Mid year update! 2020

Yaaaay…ok, it’s been a while. Sorry!

Niels Feyman Book 1 ending

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So big news! I just finished my almost 4 year long project: Niels Feynman‘s time traveling adventures, book 1 of 4. I so happy to have concluded that. I originally intended to be done in 2 years, but life had other plans!

Thank you everyone for joining me on this journey, for all your support and help, for everything! It meant a lot for us that you were there cheering us on, and of course the donations.

We’re very happy to have finished and we’re looking forward to future projects so stay tune as we’ll also be updating all our shops with new prints and merchandise.

Scripts for books 2-4 are almost done, I will start sketching book 2 soon. And production will begin once we raise some starting money. Until then we’ll be posting on Patreon concept art, character sheets and the rest.

 

Ghibli town

The Ghibli town mod for Stardew Valley is progressing, we finally have a main map working, now we have to fill in the buildings, NPCs and events.

Ghibli town preview sneak peek

We still have a long way to go, but I can say we’re still on track. For more check out the video bellow:

And for future updates you can follow me on Discord and Twitch.

Mermay

Mermay event is still on and if you wish to participate you can submit your illustrations to our Facebook group or on Discord.

Hisame artwork mermay mewmaid

And I’ll be streaming how I make my illustrations on TwitchTV so see you there!

 

Happy New Year!

Hi everyone!

It’s been a long time since I posted anything here. Between changing continents, getting sick and starting a new job, my online presence had to take a back seat. I also have a new cat. 😻

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But personal news aside my art projects continue and I have a bunch of new plans and projects on the way, as old ones get concluded, we’re moving forward. As always check the Projects page to see what is happening to your favorite series, as I will be updating that soon.

In “short”:
Niels book 1 will end in 2-3 months, then hiatus while we work on concept art for the next books in the series. Jun will continue to make the lineart and we are looking for someone to help with the backgrounds. Email me for  details after we figure out the budget and follow this blog for news on that.

Ghibli town mod, official work will start after I finish the Niels book. So far, me, Trent and the rest have done some artwork and coding for it. Super happy Mermaid island worked so well, we’re looking forward to expanding to a full city. Mancer has kindly offered to make the music for it.

– Ernest and Erwin mini games are in the pipeline as well. We’ll start small with some side scrollers and puzzles and depending on the resources we have both time and money, we’ll let you know what gets done this year. Hopefully at least 1.

– I’m currently teaching manga and japanese courses at local art studios. But I do plan to finish the online tutorial series Team Mana UP has so graciously sponsored, and I do apologize that it got delayed. I’m really hoping to properly set up my mini recording studio soon. Renovating in winter is painfully slow.

– Don’t forget to continue supporting us at Kofi or the other usual platforms, as the more resources we have the more we can do and faster. And let us know what your biggest favorites are by subbing to the favorite series, leaving comments etc. The squeaky wheel gets the grease, as they say. And discord link: https://discord.gg/Q5MeNHX

Cheers!
Hisame

 

Stardew Valley MOD updates II: Ghibli Town and Mermaid island

Hi everyone!

Sorry for the late update but it’s been hard to find help with making this mod as I am just a graphic artists and any game related stuff has also a programming component.

After 5 brave souls attempted to make the mod and failed, scampering off once they saw they couldn’t tame the beast know as modding in Stardew Valley, one hero has risen.

So long story short, I have collaborated with  Trent previously on the New fish mod and we wanted to ad new fishing areas for people, because +90 fish wasn’t enough for us and with so many fish the spawning areas weren’t spawning properly anymore. We had to create new homes for our fish.

I had previously worked on many other mods with people, each group had ambitions ideas about desert or forest expansions and of course my Ghibli town as well. But sadly the ever changing landscape of the codding in SDV was just to much for them and many projects died in pre-production.

Thus I decided to take things slow and greed with Trent that we should first do a small island before we try and do the Ghibli mod, or the Oriental Mod (Desert mod).

