I’m Joakim, whose two primariy aspirations are to become a character/creature artist and the go-to mocap guy and animation consultant for armed combat. In all honesty I don’t even know if there’s a title for it, or if the indsutry calls for it. But I firmly believe that melee-combat systems and choreography and could be greatly improved by increasing the general literacy and understanding of the historical practises of armed arts.
Aside from fighting with sticks I’m passionate about anatomy, character, game design and weaving it all together. I’ve spent the past 6 or so years learning stuff from various online instututions such as Digital Tutors, New Masters Academy, Youtube and CGS-classes.
That’s probably the longest Tinder bio I’ve ever written, and hopefully some of you guys will swipe right on me!
I hope we’ll all get to know eachother better, and eventually collaborate and host some get-togethers and art-talks on Discord or similar!
For those interested in finding out what historical research on fencing might look like, I’ll throw in a link below to the most popular page with collections of texts and images on the topic: