Monday, August 27, 2012


Aaaaand because I am deleriously tired and having cravings:

First Attempts

I've always started trying to learn digital paint by going into a full on portrait of someone. That's silly. We start with stick figures. Or...well, I decided to start with a candle.

This was an experiment with paint brush "flow." The percentage of flow is basically how easily the paint comes off the brush. It's like opacity but slightly different. I love how it can create a "soft" effect. It will be really useful for making things glowy for example. That's why I tried out a candle.

I know, I know. It's pretty sad looking. But it was just for practice and really just to test out varying levels of flow and opacity with different brush hardnesses. I've figured out that a softer brush will create a more glowy effect. Also there is not much use in a hard brush with a low flow. It just makes things look messy. That's why the actual candle part itself looks so...sloppy.

Anyways, here it is. A....pretty picture?

Sunday, August 26, 2012

My Minecraft

So I play Minecraft... 

 Here I shall show off my silly virtual block buildings as an attempt to make myself feel better about the fact that I spent so much time doing this (mostly) in survival mode. 

 Here we go! :D

This is my underground jungle mine colony. I dropped human eggs down here and built a bunch of houses and stuff. It was originally intended to look epic like the mines of Moria...but apparently building houses takes FOREVER. I also have a SWEET hotel, but it is still under construction. So I did not photograph it.

This is the inside of my treehouse. Well, the downstairs part, at least.

This is the view from my treehouse. It is Michael's castle and my mini tower castle thing.

This is my underground jungle hot spring. So my humans can relax every now and again. There is a forbidden door which leads into infinity mines. My humans are not intelligent enough to not get lost and/or killed in there.

This is my sacred tree and magic waterfall, so my humans have something weird to worship.

This is my blacksmith. He has a stone guardian guy, Hodor, in there to guard him as well, but Hodor is camera shy.

This is my blacksmith slave. He cannot escape because he has a fear of fences.

This is my awesome railroad to Michael's castle which runs underneath the ocean. You push a button over there on the wall and a minecart pops out. Then you put the cart on the track and push another button and it goes zoooom all the way to the other island. :D

This is a view of my treehouse with a sunset. <3

This is my treehouse all lit up and epic looking.

This is my tower because I wanted to claim territory on Michael's island. ^_^

And there you have it! The grand tour pretty much. I know...I'm lame... Hehe!

Friday, August 17, 2012

i would just like to say...

This thing is awesome. It's the Wacom intuos 5 touch tablet. I can't wait to mess around in Photoshop with it. I've always wanted to learn how to digitally paint, though I was never any good at it. Now that I have this bad boy though, perhaps I'll be motivated enough to keep trying.

Thursday, August 16, 2012


I have decided to start an art blog where I can post my latest work (and works in progress) and rant about my school work, my industry, and various other things.

I don't know who will wind up reading this blog but I intend to make it worth your while.

Thank you!