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Game Character - Animated - The BitWraith by Seothen Game Character - Animated - The BitWraith :iconseothen:Seothen 3 0 Original Mech - 3D Model - Blender by Seothen Original Mech - 3D Model - Blender :iconseothen:Seothen 14 2 Invid Patrol by Seothen Invid Patrol :iconseothen:Seothen 8 5 Tommy Gun Updated - 3D Model by Seothen Tommy Gun Updated - 3D Model :iconseothen:Seothen 2 3 Necron Staff by Seothen Necron Staff :iconseothen:Seothen 18 0 Amalgam Mecha by Seothen Amalgam Mecha :iconseothen:Seothen 6 3 The Bunny by Seothen The Bunny :iconseothen:Seothen 19 8 Shadow Hawk - 3D - Cycles Rendering by Seothen Shadow Hawk - 3D - Cycles Rendering :iconseothen:Seothen 3 6 Shadow Hawk - 3D Model by Seothen Shadow Hawk - 3D Model :iconseothen:Seothen 1 3 Rifts 2017 by Seothen Rifts 2017 :iconseothen:Seothen 2 0 12 Rifts Firearms - Vector Illustration by Seothen 12 Rifts Firearms - Vector Illustration :iconseothen:Seothen 14 7 Settling on a Design Aesthetic by Seothen Settling on a Design Aesthetic :iconseothen:Seothen 9 5 Banner Hulk - American Civil War by Seothen Banner Hulk - American Civil War :iconseothen:Seothen 2 0 Inkscapetober - Inkscape Basic Drawing Exercises by Seothen Inkscapetober - Inkscape Basic Drawing Exercises :iconseothen:Seothen 0 0 Rifts Animated by Seothen Rifts Animated :iconseothen:Seothen 6 0 Character Portraits - Rifts Animated Short by Seothen Character Portraits - Rifts Animated Short :iconseothen:Seothen 7 2

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Prismatic Rhapsody (Orange and Pink Orchid) by ebjeebies Prismatic Rhapsody (Orange and Pink Orchid) :iconebjeebies:ebjeebies 139 44 Dinovember: Dilphosaurus by LindseyWArt Dinovember: Dilphosaurus :iconlindseywart:LindseyWArt 210 6 - Robotech - Miriya Parina by sergio-quijada - Robotech - Miriya Parina :iconsergio-quijada:sergio-quijada 131 5 Vess - ShadoEra Character by ortheza Vess - ShadoEra Character :iconortheza:ortheza 41 2
Journal
I Am the Bridge!
 
Above:  The conundrum of designing:  Left- a spontaneous eruption of unconscious psychic energy channeled into form and action of some kind.  Right - scene list of "consciously" composed panels used to tell a story. 
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A day late with the journal thanks to the blizzard.  Knocked out power for about 24 hours Friday into Saturday.  Some won't get it back until Wednesday or Thursday.
As soon as I got back online I saw a comment by :iconseothen: that blew my mind. It brought everything together.  Helped me realize what my "problem" with design was all about.  It's nothing less than the marriage of opposites within my own personality.  My problem is not to learn this or that.  I already KNOW.  The problem is to bring them together.  I have to int
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Noirvember-3 by Sol-Caninus Noirvember-3 :iconsol-caninus:Sol-Caninus 3 4 His Holyness Hieronymus Karpfkop, the Archfishop by Cyangmou His Holyness Hieronymus Karpfkop, the Archfishop :iconcyangmou:Cyangmou 200 14 Standing Lady Anatomy Study by Zeleznik Standing Lady Anatomy Study :iconzeleznik:Zeleznik 11 6 Seelenschau by my-bohemian-spirit Seelenschau :iconmy-bohemian-spirit:my-bohemian-spirit 199 41 Ecuador | Pululahua by lux69aeterna Ecuador | Pululahua :iconlux69aeterna:lux69aeterna 1,000 183 The vein of a mystical forest by kriskeleris The vein of a mystical forest :iconkriskeleris:kriskeleris 228 17 Love is over by superschool48 Love is over :iconsuperschool48:superschool48 346 7 Discovery on the Attic by sythiar Discovery on the Attic :iconsythiar:sythiar 10 4 Black Dynamite drawing notes by kse332 Black Dynamite drawing notes :iconkse332:kse332 482 20 LittleCity by sampom LittleCity :iconsampom:sampom 65 3 Queen Peach Inks by Zombie-Graves Queen Peach Inks :iconzombie-graves:Zombie-Graves 267 20

