A place where Mike throws crap he's drawn.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Reading one member on the drawing board's thread, who's been pulling off a full layout sketch of good ole' Tomb Raider Lara Croft every day for the past week has been the best part of my morning, coming in to work. Except today, when he missed his first day since he started. He'd inspired me to do up a Larra cketch of my own. I'm debating whether or not to post it. Or ink it.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

After some suggestions, I fixed the overall colours and got around to doing the hair. I like the blue I guess...

Sunday, November 26, 2006

My first post with the minty taste of "progress"

I'm starting to use online inspiration to start more personal illos and I actually think it's working. I haven't worked on this much personal stuff in a good long while, and I'm finding some other's who motivate me, and occasionally throw a good meaty tip or suggestion my way. After a few months, I'm especially diggin' the illustrator's message board called drawingboard.org. I finally figured I should do an avatar for myself on the site, but what started as an idea for a 3/4 square inch image representing my entire personality to a universe of fellow nerds and illustrators became a project unto itself. I guess I might as well keep the progress posted here too...

Oh yeah - and it's a self portrait. Armpit stains yet to be added.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Better put SOMETHING up...

So nearly a week later and I've posted nothing. Because I have nothing to show. Maybe if I throw something old up to get the ball rolling...

Friday, November 10, 2006

Congratulations! It's a blog.

I am Mike and this is my web presence.

It was born at 3:30 on Friday November 10, 2006. Creative contractions began about 3 hours before, and my brain went into labour. I checked myself into blogspot and after much straining and pain, the blog plopped out into the web. It was all raw and slimey and gross, but pure and beautiful at the same time.

Looking at this fresh, clean page now, I begin to doubt what kind of a bloger I will be. How often will it need a post? Will I be able to handle changing the templates? What if I drop it? What if I don't maintain it well enough and it grows up to hate me, spiting me more with the passage of time, doing things only to piss me off or starts linking with blogs I don't appove of? What if my precious blog grows up to become an asshole?

Maybe I'm not ready to be a blogger.