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Twis'mah Tunic

Saturday Sketches 4

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It may be likely that a weekly Saturday Sketches series may have been taking on more than I could chew!  So at this time, I’ll only promise there will be two a month, but I will try to up that goal.  For now…

I’m very excited about this week’s Saturday Sketches!  Before I talk about where the art came from, here’s a recap of what to do.  And hopefully, you all learned a thing about the importance of following directions from TGIFF yesterday!

I have a lot of illustrator friends.  Every Saturday, I will load one character sketch.  It may be rough, or it may be complete.  This exercise may even help to flesh a few of them out.  We’ll see!  Look at the character.  Study it.  It may be a person.  It could be a toaster with a face.  We don’t really know what to expect until Saturday rolls around.

When you feel like you have a feeling for this character, record no more than 30 seconds, in that character’s voice.  (The script will be above the drawing and ad-libbing is welcome.)  Save that file as yourname_exercisenumber.mp3.  For example, I’m Cat Smith and this is exercise 4 so my file would be CatSmith_04.mp3.  Set that file aside for a moment.

This voice I want to be your first instinct when you look at the character.  The reason I will place the script above the drawing is that below the drawing will be a different set of instructions.  To avoid jumping ahead, here is this week’s script and sketch.  Record your character voice for it now.

Do your first take of Twis’Mah Tunic’s voice now.  I will type out the script, but it is the words in the panel.

Character script: Earth!?!  That backwards planet?  Hast the mighty Roshambo suffered an aneurism?  Dost thou not recall what happened when ye first gifted Earth with thine great law?

 

Twis'mah Tunic

 

 

So my new friend at Roshambo Comics, Michael Dismuke (writer) shared with me a panel from issue one of their first issue, The Horror of Hopscotch! The art is done by his comic partner, Susan C Tsui. So in this week’s exercise, we will use his words and her art to complete the exercise. The character’s name is Twis’Mah Tunic.

I found them at San Diego Comic-Con this year.  Here is a blurb on the comic:

“Roshambo is the break-through hero comic that has been called “a cross between Calvin & Hobbes and the Colbert Report.” The three characters boast the power of Rock Paper Scissors and battle villains named after schoolyard gags and games like Hopscotch, Freezetag, Red Rover and more! The first issue went from Kickstarter to San Diego Comic Con in only 4 months! Download your FREE copy here!”

Usually, part two would have three facts for you to change the voice based on.  Since I just gave you a whole lotta information on the comic, I thought it would be more fun to just give you another panel featuring this character’s personality.  Use the same script as the first take, but alter the voice to reflect your thoughts after seeing this new panel.

Character script: Earth!?!  That backwards planet?  Hast the mighty Roshambo suffered an aneurism?  Dost thou not recall what happened when ye first gifted Earth with thine great law?

Record this demo and label it yourname_exercisenumber_b.mp3.  So again, the example for that is CatSmith_04_b.mp3Roshambo Image 2

I can’t wait to hear what you all come up with!  To submit, either send me your files to voices@catsmith.net or, upload them to your favorite sound sharing site, such as SoundCloud, and post the link in the comments below.  On TGIF, which is now TGIFF- Thank Goodness It’s Friday Favorites!- I will post my favorites.  In the future, if there is a good response, maybe we will actually have prizes once in a while.  You have from today, Saturday, until Wednesday midnight to post your takes.  This doesn’t have to be on professional equipment.  You can record on an iPhone and email me.  Please only include one reading for parts A & B and do know that it is okay to improvise past the script as long as you stay under 30 seconds.  By turning in your mp3s to me, you are giving me permission to share them.  Have fun!

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Cat Smith is a voice over actress in Northern, CA. She has been a popular radio host of several shows on Sun FM 91.3 KSVY Sonoma, including the award winning Mornings in Sonoma, Girls Night Out, The Mix Tape, and more. She is also the voice of Skip, a puppet in Eco Beeps with Skip & Molly, winner in the category Independent Short Ages 2-5 at the Kids First Film Festival (Episode 1, Plastic Bags).

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  1. Great Fun! Thanks Cat. – J Gale

  2. Pingback: TGIFF! 13Sep13 | Living Out Loud

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