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Got some new books

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

I somehow managed to be part of a feature on optimistic penguin’s blog!  She is doing a feature on figure photographers that inspire her and she has some great people featured in her currently ongoing spotlight series.  She herself is a great photographer and her blog is definitely worth checking out.  There are some great reviews and comics to be seen ^^!  Looking at all the other great photos makes me realize how I need to put more thought into my compositions.  Hopefully that aspect of my photography will improve as I get more comfortable behind the lens.

On to my most recent splurge…

Got some new books today.  This is probably the fastest I’ve ever got something I’ve ordered via EMS.  Got my shipping confirmation e-mail from HMV Japan on Monday afternoon and it arrived via post this morning.  Shipping cost was a bitch, but everything arrived safe and sound.

  • Hayate no Gotoku vol. 23 & 24
  • Esprit vol. 5
  • K-ON! Official Band Score Part 2
  • K-ON! Artbook with magazine cover and tribute illustrations

This brings my manga collection pretty much back up to date, with the exception of あっち、こっち.  Didn’t even realize a new volume came out for that one.  The K-ON! stuff is pretty good, probably try to learn a couple new songs from the character singles later on.  The artbook has some nice tribute arts, kind of makes me want to start drawing again.

In other news, I caught a cold a little earlier in the week, hopefully it goes away soon.  Every time I catch a cold it seems to aggravate my anxiety symptoms so been trying to take it easy, although work will be super busy until at least mid-May. I have a site visit to go to tomorrow afternoon on the other side of the island so hopefully things go okay.  Other than that, gotta try not to spend too much money and start saving again.  Is till have pre-orders pending that will probably trickle in towards the end of the April to early May but I should have enough funds stashed away to cover it.  March really did a number on my bank account -_-.

Fruity Loops

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

I was messing around with Fruity Loops again last night and am finally starting to learn how to use some of the generators like Sytrus.  Anyway, uploaded a song to the music page;  It was kind of an experiment using some modified presets and is just the basic progression with my usual overflow of sixteenth notes with kind of a disco trance feel.

I’ll probably end up playing some SF4 later today, and hopefully draw a picture or two.  Tomorrow I’m looking forward to getting a new external HD.  That should be fun for about 5 minutes.

*Edit*  Added Extended mix of the song to the music page.  Decided to mess around with it more.  Probably fix the ending part later.

Street Fighter IV

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

Been a while since my last post. Can’t say I’ve really tried to draw anything recently as other things have been taking up my time. Been playing Street Fighter IV for that last couple of days and will probably be playing it for a while. Although I used to be a big fan of using Ken or Ryu in SF, this time around it looks like Chun Li is going to be my character of choice. Hopefully over the next few months I’ll improve my game and get used to the new system in SF4. The game seems to be really popular and the online battles are pretty addictive.

Now with gaming thrown back into the picture, I’m not sure what this will do to my “pic a day” thing, but whatever. Tomorrow I’ll probably draw something. The whole point of it was to improve my skills and be able to imagine the picture in my mind before actually putting it on “paper”. This goal is still there, although now I have to deal with learning SF4 at the same time. So art, music and games; which of these three will end up taking up the majority of my time? The frequency and content of my posts will probably be the best indicator. In the meantime, I better not forget about doing training for my job. Considering how much of it I’ve been watching lately, seems like I forgot about anime. Maybe I’ll start watching Aria again, might bring down my stress and anxiety levels.

Need a longer “weekend”

Monday, February 16th, 2009

Another weekend come and gone. I really should’ve gone out but I ended up wasting the day away in my apartment again. I messed around with Fruity Loops for a bit, played some IIDX, and drew another pic to continue my goal of drawing something everyday. The song turned out bad so I uploaded a mixed down version lacking the diarrhea that was once cast upon it. The pic I drew is a rip of one of Noizi Ito’s works, and featured in an artbook of her’s I recently got. I think when her third one comes out I’ll probably end up ordering it.

Anyway, check the music page for the new song and below for a scaled down sketch of page 30 or so in Noizi’s artbook, KA-E-N.  Hopefully as the year goes on I’ll get better and be able to create my own original works that don’t look like ass.

Another lazy day

Sunday, February 15th, 2009

Didn’t really do much today.  I tried to draw a picture of Hatsune Miku like I was saying earlier, but it didn’t turn out good.  Spent a lot of time on it too. Maybe I’ll work on it more later and fix the shading and lineart, then again probably not. Seems like I should stick to copying stuff for now and study lighting and shadows; get a better image in my mind of what I’m trying to draw and come up with a style that suits me. Maybe I’ll do what my friend suggested and start a webcomic once I get back into the drawing groove.

In other news, I found some old mp3′s of stuff I made, check the music page to go listen to that stuff, nothing special. Listening to old stuff kind of makes me want to make new stuff. There needs to be more hours in a day.