I tried out SAI for the first time today, after I saw some wicked sketches from Barukurii.
And I have to say, it’s pretty cool! I already love the watercolors…I’ll see if I like it enough to buy it. Up ‘til now nothing has beaten PS at digital work (for me, I’m not saying it’s necessarily the best for everyone).
This is an audio clip of Dan Didio at SDCC. Someone in the audience asked him why the percentage of women on DC’s creative team dropped from 12% to 1%. His response is “What do these numbers mean to you?” and “Who should we be hiring?” I know most of you have read a transcript of the discussion, but you should probably listen to this. I know I imagined a more sarcastic/inquisitive tone on “Who should we be hiring?” so hearing how aggressive he sounds is just. Wow. I would’ve been incredibly uncomfortable had I witnessed this first hand.
I’m pretty sure credit for the audio clip goes to DCWKA, but I could be wrong.
Holy fucking shit. I was not expecting that.
This, to me, makes it very clear that Didio did not actually want an answer. He is aggressive, and is clearly attempting to intimidate the fan who asked the question. There’s barely room to respond, and his repetition in increasingly agitated tones of “Who should we hire? Tell me right now!” sounds like it would belong better in an interrogation room than a Q&A! From his tone, he is very much on the defensive. It sounds, to me, like he legitimately thinks that there are no women good enough for him to have hired.
I think that pisses me off more than anything else. That he is so secure in his asinine hiring decisions during this process that he thinks he is beyond reproach and becomes noticeably agitated when questioned.
Didio, you are not beyond reproach. In fact, considering your position and the industry you work in, you are subject to the scrutiny of the fans. That’s how it works. And we will call you on your bullshit. You are answerable for your decisions, and if you cannot rationally explain them without becoming angry and aggressively defensive about them, maybe you should take a second look at them.
I remember listening to this and really not expecting it, either. All I could do was cringe and say; “Oh honey, no.”
I’m struggling with my character designs. Ravyn is probably the first one I came up with for this story, now over 3 years ago (yeah, I’m slow). Although I knew what she would look like from the very beginning (quite to the contrary of the other characters who had several redesigns) her face keeps on giving me headaches. These two sketches are the best I could do today…
Main character line up for the story i’m working on (aka the last ancient).
Very vague, again. I’m changing the details, like, all the friggin’ time.
So without further ado, the ‘guys’ from left to right: Ravyn (crazy bitch), Darian (nerd), Zephir (“you can call me skelly. No sarcasm, I promise”), Mo (short for either Monkey or Mo’liki, your choice) and Oona.
I LOOOOOOOVE Monkey Island. Best thing Lucas Arts made, hands down.
Although this sketch was made as a tribute to the great ‘Tales of Monkey Island’ by Telltale Games and more specifically for the awesome dude who made the artwork: Ryan Jones. If only I could draw like that… I’d quit my job and do artsy stuff instead, all the time!
Oh and Guybrush is one of my fav characters. It’s the voice I tell ya!
This one’s also in the ‘when will I finish it?’ folder.
& I have to admit that the comments for this particular vid weren’t so painful as you sometimes see on Youtube. But it still got to me how everyone was like ‘wow, nice work dude’ without even so much as word about the OMG SUPAH COMPLEX COMPUTAH VIRUS IN NUCLEOR PLANT*!