Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Time 2 Update!!!

Yello! It's been 11 days since last post. Was kinda bz, especially the last few days with my sister over from Bay Area and prepping for her baby shower and all that good stuff. It was fun and gave me idea of what my baby shower should look like...wait, what baby shower?? for ME??? That's a laugh. A HUGE laugh.

Anyway I finally finished with Pepper. Got her the much needed nose job and a tummy tuck, just see from the last post to see what I meant by that. It's a pretty big file this time, I was lazy to resize the res:

Finally I can set my sights on that other project that's due in few weeks. Tell u more about that later...

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Another Update

Added some coloring to the skin and overlays on the costume. Did some more liquify to the face and then sprayed some glitters around. Finished off with Unsharp Mask, and well, I'm not quite done yet.
Now that I see it, her belly button looks funny...

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Pepper Project 4

Another update. Three more hours from last time:

Did a lot of tinkering with Curves and Color Balance, as well as some Liquify to fix that face, man the face always stumps me. The costumes look all right, looks little dull in some places still, have to deal with that. Had bit of trouble with the accessories part for a while, but I think I finally got it the way I want it to.

I think I'll give it a little break for a while. Gonna read the latest issue of IFX that just arrived today. Later...

Take Two - Pepper Project

Update after two hours:

Coming along all right.

Check back soon!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Continued - Pepper Project

First WIP:

For now just working on the base light/shadow and trying to get the final put on the proportions and such, before adding color.


Sunday, February 8, 2009

New project for 2009

Starting on my first project for the new year:

This was inspired by the Pepper Project competition which I found out a year too late, but doesn't mean I can't do anything about it. This is my rough of it, and I've already laid down the underpaints. We'll see how this goes.

Keep ya posted!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

The Wii Sensation

Last Christmas we kids bought out parents a Nintendo Wii with Wii FIT to help them get and stay in shape. Not so much Mom, but Dad's getting a really bad case of the Muffin Top (I made that up to refer to the oversized belly) and we the kids went thru a lot of trouble trying to find the Wii cause they keep selling out like hotcakes. Especially the Wii Board which we didn't get until a month after Christmas. Well needless to say the parents don't seem to be too into it and the poor machine has just been sitting in the corner of the TV stand for quite a while. Finally this week I took it upon myself to give the Wii a much needed activity. I set a goal to myself to do the fine workout on the FIT for the entire month of February to try and lose some of these awful fat in my body. So far it's going well, just went thru one week. And I also took advantage of the Mii Character Creation feature, and made a Mii of myself here:

Isn't she cute?? Now I'll see if I can try and make the rest of my family into a Mii Family.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

It's Official: The Mad Art Hobo is BACK!

I finally got my Photoshop up and running, now I can continue!

But first I have to take care of that one business where I'm being ripped off and left me on cold ice the past few days. I never had to dispute a charge before, but I'm bound to run into that road again sometime in the future so might as well get used to it.

I got a webcam on this computer, and I haven't even used it yet. Question is, when would I need it? I sure ain't gonna be 'baring' it all like all those horny gals do on their Myspace. I got some dignity to preserve here.

I also have to start on that HOTD comic again soon. Right after I get some of my storyboard project on the way...I'm gonna be busy again, and not being paid for it. Woohoo! I don't call myself the Mad Art Hobo for nothing! LOL