Grayscale in a Jar
Lets see how this goes. Going with intermission ideas for Crufavers, which will help Roboshi if more artists wish to come in. Also gives me a significantly longer period of practice. Man, discord, I’ve never drawn him. Jesus Christ the colors and…god damn discord is awful to draw. I love it.
Edit: Housecleaning. Tumblr uses an insane 0.67:1 aspect ratio, in spite of hosting 10:9 images. Nothing uses 0.67:1 except tumblr. Anyway, I’m going to keep everything in 1:1 aspect ratio to try and deal with this stupidity. At least now the text is legible.

Lets see how this goes. Going with intermission ideas for Crufavers, which will help Roboshi if more artists wish to come in. Also gives me a significantly longer period of practice. Man, discord, I’ve never drawn him. Jesus Christ the colors and…god damn discord is awful to draw. I love it.

Edit: Housecleaning. Tumblr uses an insane 0.67:1 aspect ratio, in spite of hosting 10:9 images. Nothing uses 0.67:1 except tumblr. Anyway, I’m going to keep everything in 1:1 aspect ratio to try and deal with this stupidity. At least now the text is legible.

There, happy Fafaeli? I colored you! No. Stop being a smartass. I’m not going to write your sarcasm in then. HA!
I’m getting better at this. Though I’m short on ideas being I’ve focused on technical aspects. Hm. Must get creative.

There, happy Fafaeli? I colored you! No. Stop being a smartass. I’m not going to write your sarcasm in then. HA!

I’m getting better at this. Though I’m short on ideas being I’ve focused on technical aspects. Hm. Must get creative.

Again, re-adjusting to tablet in Windows. There are many things about it that are SO much better, including stability. Try as they might, thanks to the proprietary nature of Wacom’s drivers, the Linux variant just doesn’t work right. I mean, it’s useable, but not…not quite. I’ve been drawing in Hard Mode.
Time to draw FaFaeli and then color her. She’s not happy with me.

Again, re-adjusting to tablet in Windows. There are many things about it that are SO much better, including stability. Try as they might, thanks to the proprietary nature of Wacom’s drivers, the Linux variant just doesn’t work right. I mean, it’s useable, but not…not quite. I’ve been drawing in Hard Mode.

Time to draw FaFaeli and then color her. She’s not happy with me.

Uhh. Not sure what I did in my hugely lagged lack of art for Flore to follow me, but. Uhh. Hi Flore!
Also needed to try and redo my brushes. I forgot to back up my brushes from Linux. Also, the tablet behaves differently. You all have no idea how difficult that adjustment is. Mother of God.

Oh, and noting the perspective, it is on purpose. Trying to flex perspective muscles again. Drawing pauses suck.

Art Resuming

I had to make the transition from Linux (Debian, jessie [APU, had to]). I am highly technically competent, so assume in good faith my following story assumes I know what I am doing, because I do. This actually took me four days. First, the OEM backup failed (HP software). Secondly, I could not download the ISO provided by Microsoft via my key, because it’s an OEM key. The OEM license key for Windows 8 Core (not 8.1 - it’s rejected) does not allow you to download windows 8 via Microsofts service.

IF ANYBODY HAS A PROBLEM WITH WINDOWS 8 REINSTALLING AND TRYING TO GET AN OEM KEY TO WORK: Follow THESE INSTRUCTIONS. In short: Use a Generic Deactivated Key provided by Microsoft, download/install windows 8.1 Core (not pro) with that key, after install input your ACTUAL OEM key, and it will validate. If your HD is crapped, your key is STILL NOT LOST because it’s now in the UEFI bios. Retrieve it with a program or this powershell code: powershell “(Get-WmiObject -query ‘select * from SoftwareLicensingService’).OA3xOriginalProductKey”

Long story short, I have been actively having one long meltdown over four days fixing, debugging, troubleshooting, and finally Wikipedia Walking so far down the rabbit hole I ended up attempting to get Linux networking to work so I could transfer my legitimate ISO to Windows because my netbook card reader/USB wouldn’t read anything over 4GB and the ISO was 4.1 GB. Linux networking failed after eight hours of troubleshooting, installing, configuring, googling, summoning elder gods, and sacrificing virgins. Short story: It was Linux’s fault, not Windows, that networking didn’t work.

