WiP Wednesday 03/14/19

I know, it’s actually Thursday. Work with me.

I didn’t do quite as much as I would have liked but I did start on a new car.

The original look was really fake and cartoony. The engine was just white plastic.and it had stickers with some badass cobras on them. So I sprayed the whole thing black and started over.

I started out with a black and yellow color scheme inspired by the cop cars from Mad Max. I decided that since it was a cartoony muscle car I’d go with something garish. And so it became a purple and yellow kind of Tokyo Drift sort of thing. The paint job was pretty bad. I didn’t need it to be good though because I knew I would be covering most of it up again anyway.

Then came the weathering! Yay weathering!

This one is going to end up in a scene but I this time I want to put it on a road instead of just abandoned and overgrown.

I think that’s it.

-SeanG

WiP Wednesday 03/06/19

This week I finished up the robot gorilla I started a couple months back. Originally I had envisioned a desert setting but it morphed into more of a scrub/steppe sort of environment.

Exposure to the elements has stripped away whatever markings or decorations that may have once adorned it’s surface. Erasing all evidence to the identity of the builders of this strange machine or what use it was put to.

It seems likely that I will continue to fool around with the site so that should be fun.

That’s it for now.

-Seang

Messin' around

I’ve been messing around with the site tonight. I think there’s going to be do that a fair bit in the near future. Things might come and go for a bit while I figure it out. Right now I’ve messed around with the gallery layout a bit and removed some stuff.

Anyway, I just added a bunch of stuff to Sketchbook so maybe have a look a that.

-Seang

WiP Wednesday 2/27/19

I’ve been working on a thing or two this week.

Like a cute robot armed with a flamethrower and a big knife.

I did some databending on a picture I took while out on a walk early one morning.

And finally - I’ve been working on some prints! I’ve been wanting to do bee themed print but nothing I came up with was satisfying. Then I came across this celtic knot bee design.

I’m really liking it - it’s possible i’ll carve it again now that I have a better idea what I’m doing but overall I’m happy with it..

That’s all for now.

-SeanG

I'm not dead yet!

I’ve just been really focused on my new job at the print shop.

That’s right, I quit working with books after spending most of my life doing it. Now I’m working at a print shop that is somehow even closer to home than the bookstore was.

Print-shop life is pretty hectic and has been taking up a great deal of my brain. In addition to art making that I need to get back to exercising. I had been pretty good about getting exercise outside before the smoke from the fires in California stopped me. Then it was rainy and cold, then just cold. But the time has come to get back on that horse.

I’ll finally be sending out the Patreon rewards prints for autumn/winter and spring/summer as well as the year end print.

.Keep an eye on this space for more developments and art and stuff

Is that it? I think that’s it for now.

Ok.

See you in a bit.

-Seang

Work In Progress Wednesday

I got a new job! I've left the bookstore behind and started working at a print shop near my house. I'm still in CustServ but at least it isn't retail. It's been completely eating my brain for the past couple weeks, which is why I haven't been posting anything.

I have not, however, been completely idle. I accepted a challenge to write a twenty page comic story.and I've also been doing some sketches for the super hero game I've been running.

For the comics challenge - Our hero, Elmer Dunch, space salvageer and captain of the Potkan

The Potkan - Elmer Dunch's salvage vessel complete with grabby hands

Also I've also been doing some sketches for the super hero game I've been running.

The Norse God Ratatoskr as a modern superhero. Rather than running up and down the World Tree he runs around on the World Wide Web.

Ratatoskr as he appears in cyberspace

A super villain with a magic helmet. That's all I've got so far.

I think that's it for now.

-Seang

WIP Wednesday

Making some progress on the Cybersaurus Rex. I've named her 5U3.

I picked up some model train foliage at the hobby store. I've been able to use it to build out the trees and bushes a bit. They look a bit less blobby now, I'm happy with that. I also discovered the disadvantage of using real twigs - I snapped a couple of them by accident while trying to glue things to them.

The next thing is to buy some artificial flower stuff and use it for it's tiny leaves and ferns and fill in the jungle a bit more.

I think that's it for now.

-Seang

Throwback Thursday

For Throwback Thursday I present the one and only intaglio print I've ever done. It was for a class I took at Foothill back in the previous century.

I did a stream!

A couple days ago I did a stream on my personal FB page. it went pretty well I think. A few people even watched!

It's me printing up a few of the Cabin prints for the Patreon subscriber.

I think that's it.

-SeanG

Altered Carbon

I watched Altered Carbon on Netflix over the past week. It was not bad. I'm not saying it was particularly good but you don't have a lot of options for oppressive cyberpunk dystopias on film.

