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

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

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/

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

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

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

Social Media Posts: Week of 03-05-2018

Posted on Mar 12, 2018

1) “Yarrr! Me pose for the camera be anachronistic.”

2) “Bunsen & Laurel & Hardy & Beaker”

Keep up to date with posts at:
Instagram.com/Quietyell
Instagram.com/QuietyellSketches
Twitter.com/ScottMonaco
Facebook.com/QuietYell

Backed Kickstarter of Lorenzo Etherington

Posted on Mar 11, 2018

Delighted to have backed the Kickstarter below!

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

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1378058646/how-to-think-when-you-draw-book-sketchbook-3-stran?ref=hero_thanks

I selected the Tutorials Book + Sketchbook 3:

The Tutorials Book
How to THINK when you DRAW will be a 200 page full colour hardback book measuring 8.5″ by 8.5″. The book collects together MASSES of my drawing tutorials, covering an enormous range of subjects. The series is EXTREMELY user-friendly, designed to benefit every skill level, from the absolute beginner to the seasoned professional. The tutorials are better seen than described, so GO HERE for 100 FREE TUTORIALS.

The NEW 600 Page Sketchbook
The Deluxe Collection Part 3 will be a 600 page softcover black and white book measuring 8.5″ by 8.5″. The artwork will be divided into chapters themed around character design, pose and gesture sheets, monsters, robots, concept vehicles, environment design, world building and much more.

Mimi’s Cafe Kids Menu

Posted on Mar 2, 2018

I got the pleasure to work with Tiffany McClain of Mimi’s Cafe to do the illustration work for their new kids menu and activity sheets to be used across their 84 restaurant locations.

I am excited to finally be able to share this work! Below is the press release with the PR image followed by a thumbnail grouping of the images I did for the menu and activity sheet that has been made public thus far.

Larger sized images can be viewed in the Painted Illustration Portfolio: QuietYell.com/portfolio/

One of the activity sheets that’s been made public can also be viewed on Mimi’s Cafe website: here through the kids section: http://www.mimiscafe.com/kids )


PR SOURCE:
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/mimis-promotes-healthier-choices-with-engaging-new-kids-menu-300603147.html

NEWS PROVIDED BY
Mimi’s
Feb 27, 2018, 07:17 ET

Mimi’s Promotes Healthier Choices With Engaging New Kids Menu

Flipbook-style menu lets kids select dishes while creating stories with furry French friends

DALLAS, Feb. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Mimi’s has launched a creative new kids menu that features healthy choices and an entertaining experience to make ordering fun for even the youngest diners.

The flipbook-style menu is a charming storybook starring Elle and Pierre, a cat-and-dog best-friend duo traveling through France together. The pair help kids select a main dish, side and drink, with each turn of the menu’s three-part pages creating a new scene in the French countryside or city, as Elle and Pierre enjoy picnics, riding trains, dancing – even parachuting.

“We wanted to create a new way for kids to engage with the dining experience and empower them to make their own choices,” said Mimi’s Senior Director of Marketing Tiffany McClain. “Our new kids menu is a fun and interactive way to help children review the menu. They can find the items they like and give their order to the server independently and even nonverbally.”

The menu features new items such as French Toast Dippers, freshly baked Kids Waffle, Kids Cheeseburger or Cheese Quesadillas, as well as longtime favorites Puppy Dog Griddle Cakes, Sliced Grilled Chicken Breast, crispy Chicken Tenders, and Kids Fettuccini with Pomodoro Sauce.

Along with their main dish, kids can also select new beverages with their meal, like Honest Kids Appley Ever After or Super Fruit Punch. Last, they can add healthier items to their meals, such as GoGo squeeZ Applesauce and Yoplait Go-Gurt Strawberry Yogurt, for $0.99 each.

“GoGo squeeZ is thrilled to partner with a fun and exciting brand such as Mimi’s. Our mission at GoGo squeeZ is to make it easier for families to be healthier and happier. We hope kids will be excited about this addition to the Mimi’s kids menu,” said GoGo squeeZ Chief Marketing Officer Helene Caillate.

The entire kids menu is available all day, for kids 12 years and younger. Mimi’s also offers all-day breakfast, every day. For a full menu, locations and hours of operation, go to www.mimiscafe.com/kids.

About Mimi’s 
Founded in 1978 by Arthur Simms, who was stationed in France during World War II, Mimi’s is a neighborhood cafe offering fresh, hand-prepared American-French comfort food and bistro classics for breakfast all day, lunch, dinner and special celebrations. Now owned by Dallas-based Le Duff America, Inc., the North American subsidiary of global bakery-cafe leader Groupe Le Duff, headquartered in Rennes, France, Mimi’s has 84 locations in 16 U.S. states. Mimi’s sources the freshest ingredients, inspiring its scratch-made French bistro classics and American comfort food. A full menu and more information is available at www.mimiscafe.com.

Media Contacts:
Sara Hundley or Curry Heard
SPM Communications
sh@spmcommunications.com or curry@spmcommunications.com
817-329-3257



Mimi’s Cafe


Social Media Posts: Week of 02-26-2018

Posted on Mar 2, 2018

1) “Kool-Aid?! I love Kool-Aid!”

2) “Their neighbor was rough around the edges… and the insides too…”

3) “He was sad to retire from the pharmacy but did look forward to helping people in other ways.”

Keep up to date with posts at:
Instagram.com/Quietyell
Instagram.com/QuietyellSketches
Twitter.com/ScottMonaco
Facebook.com/QuietYell