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Gonna just update this News Post from now on. More convenient that way.
Hope you all had a merry christmas. Or whatever.
Now, I love to draw fanart (considering an odd half my gallery consists of the shit), because I'm an unoriginal asshole who can't design a character to save his life. I love to draw myself because I'm a narcissistic motherfucker and I offer no apologies for that.
Here's how it works: you look through here, decide which one you wanna be (*UPDATED CHART*), then send me a picture of yourself, photograph or drawn, and I get to it. That's it, no fuss. Hell, you know what? Just jot anything down, and I promise nothing but I'll try to do it regardless.
I don't expect much interest in this; my arts run of the mill to say the most of it. But you know, TOTALLY up for it.
Alternatively:Take this short and fun homestuck test.
Mage of Hope | Mage of Space | Klik
Midnight Crew | Snowman | Team Sleuth | Provoke
TARTAKA | Seer of Space |Aigis
Bard of Mind | Jonny
Slyph of Blood | Escalus
Knight of Doom | Felis
Mage of Doom | BucketOfSand
Mage of Time | JingleSpeed
Mage of Space | Mage of Space | Anonymous
So yeah this'll be the last of my activity for a while. Internet will be out and well, that's just how the cookie crumbles.
Few things though:
- Polyphasic sleep works, and it works awesome. Recommend at least trying it for a week for anyone and everyone who's got a schedule flexible enough to do so.
- I've decided to do a comic. Yeah, I had a flash game planned some time back, but it turns out that time spent coding is less time spent painting and that is exactly what I want to not be doing. Pretty much the only real draw of this comic will be that I'll be painting it. I'll update with content when I've got it.
Here's a quick, embarrassingly bad sketch of the main character, though. Peace.
Let's keep this brief: I do commissions. Just for people genuinely interested.
Been more interested in doing then saying as of late.
I don't give a shit.
Turns out the rest of the Internet is shitty. Consider my muscular buttocks planted firmly back in this make-believe neighborhood. Fuckin A, gentlemen.
'nother month and I'm still pretty sucky at digital painting. Bleh. I'll continue it. Doin' it elsewhere though.
To say you're a crew of fine motherfuckers would be an understatement but to say that I ain't nothing but a foulmouthed tourist would be another. I'm headin' for harsher pastures.
You can catch me on conceptart.org or cghub.com, both names under lintire, if theres anythin' pressing. There's also danite.deviantart.com but I don't pay much attention to that.
Otherwise, later y'all.
Still suck at painting. Shucks. Okay, let's do this again. One month - stop sucking at digital painting. Wish me luck, because this is going to require quite a bit of it.
I'd like to be really good at digital painting in about a month or so. Wish me luck.
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Alright, I'll give a quick update (so that future generations may look amongst these documents and wonder what the fuck I was doing with my life) but mainly I just want to bullshit for a bit.
Previous month has been spent either working out, sleeping, or arting, with considerable breaks to post shit on the internet. That's really it, that's all that has been happening. No social life whatsoever. I am a machine. And judging from the improvements on all fronts, I'll probably keep it that way for some time.
I've worked out my annoying typing kink where I just touched-typed with the one hand. I'm still pretty slow, that is, but no longer "30 WPM" slow. Thanks, Typer Shark, and if I ever get an award for typing skills I'll be sure to thank you.
Also finally figured out a few aspects of art - such as what gesture drawing actually was. I had no idea until recently, but now me and it have become firm friends. Otherwise it's all INTENSIVE MOTHERFUCKING TRAINING, a phrase I've so often used in the past few weeks. Basically equates to sketching. Lots of sketching.
And it works. I can see clear differences between my stuff, and its paying off. And that's enough for me.
Following video is from Miracle of Sound's latest (?) album. personally thought it was one of the stronger tracks on it.
Now for bullshit that no-one cares about but I'm going to post anyway. Specifically relating to my art critiques.
I like to basically separate my critiques into two big sections - Art Portal and Art Forum critiques. Or to cleave it into two broader categories: asked and unasked for. I've already decided that critiquing is in itself a skill, and its one that I want to get better at.
However, it's also one that I can't get better at, given my level of skill. For starters, it bloody well doesn't help my credibility that the advice I'm dishing out in the advice I've only really begun to follow in the last month. For another, I've pretty much reached a glass ceiling when it comes to critiquing.
There are no magical tricks that I've come across, nothing truly groundbreaking that I can share. All I can do is dish out the same few lines of advice, articulate on a point and maybe offer a redline. That's it, and that last one isn't even really applicable to the Art Portal - Tom isn't too hot on html in the reviews, and rightly so.
So the most I can personally do now is shut the fuck up unless someone specifically asks for a critique or something.
Also to finish up here's a drawing I did like, today. I thought it was okay, so fuck you.
That, my friends, is what happens when you let the people decide for themselves and don't upvote your own shite. God, I was pathetic. Okay go.
Hey, screw it - why not get a News Years Resolutions newspost up in this bitch? I can look back at it in a years time as a hell of a lot more successful me and laugh. Laugh in my stupid face.
