Have to admit all that space is absolutely a killer, and once you get used to the buttons you’re off to the races in terms of efficiency. Loving it so far. If my internet connection didn’t take hours to upload videos I would condense longer pieces and put them up, but I think hour long chunklets sped up to roughly ten minutes is about the place to be for the foreseeable future.
I’m hoping she likes it as a surprise, as the book is only getting finished so she has this animation. I know she wanted a game, but it’s too far above my head, where my strengths lie in drawing, and if I have to do that thousands of times so be it.
Music by Jesse Gallager – Angel Guidance. Digging the Cello playing.
Oh here’s a couple of character sketches from the story and last nights post which I forgot to upload here:
So I realized that it would take me years to develop the game that she wants so I’m just going to power through tens of thousands of drawings and make a small series of movies based off of a Book I wrote that is hidden partially within my blog, but the rest remains relatively secret within my notes. It’ll be similar, in that it’s animal fantasy–a genre that I enjoyed immensely growing up. Hopefully my work will be worth while once it’s done.
So there will be behind the scenes Dev-Blog videos, Storyboarding Videos, Cast and Crew Videos as we record and have our fun for the day making sure that things get made. I have no idea how long it’ll take to get made but I’m sure it’ll be faster than trying to do everything in a game single handily–and who knows, I may be able to find people that want to help out in the local area with my animators group. But for now I’m going to be spending the days storyboarding as much as I can while recording the process and saying that, I should probably get back to work. I’m unsure why I couldn’t put up a custom thumbnail though I did verify myself, but it’s no matter, it’ll work it’s self out or I can force them in the front of the videos if I really have to.
Here’s the first Dev-Blog Video of Marlin’s Journey:
Please go to anchor.fm/DivergentMind for the latest and greatest episodes until I can afford to upgrade my WordPress plan and get the plugin that allows something as simple as entering in a block. In the mean time here are links that all help me out to get to that goal faster.
In the Divergent Mind Episode I talk about black holes, creating my first Machine Learning Ai (I am literally at the baby steps stage but I know the parts I need to learn to get something going using scraped data.)
Please go to http://Anchor.fm/DivergentMind to see the latest episode if the embedded file still isn’t working. In the mean time I’m going to play catch up today and try and get some art made after a few episodes are done. I’m developing a better style suited for a children’s book but it’s still no where near the level that I want. I know I want thin lines. And dashes of colour, but this is what I came up with last night up above.
Please go to http://Anchor.fm/DivergentMind to check out the new episodes and support the cast. There’s hours of listening to catch up on and I’m putting out three more episodes today so I can try and shoot for 100 episodes in under a hundred days. Maybe I’ll get lucky and get it under 50 but who knows.
Head over there to get the lastest episode. I can’t afford to pay 100 a year just for a plugin that may work when a click is all it takes to make sure it works. Much Pleasure to you and yours -J. Also I think I’ve figured out what I can offer on my Patreon to bring in people but tell me if I’m wrong.
Artwork of characters of the shows for upcoming Merch to be voted on by the listeners.
Extra behind the scenes snippets while I’m working. How I work and all that.
Perhaps even an episode early if I can figure that out at the right tier. Either way, here’s hoping.
My Daily After show Podcast Minute or Two: Taught Myself!
Starting with a fresh design of Barklyn reading from yours truly in an Art Deco style. Then there’s the invaluable Divergent Mind: Insanity and Innovation First Episode Shirt, showing people that you are indeed the first and foremost Divergent Mind of the group.
Merch is on shirts, buttons, hoodies, dogs bandanas, and a variety of other things that will make your day, and if you go to anchor.fm/DivergentMind/message and leave me something fun to hear like a suggestion on art or a scene you’d like drawn let me know, and I’ll try to get it up on the store asap. I’m here for you all. Have a wonderful day and night, -J.