If you could teleport into any game world, which one would you choose?

Posted on Jan 24, 2019

Game Teleporter

If you could teleport into any game world, which one would you choose?
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Walls Keep Things In Too

Posted on Jan 11, 2019

“Mr. Tweeting Tiny-Wings ended up building walls around himself”


Mr. Tweeting Tiny-Wings ended up building walls around himself — Oh that wacky Trump and his wall at the Mexico and USA border


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Uh-Huh-Huh

Posted on Jan 3, 2019

Was playing with the Procreate QuickShape for much of this


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Plein Air Via VR by Liz Edwards

Posted on Dec 31, 2018

One of the coolest things I’ve seen lately has been by Liz Edwards (Twitter.com/lizaledwards) sketching in real life at any location using Street View in Google Earth VR (and sketching inside video game VR too)!

You can see her Tweet about it here:
https://twitter.com/lizaledwards/status/1079403645563822080

I placed an embed of that post at the bottom of this article; however, I also did a screengrab of her Tweet & explanation of how it is done placed below followed by a screen recording of her video, just in case the Tweet or Twitter account happens to get removed:


 

Screengrab of Tweet With Instructions

 


 

Screen Recording

Tweet & Video by Liz Edwards can be seen here

 


 

Embedded Tweet

 


 

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Movies Watched in 2018

Posted on Dec 31, 2018

Last year, I wanted to immerse myself more into visual storytelling in movies, so we started watching lots of movies (88 in 2017 and 50 in 2018 — Having a baby this year slowed us down 😜).

See 2017’s list here:
http://quietyell.com/2017/12/27/movies-watched-in-2017/

Below is the list of movies watched in 2018.

We will rent from GooglePlay & Amazon Prime Video, but we check out many of the movies from the local library. As mentioned last year, I’m not fond of watching movies at the movie theater, so I play catchup with movies from last year (as well as movies missed in years gone by) and there are some 2018 movies I’m anxiously waiting to be available digitally (like Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse). Soon enough =)


FAVORITES & NOTES:

These movies get repeated in their category below; however, I wanted to call out some of my favorites. Since I’m not certain as to which order I would put them in, I listed them in alphabetical order:

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

The Breadwinner (2017)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Dunkirk (2017)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Won’t You Be My Neighbor (2018)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

NOTES:

I did really like John Wick 1 and 2; looking forward to #3. I did find it ironic that I so much enjoyed so many people getting hurt and killed by Wick…

I liked the way IT was handled; though I wasn’t so fond of Pennywise’s voice. Definitely loved how he aggressively came towards his potential victims. I may have missed something but there didn’t seem to be enough explanation of the floating kids nor what happened to them once Pennywise/IT was “defeated”. (I can’t remember what happened in the book since I read it long ago)

Solo: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars: The Last Jedi were much better than I was anticipating given the negativity I saw on both. I liked them, but then again, I also like those little cheapy chocolate covered donuts that come 6 to a pack…

I also enjoyed the The Millennium Series (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornets’ Nest). A bit long to watch all in their extended form (9+ hours), but I enjoyed the ride.

While I liked Crazy Rich Asians, Lady Bird, Ready Player One, and The Shape of Water, I found them to be predictable and not live up to their hype. Similarly, I wasn’t all that impressed with Black Panther (if I remember correctly, it was mostly to do with everything surrounding the handling of the antagonist). It’s a shame, because there was a lot there that I did like.

The Greatest Showman was a disappointment to me…

Justice League… *sigh* I’ve tired of DC movies. In fact, I tired of them a few movies before Justice League and almost didn’t watch it but decided to go ahead and choke this one down (probably will skip Aquaman—not that interested anyway—and future DC movies, unless they get amazing reviews and the previews show a different look/approach). They’re too dark & angry. Also, they seem to try too hard with excessive glowing special effects with the heroes/villains merely using sheer force. Plus, the stories & characters seem to lack enough depth to care. Maybe if I was into MMA/UFC and that kind of stuff…

A Wrinkle in Time… What a horrible movie… I can’t believe I finished it. Loved the “diamond dust sparkles” in the end credits, though.

Man… Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut is one long movie! (3h 35m)

I wish I could say more about these; though, I’ve forgotten the specifics of what I liked and didn’t like about each (brain getting old…)

Like I said in 2017:
“I probably should spend more time writing down thoughts after watching movies, especially as I would love to be more thorough here on what I liked/disliked & why for all the movies. Maybe I’ll find some time to go back to ponder on all of these more, and maybe I’ll start writing down thoughts on movies going forward shortly after watching them…”

I didn’t do it yet again… Really need to listen to myself!


THE LIST:

Here’s the list of movies watched in alphabetical order according to category (Documentary, Children’s/Family, Drama, Fantasy/Sci-Fi) along with links to their pages on IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Wikipedia, Amazon Video and DVD/Blu-Ray:

DOCUMENTARY:

Won’t You Be My Neighbor (2018)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

CHILDREN’S/FAMILY:

Boss Baby (2017)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

The Breadwinner (2017)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Coco (2017)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Early Man (2018)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Ferdinand (2017)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

The Good Dinosaur (2015)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Isle of Dogs (2018)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Indian in the Cupboard (1995)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Inside Out (2015)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Jumanji : Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Maleficent (2014)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Megamind (2010)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Pete’s Dragon (2016)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Teen Titans Go! To The Movies (2018)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Tomorrowland (2015)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

A Wrinkle in Time (2018)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

DRAMA:

