Friday, May 22, 2009

Back

It's been so long since my last post. Few days after posting the last one this stupid comp of mine started stalling again, so I had to take it over to GeekSquad, and they told me the HDD was defective and needs to be replaced. And this was the comp I just bought barely three months ago, and how did I freakin' end up with the one with a bad HDD?? See, this is my luck. Another slammer was I lost the receipt for it, so unless I find it I'd have to pay an additional $140 to fix the HDD, and I've already spent a good $130 to get the whole OS fixed up, which by the way I thought was a total rip-off, actually I could've done it myself, but being so paranoid about the safety of my laptop and all I thought it best to leave it to the pros to do the job. Well I think it took four trips down to Best Buy and an hour of phone calls to the corporate giant to finally locate that receipt and save this comp, and finally it's back home in my room.

Life can suck sometimes, you know.

I was in the middle of working on another Good-vs.-Evil pic for that contest mentioned in the earlier post, but with all this fiasco I missed the deadline which was two days ago. Oh well I didn't think I would've really finished it in time anyway. Now I've got to hurry and finish this storyboard job and get my stuff back on track, that is if I can get this 'stuff' in order first. I'm a mess.

Later...

Friday, May 8, 2009

Update


Finished the latest piece, and I admit, I'm not exactly at all pleased with the result. It wasn't really the way I had envisioned, but oh well I can always do another version of it. I'm planning yet another Good vs. Evil pic for the contest, but I'm not sure I'll make it before the deadline...


In other news I've kinda put off my work (storyboards, comics) and my personal stuff for a time being to play the new House of the Dead Overkill game. I've already breezed my way thru the Story Mode, I have one more level to go in the Director's Cut and then I'm going to play thru it all over again this time for high scores. It's a pain on my arm holding up that Wii remote and I admit the first day after playing my arm was pretty sore, but I kept right on playing. Only problem was the scenes are too dark I had hard time making out them zombies (and the birds, they're the worst!) and kept dying needlessly. Also, I have to say, other than the extra sets of zombies to kill in the DC, this is the easiest game I've ever played, and the bosses weren't as difficult to beat as I had expected. But all that aside, being a fan of the House of the Dead series I've really enjoyed this latest installment, I liked the whole Grindhouse-like elements and of course the unforgettable bad-mouthed Issac Washington who makes any other bad-mouthed male game characters look like gentlemen.
Gotta get going. Later-

Monday, May 4, 2009

Another Good vs. Evil pic

I decided to do another piece for that DA Wacom contest. This one I had in mind to do for long long time but never got around to it. And finally here it is:

Still a WIP, need to work on the BG a bit more. Looks too computerized.


Later...