Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Painting with Goro Live "Autumn"

I usually reserve the live streams for my $9+ patreon supporters but since Christmas is near I thought it would be cool to do a Year End Special public live stream for everyone. The high resolution photoshop file together with the brushes and wallpapers for mobile devices are available on Patreon here.

Hope you enjoy!

patreon: www.patreon.com/goro

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Worlds in Worlds

Here is another Quill piece I created over the course of 4 days. I call it "Worlds in Worlds". When Inigo Quilez created Quill, he claimed that it would have an infinite canvas....
Now what happens if you give an artist an infinite canvas? Of course he is going to use it right? I had to put it to the test. What if there was a world within a world within a world within a world....
By zooming in and out of the worlds I created, I blew my own mind. I could not comprehend how this was possible. This tool is just limitless! Again you have to experience this in VR to be able to fully appreciate it. But here is a little demo video of "Worlds in Worlds"! Enjoy!


We are launching the Oculus Touch controllers today! And together with the hardware launch we are also launching a lot of exciting software.

I've been with Oculus Story Studio for almost two years now. We did a lot of discoveries during this time and every project we tackle is extremely exciting as we always step into the unknown trying to find new ways to tell stories in VR. During these two years I got my mind blown multiple times. Moments like when I first held the gameboy in my hands where my mind could not process the awesomeness I was experiencing. And "Quill" was one of those moments. During our annual 2day hackathon my friend and coworker Inigo Quilez came up with a prototype for a VR painting tool that later on became Quill, the key software that was used for our upcoming project "Dear Angelica" directed by Saschka Unseld. Inigo let me try it and my jaw dropped to the floor. This was the first time I was able to paint strokes in 3D space. Being able to paint freely in 3D and walk around my painting was a magical moment for me. I knew that Inigo was on to something big here. Immediately we started exchanging thoughts and features that could be added. And soon using Quill, I brought my fellow robot CU-02 to life.

I created CU-02 in 2004 CU stands for cooking unit. He is a cooking robot and works at a restaurant. But since he is one of the first models on the market he has a malfunction and falls in love with a stray cat and leaves the kitchen. (You can read more about him here) Since then I have been sending him to numerous places in the world. He has been co-existing with me in a parallel universe but it never crossed my mind that I could ever meet him in person. Until Inigo wrote "Quill" and suddenly our worlds meet. This is the piece where we first ran into each other. I painted myself an umbrella and was standing next to him just enjoying his presence....one of those moments I will remember forever.
Thank you Inigo Quilez for making this possible!

A year has past and here we are releasing Quill to the public. Quill opens a door to a new art form that never existed before. I cannot wait to see what the world will create using Quill. Yes I'm looking at you Pascal Campion!
I have a lot of Quill art that I will share with you guys in the upcoming weeks so stay tuned!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Art VR - introducing Quill & Medium

At Ocuulus Connect 3 I did a presentation about two exiting creation tools called Quill and Medium made by Oculus.
Quill is a VR Sketching/Painting Tool and Medium is a VR sculpting tool both using the oculus touch controllers that will be released December 6th this year.
This is seriously awesome stuff. I've never been so excited about technology. It's worth getting the Rift with touch just for these tools. Check it out!

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Henry wins Emmy!

YES! Henry the VR experience I art directed becomes the first original VR experience winning an Emmy!
So proud to be part of this amazing team at Oculus Story Studio! We came a long way since last year starting with a small group of people exploring this new medium called Virtual Reality. There is so much more we are working on and I cannot wait to share it with the world!
Congrats to the whole Oculus Story Studio team!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Painting Live Stream Sneak Peek

Today I did my second live painting stream on Patreon. This is a sneak peek of the live stream.
If you become a $9+ backer you'll be able to join my monthly live painting stream together with lots of other rewards such as high resolution wallpapers, original photoshop files, brushes used for each piece and much more. Become my patron at patreon.com/goro

Painting Live Stream Sneak Peek from Goro Fujita on Vimeo.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Live Painting Session 1

Tomorrow is my first live painting session.
To become my patron follow this link.

If you are already a supporter, here is the direct link to the stream.

Monday, May 30, 2016

One month down!

This was one busy first moth. Thank you all so much for your support! It has been great. There will be much more exciting coming up next month so stay tuned and support me at www.patreon.com/goro

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Launching my Patreon!

Hi everyone! Big News!
I’m super excited to announce that I joined Patreon! If you become my patron you can receive rewards for a small contribution starting at $1/month. At Patreon you can change or cancel your pledge at any time. The rewards range from high resolution wallpapers, photoshop brushes to layered photoshop files all the way to signed fine art prints dependent on your pledge amount. The moment I reach $300 a month I’ll be hosting a LIVE Q&A broadcast event exclusively for my patrons with more stretch goals to come. Go to https://www.patreon.com/goro and become my Patron! ‪#‎patreon‬

Sunday, May 01, 2016

Procreate Artist Series

Since Procreate first came out it remained my number one choice for painting on an iPad or iPhone. I'm honored that they selected me for their artist series.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Oculus Rift is shipping!

Today we started shipping the Oculus Rift. It's a huge milestone for the future of entertainment. When I first saw Oculus Story Studio's "Lost" I was convinced that VR (virtual reality) is going to be the new form of entertainment that everyone will be enjoying at home or in arcades in the near future. I'm so grateful to be part of Story Studio and this exciting time. There is so much to explore about this new medium and it will open countless new doors not only for gaming but for all sorts of entertainment and social media. It will change the way we interact with each other.
I haven't been this excited about technology since I first held the GameBoy in my hands. There is so much more we are cooking at the studio that I can not wait to share with the world soon!

I'm telling my future self, "You are living in the "good old days". Appreciate it and enjoy!"