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.

Instruction 3

So, “Instruction” is taking longer than I thought. Actually, it’s taking about as much time as I should have realized, it’s just starting to sink in.

Anyway, I thought Part Three would be the ending, but it turns out it’s going to need a few more minutes which would push it (probably) over the ten-minute mark. I really don’t want to post a video that long; my own viewing habits, particularly for certain subjects like animation, make me reluctant to watch anything that long. Therefore posting anything that long would seem counter to my own view as a consumer.

Plus, the work has been pretty all-consuming and at a certain point, I just get sick of it and don’t want to touch it. Which would mean a delay of several weeks, and posting something so long I probably wouldn’t watch it myself.

So, Part Three adds some more stuff, but doesn’t yet wrap things up. That will be the job for Part Four. There’s a lot of Part Four already animated, it just isn’t done yet.

But in the meantime, here’s Part Three.

Thanks for visiting, as always, and I hope to see everyone really soon.