Friday, June 01, 2007

final catchup post

I'm almost caught up, I guess. This is all about trying to establish a habit of blogging, keeping it up over a month or so. so here's the last one of the day (thursday, I still owe y'all one for friday).

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Path Work

These images are me learning the basics of the pen tool and paths in photoshop. at this point, all i do is pretty much just drop gradients in, but it's fun and looks pretty cool.

I get knocked down, but i get up again.

So, I haven't posted since Sunday, which means I'm a good four posts behind. So today, expect a few more pieces. First is this sketch of Ventress, another character from my Ghostrockets comics project. Punnaka, who we saw earlier, is the hero, but her best friend and DJ is Ventress. This sketch is part of some thumbnails for a simple animation I'd like to do in Flash.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Scarlet sketch

Just real quick, one of the early sketches for Scarlet, a friend's character. I may write more about her later (with permission), but for now here's the sketch.

Friday, May 25, 2007

Scarlet Collage

aka fun with Photoshop. My friend Stephen was throwing me some image links for character design on a project he's writing. I decided for the hell of it to mix 'em up in photoshop, change some color and see what happened... too much fun, man.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Another image of Punnaka, the lead character from Ghostrockets. I've been playing around with sketches of the characters in photoshop, helping me get ideas for how to merge my drawing methods with my computer methods.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Here's a screenshot from the game demo.

and below, a larger picture of duppy and then the bright idea (right) and the bottle of alcohol (left) you use to kill it.


Damn, I missed posting yesterday. and after talking it up to my roommate, too. So there'll be two posts today. First, here are the icons for my video game project from game design class at city college.

basically, you play a li'l devil named Duppy who's trying to get through his day with appropriate drugs, and you have to switch to the right drug to take care of certain enemies. For example, when faced with happy bunnies, use the prozac... when facing the ghosts of your ambition, use the caffeine, dim the din of the talking heads with weed.

So here are the icons for the user interface.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Internet Porn Transparency

Good Magazine made this great video with stats on internet porn. check it out.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Coffee Quotes

While looking up a brief quote on the joys of caffeine for the flash game I'm working on, I came across these others that are great as well, and need to be shared. They all came from

It is inhumane, in my opinion, to force people who have a genuine medical need for coffee to wait in line behind people who apparently view it as some kind of recreational activity. I bet this kind of thing does not happen to heroin addicts. I bet that when serious heroin addicts go to purchase their heroin, they do not tolerate waiting in line while some dilettante in front of them orders a hazelnut smack-a-cino with cinnamon sprinkles. ~Dave Barry

This coffee falls into your stomach, and straightway there is a general commotion. Ideas begin to move like the battalions of the Grand Army of the battlefield, and the battle takes place. Things remembered arrive at full gallop, ensuing to the wind. The light cavalry of comparisons deliver a magnificent deploying charge, the artillery of logic hurry up with their train and ammunition, the shafts of wit start up like sharpshooters. Similes arise, the paper is covered with ink; for the struggle commences and is concluded with torrents of black water, just as a battle with powder. ~Honore de Balzac, "The Pleasures and Pains of Coffee"

A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems. ~Paul Erdos

I'll quit coffee. It won't be easy drinking my Bailey's straight, but I'll get used to it. It'll still be the best part of waking up. ~From the television show Will and Grace

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Just revving up

Just trying to get started posting on something like a regular basis. So here's a promo piece for my new comic, Ghostrockets. I made this to use for a flash puzzle I made in my Actionscript class.