Wednesday, February 16, 2011

I NEED the next Half Life Installment

In the meantime I have played and finished the game again, including episode 2. I didn't really care for episode 1 at the time. But maybe this is a good time to revisit it and see if I was wrong about it.
I've played some good mods too.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Spread the Open Source Love

Here is a screenshot of blender in action with work created by me.

So it's come to my attention that I should probably let people know what apps I use.
If you happened upon this blog, you might be under the impression that I use expensive software to get this done. Maybe you think, he should have!

I used to, when I worked for other people. And I imagine, should I get hired on full time again, I'll be using it again.

But it doesn't need to be that way.

I currently work with open source software.

All 3D work I do is done in the amazing program provided by the Blender Foundation.


All digital paint work I do is done with the awesome, MyPaint.


All image manipulation work I do is currently done using the GIMP. It needs help to get to the next version!


All virtual lighttable work I do, is currently done using Darktable.


Video Editing is done using Kdenlive.


Openshot looks promising though.


And yeah. I work in a free operating system environment.


But there are other nice looking linux distros out there that are starting to catch my eye.



great sketching tools. Which you may already know about.

The Power of Good Colour Choices

I feel it might be re-hashing a whole lot of stuff that other poeple have gone on and on about over the years.

They've talked about the importance of colour and I have ignored the advice every time.

Recently though I smartened up.

I was going through Nick Cross' Blog reading about his process after watching his fantastic short - Pig Farmer

The Pig Farmer from Nick Cross on Vimeo.

He mentions to, "Never underestimate the value of using gray." It finally got me thinking hard about how I paint and use colour.

So I created a palette with a whole lot of grey values, and threw in more saturated versions and other tones.

It has made a world of difference. Until you start working with greys, you don't realize how colourful they can actually be. What's more, when you add a more saturated value over top, you can start to play light more easily, direct the eye better, make your image more dynamic and create interest.

I, personally feel that it has made a big difference in my paintings already. As I become more comfortable it, I can only get better at it.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Lampy Illustration

In a world of darkness and lost souls, everyone wants to steal another being's light.