Open the door, I’m gonna make you love me…
Told myself I was finishing at least one thing this weekend.  Mission success.  Now, what to finish next, isn’t that always the question.
This ended up being a lot of fun.  A bit of a hassle and frustration in spots (damn cloak!!!), but fun.  Went a lot further with it than I ever planned.
I suppose I envisioned it as something of a cover image for that comic I was working on a while back (something else to finish).  At a certain point the character starts going through all the dives and bars in the city roughing up people for information.  So many fun little stories I can think of for that.  In fact, I think of it as one of the key reasons he gets hired on for the RPG mission this all came from.  He roughed up someones cousin and instead of being mad, appreciated his direct approach.  At least that’s what I envision.
Well it’s time for a break, something mind numbing and restful for the hands.  I think I’ll keep binging on Cowboy Bebop some more and have a drink. ya…noir cartoon bounty hunters and scotch…how can that go wrong?
process gif to come later.

Open the door, I’m gonna make you love me…

Told myself I was finishing at least one thing this weekend.  Mission success.  Now, what to finish next, isn’t that always the question.

This ended up being a lot of fun.  A bit of a hassle and frustration in spots (damn cloak!!!), but fun.  Went a lot further with it than I ever planned.

I suppose I envisioned it as something of a cover image for that comic I was working on a while back (something else to finish).  At a certain point the character starts going through all the dives and bars in the city roughing up people for information.  So many fun little stories I can think of for that.  In fact, I think of it as one of the key reasons he gets hired on for the RPG mission this all came from.  He roughed up someones cousin and instead of being mad, appreciated his direct approach.  At least that’s what I envision.

Well it’s time for a break, something mind numbing and restful for the hands.  I think I’ll keep binging on Cowboy Bebop some more and have a drink. 

ya…noir cartoon bounty hunters and scotch…how can that go wrong?

process gif to come later.

01.09.14
You don’t own us, you don’t belong…
So whenever I have a hard time getting something working right on my American Girls painting, I find myself coming back to this.  Totally didn’t ever plan on bringing it this far.  But hey, its working, I like it, and I think its looking good. 
Just a little bit more and I’ll happily call it done.
Unfortunately one of my distractions from this is what comes up on twitter/tumblr for whats going on in Ferguson.  Holy hell, I almost can’t read any more it just makes me mad.  I hope it drives every other sane person out there mad as well.
Well, off to bed I guess.

You don’t own us, you don’t belong…

So whenever I have a hard time getting something working right on my American Girls painting, I find myself coming back to this.  Totally didn’t ever plan on bringing it this far.  But hey, its working, I like it, and I think its looking good. 

Just a little bit more and I’ll happily call it done.

Unfortunately one of my distractions from this is what comes up on twitter/tumblr for whats going on in Ferguson.  Holy hell, I almost can’t read any more it just makes me mad.  I hope it drives every other sane person out there mad as well.

Well, off to bed I guess.

19.08.14
http://nudityandnerdery.tumblr.com/post/95059925477/blue-author-breaking-ferguson-store-owner-says
18.08.14

sunvapor said: What the fucks happening in Ferguson?

wocinsolidarity:

clehmentine:

Alright, i’m gonna sit down and basically explain the situation in this ask so everyone of my followers knows why i’m so pissed.

Michael Brown, a 17 - 18 year old african american boy was unlawfully shot (8-10 times supposedly) by police in St Louis, Missouri on saturday, august 9th, 2014. He was unarmed, and had done nothing to attract suspicion other than the fact that he was black. His body was left in the street for 4 hours. (beware: somewhat graphic image linked)

There are several claims from witnesses (see: Dorian Johnson’s account and video [HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING UP ON HIS ACCOUNT, ITS VERY SPECIFIC] — Brown’s friend who experienced the situation first hand, La’Toya Cash and Phillip Walker— Ferguson residents nearby the incident),  that fall together in generally close claims. However, the only one who’s claim seems out of place is the police officer’s who shot Brown. Who, by the way, is put off on paid administrative leave AND who’s name remained under anonymity for his safety (However, attorney Benjamin Crump is looking for a way to force release his name). He claims that Brown began to wrestle the officer for his gun and tried attacking him after he told Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson (22) to “get the f*ck on the sidewalk”.

