Sunday, July 09, 2017

Grey Alien Speed Drawing Video


Grey alien speed drawing video. Something I did for fun, just figuring out my rhythm.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Dream Drum Set

The meinl cymbals available at Musicians Friend look like they would make for a great inclusion to a drum set. I wish I could play the drums, but I have no on the spot rhythm. I have a friend who is amazing with the drums, he seems to play less and less as we get older, just wish he had stuck with it throughout the years, would have been great going to watch him play at this point in life.

I'm still working on animations

I'm still working on cartoons, takes a huge amount of time, but I'll get there. Twitter, Youtube.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Jam Session with my Bro

I wish I had some of the gear over at https://www.guitarcenter.com, me and my brother just had a wee bit of a jam session, he showed me how to do a few things in his favorite software and I showed him a few tricks that carried over from software I use. One thing was for sure, it definitely would have been great having a piano keyboard hooked up to the computer, so much more fluid that using the computer keyboard.

I'm working on animations

That will eventually be finished. You can keep up to date by following me on Twitter or you can subscribe to my Youtube channel =.

Friday, February 03, 2017

Jam Sessions

So I have quite a few musicians and friends who are willing to help me out with sound for my videos and animations, they're just waiting on me to finish some vids so they can get started with the sound. I have one friend in particular who is great with instruments, who has no experience with the computer side of things and I'm hoping to introduce him to that side of things. I think that once he gets into it, there will be no stopping him.

Follow me on Twitch

I almost forgot about this, I'll eventually be streaming drawing sessions on twitch, so if you're interested in seeing be a little creative, the please follow me.

Retro Sounds and Loops

I've got a lot of animations in the works at the moment, some are far from finished, some are just waiting on sound. One thing I have found with making videos is the sound makes it, if your sound is off it can make a great video mediocre. That's why it would be great to have some nice sound gear, guitarcenter.com has kaossilator gear and I think it would be awesome for the kind of retro sounds I'm after for my animations.

Check me out on Twitter and Youtube

Don't forget to check me out on twitter and youtube, much more active over there, though not by much.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

I need to learn to play piano

I think I may really need piano books for beginners because I've been making quite a few tunes for videos lately, most of it through software which all use a piano keyboard as the base. I'm using the computer keyboard at the moment and It's not that smooth, I imagine using a real keyboard would be so much more smoother, I really should look into getting one that hooks up to my computer.

Check out my latest animations



Mixing Tunes and Flipping Switches

I wish I had the numark dj mixer, then I could figure out how to use it. I've been doing quite a bit of music creation for videos lately and this looks quite similar to a lot of the virtual mixers and what not I've been using. Having it physically there would I think feel a lot more intuitive, physically turning knobs, flipping switches. I really would like trying it out.

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

TWD vs THD Preview

Below is a preview for an animation I'm working, chock full of zombies, guns and action, the full video shouldn't be to far away, check it out and if you like it then please feel free to subscribe to my Youtube channel Creepy By Design.

Friday, August 26, 2016

My First Animation

My first finished animation, more to come, this is just a tease.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Picking Up a Gat

The instruments at guitar center .com abelton look really awesome. I wouldn't mind picking up a guitar again, giving it another shot. I never really got that great the first time around, I didn't have the focus, but I think with age I may have the patience for it. It would also come in really handy with the animations I'm making, sound is just so important with video.

Youtube Channel Intro

My Youtube channel intro.

Friday, April 29, 2016

Stand the Sound

These Hercules Stands look like they would be quite useful. I'm thinking about upgrading my setup in the not to distant future and I'm always on the lookout for items that would useful for that. I've a few animations on the go at the moment that need sound effects and music and I will be producing the sounds with my brother. Now he has a modest setup, but it would be nice to get him a few more items, just so that we can really get into making sounds.

Creepy By Design on Youtube

Hey, check me out on my Youtube channel, Creepy By Design. In the very near future I'll be releasing some animations I've been working on over the past year or so.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Playing the blues

To play a piedmont blues would be awesome. Awhile back I bought a harmonica with the intention of learning to play, I tried, not very hard mind you and I found it quite hard to play. If I put more time into it I know I could probably be able to play tune or two, I thought it would be quite an easy instrument to learn, but it seems just like any other instrument, it takes practice.

Check me out on Twitter

I'm on the Twitters, check it out if ya like.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Making Music For My Videos

I have been very interested in an electric keyboard for some time now, with the amount of animation I'm doing I'm going to need to make music to go a long with these videos. Most of the music software I've been trying out is based on using a keyboard, I can use my computers keyboard, but I can really see how beneficial it would be to have a proper one, with the right equipment and software, I'll have an entire music studio at my finger tips.

Check me out on Youtube

So, I haven't been very active on-line in some time, spent a lot of time thinking about what direction I wanted to take. For the past year and a half I've been teaching myself animation. I have several projects in the works and I'm aiming to begin releasing these on consistent basis, when that will start, I don't know, hopefully soon.

I'll be posting animation tests, speed painting vids and various other kinds of vids to my Youtube channel before I start releasing finished vids, so please subscribe if ya like..

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Catalina Drums

When I see the words catalina jazz club it reminds me of the movie Step Brothers, and one of the centre pieces of that movie was a drum kit and an awesome drum solo. I have a friend that plays the drums, and it is of his opinion that jazz music is some of the most complex music styles around, I don't know if I agree, can't say I've listened to too much jazz in my life, but I'm sure it would sound great played on this kit.

Check me out on Twitch

Hey, I'll be streaming on Twitch from time to time, most likely drawing and what not, so yeah, stop by and check it out.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Getting Cozy For Winter

Man I love Cozy Winters, nothing better than entering a warm house or warm bed on a really cold day, even though it's spring down here we've still been getting some pretty cold days, but it's nice getting all warm and cozy.

Summers on it's way and it will be cozy all the time, I bet I'll be wishing for winter in no time at all, though bring on summer, I just want to be cozy.

Check me out on Twitter

Hey, check me out on twitter @creepybydesign.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Pounding those keys

The allegro piano looks like a nice piano, my bro makes music on his computer, but with the addition of a keyboard like this he would be unstoppable. He uses his computer keyboard at the moment, would just be so much more fluid if he had a piano to play on, pounding those keys, making those sounds, I think I know what to get him for Christmas.

Street Scene Animation Test

Friday, July 17, 2015

Changing Electric Guitar Strings

When I owned and electric guitar I used the strings that came already on it, I did buy an extra set, but I can't remember what type, they may have been a set of ej22, but seeing that my skill level wasn't that of a jazz player, they may not have been. I did have to change the strings out from time to time and when I did it felt so fresh and so clean.

Game Hunting Intro