Despite of coronavirus, NFTs and scam callers rise, 2021 was awesome! I made 3 computer games, got featured on TV, in Paris and on Motionographer. Made 6 personal projects. My wife published Awakers, her first book. Made insane amount of commercial work thanks to new schedule and good planning. It was also pretty great music year. And a lot of new and old game discoveries. Let’s replace 2021 nonsense with more sense in 2022!
Monstrous M1 Pro and M1 Max processors are out, so are the reviews. Identical and completely useless reviews. Waiting for more info to make a move.
Started new project with Yandex, turned out to be impossible task. Happens.
Working on new personal stuff, at this point no idea if it is going to work at all. But it’s all about the process, so the outcome is secondary.
The biggest one yet: AWAKERS are live! Marked the day!
Met with amazing Gorko Venko himself(!!!), very very inspiring stuff! Collaboration is in the works, so stay tuned!
But this is not what this gif is about, is it? I freelanced for how long now? About 10 years or so? And only 2 days ago I realised I can work HALF of day and still get stuff done. Man that’s liberating, can’t believe took me that long to finally organise my work day properly. Kicking myself so hard right now …
“The Heat” got featured on Motionographer, what a day! Meanwhile the huge commercial project I mentioned earlier is up to very slow start, so I’m tasting digital oil in my free time. Tastes great! If all goes well I will open new section on tomin.works featuring my digital oil pictures.
Out of the blue huge commercial project appeared and is about to start. The project so huge in fact, I have to take a 3 months break from my experimental stuff. This is why I decided to release Sketches DVA now, so it’s a lot earlier than planned. What can I say, it was fruitful August! Oh, and we finished with gigantic water melon, called him Anatole.
View are dropping on all platforms. This can only mean people got better stuff to look at, and I’m good with it! I wish I knew where this stuff is.
Got plenty of ideas on what’s next in art, got no ideas on what’s next in commercial. So … the usual!
2 victories, both are not mine. Instagram ai won and squeezed me off the platform. Good riddance! So I moved to Telegram (UPD: got bored of it in 2 weeks) Unbearable heat won and I had to release new work named The Heat.
Released 3 new games! More in the works. Playing my free game is great way to spend time, buying my paid game is also great way to support my work.
Got vaccinated! Felt like a heavy flu for about a day, it’s a small price to pay if you ask me.
Got a bit trapped under sudden tide of commercial work, but hopefully sometime soon I will finish and release Zmya and Kotaki games on iOS and Android.
Got some animations planned as well, stay tuned!
New chapter in tomin.works history: finally moved to WordPress! To celebrate the occasion please go ahead and grab free copy of my book over there.
Goodbye Adobe Muse, another piece of amazing software killed for no good reason.
Zmya got me accepted to Nintendo Switch developer program, but due to Russian customs I can’t get devkit.
Cheers, customs, fighting a good fight here, are we?
One line newsfeed:
Zmya is almost ready, working on some other games big and small, got myself short off-Instagram vacation to hear my thoughts better and … we have a new shit rush! I meant gold rush of course. Not a scam, not a cash grab, sure sure.
Re-imagining my art in real time. Let’s see how it goes!
There is stuff in 2020 I’m grateful for, so let’s fill 2021 with more of that stuff!
4 days of suspense, my head is spinning!
Album of the year goes to Xenospheres by Rabbit Junk!
For almost a year we had a pleasure to work with Huawei. People hated the fact I work for “corporation of evil” but ironically Huawei gave us way more creative freedom than any other client. It was one heck of a ride, let’s do it again sometime soon!
Arm Mac is official. I’m excited to see an Apple product. Can’t remember last time.
2020 is not going to stop anytime soon. Our governor was arrested and accused of murder. People went to protest and now our small city featured on news feeds all over the world.
I also ditched Vimeo Plus because I have reasons to believe it’s politically biased. You know who else politically biased? My fucking instagram followers. Who knew they’d hate me for posting work for Huawei. Well, their loss.