Big Eyes (2014)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Crazy Rich Asians (2018)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Dunkirk (2017)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo (The Millennium Series, Parts 1 and 2)(2009)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

The Girl Who Played With Fire (The Millennium Series, Parts 3 and 4)(2009)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest (The Millennium Series, Parts 5 and 6)(2009)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

The Greatest Showman (2017)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Lady Bird (2017)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

FANTASY/SCI-FI:

Arrival (2016)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Black Panther (2018)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Blade Runner 2049 (2017)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Chappie (2015)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Deadpool 2 (2018)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

IT (2017)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

John Carter (2012)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

John Wick 1 (2014)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

John Wick : Chapter 2 (2017)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Justice League (2017)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

The Martian (2015)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Pacific Rim : Uprising (2018)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Ready Player One (2018)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

The Shape of Water (2017)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Spiderman: Homecoming (2017)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Star Wars: Episode VIII The Last Jedi (2017)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Thor: Ragnarok (2017)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray

Watchmen: The Ultimate Cut (2009)
IMDb | Rotten Tomatoes | Wikipedia | Amazon Video | DVD/Blu-Ray


Look forward to see what movie watching 2019 brings! With a 1 year old, I’m sure there will be a lot more kids movies! Yay!


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My Son’s First Birthday

Posted on Dec 28, 2018

What a difference one year makes!

Super Mega Happy First Birthday to our precious son, our 💪👶 and little 🐯! ✨❤️🎉🎂✨

See his birth announcement from last year here:
http://quietyell.com/2018/01/16/our-son-has-come/


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Coolorus with Brushbox and Kyle’s Brushes = Awesome!

Posted on Dec 25, 2018

Coolorus Color Picker Plugin for Adobe Photoshop

Over the past year or so, I’ve been using Coolorus as my color picker. Found out about it via Simona Ceccarelli in the SVSLearn Forums (SVSLearn.com)

I meant to post about it long ago but… well, here I am now 😁

Per their site: “Coolorus is a color wheel plugin for Adobe® Photoshop®, inspired by Corel® Painter® color picker.”

I’ve found it preferable to the standard Photoshop color picker and it seems to have sped up my workflow too.

I usually have it without the panels/sliders on (if I need sliders, I just use the standard Photoshop Color Panel that is always available in my closed tab list); however, below, I show a screengrab with them turned off and on so both options can be seen.

BrushBox Brush Organizing Plugin for Adobe PhotoshopThe screengrabs also show the Brushbox plugin that I’ve loved using for the past couple of years. I wrote a post about it back, roughly when it came out at the end of 2016:

BrushBox Plugin to Organize Photoshop Tools/Brushes

I show my favorites in one view, and my “everything” in another (There are far, far too many brushes to actually show everything)

Speaking of brushes, I have most of the Kyle’s Brushes, which are just wonderfully made — Kyle’s Brushes are now part of Adobe Creative Cloud:

We’re excited to announce that Adobe has acquired KyleBrush.com. As of today, all Creative Cloud customers will gain exclusive access to over 1,000 high-quality, digital brushes at no additional cost. Digital brushes offer illustrators, animators and designers a rich digital painting experience when working in Photoshop CC and Photoshop Sketch.

As part of the acquisition, Kyle T. Webster, an international award-winning illustrator and leader in the field of digital brush creation, also joins Adobe. He will work closely with Adobe product teams on the development of future brushes for Creative Cloud.

“For years, Kyle has created the world’s best-selling Photoshop brushes for professional illustrators, animators and designers,” said Maria Yap, Adobe Senior Director of Digital Imaging Product Management. “We’re thrilled to bring his award-winning brushes to all Creative Cloud members and at the same time gain Kyle’s expertise to enhance Adobe’s digital drawing experience for designers in the future.”

“I’m honored to join the Adobe team, and excited that all CC members now have access to my vast collection of digital brushes,” said Kyle. “I know the team well and have collaborated with Adobe in the past, including the recent Hidden Treasures of Creativity campaign, a fun project where we recreated the over 100-year old paint brushes of Edvard Munch.”

Coolorus:
Coolorus.com
Facebook.com/coolorus.color.picker/
Twitter.com/Coolorus

BrushBox:
Gumroad.com/l/brushbox
(Created By: DerrickB.net)

Kyle’s Brushes:
KyleBrush.com
(Created By: KyleTWebster.com)

Coolorus color picker plugin and BrushBox brush organizing plugin with Kyle's Brushes in Adobe Photoshop


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Shimizu Seika Baby Donuts Packaging

Posted on Dec 24, 2018

Just love the way the packaging was closed into a fan shape on the Shimizu Seika Baby Donuts Packaging, especially with the “Donuts” text reveal when opened.

Got them at http://www.mitsuwa.com/ (Plano, TX Location)


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Christmas 2018 Images

Posted on Dec 24, 2018

✨🎅🌲🎉✨

Here are a couple images I sketched for the 2018 Christmas season.
Hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and New Years!


“Then one Christmas Eve, right before they started, the Grinch fed the reindeer so all night they super farted.”


“Remember: Santa’s still watching you! (And listening to all you say too)”
Just had to create a new version of this Santa I did back in 12/2016. You can see both here

Christmas Santa Sees and Hears All You Do


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The Animoodles Have Arrived!

Posted on Dec 21, 2018

Oh what joy! The Animoodles have arrived! Thank you Marissa Louie & Team. They are really quite wonderful, and I am honored to have been able to support your Kickstarter campaign! Congratulations on all the great work. You deserve every accolade!

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