Where'd the last two weeks of my life go?
I was working on those contest images. In both cases, i feel like i went through too many ideas, started over too many times, and then rushed my way through botched entries that don't have a chance at winning.
Meh. At least i tried.
Now, it's time to get back to the normals. What is the normal?
First, i have two more gift arts to finish. A pic of Idol-Monkeh's metal girls and a Korra/Asami pic. Should be done in about a week...
I likely won't be doing any commissions or requests for a while. I'm going to be doing some stuff with Metamorphaxx's characters that i've been thinking about since... last October. It's time.
Also, i want to do some experimenting. You don't remember this, but in 2010 i took a week off and changed the way i color drawings in Photoshop. Instead of clumsy blurry shading, i figured out how to use more defined layers and make things sharper and cleaner...
....now, after doing things the same way for four years, i feel like i need to take the next step and learn to digitally paint. Start with forms rather than lines. The tyranny of the black line must end!
Wish me luck, i'll need it.
I'm really digging Code Geass
, even if i do sort of hate the ultra-stick-figure character design. The story is most important, and i love the story. Like my friend said, it's not quite Death Note
but it's close enough for government work...
...still, it boggles me to think how much better the series would be if the Japanese looked distinctly Japanese and the Britainians looked distinctly white. Instead, everyone looks the same and has outlandish hair colors. It's... not as good as it could be.
After i'm done with this series, i'm going to finally watch The Black Adder
series. I've heard about it for years, i've seen the first two episodes, and i like it a lot. Old English stuff is just so fucking cool.
I was going to write an entire entry about food and healthy eating habits and how they improve focus and concentration, but instead... here's the condensed version.
Looking back at my life, one of the things i regret most is growing up as a poor fat kid who ate almost nothing but processed sodium-filled carbs, because they were so cheap and easy. Ramen, instant rice, Chef Boyardee, Stove Top Stuffing... all that crap. Tragically, i thought nothing of it because back then, it was generally thought that carbs were somehow good and fat was somehow bad...
....now, everything is the other way around. For a year now, i've been living off of eggs, sardines, spinach salads, beans, tilapia, broccoli, salmon, onions, peppers, mushrooms, skinless chicken thighs, apples, coffee, green tea, soup, and carrots... the only carbs being the wheat bread in my turkey-avocado sandwiches and the rice alongside my homemade stir fry.
I haven't had a soda or a beer in many years. I treat sugar as if it's poison. No cakes no pies no cookies...
...as a result, i feel pretty good. I have more energy and focus now than i did when i was twenty.
A few more years of eating like this, and i might be a whole new person.
Now i just need to tackle that whole... exercise... thing.
( Seriously, i'm so glad that eggs and coffee are "good" now. Back in the '80s, there was this image of the fat asshole cop with a mustache who didn't give a shit about his body, and he'd be eating ham & eggs and doughnuts and chugging coffee and puffing on a cigarette, and he was gonna drop dead soon and it was gonna be all his fault. Some of that stuff is still bad, but not the eggs and coffee. And that's good. Because i love eggs and coffee. )
....DeviantArt just changed the way they count pageviews. Instead of averaging about 160 per day, i now get around 320.
Million pageviews, here we come!
January February Early March List Veran in the Shadows, for Maetch. Aiko the Clown, for Rubberbando. Equilibrium for SageIkoma Cyber Kas, for Rosvo. Fly-Girl for SymbioticFedoraGeek
Kamen Rider Dyna commission for WarriorKing4Ever
Athena: Transcendence for Flagellant-Chicken
Day of the Swamp Creatures I-III, for Sithdemon777
Plant Girls: Natalia and Delphina, for ChainedKnee/Sithdemon777
Nalla and Demi Comic, for Metamorphaxx
Lightning Returns FF-XIII Contest Entry
Madison and/or Zinc, for Idol-Monkeh
XenoGirl, for TristantheJawsFan
Bee Demon Girl for JackNelson01
Current Movies: Superman (1975), Rush, Carrie (2013), Hard Candy, Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters.
Current TV show: Code Geass.
Current Tunes: My new Mix CD.
Current Foods: Baked tilapia with rice & broccoli.
Current Drinks: Folger's Instant.
Currently Feeling: ......merp.
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