I was going to publish the book and become filthy rich, but where is the sport in it? So instead it will be available for free and printable in form of posters or smaller formats to all who is interested.
Self-isolation is a new thing. No one knows when will it end so start watching Santa Barbara hoping quarantine will end before you finished watching it.
Corona virus is screwing with the world right now. I hope it will get better soon.
Somehow my Instagram mask Facecraft got 10 000 000 impressions.
This is jaw dropping start of the year!
Let’s have less pain but way more gain in 2020 along with some extra zeros all in the right place!
Cooking illustrations, almost ready!
It happened! My work is properly displayed in Khabarovsk (my hometown) for the first time ever!
Huge props to Artservatory!
Ok writing a book is not easy
Buried deep under new projects (and loving it!) got a pleasant surprise: Cursor Is Back got Vimeo Staff Pick!!!
Got myself new medium: instagram masks. You can try em out @tomin.works
First time in months commercial project I’m working on is more interesting than personal work. Got to be a sign of things to change.
Also just finished Cursor Is Back piece, please have a look. This is probably the last video in that mixed VFX style, so stay tuned for what is next!
Working on some fresh stuff, searching for new media. Meanwhile the weather is acting strange, swimming in our own sweat one day, sleeping under winter blanket the next day. Fun!
Got myself Fujifilm X-T30, M39 and M42 adapter and small bag of vintage USSR lenses. Officially obsessed!
I’m grateful to Sony for introducing me to the world of VR. But PSVR helmet as well as most Sony products are not built to last. This particular solution was in my opinion the very bottom of engineering. As expected in 2 years this mess of a wires and connectors and internal drift was so painful to use one day I had to put it down to rest. Violently.
Cant’ wait for the summer when the new generations of VR is introduced. It will not be Sony this time.
After almost 10 years break I decided to move back to Windows. Until Apple and Nvidia are back to friendship things will stat that way.
2018 was hard as nut, but truly awesome! Let’s make 2019 even better!
“Portals” got best of the month medal on Vimeo, it’s a definite yay!! On a side note, this company you all probably heard of was Apple. Kindly offered to move to California. Had to decline mainly because of lack of proper winter despite all my love to The OC TV series and Apple in general.
My latest work “Portals” just got Staff Pick on Vimeo! It’s a definite Yay!!
Also I just received an intriguing e-mail from one nice company you all probably heard of, let’s hope it’s a start of something great! Will keep you posted.
50K followers on Instagram! Thank you so much guys!
My Insta ( @tomin.works ) just got a whole lot bigger. Let’s make something good out of it!
Kick scooter is my new passion. Riding, watching E3, playing GT Sport, grilling stuff. Enjoying pause between projects.
This year’s flu is so nasty I won’t
even animate the sneezing part.
RKN Russia almost broke
the Internet fighting against
I’m so lucky my Valentine is into
gaming as much as I do!
Ok I have to admit, PSVR was not
a total waste of money,
kinda loving it so far
Tried videoblogging. It was very
fun for a short while.
Finished my first sketchbook just in time for Christmas!
Click the fox!
I have a feeling 2@18 will be
a year to remember, hopefully
in a good way!
“All the things I’ll never see …”
So…. K-POP is a new thing and
despite being a pop, it actually
Following trends is hard,
tiring and deforming way to
There are better ways.
Don’t fall into bazooka-hands footsteps! Less sell, more work!
We did it!
Took years (literally), but this project is finally over!
This project gave me a jazz hands
BOI this game is excellent!
Uniqlo x Nintendo! At very least
Damn I miss Shanghai (sometimes)
Changes are needed,
changes are good.
OMFG Nintendo Switch is here!!!
Happy V-Day!!! Soon, Zelda, soon!
Working on something for KFC. Secretly hoping to not to get paid in food ))
There is some serious Star Wars overdose going on here. Not good.
VR – so good so far!
Nice cat(ch)! Working on some stuff for NBA.