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I Haven't updated this thing in more than a year ._.

An update on what I've been up to. Last year for a blur of a span of 4-5 months I was working on an independent 2d animated film.
The 2 minute animation is called Seedling. It's currently doing film festival runs and it was a pretty cool experience.

If you want to check it out, it is up on Vimeo:

After finishing the film, I went into concept art and visual development so that's what I'm doing full time these days. Growing older does seem like you have less and less time to procrastinate haha. I'm still updating on a monthly basis on my blog about random stuff and sketches and art and stuff like that, and once in a while I'll upload some stuff here as well, I haven't been that great in this aspect though. Art wise, there's so much I want to do, there's so much amazing art in illustration, visdev, fineart, and animation, makes you want to do it all. For most of last year my concentration had been on environments and lighting and stuff of that nature, I've neglected character stuff for so long, I really want to start getting back into characters after I finish a few of my current projects. Once September/October gets around I should have stuff up =>

As for games, haven't had much time to play much, but still looking forward to Diablo3 the most, StudioQube has been hyping up the new Deus Ex for me so I'll probably pick that up later this month.

Thanks for reading, even though I haven't updated much I still check all my messages and keep up with all the incoming deviations. Between dA, googleReader, CGhub, a lot of awesome new art to look at every day =>
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mad-hat-ink Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Watched the film. It's amazing. I would seriously watch a full length movie of this character! 
EpicEra Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Epic shortfilm was epic!
freodhoric Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it in every way!
Ka-ho Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Student Digital Artist
tdlob Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011
Film is quite unique. I just have one question, what is the deeper meaning behind it all? This is the question that has my head swimming....
TaoPaint Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2011  Professional Filmographer
Nothing so deep, a seed growing into a plant haha =>
tdlob Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
I accept your challenge, over analyzation powers ACTIVATE!

Firstly I would like to point that our protagonist is in fact a seed. This would imply the ultimate destiny of the seedling (whom I will for now on refer to as "Seed") is to take root and grow into a fully realized plant. This is the final goal of all seedlings and Seed is no different. This has parallels to us humans whom all have (or at least have a vision of) an ultimate destiny in which we strive to obtain or achieve.

Our clip opens up with a rather unassuming plant with a red pod(flower?) at it's crest. This pod contains Seed who has spent his time developing and growing inside this pod into the fully realized adult he is today. However at the open of this clip, the pod opens up revealing the real world to Seed, no longer does he live in the small known existence of adolescence, Seed has now been introduced the his world in it's entirety. Unfortunately the winds of change thrust Seed into a world in which his time spent in the womb has seldom prepared himself for. The first 40 seconds of the film is easily paralleled to our own lives and the journey we must all take as we pass from childhood to adulthood, the startling realizations we must acknowledge as we begin to face "the real world" and all the things it may have in store for us.

Shortly after our journey has begun Seed encounters the thing we all will face or have already faced ourselves. A beast of torment, deceit, lies, oppression, and failure. The beast I will refer to as, "The Hunter." The hunter would see the end of Seed's journey as quickly as it began, and for us this monster represents every obstacle that would stand in the way of the things we most desire in life. Whether it be the people in our life, the lies we often tell ourselves, or the fear we often hold deep within our hearts. The hunter is an incarnation of the things that prevent us from reaching our true potential.

Finally there is decision to make a leap of faith, at 1:28 Seed must decide between giving in to the hunter, the fears of his journey, or taking a leap of faith into the unknown. In reality the unknown is not a random event that may effect our lives in a seemingly unexplainable way. The unknown is not knowing what will happen when you pursue something. When you jump from a cliff, you will hit the bottom. However not knowing where you will land is what causes some people to fear it. To us, the unknown is fearing the pursuit of our dreams, for we feel it may not pan out as we hoped, or the thought that it will never work.

Yet a choice still had to be made, it was either take a leap of faith or give in defeat and failure. Seed chose to jump and in doing so did not take his own life. In doing so, Seed reached and realized what he was always destined to be.
freodhoric Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice! You made this film a bit better for me.
tdlob Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012
:iconbowplz:Happy to oblige friend.
Euxiom Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Nice to hear from ya again! Lovely film. :3 Good luck with all your current/future projects and gaming! xD
YuUshika Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing *_*
mooning321 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
That was really a good watch!!
GunnerGurl Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
WOW that was so awesome ...and creepy! Will definitely be sharing that with my fellow animation students! :D
sbalac Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011
Love the film, its srsly awesome!
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