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Hi everybody! I just wanted to update my journal for the new year!
I'm going to do my best to improve in 2014!!! 

New sketches, new illustrations!! Woo hoo!!!

This year is going to be really great and I hope you'll stick around :D
Thanks for all the kind words everyone, I really appreciate you guys!!

Your pal,
Luigi
:iconluigil:

Hey everyone, it's been too long. The last time I submitted something was back in September!!
Sorry about that, I've been very buy with projects, work, and freelance. 

It's beena bit difficult to find some time to work on art for myself, even sketching in my sketchbook has become pretty rare.

SO! I want to come back!! I feel like my art is in need of some upgrading so I'm going to push myself like back in the day to really get to where I want to be in terms of my art level.

That being said, I'm working on a new ID that I'll be submitting soon, it's a fun illustration and I hope you'll like it!

In other news, a friend of mine is working on an indie game and has started a kickstarter. I did some creature designs for the game and it would mean a lot if you could check the game out and spread the word! :D

Here's a link to the kickstarter: www.kickstarter.com/projects/1…
Here's a link to the designs I made :) 
Toot and Bubbles by LuigiL

Ok that's all for now, I'll be hard at work on finishing this new ID and hopefully submit it first thing Monday morning!
One last thing before I finish this, I just wanted to say thanks to everyone that has STILL stuck around regardless of the lack in art. You guys are the best and I always appreciate the kind words and friendship :D

Hopefully you'll be seeing a lot more of me! :iconluigil:
Hi everyone,

I just wanted to say thank you. Your kind and comforting words have really helped me in dealing with the loss of my Father. Thank you again everyone.

I'm really happy to have friends like all of you, thank you for not only supporting my artwork but also for supporting me as a person. You're the best :D

Anyway just wanted to thank you :)

:iconluigil:
Hi everyone, I have some news....my Father passed away this morning. My Father's name was Francesco Lucarelli, he was 83 years old.

I wont be available for a while, sorry guys. I hope you'll understand.

Here's a link to a nice photo of him: Francesco Lucarelli by LuigiL

Finally the Hat in Time Kickstarter has begun!! :D
If you can, please help us get this made!!

www.kickstarter.com/projects/j…

Thanks everyone!

:iconluigil:
Hi everybody!!

I'm writing this to let you all know that I'm BAAAAACK!!!! :D
I'll be drawing a lot more often so be on the lookout for new art!! Sketches and full color works are on the way!

I haven't really drawn for myself in a while and I'm looking forward to getting back into it :D

Also, I wanted to thank you guys for sticking around even though I haven't drawn much recently. You're the best!! :D

Lot's of fun!!!!

:iconluigil:
Hey everyone!!!

I've been super busy moving to a new city for a full time job as a concept artist for Kiwi Inc.
I haven't had a chance to post anything in a while and for that I'm sorry.

Things are settling down though and I'd like to make 2 announcements and a shout out!

First off you guys know A Hat In Time: steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles…
Please support it as much as you can :D

Next up is a brand new project I got a chance to help out with, it has it's own kickstarter and we would really appreciate any and all support guys!!! :D
www.kickstarter.com/projects/b…
There's a cool video there, make sure you check it out!

Lastly is a shout out for my younger brother :iconfrenxi: He's working on a really cool project with some awesome designs!
wearekamigami.bigcartel.com/
Please support him if you can!

I'll start sketching and posting stuff for you guys to see super soon!!
In the meantime please help in any way you can!

Thanks for all of your kind comments, and for supporting me as much as you guys do!

New art is on it's way!! :D

:iconluigil:
Hey everyone!!

It feels like forever! Sorry I haven't been around, I've been busy with a few projects but having lot's of fun!!

I'm working on characters for the game "A Hat In Time". I'll submit some of the concept art soon :D
The game is looking more polished all the time and I hope it does well. There needs to be more 3D platformers!
steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles…

Another project I'm designing characters for is a TV show pilot! I can't say much about it though, so shhhhhh :D
But It's a lot of fun and I hope I'll be able to talk more about it soon!

Lastly I am now doing character designs and concept art for Kiwi Inc.  
I've been having so much fun and I can't wait to actually see the characters move around in the game!
I hope you guys will like it when it's actually in game too! I'll try to post some stuff if I can :D
kiwiup.com/

Stuff for myself has been slow but I'm enjoying myself so I can't complain =P

Thank you all for your kind words and for making me feel great about the path I've chosen in life.
Knowing that my art can bring some happiness into your life, even if for just a few moments and even if it's just a little, gives me all the motivation I need to continue.

