Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Surrealism still in progress

Finally settled on how the "sand" script monster thing should look in terms of color and texture and have started working it in with some shadows, though the dark blue seems too heavy. There will need to be some futzing with blending modes, opacity and saturation it seems. It's eyes and teeth are probably done. the glass face of the watch feels pretty close as does the sandy surface beneath the boy.

There has been some question as to what, or wether, to add something under this. The ground plane looks too abrupt so I've decided to add some clumped up dirt and intertwining roots to sort of mirror the sand swirls. Most likely that will be made as a separate drawing altogether and then combined with this in photoshop.

Still plenty to do but fairly ok with how this is shaping up. And as a pet project there's no real rush. So enjoy and I'll make sure to post more when there is more.

Friday, August 22, 2014

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge 101

No one is safe... from a refreshing burst of icy water. Challenged by my cousin Amy, who has three perfectly good sisters, there was nothing else to do but grab a bucket and cover the basics for the uninitiated. Thanks to Dave "sugar pops" Wheeler for manning the camera. As for David James Keaton, who I'm pretty sure has an irrational fear of ice, Joel Feld, and the Ridgedale Apple store it's time to pony up. For everybody else: www.alsa.org