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By SeraphsWitness on September the 12th, 2009 under Ekaiyo project

No, the project isn't dead. Consider this the update you've all been begging for! Just because you don't hear from us doesn't mean it's dead. Would you rather us work on the project or spend time telling you every detail?

On top of that (and I can't believe I'm repeating myself yet again), we all have LIVES. Rent to pay, jobs to go to, family members to love. Ekaiyo is NOT top priority at all times, unfortunately. So quit your whining, scallywags!

By the way, I graduated in May. Looking for a full-time position!


 The Odd Couple

By SeraphsWitness on April the 22nd, 2009 under Ekaiyo project

Can you think of a more ridiculous couple than Paras and Mewtwo? I can't.

Gearing up for the end of school, soon to be graduating. Like I said, you'll see a lot more out of me in particular, and I know everyone else is ramping up their production as well. So keep your eyes peeled!




By SeraphsWitness on April the 17th, 2009 under Ekaiyo project

See, I told you I would be back in action. Now this is really just to whet the appetite of our rabid followers (you know who you are).

I personally think this is a hideous pokemon. But this gives me an opportunity to talk a bit about design, and what I've learned in art school for the past 4 years. If you're interested in good design, I suggest you listen up!

Good character design is not about creating "pretty" characters, necessarily. This is one thing that I think a lot of designers get wrong... all of their characters are attractive! In the traditional sense, that is. The same thing happens on the other side of the coin. When someone is designing an ugly character, they will end up with an ugly design! These are not the same thing. Let me explain:

Every character should have appeal, whether it's an ugly character or a pretty one. For example, if you look at some of Miyazaki's character designs in his movies, particularly for the demons in Princess Mononoke, they are absolutely hideous. They are SUPPOSED to be grotesque, ugly, and disgusting. Yet they have a beautiful and attractive sense of design. You don't want your audience to be repulsed by your character, even if they are ugly. You want ugly characters to have appeal, but not physical attractiveness. Does that make sense?

Anyway, I think Fearow is a really ugly pokemon, but it definitely has a sense of appeal. Enjoy!


 Back in action!

By SeraphsWitness on April the 8th, 2009 under Ekaiyo project

Ahh... breathe a sigh of relief. Thesis is done and turned in. This means 2 things: I have to look for an actual job in the video game industry (do you know how hard it is to get someone to talk to you?) and more importantly for you, Ekaiyo gets more attention!

Well, most of you have seen this already, but I have not posted it officially yet, so here's my latest poke: Dewgong. Enjoy her elegant beauty.

You'll see a lot more from me soon, most likely. I am graduating in less than a month now, so if anyone has any leads on a position at a gaming company, let me know! I could use a connection or two.

I have several claims on my poke list, but I know for sure that my next two will be Fearow and Mewtwo, in that order. Look out for them.



By SeraphsWitness on June the 20th, 2008 under Ekaiyo project

Here he is! Brockulous! Our favorite breeder, lover of igneous formations, and questionable pedophile.


 Coming Soon

By SeraphsWitness on June the 18th, 2008 under Ekaiyo project

For those of you who actually check this blog regularly (all 3 of you, thanks!), I wanted to let you know that I haven't fallen off the face of the earth. I've just moved back to Florida for a summer 3D teaching job here, so that took a lot of my time. Also, I'm changing pace for a bit and doing a gym leader, so it takes a bit longer. I'm about halfway through my Brock model and it's looking pretty good to me. So keep an eye out for that soon.

I'm always taking suggestions for which pokémon to model next, so feel free to let me know what you'd like to see. Make sure it hasn't been done. There are threads in the forums for confirmation.

In other news: Sexual Harassment meeting tomorrow! Awesome!



By SeraphsWitness on June the 11th, 2008 under Ekaiyo project

I did a short tutorial for a Bronzong model that I did. Now this is my first tutorial, so I may not explain things the best that they can be explained. These are things I need to know for future reference, so I can better teach these concepts. JB already gave me his two cents, and I encourage anyone else to ask questions if they're confused about a topic. Please use the forums.

1 - Bronzong 1
2 - Bronzong 2
3 - Bronzong 3
4 - Bronzong 4
5 - Bronzong 5


 All the pretty horses...

By SeraphsWitness on June the 5th, 2008 under Ekaiyo project

Well, one pretty horse without hair. And a... worm kind of thing, with antlers. And a scary looking bird.

Scroll back through my pictures to get some other updates. I uploaded 4 today, so they're not all displayed on the main page.


 Feebas Feebas

By SeraphsWitness on June the 5th, 2008 under Ekaiyo project

So sorry it had to be feebas. There are at least 3 more coming very soon though, so be prepared.


 Seel seel seel!

By SeraphsWitness on May the 23rd, 2008 under Ekaiyo project

Okay so I lied. This was a rather speed update. Seel wasn't very challenging though. Next, Ponyta!



By SeraphsWitness on May the 21st, 2008 under Ekaiyo project

As promised, Growlithe and Lapras. Next on deck, Seel and Ponyta. Don't expect such a speedy update this time... I had growlithe an Lapras nearly complete before.


 Warning - Challenger Approaching

By SeraphsWitness on May the 21st, 2008 under Ekaiyo project

Hey everyone, you may know me from the forums. Well my name is Justin (aka SeraphsWitness) and I'm currently going to school at Ringling College of Art and Design for Computer Animation. I'm in my senior year and I'm about to start work on my thesis project as soon as school starts up again. That means for the summer, I'll be doing a lot of stuff for Ekaiyo hopefully.

Thus far, you can see my finished Chansey model. I have two other models almost finished, soon to be uploaded after some minor tweaks. In the near future, look out for Growlithe and Lapras!

Glad to be a part of the team. Be sure to check back for regular updates, as I expect to be crankin' out pokemon. Hopefully I'll get into some animation stuff too.