#1. To all my bronies
#2. To all my anime/manga fans
#3. Do I really even have anyone who follows me for photography?
Hello, konbanwa, shalom, gesundheit, sup?
How are you followers new and seasoned? As you can probably tell by now I've been uploading a shit ton of photographs, and next to no illustrations. Its been a long time coming and I have been busy. Now, Im not trying to make up an excuse like, "#reallifeprobs
" or some shit. No, Fuck that! I'm still an artist, and a traditional one at that! I have imaginary life problems... yeah that was a bad joke, but hanging fruit can only hang so low before it slaps you across the forehead. Back on topic.
As of recently, I've been training myself to become an animator. Yeah, go figure, the one job that everyone does digitally nowadays. I'm still traditional, and I'll have proof of such feats when the my short but sweet flash animation is released. "But Muffyn-Man, Flash is a fucking computer program." Yeah, that's why my good friend and all around agreeable individual EastBeast
is doing the digital coloring and special effects. All of the frames in this animation, have and will be, done in pencil sketches on OG Acme Standard peg hole-punched parchment. All of it!!! Not to mention this is my first animation ever, like I've never even done a flip book before. So as you can see, it will take some time to polish the surface and soften the edges. We're making good progress, but there's still a lot to learn for both of us as we work on this little short. In fact my latest upload is a preview of what's to come:
1. On another topic; To my followers during my Pony Days of Yore. I'm still working on it, don't worry bout it. I made good on the last suggested pony character pole that I posted wwwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay long ago. Not to mention I still have plans to create another Celestia piece in the hopefully not so distant future. Despite the praise that I received for Impression, Celestia
, I don't feel that I accomplished what I set out to do. In fact, I feel like I kinda hacked it pretty badly. Don't worry though, all will be made clear when I figure out how to pull off some visual textures with copics. I think I pulled that off a bit with Commission: Pinkie's Starry Night
, but I need it to feel tactile. Ok enough ranting. I am still doing pony work, but I have to take a break from personal pieces to focus on how to animate. My only exception to my animation work right now would be commissions, which are dead in the water right now I'm afraid. Or not, it's not like I'm leaving altogether.
So fret not followers of MLP and I. I still have some magic under my sleeve and visions in my head.
2. Now to all those who follow my anime work. First of all thanks for watching me, I haven't been very popular on here for it since DA is flooded with many other artists who do the same thing as me, only better, and more efficient, which can be said about most of my work on here, and have better equipment, and went to school for this particular format. That was depressing. Anyways thank you thank you thank you. I'm glad that I could get your attention even if for a couple random fanart pics in my gallery. As you can tell from the poorly scanned teaser to my upcoming joint collaberation, I've got big plans on the horizon. Stay with me as I may or may not post more random anime pics in the near/distant/unforseeable future. Keep in mind I still take commissions for any style not just MLP if you ever felt so inclined.
3. Finally to those who follow me for my photos. Thanks. Thanks and wow. I'm certainly not some kind of brooding Kino-Oki with a world to explore and a story to tell. Well, actually, explore and story are true, but all of the photos that I take are done on my phone. Camera phones have certainly come a long way from previous iterations, but its still a program that lacks the traditinal camera basics that make photography an artform to begin with. No Aperture or Shutter Speed adjustments, its sad but true. So thanks for following me regardless, I post photos once a month only so that I don't feel like I've neglected my other work.
Alright everybody thats all. Next time I post a journal, I'll hopefully have upgraded back again. Take care and remember, Art can only be called art if you treat it as such.