Friday, August 12, 2011

The night I found Jesus

I was out at the clubs with a couple of friends, as befits a Friday evening. We had just been to watch the Laughing Samoans give a benefit performance for the WOWS (not World of Warcrafts). They were hilarious.

It was early saturday morning, when I met Jesus, outside of O'Reillys. I had escaped the hot, gyrating mob and gone outside to have a quiet smoko. You know that a nightclub is packed when you have to do that.

He was crossing the street with a couple of ladies, about to go and perform miracles, no doubt. I stopped him with a tap on the shoulder.

"Hey Jesus, what are you doing here?"

"Oh, hey Albert! Having a good night?"

"Um, yeah I guess. But seriously, aren't you supposed to return for that Rapture thing? What's going on with that?"

"Oh, yeah. Totally gonna do that soon, I guess. Maybe. Probably not, anyway, I gotta go take these lovely ladies and show them the Lords Love, if you know what I mean."

"That's cool Jesus, that's cool. Mind if I get a picture with you for the ol' blog?"

"Awesome Cake? Sweet ME! That would be would all kinds of cool."

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


I haven't blogged in over a month. Usually I would just vomit forth some banal thoughts to remedy this, but lately I've been feeling like I need to up my game a bit in terms of writing. So, I went with the old adage, if you can't find anything to say, don't fucking blog.

That's an adage right? You guys got the memo?

So instead, I'm going to post some pictures I've done over the last few days. If you're following me on the old Twitter-thing you've probably seen these, but I felt that they were good enough to post twice.

I've been fooling around a lot more with layers of lighting than I usually do. For example, if I were to draw a character it'd have a layer for the colors, one for the shadows and another for spots of light to give it some highlighting. With these I've tried a bit more layering, and I'm pretty happy with how they came out.

This is Varric from Dragon Age 2, done for a friend of mine from a twitter suggestion. (Jeez, I spend a lot of time on there) I tried to get the lighting similar to the scenes where Varric narrates the games story, there are a few licenses taken here and there of course.

This dude is on fire. Why is he on fire? Why is there a crab on his belt? Why can I never seem to get pauldrons done in the right perspective? So many questions that will never be answered.

I am extremely lazy when it comes to backgrounds. They take an eye for detail that I have yet to master. Photoshopping one in is pretty lame, but at least it looks kind of cool.

That concludes our post!