Late November

Well, here it is again, the end of the month. This month has been a pretty productive one, as the animation project is finished (aside from a couple of sound bits and some timing fixing.) So there’s that.

On the bad side, my struggle with the bottle is in full flower. That’s not good, but I’m unsure how to fight it. I know I can, and I have, but it keeps coming back.

Anyway, it’s now officially the Christmas season, which typically depresses me. But I’ll try to be of good cheer.

Anyway, that’s it for now. See you next month.

Early November

Wow, looks I’ve been neglectful…I try to have at least a post per month, but that hasn’t happened since August.

Well, nothing really new to report. The new animation project ran into a snag and had to be re-imagined, but I think it’s improved and more focused. (Still isn’t done, of course.)

And speaking of that, I guess I should get back to work.

August 2021

Well, it has been a fairly busy month, art-wise. The new project was streaming right along, then I hit a snag and started wheel-spinning, but it looks like I might be unstuck.

Still no idea about when all this will be finished, but it’s…getting there.

Next month I’ll try to post some stills. Until then, thanks for visiting.

Late July

Whoops. Looks like I didn’t do an entry for July before the month ran out on me. Oh well, at least there was a good reason, as I’ve been going full ahead on the latest animation. Maybe some stills forthcoming.

In the meantime, thanks for stopping by, and we’ll see you next–uh, later this–month.

May 2021

Well, May is almost over, and what do I have to show for it? Eh, hard to say. I’ve been working on several projects, none of which is anywhere close to completion, so there’s that.

WordPress continues to deteriorate. The new “simpler” post editor is absolutely terrible.

Other than that, see you next month.

Animation, April 2021

So, there’s a new animation from me, published on Saturday. And the good news is, it’s only 40 seconds long!

It’s nothing much, a mood more than anything else. But it was fun to do, and as always, a way to push my abilities further.

And here it is. Enjoy, and thanks for visiting.

Instruction 4

Well, I posted the 4th and final chapter of “Instruction” on Saturday, and I forgot to mention it here!

I think it’s because, overall, the story doesn’t really add up to anything. There are parts I like, scenes that I think really work, and some good designs. But taken as a whole, it doesn’t seem to be a single thing. It’s just a collection of parts that remain parts.

It’s also just over seven minutes long, so there’s that. That means that the whole story is almost 25 minutes long, which is too long for something that (to my mind) isn’t more than what it is. I know that last bit doesn’t make sense, but there it is.

Below is the link for the curious, and as always thanks for visiting.

Instruction – Part 4 – Conclusion.

The Construction of Light

These are all photos, made with my trusty Nikon D70. None of them have been altered in any way, other than reducing their size (they were all 3000 x 2000, I’ve made them 750 x 500).

As you’ve probably guessed, these were made by using long exposures at night, while a friend and I were driving around (don’t worry, I wasn’t the driver). (The very first one was not made at the same time, and no driving was involved, but the method was the same.)

I just found it interesting that you can get some really spectacular imagery by using random methods.