Someone in IRC suggested the theme of Ninjalope. Yet again, it's a creature with no legs. This time I got distracted and went off to do other things, so he will have to just find a wheelchair or something. It's no coincidence that these guys lack legs... I find legs to be the hardest part, and always the part I do last. I should probably be doing lots of legs.
Sol gave me this theme, and this was the first thing I thought of. I know it looks like this clockwork robot is trying to crush something, but that's just another little thing I had sketched on the paper first (it's some sort of weird spaceship, upside down). I also know that he has no legs, but this is as far as I got. His left arm is really stupid. I think it was going to be some kind of gun or something, but it just kind of sputtered out. The whole thing's more than a little weird... but it has fire inside!
Episode 6 of Behind The Dumb is here! This one is a whole different kind of thing as it follows step-by-step my work during a 48-hour contest.
Show Notes (Watch first!):
- It's a two-parter! Way too much to fit in one episode.
- The uploading experience was an experience, as I ran out of allowed bandwidth on my internet connection, so I got by with a little help from my friend.
- If you are particularly interested, watch it twice, and pay close attention to the timelapse in the corner of the screen the second time. It's undoubtedly more entertaining than I am! I like the part where I'm drawing the old man, anyway.
- That's all I have to tell you about it, it's quite self-explanatory.
This system is going well! I'm not really getting much of what I have scheduled actually done, but I'm getting stuff done! All the little things I always ignore and let slide. Paypal is almost set up at long long last. I put up fan art and photos that have been sitting. I tested an LL2 addon. I purchased some ADVERTISING. Me! It was very half-hearted, but I am learning how it works, maybe. I've cleaned about 1/3 of my inbox of things that have accumulated over the past year for no reason. I've installed a new video card and monitor to make WoW look better (that doesn't count, you say?). I've done dishes and walked dogs (the latter actually not scheduled and in fact dramatically cutting into progress on all things that are - it's a fence training issue, hopefully finished this week). I've contacted press type people about various things Hamumu (a little teeny bit).
I see victory in hand!! Now if only I could define victory.
Episode 5, enjoy! It's got something for everybody. And if you've missed any previous episodes, fix that!.
Show Notes (Watch first!):
- I forgot to credit the two cats you see in this show (both hidden in the background... and a third you can catch very quickly during an outtake). So thanks Zazzy and Ollie (and Huzzah) for your assistance.
- The dog in the ending is Wiggles, our new dog that we are stuck with. Work this week is slowed down by her, because she has a habit of jumping the fence (it's how she got here!), which means all the dogs are imprisoned 24/7 until we finish training her to respect it (kennelling one doesn't work - they bark and whine to be put together). How does that slow me down? Lots of dog walks, many times a day.
- It's never explained, and probably not too obvious, so here it is: The Legacy Team is a 'group' of people who look at our older games and see about updating them - whether that be actual updates (patches and expansions), or testing and releasing addons. I'm excited about the opportunity of having a set time in the schedule to just look back and see about updating things.
- This is officially the longest Behind The Dumb yet! Go me! I can't make them much longer, in part because Youtube only allows 10 minute long clips. But also because I'm really pushing close to the limit of how big of a file I can afford to upload 4 times a month! Satellite comes with some tight bandwidth limits, I tells ya. Not to mention how long these uploads take. A few hours at the moment.
- Sol Hunt literally ROFLed watching the artist raw footage. But then, it's a lot funnier when A> it's full of tons of mistakes rather than one 'good' take, and B> it's your husband. There's also something about seeing the exact same thing done over and over that makes you catch nuances and find more humor in them (plus there's the "repeated so many times that it's not funny, and then it's hilarious" concept). She actually watched a good ten minutes of just that to help me find the one to use. To my credit, there was an Inigo Montoya portion. Sometimes I am very sad that the take I have to use in every case really isn't the funniest... screw ups and weird looks are a lot funnier, but they don't make for a very functional show.
You want to play Short Fuse 2: The Escape? Go right ahead! It's not a particularly good game, and it was a massive struggle to get it made, but I learned stuff, and it's playable, so we call that a win all around. Wanna see how it was made? Stay tuned for the next next episode of Behind The Dumb. Not the one coming up, but the one after that. The one coming up should be out by the middle of this week, then the next one maybe around the weekend or beginning of next week.
The theme given unto me was Tummy Ache, so I drew one! He really ought to be hunched more thoroughly, and something should be done with the eyes, but there you go anyway. It's like he can't bear the pain! Whoo!
Feel free to put a theme suggestion if you post a comment, it's always good to be suggested at.
P.S. - 14 bonus points if you can get the reference!
The theme was provided by Sol Hunt, because that's how it is around here today. Murderously so. Pretty much just a random sketch of icy stuff. I'm much happier with some of the later bits than where I started, but I'm not saying which is which (and since we don't speak Inuit, I can't actually specify one part or another in a picture like this with words anyway). Anyway, I think I learned a little doing this, so that's nice. And I do know that you don't get those weird claw things in the real world, this is fictional ice.
Leaves are hard, so you get a Dr. Seuss tree. I love drawing tree trunks though, just lots of lines that kinda go places. I specifically avoided making the ground grass, because that's a crutch I use to make the roots easier to draw. Hard to make roots stick down into bare dirt. I really rushed the end of this (the leaves, of course), because I was really gonna stick to that 15min limit. Good thing too, because I don't know how to draw the leaves slowly. Or well.
I'm trying out this daily sketch thing. Today's theme was "Bird", so in an effort to spread my wings a bit (ahem), I decided to try something that wasn't a stubby little cartoon bird, and actually filled the paper and had some perspective or some other artistic term. It's not my best work, to be sure:
On the plus side, adjusting the bright and contrast (once I found a way to not make the Gimp crash when I did so) makes it look like some kind of old movie footage or something and enhances the evil of Death Canary. Wings are really complicated!