Richard Feynman Portrait Done and Drying.

Richard Feynman Portrait Acrylic Paint.

Used Gesso and Black 2.0 which is interesting, but a little delicate while it’s drying I think the problem was a that I was painting over a gessoed and already painted surface and some of the canvas teeth were not allowing paint in. But it’ll do for now, and I can finally say after years of this dang things reference sitting in my collection that I got a version of it done. It’s not the photorealistic 6×8’ version I had planned but it was a worthwhile nonetheless. Now I’ve got a huge canvas to tackle and then I think I’ve run out of canvas’s to work with and finally start to get rid of them for the move.

Hope you’re well.
-J.

Trying Out Clip Studio Paint a bit more while sick.

So I’ve been ill for the passing few days and was up to drawing some stuff today. The lack of an ability to concentrate when ill is annoying. Just gotta sleep it off I guess.

Anyway this is what I made today in CSP.

Gumbo: The sick yet timid Hero.
My Partner asked for a cat in space.

Here’s Butters. So much South Park while I was ill. This one made me laugh.

Anyway, I’m going to be back at it later tonight if I wake up at 4 a.m. as I have been or have some more energy. I’m still not 100%.

Hope you’re having a good day/night.

-J.
Oh I’m at the half way point in a hundred days of art according to my files. Once I hit 100 I’ll post them all at once to see if anything improves.

Trying out Clip Studio Paint for the first time.

So I learned years ago you can base almost anything on any object and get a sci-fi look.

So I chose the M.U.T. Multitool that I was given by a friend of my fathers after he died. It had been used to defuse I.E.D.s in Afghanistan so I though I would base the pilot’s ship around it. This is just a basic idea so revisions will come but I’ve been aching to try Clip Studio Paint all day.

Super basic I know but fun nonetheless.

Then I tried a pen out in the application and of course had to try animating it in flight. I’m still a beginner animator but figuring that out was a lot of fun.

Pew Pew!

I know it’s moving too quickly and jaggedly so four out of eight frames should have been for smoothing it’s motion or perhaps all eight in one loop but I got excited.

Anyway I hope you have an excellent day/night.

-J.

Being an Asmovian Issue # 6. Save the Cat Method.

This Issue is called: The Plan in Action,

1. Opening Image: Split shot of 2nd in charge (Nettle?) closing in on the group. Shooting up at them. Travis moving out of the way just in time.

2. Theme Stated: Tactics: Losing the group for a split second by flying over a gorge.

3. Set-up: Nettle firing hooks on ropes (have an actual name-can’t quite remember what it is at the moment.) up at the plane but falling short. Her throwing one of her men down the gorge to go get them. He holds on for dear life as he’s pulled up by the others from the roped ends. The hooks digging into his arms. Nettles a bit of a sadist.

4. Catalyst: The Plane breaks down. Turns out the back engine that keeps them flying forward is shot out. “They must have got us.” Says Travis. He performs a crash landing.

5. Debate: Do we stay here and fortify our position or move on foot most likely to be caught? Asks the protagonist. She puts it up to a vote. They choose to stay and fight before being captured to see if they can take some of them.

6. Break into Two: Abigail and He’h fortify the ship by pulling metal sheets off the exterior and building blast shields out of them around the openings on the ship so that guns may be fired through though people don’t have to pop their bodies over the reinforcement. Travis, Homnie and the Protagonist search the plane for emergency flares and guns finding a hunting laser rifle which is given to Homnie. And a flare gun with an explosive load to the protagonist. “If we all fall and they close in don’t let them get you, got it,” offers Homnie. He’h scowls imperceptibly.

7. B-Story: Back at Sector 6 the Bandit King finds that poison sticks to whatever it has fallen to. His mercenaries pull their masks off and kick up dust hollering that they did it and are starting to pillage when the dust cloud covers a group of them and they’re left choking and gasping for air on the ground scratching at their throats. “Perhaps too effective,” he remarks. “Good enough for the citadel though,” he thinks to himself.

8. Fun and Games: Nettle and her cronies arrive and encircle the group and lay down heavy fire. Homnie is able to down three of them in quick succession. He’h is unable to act until shots fly over the protagonists head and then he too takes out two more with laser vision.

9. Midpoint: Nettle tosses a grenade into the center of the center of the planes opening from higher ground.

10. Bad Guys Close In: The group barely escape with their lives. The plane is utterly destroyed and they are covered in melted shrapnel and signed clothing.

11. All is Lost: “You’ve lost. Come with me now, or I’ll cut you down and take the pieces with me to prove that I got you.” Offers Nettle. Abigail sighs and moves towards her first.

12: Dark Night of the Soul: Nettle holds out a hand for her, and a blade flashes from her wrist and Abigails head is removed from her body. The protagonist yells out. “He’h looks at her sadly,” There is nothing I can do once the spine is severed without advanced medical equipment. I do not have the power within me.” Homnie and Travis and He’h surround the protagonist and inch forward towards Nettle and her remaining cronies.

13. Break into three (solution): As they get near enough to be nearly eye to eye the protagonist lifts the flare gun and fires it directly into Nettles chest, causing a massive explosion and instantly vaporizing her and most of her cronies. The remaining are more remains than anything.

14. Finale: They bury Abigail and leave a makeshift laser charred burial signal for her.

15. Final Image: They board Nettles transportation (Did I Figure that out yet. Will have to look into it. Definitely land based with huge harpoons on the front and rear of the vehicle. They move on towards the citadel.

Audio recordings of Being an Asmovian Issues #1-4.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1QT2mt_-05gj7SZfDJiuAVNWBG9Jh23Oa

The first recording is a bit longer while I got back into the swing of things with the save the cat.

They’re recorded by Siri rather poorly as Microsoft’s microphone hookup is crap I guess unless you have a dac to work with and separate software which I don’t quite have at the moment.

But it’s nice to know I’ve had roughly a full days worth of work today and that usually means I’m on the mend mentally. I’m very tired which is also another good sign mania-wise.

Hope you have an excellent night.

-J.