New CFC: Insomnia + Caffeine Addiction
Creative Freedom was the other half of my comic making-ness thing. Sorta autobio, mostly just a place to play around and make dumb jokes that don’t fit in Defenders of the Gene
Didn’t like the switch to Timeline, so I ignored the cover photo for as long as I could. Finally caved yesterday and made up a collage of my work. It works well enough I suppose.
Credit to TheJiggyMonster for the template. http://fav.me/d4kby49
My friend Souzou made these when experimenting with tea, ink, and cans of compressed air.
The originals are each a 11x15 on watercolor (or bristol) paper. They were hung up in a restaurant and offered for sale, but no one bought them. I assume because everyone who ate there was blind.
Souzou’s expressed interest in entertaining bids on the original art and possibly offering prints. Please, if you find these as beautiful as I do, reblog this and show off her talents! Send her asks - hit up her DeviantArt, check out the website I built for her - and share!
If you’re interested in bidding on the originals (and be warned we’re talking in the hundreds — these are full sized traditional media watercolor paintings) OR interested in maybe buying some prints of any of these — PLEASE send asks to Souzou or hit her up on Deviant!
We’ve gotta let her know how awesome these are!
I am… so flattered right now :3
These are pretty great. How could I not reblog it
This is a tutorial I’ve written two years ago. I still see a lot of people having problems with hand pains while using a tablet so I thought I might post in on tumblr where it should get to more people than on my LJ. If you use tablet you might want to look at it, if your…
As far as angle of the pen goes I found that I set the tablet at an angle on the sliding keyboard drawer. It helps make it more like an adjustable drawing table and let me relieve a good amount of my arms aches.
One more WIP shot. Finished Banjo and did kazooie this morning. Now I just have to do the background, which I thought the sketch of it was on when I saved the screencap, but apparently not. Whatever, you’ll see it eventually. Oh! And I figured out a decent way to do the fur but keep the psuedo boxy Banjo body. Lots of hair brush smudge.
Little more done. Grunty should be finished, started on Banjo now. Not sure how I want to do his fur. I’m thinking of forgoing the furry part, just make him rounded boxes like he was in the game. More to come.
this is a real man
This is the greatest. I love this whole show. I am apparently a million years old.
Trying to get some art done each day. Not a New Year resolution, but I realized I was slacking too much that way. Trying something new with the rendering style. Wonder if I can finish up the figures before work in a while. It’s not til tomorrow afternoon, but with dumb bird and bear that could be too soon.
A really interesting read comparing this much cheaper Yiynova to the Cintiq, especially if you’re like me and have been scraping pennies hoping to afford a Cintiq one day. I’m not sold yet, I’d like to find one in person to test out myself before making a decision since I’m so attached to Wacom products already, but it’s definitely helpful and this review has swayed my opinions a little.
The lack of hotkeys is upsetting, but it would be easy enough to retrain myself to using the keyboard for that. That would honestly be more efficient. With the difference in cost, I could save and get a mount for the monitor. I’ll definitely keep this in mind for the future.
Hmm, I’m still very happy with my Intuos4, but perhaps with a new or secondary computer I’ll come back to this. No hot keys doesn’t matter, I’ve never used the ones on my Wacoms. Very cool