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Joined on 12/10/11
Posted by M-Maher - June 15th, 2014
Hello, I am M-Maher also known as Mark Maher (my real name) and Verbank Sleyher (my stage name), if you like my art and enjoy the style of it then you're in luck, today, in this post I'm going to show you around how I make the things I make, now this isn't going to go into any design ethics I think I'll save that for later, instead I'm going to illustrate to you how my art is made, below you'll see an image, it is my process broken down into 7 different stages, and below that are explinations on each stage, I made this tutorial not as a decliration of "this is how you are supposed to make art" but rather I want this to be something that I can use to communicate my style to other artists and allow them to understand where I come from in an artistic sense.
NOTE: If you choose to follow this please know I do my art in photoshop CS5
Posted by M-Maher - December 14th, 2013
Holy shit, you mother fuckers thought Mazinger Z was old? you ain't seen nothing yet, from the 1960's in glorious black and white is motherfucking Tetsujin 28, this thing right here plays grandfather to many of your favourites, Big O? Gao Gai Gar? Evangelion? Brave Raideen? motherfucker this shit right here is where it kicked off, you got your main character, he's a boy wonder detective, yes, fucking really, its got that sort of delicious cheese in it, fuck! its rife with delicious cheese and its so good, kid stops crime with a giant robot, you can't get any better than that and the awkward 60's animation makes it better, imagine speed racer but in black and white and about robots, get your friends around, hook your PC up to your TV and watch the shit out of this because it will rock your socks off.
Posted by M-Maher - July 2nd, 2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQMBz6HvSoM - Motley Crew - Kick start My Heart
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CGfKi6kpdTQ - Scorpins - Rock You Like A Hurricane
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8mO6JVAShw - HANK WILLIAMS - ALONE AND FORSAKEN
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEPeZHY8JY0 - Daft Punk - Human After All
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEQNl7y8k7s - Speed Racer Theme '08 - The Bloody Beetroots
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD0JuJr0a4I - Star One - Intergalactic Space Crusaders
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2OVtpnpCOKM - Patsy Cline - Crazy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQzgI6xJEH0 - MGS Peace Walker OST - Heavens Divide
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_G-gFPSSrc - Trocadero - Superhero
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJVmu6yttiw - SKRILLEX - Bangarang
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuqK6dLHUL0 - Phantom Planet - Big Brat
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H58LQuEore4 - Limehouse Blues - Esquivel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rD-VvbGa8H4 - Hollywood Swinging - Kool & The Gang
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHEsE9yN2CY - KC & The Sunshine Band - Get Down Tonight
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oaQC_qWbIUQ - Wild Cherry - I Love My Music
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vykrUz5iLmo - No love lost - LCD Sound system (Joy Division Cover)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRlmM88zzbY - Gorillaz - Rock The House
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFBzRqdWN2w - Meco - Star Wars
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYDfwUJzYQg - Primus - Wynona's Big Brown Beaver
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHBqcU0ym4I - Jack McVea-Inflation Blues
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEUOOgNzOv4 - Final Fantasy XIII-2 Soundtrack - Crazy Chocobo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J50khpqR8tA - Brazilian Girls - Good Time
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yo7Dgc5sVF0 - Brazilian Girls - Nouveau Americain
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpSHC1dqX1o - The Protomen - Light up the Night
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XR8LFNUr3vw - Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit
Posted by M-Maher - April 7th, 2012
I am speechless. I cannot begin to describe how i felt about what I saw.
And what i saw was an animated mute french movie; the illusionist from 2010, not to be mistaken with the 2006 live action american movie the illusionist, this one is made by pathe, one of my favorite animation producers, their contribution to animation is trendsetting and they're really experimental with their animation styles this animation style was mostly water colors and their setting was much close to (my) home.
set in late 50's early 60's the illusionist takes you on a trip from France straight to London then hopping across to one of the many surrounding islands of Scotland ending our travels at Edinburgh where our protagonist remains until the end of the movie.
I've got to say animation was amazing in this, really fluid, mainly because the animation is constantly at 60 frames per second and is never half-assed it honestly blew my mind when i saw how very well motion is portrayed, it was a 1:1 motion and was really human, because it has to be.
Remember when I said this was a mute french movie? I was not lying, there is little to no dialogue in this movie apart from a few words spoken and this makes the story rely greatly on action and gesture, the animation supplies this greatly, it drives the story and lets people understand what one character is like without them even speaking, this type of storytelling is unheard of in mainstreme american animation and its a pity really when done right it really gives a great feeling to the viewer.
The story is wonderful and i really don't want to spoil anything but i must say the ending really made me feel for the main protagonist and one scene in the finale will stick with me forever I wont give much away but the scene involves the main female protagonist and a letter, the message on that letter will stick with me forever so look out for it.
This movie was flawless to me, it made me empathetic towards fictional characters and never let me down once I recommend that all who read this go out and view it, I don't care how, I don't care where, aslong as you see it that's all that matters.
Posted by M-Maher - March 17th, 2012
Ahh yes the good old days, back when i had windows XP and a copy of MS paint to do my art, I wasnt that great back then, i never really considered shading and highlights or proportions or guidelines or different tools for that matter, back then i didnt even have a tablet, most of my art was done with a mouse and to my surprise it was pretty decent, not exactly the best but when your working on PS paint and using a mouse i guess its the best you can ask for.