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This is just like my tumblr, except with more words.

Monday, January 30, 2012

And now for something completely different...


They are. Bloody hands too. Regular hands are the opposite of fun times though.
Probably should have planned the background better, but there's always point where I get sick of looking at tiny hands, and I reached it before I could do something interesting with the background.

Here's a close up of guts:

The image is pretty big, but I probably need to work zoomed in more. That texturey effect is actually just my brush because I work zoomed out all the time, and when zoomed in, it looks like van gogh gone horribly wrong. Although the man did cut off his own ear, so I'm not sure how much wronger you can go.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

sketch carnival round-up 2

Including the most amazing thing I have ever, and will ever draw. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you,


Oh, there's also some other drawings, but really, after the skullcycle I think I'm done with art. Maybe I'll go into carpentry or something.
You should go look at the sketchbook carnival more. It has things in it, including the glorious skullcycle. You can never get too much skullcycle.

Lot of skull this week. This makes it a much better week than other less skullful weeks. Yes that is a word.

skullful /ˈskəlfəl/
Adjective: Full of skull.




Skeletal thorsday!

Going to the sword and dagger party!

A hastily made point about megaman!

Thursday, January 26, 2012


It is thorsday.
That means vikings.
These are not vikings, but they are burly dudes with no shirts on and ugly faces, which is already way more viking than most things. Except those cast iron little black teapots. For some inexplicable reason, those exude a powerful air of vikingness. I was pouring my tea this morning and I could hear the distant echo of a thousand nordic men shouting in unison and the clang of steel on steel.
Although that might just have been the neighbor waking up. He's one noisy dude.

Reference from Marcus Ranum who takes neat pictures of people in various states of undress.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

sketch carnival week compilation

It's that time of the year folks. That glorious time when I start doing the sketch a day thing, proclaim that this time I will most definitely not crap out after a week, and then promise horrible self flagellation if I do.
Failure is only a matter of time (I have prepared special nunchucks to grievously injure myself with) but for now, REJOICE! FOR THERE ARE SKETCHES! STRAIGHT FROM THE SKETCH CARNIVAL. What is the sketch carnival you ask? Why, it is that linkie on the right. Right there. No, not that one. The one that says 'sketch carnival' on it. Sheesh.

There are sketches there. My sources assure me that soon, my comrades will rise from the grave and resume their sketching with their cold dead fingers. The glory of the sketch carnival will return, slightly dustier and smelling of mothballs, but still quite sketchy.


A boat.

A building that may be boat-like if you squint, or are afflicted by the horrible disease known as boatitis. It's a terribly nautical affliction.

A lesson learned about the dangers of eating soup on your drawing desk. A delicious lesson.

A robut.

The space police. You know that guy is cool because he has a tiny mohawk, a gun, and he is smoking inside his helmet (how he lit that cigarette is beyond me, but when you're that cool, things probably just catch fire on their own all the time).

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

film visual test

Oh my.
Here's the visual test for the film I am working on right now.

This took way longer than it should have because I couldn't decide what the backgrounds should look like, and also because I hate perspective oh so much (and it's only one point here... There's a few two point shots that will probably end in blood). I'm also not sure how much detail I should be putting into these backgrounds. I'm aiming for 1080p and working at about twice that, and I don't know when I should stop detailing things way way in the background.
5till, it's pretty close to what I have in mind, although I might get rid of the fog if I can't figure out how to polish it up some more; it's kind of hard since it does unspeakable things to my computer every time I try to work on it.
The textures will probably be tweaked some as well, but they're getting there already. Some animation bits in these shots will probably also get some changes now that I've figured out some more stuff with TVpaint. That second shot goes horribly off model (hey, digital is tuff with a tablet), but I did some experiments with some cut out animation and a combination of both could work pretty well. I might post the (terribly overanimated) test later.
The light in the tunnel is kind of tricky because again, my computer dies whenever I try to work on it, and there's a few shots where I want it to be really far away so any detail that goes into it gets totally lost (it looks pretty cool when I push it to the front though, so that's nice).

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

new demo reel

I am posting this everywhere. I probably shouldn't have put a twitter thingie on the right, because then you can see my evil multi posting ways.

Also, there's a shot from the film I am making right now that I concealed in there. You will never guess which one it is. It is definitely not the one that doesn't look like any of the others. Nope. Not that one.