Welcome to the new official home page for “Project Emerl”, an animated series!
…Well, it’s not an animated series quite yet, to be honest. We are currently emerging out of pre-production and are heading towards producing a pilot for the concept. However, after a year and a half of work in our free time, the foundation is approaching completion and we’re starting to move into the next stage: bringing these goofy characters to life!
Here, you’ll find us posting stuff about the project, including filling you in on what the heck this show is about, what we have developed so far for the characters and the world they inhabit, and so much more. We’ll be putting up animation tests, concept artwork and all of that good stuff as we continue to develop the concept and push towards a pilot episode. If we need more helping hands while producing this concept, you can be sure that we’ll also make a post here and on our Facebook page detailing what we need help with and how to apply.
We hope you’ll be interested in sticking around and keeping up with our humble project!
-Nick Kalmar (Piggybank), Project Director
We set up Tumblr and Facebook pages completely dedicated to Project Emerl! Feel free to follow these pages if you wish to receive more updates on this gigantic project! I might post bigger updates on my art blog now and then (including job openings when needed), but I’m going to try and keep a majority of the Emerl-related updates over on the new pages from now on.
Remember the part in that one Sonic game when Knuckles glided so fast that he went up in flames?
I have no idea if Gems can get sick with the usual cold/fever, but I still wanted to draw this anyway.
Still playing around with shading styles, although I actually like the potential this technique has with being used in different programs. I don’t know if it works all that well for this particular painting, but at least I got to try out the technique instead of completely forget about it, haha.
Let it be known from here on out that Nick’s Seaside Nook shall become an art blog, and ONLY an art blog.
As time goes on, I will gradually delete all of the non-art posts from this blog and/or reblog some very special posts over to my new blog. However, I would still like to answer questions here as well, since a majority of the questions I get are art-related anyway.
If you want to see me post art and/or talk art related stuff, you don’t have to do anything! Just kick back, relax, and keep on scrolling down.
If you want to see me ramble about nonsense, let you ask me nonsense, reblog nonsense and all other sorts of nonsense, check out Piggybank’s Tomfoolery.
We’ll see how well this works out over the next couple weeks! In the meantime, whenever I can get over this cold long enough, I’ll try and draw up some new stuff to commemorate the occasion! :D
My favorite moment in all of the Sonic Boom news today.
I think the news EVERYONE should be talking about though is Eggman’s new mustache.
This is the group final I helped make for my Computer Animation 2 class last semester. I accidentally forgot to grab the final video file before I left for winter break, so that’s why I only managed to get this thing posted now, haha.
As you can probably tell by watching this, we had a host of problems hit us with the final video, almost all of them dealing with the rendering and composite side of things. However, it was awesome getting to make such a huge animation for our final, and we got to try out a bunch of new things while making it as well, so that’s pretty awesome in itself.
I’d like to use 3D animation in some personal projects as well, since it was still fun to make this despite not getting to draw much. Just looking for a great opportunity to implement it with my limited knowledge of the medium.
I totally planned out this comic beforehand and didn’t draw the whole thing in an hour when I realized Groundhog Day is today.