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I Wrote a Poem


I thought I would have a go at writing a poem the other day, so I did.

 

Must you go so far from home?

Underhill and over stone

Seeing lands that spread so far

Hoping that you find your star

Rest seems so unlikely now

On seas that make you wonder how

Oaks grow so tall and very strong

Memory fades and the journey is long

Resource Round Up: November


Podcasts

I found some more (yes more…) podcasts this month.

There is one called Ask a Freelancer with the same guy that does Creative Pep Talk (Andy J. Miller). This one gives some business tips and advice.

I found one called the Creative South podcast.

There is a podcast that Dribbble does called Overtime.

John Dalton (an artist) interviews other artists and creative people on his Gently does it podcast.

Finally Design Life is a podcast about design and side projects for creative people.

Other

I’ve looked into how animation created for games just as a side interest more than anything, and I found an Open Source program called DragonBones which looks like Spine. If you are into this sort of thing there is also one called Creature which looks pretty cool (I just like looking at the moving pictures, but I would love to learn this stuff).

I’ve been interested in animation for a while and I do actually own a copy of Anime Studio Pro 11 which I’ve only recently got around to learning more about. The first time I opened the program I got scared because it looked so alien to me, but I’ve watched online tutorials and playing around with it. Clip Paint Studio Pro and EX also let you create hand drawn animation which I’m looking into out of curiosity’s sake and I might tale advantage of their sale on until the 28th November.

Unfortunately Krita 3 which does do animation as well does not play well with my Ugee 2150 tablet, so I’m stuck with 2.9 for now.

I used to do simple pixel animation in Degas Elite when I was a kid but I never got very into it, although I did get a program called Asperite to have a go again just for fun.

Over and out.

More Studies and Sketches I Found


All of these studies and sketches were done in 2013 before I did my art course. I was using Corel Painter to do most of my work back then, working on one layer (I used 2 layers for the gloopy lips shine effect) and using my custom brush set which I developed over many years. There is a video of the gloopy lips process I recorded on my you tube as well.

Blond Hair Study
Blond Hair Study
Doggys
Doggys
Eyes and Lips Studies
Eyes and Lips Studies
Eyes and Lips Study
Eyes and Lips Study
Gloopy Lips
Gloopy Lips
Portrait of Lady in Bichunmoo Film
Portrait of Lady in Bichunmoo Film
Chinese Actresses Studies
Chinese Actresses Studies
Portrait Study
Portrait Study
Fat Squirrel
Fat Squirrel
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