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Drawin' 'cuz that's the only thing that entirely makes sense.
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Having an Akira comic book by the bed makes me want to draw more.
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2015-05-11 by Padder
2015-05-11
Trying out a technique I had in mind for comics.  Saw a bunch of artists use it.  Also tried to apply it to realism.  Not quite conclusive yet.
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So little update on my week :

Played more of System Shock 2.  Purchased and played a bit of YS: Ark of Naphitism on Steam.  Recently I've mostly been concerned in eliminating the Nazi threat in Wolfenstein: Old Blood.  Hot dog!

Less videogamey things : went out to play soccer and picnic in the park 'till midnight, and went shopping for pocket sketchbooks.

ALSO:  got me some AMERICAN COMICS FINALLY.  I rarely read any.  My loot: currently reading Batman with the Owl story, first two volumes (I, like, never read superhero comics except Xmen once every 10 years or something).  It had Spawn artist Greg Capullo and he seemed to be doing some good art for this title; Shutter : no idea what it's about but I liked how the artist drew the nose on the female character in some panels (pretty goddamned silly reason to buy a comic right?  but a volume for 10 bucks? Sure why not).  Then, not knowing what to read, discovered some Sean Murphy comic called The Wake cuz it's safe since his art is so good and it's once again written by the same guy who was on those Batman comics I was talking about (and he commented on the back cover of Shutter.  Scott Snyder...who the hell is this guy? XD).  Finished the whole thing off by furthering my collection of rare mangas by getting Tropics of the Sea by Satoshi Kon (right, the late director of Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress, Tokyo Godfather, Paranoia Agent and Paprika).  I already read that one a few years ago in french.  It's all right.  But it's rare to get comics from this legendary artist so I decided I needed to get this in my collection.

I also joined the :iconskratchjams: weekly jams thing to do those fanart things and perhaps get more involved with other artists.  I'm sorely procrastinating though.  So many nazis to defeat. But I'm looking forward to start contributing to the group!

And that's it in a nutshell!  Good weekend!
Last week I really felt the passion and energy to draw and do something solid and study.  So I was looking forward to the weekend.  Here's what I did:

I bought Solarix expecting an experience similar to System Shock 2 with decent graphics.  Beat it. It wasn't worth it (gameplay and level design are important kids).  Also there was an sale on Activision games, so for 8 bucks I bought Singularity.  Played it. Beat it.  It was fun.  Only it was Sunday.  Then late in the evening I went and bought System Shock 2, modded it, realized my character build didn't allow me to get past a section with turrets, then went to sleep.

Oh yeah, I drew a little in the park, did a little workout, did the laundry and saw Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. It was funny to see monkeys with machine guns riding horses. They should have said "monkeys" instead of "apes" every the word is mentioned.

Redeeming factor : by looking to see if I had a copy of System Shock 2 around my files, I stumbled about material I did at my previous work place.  I saw that I was pretty damn good at doing cartoons back then, but I did notice I improved a lot lot more than I realized.  Sure what I do now may sometimes seem less lively, but I'm more accurate with what I do and that I'm much more skilled digital painting.  If I could improve this much in 3-4 years with minimal effort, it's encouraging to think of the results if I focused more on doing art.

So tonight I'll have to figure out how to get past those damn turrets without being able to hack them or use guns.
So little update on my week :

Played more of System Shock 2.  Purchased and played a bit of YS: Ark of Naphitism on Steam.  Recently I've mostly been concerned in eliminating the Nazi threat in Wolfenstein: Old Blood.  Hot dog!

Less videogamey things : went out to play soccer and picnic in the park 'till midnight, and went shopping for pocket sketchbooks.

ALSO:  got me some AMERICAN COMICS FINALLY.  I rarely read any.  My loot: currently reading Batman with the Owl story, first two volumes (I, like, never read superhero comics except Xmen once every 10 years or something).  It had Spawn artist Greg Capullo and he seemed to be doing some good art for this title; Shutter : no idea what it's about but I liked how the artist drew the nose on the female character in some panels (pretty goddamned silly reason to buy a comic right?  but a volume for 10 bucks? Sure why not).  Then, not knowing what to read, discovered some Sean Murphy comic called The Wake cuz it's safe since his art is so good and it's once again written by the same guy who was on those Batman comics I was talking about (and he commented on the back cover of Shutter.  Scott Snyder...who the hell is this guy? XD).  Finished the whole thing off by furthering my collection of rare mangas by getting Tropics of the Sea by Satoshi Kon (right, the late director of Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress, Tokyo Godfather, Paranoia Agent and Paprika).  I already read that one a few years ago in french.  It's all right.  But it's rare to get comics from this legendary artist so I decided I needed to get this in my collection.

I also joined the :iconskratchjams: weekly jams thing to do those fanart things and perhaps get more involved with other artists.  I'm sorely procrastinating though.  So many nazis to defeat. But I'm looking forward to start contributing to the group!

And that's it in a nutshell!  Good weekend!

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Michel Dinel
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I'm a storyboard artist with 2D animation skills (and college degree) and with a childhood dream of doing comics. Currently I do storyboards for video games aiming for excellence in visual storytelling while also doing other tasks helping people have a clearer picture of all the hazy confusion there is when starting a project and through milestones. I hope to storyboard on big movies someday and maybe release a self-made comic book or two in the future.

Current job : Storyboard Artist at Eidos Montréal - Square Enix
Current Residence: Canada (Montreal,Quebec)
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Trista5683 Featured By Owner 1 hour ago
You're very welcome
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DailyCommission Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New member Hobbyist General Artist
Mad chops nice work dude!
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Padder Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional General Artist
Thanks a lot!
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maxlapotit Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2015
Hello! great art.. great avatar too. Regards from Chile Yes Emoticon 
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ChrisMck Featured By Owner Edited Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Your welcome. i like your drawing style:)
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dafrek Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
J'avais pas realise que tu etais du cegep du vieux mtl.
J'aurais bien des questions concernant la direction que tu prends (storyboard+comics), car c'est une direction qui me plait vraiment...
Est ce que je peux te poser quelques questions... ?
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Padder Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015  Professional General Artist
Envoie-moi une note et je verrai ce que je peux répondre : )
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pain16 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Hey i found your page through a podcast and really loving your work.
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Padder Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015  Professional General Artist
Sweet! thanks : D
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EymBee Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2015  Student General Artist
So happy to find you thanks to theCHAMBA and FooRay 's podcast. Very inspiring work here man.
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