www.pixelfish.portfoliobox.me/ - This is my new work portfolio. It's primarily for my UI work for video games, but there's still an illustration section.
Help Out Our Canadian FriendsI know many of my Canadian friends have done their part over the years whenever disaster has struck in the US. I was there during 9-11 and saw firsthand how generous Canadians can be when their southern neighbour has needed their help. So I'm asking you now to take a few minutes to see if there's something you can give to the people of Southern Alberta, who have just been hit with what is possibly the most devastating flood of their lifetime. Over 100K people have been displaced and many homes have been lost. The flooding has struck at small towns (Canmore, High River, Medicine Hat) and large cities (Calgary's neighbourhoods and downtown were flooded.)
Also, this is kind of personal to me, as this is my Canadian hometown. It's like if San Francisco suffered an earthquake or when the Boston marathon got bombed. This is a place I've lived, a place which made me the person I am today. And it's the place where many of my friends (Joel, Kim
EPIC JOURNEY!Tonight I had an epic adventure. I went to the Target downtown looking for the camera I want, which they had for 150 less than Amazon, but only for today. They were out. They told me the Target in Colma had one and the Target in Serramonte had two. So I went to Colma. No luck. Walked to Serramonte, found out that when Target says it has one at a store (UPC in system), they mean the display model which they will not sell you. (Would have been nice to know this two Targets ago.) Ran (and I mean, literally, RAN, as in on my feet) all over suburbia.
Suburbia is scary btw. The sidewalks run out for no reason. They don't warn you, they just stop. On a dark road, with no shoulder, a four foot tall hedge to your right, and no indication of sidewalk to connect to on the far side. I ran for a quarter of a mile, looking over my shoulder, ready to jump into a hedge should any car come barrelling down my lane. (You may ask how I got there, and I got there by taxi. But I was not being got back thith
I'm Dreaming of a dSLR XmasSo my husband was asking me what I want for Xmas and I said I would like a camera of my own (so I don't have to steal his all the time). If we were to get a dSLR, what should we get and why?
Pareidolia and Alien OrchidsI'd been to the California Academy of Sciences SO MUCH recently that I might possibly have been ignoring other museums. Went to the Conservatory of Flowers today instead of the science museum. Yesterday I went to the MOMA with some of the Pharyngula Horde and exercised my pareidolia. We saw an exhibit of Jay Defeo, some Jasper Johns, and various other works.
I have some thoughts about pareidolia, art, religious impulses...but I think I need some more time to get them out.
The Conservatory of Flowers was something I'd wanted to revisit for a while. They have a lot of orchids, I know, and since my Paphiopedilum lowii had disappeared (read: withered/died/been removed) from the orchid wall at the rainforest dome, I thought I would see what the Conservatory had. They DO NOT have my p. lowii, but they had lots of other alien-looking lovelies that I hope to sketch and paint later. I shall go back during Turkey Weekend, I think.
So Bad At UpdatingWhyyyyyy am I so bad at updating this?
In an effort to enjoy the hell out of San Francisco, I've been going to the Academy of Sciences on the weekend and sketching there and in the Strybing Arboretum. So I've been posting those sketches to my Flickr account under my 2012 art folder: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pixelfish/sets/72157629078922081/
I tend to only post finished art to DeviantArt, or stuff I feel is relatively more polished. But if you were worried that I hadn't been making art at all, rest assured, that is not the case.
Tardy to the Party: Learning to Freelance ProperlySo I'm tired of doing weird little freelance things based on "somebody asked me and I felt flattered." I'm tired of doing favours for friends and relatives (although I still love you, friends and relatives!) And I'm tired of underpricing not just my art, but my time. So I'm looking into setting up as a Real Official Freelance Monkey as opposed to Half-Assed Freelancer. The straw is: I want to price my time out and have it be worth it to me. I get passionate about an idea briefly, and then it flames out, and becomes a chore, and then BLECH! I find I'm in a project with a friend or a friend of a friend and I don't want to burn bridges, but man, this piece of work has burnt me out. Plus....contracts provide that level of accountability and Get It Done-ness that I sometimes lack when approaching projects "just for fun."
That said, I've been looking up all sorts of fun things re: the business side of art. I've long avoided this under the delusion that I just don't have a head for business.
Cry If I Want ToToday I enter my mid-thirties. (Which I maintain is still not as scary as I once would have believed. It's still like being in my 20s but with more money and common sense.)
John took me to the Melting Pot and bought me flowers. When I got the flowers at work, I thought that I should take them home and paint them. Turns out he bought them with that in mind. "They had a limited colour palette I thought you'd find fun to paint." That's right, my honey bought me STILL LIFE MATERIALS!
The Hitchening!So John and I are off to Vegas tomorrow, and then on Sunday, we'll be getting hitched. Sunday is 10-10-10, which is binary for 42, which as all nerds know is the answer to Life, The Universe, and Everything. Yes, we will be hoopy froods. We are carrying towels.
