Wednesday, August 29, 2007

School is almost starting!

School is starting tomorrow, and summer is coming to an end. It is sad, but it will be nice to see my friends again. I am playing a lot of Dawn of war and Counter strike, and im trying to get some Tottyart forum games going. My entry is coming along nicely i think. I got about 1 more day to finish! so i have to hurry! here is an update. Wish me luck!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

It would be great if things just worked.

I am getting pretty mad, because crap on my computer does not work. Internet Explorer ALWAYS crashes. EVERY TIME! Lucky for me I rarely use it but sometimes I have to and always after 4 clicks it crashes. always without fail. Now steam is messed up, where it has installed 2 copies of Dawn of war on my computer, and I can't fix it. If I delete one it keeps the other but then I can't play the game! It just wastes a ton of space on my hard drive. GAH Apple is looking more and more appealing every day. If windows didnt have all the games, I would not hesitate to switch. Here is hoping when get vista, things will be fixed. oh man I hope so!!!! I worked on my drawing, still looks crappy. I doubt i will win the contest with this, I am just a really bad artist. I never seem to improve, and its driving me nuts. Some times I just want to throw in the towel, But i wont! ill draw more and try and do more studies. I know my drawing a day failed but once i finish this one, i might start that up again because i have school and that will give me ample time and inspiration to draw. Here's to hoping everything gets sorted out.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

More Details!

More details, I have to fixe a lot of muscle mass still. Lowered the the back of it a bit. I think I will start adding some greys and purples in to make sure it's not too bright. I got my senior portrait taken today, and it was pretty bad. I hate getting my picture taken anyways, but this was just really bad. It feels so forced and fake.

Friday, August 24, 2007

an update of my contest entry

Its in color now. I am still trying to find the right colors for it, because I want it to have sort of saturated colors that would fit the tone of the game, but not too much, I'm imagining it to be a sort of red gray purple-ish color. There are a lot of structural issues that I will have to attend to such as lowering the hip because it is raised way too high. I have to keep pushing the details and get the muscle masses in correctly. Just overall it needs more everything! I will keep going at it though! I shall prevail!
One more thing, i have been getting a few comments lately and I just want to say that I like that. More comments please! Also I seem to be getting more hits then i thought, 9 in two days is pretty good to me, considering I have not really told anyone about this blog, just the link at the bottom of my signature on the tottyart forums is all. So that is cool i guess. Maybe more hits when I have more art? I am going to try to cut down on the bullshit writing I do. After all this is an art blog. Dang I am doing it right now, oh well. Goodnight.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

The times they are a changing..

This may be the last post for a while, because i am about to upgrade my template, which may screw up my whole blog. which is way bad. so i just wanted to get that in. I kinda don't want to do it because i just added a little hit counter at the bottom of the blog. I am curious to see how many hits i get. i am not expecting anything reasonable, maybe like 2 hits a month maybe? i dunno i am just curious. If everything goes well with the transition, i may have some art to post. Horray! (for me) anyways goodnight and good luck!(too me, also.)

ALRIGHT! I did it! WOOT! Go me! Everything seems to be about what it was before the update so that is good! I have to add the hit counter again but that is no big deal. Still a few things to tweak on my page but those can wait for tomorrow. go me!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Back from the depts of Rapture (and Washington State)

