Of course, compared to a scan, the resulting image quality is just like the quality of 4chan, Halifax and the House of Parliament all put together. SHIT. That doesn’t really matter, though, because the image itself is pretty shit, too.
But anyway, I’m a novice, I quite like to show things off aiming to get feedback on them, and this blog is rich in random content, so here you go:
(Please try not to shit yourself laughing – it was done by ME in 10 minutes with a blunt pencil and only a MOUSE MAT to rest on. )
Just an attempt to get him to look as if he’s looking upwards and slightly towards you, which I THOUGHT I had done an okay job on, but when I look back at it… nah. Maybe I’ll try again.
*10 minutes later*
Yeah, it… it came out pretty much exactly the same as my other attempt, just a tiny bit cleaner and smoother. Wow. That’s pretty big in the FAIL department. In everything else I do, I start off as being fairly bad at it, and noticably improve over time.
Take Lumines as an example – my first ever game of Lumines: less than 100,000. Second game, 150,000. Third game. 250,000. And the other day, on Lumines II, being the crazed fast-thinking puzzle master that I am, I LAPPED ENDURANCE MODE, lasting over two hours and scoring 1,650,000.
Coding – started off shite, barely being able to code a Pong game, and now I’m attempting to develop ULSG 2 and recently finished off a typing game in Java which WILL get me at least a B!
Writing – I started off Dragon Tail, terrible grammar, awful description, pretty bad all round. By Chapter 15, I was starting to get used to it. Now it’s nearly 200,000 words long and I would ACTUALLY kill myself if I lost it.
As for art? Attempt 1: Bad. Attempt 2: No improvement. Attempt 3: No improvement. Attempt 4: Barely improving. And so on.
It must be a retardation that doctors failed to diagnose, or something. I like doing it, it’s relatively fun, but I’d probably feel better doing it if I was, y’know, NOT shite?
Ah well. I’ll keep at it. Maybe I’ll start to discover/understand some more techniques or something.
Off-topic slightly, but what the hell. I just searched Ikari on the Interwebs, wondering if I’d seen it before or if it genuinely was a completely random name I conjured up out of nowhere. Firstly, Ikari is the name of a new gaming mouse that I’d read about for one minute in one of GAME’s newsletters. Obviously must have stuck in the back of my mind for some reason. Also, hilariously, Ikari means "anger" in Japanese – which is pretty much the exact OPPOSITE of Ikari the dragon’s personality. How ironic.