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All artwork and animation in this blog unless otherwise stated is Copyright © 2015 Eric R. Watson 'AKA' Cyber Six (Cyber Six is not intended to be a play on words. It is in fact a comic book and animation. You may read about them if you'd like by following this link. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyber_Six) All Rights Reserved. All artwork and content on this blog are property of the artist unless otherwise indicated. Do not use, reproduce, post, copy, or distribute any image or media without permission. I'm an artist and flash animator. Recently, I've begun learning Maya 8.5. Okay, my avatar is not a picture of me. In fact, it is a picture of a famous Japanese singer who sang in an all girl pop group named SPEED during the mid to late 90s. Her name is Hiroko Shimabukuro. Hiro for short. Unfortunately, they disbanded several years ago. I recently found out they are back together and singing as SPEED. Freelance Union Article: 5 Tips for Preventing Procrastination. "Prolific people don’t wait to be moved, they begin the work, and the work moves them to create more." ~ Jonathon Kastner

My Archival Space.. No, It's NOT The Final Frontier

Tuesday, July 21, 2015


These are some very rough boards I've been working on recently. Adobe Flash has been giving me some prompts informing me that it can not save my file. Somehow it actually does save the file and I can go back to using it as usual. The first panel of the third page is all wrong. I have to re-draw it. I've got a better idea. I'll adjust the camera left to end at that shot. That way the problem is solved in a much easier fashion.

Instead of continuing these boards in Flash, I will start over in Photoshop. I may start  on that tomorrow. The whole reason for drawing them in Flash in the first place is I feel more comfortable drawing in Flash than Photoshop. Yeah, I know PS is great for this kind of thing but, Flash gives me nice black lines throughout an entire stroke. PS has come a long way since I first started using it during version 6. For instance, the brush engine is a lot nicer. At any rate, there are pros and cons for using both programs to create stroryboards. I might list them some other time.

Recently, I downloaded Toon Boom Storyboard Pro from Toon Boom's website. So far it looks pretty good. I've got some online training to get up to speed on it. So, by the end of the week I should have a working knowledge of it. When I have more personal time, I'd like to create storyboard of a fight, a couple of quite moments and, some dramatic moments to use in my professional portfolio.

To a Close Friend,

MS, I have not heard from you  in a while. You asked me to create two paintings for you. I haven't forgotten. I gave you my word I would paint them for you. And, that's what I plan to do. After you read this hit me up sometime.

Eric : )