Storm Photography 4

Yummy delicious scud clouds in the making. (7/26/2012)

Rolling clouds over here, heavy rains over there.


Storm Photography 3

Lovely dark outcropping from a Cumulonimbus. (3/23/2012)

Skipping over 2011 for some reason (I’m guessing those shots got lost with a dying hard drive) we happen upon a lovely severe thunderstorm passing by in late March of 2012. I love how wicked these things look thanks to the sun shining on the trees and whatnot compared to the big dark spooky clouds of doom.

I also like how I inadvertently used decent framing via the trees and houses in the distance.

Storm Photography 1: The Beginnening

A Cumulonimbus overcasts the sky. (8/13/2010)

This is the earliest photo I have in my records. I may have taken some shots before then, but they are missing from my archives. I love how this was taken approximately four years ago tomorrow. I didn’t even plan that.

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~

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.

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.


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.

Here comes some art! Day 4: Nurse Billie

Nurse Billie
Billie the Hyena in her work clothes.

Here we have Billie the female spotted hyena nurse! She’s one of my favorite characters because I feel she is adorable. She’s also one of my newer characters, so her back story isn’t fully fleshed out just yet.

Tomorrow, we go Digital!