According to Johnson, after a minor confrontation on the officer’s part where he grabbed Brown by the neck and then by the shirt, the officer pulled his gun on Brown and shot him at point blank range on the right side of his body. Brown and Johnson were able to get away briefly and started running. However, Brown was shot in the back, supposedly disabling him from getting very far. He turned around with his arms in the air and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” By this point, Brown and the officer were face to face as the cop shot him several times in the face and chest until he was finally dead. Johnson ran to his apartment and by the sound of his account, seemingly had some sort of panic attack. Later he emerged from his home to see Brown still laying in the streets. People were gathered with their cellphones, screaming at the police.

According to msnbc, the police refuse to interview Johnson at all, despite his amazing courage to come forward. They didn’t wanna hear it. They only listened to the cop’s account of it all and were vague with the media on what they thought happened. They’ve also refused to commit to a timeline in releasing autopsy results and other investigation information.

Numerous rumors are sweeping around such as Brown stealing candy from a QuickTrip, the store he emerged from calling the cops on him, Brown reaching for a gun, Brown attacking the cop first, ect. But these have all been debunked. (I know a lot of these have been debunked, but im having a hard time finding sources. if anyone could help out and link some legit ones id be SO grateful)

The event in and of itself was terrible, but now it has escalated beyond belief. Around 100 or more people, mostly black, went to the police station to protest peacefully. Things quickly turned bad as martial law got involved and authorities were bringing in K9s, tanks, heavy artillery, ect. The heavy police presence only made things worse as riots began to break out and looting and vandalism started. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]

Now, as of very recently, the media has been banned from Ferguson. There is also a No-Fly zone above Ferguson for the reason of “ TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES ” as said on the Federal Aviation Commission’s website. Cop cars are lined up on the borders to prevent people from entering/leaving. Media outlets are being threatened with arrest. It completely violates our amendments and everything.

It’s becoming increasingly scary and difficult to find out whats going on over there. I’m afraid this is all the information I have, though. If anybody else knows anything about the situation, please feel free to add on or correct any mistakes i’ve made as i’m no expert on writing these things.

And as a personal favor, i’d really appreciate anyone to give this a reblog in order to spread the word. I think it’s a shame that this is going on in our own country yet so few people know about it. Help me make this topic huge and get this as much attention as possible.

PLEASE SHARE!!! EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON.

Plenty of residents videos on Youtube as well.  It’s nuts down there.

Yelling “Don’t shoot my hands are up” is something you should NEVER have to say to a police officer walking down a street or in your back yard.

14.08.14

sunvapor said: What the fucks happening in Ferguson?

clehmentine:

Alright, i’m gonna sit down and basically explain the situation in this ask so everyone of my followers knows why i’m so pissed.

Michael Brown, a 17 - 18 year old african american boy was unlawfully shot (8-10 times supposedly) by police in St Louis, Missouri on saturday, august 9th, 2014. He was unarmed, and had done nothing to attract suspicion other than the fact that he was black. His body was left in the street for 4 hours. (beware: somewhat graphic image linked)

There are several claims from witnesses (see: Dorian Johnson’s account and video [HIGHLY RECOMMEND READING UP ON HIS ACCOUNT, ITS VERY SPECIFIC] — Brown’s friend who experienced the situation first hand, La’Toya Cash and Phillip Walker— Ferguson residents nearby the incident),  that fall together in generally close claims. However, the only one who’s claim seems out of place is the police officer’s who shot Brown. Who, by the way, is put off on paid administrative leave AND who’s name remained under anonymity for his safety (However, attorney Benjamin Crump is looking for a way to force release his name). He claims that Brown began to wrestle the officer for his gun and tried attacking him after he told Brown and his friend Dorian Johnson (22) to “get the f*ck on the sidewalk”.

According to Johnson, after a minor confrontation on the officer’s part where he grabbed Brown by the neck and then by the shirt, the officer pulled his gun on Brown and shot him at point blank range on the right side of his body. Brown and Johnson were able to get away briefly and started running. However, Brown was shot in the back, supposedly disabling him from getting very far. He turned around with his arms in the air and said “I don’t have a gun, stop shooting!” By this point, Brown and the officer were face to face as the cop shot him several times in the face and chest until he was finally dead. Johnson ran to his apartment and by the sound of his account, seemingly had some sort of panic attack. Later he emerged from his home to see Brown still laying in the streets. People were gathered with their cellphones, screaming at the police.