Some of the world building seemed a little sloppy - it's a bit unclear on exactly where the spare bodies, called sleeves, come from. I'm not the sort that needs to have every aspect of a sci-fi world to be explained to me but it seemed more driven by the plot than actual logic.

I think the only character I actually liked was the AI based on Edgar Allen Poe that ran a hotel called the Raven. Everybody else was 'touch as nails' and they made sure to throw in as many f-bombs as the could so you knew that. The male lead, the female lead, all the supporting characters - everybody was kind of an ass, except Poe.

Poe - who is fascinated by humans but hasn't had a real live guest in his hotel for 47 years. Poe who gladly helps his guests with whatever it is they may need. Be that a room, companionship,  machine gunning the thugs who are hassling you.performing psycho-surgery on your traumatized, disembodied daughter.

Like I said, I liked it well enough. The visuals are really quite nice (somebody has seen Blade Runner a few times) and the story is not bad. The characters? Well it is cyberpunk and I guess it captures that 80's and 90's tough guy thing pretty damn well.

That's all for now.

-SeanG

I Live!

I am now over the very nasty cold I started on last Thursday. I will spare you the boring details but it did prevent me from venturing forth and acquiring new ink for the subscriber prints.

I've been messing around with the site a bit. Mostly with the galleries. I mean there's not much else right? I changed some of the gallery names, moved some stuff around. I added some new pics of bottles so go check those out.

The Etsy store is up and running. I still have a few things to iron out, especially in the shipping department, but I intend to keep adding new items so keep an eye on it. What sorts of things would you like to see in the store? Let me know.

I'm also busy looking for a new day job so there may still be some spottiness in updates. Hang in there, things are bound to get better.

That's it for now.

-SeanG

WiP Wednesday

The store was out of the oil based ink I want for the subscriber prints. So that's going to take a little longer while I find another source.

Alright, let's put some ink on paper...

In the meantime I decided it had been too long since I printed anything. I had some paper left over and ended up with 10 sheets. I wanted to print some Robots since I hadn't actually pulled any since I did the final proof way back when. I had also been wanting to frame some of the Basalisks but can't find the stack of prints I had already made. So I did five of each.

The Robots came out mostly ok. I have 2 maybe three prints I feel good about. The Basalisk however - oh the Basalisk vexed me.

Out of ten pulls I ended up with only four usable prints.

I got one good print out of those. It's those big black areas, they're always a problem. Not enough pressure and it comes out light or, as you see, bits of grit raise the paper off the block and create white spots.

I think that's it for now.

-SeanG

Back again again

Ok, that was a rough couple of months and I didn't manage to get any posting done.

The Forest Gate nears completion

I still made a few things. I finished up the block for the Cabin print for the subscribers series, built a Spooky Forest Gate diorama for fun, and decorated a box for my dad. I'll have pictures and more complete write-ups on those projects in the near future.

Also - I've got the Etsy store up and running again again! Reference Han and I took a bunch of pictures and now there's a bunch of stuff up on the store ready for your perusal. There's more to come too. I'm hoping to get up at least a couple items a week for the next while or so. I've got a bunch of stuff kicking around might as well put it to work.

Part of the reason for my absence is I've hit a rough patch with my main job. Posting might still be spotty for a bit while that settles down. You understand.

Ok, well that's it for now I think.

Have fun!

-SeanG

Back at Work

There was no Work In Progress Wednesday this past week. It's true.

I've been fighting a cold all week and really wasn't getting much done until the past couple days. I think I'm pretty much over it as of yesterday and I did get some work done on the second of the subscriber prints. 

After my failures with carving the Jericho block it's a good boost to do something right. Now I can get back to Jericho.

If you want to get slightly more frequent updates on what I'm up to head on over to the Instgrams and follow me there.

-SeanG

Shameless Plug

Well what do you know? It's that time of month again when I realize just what the term 'starving artist' means.

So here I am, virtual hat in hand, asking you to please support my Patreon. Help me make things to bring to you, and also pay my rent and eat at the same time.

https://www.patreon.com/seangeorge

Thanks!

-Sean

 

 

WiP Wednesday - A bit of this and that

Behold my immaculately maintained work table!

You might have noticed that there was no Work In Progress Wednesday last week. That's because I was on vacation and pretty much just completely checked out. Now I'm back and feeling recharged.

Here are a few of the things I've been working on this week. I labeled a bunch of bottles, most of which were donated by my friend R, I started painting a toy dinosaur for a planned diorama, and then there's the subscriber prints I need to get back to.

I think that's it for now.

-Seang