#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.

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Hisame Artwork QuickDrawCollab art event

See you there!

Hisame

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Modding Stardew Valley the RPG dungeon crawler and farming simulator

Hi everyone and welcome to my blog, today I want to share with you a little hobby I’ve been working on. Over the last month I’ve been working on modding my  Stardew Valley farm because I wanted to learn more about making video games in preparation for my own projects and SDV is a game I’ve enjoyed playing a lot. I do recommend you pick it up as well, since it covers a lot of game genres.

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You can find me on Facebook

I never thought I would play a pixel art game but it’s story is similar to Ernest’s story so I decided to watch some play-throughs on Youtube and I was hooked. Here are some screen shots, I’ve modified mods from Nexus Mods because I couldn’t find the exact thing I wanted so I made a combination of multiple mods and on occasion I made my own since I couldn’t find what I wanted.

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Hisame Artwork Stardew Valley
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Hisame Artwork Stardew Valley
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Hisame Artwork Stardew Valley
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Hisame Artwork Stardew Valley
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And bellow you have my YT playlist with the tours, tutorials and play-thoughs.  More videos are coming soon so subscribe so you don’t miss them.

Thanks you for watching and have a lovely day!

Hisame

Happy New Year!

Hope you had a nice time this end of year, and we wish you a awesome new year in 2018!

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We’ve had a good year and reached most of the milestones we set for our selves so we want to take this opportunity to thank you, the fans for all your support!

And since it’s a new year I thought this would be a great time to share this with you. Some of you have already seen similar guides before, others have not.

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So just a reminder of how the industry works and why supporting your favorite indie artists is so important. They usually don’t have safety nets and do this out of passion. And at the end of this year I have seen many artists give up or get burned out and I must say the thought of closing up shop has passed my mind too, but I have people around me who still support me and so, I am still here. ^_^

So for those that don’t know these things, please have this list in mind next time you see your favorite artist post your beloved content.

Have a lovely day and hugz!
Hisame

Our first anniversary!

Thank you to everyone for a wonderful year!    Thank you for all your support, it means a lot to us and keeps us motivated to continue our story.  Also extra story page coming up tomorrow on Tapas so stay tuned. (~_^)

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Niels Feynman anniversary “Thank you!” page

Bellow you can see the step by step process in making the illustration. Lineart done as always by the talented Jun Fender and coloring done by me, while texts will be translated by my friends, see the partner page here.

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Niels Feynman anniversary page process on Youtube live stream.

Thanks for being with us on this amazing journey! Much love!

Hisame team

Youtube notification | Friday is #HisameReview

I really like how the notification system works on YouTube. The way the video recommendation system works is in the favor of the creator much more than it is on Facebook, where I’m constantly reminded I have to give them money or no one will see my posts. At least Twitter is more discreet about this. I can follow my favorite content creators much better on YouTube than on other platforms.

And I’ve had many fans complain about how they can’t keep in touch with me on Facebook, Rabadaba, Instagram etc. , because so many platforms are really bad at maintain relationships between people. So I’ve decided to finally do a 5 to 10 minute vlog series to keep people up to date with my events, giveaways and project progress.

Hope you like the format, let me know if have are suggestions for improvement. (^_~)
Take care,
Hisame
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I stream live every Tuesday and Thursday so I invite you to come see and chat (^_^)
Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/hisameartwork/live

Shop links
Society6: https://society6.com/hisameartwork
Redbubble: http://www.redbubble.com/people/hisame-artwork
Lulu: http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/Hisame_Artwork

Support:
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/HisameArtwork

Merry Christmas!

Hope you’re all having a good time, I wish you the best and a good time with your loved ones!
I made some illustrations for you, hope you’ll enjoy them.
Read full pages here: https://tapastic.com/hisameartwork/series

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If you want to see how the page was done you can watch here on my YouTube channel:

Take care!

