That’s what my life has been like, how are you?
Work’s been so crazy the last six months that I’ve barely gotten time to draw anything. I can feel my creative juices drying up. ARGH.
Lots going on in life, though. We bought a house and are moving soon. Between that and work, It’s probably not surprising that arting and relaxing and not wanting to murder people has fallen by the wayside…
Wanna look at my new house, decorated by people that are more tasteful than me? I guarantee this is not how it’ll look once we move in.
To sum up: work has been kinda terrible, but life has been pretty good.
Last night I had a dream. In one part of this dream, I was watching a comedy sketch show, like SNL but British. Below, I have faithfully recreated a sketch from that show…
The Most Charming Man in the World
Backstory (on title card scroll, narrated): During the learned and erudite times of the Renaissance, there was a man so charming that he was known as the Most Charming Man in the World. Cursed by an evil wizard, the Most Charming Man in the World is frozen, a statue, returning to life only moments a day to offer his wisdom and advice.
Setting: Exterior, a town square in Elizabethan England. The Most Charming Man in the World (Ian McShane) is frozen, statue-like, in a regal pose. He wears an exquisite jerkin over a white satin doublet and matching padded hose, with a puffy, round plumed hat. A nobleman and his wife stand before him.
Nobleman: Any moment now, I’m sure of it! There, you see, he returns to life! Quickly, good sir, before foul wizardry takes thee again. My wife is barren, unable to have children but I desperately want them. Should I buy the children of the poor?
The Most Charming Man in the World: HellOOOOOO! Fear not, my good man, you may have my BUTT BABIES! [He lifts a leg theatrically and farts loudly.] I have THOUSANDS of them! [He farts again, leg in the air and face contorted.] Ooooh, thaaat was a BIG ONE!!
The Most Charming Man in the World resumes his noble pose and once more becomes a statue.
Then I woke up.
Most of my work is kind of sketched and digitally inked in a semi-comic sort of way. After taking a look at some other people’s art, I’m trying now to teach myself how digitally paint.
It’s completely different than what I’m used to and almost feels like sculpting. Maybe that’s just due to the style I’ve begun to employ.
The Eyes of Justice forum is down due to domain expiry. It should come back in a little while once we’ve gone through the usual rigmarole. Fear not!
In other news, I’m suffering from a little carpal tunnel, which is annoying. I’m trying to do exercises to work my way through it.
Also, on the comic review front, I had two very light weeks (I bought maybe two books), and didn’t really feel they needed a review so I skipped it. Horrifying!
Normal service will resume shortly.
Man, those Cintiq‘s are pretty. It’s too bad the cheapest one costs as much as the entire computer that I do my art on!
Maybe I’ll look into getting one of the smaller, non-screened ones. I have one of the old Graphire tablets, and it’s served me well, but the drawing surface is pretty small, and the resolution isn’t the best.
I’m going to start myself an Intuos fund, and put all my commission-money into it until I have a new one!
The journey begins!