Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Neverending Stooorrryy

Aaaahaaah ah aaah ah ah aaaah ah ah aaaah!

The videogame project continues, despite the date of the launch growing near.  I'm now doing all the graphics stuff for Level 4 by myself because, unlike me, the guy I was doing it with has actual real person commitments.
I'm enjoying doing it but I work ridiculously slowly. Fuck I hope I can get it all done. Erg!

Anyway, this is the boss for that level, doing the move he does before he blasts the shit out of the character you play. Awwright.


Also, the source of the title of this post for all you plebs out there. It's the theme song to The Neverending Story, a 1984 kids' film that scared the crap out of me.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Colourific!

Spectromendous!

Look what I got in the mail not too long ago!
Trubble Club, a collaborative comic project from Chicago, and 'Forming', the magnum opus of Jesse Moynihan (a consummate madcunt who draws crazy visions with the power to TURN YOUR MIND INSIDE OUT).

Their eye-pampering glory inspired me to experiment with some new colouring styles which I executed rather poorly, but at least I know where I went wrong.

Next time, next time I will conquer you, colouring!
 
 

Monday, August 20, 2012

Sometimes when I post I feel like I'm masturbating in the corner of an empty room

And by the time I've finished once, I only want to do it again.

So, here's the edible stuff that happened in July.

It was a month of stuffed chicken thighs, or "the food of desperation" as I now like to call it. The moral: there’s no better place to hide things that’ve been taking up space in the fridge for too long than inside a cheap cut of meat.

 Things like cream cheese and spinach with herbs, as part of an improvised parmigiana disaster, or grilled capsicum, or garlic butter topped with a nutty crust.
Another desperation food seems to be meat pie, in which, in a dramatic turn of events, the cheap meat is hidden inside puff pastry. 
Puff pastry was also used in an attempt at Portugese tarts. Or, more correctly, still-mostly-liquid-custard-in-an-edible-bowl. Never again.
I guess the rest of the stuff I made last month was sweet...
Caramel croissant pudding
The most boring cake pops yet
Gluten free chocolate cake with fecal looking cream, made with friends on a baking night

And mud cakes with peanut butter icing!

Actually, I guess this last one wasn't sweet, though I tried very hard to make it look like it was.
A bacon and blue cheese cake for my savory-toothed housemate's birthday - half bread, half spaceship, all insanely intense.
I'm looking forward to the day I master The Icing Bag. Upon that day I will die happy.

I am a man of my word

Okay, so I have a tumblr now. I'm still adjusting to using it, with its image layout options that are even more restrictive than Blogger's, but overall it's... well what can I say? It's another blogging platform. Another rich source of distraction. So delicious.

Now here's a thing I made! It's an acrylic work on plywood I started months and months ago, and only just got around to finishing. I'm still not sure if I like it or not, but I'm pretty damn happy that it's finally complete. Or as complete as it's ever going to get.  
I think I'll hang it over my bed so that the warmth of this alluringly clad fellow's quietly accusatory stare burning into my flesh might soothe me to sleep.
Mm. Third degree.
(Where the devil is: )

Monday, August 13, 2012

I thought we could be friends, then I realised I hated you.

I am seriously, seriously bad at this not-breaking-up-a-series-of-posts-with-unrelated-stuff thing.

Anyway, these guys popped into my head as I was drifting off the other night. They probably should have remained thoughts, for something went terribly wrong somewhere between brainspace and paper.

Was it electromagnetic interference?
A wobble of the earth upon its axis?

Or maybe it was me just expecting them to turn out like something of Jack Teagle's when I've only got the skill of a whack beagle.

I kind of want to keep working with them, but I'm not sure. Either way, colours aren't my friend.

Also, don't judge me whoever-you-are-reading-this, but I've been considering getting a tumblr. For the express purpose of linking it to my facebook, so people can see my stuff. The reasoning? Little more than 'all my friends are doing it'.
I like seeing what they're doing, and I'd like them to see what I do.
This blog's a bit of a black hole. I rarely tell anyone about it, because there's some fairly embarrassing stuff on here, so I figure I'll try and keep my tumblr as image-based as possible so it doesn't descend into ranting as this so often does. I'll try and make it what my flickr was supposed to be, except not having to stop at 200 images because of the limitations of the free account (which is pretty ridiculous/I'm a fucking tightarse).

But, dearest blog, that doesn't mean I'll forget about you. I'll always need somewhere to ramble - right here, in your strong, warm arms.

Hug me, blog.

Hug me.

Man, I'm really bad at this.

I finished the poster for the event that the video game project will debut at, so up it goes! Further widening the gap between 'South of the Border' posts that were meant to be quick and sequential!
Damnit!

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Damnit

There are still two more 'South of the Border' entries to go, but with the last post I broke both their sequence and the seal.
Oh well, it's not a very exciting series anyway.
Not as exciting as this playing card, made for 'Dino Card Wars' at the Australian Museum, at least. 

When else am I going to get the opportunity to draw a Tyrannosaurus rex (regina?) riding a corgi? It's almost enough to turn a girl royalist.

Almost.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Intermission

I knew attempting a series of connected posts would fuck me up.
Just so a huge backlog doesn't develop, here's the last of my compulsory work for my friend's video game project.

It includes backgrounds and game elements for level three, and level completion bits for level two.

As far as I can tell things are mostly together now. We're up on the Sydney Fringe website too. Shit's getting real(er).

Sunday, August 5, 2012

South of the Border 2012 [Artz]

Stickers - small, portable and requiring few materials, they're the ideal activity for holiday downtimes. As such, during my trip Melbourne got Oscar'd (just gently), sometimes okay, sometimes not so well.

Try and guess the order in which they were drawn! (Hint: There is a proportional relationship between sticker quality and fatigue.) All were between about 5cm and 15cm in size and done with paint marker on contact.
In situ:
Ponderous navel gazing after the break.