Wednesday, February 23, 2011

C03: BROKEN TABLET

To do list:

-Buy new tablet, since my 5 year old Graphire 4 died on Valentine's Day. Using markers has been very awesome, but I'm woefully out of practice, and have too much work riding on the digital end right now.
-Invest in a new laptop, since this 2 year old machine keeps flickering and overheats at the mere breath of a video/youtube clip/DVD playback.
-Invest seriously in a desktop so I don't have to rely exclusively on a laptop to do work, at home, at the day job or otherwise.
-Get a full-time, ramen and PB&J fueled art job, even if it's just freelancing and commissioning. Answering phones for crazy people in Middle America who are scared of the Middle East isn't fun. Ever. Also, not getting paid on time SUCKS.
-Quit getting so bent out of shape when finished work doesn't fall instantly from the pencil. That takes days to do, man!
-Draw more mechanical shapes and objects. The itch is a full blown rash now.
-Draw from life. Draw from more reference images.
-Shade frequently, and with intensity. Colors are fine, it's depth and form that needs work.

5 comments:

Densuo said...

Buy new tablet, since my 5 year old Graphire 4 died on Valentine's Day. Using markers has been very awesome, but I'm woefully out of practice, and have too much work riding on the digital end right now.
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You gonna pick up the exact model? or a different one? I've always wondered if grabbing a different one would cause an adjustment issue.
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-Invest in a new laptop, since this 2 year old machine keeps flickering and overheats at the mere breath of a video/youtube clip/DVD playback.
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I cant reccomend a cooling pad enough. lots of laptop nowadays don't seem to take cooling/venting/heatsinks into enough consideration, Belkin and Targus have some awesome ones. the ones that are at an angle are best.

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-Invest seriously in a desktop so I don't have to rely exclusively on a laptop to do work, at home, at the day job or otherwise.
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Better for backups too.

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-Get a full-time, ramen and PB&J fueled art job, even if it's just freelancing and commissioning. Answering phones for crazy people in Middle America who are scared of the Middle East isn't fun. Ever. Also, not getting paid on time SUCKS.
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I share your pain, customer service for a cable company isn't fun.
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-Draw more mechanical shapes and objects. The itch is a full blown rash now.

Armored Core :3

Johnny Lamonte said...

That's quite a to-do list you got there Crybringer. Each of equal importance as well. And I thought dealing with morons at my job at a bookstore was bad.

Densuo said...

@Johnny Lamonte: Let me guess... those guys that ruin your books reading them while laying down on the floor?

Johnny Lamonte said...

@ Densuo Buddy the stories I could tell you from working there....

Densuo said...

Come at me bro. We'll share customer service nightmares.