game dev ~ animation ~ academia

all the things.

Dogs, part 1

I've been sketching some dogs, and some of them have leant themselves to designs...

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Recent life drawing

Last week I forced myself to ignore everything else and go to a life drawing open session. It was worth it -- it's always such a wonderful thing to have a pencil in my hand.

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Sneaky

Just some more preliminary sketches for an illustration. First SketchTonal SketchColor SketchI'll keep posting as it progresses.

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Photoshop Painting

I've been doing some painting in Photoshop recently. It's been a while -- I generally don't have the need in my regular animation work -- so I've had to re-learn some stuff. One thing I forgot I knew about was how to make medieval chain mail the easy way. Here's…

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Whence to pirate?

Recently I've been thinking about the benefits of being a pirate. I play bass in a little pirate band for kids, and we've been at it for almost ten years. Ten years. We have four albums to our name, and we draw decent numbers for our shows here in Portland.

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Upgrades

So I went ahead and purchased the 4.5 version, and have a little time to keep poking around. I'm interested in the new features, as poking around in the app without reading the documentation doesn't show a lot of new things happening since v3.5. We'll see.

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Things I Hate About Flash

I don't hate easily. I'm usually a very forgiving and nice person. I use Flash every day for work, however, and there are things I genuinely hate about it. Maybe someone working at Adobe might read this, give a little pitying laugh, and fix them. But I doubt it. There…

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