Need More Weekly Progress
Well, it’s not monday in Japan anymore so I’ve missed my weekly deadline. I have a (partially) good reason, though~~
Not much honestly. My project isn’t progressing as quickly as I’d like so there really isn’t much to tell you. But, here are a few more sketches I did throughout the week. One of them is unfinished, but it still looks okay and I might keep it like that (the Nina Hagen one).
By the way, If I collect enough of these, considering on selling the originals at my next convention.
So what has been distracting me this week? Well… You may not know this but I’m a sucker for Saints Row. Had a lot of fun with part 3 and last weekend I finally attempted part 4. Big mistake for people who want to be productive. This is video game crack for me. You get to dress up and customize characters, design your cars, blow crap up, and there’s a pretty cool soundtrack. Sometimes I just enjoy climbing to the tallest building and jumping off.
People may think me crazy when I say that I prefer the Saints Row series to Grand Theft Auto. I dunno, I just enjoy plowing through everything along my way to the next event rather than having the restrictions of real life simulation. Also, I don’t want to take my crazy violent gang stuff so seriously.
NOW, the main reason I didn’t get this blog out on monday was because I binge watched the animated miniseries “Over the Garden Wall.” What an amazing series! Such a charming tale about superstitions and the importance of family. The animation and music seem to call back to the early 20th century.
You can certainly see inspiration pulled from Steamboat Willy, Popeye, Betty Boop, as well as other animations of the time. The music is all in the style of early/pre 20th century folk and ragtime which is absolutely charming. Because of the imprtants of music in this animaiton, you may notice that many of the voice actors are opera and jazz singers. Other voice talents include Elijah Wood, Christopher Lloyd, John Cleese, and Tim Curry.
If you haven’t seen it yet, check it out for free over at Cartoon Networks website. Unfortunately if you live outside of the US you’ll have to find other means of watching it. If you have seen it, what do you think? Leave me some comments below.
A quick shout out to Jeremy Lambros! Seems to be a fellow gamer and Netrunner enthusiast. Met him at our last meetup and found out he’s also a really tallented artist. Be sure to check out his site here and if you’re in the Osaka area you must certainly stop by his gallery! I’m quite interested in visiting the Christmas Cocoa night 🙂
That’s all for now. Tuesday morning is my ‘get stuff together before work’ day so I must be running. Have more for you next week! All the best!!