#!/bin/bash find /home/nathan/videos/tv/The\ Simpsons/ -type f \( -name *.avi -o -name *.mkv -o -name *.mp4 \) |sort -R > ~/.randovid.m3u vlc ~/.randovid.m3u
A messy, yet functional prayer.
“Work in Progress 2020” continues progress after its month or so break. Minor details, but figure it’s worth a scanning.
Small Work in Progress, progresses as well. (All hail the myth of progress.) Some kinda crap on the scanner, think its some eraser dirt, but this work is not worth a another scan this week.
Miscellany stretches beyond progress.
Working 9.6 hours a week is about as good as it gets. Remainder of hours spent awake are divided randomly across a few things worthy of exposing to the internet.
1. Spend much too much time learning to make a pixel platformer which now morphs into an actionRPG (it is the next tutorial in the list) and then hopefully if I can manage it, one day… a RiverCityRansom-esque brawler, in a 90’s TacoBell.
He can walk and duck and jump and I can do so with my knockoff Xbox controller, all this on Debian (stable no less) Linux is quite something. “moonpiewhatatimetobealive.jpg”
I also made the little beer can, or what aims to be a beer can, its a tribute to “Natty Lite”, as this game will be set in a vague and very humid memory of Florida, and so, yes Natty it is. That said, I have not made it to the part where you can interact with any object, so its just stuck there for now…
Doing this by copying along to HeartBeast’s tutorials, very easy to follow along with if you have any inclination toward making something with Godot.
2. Return of the Glitching Wreckage.
I made this “glitch bot”, I wanna say… last year-ish probably, and it was good-ish for about an hour, than it got real stale like. I didn’t know how to really pull in some randomness. I think I could do a better job now, and that thinking is half the effort, it will require a day or so of work, but it could be something interesting and an excuse to sharpen skills which really aren’t even worthy of the knife metaphor in use there, more like continue effort to have knife like skills, right now butter is safe against these programming efforts.
Again it will improve, and bits of it will make it out to Twitter @defty_k
3. Are you still drawing those pictures?
– Yes. Yes, I am afraid I still am drawing “those pictures”.
Ah yes, the finest waste of time imaginable, if you think your identity is a bit lame now, and could use that air of prepackaged creative free spirit, grab your watercolors, pens and assorted mediums and become an ARTIST.
Trying to get back to this big one, the original “WIP_2020” I was so definitely going to make this year and have done on time and really for real just make a yearly pattern out of making such a piece.
And the new pencil work is progressing, not enough to be re-scanned, but enough for a solid lazy photo from my phone.
Sketching is better than reading the news in the morning.
Ok now for the rest.
And this mess behind the studio building ain’t helping. So much noise.
Started learning python, know some bash, feels vaguely familiar, but the syntax is simpler-ish (?) and makes me wanna throw out my german keyboard cause I can’t deal with all the parentheses, trying to follow a really simple course and I just keep looking down and seeing them on 8 & 9, then another brain cell dies.
Also commas, commas everywhere, so i had to set the numpad dot to comma (nerd alert, linux command below):
setxkbmap us -option kpdl:comma
As well, I have now into learning Godot, and am super excited just to make a dumb bit of pixel sketching kinda jump, next step = gamepad, just one button input working will be amazing.
Still pencil is meeting paper,
I can’t say I did much this week, I am not sure where it went or when weeks begin and end, the axis is skewed as of late, mostly weighted in a direction that favors me, yet it seems to slide into places unplanned.
I’ll just post a couple bits therefore.
As well I guess most effort went back into what once held the glorious title of “Untitled 2020”. Which once again is another piece which starts up with my usual ‘Man walks into a bar’ setup and I hope to wind up at a new punchline, the man in question is emaciated and has a deal about civilization and plans for wheat, and probably books on the best use and case situations for cages. “Great Man of History” or something to that effect.
I can read so sometimes I do.
Past week has been pretty much just one drawing, some bits of changes on other works but mostly i just did this:
I used to draw just in pencil, I’m sure that’s kinda the norm, HB lead pencil in a classroom = drawing to escape boredom. But then I got into ink and it became a kinda default of work, a stupid expectation that everything will wind up dominated by this medium and balanced against it. But just working in pencil is so easy, I forget what a pain in the ass pen and ink is cause I have internalized its terrible pace.
Besides this, not much.
Supposedly I am taking part in an open studio day, but really? I don’t foresee letting people come in to my tiny drawing box and breathe their covidian breathings all down on the place. Usually someone comes in and just asks if it’s George Washington, snickers and that wraps up the human interaction portion of the day in which I play my role as subject in a human zoo.
Finally for all the shit posting, cat tax.
All else fails, yellow works. A replacement midtone, semi opaque. Covers up the mistakes (kinda), people like color, and actually gives a nice Simpsons-esque quality to the drawing with a slight bit of the jaundice.
New big “Scroll” work continues its march towards victory over old and boring works I have little hope of ever finishing
Enough of that, it doesn’t look so great online, I think I just like blank paper. So, other stuff.
As for the rest of this post, let’s go with the sketches and some studio shots, all handled loosely as looser hands is the aim as of late, to try and wrest back some pre ink based hatching tendons, I once upon a time could shade with a pencil in that way that is like soft and not by scratching lines into paper. “Naturalistic”, like quasars n’ shit.
Also, comic page, about waking up in “spaghettie”, in Seattle I think… I never worked in a real 7-11, just “Lil’ Champ”, Amoco, Shell?, and some other lame pretenders to the throne.
And finally, I hope, let me wrap this up with what the Twitter bot coughed up from the depths, it has the word virus in it, so it seems relevant now:
Some scanning has been done, of the proper variety, no lousy hand scanner testing here, no sir.
Hopefully I can manage a weekly update, I think it will be mildly interesting in the end to see a year of drawing being built up, very mild.
Here is a few more bits of miscellany.