My computer work today has been like Kerplunk or Jenga. I know what I’m doing and what needs to be done but one slight false move brings everything crashing down to be rebuilt again.
I remember being on holiday when the last LOTR film came out and there was one rubbish-y cinema in town and they’d sold out but the guy at the counter said he’d let us in for like £3 if we stood at the back and my family were like …no it’s 3 hours are you crazy but my brother and I were just like YES straight away and that was the most uncomfortable but awesome cinema visit of my life.
When I I and my family went to see ‘The Return of the King’ at the point of the hobbits reaching mount doom and the destruction of the ring the cinema’s fire alarm when off. Forcing us the leave the building and for the screening to cease. I never saw the ending till the DVD release. It was the worst of cliffhangers
Protoceratops head. Digital sculpture made entirely using Sculptris. I used my books as reference for the head and hopefully it’s recognisable is not completely accurate(not being a palaeontologist myself). I only used one texture, the painted flint work of the back of this blog, being the nearest to hand and working surprisingly well.
Sculptris is a free digital sculpting software. I experimented on friday and made this yesterday. Quite a while ago I tried a free trial of brush and this software is make by the same company Pixologic.
The software’s very nice to use and rather intuitive. It’s fun even just to play around with. One can download it here: http://pixologic.com/sculptris/
WIP photos of my still life. I’m particularly pleased with how the coin turned out I feared it would be just a grey disk.. which it is but but a good one. It’s a five pound coin for those interested.
Still life with flint and boat, Oil on panel.
It is inspired by the style of the Dutch ‘vanitas’ still life paintings such as those of Harmen Steenwyvk in particular.
All objects have some significance personal and general.
First attempt at oil painting, I’m fairly pleased with it, the panel is primed and sanded MDF. I might make some further adjustments but none worth taking note of.
Recently on my dash there has been extra interest in the Harry Potter Supplementary books Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages so I thought I’d mention Richard Horne http://www.elhorno.co.uk who design and illustrated their covers as well and the book designs for the main series.
I recommend you have a look at his work and prints. He presents in a local print fair annually, which is where I met him. He works can be both amusing as well as poignant, They are sure not to disappoint.
being a pessimist is great i’m always either right or pleasantly surprised
Unless you despise being proven wrong. One is either right and things are terrible or wrong and resentful because of it.
1. My favourite hellenistic philosopher is Epicurus
2. I am a jew.
3. I have dyslexia, but only noticeably effecting spelling an writing.
4. I have a great fondness for words and I am persnickety concerning grammar and the like.
5. The above three reasons make me the worst grammar nazi.
6. I am an archer, although I do need to make some new arrow at some point as my draw length has increased.
7. After strange evens I was recently hailed as the almond king.
8. My favourite soup is leak an potato.
9. I drink more tea than anything else.
10.Currently as none of my white shirts are clean today I wearing one which I anciently tie dyed pink, it was supposed to be burgundy .
Much Ado About Nutting, entry 2