Sigh, So slow, So long

Or a Raving Rant about my Artistic Process

When colors occlude as words to the weary fail to shine
For colors, so vibrant, twirl, lighten loads of life to define
So such pleasures sought, we weak, tremble away from work to do
As pleasant thoughts entice us from hard glories to attain and chew
The stress as thus enthralls many to paths beaten worn well toward wide
Yet gold glimmers under stores held hard, petrified, from the casual, denied
Ugh in so few
I’m frustrated
Fractured streams of thoughts, such sinuous smoke slides on the sly before me
Then is gone
Stories swirl up in here, thoughts felt, dreams of futures ahead
Yet instead, tubin away I mope, medicating in mindlessness, watch a world whirl
By, as I still, kept in carapace, unassailed, unmarked steeled such stainless   
Incarcerated, in silver set, I lie by, discarnated, the spirit sees beyond
But held, is denied to move
So I sit
A chair for second
From such stature stagnant
Such a soul stilted
Sturs the hamster hesitant
But the stone takes the Sisyphean stroll back to birth
For though apex atop in the whirl’s circular spin
At best life is a spiral towards a line flat, fallen and at an end
So to be, before to not, as such I aspire
As thou art in color or in letting loose scripts, I aim
Though the becoming burdens bear, bounding barely beyond barren
Still, I’ll try
Still, I’ll go on
In colorful words
Within worlds colored

Long post?–Have a pear! 😉

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A New Challenger Approaches!

Wips from my latest project–Click here for the bigger version!

Recently, the next era of Yugioh was announced with the new main character being Yusaku Fujiki . Duels on Hoverboards in Virtual reality–What’s there not to love?! Anways, this picture focuses on Yusaku’s Vr form and the new Link cards:

So this one was a little different. It started with a pencil sketch:

yusaku-sketch

While I normally do a rough sketch on paper for most of my projects,  I scanned the sketch in for this one:

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With the base lines and colors out of the way, I had a little fun with special effects and layer blending–Inkscape 0.92 is spoiling me a little bit too much, 😉

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So that is how I got from here

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yusaku-burn

to here. Making the picture took about a week, a very short time for me at least these days (most pictures take a couple weeks to a couple months) but the rendering, oh the rendering–it took 13 long hours, smh. Happy it’s done though and I’m excited for Link summoning–I actually might watch the anime, this time. In other news, 6 more days to Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and the Switch! What a time to be alive!

February’s Freshly Picked

 

Before March brings us a fresh breath of air, let’s remember the original windwaker and how he fared in floral fights, heh heh heh

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Lastly,  a couple alternative versions that didn’t make it–;)

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Made using new Inkscape Exclusion layer filter
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Made using new Inkscape Hue layer filter
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Made using new Inkscape Color layer filter
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Made using new Inkscape Luminescence layer filter
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Made using new Inkscape Color Burn layer filter

Inkscape 0.92

Recently Inkscape released an updated version–0.92–with couple new key features. Previously Inkscape only had 5 layer blend modes–Normal, Lighten, Darken, Screen and Multiply–which while useful, paled in comparison to Adobe’s Illustrator wide slew of layer blend modes. But with 0.92, that was all changed. Instead of explaining it with words, let’s go through some pictures, shall we?

First, the original 4:

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Multiply
da-kerms-norm-screen
Screen
da-kerms-norm-darken
Darken
da-kerms-lighten
Lighten

 

The new and improved selection:

While not every filter will be appropriate in every picture, this increased selection makes an already easy to use, powerful program even more versatile in creating art–did I forget to mention it is also free and has an extensive undo button? (Fyi, Illustrator lacks both of these features) Shade aside, I’m really looking forward to all the new cool ideas I will be able to explore with the improved version of Inkscape–2017 might be an okay year after all.

I Just Sip My Tea

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The trolls be strollin in

emperor clothed they unashamed

Like clouds they be rollin in wind,

thundering like lightning they came


Controversy reeks of disaster

So above like vultures, they glide

Seeking whom they can scour

Simmering, seething in snide


Coming plain, they moan moo with beef

Bulls be brazen, threading in strife stroll

Tis a field, a forum for a foe to be fought

So crying charge, consternation claim control


Words will why, souls will wither

Weather will warp, Woes will wend

For ones simple beyond and abroad

Will weigh whacked, as twits will trend


We weep for Grandma Grammar

See her grave here down below,

see english beautiful butchered,

smh tldr, tmi lmafo lol


Collateral conjectural, who dies matters not here

Cultural contextual, for what was, now lies shot

Cogency calamity, shout louder, inspire fear

Complainers maintain, spew as thou aught  


CHARGE ALL CAPS STATES SARGE

For this means SORE!

How THERE they COMMENT

Y DARE they–RAAWWR!


Do you hear that din descending?

Can you feel that impending hum

The trolls beat the war chant

In droves soon tweets will come


For whom, well the trolls

Thumb flexin, tweet vexin, care not

Kermit shaded, inspired in ire

Any target found will be outfought


Ready the canon

Blare loud every horn

Retcon all truth

Demise any who scorn


Bells rung, to ships all called

Correlate toward sober causation

Held hands they sort of once

So stand firm on our citation


Rumors fly, yet we bind them down

Murmurs whisper, amplify their sound

Leaked, mined, there data renown

On the hype train, let us all bound!


TLDR: there, no surprise

I must surmise rows of lines

As length denizens despise

So YOLO XD potatoes vines!