riffing on games

Idle thoughts towards a Paradroid clone that preserves some of what I like about the game. Mostly inspired by Puppygames’ Droid Assault, which does not.

More realistic art: each droid class has a different unifying color scheme, to aid in quick tactical decisions. “Oh shit this 400 class droid is about to reject me, and all I see is 7/8/9… oh YES there’s a 200.”

I think I would make the fog of…

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the dream of the King

the dream of the King

This morning, I dreamed i was reading a book. It was full of gorgeous full-bleed illustrations of techno-mesoamerican-hindu architecture floating in the sky. Everything was rendered in a palette of deep, saturated brown, an intense turquoise, and a golden yellow. It was all supposedly drawn by Jack Kirby, but didn’t have any of his signature handling of black – it was all flat color without…

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while my site was down

while my site was down

My site was down for a couple of days due to some complications with it moving to a faster server. Those happened to be days I doodled in.

jilldrgn

A friend’s scruffy dragon lady character.

Stardust

Twin, getting really stoned, on a day when all I seemed to be able to do was to get stoned and doodle my characters. I fucked around a lot with my collection of art brushes here.

the rita cosmic

Yesterday was Jack Kirby’s…

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transportation tool

So after this pair of epic threads about purses on Metafilter I ended up ordering a bag.

It came today and I’m pretty damn happy with it.

Outside view, fully packed with my basic ‘going out to the cafe or whatever to draw’ loadout.

This is maybe more than a little vulval and I like that. Laptop and tablet are hidden in the padded laptop pocket on the right. The orange thing is an 8.5x11 softcover sketchbook, and I have the tablet pen and cable in that zipper pocket.

And this is the front zip. LOOK HOW MANY POCKETS I’M IN HEAVEN. Pens and pencils in the black zipper, assorted stuff will probably accumulate here. Kleenex, phone, dick tape, Rita fliers, who knows.

All the crap I had inside while I was taking those photos. Lots of room left for other things, if I need it - tonight I’m having a signing at Phoenix, for instance, and I stuffed in a brick of some of the Kickstarter backer copies I’ve drawn in, and a few other table display things.

It’s also got one of those zipper-bottomed pockets on the back so I can slide it onto the handle of a piece of luggage when I’m traveling. One less damn thing to wrangle…

I’m feeling PRETTY HAPPY with this new bag. I’m probably going to add on hooks and a shoulder strap - if it had one of those it would be basically perfect for me.

Yeah I think this’ll be a pretty good look for those vampire stories I’m kicking around.

Yeah I think this’ll be a pretty good look for those vampire stories I’m kicking around.

slack day

I blew off yoga this morning and that kinda set the tone for the day. I feel like I got nothing done.

I wanted to sit down and work on the circuit housing for the dragon costume, but it turned out the multimeter I picked up the other day required a weird-sized battery, which I did not have. When I walked on down to Radio Shack to get one, only to get back home and discover this meter doesn’t have…

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Self-Portrait as Metron

I made a very informative post on a webcomics forum, which resulted in another regular joking that he was going to start referring to me as Cerebro. X-Men are alright, but I’d rather be one of the New Gods…

Self-Portrait as Metron

I made a very informative post on a webcomics forum, which resulted in another regular joking that he was going to start referring to me as Cerebro. X-Men are alright, but I’d rather be one of the New Gods…

It too easy is.

It too easy is.

Recently, there was a thread on a webcomics board I participate in: Post your old art and your recent work, to show how far you’ve come. I dug up some old B&W stuff from 2000; one regular on the forum commented that he really liked it and asked if I’ve ever thought of playing around with that medium again.

I replied that “…mostly I kinda feel like relying on outlines is just too damn easy; after…

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progress

It is 2014. I am sitting on the floor, sewing a D-ring to a hat so I can hang it from a carabiner on my purse. Ethereal music fills the air, coming from a dainty slab of electronics the size of a thin paperback book; this device has no physical connection to either the far-off server it’s pulling the music from, or to the speakers hidden in the corners of the room.

It is 1979. I am sitting on…

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facebook

 

There’s a couple stories going around about what happens when you start liking everything or nothing on Facebook nowadays. Now, I’m not really much of a Facebook person anyway. But something about these stories made me decide to start depriving Facebook of some of the information I’ve given it.

As I was doing so, I found a list of past events I’ve been invited to.
Screen_Shot_2014-08-18_at_5_32_49PMNice job on that last…

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