The island has a middle aged mermaid selling fish related items in her shop. She will be in a relationship with Willy and a friend of Linus. We plan to give her heart events and anything else we will need for all my grand plans for the Ghibli mod. This little island mod will be our guinea pig for the Ghibli Town mod.

Hisame artwork Ghibli town mod for Stardew Valley by Chuckle fish Eric Barone
Concept art not final look

Thank you to Eimie and everybody else who agreed to donate their textures to this mod as it has greatly decreased my work load. The full list of modders who have donated textures or from who I took inspiration in making my own version of their aesthetics  see here.

For more updates you can join my Discord server and watch my Youtube videos. You can see there the NPCs and shops we plan to make.

Portrait for middle aged mermaid for test island

Take care everyone and don’t forget to endorse and give kudos to all the awesome modders in the SDV community! Show them some love so they stay motivated (see if any need financial help as well).  A lot of projects die because people think nobody cares or the crazy people harass them. Both I and Trent have met some weirdos that have thrown insults and bigoted slurs at us and we are not the only ones. It’s just that we are a bit older maybe, and have a better understanding of the toxicity in any community.

In any case SDV is one of the best communities out there and thank you to everyone who strives to keep it awesome and please continue to support the modders as they keep the community going with new content every month.

And of course thank you to Eric Barone for making the game, Chuckle fish for connecting us and we look forward to all the new content from everyone.

Hugz,
Hisame

 

 

 

 

Niels Feynman fanart submission!

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Hi everyone! Chapter 4 is coming to an end so we’re taking fanart submissions again!

Deadline for chapter 4 featured artists is 3 weeks  TCONicon is one of the artists who submitted and will be featured, so there are 2 or 3 slots left. 

We’re very exited to receive your fanart submission.  And we thank you very much for your support over the years!

 

Past submissions:
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Happy new year!

Hi everyone and Happy New year! Hope you are all doing well! I wish you all a good year.

I know some of us have had it tough and we wished we had less bad luck, because sometimes your best is not good enough when too many issues pile up.

Some may think they have the best advice for you, how they would have foreseen or had been better prepared than you, I don’t think they say these out of malice but I just wanted to tell you something since I mostly see people giving poorly researched advice, and what I want to say is:

You probably did your best, nobody wants to fail on purpose, I think that is universal. If you explained to me what happened I’d probably understand, though I would also judge you because using  your judgement is generally a good thing. If all the people in the world had full bellies and rested heads our ability to make good judgement calls would be much better.

So don’t forget to take care of yourself if you can, I know it can be a lot to remember when everything is so busy and we’re constantly exhausted.

The reason I made Ernest was to share a bit of cozy comfort. He can keep a secret and you can tell him everything and his new year resolution is to be better pal for you and listen to your troubles, because in the end we’re all looking for a bit of sympathy and understanding. Even when we totally mess up and do every stupid thing we were told not to, it probably seemed like a good idea at the time.

That was my two cents on new year resolutions and I wish you the best!

club Ernest the blue bunny comics fun toghether

 

In other updates:

I finished my little trilogy Estranged encounter, if there is more demand for those types of stories I may ad more as I always have ideas for that type of bizarre narrative.

New Niels Feynman story pages coming up in two weeks and I’ve begun to look for representation for all my stories so in the upcoming months I’ll be looking  for a literary agent…or more, I write different genres and mediums so I’ll probably need more than one, not sure how this stuff works, but wish me luck!

Also I opened a discord server. After much deliberation I decided to get with the times and make my own discord server and hopefully create a cozy place for artists to get together, share and learn new skills.

If you wish to join us please do so with this link: https://discord.gg/Q5MeNHX

For a full view of all my current and future plans please go to my projects page.

Hugz,

Hisame

InksGiving event- support artists

Welcome to another Inksgiving event! We thank you so much for your ongoing support, you keep our little comic afloat and it means a lot to us! This event is aimed to give us both a boost so please send us ink during the event for bonus.
For more information: https://tapas.io/episode/1238565

Inksgiving Hisame Artwork Tapas support artists events donate comics manga science fiction
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Inksgiving Hisame Artwork Tapas support artists events donate comics manga science fiction
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Niels Feynman fanart submission!

