Jazz Tutorials by "Walk That Bass"

Submitted by Cailean on Thu, 06/22/2017 - 19:11

These YouTube tutorials are by someone new to me on YT, and the Jazz overview is one of the finest music theory videos I've seen. It's pretty rapid fire, but well worth pausing and considering.

The information on the tritone in the major scale and how it's notes define diatonic chords which are dominant or predominant, is frankly amazing to me! Great description of what gives chord families their characters, and what modifiers to look out for.

I shall need to keep checking out this guy's material.

Gaelic Animation - Daft test piece

Submitted by Cailean on Sat, 06/03/2017 - 11:53

This amused me no end - captured audio first with Audition, non-scripted basic phrases of introduction. Edit pauses and errors out.

Important that and then lip sync. Then manage the head movements, eyes, etc in each pass.  Then keyboard based input. Pay attention to eye movements and blinks. 

Illustrator: Swirling Vortex Flower Petals

Submitted by Cailean on Sun, 05/21/2017 - 20:50

By Deke McClelland, tutorial on how to amazingly transform two simple circles in Illustrator into a swirling colourful flowering vector effect. This is really excellent - shows just how powerful the Appearance Panel is, as well the some Effects like the Effect: Distort & Transform: Transform with it's dialogue box. Also the Effect: Stylise: Outer Glow.

Young guy face portrait

Submitted by Cailean on Sat, 05/20/2017 - 15:44

This was largely constructed using the Illustrator Pencil tool and other really useful tools in it's group such as the Smooth Tool. All the darker areas were blocked out with drawn vector paths and filled in with colour (on layer per colour) and the lightest tone simply filling in everything else from underneath. 


Vector young man

Submitted by Cailean on Thu, 05/18/2017 - 14:26

This is probably my first real attempt at vector full length view of an individual in a simplified style, but not flat (ie details like folds in clothes etc). What became interesting was how to block out shapes that in overlap in nature (and in Illustrator layers overlap too!!). The face and chest are interesting as the chest is underneath the t-shirt and jacket, but the face is above the jacket, so to speak.