Snow Pictures

Posted in 2010, Art, charleston, pictures, snow on February 14th, 2010 by VitaminZinc

It doesn’t snow in Charleston often.  I also don’t take pictures often, but snow is an occasion to brave the elements. I got some pretty decent shots, but I kind of wish I had a better camera. Oh well. Enjoy.

Blink Sketch

Posted in Art, Work-in-Progress on February 4th, 2009 by VitaminZinc

Blink, from Marvel Comic’s ‘Exiles’, or ‘Age of Apocalypse’–whichever you prefer. Been trying to think of what I want to draw next, and this came out while I was sketching around. Decided to color it and post it since I generally don’t get anything done.

Ophelia… Freakin’ Finished!

Posted in Art on January 30th, 2009 by VitaminZinc

Ok, finally completed this picture. I like how it turned out, but I’m still not completely happy with how I did the shading. But I can only mess with something like this for so long until I just get tired of it. So, it’s done.Woo.

Ophelia …again

Posted in Art, Work-in-Progress on January 20th, 2009 by VitaminZinc
Ophelia WIP

Ophelia WIP

A little closer to done than it was, but that’s not saying much. =X

Ophelia Redux

Posted in Art, Work-in-Progress on October 2nd, 2008 by VitaminZinc


Ok, tried a different pose for Ophelia. Still working on the smile, but I think this is pretty close. Not much else to say about this. Stuff working on, though, obviously.

Ophelia – Sketch; Round 2!

Posted in Art, Work-in-Progress on September 21st, 2008 by VitaminZinc

Ok, so I made some changes on her. Obviously changed the arm. I think it looks much more natural than it did in the previous version. Also, I think the smirk is closer to what I was trying for.

!! What was that noise? Hm… Just a box.

Posted in Art, Work-in-Progress on September 20th, 2008 by VitaminZinc

No reason why I was thinking of MGS at a time like this. Anyway…

I was watching Claymore since a friend told me to watch it. Having nothing better to do 2 weeks ago, I did so. It was enjoyable, but at the same time, kinda underwhelming. After watching it, I realized there was something off cause it didn’t seem finished. Sure enough, the story diverts from the manga’s plot 6 episodes from the end–thus leaving lots of questions and issues open. I can handle small things not being answered, but there were major plot pieces left hanging. Totally uncool. So now I have to read the remainder of the manga. …Well, not really. I’m not going to.

Either way, no matter how I liked or disliked parts of it, it was at least watchable. It also had some interesting characters. One is a crazy bitch named Ophelia. At first, I really really hated her chracter. But then she kind of grew on me. It was like she was so insane that I actually liked her.

This is what I came up with. Still not absolutely convinced with the crazy grin. I’m trying to draw this one to the point where I can say “THAT is Ophelia.” without a doubt in my mind–instead of “This is if you think about it.” I also have a background in mind, but that’s nowhere near a state that would make much sense to anyone else without distracting from Ophelia.

School Books & Motivation

Posted in Art, Random Rants on August 6th, 2008 by VitaminZinc

So, my classes start in a few weeks and I decided to check and see what books I need. I can usually get them pretty cheap off Amazon–well, I used to–as a design student. Design books are pretty cheap, cause anyone can design, I guess. My networking books for this semester, by bookstore prices, would be around $350. That… is a lot of money to pay for books. It makes me sad in the wallet. I don’t mind paying for stuff, but damn, this stuff is expensive. So, I’ve decided to scour eBay in hopes of picking up some of the costlier books at a bargain price. Normally, I’m not one to do that for books–but at near $100 a piece for these books, I can’t afford that and my expensive nerd habits! I could ask my grandma for some money for the books–and she’d gladly give it to me to further my education, but that just seems wrong at this point. I have a full-time job and waste so much money that I could have saved. So I’m getting my books myself.

In other news, like I always do after updating my site–I wanted to post some artsy stuff. So, in order to post that kind of stuff, I’d need to have something new to post! I couldn’t think of a damn thing I wanted to draw. I sat here, looking for inspiration, and thought of nothing at all.

Although, my interest in nerd props has risen again. The last few weeks, I’ve been looking over stuff on how to make molds and replicating stuff like that. It’s pretty interesting stuff, and there’s way more that goes into it than I had previously thought about. It’s also way more expensive to get into than I thought. I’ve considered a few different ways of going about this–one is wooden props. But I wasn’t sure how the time vs. product thing would pan out. Plaster doesn’t seem that durable, and if I’m making props for people, I want them to last. I want them to take a beating. I’m a big fan of moving pieces, and exactness, so it’s kind of hard to think of a way to make a replica of something come out as nice as possible without a tradeoff of time. But then I start wondering… What if no one wants it? Wouldn’t that suck if I spent weeks or months working on a Wolfwood ‘Punisher’ Cross (from Trigun, ya know?) and no one was willing to pay what I wanted out of it? I guess the only way to find out is to start off small and see how it goes from there.

In other news, I’ve been playing Wii Fit everyday that I’m able for at least 30-minutes a day. I haven’t seen any real results yet, but I do feel a little better. That may just be because I stopped chugging down the caffeine everyday. Meh–we’ll see.