Friday, December 25, 2015

HermitBurpcast#12 Why Do I enjoy what I do? + Show Finale // Goodbye...? :')

Welcome! I am Leonie Yue and this is the monthly HermitBurpcast.

Goodbye Hermit Burpcast...? [So dramatic! Gasp!]

Though this might be it. The end for the show.

I'll talk about why in this episode.

But WOO! We hit the full 12 episodes = full year milestone!! :D

Friday, December 4, 2015

I'll show you Photosynthesis. // Ramble about Motivation & Drive [DEC 2015]

Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

So I'm starting to title blog posts with the month too! 

Though technically, I'm talking about last month ;D

    Let's go crazy! Journal Time.

    I'll show you Photosynthesis. | MetalGearSolidV
    We know she can wear appropriate and completely covered up gear late in the game without issue. She looks awesome fully and appropriately armoured up!! Design debate aside, she's a completely cool character!

    If we're going sticking to the blatantly intended sexual appeal, the lack of armour, the photosynthesis/parasite exposed skin lore *and* somewhat more practical clothing, here we are! Support sports bra & mini shorts! 

    Wanted to do Quiet for fun and finally got around to doing it.


    Friday, November 20, 2015

    HermitBurpcast #11 Networking; Embracing Alone as the Default (Introvert Burp Edition)

    Welcome! I am Leonie Yue and this is the monthly HermitBurpcast.

    Triforce Heroes is so fun!! I keep getting disconnected at times though :0
    I accidentally said episode 1 instead of 11 in the podcast. Whoops.

    I expected this episode to happen after doing a series of social things last month so here I am! I shall talk how terrible I am at "hustling"! :D

    Do not take this episode as advice, as I'm just exploring my struggle with social things whether it be friends or industry connections. Indeed, genuinely and deeply connecting with one person is amazing already!! (and what I'm looking for!)

    Here I am figuring out my own way that still stays true to me. Always learning.

    Lastly I am putting this out there for anyone who feels introverted and alone too.

    It's okay. You are not alone. (:

    Friday, November 6, 2015

    2015#14 Inktober BurpDoodles & UniteMelb2015 & GCAP15 & PAXAus & GamesWeekMelbs Mega Post

    Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

    It's been an overwhelming time! 

    The title has too many tags and titles but I don't know how else to succinctly point out what's going on here!

    I actually used twitter so much in terms of pumping out my Burpdoodles but as usual, not so much at my Facebook as I'd rather not frequently post everywhere. There is this monthly compilation blog post with additional thoughts after all!

    If you came here through places other than twitter, you have a lot more to go through! :0

    Enough talk, let's get deep into it! 

    Storytime mode! Buckle up!

    Lot's of things and people to talk about!

      Let's go crazy! Journal Time.

      My Inktober take on Rapunzel from Tangled
      I relate to her so much on many levels as a Hermit gosh! MIGW was one of times when I get out of the tower, metaphorically speaking (just like last month's Adelaide post!)
      I'm not a pretty girl & princess with magical great hair though haha


      Friday, October 23, 2015

      HermitBurpcast#10 Social Media (Introvert Burp Edition)

      Welcome! I am Leonie Yue and this is the monthly HermitBurpcast

      In the Youtube Version below, there's an art timelapse of these BurpDoodles :D
      And I decided to not monetise my HermitBurpcast videos anymore (within 5 days of trying it). Realistically, it's not worth anything & it's free on iTunes anyway
      I'll leave my Gaming & Entertainment focused videos monetised as a side experiment.

      Do you feel like you're terrible at doing this social media stuff?

      Hello! Me too!

      In this episode, I talk about social media for me as a Hermit and its pros & cons from numbers, friends to online personas. Then join me as I ramble about how terrible I am at it and what I do on my Blog, Facebook & Pages, Twitter, Tumblr, YouTube, Instagram & Pinterest. 

      I talk about LinkedIn at my Shownotes instead because I forgot about it haha!

      Your input is welcome & I can answer to them during next month's episode! (: 

      Friday, October 9, 2015

      2015#13 Waddling at Adelaide & My Experience with John Nevarez's "Storyboard Illustration For Movies" Masterclass

      Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

      Warning: Super duper long post!! 

