Sun, 22 Jul 2018 CaveSo for the past few weeks I have been helping Ken Perlin and the amazing peeps at the NYU Future Reality labs with their animations in exchange for a flight to Siggraph (which Museum of Symmetry is going to be at!!) Check out my cave paintings
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 A lot of time has passed
Here is a comic that I wrote in a 4 hour trance one day after getting off a train from Toronto to NYC. On the train I was reading "Master and Margarita" on a low dose of shrooms and a cheery boisterous train conductor came to check my ticket. He scanned it and it beeped "invalid" and he said that he had to check if the ticket was real and punched a hole into it with his pen. Then he dragged the pen around it and off the edge, and showed me that there was no hole and that everything checks out. He continued scanning everyone's trains tickets in a normal way.
Like, I literally thought that the train conductor was the devil and that I was on a train to the city of cats (because I read IQ84 right before this).
So anyway, this is the comic I wanted to make..
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 Life Drawing of my friendHey I haven't posted in a while so how about I make multiple posts on this here Saturday night that I find myself trying to be "productive" at 2am. Thanks to my lovely friend Bee for posing for me <3 p="">
Fri, 08 Dec 2017 Museum of SymmetryHey! I am just about to finish a game I have been working on with the NFB and Casa Rara and thought I'd post some gif's of it
This is a game very dear to my heart, I started making it a few years ago! I wanted to make a game that would make you feel calibrated after playing it, like going to the spa or meditating or something like that. Something gamified that was designed to relax you. And WE DID IT But it wasn't easy, we tried a lot of things before deciding to make a 5 part VR storytelling game. More on that later xoxoxo
Wed, 06 Sep 2017 More Summer Drawings
Wed, 06 Sep 2017 Some Summer Drawings
Tue, 30 May 2017 Desert
A friend of mine recently gave me his old National Geographic magazines and I've been flipping through them for scenic experiences to recreate in Unity3d. This is one of them!
Wed, 12 Apr 2017 Phone dump
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 Palmystery
I am happy to release my latest game, Palmystery!
I made this game frantically, you know the kind of frantic feeling you get when you realize you will die one day? I started this game when Trump got elected (and that is the only time I will say his name)
I wanted to make a game that was surreal, and horrific, but almost comical like the general feeling of that time. Everything feels like a joke with no meaning and beyond looms a questionable future. *Sigh* I feel like an open wound.
You know what though!! Fuck it all!!! I'm going to have fun while I am on this stinking planet, I am the worlds problem now. LOOK OUT!
(This photo is actually the remains of a game I made for AM16 with the theme "After hours", sadly the game got launched without me but I still like the stuff I made. )
(The lines on these hands represent the areas of interest for palm fortune telling)
(The bubblegum garden, one of the many garden idea's me and Catherine Debard (YlangYlang) have had )
(A scene by my friend and one of my favorite artists Keith Jones)
Anyways... so I've been toying with occult concepts like alchemy, hypnosis and and tarot in video games, I think there is some potential there for great art and out of this world good feels. This game doesn't have much in it pertaining to palmistry besides the intro castle (the 'art' on the walls represent different aspects of Palmistry)
but there is a sequence meant to be hypnotic at the very end of the experience written by my friend Aya Avalon (here is a video about it) with music by YlangYlang layered over top of it.
I started making this game thinking about all the little monsters I would draw during those wild times of public outcry when __ got elected . It stirred within me a darker side to my cartoons that I want to explore. Obviously I didn't take it too far, this game is still pretty cute and light ~ but I'm getting there. During this time I was living with a techno musician that always wanted to be stoned and we would jam in the living room. She would do her 'techno homework' which was basically to listen to techno and I would do visuals for her. A lot of the scenes in Palmystery come from those ideas.
I named it "Dreams and Nightmares of the Citizens of the Underworld" at first and I would show it at random events like this bro-y musicians birthday party called "Calfest" (his name was Cal) and at an anti Valentines party called EWW and at a couple of my events in Montreal like Psychic Playground and Dream Circle which I organize with G.P Lackey and Aya Avalon.
Please play the game, its free, and I hope that you have a strange and beautifully surreal trip.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 Museum of Symmetry Concepts
Tue, 02 Aug 2016 Gardenarium: The Aftermath
Sun, 10 Jul 2016 Landscape
Mon, 06 Jun 2016 Self portrait
I drew a very flattering selfie today! The picture was taken of my sketch with Tiny scan and painted in photoshop.
The last self portrait I painted is the first entry in this blog.
Tue, 19 Apr 2016 Background
Made a background that animates and one that doesn't animate. This is for a game, where the animations are on different layers to save performance. One has this blue dark circle gradient which I don't remember making but I like it better.
Seems kinda prehistoric.
Wed, 16 Mar 2016 Sketches from travels
So I took a train with like 10 of my cutest friends from Chicago to San Francisco to go to GDC (Game Developers Conference)
And it was so much fun! I love slow travel. Everyone ended up being very productive and I spent the entire time doing drawings of the landscapes. California is super diverse
Mon, 15 Feb 2016 The Story of the Elevator Operator
These are a few drawings I did for Global Game Jam 2016.
I wish I could make this background animated! Not enough time for this one, hopefully next time.
They let me come and draw the cute talented people!
The video is of my friend Zoo Owl's dinosaur breathing smoke
Wed, 06 Jan 2016 Feeling goooood
I feel really lucky to be where I am this year. I looked back at my blog a little while ago and I feel like I am living the dreams of the girl I was when I started this blog. I am so lucky that I've always known what I want to do, and that I am crazy enough to relentlessly pursue my vision and sane enough to make a living at it. I've never had a plan, and I still don't. But I fallow my heart, and try not to question it, and I always end up somewhere magical.
My manifesto for life is to give love at every friggin opportunity, take what you see, be grateful everyday and listen to your breathing. Also, knowledge is the greatest magic on Earth.
Fri, 25 Dec 2015 Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas! I am spending this Christmas feeling grateful at home in Ottawa, earlier this week I made a project here http://palgal.itch.io/messy-christmas
Mon, 21 Dec 2015 GifsHere are a bunch of GiFS from various projects and experiments. A couple of them are made on my phone. I wish I could animate more on my phone, but I can't find a proper program for good phone animations. Such a bummmer!!! As soon as I get enough tech cred, the next thing I am gonna work on is getting a good animation app out there for androids.
Mon, 21 Dec 2015 Landscapes
I decided that I will die as a landscape painter, and that I should spend life trying other things like video games and comics and whatnot. But here is a taste of what I will become one day, when nothing else makes sense anymore, I can always recluse into my fantasy landscapes, because ~Utopia~
Mon, 21 Dec 2015 CharactersHere are a few character sketches I've done for Gardenarium and my upcoming games! They are so wild sometimes.
Mon, 21 Dec 2015 RandosJust been looking through all my drawings of the year, and I found a bunch of them that I haven't posted. These have been sitting in my phone! I am now back in Montreal from LA, and working at the NFB on a video game project about a the mysterious "Museum of Symmetry" and its a lot of fun. I love the NFB, and Montreal is pretty cooool too.
Wed, 01 Jul 2015 Sketches
My friend lent me an over head lens and I've been checking out crystals and plants under it. Some images have glass spheres and mirrors in it, because I like they way they bend space back and forth~
the joint doesn't stay lit very long in this weather