News and Game Update

Happy Thursday!

Here’s some news on what’s going on in my part of the world.

I was recently invited to be interviewed for TV Tacoma’s City Line show. City of Tacoma staff will discuss the upcoming Arts at the Armory event and more. I’ll post a link when it’s available. I really appreciate the chance to share my work and the support shown for my latest project. It has been a great chance to take risks, consolidate different areas of expertise and skills, and learn new skills.

I am continuing to have fun building environments and sneaking in nods to my adopted home city. Check out some new progress in the video below.

Work in progress. As yet untitled dinosaur game. Graphics and sound by Suzanne Skaar, 2021. All rights reserved.

If you like what I do and haven’t yet, please follow No Mine! Studios on the following social media platforms:

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Thank you again for your support!

— Suzanne

Karaoke

New animation, which is the closest I should be allowed to doing karaoke.

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“Karaoke.” Animated gif of 2D pixel art character singing on stage. Suzanne Skaar, 2021. All rights reserved.

Hope you’re having a great day!

Suzanne

Fun with Audio

While working on a new game animation sequence yesterday, I decided to take a go at some audio. Watch through the end for my voice acting debut. I may have made a few slight — major — adjustments to my voice using Audacity.

I don’t mean to brag, but usually I’m an alto.

I’m not even sure what range this would be.

I originally created individual sprites/ environmental elements in Photoshop and composited the scene/ set up the mechanics in Unity. Other sounds were made using BeepBox. Audio was added in Adobe Premiere Pro. This is still very much a work in progress.

I hope you’re having a wonderful day. Let me know what you think in the comments. If you’d like to show your support, please follow No Mine! Studios on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and TikTok!

Cheers,

Suzanne

Weekend Illustrations

On Saturday I trekked around town with my favorite local dance studio and took pictures. Due to concerns about copyright infringement/ intellectual property theft based on recent experiences, I am being more cautious about sharing photos. So on Sunday I began working on some new watermarks for my images. From doodles to digital versions, here’s some of what I came up with. {Considering a lot of my work is typically serious in nature, I have a few more designs in the works as well.}

Cheers!

Suzanne

Watermark Option 1
Illustration of coffee mug with heart and No, Mine! Studios. Suzanne Skaar 2019

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Illustration of little thunder cloud, cloud with No, Mine! Studios written inside, and sunshine peeking from behind. Suzanne Skaar 2019

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Illustration titled “Some Days”, originally drawn in 2014 but reworked into logo which reads: “Suzanne Skaar No, Mine! Studios nominestudios.com” Suzanne Skaar 2019

Literally, New Gear.

New Work available at No Mine! Studios Redbubble Shop.

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“Gear.” Gray. Sticker. Digital Illustration. S. Skaar.

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“Gear.” Gray. T-shirt. Digital Illustration. S. Skaar.

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“Gear.” Black. T-shirt. Digital Illustration. S. Skaar.

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“Gear.” Black on White. Totebag. Digital Illustration. S. Skaar.

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“Gear.” Black. Sticker. Digital Illustration. S. Skaar.

More color combos coming soon.

Cheers!

Suzanne

No Mine! Studios

Steamship

"Steamship." Suzanne Skaar. 2014. Digital Media.
“Steamship.” (In progress.) Suzanne Skaar. 2014. Digital Media.

Holiday weekends mean we can work twice as hard doing what we love. Over the next few days, we’ll be updating our galleries and bringing new art your way.

If you like what you see, let us know! We appreciate your feedback.

Cheers,

No Mine! Studios