      The Hermit actually travels solo for almost a week! 
      I really doubt it but just don't let my father know too much about it haha

      What I'm going to do:

      • tell the whole journey as a chronological story 
      • provide my thoughts on John Nevarez's fabulous course at the end (skip to the end if that's what you're looking for but you'd miss the shenanigans along the way if you're rushing to the end like that haha)
      It will be a mix of daily journal entries and masterclass thoughts as noted in the contents below! :0

      Lastly I feel like I must state the *obvious* first up: there won't be actual course content here because it does not belong to me and will be unfair for everyone involved such as John himself and all the students. 

      But if you *really* want to learn from John himself, please do seek him and/or his representative to explore whether he could teach his course at your institution. He's pretty busy already as I understand it but he is also open to doing story and film art as a freelancer. (:

      Here are his links and wonderful, muscly, expressive artwork:

      Okay that's the introduction/disclaimer out of the way; doodles, rambles & photos incoming! :D

        Let's go crazy! Journal Time.

        CONTENTS for your READING QUEST:
        You will definitely need this!

        Friday, September 18, 2015

        HermitBurpcast#09 Dear Aspiring Artist

        Ensure you get more perspectives! Getting some Hot Pink here

        Welcome! I am Leonie Yue and this is the monthly HermitBurpcast.

        Friday, September 4, 2015

        2015#12 You don't get it. Adventure is not just "out there".

        Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

        I killed my Other Hermit Burp Adventuuures section. 

        Goodbye little extra section. Goodbye counting weeks.


        We had a good run together.

        Hello counting months. :D

          Let's go crazy! Journal Time.

           Words Left unsaid

          CONTENTS for your READING QUEST:

          Friday, August 21, 2015

          HermitBurpcast#08- My Daily Routine & Storytime Shenanigans!

          Welcome! I am Leonie Yue and this is the monthly HermitBurpcast.

          Friday, July 24, 2015

          HermitBurpcast#07- The Artist's Way Through Art Anxiety featuring Kristy Prause

          Featured "Sandwich?" Artwork & Podcast title credited to Kristy Prause (kristykate.com)! 
          I scribbled all over her artwork muhahah ;)

          Welcome! I am Leonie Yue and this is the monthly HermitBurpcast.

          Special episode for those who are Creative! This might be of interest to even your friends - especially when struggle is a part of creating (aka growth is happening)! Share this post to support us and if you find this useful to your friends! Your help will be appreciated! :D

          We discuss about Personal thoughts on an Art Recovery Course Book called "The Artist's Way" by Julia Cameron. Disclaimer that we are not paid for this in any way to talk about the book.

          We  touch into: 
          • what blocks people from making Art, 
          • negative conditioning and beliefs towards Creativity, Paralysing Anxiety
          • negative beliefs and activity in the Art Community, 
          • Shame, Jealousy, Competition/Comparisons, 
          • Perfectionism, Workaholicism, Personal Growth, 
          • Having Friendships based upon trust and support, 
          • the Choice of Happiness and making Changes for yourself
          • and many more things we learned from the book and from our experiences.

          Plus, first ever Guest episode with my good friend & art buddy, Kristy Prause! This episode features an interview conversation (with some sillyness of course) with her before we swim into an overview about Art Anxiety. Thanks so much for the fun awesome time Kristy! :D

          Aside from the usual solo segments and audio editing I do, this is one of the mega long episodes in which took a lot of planning, commitment and preparation from both parties! It's super long because I'd rather not spread it into parts like I did with my Teaching Storytime and anyway, it's hard for people to remember what happened last month or three (well at least for me!) 

          So take your time! I have time marked segments for your convenience in the shownotes below.

          Friday, July 10, 2015

          2015#10 You gotta be Squidding Me!! I'm a Mario Squid Kid? (& Musing about Self Questioning)

          Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

          Pfffft at the title haha. But I have been playing Splatoon quite a bit! ;) 

          Anyhooberhow. It's been 3 weeks. And my posts are now 10am AEST! :D 

          This update is all about what happened in the past month though! 
          Hope you've been having a good July so far. 

            Let's go crazy! Journal Time.

            Hey it's me as a silly awkward Mario Squid Girl!
            Relax; I don't have tentacles (haha oh nooo) but I actually do have the Mario side of the costume as it was my improved cosplay from last year at PAXAus. Buuut I don't think I wore it long enough for it to be seen (it was more suited to winter; it was so hot! How do people do this?! They are incredibly dedicated!) I'm keen to wear it again as a cosplay staple though! Or I'll actually try something more suited to the summer that resembles more like overalls. :D
            Speaking of Splatoon, I have reached the Max Level 20 cap and have become the Legendary Freshest Starrr haha 

            CONTENTS for your READING QUEST:

            Friday, June 5, 2015

            2015#09 - Hey I got published in the 21Draw Character Design Book!

            Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

            The book has been out in print finally for a month so hello! 

              Let's go crazy! Journal Time.

              Can't show the ten illustrations I actually did for the book! 
              This new little doodle I did of my character will have to do. (:

              CONTENTS for your READING QUEST:

              Friday, May 22, 2015

              HermitBurpcast#05 - "Breaking Apart, Falling where they may and Letting the Bus go" (When Art was a Hobby & Teaching was a Career Storytime Series) Part3of4

              Welcome! I am Leonie Yue and this is the monthly HermitBurpcast.

              These are real arbitrary questions from Year 11 Specialist Maths Exams. I don't think I'm Nerd enough though. Phew; after much struggle with a new podcasting approach and tools it's a shorter episode this month!

              Friday, May 8, 2015

              2015#08 - Thoughts on Solitude and Friendships as the Lone Ninja Mouse

              Leonie's small blog island says hullooo you and May! (:

              Hello May 2015! Here's the first "4 week ultra packed" blog post! 

              So I've equipped you with Contents below

              Good luck on your Quest of Reading! *salutes*

                Let's go crazy! Journal Time.

                Face it head on! There was a Greyscale version out and about somewhere last month ;)
                I played with a lot of different things for this illustration!

                CONTENTS for your READING QUEST

                Friday, April 24, 2015

                HermitBurpcast #04 - "Sink or Swim: Teaching at the Front Lines" (When Art was a Hobby & Teaching was a Career Storytime Series) Part2of4

                Welcome! I am Leonie Yue and this is the monthly HermitBurpcast

                I folded cranes and decorated with them where I work; I enjoy the folding process more than anything else. (:

                Friday, April 10, 2015

                2015#07- “I would use THIS to go to CTNx” (the animated gif feature) | Resorting to Mime on Youtube plus Thoughts on Political Correctness

                Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

                This is the last "2 weeks of happenings" blog post indefinitely; it'll be 4 weeks in the future ones. 

                My titles are long now. :O 

                With this post I'm buying more time for the Burpcast you see shhh hush

                  Let's go crazy! Journal Time!

                  I got kindly featured on the CTNx Newsletter here
                  Blinding Teleportation in Process! 

                  Thanks so much to the CTNx Team for the kind, generous feature (and proofread)! I got interviewed and I could have added more inspiring artists (probably a dozen more that I've missed out...so sorry!!) in my answers but I named what I could from the top of my head and didn't want to go on forever. What an honour!! :D
                  For those wondering I had to design something that can transport me across the seas and it had to have my country's flag involved. It was a tricky because I don't want to go via stereotypical Aussie route. Artificial earth/grass, minimalistic technology with some intuitive nonsensical holographic user interface feels right to me!
                  I didn't like this as a whole but then again, it was an early sketch. One side of the background is my Hermit Cave and the other are the faces of CTNx goers (I've never been there and it's the people attending that's most important). 
                  Does anyone remember this image from last year? If so, now you know when I was doing the illustration; these are real things from my Hermit Cave. They don't float like this though!


                  Friday, March 27, 2015

                  2015#06 - Imposter Syndrome? Listen to the voice of your heart.

                  Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

                  A whole lot of poses this update!

                    Let's go crazy! Journal Time.

                    The Heart? The usual then? Yeah.


                    Friday, March 13, 2015

                    "MANSION of the SKIES" & Caring about things that matter

                    Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

                    Ah less packed post now; back to 'normal', whatever normal is. 

                    Hey, an alternative to metaphorically living in the mountains for 4 years; a mansion in the air! 

                      Let's go crazy! Journal Time.

                      MANSION of the SKIES; What a life this would be.

                      Prints at Society6 or RedBubble.


                      Friday, February 27, 2015

                      "FORGOTTEN"; the Old Art Challenge (2002 to 2010) & Position:Vacant now Online

                      Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

                      Oh goodness. My blog posts are super long and packed nowadays. :D

                      I stress to you that this is a matter of coincidence, I really didn't plan all of this.
                      This is *not* normal. Usually it's just the Sketchbook section, the Other Hermit Derp Adventuuures section then the Reflection section. Anything else are bonuses.

                      So...a lot of bonuses recently? Yeah. I'll stick with that explanation. Haha

                      As usual, I hope you're ready with a meal/snack! Or read bits of it during your breaks. Or skim. Or just look a pictures. Hey, you're amazing and I'm happy to have your company. (:

                        Let's go crazy! Journal Time. (I had to put this phrase back again)



                        Friday, February 20, 2015

                        HermitBurpcast #02 - Me and My Hermit Life

                        Welcome! The Awkward Rambling Artist is back! 

