Saturday, December 11, 2010

Another Saturday Night

and there's no artwork again. Well, nothing I've painted or drawn up, though you could argue I pieced it together with a 3D character generator.

Really, it's an old heroine I had whipped up as a toon to test some ideas in City of Heroes.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Early Friday Post

WOW! How the froozleberries did that happen?

Well, it happened. huzzah.
Still watching Lar deSouza do his awesome that he does.

You met Conspiracy Corn from The Plot yesterday.... time to meet one of the people he has paranoid conspiracies about : Don Broccoli.

Dedicated to Lar deSouza, because he's just freakin awesome people.

He'll make you an offer you really shouldn't refuse.
Because you don't mess with the Broccoli.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

The Plot: Conspiracy Corn

Okay, something new.. a sneak-peek, if you will.

I've had some sstuff rattling around my head for a while, sketched some of them out..and now I'm adding to it.. fleshing it out even more.

The Plot: a world of anthropomorphic produce. Produce Police are kind of like who SWAT would call in when they can't deal with what's going down. Fridgers are like cops.. and if someone's been `put in the bin`, they've been incarcerated. To be composted, is to be killed, and all sorts of other fruit&veggie stuff tossed in for fun & giggles.

I've got some main players, major characters, side dishes(hee hee) and other critters... the writing is the hard part.. because I don't really write..I just think of stuff, sketch it out, and let it grow in my head.
Inside my noggin is a world, almost in full-swing, of these guys.
You know how Star Wars, Star Trek, Babylon 5, X-men, Farscape & such have their own thriving worlds?
So does The Plot. Only difference is, it's all in my head, not in comic, movie, tv or other-format.

So, to start off, I give you, Conspiracy Corn.
more to follow,

Praise be to the Farmer Above,
Thankful for the Fertilizer,
Keep us from Composting,
and Stay outta the Crisper.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

If Batman was Santa....

..and liked brighter colours.. I think his sleigh might look kind of like this:

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Well, something like that.

I've never really been fond of holidays, or anything where you're forced to put on a smile and be nice and all the things that we should just generally be if only we could...or something like that.

Has anyone ever seen Wolverine fighting the Snowmen? How about zombie-snowmen?

Well now you have.
Enjoy ^_^

Monday, December 6, 2010

It never rains...

...but it pours. Torrentially it seems.

If you've been reading along, you might recall I had mentioned how I seem to have averaged approximately 1 interview per month for each month since I've graduated.
Well, I think that number is about to go UP.

I had an interview today, and, I think it went well. Whenever I'm given `homework`, I tend to think it went well. But I have to be careful.. I've had offers of employment that included some pre-actual-job-offer "homework", and the job disappeared into the ether. Some of them would've been great fun, amazing skill-enhancement work, and just plain good to do. Wish they had panned out, but such didn't happen, and what are you going to do?
Head down, eyes up, shoulder to the plow, and keep pushin, that's what.

I spent roughly 6 years being asked `What's your passion? What do you want do with your life?` before a musician who got some work in the eatery I was working at flipped the switch for me.
What's your passion in life? he asked. I told him I didn't have any 'passion in life'.. What is that thing, or if you're like me, things that if you could no longer do or enjoy, life would take a serious nosedive into WorthlessLand for you? ... now THAT was a rephrasing I could understand. For me? Music and Art.
Don't be surprised if you don't have an answer right away. It took roughy 6 years, and a complete stranger to rephrase the question before I could grasp what it was.

Doing what you love for a (decent! [they never mention that part]) living is often called `living the dream`.
Screw that noise! You always wake up from dreams. Always.

Let's get realistic for a moment, because less than half of a half of a percent `live the dream`.
SO.. if you're doing something you enjoy, that pays your bills and puts food in your fridge (plus some fun-money-that's important too), you're essentially head & shoulders above the rest of the working-world.
If you get into a line of work that feeds your passion, you're flying now. Nobody can deny that the people who are passionate in their work get noticed. They also tend to do amazing things that others in their field wonder how they managed to do.

So.. what's your passion?

Here's some simple pastel complimentary/contrasting (something about pastels seems make them appear more complimentary..weird) pieces. Nothing fancy, all simple. All done within a 40-minute time period, including this writing. Originally I was working on doing a bizarro-coloured forest walkway...then changed my mind.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Suckage of Sunday

So..yeah. Normally I just kind of relax, if I can, and take the day slow and try to just enjoy it without being bored. (I get bored easily, which is not a good thing).

Got a last-minute-offer to head out and get some laundry done for free (yay! I haven't been to the laundromat in roughly 6 weeks. Saved over 60$ so far in laundry-expenses.)
But this also means no real artwork gets done.
So, while watching the season-finale of The Walking Dead (a perk of doing laundry at my roomy's friend's place is tv..and AMC, no less), I quick-did some sketch work of some more Nightcrawler.

I had the fore-sight to bring my Wacom Bamboo Fun tablet with me..but I don't have the room in a recliner to get everything working well. A by-product of trying to get things to fit and work, is that I learned that if I put my tablet over the in-laid keyboard of my laptop, it really messes up the stylus-tracking..either the receiver, the transponder, or both.

Anyhow.. here we go. A lil colour added, and some more Nightcrawler.
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