Little more work on the painting, little more work on the table. Mostly cleaned today.
Joined on 12/5/09
Posted by RedMarlin - November 29th, 2019
We have a lovely four-day weekend to catch up on all the things that need catching up on. Today was spent making good progress on the drawing table. Once the adjustment pegs are in place I'll be filling in the cracks and rivet holes and staining the whole thing, then all I have to do is frost the acrylic panel and insert it. The frosting part is probably going to be the trickiest bit. I tried using a multitool and sandpaper and it barely did anything.
Also I did a bit more work on the SPNATI fanart piece after a months-long hiatus. Coming back I don't think I like how the characters look (especially Shantae's boobs - yeesh) but I don't think I'll be reworking them too much. I want to finish it and move on.
Though I must say, I was dreading the background work but now I'm kind of looking forward to it. I think adding all the little details will be fun, and the practice I had with speedily painting a background at work I think helped break down my mental wall of perfection, if that makes sense. I'm going to try and keep it loose, though I still want the perspective to look decent. Some of the woodwork seems a little janky though, but I'm not going to worry too much about it.
Still, I can't help but foresee this not getting a lot of attention once it's done. That just seems to be how it goes with me.
Posted by RedMarlin - November 24th, 2019
I had one thing I wanted to do this weekend and I couldn't get it done because of all the other things I had to do. I just wanted to make a new drawing table - I need another one and I had plans made for a new model. I wanted to spend a nice Sunday doing that, but that just couldn't happen. At least I got the pieces cut out.
And now it's 9:49 and I have to go to work in the morning. And tomorrow evening I have to make dinner. And the evening after that I have to make a pie to bring to my family for Thanksgiving. I just want more time. I just want more time.
Posted by RedMarlin - November 20th, 2019
Did some doodling while on Discord voice chat. Mind kind of raced here and there, but I finally got going an idea I've had in my notebook for a while for another Adventure Time piece. Flame Princess' whole schtick of being made of fire is good for coming up with ideas.
Now the onus is on me to finish it.
Posted by RedMarlin - November 18th, 2019
Don't know how thrilled I am with how her face turned out. I know Chara's supposed to be creepy, but I don't want her to be over the top, weeb-ish creepy. I want Chara to be more of a Hannibal Lecter type of creepy. Not flashy, just a real, legitimate threat.
Posted by RedMarlin - November 10th, 2019
I don't know why I stopped with the other chalk style, looking back. It looks pretty good after looking at it with fresh eyes. That's me. Spinning in place, with everything.
Who knows if anyone from FJ will ever read these - if you do, here's my secret: first of all I don't draw as much because I'm working on a porn game (but also because I'm just working). I don't like that it takes time away from it but I also have a ton of fun and I feel appreciated in that community.
Second, that article on the BWW you were talking about tonight? I wrote it. I try to keep my opinions to myself and/or anonymous but I suppose if I'm going to put them online I shouldn't be afraid to claim them as my own. I like to think that behind the venom was a legitimate critique of what went wrong and what went right. Of course if someone put Iris on there I'd probably be heartbroken. I guess that makes me a hypocrite.
Third, I envy all of you, that you believe in yourselves enough to put yourselves out there and market your services as artists to others. I don't have the guts for that. Look at me, I can't even finish one picture without starting it over and over. Though I suppose this was also an experiment in rendering styles, and in that sense this has been a success... and failure. But success because of the failure. You all seem to have a spark that I don't. I envy that.