Hello all! I have finally come back to you all, in the form of a blog post! Yes it is good to be back in California, after spending the past few days up in cold, cold Washington. I had a good time up there, visiting my family and such. I mostly played Xbox360, but considering I don't have one, that is like a vacation in itself! I got a few comic books up there which is good, considering I seem to be living in the only place on earth that does not have a single comic book shop anywhere near my house.(I think the closest one is somewhere near Los Angeles, which means I am out of luck.) I got Hellboy 4 and 5, and I read them both the first day. I gotta say something real quick about Hellboy. Those are some great comics, it combines amazing art with interesting characters and an original plot. It is just a joy to read and I hope that Mike Mignola comes out with another volume soon. They are just fantastic comics. Anyways If you read the title it means you probably played what everyone else is playing right now, the Bioshock demo! Even though it was barely chugging through on my fairly barebones system, I was amazed with the graphics and the AI and pretty much everything about it. I have always been a bit of a skeptic when it comes to the game, it just seemed to good to be true, but after playing the demo, hoooo boy, is it awesome. The game is surprisingly creepy and the combat seems to have a ton more depth (haha pun) then I would have ever guessed. The story is very engaging, giving you little snippets of information, as to what caused the downfall of Rapture, and its citizens. Some people might object to this statement, but the game reminds me a bit of Condemned: Criminal Origins, which is the scariest game I have ever played. (Keep in mind I have not played a ton of scary games) What I mean by that is the combat is sort of similar where characters just seem insane and will attack you with frightening brutality. It also has a very creepy atmosphere and they are both very dark. Now that I think about it there are a lot of similar things between the games, but I won't get into that, they are both very good games. The whole setting of Bioshock is amazing, it has some great scenes in it, but one in particular just really WOWED me.(I really sayed wow.) That scene is one of the very first you will see, your plane crashes and you land in the water, there is fire all around you, and you have to swim to safety. As you try to find your way among the flames you see this huge lighthouse on a tiny island, and it is just a sight to be seen. You will have to experience it yourself to fully appreciate it. (it helps if you have a good graphics card PC owners.) I wasn't sure if I was going to get this game before, but now I definitely want it, I just wish I had a better PC to run it on, because a big part of the game is the graphics and the water effects, and I want to experience those. Ill work it out. This post is getting pretty long, but I guess its okay because I haven't posted in a week. Not a lot left to say, school starts soon, I have to pick up my schedule tomorrow morning, so its pretty unwise of me to be posting this late at night. I still have not done any art work as far as portfolio pieces go, and its starting to make me a little nervous. I always say this but I really gotta get going. I just hope me typing this will help me get motivated to paint, because I think that is the hardest part for me, getting started and finishing. I am still working on my Folklore contest entry, I added some colors today, but I dont like how its looking, it has lost a lot of the muscle definition and the colors just are not right yet. I'll be sure to keep working on it and when I get to a point I like it I'll plop in on here for all to see. Yeah I think that is about all I have to say right now, other then I am listening to The Queens of the Stone Age lately. I was never a big fan, but they do have some very good songs and a lot of range, musically. They have some screaming hard rock songs and some slow songs and some catchy ones all on the same cd. It's not a very good description I know but its the only way I can put it right now. I gotta get some sleep so I'll leave you with a picture of Bioshock's infamous lumbering giants, The Big Daddy. Good Night.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Last post for about a week.

I am heading up to Washington State tomorrow, so this will be my last post for a while, not that I have been super up to date lately. I have been interested into entering an art contest for designing a monster character for the Playstation 3 game "Folklore." I don't think I will win, but if I finish 1 piece of art it will be worth it. I sorta like my monster design. Their are some problems with it such as the placement of the front legs, but hopefully you will like it, if you actually see it. I need to add colors obviously but I think the anatomy is decent compared to what I normally draw. I dunno we SHALL SEE WONT WE?! Well that is all I have to say for tonight, Ill be back in a week. Peace out!

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Game time

Hello blog, I haven't posted in a while for many reasons, but mostly because I have been playing a lot of video games lately. I just bought the complete Dawn of War pack and I gotta say it is sweeeeeet! I really am enjoying all the different races and it does seem rather difficult compared to before so horray for that too! I have been tooling around in the Steam beta and that has a lot of neat features as well. I am really excited for a lot of Steam games such as, Left 4 Dead, Portal, Half-Life 2 episode 2, Team Fortress 2, Super Puzzle Fighter 2 turbo hd extreme alpha etc... A lot of good stuff coming out for sure. I am also going to start investing into more playstation 2 games because now they should be cheaper and more readily available. As far as art is going I have a lot of different projects going at once and it is becoming hard to finish anything. I am still working on that robot picture and I also started a paint over of someones lines. If I ever come close to making that picture presentable I'll put it up here. I also have many different paintings I have to do for my portfolio for school, and I haven't even started any of them so as my friend bluntly put it, "Ian, your screwed." So yeah, bad times. But I have about 3 weeks so if I spend less time playing games and more time doing work, then I just might be ok. Wish me luck people. One other thing of notice is I will be going on vacation to visit my cousins in Washington State for about a week, and that is always fun, because I get to play Xbox360, which is awesome. So that is all for now, no pictures but hopefully soon I'll have some art worth showing.

Monday, August 6, 2007

A tiny update...

I'll probably end up just deleting all these useless posts and just combined them into one super post. I sorta like where its going. My next project will definitely be a landscape. I am so bad at those so I have to get better at them. I GOTTA FINISH THIS FIRST!!!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

King of the robots!

A little update, I think its coming along decently. I am starting a still life in acrylics and i hope it will be decent. Ill definitely take a picture once its done. Just a side note, i hear talk a new Hives album will be coming out in october???!!! Oh baby i hope its true!

Friday, August 3, 2007

Just a doodle

mmmmblah i hope i will finish it. i have to start some other paintings, and finish a few that i have already started.