Archive for February, 2009

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.

Long day

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

Today felt like a pretty long day, not sure why though.  Bought a 250GB portable hard drive from Best Buy and an Insignia bluetooth stereo headset.  Can’t say the headset is the greatest in the world, but not bad for 30 bucks.

I also took some time to clean up and update my old laptop.  That thing is a clunker at 1.6Ghz and 512MB of ram, but it might make a good torrent box.  It only draws about 20 watts of power so my electricity bill would probably go down a few bucks a month if I used that for torrenting and shut down my desktop when I’m not using it.  Unfortunately that didn’t leave me with much time to draw, so I just uploaded a sketch I did a week or two ago.  Aria fans might recognize it as coming from one of the pages in the third Amano Kozue artbook, Cielo.  Maybe tomorrow I’ll try drawing Hatsune Miku in Ito Noizi’s style.

In addition to that I’m going to try to clean up the blog a bit by grouping together the pics at the top of the blog rather than having them in individual posts.  I still need to figure out the logistics of that one, but I should have it done by the end of the long weekend.

Finally reached the weekend…

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

Another week has come and gone, need to get more done at work.  In the meantime I’ll spend the weekend trying to be creative and experiment more with SAI. Been a while since I tried painting anything. I already forgot how to shade so I ended up having to keep the outlines.  This pic was based on some photo of a guy I found in one of my image dump folders.  I really need to work on my fundamentals and it really shows in this one.  I should probably do more realism stuff and work on seeing the light rather than focusing on the shapes.

Kinda wet outside

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

Rained a bit today, fortunately for me I was stuck indoors pretty much all day. Decided to do a quick sketch of some person holding an umbrella. I figure if I keep trying to draw at least a pic a day, eventually one of these days I’ll start getting good at it.

Also, I read something online about commenting out a couple of lines in wp-config.php to get UTF-8 support working right. 二次元キャラ最高だ! So long as that’s not a bunch of ??? I guess it worked.