Here’s what I’ve got in mind for this…

I like to ramble, yes? I mean, it’s in the title of this blog (presuming you’re viewing this on WordPress) so… where’s the ramblings? En route!

To be perfectly honest, I’m not completely sure which direction I should go with this. I’ve got many varied interests including art, programming, videogames, and the like, but I’m at a loss as to what potential viewers would like to see. That said, how about a big ol’ cornucopia of whatever happens to be on my mind?

Basically, this blog shall earn it’s name by becoming a sort of “mind dump” at first, then, through viewer feedback or wherever the winds of thought take me, the blog will adapt to suit that need.

I will say though, before we head down this road, I must promise the following:

  • I will NOT rant about politics.
    • Politics are something I pay passing attention to, and can occasionally be passionate about, but for sake of brevity and maintaining a positive environment, that is not something I will be discussing here.
  • Discussions/drawings will remain work-safe.
    • I could go the other way with this…. but nah.
  • Discussions concerning photography, art, and programming are from the perspective of an Amateur/Hobbyist.
    • Take what I say with a grain of salt. I could very well be wrong!
    • If you know better than I, constructive criticism is appreciated.
  • Discussions surrounding controversial topics such as LGBTQ ethics shall be avoided.
    • While I support LGBTQ people and their rights, I am an outsider and am thus ignorant, so for the sake of not making myself look like an idiot, or giving the wrong impression, I’m saying nothing on this subject.

How often can you expect posts? I… dunno. Subscribe to the RSS to make sure you don’t miss anything, if not missing anything I post happens to coincide with your ambitions. :3

Lastly, about today’s featured image, this was a fun thing I made in… late 2015? I can’t remember exactly, but it was made in Corel Painter 2016 using a Wacom Intuos 5 Touch. Could’ve blended the clouds a bit more, but I do love the shadows/highlights. A fun technical exercise to see just how much I could do in Painter. Turns out, quite a lot!

Drawing: The Coming Storm

The Coming Storm
Raegal watches as a storm slowly draws near.

This one is pretty big mc large huge. I was feeling pretty down, so I decided to play around in Photoshop, then this happened.

I don’t often put meaning into my artwork, but this is kinda how I’ve been feeling lately due to a long streak of very bad luck.

Here comes some art! Day 6: Hyenas Rock

Hyenas Rock!
Billie (left) and Tina (right) jamming out like the spastic hyenas they are.

One of my more recent pieces, here is the last of this batch! On the left, we have Billie the female spotted hyena from before. On the right, we have Tina, another ‘yena. This time a dude! (Yes, Tina is male.)

Billie belongs to me, while Tina is a character made by a friend of mine.

Now that the ice is broken, what do you think? Do you have any questions? Want to know how this stuff was made?

Made in Adobe Photoshop CS6.

Here comes some art! Day 5: Boggy Wallpaper

Raegal Wallpaper
A bunch of Raegal doodles turned into a desktop wallpaper.

Did I mention Raegal was a shape-shifter? No? Well he is. He’s a boggart, specifically. Not quite the Harry Potter kind of boggart, but more akin to the Susan Cooper variant. Quite the little trickster.

This was made mostly in Corel Painter X3 with background work done in Adobe Photoshop CS6.