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Sunday, July 23, 2006

My Venom

Well, I was all jazzed to see Venom today, but it seems we were deceived, and they only released a pic of mid transformation for the poster.
So I decided I'd make my own.
Here 'tis.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

The completed set

Here it is, the completed set.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006


I'm finished painting the boards. I just have to attach the handles, but that only takes two shakes.
This is the design for board number 2.

Of course anyone who knows me, knows this is a picture of my dog, Willard, whom we love very much, so I figured he would be the best subject for the second design. So tomorrow morning, my wife will have her set, all ready to play. I ordered the bags, and they arrived today. Hopefully late next month we'll get some friends together for a little mini tournament.

Ok, I'm going to bed. I just watched Hostel, so I'm sure I'll have such pleasant dreams. By the way, I really was expecting to hate the movie, but I was shocked to find it was well done. Lord knows, I didn't like Cabin Fever at all, save for the "party man" guy. But Hostel got me pretty tense, and I was practically trying to hate it. I don't think I'll watch it again though. Doesn't really need a repeat viewing.

Friday, July 14, 2006

board 1 progress

This is how far I've gotten on the Devil's Advocates board. I'm not too happy with how the face turned out when compared to the photoshop design, but it'll have to do. When I compare the two, I like the more french like appearance in the photoshop design that I somehow lost while translating it over to the board. mainly in the jawline, eye angle, and height of the ear.
Oh well. It's not like anyone will really be doing a side by side comparison when we play, so I'm just obsessing over nothing.....or am I?

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Summer Popcorn Fun

I finally had two, no wait, three good moviegoing experiences. I went and saw Superman on it's opening weekend and the crowd was perfectly well behaved! I was shocked. Then I remembered that I was watching it downtown on a Thursday. So that I'm sure had a lot to do with it. Then I went and saw it again at the IMAX for the 3Dness. eh. 3D didn't add anything, and was actually more of a distraction, what with putting them on and taking them off. But the audience was great, and there were two kids who passed in front of us that actually said "Excuse me" every single time. I was in shock. Well behaved kids at the cinema?? And finally, we went and saw Pirates 2 DMC. Spur of the moment, on a weekday afternoon. Wow! I loved it. Decent audience, decent projection, and fun movie. And I couldn't believe it when I read the next day about how Davy Jones was entirely CG. I was sure it was just a CG enhancement of Bill Nighy in pirate gear and make-up. But they actually made him 100% CG based only on mocap. WOW!
So anyway, I'm glad to know there are still some movies being made that aren't crap.

Oh, and I haven't really posted any artwork here in a long while, so I figured I'd try and get back into doing that. Starting with my photoshop design for my wife's birthday present. It's a corntoss board that I'm making. I'm actually making two, but I don't want to put both designs up yet, since she looks at this blog and I'd like her to at least have one design as a surprise.
So this is the one she's seen. Our Corntoss team name is the Devil's Advocates, so I wanted to do something with that. I did a logo a while back, but I wanted to do something new. Not that I don't like the old one I did, but I wanted something I thought looked pretty cool. So this is what I came up with.

Now I am in the process of transferring the design to the board, using acrylics. I know it won't look exactly the same, since this is all digital here, but I'm hoping it'll be close. We'll see. I'll post pics of the finished boards when I'm done with them.