I have started posting more drawings on Weixin, just to be more social media activity savvy. I'm not good at it. I need to organize my work a bit more and have some direction. I like my blog, but not many people look at it. It's a bit on me, as besides writing and posting pictures I don't do enough to drive traffic... So that's on me ;)
Anyway I started a little series on popes. I used this as an excessive to get used to Adobe Ideas as a drawing tool. It's actually really good now. It lags a lot less and outputs in vector.
So here are the last three popes, hope you can recognize them :)
Here is a super old thing I found looking around material for my reel. Some old line tests I did while working at Disney. I also snuck in something I animated to play with the line testing machine. These date back to 2003. I'm still not a fan of computers, but then less so. I just drew mainly in my sketchbook and this was the way for me to learn animation and see my drawings move. The three Musketeers stuff here is me doing some cooler effects like shoe, bag, splash stuff. The lame looking Lilo and Stitch and Tarzan scenes were some rare scenes I actually animated not only traced and inbetweened ;)
saying all my negative posts earlier about sketching on my Sony Viao Duo 13. The reason I bought this so I can have a proper machine to do my 2D animations with. For using flash this is exactly what I needed. Though the Microsoft surface would appeal for me more for carrying around town, the 13 inch screen is the minimu size to take full advantage of frame by frame doodling in flash. So these are some bits I did for my upcoming showreel. I have to wait for 2 projects to be officially announced to upload my full reel, but these bits you can look at now :)
As the title says this is my first post from my new PC. I am not sold on the OS, but though I'm sold on the size/flexibility of my new toy/work tool I kinda wish it would have made my iPad redundant, but I think I won't give up finger drawing on my iPad soon. I think once you get used to the flow of pinch, zoom, rotate of Procreate or sketchclub, drawing even with a fancy stylus just isn't as convenient. Anyway these are my first sketches I did on my first few days with the toy. Hmmmm nothing I will show off at a job interview. After 3 weeks of having it, the blue sketches below are my best efforts, but I must say the iPad sketches were better ;)
What's this? 3 posts in one day? Looks like if I will do illustrations flexible for clothing I need to work in vector. Of all the apps that let you doodle in vector looks like Adobe ideas is the best. They fixed the lag from the earlier version, but when I export directly to photoshop on my iPad it rasterizer badly, so adobe still have work to do on the iPad version of photoshop, but Ideas coming along, and it's practical. This image was quite easy and quick to do.
As for the idea itself, if I was a cat and I saw a cow, I would be more frightened than from a dog.
I recently bought a new computer. It's a 13" Sony Viao Duo. I bought it since my MacBook Pro is falling apart, and iOS is quite frustrating for workflow, especially regarding animation and stuff. Also recently I have had more animation work.
So, my conclusion is, that drawing with a stylus is not comfortable after 3 years of using mainly my fingers. Also after 15 years of being a Mac OS user, switching to Win 8 is not easy, especially as its this weird OS that is transitioning from desktop to tablet.
For desktop apps, the 13 inch screen is great and I should post up some animations I did with it. It is a world of difference between flash on a computer and animation creator on iPad. Unlike drawing apps, which for iPad are quite comparable to desktop and form factor it's perfect. Animation still is super behind.
I was kind of hoping that I could find something to combine my iPad experience and desktop stuff, but that won't happen.
Here are 3 drawings, I did two of them on sketchbook pro on my new computer, and one done on iPad. I can't recreate what I do on iPad with it. It's super annoying. I was hoping this will stop my desire to upgrade to the next iPad, but it didn't.
Also photoshop doesn't support pressure sensitivity on my computer. Boooo!
Something quick to keep this alive :) a quick doodle at friends birthday. I might dump something new, need to post up some new Supanova stuff, also finishing up some stuff reign games :) in the mean time... Biro boobies!
Using my phone today. Tomorrow I have my first live show and might post some stuff from the night. I will put up my poster/print I will be selling. My friend sent me a poster sample on wechat for me to take a gander at. I did this using procreate on iPad and some color correction on photoshop :)
I have a meeting about a project today about making an animated web series, while picking up some more recent animated clips to show, of which I'm allowed to show you can browse around on this blog, I put together a compilations of my Supanova ads including some animatics, to show them what to expect initially before seeing the finished product. In this clip you will get a sneak peak at what I have planned for this year :) I'm also now on the finishing leg of another app I was working on the past weekend last year. I hope to talk more about it soon ;) and show you all the related images.
I did this strip during a flight from Shanghai to Hungary. I was stuck near 3 fucking babies! All crying and shit! 8 hours of this in a confide space, only thing comes to mind that we are not an endangered species, and our need to breed is over stated, if for 10 years no one gave birth we would still be here. Anyway these are just thoughts during the circumstance I was in ;)
This is the first time in over a year I'm using my laptop to update this blog :p Basically super behind on commissioned stuff, but wanted to try something out in animation for ever and never did it. I get the concept of looping a 2D background but this is my first attempt. I also really like this song, and wanted to play with a Poggie walk cycle. Though I love the imperfections that come with 2D this clip here maybe has a tad too much of it :p Oh and the song is "hiding in my headphones" by Reel Big Fish. They were big in the 90s
Well I think this year I will be as lack lustre with posting images as I was last year. I do miss making personal projects, and wish to put some stuff like that. I still have work filed under NDA, though finishing up one other iOS app. I should finish my involvement on that end of this month, but will look over it like Domo until release.
I'm doing character designs for a character someone will make a PVC toy designs viral shorts and eventually a downloadable console game. I will do character design and storyboards for the initial animated clips. Then let them finish.
Hopefully I can announce my next company I will work for. Hope it goes through, final steps now to confirm. I'm talking with two companies, one game the other animation. First come first serve as both are good opportunities. Once I sign the contract I will wrap up these side projects and concentrate on building my own brand again. Then when that isn't going through will pick up more side gigs :p
So these pics below, been talking to a guy Trevor Lai check out his site trevorlai.com he does children's books and really like what he is doing. Many years ago he was interested in me maybe drawing one of his books, I was busy on something else and never put in a propper effort. I did a fan drawing before I met him the last time. These are his characters Jack and Ollie,
The other one. My friend said her friend prints iPhone cases, its a doodle for that. Really just want to make some drawings that go nowhere. I like Lilly and the whole sloppy thing, but response isn't that good to it. I think it needs to be refined.
As promised many many months ago here are the behind the scenes pictures for Kiwi Farm game. I included mainly my pictures, but the color one were done by my good friend Wen Wen, we worked together on Little war at 5 minutes and I loved the art team there so was stoked to make a game with her. Personally this has been one to the coolest projects I have ever worked on. We will see if Domo ever comes out when it does or if its totally dead I will post up the pictures for that, even the test video I made to make us follow the more ambitious art direction I wanted to do.
For now take a look at this, though my time at Mobilenow is finished I'm glad we could do the book to wrap up at least one project nicely. The game has many faults, but with our time limit and not having a real GDD I think Wen Wen and I did an awesome job :) one of the few projects I am truly happy with, and with the crazy 2012 I was handed glad to come out with at least one big project that is looking nice.
The game is free again and pretty finished for now. Download it from iTunes. or your iPhone or iPod touch, it works on iPad but its a bit ass. Also for people iOS up to date the game isn't. You will have black bars. It won't be updated as it would involve Money stuff I don't want to get into.
Just download it, give it patience and hope you can get to around level 10 or higher as that is when the game starts to be more pretty ;)