AUDITIONS FOR THE ANIMATED VALIARD TRAILER ARE OPEN!
The online novel, The Valiard Mansion is getting a fully animated trailer and it needs a gung-ho voice cast to truly bring its characters to life.
This is the perfect opportunity for you aspiring actors to get your voices animated—’90s style! Nobody is too inexperienced or too fancy—we’ll accept any auditions in the search for the official voices of the Valiard characters.
If you’re not keen on auditioning, it would be awesome if you reblogged this to spread the word. We want to make the best trailer we possibly can, but our perfect voice cast is out there and we need your help to find ‘em! :D
Q:Hi Ez! First I want to say how amazing is your art and how much I love it! All your drawings are so flowing and full of movement! Someday I wish I can make a drawing like that. Well, I'm quite new on this thing of posting drawings, and I'm also working on a story that I wanna publish. What I'd like to know is: you sell some of your art on Society6, do you had a minimum number of followers to start your sales? Is that I wanna start selling to raise funds for the publication. Thanks anyway! :)
Hey Anon! :D Thanks for the kind words! ^_^
There is no minimum Follower requirement for selling on Society6, but you must pay $1 via Paypal to verify your account. If you’re cool with that, then you’ll be good to go. ;)
BEST OF LUCK! :D
The Valiard Mansion Animated Trailer Storyboards. Just a sneak peek of what I’m up to, Valiard wise. ;) I’m planning to do a fully animated, 30-second trailer for my ongoing novel. The time is right. B)
IF YOU WANT TO BE PART OF THE PROJECT, E-MAIL ME AT EzzyMoneyface@gmail.com
I’ll be setting up proper auditions for voice actors in the coming weeks, so if you want to play one of the Valiard characters, keep a close eye on my online profiles. There’s already loads of interest in the voice acting department, so you won’t be alone! :D Or you could e-mail me if you want me to notify you via e-mail when auditions start.
I will also be needing layout and character colorists. So if you’re willing to brave the trenches alongside me and color the frames and/or backgrounds with me, that will be totally awesome. xD Anyone with Photoshop, Gimp, Manga Studio or similar software can help out here and it would be greatly appreciated.
OR JUST REBLOG AND SPREAD THE WORD. Maybe you got a friend who’d like to try out for a role? I don’t know. Anything would help! xD
Alrighty, I still need to finish the script so I’m off! Hope to hear from you guys!
Huge shout out to my regular readers who keep me going on cloudy days! You guys know I love ya! <3
Q:Hi! I've asked anonymously on here several times, and I've had my questions answered twice, so thanks for that! It's nice to be noticed and find nice people in the world :) I was wondering, in your most recent post, you said you did it in Manga Studio? I know that comes with some Wacom tablets, is it similar to Art Rage Studio? Also, does it do professional-grade work like Photoshop or Gimp? Sorry for all the questions, I'm new to Tumblr :)
HEY! Welcome to Tumblr! :D I hope you really enjoy your account!!! :D
Manga Studio is basically a Photoshop clone with emphasis on illustration. All the photo filters and fancy gadgets are cut out and several functions specific to drawing are added. I’ve used Photoshop faithfully for ten years now and it only took me two months to almost completely switch over to Manga Studio. All I do now in Photoshop is post-production effects to enhance the illustration, which is what it’s really built for, let’s be honest.
What really sold me on Manga Studio is the fact that you can manually adjust the Tablet Stabilization Level on the go. So if you need to draw a sweeping cloak, you set the stabilization way up and just draw your lines without hassle, and if you need to do detail work, you can set it to be more responsive.
Manga Studio is much closer to Photoshop and, therefore, Gimp. Art Rage is more like Corel Painter, I’d say, which is software that’s a little bit on the ‘traditional feel’ side of the spectrum.
And yes, Manga Studio absolutely can churn out professional-grade work. It’s literally a streamlined Photoshop.
Go download the free trial and see for yourself: http://www.clipstudio.net/en
Manga Studio’s digital release is called Clip Studio Paint, but it’s the exact same software, don’t worry. And at only $49, it’s scarily affordable. I am yet to regret my purchase, and I doubt I ever will.
Hope I helped. Good luck! ^_^
Deathbed. The romanticized final memory that my character, Gangfield has of his deceased sweetheart. c.1745.
I thought since I had the JPEGs lying around, I’d share a little something-something about how I do fancy neat pictures. :) Plus I really like the colouring before I had to make the character’s complexion more, well, dead. ^^;
Drawn and painted in Manga Studio. Colour adjustments and effects in Photoshop.
It’s Gangfield’s 10th Birthday! So to celebrate, I made this design for a mug. I’m a freaking mug addict. I can’t stop buying them. :B
I’ll be printing mine on Monday, but you can get yours over at the new Valiard Society6 page! :D
Can’t wait to sip some Earl Grey tea out of this bad boy. =,=
Q:Hey Ez! I'm a huge fan of your art and I just love your story! I'm also trying to learn how to draw, and was wondering if it always took you as long as it does now to draw a picture to your satisfaction, or if the time will get shorter as you go on? Right now it's taking me a long time, but I'm hoping it'll get shorter as I get better. Just wanted to know what you think on the matter! Thanks!
IT GETS BETTER! I PROMISE! ;D
Drawing uses tons of areas of the brain (not just that left-brain/right-brain crap) so you’ve got a lot on your mind that has to balance out with your motor skills. Your brain is still carving out new paths and highways for all that information to travel on, creating new compartments for all this new data.
Just keep at it and you’ll soon notice there will be things you don’t even think about anymore while you’re drawing—your brain will take over and leave your conscious mind free to take in new skills and techniques. But you must keep drawing. Repetition is key!
GOOD LUCK! :D Thanks for reading my story, by the way! That makes me so happy! <3
Q:Hi! I have a problem that I was wondering if I could get some advice on? I've got a couple, he's 6'4'', she's somewhere around 5'9''. Every time I draw them together, I draw the tallest character first, but when I try to draw the shorter one, one of two things happens: I try to draw them to scale, and my brain starts screaming 'no! no! no!' so I change her height in-drawing to be closer to his, or she ends up looking like a teenager (she's in her early thirties.) Any tips?
Hey, Anon! :D
I have a similar problem. I’ve got a couple where the male is 6’1” and the female is 5’2”. The solution? CHEAT! ^_^
No viewer is looking at your drawings with a tape measure. The only time I draw to scale is when it’s a full-body shot of both characters. Otherwise I just draw what looks right on the page. It’s far more important that the characters’ silhouettes and the spacial relationship between them are clear and read well.
For me, it works to just consistently draw the girl about a head length shorter than the guy. If it were to scale, the top of her head would only reach his collarbone, which looks ridiculous.
Oh, and it also helps to give the characters an activity to do.Give your guy an excuse to crouch a bit or pop your girl on a higher platform than he’s standing on.
I hope that answers your question. It’s less of a true answer and more of a work-around, but still. ;) Good luck! *hugs!*
Medieval Gangfield. Just some of my favourite sketches of Gangfield in his medieval geddup. :) He does the whole immortality thing so he can cameo in more than one of my stories. Awww yes son. B)
In The Valiard Mansion, he’ll be showing up in this outfit by way of a pseudo time travel plot device. I promise, it’s gonna make sense. ;)