This Week’s Assignment From The League: “Look what I made!”

A little late on the draw there for this post. 😦

Couldn’t decide on what I wanted to post or if I wanted to take part in this week’s assignment. But I  figure why not! Lot of people don’t know or realize that I’m actually a graphic artist/cartoonist. Although I haven’t done anything in over 54 or 5 years now. But I figured I’d post some of my pictures that I’ve done with computer graphics and or cartoons that I’ve done in the past. Who knows it might get me drawing again! At any rate, I hope you enjoy and don’t be too harsh with the comments haha. 🙂

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So like I said before. I hope you enjoy this “Look what I made!” post!

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H.R. Giger You Will Be Missed

H.R. Giger 1940–2014

One of the best artists of all time.. and a personal favorite of mine. H.R. Giger passed away yesterday from injuries he sustained in a fall. He was such a huge influence to artists from every discipline in the dark art realm…

“Giger was born in Chur, Switzerland in 1940, later studying architecture and industrial design at Zurich’s School of Applied Arts. He developed a freehand airbrush painting style that he used to great effect in his “biomechanical” landscape artworks, and was tapped to work on Alejandro Jodorowsky’s ambitious, doomed remake of Dune in 1975, but Giger gained a new level of recognition following the publication of his book Necronomicon in 1977. It was that book that inspired Ridley Scott in the pre-production phases of Alien, and Scott hired Giger to produce concept art for the film.” – By Sam Byford @ LINK

For All The Doctor Who Fans Out There

So my friend’s wife made a little Doctor Who David Tennant doll. 
When I came over for game night, she was in the middle of making him.  I can’t tell you how many times she pricked her fingers haha.  It was amazing to see the 10th Doctor slowly come to life. I wish I was able to make things like that. 🙂
But sadly the Internet with out fail, had a supply of haters really for her once she posted the Doctor online. Calling her a “fake fan”, telling her “nerds don’t do that kinda stuff.”, “Your a poser your not a nerd.”
WHAT THE F**K PEOPLE! I’m not one for cussing on my site.  But this made me really mad to hear about this. I watched her put the time and hard work, along with the blood & sweat.

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Who the hell says,”nerds don’t do that kinda stuff.”? Isn’t that what fandom is all about? Making and sharing things we love with other people who have the same fandoms. I really hate people at times.

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But like I said before. It’s the Internet…. Haters are going to hate. They have this need to cut people down, because they themselves are not creative and can’t come up with anything original. To busy living in their parent’s basement, leaching of society.
Aside from all that noise.  You should go over to her Esty and check out what she has up! Etsy.com/shop/Rosiesfelting

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Doctor Who doll description:
“The Doctor is here to save us all! Thanks to his glorious return in the 50th Anniversary episode I decided to immortalize the lovely Mr. David Tennant in felt. This is not an official BBC product; it’s strictly fan-made.
He stands at a smidgen over 61/2 inches tall and is 4 inches wide. The entire piece is 100% wool (not including the cotton thread on his coat) that has been needle felted. This means you prod the wool with a barbed needle until it forms the shape you require.
Included in this piece are the Doctor’s 3D timey whimey glasses, a small Adipose ( 1 inch tall), red converse, a removable felt trench coat (hand sewn at the seams not felted),and of course his sonic screwdriver.
Perfect for the home of any Whovian. Allons-y”
Again go over and check it out!
Etsy.com/shop/Rosiesfelting

Drawing On My Note 3

I have to say I love my phone. I believe the Samsung Note 3 is everything I can ask for I a “smartphone”. I like the drawing features that it came with and with the stylist it makes things much easier to use with other applications. One of the main applications I use for drawng is SketchBook Pro for Galaxy that came pre-installed on the Note 3. Another one that I use that was previously downloaded for my nexus 7 tablet, is Adobe Photoshop Touch for Android.
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Although SketchBook for Galaxy is mainly for the Note 3. They do have on Google Play SketchBook Pro for sale that is basically the same app, I think it cost $4.99.
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Now with Adobe Photoshop Touch I bought this mainly for my nexus 7. But it works so much better on N3. It cost $14.99 at the time and personally I think it was well with the money.
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They do have a free version called Photoshop Express and basically has photo filters with minor editing tools. Think Instagram with out upload and there you go. I here are some pictures I’ve been working on with these applications, SketchBook and Adobe Photoshop.
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I really like the affects and the free drawing style features for both apps. I’m sure I’ll be doing more as time goes on. Now please keep in mind that this in no way will replace the main Adobe PS program on a PC or Apple.  It’s just a tool for when you are on the good. 

Week Full Of Random Goings On

So we’ll kick off this post with a Christmas gift that I order a long time ago. It just got here this week…. Yeah… I order a Stargate themed t-shirt for my girlfriend because she is a nerd like that. BUT this is what I got: first picture is the shirt shown on the website.  The second picture is the shirt I got in the mail.
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The shirt I got, the whole “seven-chevron” code was messed up and missing the key symbol at the end. So I wrote the company (Big Mouth Clothing) an email stating. ” The shirt that came was completely different from the picture.  Plus the “Stargate”code is wrong and or cut off. Order #106-*******-5209052
would like to know what can be done? I can take a picture and send it to you so you can see.” This is what I got in return:
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I was rather shocked that they were able and/or willing to fix the problem.  I haven’t received the replacement shirt yet, so the judgment is still out on that aspect. But customer service was nice and easy to work with. 
So after dealing with all that we went out and about.  Shopping for the normal stuff, when we found out this painting was on sale.  We’ve been eyeing the picture for a week or two, just didn’t have enough money for it.
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A-MAZING!! It’s been a long time sense I’ve just looked at a picture and say, “I need that.” Makes me happy!
Then the following day I found a copy of Star Fluxx! Always Love this game.
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Than to basically wrap up the week me and the girlfriend started making a fat kid’s wet dream.  CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE, REESE’S PEANUT BUTTER CUP, BROWNE CUPCAKE!
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Oh my god! Not diabetic friendly to say the least.

Images of Japan

I don’t know what it is about Japan or China for the matter. But I love the cityscape/landscape and the way everything lights up at night. I’ve always loved the culture and customs and find myself modeling my living habitats after them. Even found that my art is slowly taking on a Asian influence, along with my taste in music. I’ve been looking over sea to find new bands/groups (at least to me.). But anywho I thought I share some pictures that I found online that I use for backgrounds from time to time 🙂

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Some Rather Cool Art By J E. Shannon

 

by J E. Shannon (http://www.elfwood.com/~jeshannon)

You should really check this guy out. I really enjoy his art work. Vary “Tolkien” style I must say.

A little tid bit from his Bio:”I’ve always loved Fantasy especially Tolkien, at the age of 30 I started drawing after being introduced to Photoshop by a friend. Starting with just simple things I have steadily over this last 3 years taught myself the basics of art (although i admit I have a very long way to go) having had no formal training or schooling in Art I am like alot of you and have just learnt through trial and error. My main job is as a Chef but it is my hope to oneday be good enough to be a Freelance Artist and perhaps even do it full time. I have actually done a little freelance work which I am very proud of , even a few covers which is a dream come true, I am a huge fan of ‘Tolkien’ and the art that is inspired by his works also by the talented artists here at Elfwood. Please feel free to comment on my work and perhaps to give some helpfull advice. I have prints and other items on sale at my webpage here www.jeshannon.com