Its been a huge project. 245 Pieces. 267 Textures! And thats just the beginning! My new MODit Building System for Second Life creations tries to bring the magical feeling of building with LEGO bricks back into Second Life.
My Favorite Songs Playlist
One thing I definitely miss about the MySpace days (remember them?) was sharing music and playlists. I’ve always thought that one of the best ways to get to know people is through their Favorites playlist. At least for people that are really into music anyway. So- in that spirit, if you’re curious, here’s my favorite 180 songs as of Jan 2023. 🙂
Storytime 1 – The Burning of Elm Terrace
Here we have another kinda doodle / video experiment / me reading the first chapter of my novel The Burning of Elm Terrace which I started long ago and am going to try and finish through these videos. It’ll take a while. Its a big story. And the video is kinda weird but I hope you like it. The sound effects in the background are from the sound experiments I’ve been doing for use in my animated series Surreal Orange.
Cyberpunk Dreads Doodle Video
And here’s another doodle for you- this time with me rambling a bit. Talking about my process for doodling and the future impact of AI art on artists. I really hope you enjoy!
Boheme Opera NJ Hansel & Gretel Demo Reel
I’m so glad that things have opened up and we can enjoy live performance again! Here’s the demo reel for the animated backdrops I did for Hansel & Gretel which was performed on Dec 4, 2022. Went a little more painterly on this one. Trying to carry on the tradition of wonderful painted illustrations to go with our favorite fairy tales. Its been ten years now working with Boheme Opera NJ and its always a joy.
New Doodle Video Dec 17, 2022
Pretty self explanatory. I do love free style doodling. I think I’m gonna do lots of these 🙂
Obviously it doesn’t have to be single layer or no undoes but that helps it feel more like drawing and painting with traditional media which forces you to think ahead a bit more then you might if you can just undo stuff easily. Not that I have anything against the undo button. I love it! But I’m trying to keep my intuition sharp and my creativity can flow without tripping over itself. Its possible I’m over thinking that. We’ll see. 🙂
I hope you enjoy the video!
J Matthew Root – VLOG #004
Welcome to a little walk through tour of my sketchbook from 1996 to 2006 covering my time at art school and the beginnings of my career. I hope you like!
Lucy’s Drum Kit
J Matthew Root – VLOG #003
Here we are with vlog number three!
I’m trying to do these in smaller chunks now so I can get them out to you sooner so the MODit system release and Piano Abstracts will be in separate vlogs coming soon!
This is the Surreal Orange story.
Of course its not the whole story. Its spoiler free and really just a quick introduction to the concepts, structure and feel of the show, but it should give you a good idea of what I’m thinking. Light-hearted and more of a comedy but with some darker stuff mixed in. Its got adventure elements but it’ll be all over the place. I’ll be exploring not only with the characters and story but also with the treatments and style of the show and I’m sure it’ll get very expressionistic, no doubt.
Let me know what you think! Thanks!
Orange Piano with a lost doodle video
Orange Piano is written and performed by J Matthew Root. Available everywhere now in the album Piano Abstracts 1.
On Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/4l5hW4…
On Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/music/player/a…
The doodle is one I completely forgot about filming back in 2018. In the ‘before times’! Thats why I called it lost. It was! But now its found. I hope you like! ((Hugs!!))