Q:I want to thank you, your posts on Sketchbook 7 got me to go and get it for a monthly subscription, which is super affordable. 2.99 a month, damn. Hell, even to buy the program its less than a hundred, and I'm loving all the features, but what got me to look at it was when you said it had a small animation feature. Its soo hard to find a good raster based animation program, everything else is either vectors, super pricey, or both. Im loving it, it feels really great. Have you used the animation?
Aw yeah, another Sketchbook recruit! Glad you’re liking the program! I swear by it for my digital drawing.
And yeah! I’ve been using the animation tool for Cryamore. Beats animating in Photoshop by miles! The export options are still basic though and I wish they had more options, but that’s forgivable. SBP7 is definitely worth it.
Q:Found you by your recent Poison drawing and was pleasantly surprised to see that /all/ of your art is fantastic! Your style is perfect, don't stop drawing if you can help it!
Thank you! I will draw and create until my hands fall off! ^^
Q:I know you love your drawing tablet, but what's your opinion on starting out with one? I always thought one should already be able to draw art before getting one, but more and more these days I hear of people who started doing art with a tablet. I'm still chugging along with paper and pencil right now, but should I just do the leap to tablet?
I’ve started with pencil and paper like most artists. I still draw traditionally for when I’m at conventions and some side commissions.
A tablet is just a tool, just as pencil and paper is a tool. It doesn’t really matter what you use to produce art with. You’ll have to still learn how to utilize drawing with a tablet just like learning to draw with pencil and paper. There are also pros and cons to each tool, so you’ll have to just do some personal research and figure out the best way for you!
That’s pretty much all I’ve got! Hope it helps, dude. ^^
Q:Can I still buy your scratch book? ;-; you are honestly one of my favorite artists and an inspiration to me to improve and actually get off my lazy ass and draw everyday <3
Yes, I will have some copies to sell soon! There won’t be a lot in stock, so make sure you check my blog regularly when I post the announcement.
Thanks for the kind words! ^^
Q:really like that Maki you drew. keep up the amazing stuff. still looking forward to cryamore.
Cheers! Glad you like my work. Happy that you’re still excited about the game! :D
Q:Hey Robaato, Is Cryamore going to ever be finished? If ya dont know it's fine, I just remember finding the project through you. I'm just kinda befuddled cause the updates are extremely rare, and each update sounds like the one before it. I was excited for the game but dropping $120 on it and barely hearing an update gets quite worrying. I'm sure it is just me, but I just found out I was scammed on a different project and it makes Cryamore sound more and more like a painful fever dream.
Haha, yes it’s going to be eventually finished! We’re just about finishing a new area/demo, actually.
A lot of people aren’t aware of what goes into game development, but it’s quite a lot that needs to be done, especially a game of our magnitude (it’s pretty big in comparison to similar indie titles). I also don’t think many are aware of the size of our team, but we have 4 guys at the least (Alan and myself, maining animation/assets/design, and 2 programmers) who are building the game, with a small group of contractors who assist us on assets. If I could get more manpower so we can speed things up, I would! But it’s quite difficult to find others who can mesh well with our team.
We’re also working on the game all while still managing other tasks. For example, in addition to working on the game, I’m also doing freelance work, art for UDON, etc. in order to support my family. My wife and I are also in the process of moving/buying our first house so I’ve personally been pretty quiet than the norm everywhere on the net for the past month. We received a considerable amount of funding for the game, but it’s not nearly enough for us to work full-time at it, unfortunately. So the funds are reserved for pulling on additional contractors, music, voiceover, and the like. Because of that, the game is being developed at a slow pace. We wish that we could go faster than the rate we’re going now! However, we also don’t want to rush the game and renege on everything we promised the game would be. (I’m personally not a fan of episodic or DLC content and we’re not going to go that route.)
So in short, we’re still going strong on it! Also, I have an issue with pride; it’d kill me and I’d be mega-depressed if there were any inkling that Cryamore wouldn’t come into fruition, and that’s not the case at all! And too many people are rooting for us, so I can’t let them down either. A lot of exciting things are going to be announced really soon; I can’t say too much right now. Cryamore is definitely not a ‘painful fever dream’; I can promise that with my life. :)
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