Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Back to Doodle!

Here we are back again with another Doodle Tuesdays! and yes i will do my very best to continue them!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Lets Explore Bau Xi Gallery

I recently visited a gallery with my sis, Helen Hsu. The gallery is called Bau Xi and they were nice enough to let us go around the gallery and talk about art and show off their work. It was alot of fun talking about lighting and color and see all the great work that was in the place. I don't get to spend alot of time with Helen but when i do we always have a great time.  We mostly talk about arts and what we're working on currently.  We also talk about writing and notes on stuff we want to write about. Her humor also is pretty much as crazy as mine... So we laugh hysterically in front of strangers lol.

 I kept talking to her about YouTube also and how much fun it is to make videos. So we kept thinking about what kind of ways we could make videos.  So she thought of filming us going through galleries, perfect! So this is our first video but i still don't know what to call this show, and which day to post it... seems like we're gonna be posting it on Saturdays. I've left it for her to come up with a name for this show and i will be concentrating on reviving Doodle Tuesdays! that's right! i'm bringin it back! and this time i got better at drawing on camera... wait... that part's not tru lol.  But yes i will revive it so look out! your Tuesday just got better! (great i just psyched myself...)PEACE AND LUV EVERYONE!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Mini Artbook HD

I just thought i could make an HD version of this mini artbook, i don't have the digital files to make the book again so i have to do it all over.  PnL!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sneak Peak

 Here's a little preview of our new short project, me and my brother are working on for FMS Games.  I've grown to like working with my brother on projects very closely, It's fun to give him the art content right away as he puts them all together to make a game.  With any luck we could be ready to make 48 hour games.  This game is pretty much a top down shoot'em up game, as you may have already noticed we love spaceships lol. This may not come with the first version of this game but i was experimenting with normal maps with this particular kind of work.  Normally i would make the digital painting into a 3d model and that way we have actual 3 dimension.  But i thought it would be interesting if i just used normal maps since the image is on a plane which makes it like a sprite in a sense. I am still experimenting on how can i make it look great and it will also affect the light set up on each stage so i will need to make it on the next build. hopefully we can get this game live by next weekend. ^_^

I have been also trying to create more stuff to upload to my blog but my main concern is my youtube account.  I need to make more videos and i just need time to make more of it.  Anyway peace and luv everyone!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Holy cow i have a blog

 It has been way too long since I've blogged, and i feel like i need to do an update.  I've been occupied through other websites and projects we were hustling to finish. Ever since I started the company with my friend Plato, things have gotten hectic and amazing.  I was back to working with other major companies on their projects through motion capture work, and also develop our own work. 

  I manage to get a space in the building as our concept studio, but more of less the DYV space, well in my eyes it is.  I thought i could bring in my friends of DYV but i was only able to bring in some of the youngins and once in awhile Mark joins in.  We managed to get a sample of FG1981 going, which we will be changing to Retro81 cause its easier to say.  I am going back in to coding once my responsibilities as a Producer dims down a bit, but I'm afraid it doesn't slow down ever, so maybe on the weekends lol.

 Everything seems to have gotten better for me and the best part was that my girlfriend is moving in with me, well, once we find an apartment.  She inspires me and keeps me going.

 We were also in FanExpo to promote our first major project called Phoenix Diaries, produced by my friend Plato.  MeiLin helped me promote the whole thing, oh and she also surprised me with a cake cause it was my birthday at the time. 
The guys also were there to help promote. 

So things are picking up and we're hustling to finish some trailers and stuff. Even if things were going great, bad things still happens, right? well i don't wanna bore you with the details but a couple of days ago my van got broken into and they stole my laptop with my new wacom tablet.  Since i'm still struggling with things, my van wasn't insured well.  So basically i had to pay for the window, and i can't get money for my stolen items.  So yeah gotta keep moving, other wise i should just sit and cry till i shoot myself cause i can't move on. 
 The other thing too was that i got this comment from a person online about how i should stop saying i'm gonna make a game and make a company and i didn't do anything.  I don't really wanna get into it but i just wanna say, that comment was made after my first mini game was done.  He/She wasn't able to play the game i suppose because they didn't install the unity webplayer.  I thought it was too bad, but i just wonder why people say mean things, but don't say their real names or even show something that makes them a better person? oh well not really something i wanna know lol just thought i should share that tid bit of information.  So much stuff is happening and its hard for me to document it or blog it, but this time i will definitely try. I am finally able to monetize my youtube account so it definitely motivated me to make more videos.  But my domain name is in some red tape so i might have to wait before i can get that back. For now i am going to transform my DYV site into a full on cool site! lol  And make this site more appealing and blog alot more.  Here's to me keeping my word!! PEACE AND LUV YA'LL!!

ps oh yeah and this was the poster i made for the convention