Hugz,

Hisame

 

 

HisameMerch giveaway conclusions

Hi friends! As you may remember from last week Teepublic sponsored my my Black Friday merchandise giveaway. Thank you all for participating, hope you enjoyed it, more giveaway are coming next year so keep your eyes peeled if you want to participate again.

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As a European I can definitely relate to the sucky feeling  of not being eligible for a giveaway from the USA, but I will try to make international giveaways and if have good sales the coming year that will definitely make things easier, so fingers crossed all goes well!

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Jacklyn was kind enough to send us a picture of the shirt she got, and if you’re curious to see the prizes and winners of previous giveaways use my hashtag #HisameOCL on social media to find the posts and pictures.

And thank you again Teepublic for sponsoring my event!

As always I look forward to hearing from you and if you have any questions or suggestions on how I can improve the giveaway events feel free to write in the comment section bellow.

Take care,

Hisame!

 

 

A series of fortunate events | #HisameTBT

The place I’m at in this moment in time is a result of a series of fortunate events.

I am a private and introvert person but as my following grows I thought I’d tell you a bit more about myself and I hope you’ll appreciate my reaching out to you and enjoy this silly post. I always love hearing from my fans and at times I wonder if you know how much I appreciate your support, if I have said it enough times, how many messages and tags I missed, and so on. But those of you who see this posts and have sticked around, here is another thank you and I mean it.  I wish you the best, to me you are awesome!mountain

I don’t really know where to start my story, there are so many things that happened all at once, but I guess one outstanding piece of luck for me was when a bomb fell on the neighbor’s house instead of my grandmother’s, during WWII.  If the wind had blown slightly different that day it would have been that branch of my family who died not the entire neighbor’s family, who were hiding in their basement.

Or another piece of luck was that my grandfather, a decorated veteran, fell in love at first sight with his arranged bride. Out of all the outdated family traditions he went against, this one he didn’t cast in the trash. Together they had a son, and only one, because the rest were miscarriages.

My father was born prematurely and with a heart problem which prevented him from pursuing swimming professionally, so he became an engineer. He has a cousin, now just as old as him, but when he was young,one day, he saw a pretty young lady in the train he was on, and decided to invite her to his birthday party. She accepted and brought to the party her roommate, my mother. Long adventure story there as well.raining-in-the-sea

But now all of these stories are hear say, it’s what I remember from my relatives telling me their memories. I asked my grandfather once to write his life story since he had a particularly eventful one. But he never did, and after he died we found a whole box of medals, even my dad didn’t remember all of them. One was for bravery, and we do remember him telling us about a grenade that took his hearing and left him with some cool scars, other medals and diplomas were achievements from when he worked at the ministry of education, I think.

My dad had a brush with bravery too, at the revolution. They started shooting his way and so he went back home. However he does remember the students hiding under the cars behind our apartment block and soldiers dragging them out. Estimates are about 3000 died at the revolution, some were infants in their mother’s arms, but it’s a lot of fuzzy stories.slice-of-back

My grandmother loved telling stories, she even told me that she loved me at first sight and that when I was born the stork brought me to her and not my mother, on that cold, snowy day. Can you guess what is bullshit is and what is true? I’ll give you a second. Are you ready? All of it, yep.

She was not thrilled by my parents wedding, but fortunately my non-traditional grandfather supported my rebellious father (who got arrested once for having long hair like a rocker, yes, having long hair was bad). And so my dad didn’t listen to his mother and married for love. My grandmother, in time, grew to love me because I was so damn cute! I mean, look at me!!! And to this day, my dad still says marring my mom was the best thing he ever did.
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Now bullshit number two in my grandmother’s story, is obviously storks delivering me. And number three: it snowed on my birthday. I was born at the revolution and so it’s a pretty well photographed and documented couple of weeks. In the photos students in t-shirts were running from soldiers on dry streets, it was a very warm winter, but my dad says it wasn’t that warm for t-shirts. So it kind of puts into perspective the whole bomb thought the roof story my grandmother told. What is true, however, is that Americans and Russians, both bombed her city. It was not a great time to be alive, but the alternative sucked more.rainbow

