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11 November 2012 @ 04:53 pm

While I try to fend off falling into some bad habits of mine, I’ve been working on and off on this new Fall of Cybertron Shockwave picture.  Decided to try painting without a lineart this time because I’d hoped it would end up being a faster process. So far, I’m not sure about that.

Geez, this guy’s arms are going to be a nightmare to render. I’m not looking forward to that.

Oh well, we’ll have to see how this goes. I trust you’ll support me in this endeavour, Blog? (PS: You had better.)

 

 

Mirrored from Sleep Pending Blog.

 
 
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11 October 2012 @ 09:51 pm

Remember when I said I’d done another version of this picture, well, here it is. This isn’t perfect, mind you, but this had been an effort to speed up my illustration process so I decided to leave things a little rough around the edges. I also thought the previous image was maybe a little too sombre, so why not liven things up a little? Not to mention the fact that Canada has entered full on winter mode all up in here and I figured a change of pace was in order. Time to bust out those summer colours!

Let’s see Autumn off with a bang! The kind that sounds like a rivet gun through a window and into a skull.

Don’t have much else to add except this is probably the first illustrative transparent .png I’ve ever done. Looks like I can cross THAT off my bucket list finally. Phew, lucky me.

Mirrored from Sleep Pending Blog.

 
 
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11 October 2012 @ 08:41 pm

You’ve got the power, Blog.
The power to make art. Art and really bad references to good songs.

Actually, the art is pretty bad too. Well okay, slightly above mediocre — but that’s just because I’m being charitable.

Still, I can’t help but have a soft spot for this silly picture; and before you ask, yes. Yes, that is a platypus with broccoli growing on it. Also, yes, I did misspell ‘broccoli.’ What are you gonna do about it? Laugh?  Are you going to laugh at me, Blog? Choose your next move wisely, and don’t think I can’t see that smirk. But remember, Blog, which of the two of us is it that brings home the bacon, snouts, and pork knuckles? That’s what I thought.

Back on track though (or at least as on track as you can be when the subject is a broccoli-Playpus) I did this solely using touchpad and this vague notion of having absolutely no idea what I was doing with myself. I thiiink I was taking random prompts and that’s what’s to blame for this absolutely off the wall mash-up , but then it was done a year or so ago, so I can’t say with absolutely confidence. Not that it matters, ultimately. 

Just like tattoos are suppose to represent where you were at a very specific moment of your life, I like to imagine this was…. oh who am I kidding, this was probably some really bizarre call for a very specific type of help.   I can’t think of any alternative.

Mirrored from Sleep Pending Blog.

 
 
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Oh wow, Blog. Why didn’t you tell me how dusty your fanart section was getting? I would’ve helped you out or something. I mean, that’s what absent minded, missing friends are for, right?

But seriously, I just took a look at your fanart section and I’m kind of embarrassed for you. Has it really been that long since we’ve uploaded something there? And how about those Transformers eh?  Never in my life did I think I was going to like anything about the franchise, but backtrack to last January and oops, I think I fell in amour. And I fell hard.

Speaking of amour, or rather her opposite: Spiting Abhorrence, I can’t tell if I actually hate this image or not. It started out as a shoddy little work doodle that digivolved into something I’d planned to use as a 100 x 100 icon… and at some point this started to happen, and I was powerless to stop it. Around that time I made 3 goals for myself because if this was going to grow into a quasi-finished image, then by golly I was going to accomplish something else along the way.

Goals:

  1. Finally figure out how to cell shade (because this was going to be a quick image, and that’s quick colouring… right? Right?) [FAILED]
  2. Actually get an icon out of this image since that was kind of the point [FAILED]
  3. Learn to use Paint Tool Sai [A+]

Oh well. 1 out of a 3 ain’t bad. Why, if you squint and round up, that’s practically half! In any case, I’ve done a different version of this picture and it’s possible I find it a lot less cranky-inducing. In fact, you could almost say it was passable. And if we’re being really generous here, Blog, you could even be so bold as to say that I actually almost like the other version.

