Thursday, March 24, 2011

Elemental Magic Volume 2 is FINISHED and in the publisher's hands now!



Hear Ye, Hear Ye! I have finally finished with my end of the work on Elemental Magic Volume 2! It has been an arduous task, months of isolation and hard work, but it is done, and now the editing process is underway. There is no exact release date yet, but as soon as I know for sure I will let everyone know. I will be having a book launch party in Vancouver when the big day finally comes, and it will be greatly advertised here and on Facebook, to ensure that everyone who wants to gets a chance to attend!

Thanks to all for your overwhelming support and interest in the second book. I hope it does not disappoint. We had initially thought there would be a DVD included with the book, but it will be a website instead. The website will contain lots of video footage, tutorials, and various film clips from my workshops, and of actual animated effects sequences, mostly rough animation, so people eager to learn can watch me animate 'live' and also look at the final product. A great advantage of the website will be that it can be continually updated, and I can address people's specific requests for tutorials on specific effects animation questions. so please, if there is anything you want to know, drop me a line and I will address it whenever possible....

Also want to announce that I am officially open for tattoo business. Elemental Tattoos offers high-end tattoo designs and finished tattoos. I am starting with simpler work, no huge back pieces or highly complex tattoos for the first couple of months, but my skill level has definitely reached the point where I am more than comfortable tattooing a wide range of designs. Just let me know what you are looking for and I will get back to you soon! Check for updates and news on my tattoo blog!


Elemental Magical wishes to you all!

8 comments:

Chelsey said...

Oh wow! I can't wait to read it! It's going to be just as amazing as your first volume!

Congratulations on your hard work!

Kohyunu said...

Congratulations Joe!

Sonja Langskjaer said...

Sounds great! Congratulations!

Huw said...

The first book is amazing, and I'm pre-ordering the second. Good luck with the release, I'm looking forward to seeing the site too.

Daniƫl Ernst said...

Whoohooo! Good times ahead!

Unknown said...

Loved the first book. My question for the supplemental material: Would love to see how you develop a design aesthetic for magic effects. What is the thinking, design iterations, and reference material, for a project requiring magic, or "not-of-this-world" effects?

Daniel Ernst said...

Heya Joseph,

I was just wondering when we can expect volume II. Not to be impatient or anything :)

Cheers

Me said...

Got it! waiting for the content online that you mentioned in the book :).
Great job!

Martin