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Trying to break my chains

Sticking to the title right there, I’m literally doing exactly what it says. I’m trying to break my habit right now of being lazy. Seems since my laptop broke down, I lost all work motivation and albeit, slipped into a bit of depression. So lately all I’ve been doing is aimlessly browsing the net, and trying to find actual work so I can get some money on my plate. Which isn’t entirely a bad thing, since finding a job is important; but my old hobbies were once my dream to be my job, and I can’t just forget about them.

Truthfully, I feel very guilty about my lack of work ethic, so over the last month I’ve been forcing myself to do a little bit at on something, but each time I do start I only get a little bit done and then get distracted by something else. But I’m going to change that right now! It’s time to go back to %100 focus. Normal sleeping hours, normal waking hours, and I think I’ll kick my caffeine addiction and drink more tea instead to limit myself. Then i can go back to posting updates here, rather than feeling like its pointless because there’s nothing to post an update about (which is kinda ironic since over on LucidFlame it’s me who was always telling the others they should post updates on their work regardless of how small it was, just so the readers know what’s going down. Talk about a taste of ones own medicine).

So, to conclude this, here is some stuff I DID manage to do in the last… I think it’s been two months now. >_<

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RunicGriphonCharm
RunicShield

Both these designs I’d created for a Role play narrative I’ve been taking a part in. It shouldn’t be much of a surprise that a person who loves writing would take part in an RP. I think they’re quite good ways to improve ones writing skills since you’ve gotta adapt on your feet to keep canon to the narrative and characters present, whilst others do the same, sometimes at the same time you are. Always fun to have to edit your last post due to another posting right you were. 😛

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Collage of Kingdom banners link~
This is a large one, so rather than clog up everything here, I’ll just link it back to my DeviantArt page.
The image is a collage of the kingdom banner designs I’d bee working on while my laptop was dead, which I recall in a prior post over a month ago, I said I’d upload… better late than never?
I haven’t done enough with the full vector version of these, however, to warrant uploading those just yet, but I will hopefully do so soon.

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That’s it from the work I do have to put up on display. Aside from these, Legonds from Thyilos has still been progressing, slowly. I’ve lacked motivation for doing actual work on it, so I’ve instead been doing other written pieces associated with its lore. One of the bigger pieces is a written journal by a rather important figure-head in the series, called Rein. I was thinking of doing a biography of him, but when I truly considered it, and the man Rein does become, a biography became impossible!
There is not a single sole alive throughout Thyilos or any other dimension who would ever be able to get close enough to actually interview Rein.

So instead, his background is narrated through him by way of a journal. It starts off when he is only ten, and goes on from there. I’ve got some ideas in my mind about twists and such that could be precursors to the man he becomes today, but I’m still a while off from there. It’s a bit of a challenge though to write this journal though. mainly because even though he’s from a wealthy family and has the proper education, he’s young. So I’m having to write as a young boy would, not as I would write today. it’s all a part of showing his growth.

Another key reason for doing a journal instead, which I thought was rather a good plan, is that if Rein were to still keep journals to the current date, then that would show his human side. Even though he is current meant to be a mad, near-inhuman monstrosity whose selfish ambition is to annihilate and control the world as the one dominate ruler. He is still a human, somewhere… really deep down… Maybe inside that black void of a soul he has? Who knows. But if it exists, and it might, even if just a teeeeeeny bit. It’d be noticeable in his journals. Which, unlike getting a biography. It’s possible to steal Rein’s things, provided someone were able to somehow get inside his dark castle and do so.

Before I depart once more, hopefully this time not for more than a week, I’d like to announce a new member to the LfT production team. A good friend of mine, David R, has agreed to being the games musician, and he’s already presented his first piece of work; a remix of the default theme I’d been using for the games title screen. I’ve high hopes for this partnership, and am elated to have the chance to see someone create music to fit the narrative.
Depending how things progress, me or he, my put up the audio examples for people to hear.

That’s all from me folks. Hope you’re having a good start to the week!

~Shea


That busy time of the year

Much has been going on recently. Tales of Thyilos has been getting a bunch of new concept art popping up, along with some new features to make the game run more smoothly and more enjoyable. It’s going along just as I’d hoped, which means being able to stick to the deadline of releasing a demo sometime in January! 😀
ToT isn’t the only game popping up with new art though. The other members over at Lucid Flame are flipping the switch and are on the go. Seeds of Time has also reached the point of construction and the first screen shots are up. 🙂

Along with the game projects, some more commissions are slipping in through the cracks. There’s a SFX Project going for a web-game client. In honesty, the SFX part is going well, but making jingles are proving to be out of my range (as I tried to explain early when I was recruited), but, it’s something I’ll have to somewhat manage for now! It’s probably the toughest challenge yet that I’ve undertaken design wise.

Speaking of which, there’s been an awkward delay in finishing and posting up the major production from this year. It hasn’t been forgotten, just nudged aside to allow for current work to be taken care of. I’d hope it too would go up some time in January. I guess only time can tell how successful it is!

