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Joseph Warren (Alex)
Artist | Student | Film & Animation
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Im A College Student and wish to create my first animated film upon graduation.

To see my animation refs, TV inspired content, & Other stuff, check out my other account

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More stuff coming soon.
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I just got done playing a few rounds in Super Smash Bro.s for the WiiU. I don't own the game entirely, nor do I own the system at all. My sister has both, & I went over there to play the game, along w/ thanks giving dinne..... lunch. Just as I was expecting, I loved it. I'm a huge fan of the SSB series. & it got me thinking about some art I'd like to do. So, here's my plan, I want you guys to have some say in a collection of art I'd like to do involving some of our favorite Nintendo characters. My plan is to do group shots involving 4 of Nintendo's bigger franchises. Images 1 & 2 are going to be Mario, & Zelda characters. The third will be Metroid, but I'll need help because Samus is the only character I'm familiar w/ from that franchise. Normally, I'd just google it, but I'm approaching this differently. I want to know what YOU guys want to see. Do you want Samus, or Zero suit Samus? Do you want both? Any secondary characters you'd like to see? Let me know. Finally, the fourth one. I'm going to let you choose from the following list of potential groups.

  1. Pokémon
    • Animal Crossing
      • Super Smash Bros.
        • Donkey Kong
          • Other (write in the comments)

Choose, but choose wisely. Happy thanks Giving, & Merry Christmas. I'm starting the Mario Group shot soon, & the LOZ one after that. The rest need time to sit. Post away, & I'll be hearing from ya soon.

~Alex

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I just got done playing a few rounds in Super Smash Bro.s for the WiiU. I don't own the game entirely, nor do I own the system at all. My sister has both, & I went over there to play the game, along w/ thanks giving dinne..... lunch. Just as I was expecting, I loved it. I'm a huge fan of the SSB series. & it got me thinking about some art I'd like to do. So, here's my plan, I want you guys to have some say in a collection of art I'd like to do involving some of our favorite Nintendo characters. My plan is to do group shots involving 4 of Nintendo's bigger franchises. Images 1 & 2 are going to be Mario, & Zelda characters. The third will be Metroid, but I'll need help because Samus is the only character I'm familiar w/ from that franchise. Normally, I'd just google it, but I'm approaching this differently. I want to know what YOU guys want to see. Do you want Samus, or Zero suit Samus? Do you want both? Any secondary characters you'd like to see? Let me know. Finally, the fourth one. I'm going to let you choose from the following list of potential groups.

  1. Pokémon
    • Animal Crossing
      • Super Smash Bros.
        • Donkey Kong
          • Other (write in the comments)

Choose, but choose wisely. Happy thanks Giving, & Merry Christmas. I'm starting the Mario Group shot soon, & the LOZ one after that. The rest need time to sit. Post away, & I'll be hearing from ya soon.

~Alex

Tarkaria: Dragon Biology PT 1 (Read description) by vcubestudios
Tarkaria: Dragon Biology PT 1 (Read description)
Dragons are among one of the most iconic creatures in the entire span of human history. Contrary to popular belief, Dragons are not related to Wyverns in anyway. Despite the two groups looking very similar, if not identical, the Wyvern is merely a result of convergent evolution. Not only that, but Dragons evolved much, much earlier in time than Wyverns.

Dragons evolved from a group of Synapsid reptiles from the early Permian period, 300 MYA. They were called Astemptosaurs, named after a mathematical term referencing a line on a graph that continuously gets closer to an X axis, but never links up. The reason behind the name is because of the earlier members of this strange family. They were clearly evolving into mammal like reptiles, but after Pangaea formed, creating a vast desert in the center of the continent, they began reconstituting more reptilian characteristics. A slower metabolism, scaly skin, & short legged-ness among them. But they split off from the main line too far, and they were no longer on the road to becoming a mammal by this point either. So they were now a class of their own, a unique group of animals that were nether reptile, nor mammal. They were now the class Astemptosauria, the Asymptotic Lizards.

