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February 14th, 2008 at 4:28 pm

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Reason #1,032,259 Why I Love My Wife

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‘Cause she bought me an XBox 360 for my birthday! And Halo 3!

So if I’m a bit light on the posting over the next few days, and possible missing a couple of days of 3×5 cards, that’d be why.

Thank you, my love! I’m oh so ever appreciative — I’ll show you just how appreciative after the girls go to bed tonight. And now, back to wiping the threat of the Covenant off the face of the universe for good! glee

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February 10th, 2008 at 3:17 pm

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3×5.34

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OMFG RUN IT’S A BEAR!!!!

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Oh, wait, it’s just a cude ‘n’ cuddly bear. Never mind.

(Estimated time: about an hour. Under the cut you’ll find the initial five-minute sketch, if you’re interested in that sort of thing.)

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February 8th, 2008 at 10:35 pm

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3×5.33

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More process experimentation tonight, and I don’t have the energy left in me to finish it, so you get an obviously not-done piece. Which is fine, I suppose. Not like Cyclops needs hands anyway.

This one’s another all-digital piece — I did the original sketch in Illustrator, followed it up with the “inks” in Illustrator (and learned quite a bit about how I might pull that off), then switched to Photoshop for the colors, which I’m not sure I’m gonna do again. As much as I love me some Photoshop, I think Illustrator works much better for me for what I’m wanting to do. I might go back and do some more work on this one later on.

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(Estimated time: 2 hours or so for everything. I’ll get faster as I better figure out my process. I hope.)

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February 7th, 2008 at 11:20 pm

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3×5.32

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OK, something a little different tonight. This one’s another one where the results themselves aren’t particularly important, because I was trying something new. And that something new is part of some new rules I’m putting in place from this point forward for the project.

Starting tonight, I’m allowing myself all-digital “cards.” Tonight’s the first of those. Since this project is to allow me to learn new things and practice new techniques, and I believe digital artwork to be my medium of choice, then it doesn’t make sense not to allow myself to do digital pieces when I feel like it. So I’m not gonna not allow myself to work digitally.

I do intend going to keep to the spirit of the project: small areas of artwork, intended to be done somewhat quickly and allowing for trying out ideas or techniques. Tonight’s quickie “card” was drawn and colored in Photoshop; I wasn’t concerned with the what of what I was drawing (which is probably obvious from looking at it) as much as the how. I’m not all that happy with this how; I drew this at too small a resolution (72dpi), and I think I’ll be doing future digital drawings at a higher resolution, even if the end result will still be no bigger than 300px by 500px, the same dimensions all previous entires have been.

Anyway, yeah, the result here isn’t anything to write home about, but I wanted to put this one out there to introduce this new wrinkle to the project, and to get back to working on stuff after taking a few days off. More (and hopefully much better) tomorrow!

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February 6th, 2008 at 11:12 pm

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