At a red light on my lunch break.
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Because my co-worker and fellow Pennsylvanian friend had been nagging, er, asking for this request for some time. Avocados have the funniest faces.
#lunchdoodle quickie. Dragon drinking a milkshake. Btw, the Pentel Pocket Pen is pretty much the best pen that's ever happened to me.
Meat vs. Booze is an idea I've had for some time now. I posed an informal survey a couple years ago and lately have been thinking it could be fun to have an actual survey and then use the data to improve my infographic design skills. Maybe make some fun charts and graphs and illustrations. Because the only thing more fun than eating and drinking meat and alcohol is drawing the two. Well, I'm sure there are other fun things, but for the sake of this project we'll pretend.
If you would be so kind as to fill out this fun little anonymous survey, I'd be SUPER appreciative!
It's been a bit of a while since I started this one, but finally got around to finishing it. They say all candy corn comes from the same batch from the 1950s. It just keeps getting recycled year to year. Makes sense to me...
[three_fourth]As mentioned in an earlier post, my old Intuos3 finally bit the dust. It had been on its way out for awhile, but I finally had to bid it farewell last week. This has made working on a current illustration project phenomenally difficult. Coloring with a mouse no longer cuts it. THANKFULLY, I have great friends, who also have great friends. And an awesome friend of an awesome friend gave me his old Graphire tablet. It's a little bit older than my old Intuos3, so I was a bit nervous that I wouldn't like it or that it wouldn't be as sensitive as my last one, but even if that had been the case, at least I'd have a working tablet. It just came in the mail today and I am ecstatic to report that it works great! I don't notice any sensitivity difference all (although I'm sure there is, I just can't tell). I've been doodling around to test it out and my Photoshop brushes still respond to pressure. I can set the clicks on the side-button and it still has the "eraser" function like an actual pencil. As an added bonus, it's also a lot tinier than my last one, about half the size at least. I'm sure I'll still be getting a new one much sooner than later, BUT I plan to continue using this one. Even if (when) I get a new tablet, this one will be perfect for taking with me to coffeeshops and to and from work. And best best best of all, this means I can wrap up this tree illustration project this weekend without having to resort to using a mouse! Goodness all around!![/three_fourth]
[three_fourth]I grew up with dogs. Big dogs. But the one year, my sister had the chance to pick out the next family dog and she chose Peaches. A runty, stubborn, turd of a beagle mix. That ol' dog lived about 14 years. Despite being hit by a car. Twice. Attacked by a bear. Twice. Consuming an entire chicken carcass, stuck in illegal hunting traps, sprayed by every skunk in the area, stuck under the porch, and knocked up by a very large collie (let's just say it didn't work out. Little beagles aren't meant to carry collie pups). Yet that dog lived for FOURTEEN YEARS. And lived every day to eat. And was thusly the fattest little beagle dog ever. My grandfather nicknamed her "The Square Dog." While she passed away ages ago, thoughts of her randomly haunted my mind today. Peaches, oh Peaches. You were a good dog, my dear.[/three_fourth].