Thursday, October 29, 2009

Talk about Wasting Time!

Man I've been so lazy lately. Have to blame the stupid Farmville and Yoville games on Facebook. They're quite addicting, worse than chocolate. Used to play Mafia Wars before but I kept getting killed by all the 'big guys' so I've retreated to something safer like planting cottons and fishing for marlins. ^^;

I have to admit, I gotten pretty good deal of compliments on all my House of the Dead artwork. That's such an underrated game, not quite as big as Resident Evil or Halo, but there's a surprisingly good deal of fanbase for the zombie shooter. I don't even know where to begin on how I ever got started playing the stupid game, but I love it and I don't care what others think of it. That reminds me, I need to start working on more HOTD fan comic, but first I have to milk the cows and skin the sheep!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Reimagining time-

I was sitting bored stiff at work one day, and then it hit me, how about if I took a popular anime/manga characters and redrew them in more realistic, Westernized form? Now I'd have to choose something very recognizable and nothing too typical of a anime or manga drawing, and I thought of ONE PIECE. Now that used to be my favorite anime to watch a while back and then somewhere along the way I got tired to following it, the fact that it just keeps going and going. Still it's one of my favorites, and without any real ref pics at hand I had to rely on faint memories.

What better way to kill the boredom than expand your creativity and using a popular recognized source for it?

Thursday, October 15, 2009

White Gold...

Today at the shop some dude was looking for some mustache and accessories to go with his White Gold Milk Dude costume. Talk about hilarious (see pic above). That guy always cracked me up.

In other news, what was up with that balloon fiasco in Colorado?! All the scare that the 6-year-old boy might have climbed into it as it was taking off, only to find he was later found hiding in fear inside of the house attic? All I thought for a second there was, the kid was getting the ultimate ride of his life, and it turned out to be a hoax and it's not, and yadayada. But again, how could that balloon have supported the weight of a 6-year-old the way it was floating around? At least it didn't end in the worst possible way.

Well finished that picture in a weekend's worth as promised, but something's not right. I'm not sure what exactly, I'll have to go get some fb.

More on that later-

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Need to focus

Got a lot of plans for my future, but so little time to accomplish them, let along I don't know where to start. I'm so disorganized in the brain I can't think straight sometimes.
Couple days ago was watching 'SOUTH PARK' a new episode that so spoofs 'The Sixth Sense,' only here Kyle little bro Ike is haunted by the ghosts of all the celebrities that have died this year, most notably, Billy Mays (I'll miss that guy's loudness ROFL) and then he gets possessed by none other than the Pop King himself, Michael Jackson (Nooo, that's Ignorant. I'm a white child. Hee-hee ROFLROFL) What cracked me up the most was that after Ike/Michael wins the little miss beauty pageant and Mike's spirit is freed, Ike is standing on the stage in a skimpy bikini, and he looks down at himself and goes, 'Holy $#!@. What the #*&!@ am I wearing??' Seriously, that just cracked me up. Oh man.

Starting on another painting. This was originally for that contest back in September with a theme of Celebration (see the post in the September Archive).

Somewhat of a sci-fi space city having its annual festival with the floats and cheers, and you get the idea. Working in the colors and tones right now, not sure how long it might take, but I plan to finish it all within this weekend.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Post-Apocalyptic Scene update

If you look from the last post you can see a lot has happened since. About a hundred paintovers, some tweaking with Curves, loads and loads of Liquify, and few addendums and this is the result. There's still some more work to be done, but it's coming out good so far, in my opinion, that is.

I've been so hooked on BEJEWELED BLITZ lately on Facebook, it's sucking all the precious time I have left in this world. I'm seeing diamonds and rubies in my sleep. I need help!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Another Month passes-

Gosh, it's October already? Time to take out that Governator Mask again and scare the lilies out of the little ones, if there are any more left in my neighborhood. Last year it was like only three or four kiddies came calling Trick or Treat, and I was left with a still full bag of chocolates. Don't worry I ate them all, my huge J-Lo behind says it all... ^^;
I got to finishing the Dark Avenger concept picture. The blue in the BG was getting on my nerves so I've toned it down:
Now I've started on another pic, this time a post-apocalyptic cyberpunk type of theme. Started it on Monday and been working on it since for an hour at a time, whenever I have time:

I am trying to do more environmental stuff, and I kinda liked how the BG turned out. Will be doing more of that in the future. Meantime I'm going around asking for FB, I'm sure there's room for improvement.