                        I am Leonie Yue and this is the monthly HermitBurpcast.

                        Thursday, February 19, 2015

                        "Bahhh!" Happy Lunar New Year 2015!

                        Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (: 

                        I enjoyed Okami immensely. I ramble more below

                        Saturday, February 14, 2015

                        "Don't go breaking my Heart"

                        Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

                        Bonus post! I'm not even a Valentine's Day person but I like Kirby!

                        Whether you do this day or not, if you care about a special someone, your family and friends; say it and show your appreciation & affection frequently and regularly regardless. I don't have any Valentine's Day experiences but from the sounds of things, I say don't let it revolve solely around your relationship status. 

                        That said, seeing couples completely in sync with each other whether it be banter or through considerate actions; it's pretty heartwarming and wonderfully amazing to witness (though I'll usually see myself out of being a 3rd wheel) (:

                        Kirby hugs for all anyhoo!


                        Friday, February 13, 2015

                        The Art behind #HungryBirdsParty (Improving the #GGJ15 #MelbGGJ game)

                        Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

                        Hello! In terrible awe from the generous, encouraging support to my previous blog post on the Gunblocks game & on Melbourne #GGJ15. Thank you again! :D

                        I've changed up the ordering of my blog content this time around. 
                        Goodbye to "Let's go crazy! Journal time!" though.

                        Lastly, I find our game's Hungry Birds name hilarious and silly but that's just me. We might change it to Hungry Birds Party or similar as there's another game with the same name out there but we'll let you know.

                          Improving the Hungry Birds Party Game (v1)!

                          Play Hungry Birds v1! You're hungry aren't you? 
                          Still in development so feel free to keep tabs & give us feedback on the facebook page or email!


                          Friday, January 30, 2015

                          GunBlocks Game Illustration (+Process) & My #MelbGGJ #GGJ15 Recap #HungryBirds

                          Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

                          First up I can finally show what I was working on late last year...and I do a recap & play games from the Melbourne Global Game Jam later down this post.

                            Let's go crazy! Journal Time.

                            Game Illustration I did for GunBlocks
                            Was a great pleasure working with Cookie Engine, a German indie game studio! Check out their free Pre-Alpha demo for their game GunBlocks if you're into "tetris + worms + terraria" + amusing character dialogue! Play if you're interested! (10-15 minutes at most to finish based on my own playthrough.) 

                            Yes I'm plugging them with all these links because they're a cool four person indie team! I first came across them by just playing their demo on a whim.

                            Disclaimer: I fleshed out existing designs (the pixel art in-game) and that the Gunblocks logo is made by & belongs to the Cookie Engine Team


                            Friday, January 16, 2015

                            Two Full Years of Hermit Burp, Hermit Burpcast #1 + Timelapse & Growth Pt.2

                            Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

                            Second year milestone of regular blogging! Mega post! 
                            Prepare your snack/meal and get comfy if you enjoy reading!

                            Not going to celebrate it like my Derpy first year but I am trying something different instead.

                            Let's go crazy! Journal Time.

                            If you were aware of me in person, I'm not exactly talkative when there's 1+ people around.
                            So...what on earth am I doing. Oh I need to make that shirt someday.

                            Y1W51to52 Leonie Yue's Sketchbook
                            Burpcast Begins
                            Other Hermit Burp Adventuuures
                            Let's Fight for what we Love, not what we Are: Let's keep growing!
                            Motivational Speaker-y
                            A Festival Reminder
                            The Past 2 Weeks: Scary Selfies and Talking

                            Friday, January 2, 2015

                            Y1W49&50 Year 2015 PRESS START!

                            Leonie's small blog island says hullo! (:

                            Woo back for the new year!

                            I say 2015 but everything in this post is all about the last two weeks of 2014 so it's pretty much deceptive.

                            Anyhoo; I am trying out a different layout; simplified things with categories! *raises eyebrows*

                              Let's go crazy! Journal Time.

                              Let's start 2015; to all those who enjoy playing games (any kind of game)! 
                              The nerds especially (because I am one undoubtedly)! (:

                              Y1W51to52 Leonie Yue's Sketchbook
                              Character making time
                              Other Hermit Burp Adventuuures
                              Reflection: Taking Breaks
                              Two Festivals for Position: Vacant
                              Upcoming things