Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Hidden Content

aka taking tests!

I've been working the past few months on a few things that I can't show (yet?). One is a test for LEGO. Another is a test for Boom Studios (a comic publisher). Then I'm learning Maya for what would hopefully be content creation for a MMO.

We'll see how these go. In the meantime, I should be posting more sketches on a regular basis. This is a good thing. The reason why I'm able to? Not so good.

I'm working on my old workhorse computer, Locke, who has all the drivers needed for scanning, working, etc. It runs pretty slow, but at least it's still kicking.

A few months ago I got a much better computer as a hand me down. Dual core, good vid card, plenty of RAM...but it ran on 64-bit Win XP. Which my scanner has no known drivers for, along with other small compatibility issues. So a lot of sketches went unposted - the notion of plugging back in an older computer to do one specific thing didn't make much sense for me.

Now a new issue came up - the newer computer won't boot past the bios. So, I'm back on Locke full-time until the mess is sorted. On the bright side, more excuse to scan sketches!

The Wall

Hey folks!

I haven't been doing much updating here. After spending some time talking with other illustrators, going to conventions, and giving it some thought, I've decided this place should be used more for content right now, other than feeling the need to have something specific to show.

It used to be that I would update deviantart (heavily) with finished work, while this had a mix of that and some sketch stuff. One thing I've noticed in other blogs though, is that people also share information on how to do stuff or thoughts on certain issues in art, work, and visual communication.

I'm not 100% sure what I can add to this kind of conversation, but I think an effort should be made. If for nothing else, at least for my own sanity - sometimes the illustrators life is much like the mountain-dwelling hermit :p