WOW LOOK WHAT CAME IN THE MAIL TODAY.
About six months ago I was contacted by G. Streator to do a cover for her novella, The Secret Agent And The Assassin, a a thriller about a spy and a contract killer. I was told the story contained lots of Gay Stuff, so I was more than excited to work on it. It was loads of fun and I’m glad I can finally share the final cover!
alright the long story short is this:
frog prince is a very special kitty who has been living with my roommate/best friend robotprincemilly since he was a little baby. about two days ago he became sick, and so we took him to the vet, only to find out it was an emergency situation which resulted in him being hospitalized. (for the sake of brevity, i’ve outlined the exact problem more at the link) we’re still waiting to hear back about his condition.
right now we’re looking at about $1000 of vet bills, which is a pretty hefty sum of money for our little family. we’ve made an indiegogo to try and put a dent in the cost, and we’ve offered a handful of art/thank-you incentives to boot, which we’ll crank out as quickly as we are able. if you’re unable to give, even a signal boost or a facebook share would be very greatly appreciated.
thank you, from the bottom of our hearts.
Hey y’all, I don’t really share personal posts on this blog ever, but this is pretty important. One of our kitties is sick and we really could use some help with the cost of his care. Please consider taking a look and sharing if you can. Thank you.
realhorrorshowies asked: Do you enjoy KCAI?
this is a difficult question.
If i’m 100% honest, no. i don’t particularly enjoy attending school at KCAI. But that is a statement that comes with a lot of qualifiers— my last semester was really Not Fun, and that mostly stemmed from poor mental/emotional health and stress due to poor interpersonal relationships with my classmates.
I don’t think the kinds of problems I have with school in general would be any different at any other institution, and all things considered, I love my school a whole lot and have had some really enriching times there. At least within the Illustration department, the teachers are by-and-large very good at what they do, both in their art and their teaching, and my classmates are the kinds of people that I’m glad to know and honored to call my peers.
But in the past 6mo-year, no, I have not really enjoyed myself very much, and am not sure whether i will enjoy it again when i go back in the fall. It’s an environment that is very demanding and very high-stress, and it’s not difficult to become overwhelmed or isolated. Only time will tell.
The other day I downloaded Coolorus, a Photoshop extension that (at its barest minimum) adds a color wheel panel to Photoshop.
It’s actually a lot more than that— you can change the sliders between CMYK, RGB, HSV, LAB, and Grayscale, and there’s an additional color-mixing panel that saves swatches of your recently-used colors and includes sliders for creating color schemes from whatever color you currently have chosen. It also comes with a gamut mask feature that you can customize to whatever shape you might need. You can also easily hide whatever features you don’t need, and there’s a list of hotkeys included right in the panel.
I’ve found it pretty useful! The whole thing is pretty intuitive, and it’s been very helpful to have all of my color-related tools together in one place which I can then customize to suit my workflow. It takes a lot of effort and time out of color-picking.
It’s currently $12, which gives you a key that can be used twice (put it on two computers! Give one to a friend! Save it in case you need to reinstall in the future!) and is compatible with Photoshop & Flash CS5 and above, as well as any Mac program that uses apple’s color picker, or so they say. They also occasionally post coupons on their Facebook page, if you need to find it cheaper.
This comic was a long-term assignment for school. We had free reign to do whatever we wanted as long as we used imagery from a series of field trips, so I ended up doing a comic about some feelings stuff that I was trying to figure out over the course of the semester.