I'm Jochem Courtens, I'm 28 years old, born on December 29th, 1984.
Most of the stuff I like can already be read below on Devious Info.
I occasionally draw.
Usually it's Stitch, or something related to it.
I only draw when I feel like it, and when I have an idea that might look cool to make.
So, I don't do any request, art trade or comissions.
I first used paper to draw on, and colored it in the computer, and nowadays I use the computer entirally to make drawings.
I'm a Stitch fan, I'm sure you probably already notice that...
I like anything Disney.
Well, maybe not everything, Disney probably also has something I don't like, but that's probably minor stuff.
I'm very fascinated by animation, even though, I never animate myself, nor studied it, but I'm always fascinated how a drawn character comes to live, I always like to watch cartoons, and sometimes think/imagin in how much work is done in this.
I'm also fascinated in Voice Over acting.
How one person alone can play many different characters.
Mell Blanc, Don Messick, Frank Welker, Rob Paulsen, Jeff Bennett and many, many others that are well known voice actors, lol, well, well known to those that are interested in that kinda stuff.
I think it's cool to speak with a voice that's so good and so different from your normal voice, that people never recognise who's voice it is, unless you recognise a certain tone in his voice that gives it away, or read about who did the voice in the credits.
Sometimes I'm surprised if I find out about who's voice it is.
Sometimes I like to guess, I listen carefully, and try to pick something up, and just guess who it is, then I'm like: "That sounds a lot like Jim Cummings'voice, or Jeff Bennett's, or Frank Welker's, although, Frank usually does sound effects for animals, so I usually recognise his voice if he plays a bull."
Then I'm checking info on it somewhere to see if I was right or wrong.
"Aha! I knew it!" is usually what I say if I find out I was right.
Since I'm fascinated with Voice over stuff, you can kinda guess that I'm doing voices, too.
Terrible in acting, though. XD
The Voices I can do very well are:
Stitch & Donald Duck.
Stitch is probably the easiest to do.
I can also do that high pitch laughter of Stitch.
Donald Duck is a bit harder, takes a bit of practise, a lot, because I'm practising on it for like 3 years I think, and I still haven't got it that right, yet, but I can talk much better with it now, and also sometimes sing songs with it.
Songs that are kinda easy to keep up with it, because very fast songs will just let me trip over my tongue sorta speak. XD
It's fun to do this voice, because everyone recognise who it is when I use it, and it's also not a very easy voice to do.
Practising on it can be a pain, not the practising itself, but because you rather have some privacy when you do, because you feel kinda emberrased if you try practising with it, if people are close by.
And in the beginning it sounds bad, ofcourse, and you rather hope no one hears you doing it.
Now I can do it very well, not perfect, it's not like how Clearence Nash did it, or nowadays Tony Anselmo, but I got the sound of it right, and speak with it better these days, which is good enough for now, but I hope I improve on it a bit more.
Voices I practise on:
I'm practising on Goofy.
Meh, I try, but my own voice ain't the right stuff for this.
This is something I started practicing a few months ago.
I kinda can get the right tone, but there is still something there that wont let me stick it to stay on that tone.
I need to practise more.
Ocelot from Metal Gear Solid series.
Well, the old version that is, not Young Ocelot.
When trying to do his voice in the beginning, his voice is very roughly, you can kinda imagin that my throat hurts after doing his voice.
Now I don't have that much of a problem anymore nowadays, I guess practising a lot in rough voices, will help getting the throat used to it.
I can do the same roughness as Ocelot, but the tone in his voice is something I'm close to it, but not exactly on it.
A character from Ren & Stimpy, he's the old confused man in which body parts fall off from him, and he usually speaks with no sense at all.
I kinda can do his voice, but on certain parts it just doesn't sound naturally.
I can kinda get the right tone and roughness of him, but it just doesn't sound naturally, meaning it just doesn't sound like it's as if it's my own voice, it sounds like someone is trying to hardly to speak like him.
Hey, atleast I'm honest about it.
The rest are just random voices in which I don't think it belongs to any character.
Usually I have the habit to automatically sound like Stitch when trying something. XD
This is all fun and well do to, but it would be more fun If I could use these voices to be placed on a video, kinda like the ones on YouTube, where people do their voices over a certain cartoon or game.
I think it's fun to do things like that.
I never done that before, but it looks like fun.
Wish I knew how to do that, then my YouTube account would be of great use for once. XD
Color codes of Stitch when I color in a Stitch Drawing with The Gimp. (Might still be experimental for getting the right colors.)
4579a4 = Blue Color for Stitch.
495e79 = Alternative Blue Color Stitch
76b5cc = Green Color for Stitch
a48bb4 = Pink color for Stitch's ears.
aa88a1 = Alternative Pink color for Ears.
595694 = Color for Stitch's nose
113561 = Color for Stitch's Nails.
dc809c = Color of Stitch's Tongue.
3d4a6a = Color of Stitch's Back design
Well, that's it for now, that's all I can think of.
Current Residence: The Netherlands.
Favourite genre of music: Soundtracks from movies, or videogames, any kind of music you don't hear on the radio every day
Favourite cartoon character: Stitch (naturally ) Toothless The Dragon A.K.A Night Fury, The Joker, Mr. Kat, Scrat.