First off. I'm not gonna make my idealistic release date of April 1st

So Sorry, Entschuldigung, ごめんなさい, Scusate, извините!!!

 I have never made a successful April's Fool's joke in my life. So I'm not gonna be that lame writer who brings back a character that should of died a season ago.

No fear not this ain't the end of the world. Pleasant surprises to be expected not a weird unexplained plot twist.

I had someone ask what exactly were you doing last weekend? 

In the last few weeks I have it is making a movie.

I was just going to get by with no teasers no trailers. And just drop the reel.
So a little sampler and appetizer to the Main Course. So the re-projected release date is late March early May.

Filming is taking longer than expected and I'm mixing live clips and what I'm actually doing on my computer.

I'm not sharing any footage now but here are some pictures.
Learned how to do a  mosaic filter in Photoshop last week so I'm using and abusing my new advantage and trick. ;) Muahuhaha!

-Stay tuned as always

One thing I like to watch when I'm drawing video game stuff for motivation and to get energized is watching making of video game sequences to video games I have played.

Before when you can find anything on youtube or the internet one would have to go to their game console and pop in the game disk to watch the making of video game series in a game. So it was like getting prepared to play a video game.

One topic I watch and used to skip is the motion capture sequences.  But it brings life to the concept art and 3d models people have created. It's like watching improv theater since there isn't much props.

Motion Capture  is now a standard in the industry in movies and film is the art of motion capture. Capturing one's movements and now in days capture voice recording for a cut scene or movie. So the animators do not start from scratch in creating certain models from the ground up and have something they can work with.

Devil May Cry 3 Motion Capture Clips
Devil May Cry 3 Motion Capture

Not sure who started the use of motion capture. It is interesting to notice this technology was used in the Playstation 2 era and early millennium. I don't think it was fully implemented and pushed to the boundaries around 2009. Naughty Dog raised the industry standard in making a game into a seamless cinematic experience. Uncharted 2 is one of the few games I have played more than 3 times and have never skipped a cut-scene each time I played the game.

Uncharted 3 Motion Capture to Videogame Cut scene Comparison

Mark you calendars April 1st. I have a project I will release.
I will be back April 1st bringing relevant information.
Hopefully it is not all a joke. :>
Stay tuned. 

Surprise! Surprise! long delayed surprise!  3.0 dropped today.
Oh snap! ~Watch out!
I'm back with a punch!

Stop by and take a visit.

Look forward to new work released soon.
Also watch out late this spring and early summer for some new projects to be released.
Look forward.

There are a lot of everyday items one can overlook in using for your studio. One of them is chip clips

. Yep chip clips. About a month ago or so I was getting erasers at the art store and I asked if they had any bulldog clips. And L told me no, but suggested that I go to Walgreens or something to go get some huge chip clips because they do the same job.
I'm glad they were honest with me and didn't try to rip me off. If I didn't know better I would still be using and overpaying for lackluster bulldog clips

I've spent years buying these dumb bulldog clips and they haven't been really worked for me. Either they break constantly or I lose them because they pop off my drawing board .

Studio Tip-Buy some Chip clips.
 What's the use of knowing a nifty trick and keep it to yourself?
 Share knowledge and hopefully pass it on.

Don't be all mad bro when I buy all the chip clips in the store except one,..and don't buy chips.  I've been so good not buying a huge bag of chips and totally demolishing them in a day or so.

As far as personal endorsements go: I can go on and on about besides Corel Painter, Coolorus, local coffee shops, local art stores, Threadless, Sony Playstation fanboy, or random  love of caffeine or coffee is

There is a lot more useful music programs out there besides iTunes.

About 80% of the time if I have a conversation with someone about music I will mention DoubleTwist.

It is a music application that can transfer music to any device that has memory on it. About 4 years ago I broke my ipod nano and could not use itunes for any of my other mp3 players. So I had to search for a substitute or something even better.

In total I have had 5 mp3 players in the last years or so. When I had my second Mp3 player which was the Gpad G10,  7in tablet. I went through a lot of music apps through the then called Android Market/. There's a lot of crappy ones out there, So I'll saving you some time in telling you what I think is good.

Also if you pay the $3.99-$5.99 I don't remember how much it is but there is the sync option where one can refresh and update their music without plugging it in the computer. So you just press the button and your music syncs pretty fast.

I think my sales pitch is seriously aggressive. Because I don't think anyone I know has come up and say, "Hey man that doubletwist thing is pretty good." Or if you are using it and haven't told me stop a second and high-five the air. And hopefully I'll feel that good vibe through time and space. Hopefully maybe.

Another awesome music player I know a lot of people are using is Google Music. It has a nice interface. And not problematic syncing musc.

It's really cool you can log onto any computer and access your whole music library.(With internet connection) There is also another nifty feature on here. Only twice a year and more if you can pay the fee, you can download all of your music to a computer. One time I had hard-drive failure and it was nice to not lose years of music collection.

I take most of my art inspiration from music. So I listen to a lot of music. I like to visualize and image what either the song is saying or what I think of when I hear the instrumental .Another note if a song has a cool title you already have a cool title for your illustration. Like the song Love is Colder than Death, Psyche, , Blow your Mind,Silent Spring I have no idea what that song is saying but it sounds cool. It's fun to share your music with other people who aren't annoyed and that give you something cool and new to add to your collection.

About a month ago someone came up to me and was like "I found these earbuds on the ground. Do you know who these belong to? I don't want anyone to think I stole these. I don't listen to music. So y' know I didn't take these."  I looked at them probably with my mouth wide open. Cause I really don't know what kind of world they are living in without music. I hate silence. It gets weird when it's quiet.

I've liked these Incubus songs for awhile. Just have't made any illustrations that I have been happy with to show. Anti-gravity and Anomaly themes seem fun to draw.

I found this song the other day and it's been my current a jam.

You lyrics

This Album No More Heroes title  by Solilaquists of Sound is based off one of my favorite games called No More Heroes. It's one of the few games that excellently explores the topic of not saving the world. If Quentin Taratntino had a Japanese cousin it would be Suda 51.