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Hi everyone! We are happy to announce we’ve just finished chapter 3 of our comic book series Niels Feynman’s time traveling adventures! Thank you for reading and we’re taking fanart submissions again! 

So feel free to send us your art! They will be displayed, if you want, in our comic on Tapas and Webtoon for all to enjoy. More details in the video bellow.  

 

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New #ColorMeCollab event!

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Hi everyone! Streaming live tomorrow for Aoi Manga International.
Thank you to my friend Maria for inviting me .
#Youtube –> https://www.youtube.com/c/hisameartwork/live
#Twitch –> https://www.twitch.tv/hisame_artwork
#PicartoTV –> https://picarto.tv/HisameArtwork

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I will do my best to color this lovely lineart from Kasshoku e Kimidori – KairiVK . Hope you will enjoy, I will try and color it as characters from Game Of Thrones! Can you guess which? 😉

Stardew Valley MOD updates: Ghibli Gardener and Desert expansion

Hi everyone!

For those of you new to my work, I am a graphic artists and I make comics, games and tutorials and I’m also a big fan of Stardew Valley.

I wanted to do a vacation spot in the desert for when winter comes to Pelican town, but a lot of mods weren’t working and I wanted more space as well. So, while searching for other mods that may work I came across the desert expansion mod and it sadly seemed like it was abandoned.

I played with the idea in my head, of a desert expansion mod, for a while and people also kept telling me how they loved my farm and if, jokingly, I could be their gardener.

Therefor I started working on both mods, just the graphics, while still looking for code that worked and one lucky day I came across 13, a modder on the Chuckle fish forums, who was trying to maintain several abandoned mods that greatly expanded the SDV world and he was actually able to get in touch with Yama, the one who did the original desert expansion mod!

Click play to see the video about the two mods I’m working on.

So we are now working on a ridiculously big desert map and we have so many ideas, if we can get half done I’ll be super happy. When it’s done I will compile a list of who worked on the project and other things they did as well as who donated assets to us and helped us finish faster. I do recommend you go check my SDV mod list as well, there is great stuff there from very talented people. 

Concept art

And here is some concept art, now this will most surely change because of the following reasons:
– it didn’t fit/looked good
– the idea was scraped
– I didn’t get an answer regarding permission to use so we did something else
– it was a placeholder and never meant to be final, but only to get everyone on the same page
– we couldn’t get something to work
– we got a better idea etc.

Ghibli gardener mod

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Desert mod

Stardew valley desert expansion mod concept art

Stardew valley desert expansion mod concept art

Stardew valley desert expansion mod concept art

Stardew valley desert expansion mod concept art

Stardew valley desert expansion mod concept art

Stardew valley desert expansion mod concept art

Stardew valley desert expansion mod concept art

Stardew valley desert expansion mod concept art

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Stardew valley desert expansion mod concept art

 

#QuickDrawCollab – the 3rd edition

Hi friends! So these are the artists who have confirmed they can stream in the #QuickDrawCollab this Wednesday, aside from myself.

Jun FenderMaria EnnasHellenor Carlesi

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You can watch previous events on Youtube

We will be streaming at my usual schedule, 3 o’clock Mi. USA time, on these channels:
Youtube –> https://www.youtube.com/c/hisameartwork/live
TwitchTV –> https://www.twitch.tv/hisame_artwork 
PicartoTV–> https://picarto.tv/HisameArtwork

Feel free to join us, chat will be enabled on all three channels. Streaming artist submission are now closed but you can always message me and join the Facebook group to see when the next event is held and submit for the next one.

For those of you that don’t know what a #QuickDrawCollab is, here is the summary of it:

It’s an event where a couple of artists get together to quickly draw what the audience asks them. It’s the illustrator’s version of improvised theater, and it can be quite fun if you knows the artists and want your fan-fiction brought to life. It’s a great way to get to know your favorite artists and meet new ones.

Hisame Artwork QuickDrawCollab art event

Hisame Artwork QuickDrawCollab art event

See you there!

Hisame