Name: Max Damage
Likes: Saving the day, helping his friends, and ridiculously over-sized swords.
Dislikes: Bad guys.
Favorite Color: Blue, it’s the most heroic color!
Favorite Food: Mochi Ice Cream, it’s the most heroic food!
Fun Fact: Max keeps a journal filled with dramatic attack names and catch phrases handy at all times.
Name: Safety and Monster Monitor
Class: Safety and Monster Monitor
Level: One billion!
Likes: Inventing really cool monsters, watching those monsters crush noobs, watching those noobs get mad.
Dislikes: Routine, boredom, loud-mouthed heroes.
Favorite Color: Do you know the color of the infinite void created when a game world crashes? No, I guess you wouldn’t, but it’s that color.
Favorite Food: Food? Food is for lowly humans. Do I look human to you?
Fun Fact: SAMM was voted “Most Likely to Destroy the Universe” in high school.
A huge “thank you” to everyone who sent in auditions for PlotQuest, we’re all really excited to hear your work! We’re having our casting meeting this Thursday, so you should hear something back by the end of this week/ early next week.
All the background art is completed for episode 1. Here’s a look at a few backgrounds Pltnm06Ghost and Tommy Benoist created (back from before Chelsea joined the party).
Also, Neko has completed the animation on the Retro RPG sequence. This is how she’s feeling right about now…
Don’t worry folks, she’ll be back up and drawing in no time! When she is, expect to see some more tutorials on pixel art and animation too.
Best Wishes and a Happy Cinco de Mayo!
- The Popcorn Sundae Team
We're doing a little bit of a late update this time due to the holiday. First off, here's a look at Taylor's process for creating the lovely backgrounds for the PlotQuest webcomic. As you can see, they're coming along nicely. Keep up the good work, Taylor!
Just a small update this week - Scenes are advancing to the clean-up and color stage… Here’s one of them! We still need to do sound, but this gives an idea of what the finished show will look like. Onward!
Crowd & Background - Tommy Benoist http://tommybenoist.weebly.com
Addie & Amy - Pltnmo6Ghost http://twitter.com/Pltnm06Ghost
A couple more bits of rough animation from episode 1, plus a little bit of finished animation from the Retro RPG sequence. By the way, Neko will be doing a tutorial on how she animated the special attack and its special effects very soon, so stay tuned for that as well.
We've been keeping plenty busy around here! Josh and Tommy have been cranking out animation for episode 1, Chelsea's been tearing through the backgrounds about as fast as we can give them to her and Taylor's working on the second PlotQuest webcomic. Meanwhile, Neko has been hard at work creating the surprisingly time-consuming Retro RPG sequence. If you'd like to see how that's going she's produced two videos on the subject: This one shows her illustration process in creating the background for the battle screen: https://youtu.be/dhjw2z6TQ-c And this one is the first in her tutorial series on animating pixel art: https://youtu.be/CKYR_EWRyGM
Hope you enjoy and stay tuned for more inside info as our quest for animation glory continues!
Our studio is growing! We're extremely excited to welcome the very talented animator and illustrator, Chelsea O'Bannon, to the team. Chelsea is a recent Associates of Applied Science in Animation grad from St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley who will be starting her Bachelors studies this fall. In addition to applying to colleges and creating even more awesome work for her portfolio, she'll be doing backgrounds and layouts for PlotQuest. Here are just a couple of the awesome pieces she's produced so far. Welcome aboard, Chelsea!
As promised, here's a couple of our favorite pieces of rough animation from episode 1. Of course, we've got a LOT more done at this point but hey, don't wanna give too much away all at once! ; )
Neko's also got a process video up of her work on the retro RPG fight scene. https://youtu.be/nojAym-cvPg Hope you enjoy!
Neko’s back with another in her pixel art tutorial series. This time she teaches some techniques for drawing pixel art as she works on a retro RPG-style overworld map for episode 1 of PlotQuest. Although she uses Photoshop to create this particular map the techniques will work in any software you may be using. Neko’s looking to start teaching some other styles of animation and illustration as well. If there’s a particular style or technique you’ve really been wanting to learn please leave a comment and let her know.
As you may have noticed, we’ve gone to updating ever-other week. We’re at a point in production where we really need to just focus on cranking out animation, plus we don’t want to give too much away before the series is even out. ; ) The plan is to update every-other week until Episode 1 comes out, then we’ll go back to weekly updates.
Welcome to the production blog for PlotQuest. Here you'll find all the latest news, artwork, and updates about the project.