Facebook Art Page
Hey guys, I just got my own Facebook art page to psyche myself up to draw more when I get home. Give it a like to give me a psyche! http://www.facebook.com/EricDrobile/
Hatefarm Eric: Coming Clean, Appreciating... →
hatefarmeric: With my anxious, neurotic and occasionally depressed mindset it is extremely easy for me to forget my accomplishments and not appreciate who I am and who I have become. Growing up in an art school and studio environment there is a lot of negativity towards having an ego. I think in a sense I have…
demidojang asked: The 'farm does seem like the logical sacrifice, given that stable relationships are nice and YOU WORK AS A LEAD ANIMATOR AT A PLACE THAT MAKES FEATURE FILMS HRNNNNGH. Man, I would seriously cut off a leg to be an animation ASSISTANT at a place like Reel FX. But I don't have the CG knowhow just yet, and I'm pretty sure that's not how the application process works.
demidojang asked: Oi, get back into it.
netdredging asked: Alright so I have been stalking this project since you first posted it on newgrounds in '05. Since then it has been stalking my bookmarks folder across numerous computers and the country. I'm someone who can't leave a story unfinished and the surreal landscape art has been stuck in my craw since I first watched it. Words cant express my joy that you've reopened the project and...
The serious storywriting begins...
I have been sitting in the airport for several hours now. I got here early on purpose… One to save some money, but two to force me into a position where all I can do is read my books on story or work on story. I have been frantically switching back and fourth between various Save The Cat! Books (i was so impressed with the first book I got the other two) and scribbling in my notebook. I made...
Knowing Your Genre
I want to keep this post somewhat short, mainly because I want to supply this link as supplemental reading. What is your story’s genre? Reading further into the excellent book “Save the Cat” I found 10 genres the author has cooked up that can describe pretty much every story ever. This may be oversimplification, but regardless, it is incredibly helpful oversimplification because...
demidojang asked: well, hey, if you're reviewing these summary lines...here's one for a sci-fi concept i've been kicking around..."Millions of years in the future, the last human being struggles to discover the reason for earth's destruction- unearthing his own past in the process."
thecodecrimson asked: Thank you so much for sharing your creative process! I've been following your journey with anticipation and your absolutely brilliant post on loglines totally inspired me to try to come up with one for The Code Crimson. What do you think of this one? "After learning the voice inside her head is real, a quiet librarian is entangled in a brutal web of time travel and bizarre alien...
demidojang asked: oh, also- not all girls scream- girly girls? sure. but could you see a character liiiike...ellen ripley or dariah or any introverted characters screaming? it depends on the person. it's that external/internal expression thing- like how some guys will yell and throw their arms up when happy, and other guys will do that little curled over 'yessssss' thing. just my take on it- i...
On Story and Loglines
So I thought I’d write a bit about story. I’ve been reading “Save The Cat” and obsessing over the first chapter. In it, he stresses the importance of loglines, which are one sentence descriptions of your story. It’s the “what is it?” and it should be the most damned interesting sentence ever. It should be seductive, hint at the tone of your story and have...
Merry Melony 2 Intro (more old stuff!) →
Hey guys! I’m a little embarrassed to post this, but here is one of the many ditched intros to Merry Melony 2, before I lost all the files in a harddrive crash and then decided to reinvent the story several thousand times over. Click the above picture to head on over to deviantart to watch it. The worst thing about it, to me, is how slow and showy it is. It’s not slow in a...
neekko asked: Will your mother be reprising her role as Melony?
Some oldschool animated Melony →
Click the link to see a short animated scene from an old version of Merry Melony 2. (the animated series) Someone requested I uploaded some old Merry Melony stuff for funsies, so I’ll be doing that inbetween real updates. There have been a lot of failed attempts at doing Merry Melony part 2. Before you get all sad that I’m turning it into a comic and not keeping it animated, realize that...
buttslug asked: you should post some of your old merry melony unfinished animations, just for funsies
demidojang asked: While you're playing with this style stuff, I figured you might like some unqualified input. One of the things that really attracted me to the original Melony shorts was your crazy shifting loose flash lines against the character's pale colours- made her stand out and feel kinda fragile too. Hitting everything with hard black shadows is very noir, but it wasn't the vibe I got from...