Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Good mail week

Splurged at bookoutlet.com (and amazon for Genki).

(three of the above I've read before but needed on my shelves for rereading: The Orchid Affair and The Lure of the Moonflower - both by Lauren Willig and Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen. Oh wait. I also read The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon. But I need to reread it before I get to The Mime Order.)


Next indulgence once the third Maggie Hall book comes out in paperback. World's End? Something like that.

Friday, June 16, 2017

10th grade biology lessons

Home school can be hard. Finding secular science curriculum that doesn't cost a small fortune is also hard. I cobbled a curriculum together using CK12 and a biology coloring book.


Now I just have to write up algebra 2, Japanese, 2D animation, and computer literacy lessons. And fit them all (along with Oak Meadow world lit and geography and the aforementioned biology) into a schedule that has a chance of working out for us. To think, I need to have it all done before August, too!

I think I need another coffee.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Learning Japanese is hard. That is all.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Triss Merigold

A companion for Geralt. And because I need (on an emotional level) a gift to give to B on his *actual* birthday..

Used the Slave Leia pattern by CraftyTibbles. I didn't follow all of the pattern, obviously. But I used it heavily. Her patterns are great for person-shaped character designs that pop into your head and natter at you until you make them.

Anyway. It was requested that I make "Geralt's one true love" to keep him company on B's shelf at work. Well, anyone who knows me knows that Triss does not fit that role in my world. But Yennefer is too regal for me. Too detailed. And the idea of trying to get her hair right makes my head ache. So Triss it is. B likes her better anyway (cue my grumbling).

With luck he won't see this post (I don't think he ever checks unless I send him the link anyway) because I'm trying so hard to hold onto this doll for three more days. It'd be novel to give him a gift on the right day for once.

Reference (from the additional content that came with Witcher 2 on GOG):


Front:


Back:

Her hair isn't perfect. Okay. Nothing about her is perfect. But I think I did a decent job all the same.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Battle Block Theater Guy

The Beast loved this game. He hasn't played it in a while. But.. I made a pattern for the round headed prisoner anyway.

And then made a variant for him in his cat pajamas.

Because reasons. (Also it's his birthday gift. That I haven't given to him already. Unlike the other four things I made for him...)

Will I ever share this pattern? Dunno. There are some fiddly bits that I don't feel like explaining. I guess if someone asked I'd give it a go. But it's not like this is a particularly difficult character to make..

Not entirely happy with the ears. It bothers me the more I look at it. Should have made the triangle lopsided so they'd stand up better. Oh well. Next time.

Reference image from the game for the cat pajamas:


Front view:


Back view:


The hood comes off:


Both versions together:

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Geralt is done

Okay. Done. The swords aren't great. But.. hey, they're swords. Pictures are still crap. Still based heavily on patterns by CraftyTibbles.



Will I ever make Ciri? Or Yennifer? Or Triss? Oh! Or Yarpen?
Dunno. Maybe. Maybe not.

But.. I do have a project coming up (using the same patterns as a base) for a character from a game that I don't even play. So. Yeah!

Geralt

Work in progress here. Still need to figure out something for the swords on his back. And my pictures are terrible. But.. that's what I've got on this cloudy day - over bright lights on short cords. Oh well.

I've heavily used bits of two patterns by CraftyTibbles (Slave Leia and Gandalf, to be specific). Reference pictures found on Google image search. I wasn't good enough to remember from whence they came. So no credit, though it's from Witcher 3.


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Sick with the flu

I feel like crap. Have a drawing.

This is the idea I'm currently working with to replace the rabbit in my animation. I think I need at least one more bear though.