Where did this ultimately lead to? Stay tuned for part Two, when we look at the world of the Basilisk.
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Tarkaria: Oriah of Riverport by vcubestudios
Tarkaria: Oriah of Riverport
Note: The background may appear similar to the Sengine image I posted recently. This is because it will have a certain meaning. If two or more characters have a similar BG, it's because they are related some how. Whether that be they are friends, members of the same group, or in this case Married.

Born in 734 AD, Oriah was once a soldier for the Hyperborean Royal Army, which he admitted into at the age of 16. Upon joining up, that same years was the year "The First Tarkin War" took place. After injuring his leg in a cannon strike, Oriah ceased any and all military action. Although Hyperboreans, & subsequently all Tarkarian's are considered biologically immortal, that doesn't mean they can't die. & even with the best advances in medical, & resuscitation technology, the average lifespan for the average resident in Tarkaria is well over 7,893 years. Incredible, yes, but they still die at some point. Long story short, after leaving the military, Oriah moved back to his home town of Riverport. There, he lived out the next several years as an active lawyer.

However, as time went on, the fear of the kind of events that crippled him began to erode away, it was replaced instead by the call for adventure. So, when an old friend of his stopped by to invite him on a fantastic adventure, he hesitantly said yes. Apparently the catalyst for the war was an anarchist group known as "The Black Blade" from Hypabeiata. The story goes that over the course of a two week period, they some how managed to pillage the treasure trove of King Adenine, concurrent ruler of Hyperborea. One night, they were arrested by the guards. But the bars were not enough to stop them. The very reason for storming Hyperborea's treasure halls was to assist Hypabeiatan families & businesses, who had gone under after trade with Hyperborea ended three years prior. Feeling betrayed & angry at the "elfish thugs", they broke out of the castle dungeon, stormed the king's chamber, & assassinated him. Adenine was dead. Taking his place was his youngest daughter, Theiodeth. The first thing she did in office was demand these criminals be brought to justice. But no action was taken by Hypabeiata. & so, the war broke out.

Official documents claimed that the treasure was still out there, waiting to be found. Especially after it was confirmed that all members of the Black Blade were killed in the war. Wanting to get that money back into the economy, the government of Hyperborea decreed the money now belonged to the one who found it. The party of six set off for the Hyperborea/ Hypabeiata border. Whilst hiking through a swamp, Oriah became separated from his group. As he wandered through the swamp, as the story goes, he was attacked by a dangerous Andrewsarchus. The encounter lead to Oriah killing the beast, an act that was greatly appreciated by the land owner, a young Athotherian named Sengine. After being brought back to her cottage where he was fed & hydrated, he told this beautiful spirit of the forest that he & a small party were on their way to find the Black Blade's Treasure. When asked if she'd like to join, the answer was yes.

The party that once contained six, now having seven, rejoined the following day. after a few missteps & some bad timing, the group finally made it to the supposed cave. Only one problem. The cave was being occupied by a Saxon's Wyvern. An angry mother, hell-bent on protecting her brood. Apparently, she had killed her partner before they arrived. The specific cause was unknown. Wyverns tend not to mark territories, or claims to caves. They only do this during the mating season, or when laying eggs. They also usually paired for life to raise the eggs. But the father was dead for unknown reasons, & now she was far more aggressive. But the story takes another turn when they uncovered that, although wyverns do not mark territories, other predatory dinosaurs do. This was also a part of Tarkaria's recently established "Predator Territorial Registration System". Each territory is marked & occupied by specific predators, usually Dinosaurs. & they must have thanked their lucky stars, because this territory was registered for one of the only groups of predators known to kill Wyverns. It was occupied by a Tyrannosaurus Rex. The battle resulted in the death of the Wyvern (this was back before the Wyvern over population crisis), and the recovery of the Black Blade's Treasure.

