7/31/16

My Friends Are Djs #69 - "Biblios"

Its actually a great joy, and bonding point for some fans to actually have similar interests (besides music) with their favorite djs. I feel that one of the ways I become sincere friends with my dj friends. Its really its a squeee moment when its true, for example I found out to my great amusement and joy my friends got hooked to Pokemon Go (I don't own a smart phone so no Go) and gamers in general too. Plus knowing post day is the same day as Harry Potter release...just had to do a book related thing.

The background was taken from the story section of Kidsbooks in Vancouver. Wanted something a little more active looking then a quiet library. Then distorted the image. The book the protagonists are interested in is called "Lady Dragon" a could be, future side project/story involving the titular "Lady Dragon" Deb, a broken but rebuilding dragon=like being living a 1920's/Black-White Cartoon era fantasy, town.


7/25/16

Gamer's Review - Lily Looking Through

Well even though this is a very short game (the ending felt abrupt and on a to be continued note), this is probably one of the most beautiful and serene point-click adventures I have ever played. The premise is you play as the titular Lily on journey to rescue her brother who was taken away by a mysterious red scarf. To help her in her journey she gains a pair of magical googles that allow her to look into the past.

Gameplay is typical of point click games as you are guiding Lily to "hot spots" and solving puzzles to move the story along. At the same time the interface felt stream-line and casual in nature. What I like about the art style is...it feels like story book illustrations. You're switching between the "seen better days" future and the bright, greenery of the utopian past, all through the eyes of an innocent child named Lily. I like Lily because other being a child, adventurer who immediately goes after her brother despite the possible danger, in this dystopian future she still manages to have fun like a child as suggestion when you treats old machinery as playground equipment during her adventures.

Other then the mention short length and to be continued ending....this was a very beautiful game to behold.

Future 

Past

My Friends Are Djs #68 - "Time'n Stuff"


The main inspiration for this is....if asked any djs what would they love more of...one of the top things would be time. Djs are extremely busy on tour with little to no to explore the various stops on their journey so more time is very much needed to do things. In the comic world....Fortuna is also a brewer of things other then luck. However like the luck she brews they come with a huge warning. Only use when needed. The background is actually the inside of one my flowers magnified then brightness adjusted to make it monochrome pink.

7/17/16

My Friends Are Djs #67 - "Unreal"

In the dj world...unreal and impossible things are very much a real possibility on a daily basis, no manner what logical device you use, so I wanted to illustrate that. It took a while to get the well-known "3-pole"illusion down right....it involves a ruler.The background is the side of a building in False Creek and highly altered to look like a surreal streetscape.


7/10/16

My Friends Are Djs #66 - "Boxed In"

If you have djs as friends or if you;re a huge dance music fan, etc....you very much what this time of year in the dj world. The Dj Mag Top100 voting season. Honestly I think its meh in the actually musical merit field and its just popularity contest.. I mean how can you even rank the arts in 1...2..3. If you friends are djs in the running things can get a little crazy like your friends being on spam mode last year....he likes being a spammers (you know who you are amici). Thankfully the djs who are my friends are not spam campaigning at the moment...if they were I would have stuffed them into...ok I won't!

7/3/16

My Friends Are Djs #65 - "Remix #1.5"


Well decided to expand and experiment abit more on the continuous line drawing so we now have Ethereal's Sister Telu-Rica joining in to make a continuous line forest. The original unaltered back ground was taken at Capilano Suspension bridge. I just free handed the line drawings and it was tricky to altered/ add in the background on the computer with some lines disappearing by accident and me filling them back in. The paint program used for editing stuff like adding in the background is OpenCanvas 6. The drawings themselves were painted and drawn by hand.