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Monday, May 31, 2010

Old Inspiration

I should probably link my personal site here soon.



Was looking at my artwork on elfwood from years ago. Like, when I was 13-15 years old.
I remember all the traditional artwork, all with backgrounds, that I did. I was just looking at some of the artwork that other people are selling on etsy. I used to be able to do these things.
I just wonder... why can't I do this anymore.

I guess, it may because I don't have ideas, or I've become lazier. I sorta miss that.
Maybe to get inspired, I can remake these old pictures.

Oh, a link to my elfwood if anyone is interested: http://www.elfwood.com/~vardomelewyn

I posted some stuff a few months ago. But that is mostly old art.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Collaborative Game Design

Finally came up with an idea. SOMETHING.
The game will be called: Save My Hard Drive.

Will maybe reveal details later on, like character designs and the like. Maybe a little storyline.
But friend Jacob... who I can link later, is doing most of the codin'. I might do proofreading. Because my skills with coding are teh PHAIL.
I really try though. But I have very poor logic. Or non-traditional logic. Yeah that's what I'll call it.

I don't know if it should be platform, rpg style, 3d, 2d, flash, or WHAT. I have that problem coming up with games a lot.


I also have the priviledge of finding a job or internship this summer. Great. Kinda wish my aunt would just stop nagging me. Not even my mother. But my aunt.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Artfads

Remember artistic fads?

I think they're kinda silly.
The newest fad in anime art is to make all your characters look the same except for hair and eye color, and maybe clothes.
Opencanvas was a fad I guess. "Nobody" uses it anymore. Now it's all about SAI amongst the amateur artists, and even some of the freelancers.
Remember when oekaki was the shit? And then paintchat. And then something like an intermediate between the two.

People following fads are like sheep...

Photoshop will always be strong amongst them. I am fond of Painter personally.


Gaaaah panicking over my diff eq final.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

How DO they do it?: Mangas with very sparse storylines being dragged out

Have you noticed that there are some mangas that have very sparse storylines have books that drag on FOREVER?
Like... having 3 books max worth of manga, yet dragging it out for like 30 books instead?

I guess I have to learn that to be successful as mangaka, I have to learn to do that, instead of putting actual content in there.

Almost done with my comic book final for Graphic Storytelling. Will post the pages when I get them done.
But I'm so tired of working on it! I want to enjoy some of the week or so that I get...
called 'study days'. Before the finals.

I like the story but I am just tired. I want to sit and play games for a few seconds.

Of course, I have no job so I don't know what I'm going to do for the summer.