If you’re good, maybe I’ll let you see it.

Mirrored from Sleep Pending Blog.

 
 
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Rung, honey, baby bolts, you should uh, really see somebody about those head insides of yours that are kind of… falling out your outsides.

And once again we see my attempt to learn coloured cellshading failing horribly. Also, where did that upper torso come from? That wasn’t supposed to be there either…

Dear hands,

Please start doing what I want you to.

Thanks.

Love,
MmeJack

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Breathing.

Following along with the last post, here are the rest of the gifts I’ve got.

Below the cut you’ll find:

  1. Icons
  2. Step-by-step animations
  3. Colouring tutorial

 

Read the rest of this entry »

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27 May 2012 @ 04:44 pm

Remember the WIP I was working on way back in this post? Well after rage quitting and then moping around for 3 months because of a variety of reasons including saving over the original PSD with a lossy .JPG file, I finally found the time to finish it.

This is a gift along with this fic for the artist of the original lines.  In the next post I’ll link the tutorial and the couple of animations I did with this guy.

Read the rest of this entry »

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21 March 2012 @ 12:47 am

It’s finally done! FINALLY!

I present to you: Melonboat McSlices. Even though this didn’t turn out the way I had planned, I still think it’s kind of cute. Also, not bad for my first time using only the pen tool and the gradient tool.

(This picture is way more adorable when it’s squished horizontally, so I’ll leave it formatted the way it is. Click to see the original.)

 

This big guy is a combination between a:

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So a : Shark + Watermelon + Venus Flytrap + Sundew (which is a gorgeous name actually)

Now I can finally move on to other things that pull at my conscious less.  One down, only 999,999,999 left to go! Yeah! We can do this, Blog! If we stick together and believe in the power of love, friendship, and forgoing the sweet embrace of sleep, we’ll be able to get ‘er done!! Onward and tally-ho (etc etc)!

Mirrored from Sleep Pending Blog.

 
 
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14 March 2012 @ 12:08 am

I kind of feel like a tool with that last WIP sitting at the top of my blog since I’ve been working on this image every single day after posting that last entry. While my computer’s in for repairs I’m forced to use a friend’s, but I can only do so for 20 minute stints at a time. It’s rough ’cause I just want to get this done so I can finally mail it off. On the bright side I’m at the home stretch now, and the current file is sitting pretty much 97% done. Didn’t have that file on hand, so I’m just throwing this one up here. When I was at this stage it was probably around 78 % done.

Mirrored from Sleep Pending Blog.

 
 
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22 February 2012 @ 05:12 am

Continuing the adventure of trying to quickly finish a drawing using only the pen tool and gradients. And what an adventure it is — an adventure in not shoving my hands into a blender! I can’t tell if it’s the fact that I only get to work on this ugly baby of mine toward 1 AM (since I need to borrow a photoshop capable computer — and it is hardly capable at that), or if it’s the unintuitive practice of using only the pen/gradient tool, or the most likely scenario; my sheer fumbly fail-ness that is making this so difficult. But whatever it is, this image — which was supposed to be a speedily done thing — is taking forever.

It certainly doesn’t help that I can’t figure out underwater lighting nor volume. Seriously, a shark should not be this difficult to map planes of light on. Sharks don’t even have that many wobbly, sticky-outy, finangly parts. I dunno what my problem is. (Like always, sleep dep. is an industry standard acceptable answer).

 

Oh, and PS: can you tell it is 5 AM? Because I can. I can just feel my coherency jumping out a window. Anyway, updated my WIP gallery with this guy, whined a bit, and gave you a quick touch base, my dear Blog. Now it’s off to bed with me, so we can have another lovely day full of awkward English, typos, and regrets tomorrow! Goodnight, my dear!

Mirrored from Sleep Pending Blog.

 
 
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