If I have any “readers” whatsoever, you should find this comedic, because it’s hilarious from the outside. From the inside I want to cry. I am finally back to Windows. As much as I hate windows? I am never using Linux as anything more than a toy ever again. Nothing has managed, in my experience, to be as deliberately user-hostile (even technician hostile). Nothing. Linux wins this prize, and the smug hipster developers too busy #wontfixing actual bugs probably like it that way.

Hyperbole. I just needed to vent at some stereotypical image so I could blame SOMETHING. Otherwise I’d cry.

Some WIP of examples and copies of style so I can help Roboshi and his crufaver story out. Hopefully he likes it so far. It’s really odd trying to legitimately copy someones style…feels almost wrong.

But this is my first attempt. I should do better with a bit more practice. And thankfully, sleep has improved my art considerably.

Edit: Worth pointing out, I’m working on a couple of compositions with these characters too, and to put them in color. Will be up later today. focusing very hard on it. I didn’t color Fafaeli yet, because I was spending more time checking her patterns/etc. Will be colored momentarily.

Why no art?

Rewrite #47 (well, okay, 4): Sleep deprivation. Five hours of sleep in four days. Instead of being able to sleep today, a wonderful human being woke me up after one hour via my phone (necessary to leave on) for no reason whatsoever. Knowing I work nights. Knowing I have insomnia problems. KNOWING it would mean another day of being unable to do anything due to being zombified. If you’ve never gone 4 days without sleep, you have no idea. None. Whatsoever. Also, never do it willingly.

So no art today, but I am considering an art tumblr on the effects of sleep deprivation. That’d be fun, right? Hallucinations? Uncontrollable emotions? Time slips? mild anterograde amnesia? Those are all fun things, right? At this point I’m so “familiar” with them I don’t need creativity. I’m a very nice, patient, tolerant person. This is beginning to upset me, against my will, because insomnia eats your will alive.

Please be kind; don’t wake the night shifters. We’re awake when you sleep.

"Thought I’d Let You Know" by 4EverfreE Brony ft. RelativelPitch

I have my own problems of course, and I don’t wish to depress anyone, but sometimes we need things to relate to so we can let those feelings go. Listening to this song, there are so many people this happened with. Who just go away, leaving me finishing up with just “Thought I’d let you know, and I guess it’s for the better.”

But the bad things in life are there so we really appreciate the good ones. I can say that now, I have never appreciated the little good moments more in my life. I live for those, and hope to give other people some good moments one day.

I am also working on a tumblr idea, with a story, involving Dusk Shine. I’m designing a custom library and scenes. I might be able to pull it off, but at the very least I’ll post pictures of the library in a few days.

celestia-stuff:

im backed from being hacked

Account changed. Rebagle for our favorite longneck.

celestia-stuff:

im backed from being hacked

Account changed. Rebagle for our favorite longneck.

Some sketches I’ve been doing. Again, trying to re-capture things I’ve learned, looks like I’m about warmed up.Also holy shit I like that pinkamena.

Some sketches I’ve been doing. Again, trying to re-capture things I’ve learned, looks like I’m about warmed up.

Also holy shit I like that pinkamena.

Oops.

My biggest mistake ever? Not drawing for the past three days due to my job. It’s almost as if everything I’ve built over the past month or two has vanished over a few days.

Human brain, y u do dis. I may be able to finish a drawing or two today, I hope, after I finish my figure drawings and such. I am NEVER going so much as a day without drawing something ever again - at least one figure drawing gorram it.

I started out doing this normally (the concept sketch, in “pencil”, I kept as the layer below you can barely see)…then while improving my concept sketch I just decided to do… A thing. It means things, is what I mean. Great now I’m writing without erasing either.So the pen layer you see has no erasing, ctrl+Z, or anything at all. I also did not use any pen stabilizer. Just. Markings.  For pitchpatch, who seems to be feeling down.

I started out doing this normally (the concept sketch, in “pencil”, I kept as the layer below you can barely see)…then while improving my concept sketch I just decided to do… A thing. It means things, is what I mean. Great now I’m writing without erasing either.

So the pen layer you see has no erasing, ctrl+Z, or anything at all. I also did not use any pen stabilizer. Just. Markings.  For pitchpatch, who seems to be feeling down.

Yes I know I’m pretending it’s a cat. Shuddap.

Yes I know I’m pretending it’s a cat. Shuddap.