Frequently Asked Questions. Contact
me for awnserless questions, I'll add them to this FAQ if
is bwoup.com all about and who made it ?"
Bwoup.com is the name of this
current site. Here, you'll mainly find my digital artworks
(paintings, airbrushings, inkings, logos, websites, interactive
stuff, ansi-ascii art and more) as well as personnal informations
and other silly things.
I realised this site (graphic conception & realisation,
html & stuff) and my pal
Hollow, who's kind a brother to me, made the php-programming.
does 'bwoup' means ?"
'bwoohp', is the language of the clouds, the base-sound
they make to 'speak' to each other.
Bwoup is also the name of this red airship you see all through
this site. Travelling from air-base to mountain-pod, it
helps fighting against the evil Blackbacs.
are thoses 'Blackbacs' ?"
really knows where and when they appeared, nor do someone
know where they come from.
But one thing is clear: they're pure evil and got a real
bad sense of humor (like making knots with your shoe-laces,
They appeared one day, becoming more and more numerous,
gathering in huge batallions; and took over the Earth, starting
from the city of Fluor.
There was no chance fighting against them on the ground,
so the people fled to the skies. Planes, airships, balloons,
everything that had wings or could fly was used to get rid
of the Blackbac's menace. The refugees now had time to organise
themselves again, building little cities, known as Pods,
on top of mountains or in inaccessible areas.
And when the technology was acquired, large flying-bases
were built and people, now known as Flyizens, could finally
be safe from the Blackbacs, living in the sky.
But the Blackbac's time will come, someday.
who are you ?"
I'm Morgan Thomas (first name
Morgan, people often invert). I call myself with the nickname
'Splif'. Get more informations about me here.
do you make all this stuff ?"
I'm mainly using Painter to
draw all this, and Photoshop to assemble it. I don't use
filters and my logos aren't based on filter-customized font
Everything is hand-drawn using a wacom tablet. Go
if you don't know what a graphic tablet is.
like your stuff, I want to do the same. How can I ?"
First of all, don't think because
those works were made on a computer, that it'll be easy.
All this appeals to drawing skills, which have been acquired
through years and years of practice, especially with "academical
tools" (pen & paper...).
If you can't draw, I
think you should try something else, unless you have loads
of motivation and patience.
But if you really want to learn how to draw, go to the library,
or the bookshop, grab some serious books about drawing techniques
(perspective, anatomy, composition, etc) and old master's
biographies and catalogues. Study them.
The key is O B S E R V A T I O N .
Then, go to a fine-arts shop and buy yourself some nice
paper, a bunch of pens & pencils, some ink, a few tubes
of basic colours and other stuff like erasers or pencil-sharpeners
(or use a knife but watch out for your fingers !). Go home,
and draw, draw, draw, draw ,draw... You can also suscribe
to drawing lessons ! At least, show people your drawings,
they'll tell you what's wrong with your pictures, so you'll
be able to focus on these points.
The key is P R A C T I C E .
Now you got both keys to acquire some technical skills.
Then it's your job to get the ideas.
But even if you can't draw,
you surely can have some fun doodling with a tablet and
some software ! ^^
One last thing. One should
take pleasure through the whole creating process, from the
emerging idea to the final signing of the work.
If you're not enjoying yourself drawing, why are you wasting
your time ?
drawing too, but I got nobody to show my stuff to. Can I send
you my stuff so you'd help me ?"
I already don't have time to work on everything I'd want,
not even mentionning private/social life.
But there's a huge 'drawing-community' on the internet :
webrings, oekakis, paintchats, forums, even on-line galleries
providing you with webspace to expose your stuff. Check
these links out, you'll surely
find someone to share your creations with.
you draw something for me ? Some kind of request ?"
Let's become friends first
Then perhaps one day, you'll get a colorful present from
And no, I don't take requests, unless they are paid.
is your site only in english and not in french & english
I'm sooo lazy... and it's a
good opportunity to improve my english :)
is Pinpin ?"
Pinpin is currently on the
roads. He left to see the outer-world and is actually about
to arrive at the "Festival des Clowns Morts".
old is the captain ?"
Actually, I don't know the
age of Captain Mutmut. You should ask Danube
Captain Kiglou is very shy, so nobody knows, but the rumour
says he's around 50.