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.

20 October 2013

Sleep is for the Weak

Hi everyone!

This semester has been pretty crazy, with the new classes I've been teaching along with a large freelance gig I'm working on concurrently.  It's been a blast so far, and the new classes are great!  Unfortunately, I haven't had as much consecutive time to dedicate to Fate Saga, so for now I don't have any big updates for it. 

For the duration of this semester, this blog will have to slow down to more infrequent updates.  There will still be updates when I can make them, and the blog will resume regular updates around the end of the year, once classes are done for the semester.

On a good note, having new classes to teach this semester meant spending more time developing and learning in areas that I knew functionally for work, but could always use more thorough knowledge in.  I also went to the Kelby "Adobe Photoshop Creativity Tour," have been studying DVD's on Blending Modes and Animation Principals, received a free, newly released textbook on Acting Performance for Animators (which I'll review some time in a future post) and have generally been absorbing so much relevant information.  Once things slow down here and I get a chance to absorb everything I've been researching outside of a class environment, I know this is going to benefit Fate Saga in a tremendous way.

For now, here is a fun sketch of Malachi and Bianca.  They are both professors of a School of Magic in Duero, so they (well, Malachi since he's the more studious of the two) know sleep deprivation!

07 October 2013

Warm Up Sketches on Manga Studio

Warm down sketch of Cain and Larkspur about to share a kiss

Lately, in between teaching classes and my freelance work, I've been experimenting with Manga Studio and getting used to the sketching, inks and tones.  It's a really nice program and I've really grown to like it!  I haven't had a lot of time to do much with Manga Studio, but I wanted to share some warm-down sketches I did this past weekend.  They're pretty rough, but a lot of fun to do!

This is a warm down sketch of Cain and Rori being forced to act friendly towards each other.  Cain's saying something to a character off screen, and Rori is biting her tongue, to keep from making a snide remark.