Happy end of July/almost August! Wow, it will be Autumn and soon 2020 before ya know it! How exciting!
Well if you've been keeping up with the Kitsulie blog then you know a lot happens all the time, every day in fact! As I always say, every day is a new adventure! Check out some of my recent work I've posted on instagram and read on to see what's to come in Kitsulie's World!
All of the above work I posted was from drawing on my Cintiq Tablet. I am so happy I was able to set that up at my amazing desk I got from the thrift store recently. My Wacom Tablet was okay enough, but with my Cintiq I can draw on the screen. I just love it. So I've been drawing in Photoshop for fun. Practicing my drawing, lighting, shading and all that. I think shading/highlighting is my favorite. Really making the work pop and come to life. I also of course love the sketch/concept phase.
So let's see. Well, something exciting is happening this week- I'm going to be a guest on my friend's podcast- The Above Average Joe Show! My friend Joe Nelson (AKA Joe Cool) started a really awesome podcast where he interviews all sorts of people in the film industry- actors, stunt people, sound crew, extras, and of course... ANIMATORS! You can hear me talk about some of my projects I've worked on like The X-Mas Files, Versativa, and Julie Jammed on Java. I'll talk about what got me into this industry and why I love it so much! It's very exciting, so keep a lookout for that link August 1st! You can listen to The Above Average Joe Show on Spotify and iTunes! There's even a couple of voices from some characters at the end!
As far as other projects, yes, there's so many creative endeavors I'm working on. Some big, some small.
I'm still doing those re-animated projects. I'm doing about 5 of those. Those are the volunteer projects where you take a shot and reanimate it- usually no more than a 5 second shot. It's really fun because the deadlines are so spread out, plus you can have creative freedom. The Reanimates I am working on are:
Rugrats (Chuckie Vs. The Potty)
Cats Don't Dance (Big & Loud)
Sonic SATAM Intro
Nightmare Before Christmas (This is Halloween)
Charlie Brown Christmas
I've already done my part for "The Little Mermaid: Part of Your World" Reanimated- I was able to snag a small shot, it's a shot of the grotto so I put it lots of fun references with some lighting effects. So Stay tooned and keep a lookout for some Work in Progress Posts on Twitter for these!
Also, I haven't forgotten about Kitsulie's Adventures! Yes, that's still in the works. I said in the trailer this Summer, so I'm thinking end of August would be a good timeline- it'll give me a chance to see how long it'll take and what it'll entail. I've got the outline and episode ideas, so I'll be putting that together. It'll be about 10-15 minute segments I'm thinking, available on YouTube as an animation, or to listen to elsewhere. Basically I wanted another way to be creative and talk to you all and tell stories, more than just writing. I'm sure some of you might enjoy reading my blog, but I know others might be more interested in a Podcast or Animation- that way you can see some art and hear some voices, and meet some of my other cartoon characters!
Speaking of other cartoon characters, You can follow @FemmeFurtale on Twitter- It's a collab project between myself and @BelugaToons (He does amazing art and has his own cool podcast!) Basically there's no set deadline with that one, but man do we have tons of fun! I think that's why it's grown so much. We just DM each other and chat about the characters and have fun with it! We're able to explore and create and bounce ideas off each other. The characters are really in depth and have lots of backstories! We've even got scripts and you can hear some of the voices and skits on SoundCloud! If you went on their Twitter, it's the characters talking to you. It's super fun and it's like they're really real! Check them out!
Now for one more thing:
I am still planning on writing/directing/animating my own animated film. I've already been writing out the script, and I have the characters planned. Basically I want something big and fantastic. A Whimsical, Gothic-type, almost Steampunk Fantasy Adventure. I'm thinking something almost Halloween based. No, it won't be out this Halloween but most likely 2020 Halloween. I haven't been posting/talking about that one as much, mostly because it's still in the early stages. But some of you might know of a few of the characters. Let's say there's a spider in a library *evil laugh* This is one I want to submit to film festivals. I want to take my time on this one. But when the time comes I'll probably be looking for voice actors and music producers and so forth.
Oh! I almost forgot! I've made an alternate persona! Of course you know Julie Kitsulie- keep a lookout for Julie Kitghoulie- The Dark side of Kitsulie! Basically that's my horror persona. As many of you know, I am a huge horror fan, but I know not everybody may be into that or it might be too intense for some. So, I've made an alternate @Kitghoulie account and that's where I'll post more of my intense/horror type stories and artwork. I'll probably slowly start getting more active there but if you're a horror fan, go check it out!
So yeah, with everything going on (And this is outside my day job, which I absolutely love and there's very exciting things happening with that as well, and those I can't even say!) I've been quite busy. I am not even open for commissions, I know a few have asked. I have many amazing talented friends who are and I'll be happy to point you in their direction. I might do some drawings here and there for friends but for the most part, customized commissions are closed. Don't worry, I'll still be posting lots of art on my RedBubble store where you can buy merchandise (I'll update that this week too!) If you have some art of mine you'd love to see on there, let me know and I'll be happy to put it up! Also Ko-Fi Tips are always appreciated!
Thanks for stopping by and reading my blog! It truly means a lot people like seeing what I'm putting out there, whether it's my art or writings or just random stuff! Yay, stuff! All I've ever wanted to do was to be creative, entertain, make people smile, learn, teach, go on adventures, and have fun! I'm doing it! Yay!
Now I'm going to go relax and play a video game because I'm tired!
Blue Skies! Enjoy the Chaos & Stay TOONed!