Sunday, September 30, 2012

Weekend Update

Well, apologies for the lack of posting this week.  After the big production of Swan Song a few other things are pending but not ready just yet - stay tuned for some new formats and tweaking!

In the meantime, I did want to reach back and thank Catfish and Case Scenario in particular for their detailed and insightful comments on the project - definitely the most worthwhile and detailed feedback I've had in the 2 1/2 + years that the site's been up.  While I didn't get around to responding to Catfish's last post directly, I did want to add some follow-up comments on my rationale for running the page. 

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Swan Song - The Full Story

Well, I had assumed my story was fairly straightforward, but that's what I get from assuming.  It can be really easy to take things for granted as the author when you've been so focused on getting a look down and the story seems natural in your mind.  But putting together a visual representation without any verbalization or captions is something that requires a bit more thought - and I apologize for leaving things so ambiguous.

So without further ado - I present "Swan Song" in it's entirety with featured director's commentary.



A young man arrives at his grandmother's house to help her move to a nursing home.  While packing boxes in the attic he comes across a photo of another woman - definitely not his grandmother as a young woman...someone very different.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Swan Song #14 - The Finale!

And here we come to the end of the tale - the final performance - or Swan Song if you will (although in this case, it's probably better that it doesn't end with the fat lady singing - so to speak ;p).

Hope you all enjoyed it as much as Blackshirtboy and I enjoyed working on it.  Please feel free to continue leaving feedback on it here or elsewhere.

Will probably post a collected post later on this weekend with full labels, etc.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Weekend Gift Art

A few new pics to share this weekend here.

First a piece of gift art from MDetector5 - kinda a request-granted - a different take on Mac from "Growing Up Gecko".

Next is a quick piece by in-FUR-no - always knows how to do it right.


Friday, September 14, 2012

Swan Song #11

Funny how these things work.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Swan Song #10

Back in the present....another familiar face?

Another ridiculous work schedule results in delayed posting...

Monday, September 10, 2012

Swan Song #9

Back in the present.  In a very different kind of club.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Pink-Diapers - Party Surprise

Not the kind of surprise you normally expect to receive at your 30th birthday party....wonder what was in that cocktail?

Another beautiful mini-sequence by Pink-Diapers.  Again, not necessarily a direct response to the previous poll - this was commissioned significantly earlier - but works out even better this way ;p

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Synthean - Instructional Video 2

It's taken a lot of hard work and elbow grease, but Synthean has managed to recover and restore a few more frames of this footage.  Almost impossible to believe, but despite the archaic nature of the footage, it appears that TransRepo Industries was actually fooling around with gene therapy or radiation-derived mutations or some other form of human transformation technology only a few years after the second World War.  Unless this is all some sort of elaborate hoax...

We'll keep on with the restoration progress and keep you posted as things develop.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Swan Song #8

Apologies for the delayed post.  Today's work schedule turned out substantially different than I was anticipating.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.  I anticipate at least one content post in the next couple of days.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Swan Song #7

We now return you to our regularly scheduled progress.

Monday, September 3, 2012

AutumnNatural - Fitting Room

As mentioned previously, we're taking a brief interlude from our regular posting schedule on Swan Song as a "recognition" of Labor Day (here in the US at least) - don't worry - we'll resume on Wednesday.

Instead I'm happy to present a brand new project by a brand new (to me) artist by the handle of AutumnNatural.  A very talented and very responsive artist - great to work with!

Not much to say about this one...just another idea that came to me - love the sound effects ;p

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Weekend Update!

A bunch of upcoming pics and projects ready or almost ready for posting.  One new gift pic today from the excellent CGI modeller foxfurrier.  Also have re-tweaked the gift art page to better reflect it's changing content - gift art and granted requests!

edit - will probably need to go back in and tweak a few more links in different posts...