Friday, July 8, 2011

A little upbeat

Okay.. so today's been another general wash of things.
Got up late (have to curb that something immediately)...barely doodled or drew anything.. made a late dinner, been ingesting caffeine all day.. I need to detox it a bit, start back on the water more, less Coke.
But I loves me some Coke.. or Dr.Pepper.

Still, healthier choices gotta be made.
The roommate & I've agreed that, instead of buying our fruit on the monthly grocery-run, she'll pick up whatever weekly-deal's being offered at the grocery store.. we'll buy less at-once, which means less food-spoilage.. and maybe get a bit more diversity in our fruit-intake.

Apparently, dancing is a great cardio exercise, disguised as fun... well, fun if you like to dance.
And I don't mean `go to the club, grind on some stranger, have a few drinks, call it a night` kind of dance.
I mean salsa dancing, ballroom, some of them classic dances... which I wouldn't mind trying, given the proper company.

So, while listening to some more upbeat music, I randomly doodled out this girl, dancing to the music, probably safely behind the curtains of the kitchen-window and a sink-full of dishes...image in my head, anyhow.

Also, I've recently joined the Google+ thing.. under my more commonly known alias of SeirX.
It seems like it's what facebook was  *supposed* to be - fairly intuitive, social on a level of life-imitations.. social-circle of friends, of family, of business acquaintances, of others who share similiar interests.. not like crackbook's everybody-gets-the-same-view-of-you thing-depending-on-permissions. (granted, I haven't been on crackbook in months, so that might've changed).
It might sound similar, but that's where the similarity ends.. because even the folks in whatever social-circle you're sharing something with.. not all of the has to receive whatever you're putting out there, if I've understood thing program correctly.
Anyhow.. it's something differently-similar, if that makes sense.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Quick works from Twitter

Okay.. so I started to doodle something out..and it was turning out kind of okay, I could see some areas I'd have to redraw and re-proportion and such..decided I wanted to do something outside of my own imagination.

Hello Twitter!
Took some random words from a few tweets and conglomerated it into this super-quick sketch of an unholy mess: A Cosmic Panda that cannot Sleep because a Dragonfrog doesn't know how to Cook.

Come to think of it.. a lot of people don't know how to cook.
Sure, they can order pizza, or make anything `instant` or pre-prepared.. but when's the last time you actually made a roast, diced the onions, chopped the taters, peeled the carrots and seasoned the meat?
Or, better yet.. killed the chicken, plucked it, disemboweled & cleaned it, then seasoned & cooked it?

I've done all that. And what did I make for dinner tonight?
Wieners & beans.. with some diced carrot tossed in. The cooked carrot altered the beans' flavour a little.. a nice little touch, but not something I'd want all the time.
Oddly enough, I hated wieners & beans as a kid. ...not my favourite now, but I'll eat it.
Instead of buttered toast, I put some cheese on a pita & let the beans' heat melt the cheese, then had-at it.. not too shabby.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Bit of a hiatus?

Okay.. so I haven't really posted anything in a few days.
...though my mind's trying to tell my I *did* post something a couple days ago.. regardless, even a one-day miss is too much for something that's supposed to be everyday.

So, I just spent roughly 3 & 1/2 hours from concept to restructure after some friendly advice from the amazing Kevin Mellon via twitter & twitpic. I knew I had something wrong.. had a bit of a time pinning it down to what.. turns out it was a couple things, with one big thing. Ouch. Thought I was better than this.. but hey, we all gots room to grow..and I keep learning (that hard way) that the moment I think I know something or am at a certain level, I don't know jack and get knocked down a few levels.

Anyhow.. time for some labour-of-love.. Batgirl surprising Harley Quinn:
Finished Piece:

Initial quick-rough works:
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