Over the last year, my digital illustration style has mostly hit a place of comfortability, reliability, consistency. All good things but none that will satisfy my artistic drive. I need a challenge. I need to push my work and myself to make my next piece better than the last. The path to the next stage in my work was unseen until I started the Grammy Family 2020 portrait series. In order to understand where I am now, we have to go back a few years.
Back in 2018, I created my first Grammy Family series, where I celebrated the nomination…
I started Vectober as an alternative to Inktober since I’m mainly a digital artist and I wanted a challenge for vector artists. Vectober was born. From my experience with Inktober, the goal was to create a new ink Illustration every day for 31 days straight. I failed at daily illos and yet it was still a success.
Creating daily illustrations has always been hard for me and my style of vector art. I started with an illustration I had half done then I ran out of time on Illustration 01.
Being new to this whole live streaming to the world I have a lot to learn. In my career of two whole videos, these are the first things I learned and I’m sure there are tons left for me lurking behind each video:
You want to learn After Effects. So do I! Since I have exactly 11 hrs more experience than you let me share my infinite wisdom. If you learn one thing from this article its will be how to move things in Adobe After Effects. The most effective way to do that is to memorize the PARTS. You might be wondering what PARTS I’m referring to. PARTS is an acronym for the hot keys that control the core of everything you do in mograph, especially in After Effects: Position, Anchor, Rotation, Opacity, Scale.
Your first thought might be, Pope did you…
In the year 2018, a year where we have electric cars that go 0–60 in around 3 secs, carry computers in our pocket that are stronger than the ones used by NASA spaceflight program in the 60s and printers that can build prosthetic arms, its ridiculous that my ps4 cannot cross play with an xbox.
Before you start yelling about how Sony has always supported cross play with PC and has been doing it since Final Fantasy XI, I’m talking about direct cross play between PS4 and XBOX ONE. We already know that its possible. It has already been achieved…
Last week, Serif released Affinity Designer on the iPad joining its brother Photo for the first time. As a digital artist I’ve been waiting for a really good vector app to come to the iPad to finally allow me to take my art everywhere. Unfortunately, when it installed I was washed in confusion frustration which culminated in regret.
For months, I’ve hounded Serif on twitter asking when Designer would come to iPad. I watched videos of leaked footage of creatives using the mysterious program on YouTube. I even downloaded the app for desktop to try and get the feel for…
Let’s get this out the way first. Season 2 of Luke Cage is way better than its last outing. The show starts off slow and terrible, Luke is arrogant one moment, self righteous in another. Everyone is speaking like their from the 70s. Then he Dabs and 90,000 people cancel their Netflix subscription. Honestly, the first two episodes aren’t that great which lead to a few people I know to quit at this point. …
Originally this article was gonna be called “Ben Vereen. Worst. Dad. Ever.” and was gonna be pretty funny as he’s played a deadbeat dad on not one but two different shows. Thing is, they have this thing called research and the more I used it, I started to find out that my feelings aren’t necessarily fact. Ben Vereen has been the father/father-figure of a couple of other famous characters that I grew up with and was totally an ok father figure. Here’s a list In order of Appearance:
Role: Uncle Phillip Long
Dad Level: 7
I actually thought he was…
You make time for the things you want to do. Did you binge-watch Altered Carbon over the weekend? Did you complete Assassin’s Creed and got that platinum trophy? Did you go to the bar with your friends on Friday night?
Once you accept that time is a currency, there is a finite amount of it. Take responsibility for how you spend it. I guarantee you’ll find there is more time to do things that you want to do than you think.
The time is there. The real question is how are you using it?
In the world of Altered Carbon, humans download their consciousness onto a disc that is implanted into the base of their skull called a stack. This is used by some as means of intergalactic travel, to create backup copies of themselves and more importantly as a way to defeat death transferring their mind to a new body which is called a sleeve.
I kept wondering, at what point does the human mind cease to exist and complex AI simulations takeover? Can the soul travel along with the mind as it’s transferred to another body?
I theorize, that at this point…
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