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Game Character - Animated - The BitWraith
Enemy character in a game I'm working on; procedural animation in Construct 2, screencaptured with GifCam.  Art done in Inkscape and Krita, Kyle Murphy, 2019
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Original Mech - 3D Model - Blender
Haven't posted anything new for a long time as I've been absorbed with learning After Effects.  I will at some point incorporate some of my 3d and digital work inside an After Effects composition but there's still tons to learn.

The above mech was create in Blender; it's high poly but I dragged and dropped it into a Unity project and it's neat to see how seamlessly it fits in.  Kyle Murphy, 2019
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POUND POUND POUND POUND – four hard knocks on the door at 10:00 last night.  Wouldn’t be the neighbours, they don’t knock like that. 

I go downstairs and tell my wife she should probably get on her cell and be ready to dial 911, for reasons that might become clearer if you read further.

The porch light had burnt out two days earlier, so I didn’t get a good look at the person standing there – didn’t even open the door for her, left it locked as she called through the door glass at me:

“They’re burning people at the scrapyard!  I don’t have a phone, you’ve got to call 911!  Please, they’re burning people alive!”

Seeing what I imagine was the skeptical expression on my not-in-the-mood-for-this face, she continued:

“I’m not crazy.  You’ve got to call.”

She was probably in her twenties, blonde hair, couldn’t see much else.  I mumbled something like “I’ll call.”  She left the porch.

Our house has a doppelganger – one with a similar street number, but it’s South and we’re North.  The other house is divided into probably 4 or 5 units.  Over the past several years we have experienced…

  • A couple court summons (for someone else).
  • Multiple collection agency letters (for someone else).
  • Early morning visits (like 5:00 am) from people looking for a certain someone who of course isn't there.  Doesn't stop them from circling the house and going into the backyard.  And man the look on my face when I finally go to the door seems enough to scare them off.  Or maybe that's just how bad I look that early.
  • A guy in a pickup truck who parked in the driveway one evening and just waited.  When I went out to see what he was doing he backed up and drove off.
  • Two (stunned) bylaw agents investigating a noise complaint, not sure why they would’ve been called to our quiet home.
  • A police officer on my porch one morning, waiting for me as I stepped outside to go to work.  He had a police sketch and was about to ask me if I’d seen a certain individual and by this point I knew first to ask:  “Do you want [this number] North or [this number] South?”  He paused and seemed kind of embarrassed.  “I don’t know.  They didn’t tell me that.”  And he went on his way.  And I went to work.

Seeing people’s names on the misaddressed letters, it’s been too tempting not to Facebook stalk them.  And one of them, upon Googling his name, immediately brings up a mention of him in the online edition of the local newspaper; there’s an old arrest warrant for him on weapons violations.  People were warned not to approach him.  Across FB are his posts regarding various altercations he’s had with people, including other renters at that same address.

[I’m blessed with good neighbours, if you don’t count the doppelganger house on the other side of town.  Someone once asked me how I’d deal with a bad neighbour.  Often, you don’t.  Some people you can’t deal with – there’s no beating someone that has nothing to lose.]

Which all leads me back to what I personally believe was behind last night.  This woman wasn’t high – she was a bad actress.  I’ve developed a reasonable BS detector over the years; comes from being lied to by enough people in enough ways.  The night was milder than usual for December, and the streets were filled with fog (or in the mind of someone on meth, smoke.  Like the kind of smoke you’d expect if a bunch of people were being burned alive down at the local scrapyard.)  I think someone asked this woman to go to "doppelhouse" to convince a person at that location (who probably would’ve been high), to call the police, as he’d likely be out of his gourd enough to buy her story.  The police would show up, he’d be arrested, blah blah blah, another chapter in that dysfunctional home’s existence closed.

Except – she of course went to our house (North), when she should’ve gone South.