From the very center of my soul I want to thank all of you for everything. Really.
You make me happy and I hope that happiness shines through my art and returns to you! :D

I love you guys!

:iconluigil:
Luigi Lucarelli
Hey this is pretty cool! Kotaku featured the game that I've been helping design characters and concept art for :D

Here's a link: kotaku.com/5965645/this-game-m…

Awesome haha!
Hey everyone!

So I've decided to record myself sketching a lot more often and submitting the videos to youtube :D
Here's a link to the video! www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyrQRK…
Also here are the finished sketches: Character Shape Sketching 1 (with video link) by LuigiL

Right now I'm considering different types of videos for different kinds of approaches to designs.

Techniques and Approaches: Shape sketching and other techniques I use when designing characters (like in the video link above)
Full Piece Draw Through: I want these videos to be focused on one piece from start to finish including sketching inking and coloring.
Rough Sketches: Just video recordings of raw sketching sessions.

If you guys have other suggestions on what I should record let me know!

I am not sure if I should monetize my channel, I don't think I want to make people watch advertisements though.

I think I'm going to make my channel ad free and not monetize the channel for now...good choice?? What do you guys think?

In other news, I wont have much time to work on commissions, but my good buddy :iconcarlzors: is currently available and looking for commissions :D
Thanks for all the support everyone I always appreciate it very much!

Ok thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy the new videos!!

Your friend,
:iconluigil:
Luigi
Hey there everybody!

So I just wanted to update you all on the goings on in my life.
I've been pretty busy with commissions and hit a road bump recently with my computer.
Lots of my files went missing recently and I've been trying to recover them.
I've been able to recover most files but some are very large and take a while to re-download them.

I'm slowly getting things back in order and will hopefully start Leo's Forest work again very soon! :D
Sorry for the lack in updates, I'll get started on introducing the new character very soon!

I want to create short comic, maybe just a page, to help tell a bit more about the new character.
Or I may just do a promotional illustration to introduce the new character...not sure yet.

I'm also going to try and design some concepts for my ideas on how multiplayer will work in Leo's Forest.
But that's further down the line hehe :D

Anyway I hope you like the commissions and some of the random sketches I've submitted recently.
I'll have more Leo's Forest art and regular art coming soon!

Your pal,
:iconluigil:

P.S. This is more on a personal note, I feel my art needs some upgrading...I'm going to do my best to start pushing my skills further and try to develop something that really shines :D
My goal is to really improve myself and my work so that it stands out! I hope you guys will enjoy the progress and results =P
Hey there everyone!

I hope you're all doing well :D

I'll be available for commissions very soon! If you'd like one please feel free to let me know by e-mail or note!

I've updated the chart to allow for a new commission choice. I now offer color to sketches!
The results look a bit like watercolor and if that's something you'd like please let me know :D

Here's the updated chart: Commission Prices by LuigiL

Thanks for the support everyone, this really helps me out more than you may think and I very much appreciate all of you. :)

Your pal,
:iconluigil:
Luigi
Hi everyone!

I just thought I'd let you know I came back home safely!

I know it wasn't too long but being away and seeing a different part of the world, meeting different kinds of people usually teaches me a lot.
I feel a little different and much more positive :D

I hope you'll notice a change in the art as well, hopefully an improvement :D

Anyway it's good to be home and I hope you guys are excited for new art! =P
Here's something I just finished based off of a daydream my wife had: The Wind Swimmer by LuigiL

Thank you all for the kind words and support, I really appreciate it :D

Your pal,

:iconluigil:
Luigi
Hey everyone!

I just thought I'd mention that for a little while, maybe a couple of weeks, I'll be out of the country visiting friends and family in Japan :D
During that time I wont be able to submit regular art. Sorry about that, but hopefully I'll come back with some sketches to show you all!

Until then I hope you'll take a look at my personal project for a 3D platformer (if you haven't already =P )
Here's a link to the Project's Gallery: luigil.deviantart.com/gallery/…

Also, for those following the progress, I just finished the 9th page for Leo's Basics Leo's Basics Page 9 by LuigiL
I will go into detail on Leo's House rooms also some of the things you can do in and around Leo's House on a future page.

The next submission for Leo's Forest will introduce a new character and further expand the plot a little bit more!
I've been waiting to reveal this character for some time now and I'll be ready to show you guys when I get back! :D

Feel free to contact me in any way you'd like either on here, any of the sites I manage, or by e-mail :D
I'll more than likely still have internet access and I'll do my best to stay in touch =P

Anyway everyone, please be safe while I'm away!
Keep on imagining! You guys are the greatest!

