Christmas 2018 Images

Posted on Dec 24, 2018

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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!

Learn more about Animoodles:


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Procreate Play & Learn (The First Month)

Posted on Dec 10, 2018

After years of waiting for it, I finally got an iPadPro2 when it was released last month and have been playing with Procreate.

I definitely enjoy the program and am becoming more comfortable with using it.

I don’t feel like I can do quite what I can in Photoshop on my laptop, but actually, I think that’s a good thing as it is prompting different approaches & results.

Also not sure quite how it’ll fit into my workflow just yet. I’d love to hear how others here switch between Procreate & Photoshop. What determines the work you do via each platform? Do you start on one and finish on another? etc. Feel free to send an email or share on one of my social media accounts: http://quietyell.com/contact/

So far, I think the included brushes are more than adequate (I use the HB Pencil & Acrylic Brushes the most so far); however, I do find some of the brushes by Max Ulichney to be quite useful (particularly some of the Comics ones for line work). Put links to his sites here:

http://quietyell.com/2018/11/23/procreate-brushes-by-max-ulichney/

Thought I’d share here what I’ve been playing with on Procreate in my very limited free time this past month.

Learn More About Procreate:


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It’s Empty Without You

Posted on Nov 27, 2018

Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of the Nickelodeon cartoon series “SpongeBob SquarePants,” died on 11/26/18 following a battle with the neurodegenerative disease ALS. He was 57.

Stephen Hillenburg, the creator of the Nickelodeon cartoon series “SpongeBob SquarePants,” died on 11/26/18 following a battle with the neurodegenerative disease ALS. He was 57.


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Procreate Brushes by Max Ulichney

Posted on Nov 23, 2018

I’ve been enjoying using Procreate on my new iPad Pro 2. Thought I’d kick it up a notch with some additional brushes. Bought some great Procreate Brushes via Gumroad on Thanksgiving morning by a great illustrator, Max Ulichney.

Go check them out!

Brush Info Site : Maxpacks.art
Brush eCom Site : Gumroad.com/maxulichney

Max Ulichney :

Procreate App :

* Note: All samples below are by Max Ulichney

Max Ulichney MaxPack Brushes For Procreate


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Kachada Series by Don Sedei

Posted on Nov 11, 2018

Don Sedei is a dear friend, and the first book of his 3-book Kachada series, “DAY ONE: Birth is a Death Sentence,” is out for pre-order. Buy a copy (or a thousand) : www.DonSedei.com — ISBN-13: 9781642372816 — Available via Barnes & Noble, Amazon, GooglePlay, Kobo

About the Book

From the beginning, Kachada knew his life was destined to be anything but normal when his mother whispered in his ear at birth. “Kachada. Remember: Birth is a death sentence, so make every minute count.”

At an early age, Kachada is forced to live his future not by the years or months but by the minute. This unlikely tale, where two parallel universes–the chilling ancestral traditions of the Comanche Tribe and the ruthless code of the Sicilian Mafia–mysteriously intersect will make your palms sweat as your emotions ricochet between loving, crying, hating, praying, and cheering for Kachada as the riddles of his malevolent past help him to cope with his precarious future.

He courts death like a smitten lover chasing every new minute as a second chance at life taking us on an unimaginable journey vowing to mete out justice to those who deserve it most, promising to leave no enemy alive.

You might like to make your friends aware of this ruthless assassin named Kachada before he decides to drop in on them unexpectedly. The best way to do so is by reading, Day One: Birth is a death sentence, an intense fiction thriller and the first of a three-part series that will reside on the backside of your eyelids causing many a restless night.

To learn more about the Kachada Series, please visit my website at donsedei.com

About the Author

When I graduated from La Roche College with a B.S. in Advertising Design, I set out to be the best designer in the world and spent my career immersed in the world of advertising and marketing, creating original ideas for some of the world’s largest clients to some of the world’s smallest clients fighting the disease of mediocrity. Chasing my dreams has been a lifelong passion that opened new doors, including the ones to my own ad agency, built on a simple mantra: “Every brand has a soul. But not every agency has the heart to find it. We do.” Likewise, I believe every story possesses a soul and in this case, the untold story of Day One: Birth is a death sentence is a chilling fiction thriller and the first of a three-part series where Kachada, the protagonist, has the heart and courage to expose his without any remorse. My background in advertising has exposed me to a collection of unique experiences that have informed Kachada’s chaotic and unpredictable life. To learn more about the Kachada Series, please visit my website at donsedei.com


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Arrival of SkyHeart by Jake Parker

Posted on Oct 6, 2018

The SkyHeart Book/Comic/Graphic Novel by Jake Parker

Oh what joy! I have received the long awaited book from Jake Parker “SkyHeart Book I: The Search for the Star Seed”!!! It is a very merry Inktober indeed!

Learn more about SkyHeart at www.MrJakeParker.com and at www.SVSLearn.com.

See my original post about this with additional links to Jake & SVSLearn:
http://quietyell.com/2018/06/10/skyheart-by-jake-parker/


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Arrival of the Kickstarter Books of Lorenzo Etherington

Posted on Aug 4, 2018

I got this most delightful package today!!!

Here’s my blog post from March 11th about backing the Kickstarter:

http://quietyell.com/2018/03/11/backed-kickstarter-of-lorenzo-etherington/

Here’s text from my Instagram.com/QuietYellSketches post on March 11th :

https://www.instagram.com/p/BgMLkZilh-4/ : Delighted to have backed the @Kickstarter by @EtheringtonBrothers : How to THINK when you DRAW BOOK + SKETCHBOOK 3 + STRANSKI: A 200 PAGE HARDBACK BOOK of Lorenzo Etherington’s HOW TO THINK WHEN YOU DRAW tutorials + a NEW 600 PAGE sketchbook + STRANSKI reprint : [KICKSTARTER LINK] https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1378058646/how-to-think-when-you-draw-book-sketchbook-3-stran


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SkyHeart by Jake Parker

Posted on Jun 10, 2018

Graphic Novel by Jake Parker of SVSLearn (with Will Terry and Lee WhiteExcited to support & pre-order the new book, SkyHeart, by Jake Parker of SVSLearn — Congratulations Jake on the exceptional work and labor of love! I look forward to enjoying it!

Pre-order your copy here: shop.mrjakeparker.com


Learn More:

Jake Parker : MrJakeParker.com

Inktober : Inktober.com

SVSLearnSVSLearn.com


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Alienware = Fun

Posted on Jun 4, 2018

AlienwareArena.comThese past months I’ve had the great pleasure of illustrating assets & re-skinning loyalty rewards games (LRG) with Cataboom for Alienware Arena (The community site for Alienware, Dell’s gaming computer division).

In addition to creating assets & skins for “generic” Alienware LRG, I’ve also gotten to skin LRG for branded games’ promotions with many more to come (I may update the list below later). These include:

I have not posted the game screenshots yet (other than the branded ones in this article), nor the tons of other assets developed, not to mention work done with Cataboom for other brands (e.g. NTT DATA). Maybe someday…

But until then, below is a sampling with more that can be seen in a new “Assets” section of this site which will contain Characters, Props, Environments/Backgrounds, GUI, and other assets for games, apps, & video/animation:

QuietYell.com/portfolio/assets/

Also, be sure to check out the Concept Art section which has pre-production assets: Concept Art and the sketches sections which have a lot of characters in them: Sketches (Select) & Sketches (Archive)

Game assets developed by Scott Monaco / QuietYell with Cataboom for AlienwareArena


Learn more about Cataboom & AlienwareArena:

Cataboom : Cataboom.com

Alienware : AlienwareArena.com


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