Friday, October 28, 2011
I've been listening to a lot of Burial lately. His music is incredible, like cries from the human soul. Doing some concept drawings as well for a game I'm making, but I can't show it because of NDAs. Boo... Anyway, things aren't great at the moment. But I'm trying to keep the chin up, stay positive and march ahead.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Still trying to learn how to paint. Fucking failing hard. I did this painting twice over. The first was with the hard round brush. An Anon on /ic/ gave me some feedback about gesture and brush economy, so I tried again. The second is much looser and still shitty, but came together quicker with more strength than the first, which took 2/3 evenings of just pushing to get that far in terms of initial layout. Buh :(
Sunday, October 9, 2011
My girlfriend works at a 5 star hotel and among her other duties, she volunteered to do arts n' crafts classes with the bastard offspring of people with more money than sense. Pic related, yo.
She's set up a Roller Derby team in Kilkenny - the first! Don't know what Roller Derby is? Basically it's an all woman contact sport from the 50's. Two teams on roller skates battle it out around a rink trying to score points. Back then it was conducted as entertainment sport, a bit like the opera of pro wrestling. Games were fixed, back stories made up, etc. Nowadays, thanks to the 3rd wave of Feminism, they're really in it to win; teams of women kicking the almighty crap out of each other, dressed usually in alternative clothing with evil sounding names, cuts and bruises. Yeah...
A friend of mine was telling us strange confessions recently, and she mentioned that in order to help herself sleep at night, she tells herself a story. In it she's a supernatural hero, wearing a child's fox mask, dressed in a black turtleneck and jeans, righting the wrongs of the world. I did this over lunch. I couldn't help myself.
I was designing this alien species that have alopecia universalis. Completely hairless. So they cultivate flora all over their heads, like people style their hair. The more luscious and exotic your garden head is, the wealthier or better provider they perceive you to be.
Cowboy that looks a bit gay..