This all leads to how I’m eventually going to die.  I had a very realistic dream one night of walking down the stairs, looking outside, seeing sheets of icicles raining down on to the street (okay, so that part isn’t realistic.)  I walk into my kitchen, it’s dark, and in the back room is a man with a shotgun.  He shoots me dead.  I’m guessing when and if this happens, he meant to go to the other house.

On a side note: last night I dreamt a girl I knew back in school described me to people as “A total square, but essential to the negotiations that got the recent health care bill passed.”  So, my dreams aren’t entirely accurate; we’ll see how much truth there is to how I die. 

Or, I guess everyone except me will see. 

  • Drinking: just the right amount...
Invid Patrol
3D scene done in Blender; the Robotech series was a part of my childhood (and adulthood) so I wanted to try a large scene like this.  I had originally been more ambitious about revamping the Invid, doing textured/bumpmapped crab shells but that experiment didn't work so well.  So I stuck with something more basic (or we'll say "faithful"), but still textured a frog skin across it.

My poor computer struggled with rendering this, but eventually got it done. :)  Time to do some upgrades.  I'll probably rework the scene when I've got a system that can handle more.

Kyle Murphy 2018.
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Tommy Gun Updated - 3D Model
A modernized reimagining of the Thompson Submachine Gun; obviously influenced by Aliens, since the pulse rifles from that film were Tommy Guns with shotguns underslung.  Here I imagined it being much lighter because of space age materials or some such baloney, and having an integral GL.  The ammo is also cased telescoped small calibre, matching an assault rifle round but fitting in the space needed for .45.  And there's obviously the hootaninny rail or whatever, and yadda yadda yadda.

Done in Blender, based off a concept I did a long time ago in Inkscape.  Kyle Murphy, 2018.
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POUND POUND POUND POUND – four hard knocks on the door at 10:00 last night.  Wouldn’t be the neighbours, they don’t knock like that. 

I go downstairs and tell my wife she should probably get on her cell and be ready to dial 911, for reasons that might become clearer if you read further.

The porch light had burnt out two days earlier, so I didn’t get a good look at the person standing there – didn’t even open the door for her, left it locked as she called through the door glass at me:

“They’re burning people at the scrapyard!  I don’t have a phone, you’ve got to call 911!  Please, they’re burning people alive!”

Seeing what I imagine was the skeptical expression on my not-in-the-mood-for-this face, she continued:

“I’m not crazy.  You’ve got to call.”

She was probably in her twenties, blonde hair, couldn’t see much else.  I mumbled something like “I’ll call.”  She left the porch.

Our house has a doppelganger – one with a similar street number, but it’s South and we’re North.  The other house is divided into probably 4 or 5 units.  Over the past several years we have experienced…

  • A couple court summons (for someone else).
  • Multiple collection agency letters (for someone else).
  • Early morning visits (like 5:00 am) from people looking for a certain someone who of course isn't there.  Doesn't stop them from circling the house and going into the backyard.  And man the look on my face when I finally go to the door seems enough to scare them off.  Or maybe that's just how bad I look that early.
  • A guy in a pickup truck who parked in the driveway one evening and just waited.  When I went out to see what he was doing he backed up and drove off.
  • Two (stunned) bylaw agents investigating a noise complaint, not sure why they would’ve been called to our quiet home.
  • A police officer on my porch one morning, waiting for me as I stepped outside to go to work.  He had a police sketch and was about to ask me if I’d seen a certain individual and by this point I knew first to ask:  “Do you want [this number] North or [this number] South?”  He paused and seemed kind of embarrassed.  “I don’t know.  They didn’t tell me that.”  And he went on his way.  And I went to work.

Seeing people’s names on the misaddressed letters, it’s been too tempting not to Facebook stalk them.  And one of them, upon Googling his name, immediately brings up a mention of him in the online edition of the local newspaper; there’s an old arrest warrant for him on weapons violations.  People were warned not to approach him.  Across FB are his posts regarding various altercations he’s had with people, including other renters at that same address.

[I’m blessed with good neighbours, if you don’t count the doppelganger house on the other side of town.  Someone once asked me how I’d deal with a bad neighbour.  Often, you don’t.  Some people you can’t deal with – there’s no beating someone that has nothing to lose.]