You can see a sampling of the favours I painted up for the wedding guests by checking out my latest submission. (Hey, when you only have fifteen guests, you can do that.)
Anyway, wish us good luck and smooth flights.
Patreon Rewards Archive I'm currently making a living out from my patreon by sharing my PSD, video, tutorial and other resources for a bi-weekly donated if you are interested in supporting me and helping me produce more content while getting special perks, please check my Patreon!
I'll be archiving all term rewards here to make it easier for my future patrons to look through : )
A term is pretty much half of a month or 2 weeks and each has their own unique rewards and perks to them.
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TERM 32 rewards
Tutorial, video process, voice over tutorial,PSD, HI-RES jpg
(NEW RULES) May 2,000 points GIVE-AWAY! Hello my friends! Here we are again, doing a give away!
There will be 2 winners in total:
Here come the rules! :
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I’ve realized over the years that I can’t draw everything myself, and I’ve damaged my hands by trying to draw all of my comics on my own. My followers are always asking when the next chapter of Fisheye Placebo or Knite is coming out, and it always pains me to say not yet. I can’t draw for more than a few hours a day now before the pain sets in.
I’m still determined to finish the comics I started, but I know I’m going to need help. I’ve been dabbling in 3D backgrounds for Fisheye Placebo, but I still had to build them myself, which is very time consuming and damaging to my hands in different ways.
I’ve been thinking a lot and I want to move my comic creating techniques to the next level and incorporate both 3D characters and 3D backgrounds. I’m not the most skilled when it comes to 3D programs, and I don’t have the time or health to create all the models myself, so I am looking
30 Day OTP Challenge LIST ! ! ! !
On the following days, draw/write your OTP:
01 - Holding hands
02 - Cuddling somewhere
[Bullet; Green]03 - Gaming/watching a movie
[Bullet; Green]04 - On a date
[Bullet; Green]05 - Kissing
[Bullet; Green]06 - Wearing eachothers’ clothes
[Bullet; Green]07 - Cosplaying
[Bullet; Green]08 - Shopping
[Bullet; Green]09 - Hanging out with friends
[Bullet; Green]10 - With animal ears
[Bullet; Green]11 - Wearing kigurumis Kigurumi
[Bullet; Green]12 - Making out
[Bullet; Green]13 - Eating icecream
[Bullet; Green]14 - Genderswapped
[Bullet; Green]15 - In a different clothing style (Visual Kei, gyaru, lolita, ect. )
[Bullet; Green]16 - During their morning ritual(s)
[Bullet; Green]17 - Spooning
[Bullet; Green]18 - Doing something together (this can be anything from watching tv to having sex. Just remember to tag appropriately.
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Lackadaisy - PatreonI've recently left my job in the game industry so that I could focus more of my time and attention on Lackadaisy. Patreon is my weapon of choice in trying to see this to fruition.
If more Lackadaisy comic updates, illustrations, tutorials, mini-comics, books and other things interests you, please do check it out!
Notes on Character Design
I received the question pictured below at my tumblr blog. In case it's useful to anyone here, I decided to go ahead and use this otherwise dormant journal to share the article I put together in response.
Character design and drawing are tome-sized topics and even if I had all the answers (I don't - I have a lot to learn), I'm not sure I could communicate them effectively. Here are some thoughts an ideas that might help, though.
First, some general things...
Let some of that anxiety go. This isn't a hard science. There's no wrong way,
Updates as of October2009: Missing Halloween's story was created. Discontinued.
2010: Attempted to rework in 3D. Failed. Discontinued.
2013: Revived and started the animation production. Didn't reach Halloween. Hiatus.
2014: Resumed and held a contest. Didn't reach Halloween. Hiatus.
2015: Resumed. Missing Halloween didn't miss Halloween!
For the past month, me and Negyek were hard at work, day and night, to finish Missing Halloween. Later on, Procrastacat and VenBright were hired to give various voices for the ending scene. All of these are, of course, paid jobs, thanks to my Patreon supporters.
By November 29, the animation is officially done. All 8+ minutes of it.
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The 'FNAF Sister Location' Anti-Hate RantOK, so everyone should have seen Scott's new teaser by now.
I was not going to write about this originally (so forgive me for rushing this journal), since I figured that literally everyone knows about the news by now, but the way people are announcing it and reacting to it disturbs me. I thought we were better than this, but I guess not.
Literally everywhere I go today, everyone I've seen is spamming memes like and saying that Scott is milking the series and beating a dead horse. Even people who have "left" the FNAF fandom and have decided to pop back in just to put in their discouraging, even hating, opinions. It's so bad, that I feel people are hating JUST because it has become cool to hate, as some kind of herd mentality.
Well guess what? It doesn't matter what anyone thinks! Scott is clearly going to do what Scott is going to do! The amount of hate th