Flight to Charlotte. Flight to Detroit. Ride to Toledo, and here we are. I came up here to help my girlfriend make the drive back to Nashville with her new car, so of course Mother Nature decides to go all winter madness on Kentucky and Tennessee. This should be a fun trip…
d[-.-]b o O (Black Sheep by Metric)
I have a few more sketches in the book. Really, my main concern is being able to draw the characters quickly. I know that if it takes me two hours to finish one character completely, a full strip will take all day! I definitely need to get quicker before I get any real traction in this whole hobby. Luckily, the speed has been coming as I get more familiar with the tools. That, and I am getting closer to what I like the sketches to look like. Not perfect by a large margin, but it’s still fun to practice!
d[-.-]b o O (Paranoid Android by Radiohead)
Oh, yeah. I almost forgot. New Year’s? Almost killed us all. It was definitely grandiose, and I’m glad the party went like it did! But, for the sheer sake of my stomach, never again, Power Hour. Never again. Although, New Year’s Eve morning and afternoon, before the party craziness, it was all about preparation. Preparation for what, you may ask? Oh, none other than the ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE! Let’s just say that in the event of an outbreak, we now know that my weapon of choice is a .357 magnum revolver. Cheers, folks!
Greetings! It’s been a while but with good reason. With the holidays, I’ve been a bit all over the place. One thing that’s been taking quite a bit of mine time happens to be the Genius MousePen 8×6 that I mentioned before! It’s definitely been a learning experience, but I love it. I’m trying to get used to the software I’m using to draw in, as well as the learning curve for the peripheral itself. That being said, the MousePen has been really easy to get acquainted with. I really couldn’t have ask for a more fun, special gift.
d[-.-]b o O (Kids by MGMT)
CR-48? Sadly, I have not received one. I’m pretty much ready to say this opportunity is in others’ hands. If you’ve been lucky enough to be selected for Google’s dabble in netbook OS with ChromeOS, let me know what you think! Wired gave CR-48 a “5” rating, which means it is “recommended with reservations” according to their quick rubric o’ratings. (Full article from them in the link.)
d[-.-]b o O (Bandages by Hot Hot Heat)
A friend of mine and his co-workers/fellow-grad-students have gotten on a Do-It-Yourself kick lately. Namely, they’ve worked very hard on a few submissions to a website called Instructables, which aims to provide users step-by-step guides on how to make interesting, useful or otherwise weird projects come to life. Two of the projects include making your own steampunk-esque potion bottles as well as making a legitimate, functioning third-person view rig! The latter has actually gotten some fairly heavy steam on the intertubes, hitting Gizmodo, Engadget and several other popular tech blogs and sites! (Not to mention my friend’s YouTube channel blowing up so rapidly that he is now receiving emails from YouTube asking him to setup AdSense and put adverts across the channel for profit!) I’ve included links to fly you all around regarding those projects, but keep in mind that they’ve submitted these for a reason! Instructables has a contest (sponsored by Craftsman) going on. Voting is over, however I’m sure they would love some positive comment love! Registering to comment on Instructables is easy and free, so give those guys some feedback! They worked pretty hard on those how-to guides. Also, if you decide to check out the Gizmodo/Engadget posts, keep in mind that the video featured on those blog posts was chosen by the author of those particular sites. That being said, they picked essentially the most boring videos of the lot. If you want to see how the third-person feed actually looks, check out the YouTube channel link or the Instructables site link. Enjoy!
d[-.-]b o O (All of the Ways by Interpol)
Ready to get a chuckle? Here’s a sketch I worked on earlier while I was truly showing off my nerd-dom. (I was watching a web comic artist that I’m a fan of broadcast a live D&D session he was in while I had Fellowship of the Ring on the TV as ambiance. Yeah. Geek cred.) Mainly, I was trying to get down the concept of sketching on one layer, then moving to a solid outline layer and then moving to a colour layer. Of course, there are more than just those three, but that was the drive behind the project originally. Feedback is always welcome, but I’m mainly just kicking around my new toy and figured I’d post something from it! 😀 Anyway, nice to post again after mini-vacation! Feel free to “Like,” comment and share!