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Friday, February 3, 2017

One Year Mighty Games Anniversary Super Listen Mode Comic, Melbourne Global Game Jam 2017 Super Reflection, Chinese New Year Shooty Skies, Mulan Studies & Vulnerability/Empathy/Shame/"Not Feeling Good Enough" [JAN2017]

Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

Another SUPER long post!

You're used to this by now, right? ;D
Otherwise, you don't need to be here haha
Just...shoo! I'm not forcing you to read ;)

It's been a mixture of feelings but it's been going alright (: 
And that's to be expected; who is "happy" all the time ;D

    Let's go Journal Time!

    SuperListenMode Special: 1 year Mighty Anniversary
    I have no idea what Baby Chicken said but the sentiment is there ;D

    I don't think it even knows the answer to my question! I do want a Chirpy Baby Crossy Chicken though ;D
    But yeah this is not official Crossy Road or Shooty Skies art in the slightest. Hey, official art does not look like this at all if you know anything about the games haha
    It's my personal SuperListenMode Special ;)

    Feb 3rd - my little anniversary that only I probably care about! :D I'm not going to reflect on things since I did that in the last blog post. Here features just a mix of Crossy Road, Shooty Skies stuff I helped with in the past year (except Disney Crossy things I did since I didn't want Disney Intellectual Property take over the Mighty Games focus). I helped create Baby Chicken, Shooty comics and a few other characters ^o^ haha


    I don't know what's next for me 100% but at the moment I'm pretty much helping out with Disney Crossy and sometimes Shooty Skies and Crossy Road and striving to learn about vector arting. To clear things up, I haven't been involved with Charming Keep thus far (well if I was it didn't end up being in game) or any other project beyond that so I direct you to the incredible & stylish art of Scott/cronobreak :0! Hey it's been out a few days ago too! It's been a long time in the making; a lot of people worked hard on it so do check the game out! (:

    If fantasy charming cute idle clickers is your sort of thing, do try it!
    Make money, to build your towers...to save the Prince Charmings :0
    I think that's how it goes! ;D I'm playing it at the moment...and I'm just tapping on stuff haha

    Reminder I did a comic when I first started at Mighty:
     
    http://tumblr.leonieyue.com/post/138555763510/todays-my-1st-day-as-a-junior-artist-at-mighty Gosh those were the days when I was not confident *at all* how I would fit in or help out or know what I can do. Now it's slightly better while I'm still working on everything in general :') I still don't know what I'm doing; so many things I don't know how to do.

    All the same, terribly grateful I'm at Mighty and I'll just keep doing my best!
    And maybe I'll keep doing these comics on a yearly basis haha


    CONTENTS for your READING QUEST:
    The Past Month: Kotaku Australia Game Artist Feature 
    MCV Pacific 30Under30 Honourable Mention
    Nintendo Switch & Treehouse Presentations
    Thoughts on Brene Brown's Talks, Vulnerability & Not being Enough
    On Being a Hermit
    Rambling about Apathy in Students
    Silly Shenanigans I did on video
    Special Thanks for the month
    And inspiring someone through this blog?!

    Friday, January 6, 2017

    Why do I art anymore? Three years of Burp! 2016 Reflection + 11 months at Mighty Games [NOV&DEC2016]

    Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

    It's been almost 2 months since a blog post! How have you been?

    Turns out I'm staying at blogger for a long while yet! ;D

    And this is one of those "reflecting about 2016 and what I'll focus on in 2017" kind of personal posts. No specific large goals though because 2017 is just a marker in time - another day in front of another as per usual for me. (:

    So strap in on long ~12K words of ramblyness!

      Let's go crazy! Journal Time.

      Fun Arting, Freedom and Creativity
      Not that I'm there yet but through my actions and art I hope to leave positive and hopeful things behind me without looking back wherever I go like Amaterasu does in Okami ^o^ 

      Such a wonderful, long but satisfying game :D


      CONTENTS for your READING QUEST:
      Why do I art anymore? When everyone is incredible & standards are so high
      Recalling poor Graphic Novel attempts; not for me right now
      Wait; what do I want to keep doing? 
      Questions on making art, inspiration, personal art evolution, what makes art worthwhile, what my art is about & how do you know when it’s done
      2016 & 11 months at Mighty Games: From Home Hermit to Studio Hermit Artist haha 
      List of notable 2016 “Personal Struggles & Things Learned” blog posts
      Special Thanks to people & Personal Stuff to remember 
      Artist Jealousy the Overview: Again? Leonie, why?
      The Past 2 Months: Recovery from intense MIGW16, Play to Win Documentary, entertainment I saw and hopes for 2017!

      Sunday, November 13, 2016

      Melbourne International Games Week 2016 Edition: GCAP & PAXAus

      Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

      MIGW is only finally done for me when this post gets out there so here goes! 


      Also note that my 6 videos will be updated here as they get published.
      Because spacing it out is better haha

        Let's go crazy! Journal Time.

        Who is this Quiet Hermit Ninja? Didn't bother using this for my PAXAus panels to introduce myself but hullo peeps! I'm terrible at socialising as a hermit ninja :'D

        CONTENTS for your READING QUEST:

        Friday, November 4, 2016

        Inktober + Shooty Skies Retro Arcade Anarchy & Nightmare Before Christmas Doodles [OCT2016]

        Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

        As much as it's going on right now, this blog post is not about Melbourne International Games Week! This is the usual monthly blog post! It shall have its own special blog post next Friday or so! 


        I'm probably still trying to cope with the intense social stimulation haha

        Don't think people will have the time to read this mega post of art and monthly reflection anymore (knowing the numbers & that people prefer social media anyway) but hey, the reason why I still blog remains: 

        I'm rambling and reflecting all I like here to myself ;D 

        So if you're still here, thank you so much ;___;

          Let's go crazy! Journal Time.


          Sally Illustrations because I wanted to! 

          CONTENTS for your READING QUEST:

          Friday, October 7, 2016

          Hermit Burp Leonie Wrangles Vector Art 3 + Creative Self Care & Compassion [SEP2016]

          Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

          It's a month alright :0 


          And then I ramble and reflect heaps about self compassion & care thanks to an art buddy. Ooh here we go!!

            Let's go crazy! Journal Time.

            This is my life's Venn Diagram at this moment - a snapshot. Feeling grateful right now :D Social life arguably shouldn't be there but I guess it's a special thing for me instead. :0
            Inspired by this Venn Diagram of @kevinjaystanton's musings on life.
            Do try making one and you don't have to show it to anyone - it's an interesting way to visualise what you're juggling at the moment!
            And when I mean design, I mean Character Design & Visual Development and all that :D

            CONTENTS for your READING QUEST:

            Friday, September 2, 2016

            Hermit Bear Leonie Wrestles Vector Art II [AUG2016]

            Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

            More Vector art learning in the past month :0 


              Let's go crazy! Journal Time.

              BurpDoodle: For Love and Justice!
              It was International Sailor Moon Day during the first Friday of August so...I'm late D:
              Dedicated to Lauren and all the peeps who like this series! :0

              I grew up with and was really into Sailor Moon (among many other things) during primary school; did terrible fanart for it for a while then. I just decided to give her a large poofy dress this time ;)

              A different approach with this one in Illustrator. Making my own wall patterns and tackling with the colouring :S Still need to do heaps of practice before I feel any good at this program because I struggled here more than the Love & Fun Machine piece :0

              CONTENTS for your READING QUEST:
              Feeling of Lack/Internet Culture: working towards happiness VS happiness with what you have
              (feeling insecure about SuperListenMode comics & social media sharing)

              Friday, August 5, 2016

              Hermit Bear Leonie Tackles Vector Art [JUL2016]

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              This month shall be about learning and rambling about it. 


              You know, the usual ;)
              And I'm being terrible at vector art.
              Out of my comfort zone!

              Hooo here we go!

                Let's go crazy! Journal Time.

                My Neighbour Totoro fanart
                Had an awesome & understanding person at work in mind when I did this practice :0 Cute Totoro family!


                CONTENTS for your READING QUEST:

                Friday, July 1, 2016

                BurpAvatars: The Case Study & Time to Retreat [JUN2016]

                Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

                My dear reader!

                It is time for an investigation!!

                What investigation you ask?

                Well we're going to see what's going on behind the curtains on...

                BURPAVATARS!

                Did I learn anything? 
                Is it a dead project now?

                So let's get going, shall we? ;)

                  Let's go crazy! Journal Time.

                  BurpAvatar Test Stickers! :D
                  First time I tried printing stickers! 
                  It's hard guessing what people would like versus what you like at times so I stuck with the latter.
                  I gave these out to kind and amazing people around work! 
                  It's interesting that people went for the fanart or "glamorous" ones first! Note that these art pieces weren't made with stickers in mind so some of them probably don't suit as stickers? 
                  Some were too scared to take my self portraits; but I didn't mind because they're so stylised :0
                  Keen to do it again someday so watch out for my twitter if you want!

                  CONTENTS for your READING QUEST:

                  Friday, June 3, 2016

                  What are you so afraid of? Managing insecurities [MAY2016]

                  Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

                  It's June already! :0 Hello Winter! 


                  And gosh, my blog posts are deep in there lately!

                  Especially now that I'm not a hermit (as much) anymore and am around people more skilled than me! 
                  Striving to grow into a better person...even at a turtle-like pace!

                  Thanks for bearing with me! :0

                    Let's go crazy! Journal Time.

                    Went for something relatively simple this time (:


                    CONTENTS for your READING QUEST:
                    What are you so afraid of?

                    Friday, May 6, 2016

                    Five years ago I wrote a letter to my 2016 self & BurpAvatar Exploration P3 [APR 2016]

                    Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

                    Diving deeper into BurpAvatar styles! 


                      Let's go crazy! Journal Time.

                      BurpAvatar Test & Art Study
                      Poofy and regal! :0

                      CONTENTS for your READING QUEST: