Edit: maybe it's pissed off about dolphins with guns.
I never scanned this in, did I? My badness. Sorry luckylove. 8^(
'Tis my second attempt at a snowman engaged in the elegant game of octopush. Clicky for (much) biggy.
The octopush stick still looks some sort of dubious cosh to me, but they really look like that, honest!
Potato of Doom (scroll down) good.
I now own a potato of doom, thanks to gominokouhai and stormsearch! Woohoo!
Spent most of last evening bearing it aloft, proclaiming "POTATO OF DOOM!" to all in earshot. 8^D
Randomness, to test out a) flocci.org website and b) vector graphics skills:
One librarienne to use as an icon.
Oh, and random link for galaxy_girl00 and friends: http://www.bitterfilms.com/anesthetics-
Well, actually I've had one for a week or so now, but only just got round to installing it and testing it.
Lookit how well it works! That was a 5cm-wide doodle I did during a particularly boring HCI lecture. Now blown up to RIDICULOUS PROPORTIONS through the miracle of HIGH-RESOLUTION SCANNING! Do you see any chunky pixelage? I think NOT!
And yes, this is on a linux computer. Yay SANE! Yay Epson! Yay xsane frontend! I love you all and you are my new silicanous friends!
Stereograms are pairs of pictures that appear three-dimensional when viewed in a certain way. The simplest way is to 'magic-eye' them; either cross or diverge your eyes until the images overlap, then stare at the combined image until you start to see depth effects in it.
I decided to test the effect out for use in pictures. I apologise, I really do, about the subject matter. Oh, alright, I really don't. Anyway, use the left two images if you prefer to diverge your eyes, or the right two if you cross your eyes.( Mmmmm! )
I went into teh art shop last week, asking "Ummm... do you have a drawing board? Maybe with one of those sliding ruler thingies?" (I'm a geek; I need the ruler, otherwise it isn't a proper drawing board!). Turns out that prices start at 48 quid, and that's only for an A3 sized one! Ouch! I beat a hasty retreat, and started thinking...( Plan, execution, success! )
By the way, is it just me, or is there something strangely flattering to a man's ego to be walking through town carrying a hefty load of construction material? 8^)
After seeing the wonderful shading work in kalorlo's self-portrait, I decided I should do some practice of my own. For my subject I chose the pleasing form of Ms. Tristan Risk. (Warning: some NSFW stuff.)( My efforts )
Next project: pen shading with those wee liney things... ummm... hatching? See this example from Exploitation now; it shows how much you can do with just two colours.
Well, this is what I've been doing last night and this afternoon; drawing a neko version of stormsearch. It was a strange experience; for one thing, it's the first time I've had someone pose for me to draw them since school. There's just that little bit of pressure through expectation, and I screwed up a couple of initial sketches. For another, it's one thing drawing neko girls off the top of my head (I don't do that many, honest), but felinising an actual person is kind of bizarre.( Picture goes here (big - 114K) )