Lastly, It seems I’ve fallen behind on posting narrative updates again. So here’s my pitch instead of apologising for terribly delays.
By February, I will publicly release a BETA version of the Thyilosian Lore book, which will for now, be an e-book (free unless you want to donate to the respective designers who did the art and concepts that’ll appear in it), but in time I hope there’ll be enough work compiled to release it as a complete E-Book (which will probably be free as well), and if possible, a Book book. Like physical pages and stuff! 😀
But if only one print can be released, we’ll probably auction it, signed and stuff, and then the money can go to a worthy charity. 🙂

… yes I think that’d make up for my tardiness on novel updates. 😛

Alright, all that aside. Here’s a some quick links to weapon art I’d finished since the last time I posted some up. I’ve one more of these commissions to go, then I can try and move onto another commission! Hopefully done before Christmas like that SFX one  :S

Hopes Stave

Kindness

Bloody Delight

Dragon Sabre

Pain Hammer

 

Bye-bye for now ^_^;;
And have a safe holidays! (or for that matter, be safe anyway. 😉 )

~Shea


Digital Weapon Art

I’ve been working on a small series of weapon art for a little group role-play we had going. At first it started off as me wanting to design the weapon I’d in mind for a character I’d designed, then a friend asked me to make theirs, then another.

So the last two days I’ve been doing some weapon art. It’s a bit dodgy and more just experimenting and exploring more features of Photoshop while I get more in touch with my Tablet (which I regret having neglect it a fair bit this year).

I’m thinking I may do some more, for fun and practice.

Here’s the links to them over on DA.

Demon Lord’s War Scythe

Stave of Fiore

Loveless

I might just throw it out there, that even though I’m staging myself for paid work from now on, I may accept commissions and do them for free-minimal price, depending on the image, just because I enjoy the practice and doing this kind of work takes my mind of stress. Which is always good. ^_^

~Shea


Social Issues piece

I fixed up and finalised a piece on Social Issues we had to do. Our task was to take a social issue and represent it using imagery and an appropriate song. I choose to do something about Depression and Anxiety, as someone whose spent a lot of time counselling others, it’s an issue that I feel can still be overlooked, and so many just don’t find the courage to seek help when they need it. So this piece is a little reflection on that, and on the matter that we need to stand together and help each others out if we are to find happiness in life.

~Shea


new DA uploads

I found my old sketch books from 2007-2008, and I’ve cleaned up and uploaded some of it. There’s a little more to upload still, but it’s tedious trying to clean them up properly and putting them in a presentable manner. Especially when the lines on some things are very light, or have worn off a bit.
New Stuff

I also organised my DA Gallery, so things aren’t just scattered randomly in featured.

~Shea


Finished Painting

yeah, the photo qualities shocking. I wish I had a better camera, or has the chance to take this to TAFE to make use of the camera’s there, but there’s not really much time, and I’d not risk my work getting damaged during the transit part of the travel.

But, despite lack of photo-quality, I promised I’d upload the painting I’d finally finished. There’s still something that I feel should be done. Maybe one day I’ll decide? Perhaps I just feel that way because it’s my own work and I’m my worst critic? In any case, it’s done for now, and I can focus on other work, and make a beginning on my next painting.

New Painting


Dont Ya Hate It?

Don’t you hate it when you sit down, tell yourself, “I am going to get this done, today!” Then suddenly your entire day’s gone, you stay up till 4, decide to take a short sleep, and wake up at 12 feeling like you’ve been hit with a sack of potatoes and then drugged?

Anyway, point is things have been busy. Which is why my little posts have not been as frequent as before, and that comic I said I was thinking of doing hasn’t even seen a start. But that’s alright. There’s still time left in the world (right?).

So what have I been doing to have no provided updates on project progression, or even new video’s? Well I’ve been doing just that. Working on those projects till coffee doesn’t have the same effect anymore. So to run things down, here’s a short list of what I’ve been doing, and how far off it is from being done.

I’m still looking to getting permission to upload parts of the graphics packages I did a month or so ago. Just need the details first. If I can upload it, I shall.

Tales Of Thyilos is… kinda at a stand still due to being busy with TAFE. However, a friend of ours might be joining in, which means another talented artist in the group. Also, our character artist informed me yesterday that he will have some sketches soon. (and I am stoked to see what he made from my vision).

There’s another game also, which recently has had a lot of attention. You may remember a post a week ago about “LucidFlame“. Though I am within right to make any statement, there has been lots of “behind the scenes” work, and it’s not related to ToT or KoT.

I’ve managed to crunch down on a flash promo’ ad. Though I can’t upload flash on here (with a pricey upgrade), I intend on uploading a render. That said, if the flash runs well, I’ll upload it on Newgrounds, or something.

Lastly, and this is one of the things that’s made me most pleased tonight; I got up. Grabbed my brush. Finished that painting I started little over a month ago. I’ve been staring at it and hoping my pirate hat will somehow influence inspiration, but I don’t know what I could actually add to it. So I think I’ll leave it and be happy with what I’ve done.
And then move immediately onto a new painting, which I might start tonight.
I will upload a photo of the painting I’ve finished tomorrow on my DeviantArt.

That’s all for me tonight, folks. More updates and stuff on a later day.
~Shea

PS: … does word press seem to be loading a little sllloooowwwly lately? Or is it just me?