Your pal,
:iconluigil:
Luigi

Leo's Forest DA Account (Watch?) leosforest.deviantart.com/
Facebook (Like?) www.facebook.com/LeosForest
Twitter (Follow?) twitter.com/Hello_Luigi
Hey there everyone!! :D

I'm gonna start tweeting now haha! Here's a link to my twitter page thing: twitter.com/Hello_Luigi
I'll be posting random thoughts and of couse artwork too!

I hope to see you guys there! :D

You guys are awesome!

Your pal,
:iconluigil:
Hey all of you wonderful people!!

I just wanted to thank you all for the support and kind words you've given me on Leo's Forest.
I am very happy and humbled by all of your kindness and encouragement!

It makes me more motivated and inspired to continue when I read your comments and receive your fantastic messages!
Every favorite and every view is greatly appreciated! Thank you all very very much!

Also, I wanted to thank you guys for imagining Leo's Forest with me!
All of your ideas and thoughts are very inspiring and wonderful to read! :D

I have another small favor to ask of you guys.
I want the whole world to one day explore Leo's Forest and you guys can help!
It would mean a lot to me if you could in any way share some of Leo's Forest with the world.

If you use Facebook, I would really appreciate it if you liked the page and maybe even shared it with a friend?
Facebook Page: Facebook.com/LeosForest

I have also have tumblr page for Leo's Forest if you prefer tumblr :D
Tumblr: leosforest.tumblr.com/

Spreading awareness here on DeviantART is also very much appreciated!

I'm going to do my best to make Leo's Forest every bit as magical as it is in your imaginations!
Thanks again everyone!

Your friend,
:iconluigil:
Luigi
Hi everyone!

I just wanted to ask you guys a small favor, it's pretty easy and wont take up much time, in fact you can do this right now wherever you are! :D

First let me say that I believe that when we focus on something passionately and with a strong motivation, that thing manifests itself into reality much faster!
I have witnessed this in my life and in the lives of others, when we use our mind and imagination, we attract that which we most give our attention to.

That being said, I was hoping we could try an experiment.
I am really happy with the response you guys have had to Leo's Forest! It's given me more motivation and energy to continue working on it!
These feelings you have for Leo's Forest are very strong, and could possibly bring Leo's Forest into our reality!

****Here's the request*****

If you can, whenever you have some free time, imagine playing Leo's Forest in your mind! (it doesn't have to be exactly the way I've been illustrating it)
Imagine exploring Leo's Forest and finding secrets, using items, meeting Olin! things like that. Do anything you'd like in Leo's Forest!

I feel that if we imagine these things our collective thoughts will manifest Leo's Forest!

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I will be doing my very best to make this game so that we can all play together, but I also need your imagination power and support to help make Leo's Forest a reality! :D

I'll be introducing enemy characters and combat mechanics in the next page! After that I'll work on other characters like Leo's parents and how they play a role in Leo's Forest.
I'll also need to do some story illustrations so you guys can get a feeling of the plot :D

Ok, I hope this wasn't too much to read or ask for. thank you guys for all the support, kind words, advice and encouragement! I really appreciate all of you!
Let's imagine Leo's Forest together!!

Your friend,
:iconluigil:
Luigi
Hey there everyone!

I've officially launched Leo's Forest! Yaaay!! :D
I thought it would be nice to fix up an invite illustration: Let's go to Leo's Forest! by LuigiL

Here are some links for ya just in case you want to head on over there right away:

Main sites
Deviantart: LeosForest.Deviantart.com/
Facebook Page: Facebook.com/leosforest/

Secondary sites
Tumblr: leosforest.tumblr.com/
Blog: leosforest.blogspot.com/

Well guys this is it :D
I'm gonna take this project as far as I can! I hope you guys will join me on this new adventure! :D

Thank you everyone for always supporting me!
You guys are the greatest!!

:iconluigil:
  • Listening to: The Universe
Hey there everyone!

So I just finished this sneak preview of my personal project: Leo's Forest by LuigiL

Leo's Forest is my concept for a 3D platformer with new fun innovations!
I'll be providing links to sites with more information on Leo's Forest on August 31st.
I need the time to prepare =P

I hope you guys like it!
As far as graphics go, I imagine them being more like a pixar movie, but for the concept of the game I'll be illustrating this way :D

My plan is to hopefully get people interested enough with the game mechanics and the look of the concept to support the project :)
I'll be illustrating every aspect of the game that I can, like Leo's moveset, collectables, characters, story, enemies, levels and game mechanics :D :D

Anyway, I hope you guys are as excited as I am! =P

I can't wait to show you More of Leo's Forest!

Your pal,

:iconluigil:
Luigi