Hey guys, we’re really in a pinch financially between holiday stuff, bills and Jordan’s work being shitty with the hours. So I’d like to take the time to direct y’all over to my commissions page.
I would really love to do some quick sketch or ink stuff, you get it quick, it’s cheap, and lots of little 5 or 10 dollar pieces add up, so even if you don’t have a lot of cash consider getting a friend some cool art for Christmas or even treating yourself guilt free :)
Luka says I’m a real live Minnesotan now because I’ve eaten hotdish and fried things on sticks and tonight I walked with him to econofoods to get cinnamon waffles and toilet paper in -6 degree weather and I enjoyed myself thoroughly.
I can also attest that Jesse’s knitting works miracles. My feet and hands and head were so warm.
yaaay! i am so glad my knittins accomplished their mission.
I am happy to introduce my first art class that will be provided in cooperation with skillshare.com - Character Concept Art: From Grayscale to Full Color Illustration. The class is currently being prepared and it will introduce the digital painting technique I use most of the time for creating concept art and illustrations. I will talk about Photoshop layers, how you can use them to color your black&white works and the advantages that this particular technique can give you. I will also share some tips about creating character concept art so hopefully those of you who wish to work in game development will find it interesting. I will be adding a video trailer for the class within a week or so.
The class will unlock on December 20th and it will consist of a number of prerecorded videos so you can enroll and watch them at any time convenient for you. However, if you choose to enroll early you can get 20% discount using the code SKILSHAR (it expires next Friday so hurry^^).
You are encouraged to take part in preparing a class project and share it with your fellow students. I will be checking out everything you post and I will feature the best works on deviantART and on my facebook fanpage, however I won’t be giving individual feedback - you can get tips and suggestions from the other students and help others with their work though!
I will be thankful if you share this information so that more people can learn about the class.
self reblog aww yea. just wanted to add that if you’re in dire need of a laugh the class info is now complete with a trailer video featuring me explaining what the class will be about while trying to look like i’m not freaking out over having my tired face and funny voice (how do you even speak in english) recorded in weird yellow light and then shared with the world. yes. now back to recording~
GT: Courage my man! Im sure the rays of the sun will soon have you all invigorated and ready to conquer the day! TG: its seven am TG: only assholes are awake at seven am TG: daylight sucks im a night byrd ok hell im even dersite TG: if i were any more nocturnal id sprout candy corn horns and an unfortunate tendency to talk about my feelings GT: Oi oi! Your aspersions are entirely unfair. Im awake at seven am! TG: case in point AA: byrd not that i care but if you dont get going youre gonna get in trouble and your webcams turned off so we cant watch it
Adventures and Torture of The Strider Previously Known as Dave and Then as Davesprite on a Post-Game Earth; Chapter 12: In Which Byrd Is a Sulky, Woeful, Teenaged Turd with Issues, 12th verse, same as the first.
I want to keep the words/phrases diverse so if there are multiple submissions with the same word/phrase, I will pick the first submission for that word so please be creative if you want to be in the video!
Submissions need to be in by December 12.
Since tumblr has been stripping alt text: [Image above is of an individual holding up a white board covering their face that reads, “Autistic and BADASS.”]
Project for Awesome is a really great crowd sourcing charity drive. participants create videos for a organization they want to support, and others vote for the cause they think is important. There’s also a fundraising portion. At the end of the voting period, the money that Project for Awesome raises gets shared between the organizations supported by the top 10 videos. Last year each winning org got $40k+.
A Nerdfighter and ASANer has decided to make a video for Project for Awesome in support of ASAN!
“Narrators are sometimes termed unreliable when they provide enough information about situations and clues about their own biases to make us doubt their interpretation of events, or when we find reasons to doubt that the narrator shares the same values as the author.”—J. Culler, Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction (via tapestryofstars)
“DM - “A hooded figure opens your door and moves to attack you.”
Druid - “What about my sixty sheep?”
DM - “…A hooded figure opens your door, and is greeted by a wall of sheep, which proceed to burst out of the room and flood the inn’s hallway. Movement speed is halved.”—(via outofcontextdnd)
Every year, I try to challenge myself with something that seems a little impossible in my head. Knitting is one of those things. Knitting seemed to me a bit like math, and if you know me, you know that I can’t count. I collect words and pages, but equations…not so much.
My mother has been trying to get me to learn to sew for a while, but it all just seemed way too challenging for me. But if I found something that made me want to go the extra mile, I’d go for it.
That extra mile is Katniss Everdeen’s Cowl.
Look at that thing, it’s comfortable, warm, and just the right kind of eclectic. A week ago, I wrote about it on my book blog, and the more I looked at it, the more it became clear to me how much I would enjoy something handmade. Of course, I could purchase one off of Etsy, but how would that challenge me? With our microwave fast generation, the thought of taking time out to plan anything like this almost sets my nerves on edge, but that’s exactly why I have to do it.
As a bookish person, I even looked at The Hunger Games in context of this (I know). The hardworking districts themselves showcase strengths that I’ve never really had to think about. Living in poorer districts, citizens must learn how to hunt, and cook, and sew, and become alchemists. Many in other countries right now, have to learn these things in order to survive. Not only does it show me how blessed I am, but it makes me want to take the steps to learn something I just may be able to pass on to my children someday (God Willing).
I also want it to become a physical allegory for patience. Knitting is something that I can’t just brush through. I’ll have to jump in. I’ll have to make mistakes, but more importantly, I’ll have to see these mistakes, learn from them, and get back to work, otherwise I’ll never have a fierce cowl! Over the last few years, I’ve allowed myself to become a sort of unrealistic perfectionist, who jots down mistakes and etches them to memory so much so, I become paralyzed and just stop doing what I love. In the next year, I want to use knitting to overcome this.
So in 2014 I will learn how to knit, and use this blog to jot down my bumbling discoveries and victories.
If you have any suggestions, or hugs you want to send me, I’d so appreciate it :-).
Best of luck. You won’t regret it.
best of luck in your mighty resolution! you can totally do this. ^_^
made whistly squeaky noises while he stood at the end of the hallway and went “jesse? did you say something?” instead of coming in to check
finally he came in, i guess i squeaked loud enough, and he goes “do you want a drink?” which totally yes i do that is one of the many things i want so i gave him a thumbs-up and he disappeared and reappeared with a full glass of iced tea which he handed to me
as i lay in bed
and while i was figuring out how to sit up and drink it he absconded again
seebs it is a good thing you are good at computering