth and pleasant to draw
2000+ Points Giveaway! + Contest Deadline ExtendedThis month I am handing out over 2000 points in prizes! All you need to do to enter is +fav this journal entry! That's it!2000+ Points Giveaway! + Contest Deadline Extended2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Grand Prize: 1000pts
First Entry: 150pts (Winner: shi-ranai )
How to Enter
- You must +fav this journal. (Required)
1. Your deviantART account must be at least one month old.
2. No *plz accounts.
4. No begging.
5. No spamming, abusive behavior or anything else that falls against deviantART's rules.
This is a simple giveaway! Winners will be chosen at random.
Giveaway ends November 4th, 2012!
In addition to running this 2000 point giveaway, I am also extending the deadline for my super major art contest! If you want to enter for a chance at winning $300 in points, prizes and art supplies, head over to my journal post here: http://poultrychamp.deviantart.com/journal/PoultryChamp-s-Huge-Art-Contest-300-in-Prizes-326051383 and enter to win!
So you've decided to talk to an artistHey everybody, this is going around over on tumblr, but I feel like it's just as relevant here and it's a really good informational post for people that have/want to have good dealings and interactions with online artists. Because seriously, these are really good things to know. (I mean, I've been pestered by almost all of these at some point or another, and if people had read these they might have saved me a lot of annoyance) So give it a read if you'd like. The original post comes from www.phantom42.tumblr.comSo you've decided to talk to an artist5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Don’t tell an artist, “SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!" or "I would totally buy that!" if you’re not ready and/or willing to back it up with an actual purchase. Artists love that you love the piece, but often produce pieces/quantities based on apparent interest and potential customers. Gauges of potential buyers and gauges of general interest are both very important, but they are very different.
video sketchesyes you guessed it.video sketches3 months ago in Personal More Like This
i saw my husbands video and felt the urge of wanting to make one as well. why? dunno.. I just realized I wanted to relax and sketch whatever so I turned on my recorder XD
its funny, there have been so many times I wanted to demonstrate the way both me and my husband write our comics. but I just couldn't get around to catching that moment when I had a certain idea I wanted to turn into a strip.
With me it happens gradually, especially now that I have a ton of work on the side so I can draw an idea in a few doodles, and let it sit around. then after a few days I come back to it.. or after a month or after 3 months. sometimes the idea is good, and sometimes it isn't. sometimes when you think you had the best idea, you wake up the next morning and think.. what was i thinking ?? XD
This can never fit there!
But sometimes its a fun or interesting idea so you keep it anyway XD
well this video shows how the ideas are born. I'm pretty sure many of you are f
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 Sequence2 years 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.
Mentorship (CLOSED + SOBBING)EDIT: Seriously guys this is hard, I'm just gonna go to my corner and sob a little bit. I WANT TO HELP ALL OF YOOUU. :icongivingupplz:Mentorship (CLOSED + SOBBING)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm going through all my notes now, hang tight folks!
Taking a page from my former Professor Krishna's book, and as a gift to all my wonderful followers, I'm going to offer this up to everyone.
Several things brought this on, and it would probably be a long and boring read (tl;dr as the internet would say) so I will spare you all the details. Essentially it boils down to:
1. I Love helping artists
2. I enjoy the enthusiasm of people wanting to learn something new. It feeds my own inspiration.
Now I make no claims to be an expert or master in anything - quite the contrary. I am in a constant state of critique and am hyper critical of every work I post up here. I also recognize one thing I really want is hard to come by without offering up some dough - and that's a mentor. I'm not downing any artist who offers their
am i alive - requests [pickinggg]Edit: I'm starting to pick now! You may still post but I'm most likely to pick someone from the "first round." Right now debating on a join.me and I'll update if there's one. Thanks! U v Uam i alive - requests [pickinggg]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hi as a thanks for my watchers and also a chance to finally get smth from me after all this time I'm opening temporary requests
plz read everything it's not much and it'll save a lot of questions and possible assumptions of me being a jerk
Post with a direct link to a design (or give me their Weebly/character page) and I'll consider DO NOT NOTE ME
I want this to be a really stress free run so I'm not replying to anyone unless it's for conversational purposes or if I have art for you.
If I choose your design I'll reply to you with a link. Sorry if I don't end up replying to you but no hard feelings and since these are free requests I'm not obligated to do anything. I have the right to draw as much as I feel like depending how much I like the character or the stage of warm-up I'm at.
Louis's VA and I had a violent falling out ...JUST KIDDING!!Louis's VA and I had a violent falling out ...1 year 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.)
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 Ib2 years 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
About AdoptablesEverything is said in :iconrinslettuce:'s and :iconresadoptables:'s journalsAbout Adoptables1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Let me tell you, I've dealed with some shitty people (yes you are shitty people because you go out of your fucking way to gather people JUST to make an artist feel bad for their success and you can very well be doing other things with your life to solve whatever damn problems you have) on adoptables and I'm not going to tolerate it further but people know that and it's been smooth sailing so far. But of course the same shitty type of people are around that rag on other people's success and then instead of getting inspired and doing something to get money (OR EVEN JUST TALK SMACK ABOUT THEM BEHIND THEIR BACKS I MEAN COME ON, ARE YOU SO SELF ENTITLED YOU CAN'T KEEP THAT STUFF TO YOURSELF?) will be around and harrassing those in the adoptable community. I've seen people from sellers to purchasers being harassed and it's really fucking disgusting.
If you feel the need to
Need Help Finding Voice ActorsHey guys!Need Help Finding Voice Actors20 hours ago in Personal More Like This
So now I finally have some cash in my Valiard Kitty, it's time to start planning an animated trailer for my novel! Nothing extravagant. Just 30 seconds or so. Something to help spread the word.
I can totally do the visuals, but as for the audio, I am absolutely the worst person to try doing that.
Okay, I know there are people who do voice acting on commission over the Internet. I just have zero idea of where to start looking for these people. I sort of remember Newgrounds as being a place to look, but I also remember that Newgrounds is a deep, dark, sticky pit of nope.
Anybody here know where I can start my search?
I'll probably only need a guy who can pull off an upper-class English accent. Get some Gangfield voice-overs goin' awww yiss son tea and crumpets dawg. :iconswaggydoggyplz:
Also, anybody know where I can find someone to do the composition of the music? I
Kecky: Where Is She Now?You may have noticed I'm hardly active on Deviant Art anymore, but I'm still drawing a lot and posting my work elsewhere online!!!Kecky: Where Is She Now?10 months ago in Personal More Like This
So in case anyone's been wondering where I wandered off to, here's a list of the places you can find me these days!!!!!
First of all, you REALLY MUST watch my animation thesis film if you haven't yet!!!
It's on Vimeo right here: http://vimeo.com/kecky/hightide
Main/personal blog: http://kecky.tumblr.com
Art-only blog (v proffesh) : http://kristinkemper.tumblr.com
Homestuck-only blog: http://wendythang.tumblr.com
TWITTER (not v proffesh) : http://www.twitter.com/kecky415
SOCIETY6 (buy prints and t-shirts and tote bags and stuff with my art!) : http://society6.com/kecky/prints
BEHANCE (proffesh portfolio!) : http://www.behance.net/kecky
I still post my work here whenever I remember, but honestly that's becoming less and less often! If you really want to see my stuff as soon as I post it, then my art tumblr or Society6 are most definite