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!

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Creeping Back to Life

Last post was August 22nd, 2014. Loooong time ago now, isn’t it? Nearly ancient history in internet time. Ah well, I kinda figured it’d go that way. Didn’t help that life reared back and punched me in the face (more than once) since then. OH WELL!

On with the regrouping, I suppose. This blog will have the same feel as before, more or less. Dunno if I’ll be continuing the storm photo showcase or not. We’ll see.

Not sure if I want to continue using this theme, what with the whole ‘shoved to the left’ thing going on. Either way, chest compressions and whatnot are underway as I pick up this blog I dropped 3 years ago. Here’s hoping I hold onto it for more than two months this time.

Let’s have some photography while we wait

The project I mentioned earlier is underway, but things are going a bit slower than I’d hoped. While I chug away at that, why not take a look at some of the storm photos I’ve taken over the past couple years?

For the next several days, I’m going to have some storm photos queued up to post everyday at noon. This’ll give me time to work on the project, and it’ll give you something to look at. Win/win!

The action starts on Tuesday 12th (tomorrow). Hope you enjoy~

Things to come: Art, art, and more art!

I’m glad to see people dug my drawings. I’ve got some good news and some bad news on that front though. I’ll go ahead and start with the bad news.

That was the last drawing I had in that stack, and production has been slow lately. While I could dig through the deepest recesses of my collection, I’m loathe to promote art that was made years ago, as that could give the wrong impression about my current skill level. I do have something I’ve been messing with for the past two days, but once that’s posted (likely tomorrow) that’s got it for now.

But wait! Here’s the good news. Things may go quiet here for awhile, or they may not. It all depends on if I feel like talking about things or not. During this time, I’m going to be working on a neat little project I thought up last night at about 2:30 AM. The best ideas come when you’re least capable of implementing them.

As the title suggests, it’s art related. A series, specifically. I’ve tried these in the past with limited success, but this new idea seems quite promising! I shant go into details here yet, but once I’ve got the pictures done, I’ll start posting them once a day right here before anywhere else. I do this just to antagonize myself; I love posting art the instant it’s finished, so by disallowing myself to do that, I’ll spur myself on to finishing the rest so I can share my work! Clever, no?

Anyway, I’ve got one last thing to show you before I go silent. You’ll be seeing it tomorrow while I’m chugging away at these drawings. Oh, and you get one hint; this series has something to do with one of my current obsessions lately. It starts with the letter P.

Cheers~

Greetings and Salutations!

Welcome to your doo-imean welcome to Raegal’s Ramblings! What’s this blog about? Anything that comes to mind, really, but as I’m writing this, the intent is for it to be musings about technology, art, and occasionally videogames. I might talk about current events or share some things I’ve learned about web design or some other thing like that. For now, though, I’ve got all sorts of nothing to say. This will change soon, I assure you.

Got anything you’d like to know about me that isn’t covered in the About page? Let me know! Depending on my interest levels, I may create a sister blog to this one featuring artwork and the like. I don’t know yet.

The theme you see here may or may not be temporary, as I might change it out with a theme of my own creation. I just need to learn the ropes of WordPress again, as it’s literally been about 4 years since I last messed with this. Here’s to a hopefully not comatose blog!