I got another illo done last night and once again was lamenting the loss of my Wacom.
The up side to not having my digital pen crutch is that I’m getting back into practice with the mouse… Back in the old days when we used to carve CPUs out of wood, my ex talked me into getting an Amiga to replace my Atari 800xl. (bless her) The mouse was all we had, not to mention a max of 320×200 and 4096 colors if you pushed it real hard (HAM); yet we turned out some pretty neat-o work with it.
So here I am almost fifteen years later. I have gone from 8 Mhz to 3 Ghz, 1.5 megs of ram to 1.5 gigs of ram, 1meg floppies to almost a terabyte of HD space, 320x200x4096 to 1600x1200xMillions… and I’m still doing art with a mouse. (chuckle)
An interesting side note to the above was that the original Amiga 500 cost $595 which is about the cost of a middle-of-the-road 2+ Ghz computer these days.
Well, here’s the art. It’s a commission for a character portrait of a Kirin as envisioned by her player:
Let’s see, what else? Oh, getting ready for the Ullr Fest up here… What’s “Ullr Fest” you ask? Silly flat landers… 🙂
Ullr is the Norse god of snow. Legend has it that Ullr was displeased with the people up here because they didn’t appreciate his snow making efforts and so he left the valley. To lure him back we throw a big party in his honor every year and it seems to work as we get about 300 inches of snow every year… If it ain’t broke we’re certainly not gonna fix it.
This year will see the Budweiser Clydesdales in the parade (and around town for a few days) so I’ll be sure to have my camera fully charged and several memory sticks handy…
Other than that it’s supposed to snow some more today and tomorrow. The skiers are going bonkers with the quality and quantity of the snow we’re getting this year.
Have a great day out there in ’net land folks. Take a few minutes to learn something completely useless today, like the flight speed of an unladen European swallow! 😉