After receiving their share, Oriah & Sengine were married & bought out the town of Riverport to build up it's economic conditions. An act of community altruism that lead to Riverport becoming one of Tarkaria's most successful cities.
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Ok, so here's my dilemma. I used to use Google Sketchup as my main 3D modeling software for things like Airships, & other machine/ mechanisms. However, I've stopped using it because current versions require a license to use. & those can cost $500 USD to get. I don't want to spend that kind of money for a 3d program. Now, I'm not trying to be a mainstream 3d modeler or anything, or even if I was I wouldn't be selling my content to major distributors. But I do want to be able to use them in, say, my youtube videos & not have to worry about ANY potential legal/ financial disputes. Yesterday, I downloaded Sculptris, which is a great program but it's not what I'm looking for currently. I need a software that functions similarly to Sketchup, is free to download, & free to use the content I create in it for commercial use. Are there any softwares like this I could look into?

P.S. If nothing else, can you use the program 3DVIA Shape for commercial use? It doesn't say on the website, & I can't find anything that says you can/cannot. But if you can, it's exactly what I'm looking for.

Thank you for taking time to read this. Be sure to leave a response, if you can, in the comments bellow.

Thanks again
~Alex
Tarkaria: Sengine of Riverport by vcubestudios
Tarkaria: Sengine of Riverport
Arguably one of the most famous, & charismatic figures in Hollow Earth lore. Sengine is a Jarl from the town of Riverport, a city roughly the size of Saint Louis, deep in the Hyperborean region of the main continent. Currently, she is 1256 years old, as of 2014, and is still going strong. (In a later post, I'll explain how the Hyperboreans accomplished biological immortality, converted every neuron in their body to have the additional ability to store memories, & other wonders in Hyperborean genetic engineering)

Now the story of Sengine starts in the year 753 AD. It was about 3 years after the Hyperboreans (elves) & Hypabeiatans (dwarves) engaged in conflict that took 100 years to get started. Shortly after the war ended, 750 AD, Theiodeth, Queen of Hyperborea, had been spending a large portion of time with Arenbal, son of the King of Hypabeiata who took power as Prince after Theiodeth killed his father in battle. They mostly spent time together aiding in rebuilding Hypabeiata, which had been ravaged in war time. Long story short, he claimed his place as King by marrying the now admitted love of his life, Theiodeth. & their bonding would soon join Hyperborea & Hypabeiata.

Naturally, some were upset by this union. The bulk of which was a group of Hyperborean women, who sought to distance themselves from this new order. Now Hyperboreans are notorious for modifying their genes to get certain points across. & so, through Advance Stage Genetic Modification (think a more radical version of Gene therapy), a new race was born, characterized by green/blue eyes, blonde hair, & freckled skin. They became known as the Agotherians.

Sengine, though born into a clan of Agotherians in the 5th Generation, did not share any of the "races" ideals. After living amongst them for twenty-six years, she was sent into exile. Presumably because of false abuse allegations made up by members of her original camp. Though we may never know for sure, she was on her own & settled down in a small cabin deep in the swamps just along the Hyperborea/ Hypabeiata border.

She remained there for about two years, before she was visited, unexpectedly, by a man named Oriah, a lawyer from the town of Riverport many miles away. He told her that he, & a small collection of Hyperborean & Hypabeiatan travelers were on their way to a location where supposedly the Black Blade anarchy party had hidden a vast wealth of Hyperborean treasure stolen from Hyperborea just before the war. Hoping to get it circulating into the economy once again, the government stated that whoever found it could use it & spend it as they pleased. It should come as no surprise that Sengine jumped on Oriah's offer to join them.

After finding the treasure, the two were married & bought the run-down village of Riverport, only to turn it into a thriving metropolis rivaled only by the Hyperborean Capitol itself. But it also became a focal point for Agotherian protesters. After all, how could an Agotherian, of all people, build an economic stronghold that supported savage, war hungry dwarves? It was a mess that lead to many riots, & discussions on the true meaning of equality. But through years of pacifistic approach, well chosen words, & a demeanor that could only be described by some as "motherly with a bit of bite to it" (Jerry Baltimore), Sengine was successful at calming the riots down, & getting dwarves & Agotherians to see each other as equals once again.  

Today, Sengine & Oriah are still together, living happily as Jarls over Riverport, now a gem in the crown of Hyperborea & Hypabeiata alike. To date, they have had well over 35 children, & recent reports as of 2011 states that she is pregnant with her  36th. May she be as happy as here brothers & sisters before her.
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