Got hit by a virus. Reformatted the computer, and getting all the pieces of printing the template, scanning, framing, and other parts back together. Other than that, I’m swarmed with games that I’m obligated to play. They’re all grindy RPGs. I like these games, but I really hate it when I’m forced to progress at someone else’s pace…
Right. Right. Pages!
It looks like with work and play filling up my time, this post a day schedule is impossibly hard to keep up… At the very least, I want to keep Future Sight going. It’s the one thing that I actually want to do every week.
Hey, I just met him / and this is crazy / he did a number / but call him maybe
On short notice today.
And at the end of the solo, the strings section and the big brass joins in for the reprise… oh right. I haven’t written that part in yet…
Finally, the weather cooled down!
Lynn seemed to have gone through several hair styles here, but all I wanted to do was to draw her head at different angles… bleh.
Okay, so work is hard.
There’s no avoiding it though – Flash is going away. Less than five years from now there’d be more people using dedicated content consumption devices than content creation devices, and nobody is hedging their bets that Microsoft is going to pull through with the likes of Windows 8. So HTML5 is as close to the new “build once deploy everywhere” environment as you can get.
Meanwhile, I’ve found half a dozen ways to write a helper class to load a bunch of images, with none of them looking either right or wrong.
This transition is going to take quite a while.
I threw in Adobe Audition to get the final mix because I don’t know how to pitch shift entire tracks in Renoise, and the timbre of the drums are off…
I think I’m at the stage where I should spend a month or two going over stuff I’ve already done and learn to tune the channels and add effects. As it stands, there’s a few loops that I’d actually like to finish but couldn’t within this 2-3 hour time frame I give myself each weekday.
Two words: scanner problems… It is a lame excuse, but it’s what actually happened. It looks like the quality of the scan got affected as well…
But there’s no avoiding it, so I’ve written a little something… let’s hope that it actually works (on anywhere but my home browser):
Dropbox seems to work for me after some initial setup trouble, but I suppose I’d need to shop for a web host now…
Since this is a long weekend, technically I’m still on time. This is going to be a multi-week project.
I had a late start for this particular drawing. For the longest time I couldn’t think of anything good to draw, but this idea came up in the last minute. The first draft of the drawing looks like this:
The idea is there, but the perspective for the chair is way too extreme and the leaning height is not right for Cecil at all. I also went back to previous pages of Future Sight and remembered Lynn has shorter hair. I went to Photoshop, dragged some things around, print, retrace, and came up with a second draft:
The pose looks a bit better. I like Lynn’s new nonchalant attitude. Cecil’s height still isn’t quite right though, so I had to do more fixing. I retraced the corrected image in Photoshop and added some of the background back in, resulting in the trace on top.
There’s still some awkward anatomy that’ll need some fixing, but overall I’m pretty close to being able to color this piece, which is a whole other nightmare.