According to msnbc, the police refuse to interview Johnson at all, despite his amazing courage to come forward. They didn’t wanna hear it. They only listened to the cop’s account of it all and were vague with the media on what they thought happened. They’ve also refused to commit to a timeline in releasing autopsy results and other investigation information.

Numerous rumors are sweeping around such as Brown stealing candy from a QuickTrip, the store he emerged from calling the cops on him, Brown reaching for a gun, Brown attacking the cop first, ect. But these have all been debunked. (I know a lot of these have been debunked, but im having a hard time finding sources. if anyone could help out and link some legit ones id be SO grateful)

The event in and of itself was terrible, but now it has escalated beyond belief. Around 100 or more people, mostly black, went to the police station to protest peacefully. Things quickly turned bad as martial law got involved and authorities were bringing in K9s, tanks, heavy artillery, ect. The heavy police presence only made things worse as riots began to break out and looting and vandalism started. [ x ] [ x ] [ x ]

Now, as of very recently, the media has been banned from Ferguson. There is also a No-Fly zone above Ferguson for the reason of “ TO PROVIDE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT ACTIVITIES ” as said on the Federal Aviation Commission’s website. Cop cars are lined up on the borders to prevent people from entering/leaving. Media outlets are being threatened with arrest. It completely violates our amendments and everything.

It’s becoming increasingly scary and difficult to find out whats going on over there. I’m afraid this is all the information I have, though. If anybody else knows anything about the situation, please feel free to add on or correct any mistakes i’ve made as i’m no expert on writing these things.

And as a personal favor, i’d really appreciate anyone to give this a reblog in order to spread the word. I think it’s a shame that this is going on in our own country yet so few people know about it. Help me make this topic huge and get this as much attention as possible.

14.08.14
I won’t burn out in this place…
Well after a lovely anniversary weekend with my girlfriend, it’s back to work, both here and the grind job (uuugh).  She got me a wonderful bottle of scotch and bought me dinner, I made her dinner, took her to the movies, got her ice cream. She certainly spoiled me this time.  
On top of that, this weekend I picked up my new car (cause the hookermobile is pretty much dead now).  Which is part of the reason I am completely broke for the next 2 weeks.  BUT….man is it a good drive :D
So with all that fun out of the way, I slept a lot last night, it was so comfy and I just didn’t want to get up early.  So I’ve only had a couple of hours to work on this.  And the changes I think make it a bit more grounded.  Although the lips on the stairs are something I should have caught way back in the design stage.  So chalk that up to something to watch out for next time and save A LOT of time by using SketchUP more.

I won’t burn out in this place…

Well after a lovely anniversary weekend with my girlfriend, it’s back to work, both here and the grind job (uuugh).  She got me a wonderful bottle of scotch and bought me dinner, I made her dinner, took her to the movies, got her ice cream. She certainly spoiled me this time.  

On top of that, this weekend I picked up my new car (cause the hookermobile is pretty much dead now).  Which is part of the reason I am completely broke for the next 2 weeks.  BUT….man is it a good drive :D

So with all that fun out of the way, I slept a lot last night, it was so comfy and I just didn’t want to get up early.  So I’ve only had a couple of hours to work on this.  And the changes I think make it a bit more grounded.  Although the lips on the stairs are something I should have caught way back in the design stage.  So chalk that up to something to watch out for next time and save A LOT of time by using SketchUP more.

12.08.14
Start waiting for the sky to fall…
Idk what it is, maybe too much time sitting in front of the screen, but this morning I just felt like I was beating a dead horse.

SWEET jesus, just as I was posting this I caught a totally huge fuck up on my part.  Can’t believe I didn’t see/fix that earlier.  I knew something felt off all this time, hopefully that will be all that bugs me for now.  Oh god that’s so much better.Anyway, last night was my night to go see Guardians of the Galaxy.  I’ve heard it said that it’s the best star wars movie made in years.  And its true.  I know nothing about the Guardians comics, and you don’t need to.  It’s just plain good, visuals are amazing.  That’s an art book I’ll be looking for.  Hell thats an art book I’d love to work on :(  oh well.
Go see it…just…go god damn see it.

