Monday, February 29, 2016

New Web Series Title & New Storyboard

First, I've changed the name of this web series from the original story's title of "The Repairman" to "A Universe of Trouble." I like the new one better because it describes how I see the series proceeding after the first season.

Second, below is the storyboard for Episode 05:

Monday, December 21, 2015

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

New Wacom Tablet

In 2010—as I discussed HERE—I replaced an old Wacom Intuos 2 9" x 12" tablet with a Bamboo Pen tablet. (Funny that my original intention was to go paperless considering everything I've done since then has been on paper. I just can't kick the habit!) It was working great…until now.

It's developed an issue with the cord and since I'm on a take-no-prisoners mission to get my Repairman webisodes completed FAST, I don't have time to deal with flaky equipment. Also, I got more than its $70 price out of its use so spending $90 to replace it with something newer and better is neither a mental nor a financial strain.

After some quick research on Wacom's site, I chose the Intuos Creative Pen & Touch Tablet (Small). Actually, I chose the pen only version but upon discovering that B&H Photo was selling the more advanced model for the lesser model's price, it made sense to go with the more advanced model. Also, the "Bamboo" line has been phased out and basically replaced with the Intuous models.

The tablet looks great and works wonderfully. I didn't purchase the Wifi accessory but know that it's an option.

Thank you to B&H for not only a decent price but for the fast shipping that allowed me to get back to work quickly.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Repairman Web Series Episode 01

If there was any question as to whether or not I should have put my 5-minute film aside to do a serialized story based on a Harry Harrison short story, the completion of this first episode put those questions to rest for me.

It did take longer than I originally planned (4 months from beginning to end) but ALL of my projects take longer than what I first plan. Ultimately, the goal of the pivot was to get work completed as fast as possible. In the time that I made this episode with it's beginning, middle and end I would have maybe completed ONE of the 60+ scenes in Adult Toy Story.

I'm happier with this project's progress.

I'd love to show you the final episode but I think the series can be better appreciated once there are enough completed episodes to release to you on a weekly basis.

Instead, I made this teaser trailer. Any and all feedback is welcome so please don't hesitate to tell me what you think. Thanks!


Thursday, July 9, 2015

Anthony Jones's Shortcut to Being an Amazing Artist

If you're trying to improve your skills, watch this video by artist Anthony Jones:

Here are some screen shots that summarize his point:

Go to Jones's YouTube page for another great video called "How to Study Like a Creative Artist, Effectively."