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Posted by RedMarlin - October 31st, 2019


Worked on SPNATI again tonight, finally. It's amazing to see just how far along she's come.

It didn't feel like Halloween. It was gray, humid, and warm all day followed by lots of rain at night. Only a few houses with lights on for trick or treaters, and at that only a few kids out at a time. We didn't even carve our pumpkins - too busy with other things (but very good things!)

Part of being a grown up is not being able to enjoy some of the more childlike things, it seems. We're moving into a new place soon and as such I've been looking at furniture. Kids bedrooms are so much fun. I wish we could have that as adults still. Adults aren't allowed to have fun rooms.

Posted by RedMarlin - October 29th, 2019

I wanted to work some on SPNATI tonight but before I did I started conceptualizing the look for one of my characters. Then I wound up spending an hour or so drawing some weird bug thing. Might find a use for her - I know a place where she could fit in as a minor role.

Posted by RedMarlin - October 29th, 2019


I'll be carving my pumpkin tomorrow. Probably just going to do a face this year.

FJ's art board has moved to Discord, and with it has come a revival of the community, which makes me very happy. I feel like these entries might become obsolete if that sticks around. Time will tell.

Posted by RedMarlin - October 27th, 2019



Still haven't figured it out. Throwing in the towel for now and going with another style from the bin. More of a chalk/pastel look. Again the text cylinder doesn't look much like the original but it's a good starting point and I kind of like how it's turning out. For some reason my brain fights me every step of the way though, saying "this isn't right". I need to learn how to shut that part up for a bit. I suppose that goes back to the whole open mode/closed mode thing.

Posted by RedMarlin - October 25th, 2019


I spent a good chunk of time trying to figure out how the hell this person did what they did. Maybe I'm just getting impatient. I probably need to make a new brush from scratch rather than trying to find the right one from the bin.

Though what I came up with is starting to work its way to something decent. Still a ways to go though. I didn't think it would be this difficult.

Posted by RedMarlin - October 23rd, 2019


I finished! And for the first time in a year I actually have something I can post to the actual portal. Hopefully more will come soon.

Posted by RedMarlin - October 20th, 2019

Where does the evening go? One minute you're putting in unclocked time on a work piece and the next thing you know it's 1:30AM and you're starving.

I think this is turning out well. Might not be as great as other concept art pieces, but this one is mine.

As usual, this took way longer than expected. Really glad I decided to work on this at home. I hope they appreciate this. It's a small company so me saying that isn't just a pipe dream.

It doesn't feel like work though. This is stuff I do anyway. Maybe that says something.

Posted by RedMarlin - October 19th, 2019


Where does the evening go? One minute you're watching some clips on Youtube and the next minute it's 2AM.

I got to work on the back shot of Joan almost all day, though I can tell my boss is getting impatient that I haven't finished yet. I want this to be good though. I think it'll make a fine portfolio piece, especially once we get the final product in.

I don't have much practice drawing shots from behind, so I spent a lot of time trying to get her to look right, and I may have gone a little overboard... she wound up coming out with a really nice butt. Which is fine, but it felt a little unfit for something at work, so I actually had to tone her proportions down and cover her up.

Even then, I still had the nude base that I was drawing clothes on layer by layer, starting with the apron and working my way in. It felt... strangely intimate. I don't know why, I've never experienced that before.

I'm tempted to keep working on this over the weekend just so I can have it ready on time. My boss seems nice, but he can turn pretty easily when things aren't going as planned, and I think he secretly hates that tablet of mine.

He's going to have to deal with it though. I enjoy my job when I'm working on this, so like it or not I'm going to milk it for all it's worth.

Posted by RedMarlin - October 17th, 2019

People on the SPNATI subreddit are talking about getting characters made in a month or two and I'm just sitting here like


To say it makes me anxious is... accurate. I'm starting to wish I had never taken it on. I still have fun with it though.


Did another page of the art monster comic and started inking one of the mermaid stickers. Whenever I see an image with an interesting or unique rendering style, I stick it in a folder to use as inspiration. I've never actually used one as a reference until now though. I doubt I'll be able to replicate it properly, but it at least serves as something to work off of. I'm trying to go into this with no expectations and ready to accept whatever comes onto the canvas. To start with, I'm using a different ink brush that gives a softer look and is slightly transparent, which I usually don't do unless I'm just working the sketch into the final piece like I did with that Chel drawing.

I'll be interested to see how it turns out. I feel like I'm making good progress towards getting a few things done, finally. I just hope I can keep up steam as they go on. Feels like the SPNATI painting fell off the map, to say nothing of Chara.

I also haven't worked on archiving Flash videos in a long while now. Shit, there is just so much to do.

Posted by RedMarlin - October 17th, 2019

After almost a month of radio silence regarding this project, they suddenly get back to me saying they want a bunch of other angles drawn of her and all by the end of tomorrow. I don't think that's going to happen.

I really need more practice drawing shots from the back. This took a while to do, and even still it needs work. The time pressure isn't helping either. I actually did this at home because I was stressing out over it.

I bought Slime Rancher too which was probably a bad idea. Played it for a couple of hours this evening.