For now I fuck this up on the regular, it was once overburdened with potential and clean pencil work which could be adjusted with ease. Now it drifts toward absolute disaster, and I have to pretend it’s all some intentional improv act.
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.
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.
Maybe finished works arrive here?
Soon to be a syndicated show on Fox
That Halloween special when Ned was the devil
Then I done blew his face off.
Check the forehead…
New big “Scroll” work continues its march towards victory over old and boring works I have little hope of ever finishing
kinda the scene i am working with
guts…. n yella
yep, no need for another human form. ever
temptations of a buzz cut
Need to order fixativ or this whole thing will get fucked
right on the margin,
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.
Life drawing, lord am I rusty
Just scribble, loosen thy hand
I will learn some
Just swim in the ruins
Maybe finished works arrive here?
One day vengeance on all the lame drawings
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:
Finished the drawing above about 6 months ago, ripped up a scanner in order to get it scanned in somewhat, that still left some distortions in place, and needs a remake. The tough part was the top part of this, seemed like everything wanted to reject patching it together, figured out finally that there was a segment of it that for some reason was 150dpi, not 300, or 300 and not 600 depending on the folder, but somehow the original source was 50%. Should have noticed it sooner, and anyways, done now.
Second issue today fixed/found, WordPress loves to compress images, in order to make it stop you have to edit the themes functions.php file (in “Theme Editor” click on Theme Functions (function.php) on the right-hand side) and then add this at the end:
Definite graphite loss, paper texture not so terrible.
When it’s shrunk, not so bad. Web suffecient.
I think overall, not terrible. I will play more with the calibration, if anyone online who might be reading this and actually knows better, please please email me, I know very (very) few will read this, and then yet fewer would also have such a scanner, the venn diagram is not looking good here, but hey why not ask any ways..