Which all leads me back to what I personally believe was behind last night.  This woman wasn’t high – she was a bad actress.  I’ve developed a reasonable BS detector over the years; comes from being lied to by enough people in enough ways.  The night was milder than usual for December, and the streets were filled with fog (or in the mind of someone on meth, smoke.  Like the kind of smoke you’d expect if a bunch of people were being burned alive down at the local scrapyard.)  I think someone asked this woman to go to "doppelhouse" to convince a person at that location (who probably would’ve been high), to call the police, as he’d likely be out of his gourd enough to buy her story.  The police would show up, he’d be arrested, blah blah blah, another chapter in that dysfunctional home’s existence closed.

Except – she of course went to our house (North), when she should’ve gone South.

This all leads to how I’m eventually going to die.  I had a very realistic dream one night of walking down the stairs, looking outside, seeing sheets of icicles raining down on to the street (okay, so that part isn’t realistic.)  I walk into my kitchen, it’s dark, and in the back room is a man with a shotgun.  He shoots me dead.  I’m guessing when and if this happens, he meant to go to the other house.

On a side note: last night I dreamt a girl I knew back in school described me to people as “A total square, but essential to the negotiations that got the recent health care bill passed.”  So, my dreams aren’t entirely accurate; we’ll see how much truth there is to how I die. 

Or, I guess everyone except me will see. 

  • Drinking: just the right amount...

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:iconebjeebies:
ebjeebies Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2019  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the watch! :)
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Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2018   General Artist
Nothing since The Bunny, Kyle.  What's up with that?  Still putting time-in, or is life pulling you in another direction?
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:iconseothen:
Seothen Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Hey there - oddly enough I'm probably more prolific than ever but with nothing I'm willing to show (yet.)  :)  Been doing TONs of 3D models, finishing up some coursework, ready to start into Unity Engine.

I have an image going up in a few days in a similar vein as The Bunny but which will hopefully demonstrate my development; as Giger said you haven't mastered the airbrush until it's no longer obvious you used an airbrush.  That's my (probably overly hopeful) aim - I'm trying to make it so people don't register it as a 3D image; suspension of disbelief and all that.  Photoshop would come in handy but that's the other aim - doing everything possible in 3D to develop my 3D skills.
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Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018   General Artist
Okay - working the plan.  Glad to hear it.  We'll just have to be patient
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Seothen Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
:D  I appreciate the support.
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Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2017   General Artist
The animation is impressive.  CSP has functions for it that I haven't begun to explore.  Is it difficult?  How far can you go with it?  Can you do a cartoon, or is it limited to certain kinds of movements and effects?  (What program are you using for it?) 
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Seothen Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
I'm using Construct 2, which is an engine for creating games - has an interface similar to Flash, but publishes natively to HTML5 format rather than SWF.  Then I'm compositing in VSDC, which is this fantastic free video editor.

In the video I used a series of behaviours for the animations - ie. I draw the arms/legs/torso/etc. in Inkscape and then separately import them; then I Pin (behaviour) them together, telling them to bob/rotate/grow/etc.  It's almost creating a bone structure.  The animation then occurs at run-time.  Super smooth movements with essentially no animation frames (in the traditional sense).

What this works for is something like flying or idle (ready) stances, but if you want to do walking or running then nope - you'll have to import a sprite strip with traditional frame by frame, or a program like Spriter:
  SpriterAnimations by Seothen

I tried to get into it, but I just found Spriter to be... less than fun.  
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Sol-Caninus Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2017   General Artist
LOL.  I think it takes a special mentality to get into animation . . . I don't have it.  At least not yet.  
Wow.  Too much for me.  
Will you be doing Inktober this year?  Real ink, etc., one piece a day?  Or something honoring it digitally?
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Seothen Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Hmmm... Inkscapetober... (a quick search shows someone already beat me to that hashtag).

I remember Ink really being my thing years ago, endless endless stippling, which people always thought I'd lose my mind over (it had been lost long before then).

It'd be a neat idea, unfortunately I don't see it jiving with my current worklife or homelife.  I'll be searching on it though, see what inspirations I can find.
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