Welp I'm a year late into making this video since I've already made the song and posted it up on Chirbit & Soundcloud last year.
The challenge spread among famous Youtubers cuz Nigahiga started it and tagged some friends, and they tagged their other friends, yada yada etc. Usually that doesn't bother me much when everyone's doing something, but I was kinda moved to make this just because an online buddy Lorie Way (srsly go check her videos out, she's funny as balls & makes quality comedy) made hers. That to me felt like bridging the gap between famous Youtubers and pretty-much-nobodies like me, so I'm all "what the hey, I'm an embarrassing self-deprecating person. There are these flaws I like to make fun of, I'm gonna give this a go". Besides I was just done with The Name I Wanted that time.
Being an alternative rock person I've never made a rap song before, and I gotta admit this is pretty hard to record, like sometimes due to difficulty in pronouncing some words quickly I had to separately record the verses and adjust their tempo in Soundbooth & Audacity. Looks like I don't talk fast enough.
The animation started somewhere in late September when I just quit my graphic design job, thinking I'll have plenty of time to do this and thinking it'll probably be done in a solid week. Sadly I had no motivation at all that time, what with writing Timestamps & drawing comics out of the scenes, and so much Escape Room sessions with two friends cuz it was my last months in Brunei.
Thankfully I got around to finishing this after I got my new job as an animator this year. Maybe touching Tumult Hype re-lived my knack to get back to After Effects again.
Due to getting a new job that deals with drawing & animating simplified vector graphics a lot, I've recently viewed tutorials on the subjects cuz I've never felt like I'm THAT great in Illustrator, I'm a lifelong Photoshop person that only uses Illustrator for logo designs (oh and we use mostly Flash & Tumult Hype in the office).
Tried a few flat designs of my own for now. Here's a stotato.
There's also this one. Still bitter than I'm not in a band yet but now I'm in an animation company with loads of equally crazy people and that's alright. We're a team, and teams have different positions that cooperate and harmonize with each other.
It also comes with downloadable phone wallpaper versions
After doing Queen of the Potties I decided to make a lyric video for this short song, still going with the crayon-y cover art's style.
Like previously mentioned the song's taking a jab on the voyeuristic plotlines from my childhood comics. It's all innocent peeping & innocent mischief, nothing sexual, thus the line "no I'm not interested in seeing you nude, I'm just here to cringe and laugh". The characters here are based on some Facebook friends though IRL I have no feelings of envy or peeping desire towards them. They just cameo'd randomly here.
At first I compiled everything in Flash but I forgot about how incompetent Flash can get when exporting to Quicktime format, cuz some frames still leave residue and the audio quality becomes blurry, so then I turned to Premiere Pro and it did its job well.
The stills are downloadable as gifs, maybe I'm gonna put it up on Google Drive or something later.
Meet a queen who's literally crappy and a guy who's literally bananas!
Here it is, I managed to make a picture video for another one of mine & Tina's recordings in 2013, cuz for the first one I animated it in Flash. Now I sorta don't have time to animate a full video :(
I sorta like the contrast between the Potty Queen & Banana Stasher here, the cold blue vs warm yellow, their toilet & banana aesthetics, while The Cat looks just like a normal cat. Its looks is actually based on the cat that always comes in my house every morning.
And since we were high ourselves back then (probably on medication) only at the last minute I realized that the Potty Queen's similar to the Red Queen from Alice in Wonderland, trying to "execute" the Banana Stasher which happens to also wear a hat. Kinda like the scene where they were gonna cut the Mad Hatter's head off but then suddenly he got saved by the Cheshire Cat. Only in here The Cat has more of a Puss in Boots personality.
A few weeks ago after recording our third episode of Whatevski, Kamila & I got bored and molded some air-dry clay my sister got me last month. Initially I was gonna use it to make faux-enamel pins but turns out we can't bake air-dry clay in the oven. It dries on its own, so... we made sculptures instead.
Then we painted them with poster & acrylic paints. Kamila worked on the base coats first before derping around again, and after sometime later I worked on the minor details & colors.
We couldn't get Pride Cake's colors right so its texture turned out messy af.
Much much later, I added their faces with a marker pen.
Wrath & Gluttony cakes have bits that need to be glued in (the bits were scattered everywhere and always made a mess). I kinda used my sister's yellow nail polish to glue Wrath Cake's flames (which dont look like flames at all) and normal glue to glue Gluttony Cake's deco.
For a few months now I've had the idea of starting a podcast, or just a talkshow, and with the help of one of my closest friends Kamila we finally gave birth to Whatevski.
The display picture seems rushed, but it kinda has a certain aesthetic to it that I wanna keep. We'd like to think of the talkshow as doodley, not sketchy, and has a lot of flows and pretty much unpredictable. She said we can make everything monochrome for now, not a lot of colors, but maybe we will someday, if it calls for a redesign.
So I decided it's about time to continue JealousCatsCopyCats again after a long hiatus... most of my webcomics right now are on hiatus anyway.
This banner's for Tapastic & Facebook
This one's for Smackjeeves, the site updated last year and now webcomics require cover pages, just like IRL comics. I kinda showed Cyan being envious at Bluesmiles, and Pinkers copying Redmagenta to correspond to both parts of the title respectively.
Here I am back to making more stuff for the Ridiculous Buddies. Started as random idea a few days ago, I don't know why fruits though but I felt like drawing something simplistic and vector-like cuz I felt like I lack those in my portfolio.
2017 is here and that means I gotta do something out of the usual (other than drawing this furry gemsona for a friend... well there's that.). As 2016 ends my whole family got sick and I barely had the time to draw cuz we were moving in a new house, but eventually I got hold of my pen tablet despite not being able to finish my two songs for the moment.
I started animating again, bit by bit. I'm in the middle of making a lyric video with After Effects so... gifs will do for now. Gifs of my ol' pal Cangkir the Cup.