As for me, for a time I thought the street I lived on, named after a dead French journalist, actually had a tank drive over him on my street. When I was told the street wasn’t wide enough for a tank I couldn’t believe it, since it seemed to me like there was plenty of space. But after some reading I learned he got run over, up the street, in the Palace square. I know it sounds fancy, that I live down the street from the royal palace, but I actually lived in a roach infested, rat hotel. When I was little I used to fish rats out of their hole, from my balcony. Don’t ask why, I was just a strange kid.walk

Also I almost drowned once but my parents saved me, I almost strangled myself but my mom saved me, again, this time from the evil fence I got stuck in, and so she kind of redeemed herself for those times when she lost me on the beach. Uhmm what else? I almost got hit by a bus once, I fell down the stairs numerous times, but always landed on my butt because I have a half assed cat reflex. See what I did there? Word play on “butt”.

But for me personally I think I struck gold-luck when, at a motorcycle exposition a colleague from another class from university recognized me. We couldn’t remember each other’s names but we struck a conversation and she ended up inviting me to her team’s barbecue party. One of her team mates picked me up for the event, which was held outside of the city. Since we were the only ones who showed up on time we had to talk to each other for over an hour, and that is how I met my husband. The very next day he got a job offer for across the ocean, so that was the first time I had gone to that team’s event and the last time he went to it.moto_mic

The timing is just amazing sometimes. Some say it is destiny, I think if you gamble long enough you’ll eventually win something. So if you take anything from these stories I’d recommend you take this advice: make educated guesses and learn how to sail using the wind and currents, eventually you’ll get where you wanted to go. Hope you understood the sailing metaphor, I’ll try and give you deeper more creative metaphors next time.

And hope you’ve enjoyed my post despite the history lessons, and as always I love hearing from you.

I wish you all a lovely day!

Hisame

Q&A: What is Patreon?

Hi, and welcome to my page if you’re new and welcome back if you’re an old follower!

So people have been asking me what is Patreon?!

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Well the answer is :
“Patreon is a crowd-funding platform popular with YouTube content creators, musicians, and webcomic artists. It allows artists to obtain funding from their fans or patrons, on a recurring basis, or per work of art.” – Wikipedia

So Patreon is basically it’s an ongoing Kickstarter, but instead of funding one big project, it finances  the continuous creation of episodic content like  songs, animations and comics.

You can pledge as much as you want per month or just make one donation , and like Kickstarter, different pledges come with different rewards. There are also milestones that will unlock extra content if enough people contribute every month. If you want more information about being a patron, you can check out Patreon’s Patron FAQ.

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Here is my page : https://www.patreon.com/HisameArtwork

And my first goal is to raise enough money to hire a programmer to help me make Ernest’s story into an RPG video game. You can read his story here: https://tapastic.com/hisameartwork

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If you have any more questions or suggestions feel free to leave them in the comments bellow or you can contact me on Facebook and Twitter.

*And as always likeing and  subscribing/following  helps the channel grow! You can show your support for your favorite content creators by  sharing their work!

Wish you the best,

Hisame

Updates on my booklet and Lulu self publishing services

Hello world! My collectible sticker booklet is now on Lulu! Hurrah!

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For those that don’t know Lulu is a company that offers  self publishing services for independent writers. It’a print on demand website for books, calendar and other similar products. It’s also one of the biggest companies in this industry and thus offers the possibility to then sell your book though Amazon and  Barnes n Noble.

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While I like the awesome services it offers, prices are not the best and the site is full of bugs and customer support is overwhelmed so don’t expect much  help or any help from there.

I’m currently looking into other companies to see what other possibilities I have while I wait for my booklet to get into Amazon which will take between 6 to 8 weeks.

See the representational video for the booklet here:

If you have any questions or suggestions feel free to contact me or leave your thoughts in the comments bellow.

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Thanks for reading and wish you all an awesome day!

Hisame