Start waiting for the sky to fall…

Idk what it is, maybe too much time sitting in front of the screen, but this morning I just felt like I was beating a dead horse.

SWEET jesus, just as I was posting this I caught a totally huge fuck up on my part.  Can’t believe I didn’t see/fix that earlier.  I knew something felt off all this time, hopefully that will be all that bugs me for now.  Oh god that’s so much better.

Anyway, last night was my night to go see Guardians of the Galaxy.  I’ve heard it said that it’s the best star wars movie made in years.  And its true.  I know nothing about the Guardians comics, and you don’t need to.  It’s just plain good, visuals are amazing.  That’s an art book I’ll be looking for.  Hell thats an art book I’d love to work on :(  oh well.

Go see it…just…go god damn see it.

05.08.14
Conspiring by candle light…
It’s way past my bedtime.  I get the feeling I’m not going to be able to get up to go see Guardians of the Galaxy tonight.  Guess I’ll go tomorrow night.
As for this (WIP), well it’s not what I should be working on, but its speaking to me.  And its saying “work on me or I’ll break your fingers”.  Another EOTE character piece.  Came up with it a few days ago, just thinking about parts of my comic I’ll get back to one day.  This is where I see him starting to hit the bars and seedy spots looking for information.
Also decided to splurge and picked up some bluetooth headphones today.  So now I can crank my music, not bother anyone, AND no wires.
Holy shit I just felt really tired.

Conspiring by candle light…

It’s way past my bedtime.  I get the feeling I’m not going to be able to get up to go see Guardians of the Galaxy tonight.  Guess I’ll go tomorrow night.

As for this (WIP), well it’s not what I should be working on, but its speaking to me.  And its saying “work on me or I’ll break your fingers”.  Another EOTE character piece.  Came up with it a few days ago, just thinking about parts of my comic I’ll get back to one day.  This is where I see him starting to hit the bars and seedy spots looking for information.

Also decided to splurge and picked up some bluetooth headphones today.  So now I can crank my music, not bother anyone, AND no wires.

Holy shit I just felt really tired.

03.08.14

I’d rather stay young and go out and play…

Another productive day.  Was really gearing to go out and get some white paint, or at least see if the one local art store has what I need.  Until I find that my mom’s car has a dead battery (ongoing issue).  So back to Photoshop I went.

Got a good start on a painting I’ve been putting off making for a long time.  Got the idea from the Greenday song Last of the American Girls a couple of years ago and finally got some reference photos from a friend of mine.  I’m looking forward to how it turns out, since to me it feels like a bit of a departure from everything else I have done for a while.  A bit anyway.

And as for my oil painting, well my folks were out already so they were nice enough to pick me up some paint.  So when they got back, I got right to it.  Having the white makes things so much better.  I still feel hesitant sometimes, I haven’t used paints in forever lol, and oils in particular I’m new too.  I feel sometimes I should have just used my acrylics, but I want to learn oils.  Still working on mixing again mostly, that wall he is up against isn’t really close to what I want.  Oh well…try again tomorrow…or the next day maybe.

Ok enough talk, this is getting queued up and I’m going to bed.

28.07.14

I don’t think I’ll make it on my own…

Well, today was somewhat productive….even if I feel like shit.  My throat is so raw right now, stupid colds.  Really makes focusing hard when you can’t swallow.  Anyway I doodled a fair bit today, then went looking for more reference material.  Then finally started a bit on my oil painting, only to discover…..

That I have no titanium white…only zinc white.  I failed to remember to get more white after my tube leaked in Australia.  God, it’s been that long.  Bad me….bad.  So I’m hoping that the local art shop will have some of the water soluble oils, cause I suck and want to try them instead of “real” oils.  My gf doesn’t like them much :P 

Whatever really, if I find I don’t like them…I guess I’ll just invest in more real oils and go over top.  But I’m hoping once I get a white it’ll work out just fine.  As for what I’ve done here, well, doodles, and then some rough ideas for a zombie themed image (cause I’ve had several people suggest it before, so why not start something).  And last is the start of laying down some colours for my oil painting.  Def not all the colours I wanted to use, since I couldn’t get it quite right without the titanium.

And I’m not done, I want to keep working for a bit longer, until I’m too tired to care anymore.  Then I’m turning on Netflix and watching more Dr. Who.

26.07.14