Time lapse video of the 2 hour time limit speed paint I did of The Tin Soldier, available in 1080p HD!
First time lapse video I’ve posted in a long while and this one’s MUCH higher quality than the others I’ve released. Check it out!
Just bought the Mega Pack of brushes from the amazing Kyle T Webster and decided to do a speed paint with them to play with them a bit.
These are the oil brushes and one of the oil pastel brushes, time limit 2 hours, and I’m blown away by how much fun these are to work with and how well they work. Can’t wait to work on a long-term piece with them to really break them in and see what I can do with them.
"Tin Soldier", timelapse video will be posted once I get a chance to cut it and speed it up!
And for the first time in forever, I’m somewhat nervous about it.
For those who don’t know - there are only two things that make me nervous - one-on-one interaction, and money.
Money hopefully for not much longer because at the end of this week I’ll be paying off all my credit cards, getting new glasses, getting my car inspected, and putting more than $1000 into savings cuz suck it, world
Because of the separation of myself from an audience (I’m performing to them, not for them - if they like me, awesome, if not, whatever.
One-on-one, I’m terrified they won’t like me, especially if I like them), I’m perfectly comfortable in front of any number of people, even without a script (I’ve performed improv for crowds up to 300 people).
So I actually can’t remember the last time I had the slightest amount of butterflies over performing or teaching or anything of that sort.
But for some reason, I have this excited, nervous fluttering in my stomach, and I’m kind of enjoying it. It feels kind of like Christmas Eve when you’re a kid - you can only hope you’ll be happy with what comes next, but at the same time you’re bursting at the seams because you know how close it is. It’s been a really, really long time since I’ve felt that, and I couldn’t be happier about it.
And for those of you on here who are interested in such a thing and have your own hardware at home (a computer and a tablet - we’re going to be using wacom bamboos, as that’s what’s in the classroom we’ll be using, but any graphics tablet will work, as I’m not going to be teaching anything hardware specific), I’m doing a camera test this Sunday to determine whether or not an online version of the course would be feasible and how exactly I would go about that. So yeah, hit me up if you’re interested, and I’ll figure out the specifics.
We are a small, independent studio focusing on concept art, story-telling, and animation.
We now have a facebook page for Ironwing Animation! This is where we’ll be posting concept art, storyboards, animated shorts, and running promotional contests!
Come on in!
ACORN IS LIVE!
This is my first attempt at an animated short, and the next one, set to release at the end of Spring Semester (roundabouts May) is already underway.
I hope you enjoy it, and please, spread the word and help people find this video!
I’M RELEASING MY FIRST ANIMATED SHORT.
I got really over excited, so I made a promotional poster for it. Spread the word! The short will be posted via Youtube and Vimeo in 6 days, on December 15th!
THIS IS THE FIRST OFFICIAL ANIMATED RELEASE BY IRONWING STUDIOS!
The shop hand that taught me how to use half of the workshop and helped me fulfill a lifelong dream of learning how to do woodworking and metal working just died of a heart attack. He’d been retired for just three months.
It’s funny, I can’t tell you his last name, because he never told me it - he never needed to. Whenever I needed help with anything, or had a question I needed the answer to, “Steve”, “Jerry”, or “Matt” was all I had to say and lo and behold there was a smiling face and a piece of advice sitting right in front of me. All it took was a single name, and Steve was right there to help and joke around with me.
I can’t tell you his last name, but I can tell you that the last person to use the forge before me used it about 30 years ago, I can tell you that Steve was a Vietnam veteran, that you need dowels when you ply a table top to keep it together when you put it through the planer to straighten it out, and I can tell you that he loved to go fishing. I can tell you a million things about him or the shop, but I can’t tell you his last name because he never needed one. As knowledgable as he was and as useful as he was to have around, all you needed was “Steve” and a smile and he’d give everything that was needed to make sure you got where you needed to be in a project, for school or otherwise.
We always used to pester him about the cigarettes he shouldn’t have been smoking and joke with him when he told us how much his wife was bugging him to finally retire. We always used to say that he’d never leave, or that he would and would croak not ten steps out the door, and we’d all laugh, Steve included, and go right back to work.
Rest in peace, Steve, and thank you so much.