Fate Saga is a fantastical, action/drama animated series about fate and free will, and follows Cain, a knight who can see the future. With only glimpses of prophecies to guide him, Cain interferes in natural disasters and war in hopes of stopping his tragic visions from happening.

However, in a world on the brink of an apocalypse, is knowing the final outcome enough to change it?

Fate Saga is an original animated action/drama series taking place in a fantastical world based on Medieval Europe.

31 March 2013

Happy Easter from Fate Saga!

Rori and Seiron celebrating Easter the way two carnivorous ravenous animals would!

25 March 2013

MegaCon 2013

First off, I want to give a hearty welcome to any newcomers from MegaCon!  Here you will find concept art, voice acting tests, promotional illustrations, crew member information, story information (with spoilers omitted) and more!  If you have not already, please "Like" Fate Saga on Facebook, which is available on the right side column of this blog. 

It had been a few years since I had the pleasure and opportunity to return to MegaCon, and it was well worth the wait.  I always remembered MegaCon being a great place for independent creators and this year was no exception.  There were a lot of other artists with very impressive work and interesting, original stories.  Here are some of the original projects I came across while walking around the Artist Alley.  Click on their images to go to their website or Facebook.

Especially considering all of the fantastic talent, it was great to see a large turn out at my table for MegaCon.  At the conventions, I sell mostly regular, fan-art based material but I also sell a little bit of Fate Saga merchandise mostly in the form of posters and prints.  This was my first time with a new, vertical sign set up.  I loved the final result, and I will be using this set up from now on.

Fate Saga did exceptionally well especially considering that it's still primarily in the conceptual/pitching stage.  Rori in particular drew in a lot of attention at MegaCon, I assume because she is a wolf, and I received some fun and interested comments also for Guile, Armand and Cyrus.  It's pretty fun to see people's first impressions of my cast - it gives me a good idea of how the general public, or at least the target audience, would think of the cast's physical appearance. 

I shared a table with my pal and Taffetas co-creator Yesenia Carrero and had the joy of seeing some pals of mine (and Fate Saga crew mates) from Savannah College of Art and Design, including Jamie Lewallen and Celia Sullivan.  Yesenia did amazing at the convention, especially considering that it was her first con.  She handled it like a pro, as I knew she would!

So where is Fate Saga going from here?

Well, right now we're forging ahead, keeping up with minor but frequent updates.  The idea right now is to keep moving, maintain a dialogue with the networks and continue pitching Fate Saga to new places.  I'm hoping that through exposure with conventions, online and in general, we can continue to build an interest in Fate Saga and, ultimately, gain more momentum when presenting the series.  The pitch book itself is complete, though there are some additional artwork I may add to it in the future.  Those who have been following me may remember this piece, which was the most recent of Fate Saga's new Pitch Book artwork:

 There will be more to come in the future, but there is no determined date for it right now.  As it stands, the pitch book is complete and ready to use.  I will simply be tweaking it based off of any new ideas or critiques that come my way.  If you have any ideas or suggestions for what artwork might be nice to see either on the pitch book or even just on the blog, let me know!

Fate Saga will likely be attending some of the Florida conventions during the summer, including Metrocon, Florida Supercon, AFO and Florida Anime Experience.  Please check back for more information!

18 March 2013

Thank you 155 Likes on Facebook!

Considering the hecticness of the convention weekend, I will be going over the MegaCon adventures next update!  This update was set in advance.  For it, I wanted to thank everyone for an exciting and impressive 155 Likes on Facebook!  Keeping in mind that Fate Saga is still in its conceptual stage and at the midst of its pitching process, this is a tremendous step!  The more people we can show are interested in Fate Saga, the better anchorage we have when we pitch to large studios!  If you know anyone who may be interested in watching an action/animated series about fate and free will, please have them like Fate Saga on Facebook, or follow Fate Saga on the blog as well!  There's no cost, and you'll be notified of every new update Fate Saga has!

As for the image above itself, I wanted to make it look somewhat like a polaroid image - hence Cain and Larkspur giving their best 'photo smile', with Rori and Guile totally photobombing it.  There are no cameras or photography in Fate Saga's world, which is why an image like this is delegated to fun illustrations outside of the story itself (for special occasions such as this one)!  Still, it was a lot of fun to do and something I had wanted to draw for awhile.  I could see Rori just making a quick, 'trying-to-be-cool-but-also-purposely-looking-a-little-ridiculous face' and Guile being entirely over the top.

11 March 2013

Fate Saga at MegaCon 2013!

Hi everyone!  Sorry for the late update.  I have been fighting Kidney Stones since Thursday, and now that they have been slain I can now resume my plans!  This week is spent preparing for MegaCon 2013 this weekend!  I will be sharing a table with my pal, amazing artist and Taffetas co-creator Yesenia Carrero!

I will have some Fate Saga merchandise available - including posters and prints.  However, I also sell stickers, magnets, prints and posters of fan art from different shows and video games - including Full Metal Alchemist, Madoka Magica, X-Men, Wolf's Rain, Gundam Wing and Mega Man. 

As always, I will also be open for commissions.  Any sketch commissions and, if I have enough time to complete them before MegaCon ends on Sunday, ink or colored penciled commissions will be done at the convention.  All Digital Commissions or animated commissions will have to be done after the convention and will be sent either through email (if digital) or mail (if traditional) as soon as they're completed!

Come check us out!!  See you there!

05 March 2013

Larkspur Singing Voice Test by Celia Sullivan

We have an amazing voice actor for Larkspur in the talented Ashley Sahler, and I've been keeping an eye out for a really good singer who's singing voice can match Ashley's voice for Larkspur.  (It wouldn't do so well to have Larkspur sing and speak in an obviously different voice).  Celia Sullivan, Rori's voice actor, has an absolutely beautiful singing voice, and she was kind enough to do a little rough test singing for us.  This song is based off of Larkspur's Theme, though it was recorded separately and in a quicker tempo. 

Some time in the future, we're going to try it again at a higher pitch, and at the same tempo as the music so we can match the voice to it.  But this version still sounds really lovely, and the deeper tone makes it sound more like Rori's singing (which is why I have both Larkspur and Rori at the top screen, instead of just Larkspur). 

Celia is a theater actress, who specializes in musicals.  She gave me permission to upload this test onto the blog.  I've always found it fascinating to hear voice actors sing (it kind of feels like the character that person's voicing is singing, even if they're not singing as the character), and thought it would be fun to share this little demo here.