Well, unlike Tumblr, y'all seeing this here will get the nice high quality gif of my latest Life is Strange fanart... or errr.... fanimation! Though I suppose you'll have to wait for the 20+MB image to load frame for frame before viewing it in realtime. This test was an attempt to learn some basic After Effects to essentially create a dolly zoom effect. Also, this game is getting crazy!!!
The tattoo craze continues...! So, after the initial buzz of getting my first, my friend asked me to sketch some concepts for their first. I can see why people have so much fun designing these things, especially knowing it will be permanently canvassed on someone’s body. It’s definitely not something I find intuitive myself, as it gets pretty challenging to incorporate all the different elements together. When I see certain designs online, I can’t help but admire how fluidly some artist can blend organic and geometric shapes. Anyways, can’t wait to see what their artist comes up with!
So I’ll be on a the road for the next week, taking a trip to Yellowstone and back. It’ll be a nice time to reset, assess things in my life, and just clear my head. So, I’m looking forward to all the time spent traveling away from California. My friend is driving 5 of us in his dad’s camper, so it’ll be that American experience I never grew up with, haha. We are currently stopped at an RV site in Winnemucca, NV, a small casino town full of bikers. I like how small it is too - there’s not much to do except walk around, but I kinda like that. Tomorrow is another 8 hour drive to the edge of Yellowstone. Maybe I’ll post sketches I do along the way, it really depends on my phone’s reception.
So, when folks talk about getting their first tattoo, they always mention the pain, or people fainting… but no one ever mentions the intense itching that comes with it afterwards!… like, how it gets all scabby and flaky with dead skin, and how you’re not allowed to scratch it, but only slap it instead! This is fair warning for anyone thinking of getting one… the itching last days!