So, in the wake of reading this terrifying shit, Postcard and I started chatting, as you do, about the zombie apocalypse. Here are some things Postcard and I enjoy: zombie media, common sense, and YELLING ABOUT STUFF. Thus, for your reading pleasure, please enjoy our simple…
I just went back through over 900 liked posts and dug out all the art tutorials so i can keep track of them. I guess this might be helpful to some of you guys, so here you go.
Here we go then!
Alchemy - this is a really fun program. You play around making abstract shapes until you start to see something in them, kind of like a Rorschach test. Then you use the shapes as a base to draw it from. MyPaint - a pretty decent painting program that also has the benefit of working on Unix systems. openCanvas 1.1 - I haven’t used openCanvas in years but it was a nice program with a pretty unique feel to it. ArtRage - Only used this a couple of times donkey’s years ago just before I got oC, but I’ve heard good things about it. The GIMP - In a similar vein to Photoshop, but free. I couldn’t get on with it when I tried it out a few years ago, but it’s pretty popular and is available on Unix systems and Macs.
Photoshop - Standard painting fare. Probably the most flexible program (particularly the latest versions) but not designed to act in a “natural” way. If you’ve used it for painting versus something like Painter you know what I mean. Who the fuck pays for it though? Google “Photoshop tumblr masterpost” and take your pick. Paint Tool Sai - Far more affordable and definitely worth paying for if you can. The brushes are very decent (especially when they’ve been tweaked a little), the gui is simple and intuitive, and I dare you to find a program with which making smooth lineart is easier. Corel Painter - My program of choice for most things. More tools than you could ever possibly use and pretty cheap on a student license, providing that you can prove you’re a student! It’s got a few bugs but if you want realism or a more natural feel than PS or SAI this is the program for you.
Here are the answers relevant to Avatar and Korra:
What’s going on with “The Legend of Korra?”
We just started the new season, I think third or fourth episode. I have a role in it and I’m always proud to be a part of the “Avatar” family. Everything is hush-hush with it always. I’d get yelled at for even talking about it but I’m excited. I love the new show. I think they did a great job and I can’t wait to see how the fans take to it.
Is that a great way to revisit a world and play different characters in it?
Yeah, totally. It’s one of those things to be a part of, like the Star Wars thing. Or Harry Potter, to be a part of something that was phenomenal in its own way, a world that someone creator or these guys created. No one was planning for it to take off the way it did or be as perfect as it was. It’s just cool to be a part of that family.
Is “Korra” still important for integrating Asian cultures?
To a certain degree I think. It’s still in the same lineage of what “Avatar” was doing, maybe not as much. I think they’re playing up a lot of different other storylines but it’s always a part of it for sure.
What were your thoughts on the Last Airbender movie?
Actually I didn’t see that movie yet, which is no slight to the movie or M. Night. It’s just I lived with the animated series for five years and it became a phenomenon and I love the series. I just didn’t get around to watching it when it came out. There were all these reasons, I blogged about it and then I ended up having lunch with the creators Mike and Bryan. They’re like, “Don’t watch the film. You don’t even want to.” I’m sure I’ll catch it sooner or later. I’m a big M. Night fan anyway. I love Dev Patel as an actor so I’m sure I’ll see it. I just haven’t seen it yet.
Wow. Looks like he will be a recurring voice on season 2 of Korra! Also Mike and Bryan told him not to watch the movie!
Oh my god. So that confirms it. Mike and Bryan hate the film (it was pretty obvious, but they kept avoiding the answer). And yay, more Dante Basco. I can’t wait to see who he voices.
Mike and Bryan hate the film, LMFAO.
Yay, I can’t wait to see what character Dante plays!
Reputedly a scene was filmed where during the final battle Captain America saves an old man trying to protect his grandchildren. He tells him to 'Get them to cover' but as he walks away the old man asks him "Cap, is that really you?'. He turns and noting the man's World War 2 veteran lapel pin trades salutes with him. As Captain America sprints away the children ask their grandfather 'Do you know him?' and he replies 'We ALL know him'.