I don't like to talk about my exercise habits on the internet, mostly because I don't believe anything should be boasted about on the internet without posting pictures (and a corresponding timestamp, it's a force of habit) and I have this weird aversion to communicating with anything on the internet other than text, but basically anything relevant to exercising basically means finetuning various parts of my body (not quite happy with the size of my forearms and deltoids) and maintaining the rest.
I really only exercise for two reasons - one, because I damn well love being strong, and to look good. Well, girls aren't really attracted to that bodybuilder look (except for an odd few (girls that is, not bodybuilders)) and I'm about as strong as I want to be. Seriously, I'm pretty sure only people who are professional strongmen could match me these days. I could outwrestle a dyke any day of the week.
But I also want to be more flexible - I'm not muscle-bound, But I'm finding that I'm just too damn big for conventional furniture, and vehicles. I can't even fit into a car unless it's a 4x4 and it's a universal fact that I'm going to need a motorcycle to be able to drive anywhere. Yeah. seriously, when you have your full family's support on getting a motorcycle then you know you're too damn big.
So with that, I'm concentrating my martial arts and taking up a bit of Yoga to get my flex on.
Get more stupid geeky Merch:
Yeah, I know, this is perhaps the stupidest New Years resolution ever, but I'm seriously wanting this one. There's a certain couple of Newgrounds and Homestuck shirts I'm vying for ( as well as my resolution to get a handheld gaming device - one that actually has buttons big enoungh >:( Gameboy Advance knew its shit.
Addendum to previous geeky resolution: not too much geeky shit. It's your resolution to be the fittest nerd ever, not the fittest hipster.
I'm not quite sure how you measure artistic skill. If there was a system, it would sure as hell make everything so much easier. I guess, and I'm just guessing here, that by the end of the year I want to be putting my stuff in conceptart.org's Finally Finished section. This is a lot of work - updating the online sketchpad as well as practicing the skill. It's a hell of a lot harder then it should be but whatever. Fuck you.
I'm also planning to finish the two comics that I've had in the works. Even the one that's basically one big Homestuck fan comic, but which is probably going to turn out to be the best one.
I also plan to begin animating. I know all the fundamentals to animating, it's really just a matter of starting. You know there really isn't much else to say about art, because that encompasses all of it. I wish there were more to say, what with the about of time I've spent on the fucking hobby.
Still there? Okay, back on the resolutions.
I'd love to continue learning about mathematics. What can I say, I love the theoretical stuff as well as the more practical side of maths, and I don't intend to stop with the learning anytime soon. Actually, might be able to slot physics into this as well. Can't hurt.
And hey, you know what? I'm chucking "get your WPM up to 150" here too. Aim high, hit low.
Be able to completely personify a pirate:
Ignoring any and all fish puns, be able to be the best pirate ever. EVER. The STRONGEST. Okay this is stupid, but you have to admit it'd pay off. Wenches and Mead, motherfucker!
Get that tattoo:
Or at least create and get the tattoo. You've been meaning to for a while. That's me talking to myself. Or at least I think it is. Or you think this is. I don't know. Why am I making this a Newspost again?
This would have to be my least favourite and most embarrasing resolution. I didn't intend to even post it here, but that would be lying via ommission and lying really isn't something I like.
I failed school. By failing half my subjects. Yeah, look at the STRONG intellectual sitting there all high and fucking mighty now, huh? I already have a plan to grab those extra 8 credits by the end of the year, so that should be alright.
Okay I'm officially over talking about resolutions for the next year.
Let's do a little plugging. Or pegging. You know, if you're into that stuff.
Yes, that would a bit of one resolution that I mentioned up earlier.
Otherwise be keeping a look out for art over the next year. There's going to be a lot of failed paintings just chucked out there, but I figure that you've got to start somewhere, right?
Here's a stupid picture that I realised is the only one of mine that I have on this laptop. I delete most as soon as they're updated.
ho-ho-ho, have some fucking christmas cheer.
I'm pretty sure that I've managed to degrade into such a fucking jaded motherfucker that I can't discuss anything approaching popular culture anymore without some form of derision for what they discuss escapes my jaws.
At least, I manage to simply express my disgust for their opinion that "Avatar is the best movie of all time" and not them. I'm thinking that's pretty well-behaved of me.
Now, I manage to surround myself with a lot of people hooked on the latest popular trends, because this is Australia and there aren't an awful lot of people who don't think that way. Get off my arse. I've looked.
But my question is, does anyone else have this problem? Do you know a lot of people who think that Carnival Games for the wii is a good game, and Battle: Los Angeles is one of the best movies this generation?
Do your friends all hold the opinion that songs like Party Rock Anthem are ground-breaking and that Manga is one of the finest forms of art?
People that you platonically hate for their personalities and interests and know full-well that the only reason they hang out with you is because they know you're a thousand-times smarter and talented then they are and they wish to bask in your glow (JOKES did you get my joke there?).
Is it any wonder that I'm on the fucking internet all the time?