Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Before and After!

I'm actually pretty peeved because I think my Wacom tablet's pen is slowly dying. As I fought the pen, trying to make it write only while the nib was pressed to the tablet (and not up in the air) I growled and cursed up a regular storm. Below are the results. I like the colors fairly well at the moment, and just need to clean up the trees I think. And...here we go!

Before:



After:



I'm reading Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way right now, and feel like it's really helping me recuperate artistically. I sort of need direction, and the book is awfully *nice* - nothing completely out of left field...it kind of rings like a conversation I've had before but forgot somehow along the way. Resonant like remembering things, I suppose. I'm going to start doing morning pages tomorrow, and hopefully progress from there to other activities.

And you know what? I really want to be a writer. And...I already am. :)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I'd Buy That For a Dollar



Here's a nifty site that lets you generate whatever message you want on a church sign board! And if you like your cleverness terribly well, you can buy your image on a little magnet for a dollar (and ninety five cents). I haven't gone so far as to purchase a magnet from them, but that's due more to a wealth of possibilities on my part than any lack in shiny-shiny from them.

And no, the mice don't really love you - they just love to lick things.

Monday, March 23, 2009

My Current Preoccupation

Warcraft...writing...let's combine two of my favourite "W" things-to-do and voila! A World of Warcraft Writing Contest! The prizes aren't really my kind of bait: although I would definitely be excited to meet the Blizzard writing staff, I'm not sure what I would do exactly with a giant sword replica. Perhaps I would impress my new neighbors with my ability to garden with an oversized relic from the fantastic realm of Northrend? More likely I would get drunk and wave it about wildly in the perfect solitude of my living room, hoping to avoid any permanent scratching on the wall plaster - but I'm getting ahead of myself.

Story time! Oooh la la, let's write something fun, kiddies!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

You Know What You Need?



I love that question. It's so rife with possibilities! "You know what you need?" A lime green waffle iron? A leatherette collection of classical literature from Spain? A bicycle with a dildo seat?

Alas, the real answers are usually quite mundane: a Philips head screwdriver, a new light bulb, an oil filter. Fie on you, mundanity (not a word)! Double fie!

The above image includes some flora I'm working on painting for my final - which has been delayed (due to a hard drive nosedive) for a few days. Mmmm...painting stuff in Photoshop...I'll post the trees when I make 'em look pretty, too. I drew those trees with my fave mechanical pencils, the good ole Papermate Sharpwriter - plebian and friendly through its hearty plastic soul.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Something Green...


Here's something to prevent the omniscient pinching of my blog...I've been using pics like this in my project for textures n' stuff, and I really love this one in particular, although I don't think it'll get into my final film.

Happy St. Patty's Day!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Everyone I Draw Looks Like Me



I don't know if that statement is entirely true, but I do tend to draw a lot of strawberry blonde chicks with overly large peepers. My final is on Wednesday, which means that this image will become one part of a vainglorious whole including: decay! houses! rampant tearful orbs raising their orisons to the heavens and hells!

Which in turn means more content for this blog - goody goody!

Personal: I am stressed due to finals and apartment hunting (I need to be out of my old place by the end of the month), and am therefore napping a lot, much to my personal dissatisfaction. Despite this narcoleptic stress release factor, I am actually progressing very rapidly on this project. Magic eight ball sez: done on time! Go go magic eight ball!